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The Perfect Holiday Brunch

December 1, 2023


Team LIY

The presents are wrapped and the stockings are hung. We’ve driven around and looked at lights, and we’ve made allll the Holiday cookies. We are all about a yummy meal and the LIY Team is sharing some favorite recipes that come together quickly for the perfect holiday brunch! So, light your favorite cozy candle, turn up the holiday tunes, and let’s get to cookin’! 

p.s. Still shopping? We have gift ideas for everyone on your list this way! Also, more easy holiday cocktails here!

Overnight Stuffed Raspberry French Toast

Overnight Stuffed Raspberry French Toast

For holiday mornings I prefer to have everything made in advance where I can just pop it in the oven to bake! That usually involves some sort of quiche and something sweet, like this stuffed french toast that can be made in advance!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 9


  • 1 loaf loaf Challah bread cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 6 oz container raspberries
  • 8 oz block cream cheese cut into cubes
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 Cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 Cup sugar
  • powdered sugar


  1. Spray a 9"x9" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray, set aside. 

  2. Add half of your challah to bottom of pan and sprinkle with raspberries (keep a few for topping) and cream cheese.

  3. Top with remaining bread and press down.

  4. Mix together your eggs, cream, honey, cinnamon and sugar in a bowl and pour over the top of your bake until covered.

  5. Cover with tin foil, pressing down again to smoosh everything together.

  6. Refrigerate overnight.

  7. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.

  8. Preheat your oven to 350 and place covered dish in and bake for 30 minute. Remove tin foil and bake for another 30 minutes until tops turn golden and center is set.

  9. Remove from oven and let cool slightly and sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with syrup.

Sausage Hashbrown Casserole

Sausage Hashbrown Casserole

I have been taking this casserole to Christmas brunch with my family for years! Here’s why I love it - it’s a nice way to break up all of the egg casserole dishes, it’s hearty to keep you full, it’s very minimal work in the morning (I mix it up the day before and just bake it in the morning), it’s got red and green peppers making it nice and festive. My husband loves having leftovers of this casserole around because it reheats really well. For the week after Christmas - let’s be real the leftovers only last a couple of days! - he’ll make a scrambled egg, heat some of this up, throw his egg on top and BAM, instant skillet breakfast with minimal work.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour


  • 2 pounds sausage  (I used one pound spicy and one pound medium)
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can french onion soup
  • 1 Cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 Cup red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 Cup green pepper, diced
  • 2 Cups shredded cheese 
  • 30 oz country style hashbrowns
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Brown the sausage

  2. In a separate bowl combine all of the other ingredients.

  3. Add in the sausage. 

  4. Pour into a 9×13 pan.

  5. Bake for 45-60 minutes at 350.

Vegan Breakfast Casserole

Vegan Breakfast Casserole

The best vegan breakfast dish that can be enjoyed by anyone!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 11 minutes


  • 4 medium sized russet potatoes
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1/2 small white onion
  • 1 bottle Just Egg
  • 1 block silken tofu
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 7 oz vegan bacon
  • 1/4 Tbsp red cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 Tbsp garlic salt
  • 1.4 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Bring a large pot of water to boil.

  3. Wash, peel, and dice potatoes and place into pot. Let boil until fork soft.

  4. Mix together silken tofu, non-dairy milk, and Just egg until somewhat smooth. It may have small chunks in it still but that is okay!

  5. Add spices and nutritional yeast to mixture, then blend and set aside.

  6. Chop and dice onion, pepper and bacon then saute until soft. Add to wet mixture.

  7. Drain potatoes and lightly grease a 9x9 pan.

  8. Place potatoes at the base of the pan in an even single layer.

  9. Pour mixture over top potatoes evenly.

  10. Place in oven on top shelf for 1 hour and 25 minutes. [It will bubble for some time, this is normal]

  11. Take out of the oven when edges are crisp and let cool for 20 minutes.

  12. Enjoy!

Frozen Fruit Slush 

Frozen Fruit Slush

I remember my mom making this for years during the holiday season as we were growing up and I always looked forward to it! It’s an easy way to consume a little bit of a fruit on your morning brunch but in a delicious [not so healthy] way 😉

Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 9


  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 6 oz Orange Juice Concentrate
  • (2) 20 oz Can Crushed Pineapple [drain one can, not the other]
  • 4 Mashed Bananas


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl

  2. Freeze overnight

  3. Serve in the morning, enjoy!

Strawberry Baked Oatmeal

5 from 1 vote

Strawberry Baked Oatmeal

A quick, easy and healthy breakfast to throw together and keep in the refrigerator for the week.

Course Breakfast
Keyword breakfast, healthy, oatmeal, strawberry
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Author Steph Dekker


  • 1/2 C Fat Free Vanilla or Plain Yogurt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 C Milk
  • 1/2 t Vanilla
  • 1/4 t Salt
  • 1 t Baking Powder
  • 3 C Quick Oats
  • 1/4 C Brown Sugar Packed
  • 3/4 t Cinnamon
  • 1/8 t Nutmeg
  • 1 C Strawberries Chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9×9 pan.

  2. Mix together Yogurt, Eggs, Milk and Vanilla.

  3. Add Salt, Baking Powder, Oats, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon and Nutmeg. Stir to combine.

  4. Stir in chopped Strawberries. Pour into prepared 9×9 pan, bake for 35 minutes

  5. Optional: Serve with fat free yogurt and fresh strawberries.

  6. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Mini Baked Pancakes

Mini Baked Pancakes

Make ahead and store for a quick morning routine!

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 Mini Pancakes


  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 2 T Sugar
  • 1 t Baking Powder
  • 1/2 t Baking Soda
  • 1/2 t Salt
  • 3/4 C Buttermilk OR 2T Vinegar, fill with milk to 3/4 C. Let sit 5 minutes.
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 T Butter Melted
  • 1/8 C Water


  1. Whisk Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder, Baking Soda and Salt

  2. Add Buttermilk, Egg, melted Butter and Water

  3. Spoon into prepared mini muffin pan, filling each cup 3/4 full.

  4. Drop in blueberries, chocolate chips or any other desired ingredients.

  5. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes

Recipe Notes

Works great with your favorite pancake mix or recipe!

Easy Morning Breakfast Sandwiches

Easy Morning Breakfast Sandwiches

Easy to customize with your favorite breakfast ingredients, these sandwiches are sure to keep your family fueled and your mornings less crazy!

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 Sandwiches
Author Team LIY


  • 1 can Your Favorite Breakfast Biscuits
  • 8 pieces Bacon Cooked, Drained
  • 8 Eggs Scrambled
  • 8 slices American Cheese Optional


  1. Prepare breakfast biscuits as directed,

  2. While biscuits bake, cook bacon and drain. Scramble Eggs.

  3. After biscuits have cooled, cut in half. Divide eggs among biscuits. Break each piece of bacon, place two halves on top of eggs and biscuit.

  4. After sandwiches have cooled, wrap individually in plastic wrap. Store in gallon ziplock baggie in the refrigerator.

  5. In the Morning: Unwrap sandwich. (Optional: Place 1 slice unwrapped American Cheese on sandwich). Microwave 10-12 seconds and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This recipe can be customized to your favorite breakfast foods! Substitute English Muffins or Sausage – any of these combinations would be great!

Orange Cranberry Mocktail Mimosa

Orange Cranberry Mocktail Mimosa


  • 1 oz Orange Juice
  • 2 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 2 oz Martinelli's Sparkling Apple Cider
  • Garnish with Ground Cinnamon, Fresh Cranberries, Cinnamon Stick, Rosemary Sprig
  • Orange Slice & Sugar For Rim


  1. Sugar the rim of a glass by wetting the rim with a slice of orange and dipping the cup into white sugar.

  2. Add the orange juice, cranberry juice, and sparkling apple cider! Top with garnishments of cinnamon, cranberries, and rosemary! Enjoy!

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