21 easy boxing day brunch recipes

21 easy boxing day brunch recipes

Santa has paid a visit, the wrapping paper has been shoveled away and it’s time for a break. These breakfast and brunch recipes are perfect for indulgence during lazy mornings, with plenty of opportunities to make use of Christmas leftovers.

Festive cheer can turn Christmas Day into something special

A proper slowdown may come the next day, as guests and hosts alike awaken from their slumber to gather at the breakfast table. This moment, when the stress of the holiday season subsides, allows you to take a moment and focus on the feeling of togetherness.

Lush and comforting, these recipes will make a great gathering point. Some, like croque madame or Kahawai mashed potatoes, make the most of leftovers. Others enjoy fresh flavors, such as a leafy breakfast salad or an open omelet topped with grapefruit.

You might also enjoy the theatrics of some of the dishes – think flipping festive pancakes or serving a slice of herbed frittata.

Photography: Babis Martens
Photography: Babis Martens

Did you end up with a surplus of ham from your Christmas feast? Try stuffing it into this warm sandwich topped with eggs and cheese.

Photography: Josh Griggs
Photography: Josh Griggs

A little potato and fish can be revived with the Browns’ delicious “apricot” recipe. Turn to your herb garden to enhance and brighten flavors.

Photography: Babis Martens
Photography: Babis Martens

A drizzle of tahini covers this green bowl, bringing out the savory and earthy flavors. A hard-boiled egg also adds a creamy texture.

Photography: Babis Martens
Photography: Babis Martens

A helping of cream, a scattering of berries, and a river of maple syrup – who can say no to this sweet and delicious dish? This recipe also revives old bread.

Photography: Babis Martens
Photography: Babis Martens

Make the most of strawberry season with this granola bowl. The berries balance out the tart flavor of the tamarillo. Adding cream or yoghurt is essential.

Photography: Babis Martens
Photography: Babis Martens

Grapefruit slices add tart flavor to this salty omelet. An array of herbs brighten up this dish and give it more visual splendor.

Photography: Babis Martens
Photography: Babis Martens

Fried bananas take on a beautiful color and acquire a deeper, sweeter flavour. Pair it with fluffy cream, caramelized pineapple, and big cups of coffee.

Photography: Babis Martens
Photography: Babis Martens

This meal size can easily be increased if you need to feed a crowded table. It may be better to choose a flat plate for grilling as well, if the weather permits.

Photography: Babis Martens
Photography: Babis Martens

This bread features the seasonal flavors of grilled asparagus. Brighten up the serving with a squeeze of lemon and a few salted capers.

Photography: Babis Martens
Photography: Babis Martens

If you have the time, these homemade breakfast tortillas come in handy. The creamy avocado helps balance the salty saltiness of the crunchy bacon.

Photography: Babis Martens
Photography: Babis Martens

These little bites will be a special addition to your breakfast. If you haven’t tried the honey and pancetta combination yet, now’s your chance.

Photography: Babis Martens
Photography: Babis Martens

Take the leftovers of your cheese board—including pastrami, cheese, pickles, and sauerkraut—and make this stuffed sandwich. A generous dollop of mayonnaise adds a creamy texture.

Photography: Babis Martens
Photography: Babis Martens

Need a one-dish breakfast? Look at this delicious serving of eggs, sandwiched between vegetables and topped with a little lemon zest.

Photography: Babis Martens
Photography: Babis Martens

Place the remaining chocolate between these slices of bread and eat in absolute delight.

Photography: Babis Martens
Photography: Babis Martens

You can adjust this frittata to suit the number of guests you are serving. This is an easy way to use up the side dishes you made the day before.

Photography: Babis Martens
Photography: Babis Martens

Some asparagus stalks elevate these fried fritters, while a poached egg provides a ton of texture.

Photography: Babis Martens
Photography: Babis Martens

This recipe requires a little more forward planning but serving bread can be quite a unifying experience. Prepare a well-stocked toast pan (such as cream cheese, avocado, tomato, and salmon) and each guest can assemble their own board.

Photography: Babis Martens
Photography: Babis Martens

Rhubarb compote and your choice of berries make this batch of pies look extra summery. A few sprigs of mint can also brighten rhubarb jam.

Photography: Babis Martens
Photography: Babis Martens

Add thyme to the top of these garlicky mushrooms, along with a dollop of whipped cream. You can make a big batch of these too.

Photography: Babis Martens
Photography: Babis Martens

This stacked bread has a tower of different flavors. The combination of halloumi, egg and bacon is also enhanced with spicy mayonnaise and lemon.

Photography: Eleanor Ozic
Photography: Eleanor Ozic

If you’re really looking to do something special, and have leftover potatoes to do it with, this huge bread is a great option. It’s crunchy, creamy and so luscious.

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