Holiday Family Brunch Menu

Some of us are still wrapping presents, or maybe decorating the tree.  It’s a hectic time but it’s the time of year when we enjoy entertaining family and friends.

I like casual meals this time of year.  I always keep fresh berries and some seasonal fruit available for brunch and sometimes I just like to make breakfast for dinner.

You don’t have to dig up special recipes, or spend a fortune buying the most expensive ingredients. Breakfast foods are nutritious and inexpensive and we usually have everything in our pantries.

Here is a simple menu I like to put together for a happy meal when it’s least expected.

  • Fruit Juice Cocktail (use sparkling water for the kids)
  • Strawberry Bruschetta
  • Whole Grain Pancakes with Berry Compote and Slivered Almonds
  • Muffins
  • Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate

brunchprepFor the bruschetta I used whole wheat bread and used a glass to cut out rounds.

Strawberry Bruschetta
There are no measurements for this recipe. Start with the number of servings you will need. Lay out the bread slices and you will need about 1 Tablespoon of strawberries per 2 inch slice of bread. Use the agave and vinegar according to taste, start with 1 teaspoon and increase as needed.
: Appetizer
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • whole grain bread slices toasted
  • agave nectar
  • balsamic vinegar
  1. Slice or chop the strawberries and add a teaspoon of agave nectar and balsamic vinegar and stir until blended. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Cut rounds or triangles from bread slices and toast.
  3. Add strawberries to the toast and serve.


brunchpunchFRUIT JUICE COCKTAIL is easy to make. Use your favorite fruit juice and add sparkling water for a Family Friendly Cocktail. If you want to make an adult version use a Sparkling Wine in place of the water.

Fill each glass 2/3 full with juice, then add the sparkling water or wine. Add fresh berries or slices of lime for garnish.
Serve with or without ice

Whip up a batch of muffins and pancakes and enjoy a casual yet festive brunch with family and friends.



    • Wineladyjo says

      Thanks so much for stopping by Joanne. This recipe is so easy to make and it’s really delicious.

  1. says

    Joanne, This is a terrific idea. Can’t wait to try it. This post will be FEATURED on Tasty Thursdays this week. The party will be live tonight. Thanks for linking up, Nichi

  2. says

    This looks so good! Your blog certainly has a lot of yummy ideas! Thanks for becoming a Follower of my Blog. I am happy to follow back. Take care and enjoy your weekend.
    Judy – Judy H-J’s Thoughts


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