Easy Holiday Brunch Recipe Ideas

When evenings get busy with holiday plans, brunch is a better idea for celebrating with friends

The holiday season is best spent catching up with friends, but it can be tricky to find a free evening during this busy time. However, that doesn't mean the weekends are a no-go until 2018: The key is to throw a casual daytime gathering instead of a dinner party. Nothing beats brunch, and your hosting duties are even easier when you use the KitchenAid® Stand Mixer attachments to put together a crowd-pleasing menu. From apple pie cinnamon rolls to a coffee-spiked eggnog, you'll be amazed how quickly this meal comes together.

Sheet Pan Quiche

You can always count on sheet pan recipes to serve a crowd with ease. But the sheet pan isn't the only time-saver in this recipe: The KitchenAid® Food Processor attachment chops the add-ins for you, and the KitchenAid® Artisan® Mini Mixer puts everything together in no time.

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Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Two favorite desserts join forces to create one heavenly brunch dish. The rolls have a fluffy texture thanks to buttery from-scratch dough, which comes together quickly thanks to the KitchenAid® Dough Hook. For the apples, forgo chopping and use the KitchenAid® Spiralizer attachment instead to create ribbons that evenly distribute apple flavor throughout the dish. It's like having an extra set of hands.

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Maple-Sage Breakfast Sausage

Making your own sausage sounds way more daunting than it actually is. The secret is the KitchenAid® Food Grinder attachment, which does the work for you. Sausage success lies in temperature control—freeze cubed pork until firm and chill the grinder (and mixing bowl) to ensure the perfect texture. Then, add in maple, sage and spices for a sweet and savory seasonal accompaniment to your other brunch dishes.

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Green Juice and Pulp Muffins

It's a two-for-one special when you use a KitchenAid® Citrus Juicer attachment to make a healthy, verdant elixir. After you juice, save the leftover pulp to add color (and a little extra nutrients) to a batch of muffins. Just throw in the pulp as you're mixing the muffin batter in your KitchenAid® Artisan® Mini Mixer. 

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Iced Eggnog

This booze-free drink is a delicious (and energizing) way to start your day. The KitchenAid® Cold Brew Coffee Maker keeps caffeine at the ready, without the extra effort of cooling down a batch of coffee. Just add premade eggnog, milk and a dash of nutmeg for a cup of holiday cheer. 

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