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45 New Year’s Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Our favorite 45 New Year’s Breakfast and Brunch Recipes to ring in the New Year! We share sharing some of our absolute favorite breakfasts, brunches, and even a few cocktails to get 2023 started right. From recipes we’ve been making for years, to new creations we made for the blog, you’ll find just a little bit of everything here. Coffee cakes, cinnamon rolls, breakfast casseroles…it’s all here and so much more!

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Happy Friday, everyone!

I hope you’re all having a great week and enjoying the holiday season.

With tomorrow being the final day of 2022, we thought it would be nice to post some of our absolute favorite breakfast/brunch recipes! It’s been such a crazy year and, sometimes, there’s nothing better than just a comforting and delicious breakfast.

So, we kind of rounded up everything from elaborate breakfasts to more casual, quick, but still oh-so delicious recipes.

Hopefully, you can find a few recipes to help you celebrate and get the new year started off right!

– Quick Breads and Muffins –

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

Flakey, buttery, tender, and layered with deliciousness. These Southern Buttermilk Biscuits are the perfect addition to your breakfast table! SO. GOOD.

biscuits on an upside down sheet pan with crumbles and jar of honey

No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls

The quickest and most delicious No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls! They’re SO easy to make, very fluffy, tender, full of flavor, and SO. GOOD. There’s no better quick cinnamon roll for your holiday baking needs!

overhead shot of cinnamon rolls with two taken out of the oan

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

These Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins are fluffy, super chocolate-y, and extremely delicious! Best eaten warm, right out oven while the chocolate is gooey and melty. SO GOOD!

chocolate chip muffins on cooling rack with white napkin and flowers

Bacon Cheddar and Chive Scones

Flaky, buttery, and so good! These Bacon Cheddar and Chive Scones are the ultimate breakfast bake. Every bite is loaded with flavor and melt in your mouth delicious!

hand holding scone broken and half with more behind and butter bowl

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Fluffy, sweet, lemon-y, and SO. GOOD. These Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are guaranteed to become your new go-to breakfast treat all year long!

angled close up of five stacked lemon ricotta pancakes with piped whipped cream, lemon zest, and powdered sugar on top, lemon slices beside, and two forks

Better Than a Bakery Cranberry Muffins

Perfectly sweet, moist, and SO. GOOD. These Fresh Cranberry Muffins are better than any bakery and so simple!

nine muffins in muffin pan with cranberries and rosemary sprigs

Healthier Baked Banana Nut Donuts

Healthier Baked Banana Bread Donuts with Dark Chocolate Glaze…aka the perfect way to start the new year! Every bite is soft, perfectly sweet, full of banana flavor, and SO. GOOD.

overhead shot of doughnuts on wire cooling rack with three others around, banana chips, and spoon

Easy Brown Butter Popovers

Easy, buttery, nutty, and so good! These Brown Butter Popovers are the perfect compliment to any meal.

brown butter pop over broken open and laying atop four other pop overs with a spoon and jar of brown butter

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake Muffins

Perfectly sweet, moist, and SO delicious! These Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake Muffins are the perfect breakfast treat.

overhead shot of five coffee cake muffiins on white plate with one turned on it's side and missing a bite, white flowers around, a cup of coffee, and two forks beside

– Breakfast Cakes –

Dark Chocolate and Almond Breakfast Cake

This Dark Chocolate and Almond Breakfast Loaf Cake is extra chocolate-y, moist, full of flavor, and super simple to make! It’s the perfect loaf to bake for breakfast, brunch, dessert…whenever!

angled shot of chocolate loaf cake on white tray with melted chocolate and sliced almonds on top, a knife beside, flowers, two coffee mugs, and glass of milk behind

Lemon Buttermilk Coffee Cake with Lemon Cheesecake Filling and Almond Streusel

Bright, lemony, and SO. GOOD. This Lemon Buttermilk Coffee Cake with Lemon Cheesecake Filling and Almond Streusel is so simple to make, but absolutely delicious. The perfect way to start your mornings!

lemon coffee cake on parchment paper with slice turned so you can see cream cheese swirl, with stack of lemons and empty glasses behind

Apple Walnut and Raisin Breakfast Cake with Apple Cider Glaze

Full of apples, walnuts, and raisins…this Apple Walnut and Raisin Breakfast Cake with Apple Cider Glaze is literally bursting with flavor! Perfect for breakfast or even dessert. It is SO GOOD!

apple breakfast cake on white plate with slice turned on it's side, flowers, walnuts, and raisins around

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

The absolute best way to start your mornings. This Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake is easy to make, moist, perfectly sweet, cinnamon-y, and just melt in your mouth delicious!

coffee cake on wire cooling rack with two slices in front with, flowers around, and a cup of coffee behind

Blueberry Buckle with Brown Sugar Crumble

A super simple cake with just the perfect amount of blueberries to create the ultimate blueberry buckle! SO. GOOD.

three stacked slices of blueberry buckle on white plate with flowers, glass of milk, and more cake behind

Apricot Lemon Clafoutis

The classic French dessert…with a fun twist! This Apricot Lemon Clafoutis is custard-y, silky smooth, perfectly sweet, and bursting with flavor. Serve at breakfast, brunch, or even with a scoop of ice cream for dessert. So simple, but so delicious!

sliced apricot clafoutis in tart pan with chamomile flowers on top, on a white cheese cloth and bowl of apricots beside

Southern Holiday Nut Cake

Dense, rich, moist, and oh so delicious. This Southern Holiday Nut Cake nutty, perfectly sweet, bourbon-y, and the perfect breakfast cake to serve all winter long! So. Good.

nut cake with a slice taken out of it on a white plate with fairy lights, greenery, and glasses

Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake with Almond Streusel

Sweet, berry filled, fluffy, and so delicious! This Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake with Almond Streusel is the perfect compliment to your morning cup of coffee.

blueberry coffee cake slice being held over coffee cake on parchment paper

– Casseroles and French Toast –

Ham and Cheese Croissant Casserole

Buttery, cheesy, and oh so delicious! This Ham and Cheese Croissant Casserole is the ultimate breakfast bake.

Overhead shot of ham and cheese casserole on marble counter with gold spoon and napkin

Cinnamon French Toast

Sweet, nostalgic, and oh so delicious! This Cinnamon French Toast is the perfect breakfast to serve all year long, but especially during the holiday’s.

overhead shot of french toast on two white plates with dollops of whipped cream and a gold fork on one plate.

Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding

This super simple, but oh so delicious Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding is the perfect breakfast or dessert to celebrate any and every occasion! Every bite is soft, custardy, subtly hinted with vanilla and cinnamon, and LOADED with chocolate chips.

overhead shot of chocolate chip bread pudding in round casserole on white napkin with two forks, flowers, bowl of chocolate chips, cup of coffee, and white creamer beside with scalloped plates

Overnight Gingerbread Chocolate Chip French Toast Casserole

The simple Christmas breakfast of your dreams! This Overnight Gingerbread Chocolate Chip French Toast Casserole is not only delicious, but easy to make, soft, fluffy, and tastes JUST LIKE a gingerbread cookie. SO. GOOD.

flat lay of gingerbread french toast casserole on white napkin with gingerbread cookies

Triple Berry Croissant Breakfast Bake

Sweet, custard-y, full of summer flavor, and SO. DELICIOUS. This Triple Berry Croissant Breakfast Bake is so simple to make and the perfect breakfast treat to serve all year long.

overhead shot of berry bake with slice on white plate beside, spoon dug into casserole, with berries, flowers, and a fork and knife beside

Homemade Eggnog French Toast

The best winter treat! This Eggnog French Toast is so easy to make and so delicious. It’s guaranteed to be your new favorite breakfast!

french toast on a white plate with greenery, more toast behind, fairy lights, and cranberries

Panettone Bread Pudding

This easy to make Panettone Bread Pudding is sweet, and melt in your mouth delicious! It’s the perfect way to use up any leftover panettone from the holiday’s.

overhead shot of bread pudding with slice on white plate beside casserole with gold spoon beside, cranberries, and white flowers on marble surface.

– Pull Apart Breads and Yeast Breads –

Gooey Bakery-Style Cinnamon Rolls

Soft, gooey, and melt in your mouth delicious. These Bakery-Style Cinnamon Rolls are actually super simple to make, but truly the BEST EVER cinnamon roll! Enjoy warm, right out of the oven, with a drizzle of icing for a breakfast treat the whole family will love.

cinnamon rolls in square casserole on top of white napkin with vanilla icing drizzled over the tops, white flowers, glass of milk, plate, and empty coffee cup beside casserole on marble surface.

Cinnamon Sugar Walnut Pull-Apart Bread

Sweet, cinnamon-y, and delicious! Think monkey bread, but so much easier to make. This Cinnamon Sugar Walnut Pull-Apart Bread is the perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert all year long! It’s so simple and so good.

cinnamon sugar walnut pull apart bread on crumbled parchment paper on a wood board with walnuts, cinnamon sticks, a gold spoon and bowl beside, a stack of muffins, an empty glass, and flowers behind

Sourdough Bagels

Soft, chewy, with just the right amount of flavor. These Sourdough Bagels are truly the perfect bagel to make any time of year. Ready in just under 4 hours, they’re super simple and SO delicious.

bagels on white napkin with more bagels around, one cut open beside, with a knife and cream cheese beside, a cup of coffee, and flowers around

Apricot Cherry Cranberry and Golden Raisin Babka

The ultimate holiday bake! This Apricot Cherry Cranberry and Golden Raisin Babka is fruity, sweet, and just SO GOOD. Every bite always leaves you wanting more. Serve warm with an extra smear of apricot jam or even a light drizzle of honey!

apricot babka with dried fruit, golden raisins around, cranberries, gold knife, stacked plates, jar of cranberries, and honey behind

Gooey Rum Soaked Pecan Sticky Buns

The best holiday breakfast treat! These Rum Pecan Sticky Buns are fluffy, gooey, deliciously sweet, and have a LOT of yummy rum flavor. Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years!

overhead shot of sticky buns with bottom left bun missing

Homemade Glazed Vanilla Doughnuts

Soft, perfectly sweet, and SO. GOOD. These Homemade Glazed Vanilla Doughnuts are everything a perfect doughnut should be!

doughnuts stacked on a wire cooling rack with flowers, stacked doughnuts behind, a glass of milk, and coffee mug

Easy Brioche-Style Christmas Panettone

Tender, chewy, full of flavor, and so delicious! This Easy Brioche-Style Christmas Panettone is the perfect bake to make this holiday season. Whether you’re intending to give as gifts, enjoy for breakfast or even dessert, this panettone is the perfect recipe!

panettone dusted lightly with powdered sugar and wrapped in red ribbon with small bow on marble stand with pine greenery around and sugared cranberries on marble surface with stack of coffee mugs and string lights behind.

Chocolate Sweet Rolls

These Chocolate Sweet Rolls are everything you need in a perfect pastry! Sweet, chocolate-y, and oh so delicious.

six chocolate sweet rolls on parchment with mug of coffee behind

Homemade Overnight Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

Soft, chewy, full of raisins, and truly so delicious! These Homemade Overnight Cinnamon Raisin Bagels are the perfect treat to enjoy all morning long.

piled cinnamon raisin bagels on parchment paper with more ariound

Bourbon Pecan Monkey Bread

Sweet, sticky, nutty, perfectly bourbon-y, and so delicious! This Pull-Apart Monkey Bread is the perfect breakfast, brunch, or even dessert any time of year. SO. GOOD.

monkey bread on white plate with glass of bourbon and stack of plates behind with chopped pecans around

Cranberry Orange Sweet Rolls with Orange Cardamom Icing

Soft, fluffy, perfectly sweet, citrusy, and oh so festive. These Cranberry Orange Sweet Rolls with Orange Cardamom Icing are the perfect bake to enjoy this holiday season!

cranberry sweet rolls in rectangular casserole with cranberries around, a plate of orange slices, and christmas greenery around.

Basil Pesto Star Bread

The perfect appetizer, brunch, or side dish! This Basil Pesto Star Bread is light, fluffy, easy to pull-apart, and full of flavor. There is no better crowd-pleasing bread to make this holiday season!

pastic pesto star bread on parchment paper with basil around, bowl of pesto, and a knife.

Whole Wheat Sourdough Fig and Walnut Bread

Simple, but oh so delicious! This rustic loaf of Whole Wheat Sourdough Fig and Walnut Bread is the perfect blend of flavors. Serve in the morning with your favorite cup of tea and a drizzle of honey, alongside charcuterie platters, or break off a chunk to enjoy as a snack!

fig and walnut bread with two slices laying in front and flowers around with fresh figs and walnuts around

– Cocktails & Snacks –

Holly Jolly Spiced Christmas Punch

‘Tis the season for this delicious Holly Jolly Spiced Christmas Punch! A simple to make punch that’s infused with the most festive of flavors. Every sip really feels like Christmas!

angled photo of four glasses of punch on white platter with whole spices, cranberries, a small ornament, christmas greenery, and gold leaf garland behind.

Winter Orange Champagne Cocktail

Boozy, bright and vibrant, perfectly sweetened, orange-y, and SO DELICIOUS! That’s the perfect way to describe this Winter Orange Champagne Cocktail. Great for celebrations, parties, or just whenever you want a delicious champagne cocktail!

orange champagne cocktail with sparkler behind, fairy lights, and half of an orange

Classic Hot Toddy

Cozy, warming, and oh so good. This Classic Hot Toddy is just the mug you’re looking for during these colder winter months!

honey being dripped into hot toddy with flowers, lemons, and spices around

Homemade Southern Eggnog

Creamy, boozy, not too sweet, and SO. GOOD. This Homemade Southern Eggnog is the perfect treat to serve all winter long.

eggnog in two glasses with nutmeg on top with milk, bourbon, and cinnamon sticks

Pomegranate Moscow Mule

The perfect winter drink! This Pomegranate Moscow Mule is delicious, easy to make, and a crowd favorite. SO. GOOD.

Pomegranate moscow mule on gold snowflake with red ornaments, greenery, and lights

Holiday Charcuterie Board

Easy, delicious, and the perfect appetizer to serve during the winter holiday’s! This Holiday Charcuterie Board is filled with crowd-pleasing cheeses, meats, fruits, and snacks to get through any party. It’s so simple, but oh so delicious!

overhead shot of charcuterie board with glass of champagne, forks, rosemary sprigs, flowers, and white napkin

Spicy Cheddar Cheese Crackers

Spicy Cheddar Cheese Crackers… These cracker have SO much more flavor than anything in a box. Crispy, spicy, cheesy, and SO. GOOD. Every bite just melts in your mouth! These crackers make for the perfect gift to give during the holiday season, to serve with a charcuterie board, or enjoy as quick snack.

sheet pan full of cheese crakers with christmas decorations around, a tan napkin, and cake knife

Mushroom Duxelles and Goat Cheese Turnovers

Buttery, flakey, full of flavor, and SO delicious! These Mushroom Duxelles and Goat Cheese Turnovers are a simple to make appetizer that’s not only a crowd pleaser, but perfect for any and every occasion.

overhead shot of turnovers on white square with bowl of mushrooms and one turnover broken open

We hope you have a happy new year! If you make any of these recipes, please let us know in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!

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