9 Cozy Winter Brunch Ideas For Your Weekend Guests

As Thanksgiving nears, most of us are laser-focused on preparing (or procuring) the big turkey dinner.

But once the feast is finished, we can look forward to catching up with family and friends in a more leisurely fashion. Since brunch is the most leisurely meal of all, we’ve compiled our favorite breakfast recipes for you to whip up. From a classic kibbutz-style breakfast to a Sephardic savory pastry; from the Israeli egg dish Shakshuka to a pumpkin-apple breakfast challah, these recipes are perfect for the cozy long weekend ahead.

9 Cozy Winter Brunch Ideas

Sari Kamin

In addition to being a delightful, late-winter update to the Shabbat table, pumpkin-apple butter challah makes the best breakfast challah that ever was. It is divine toasted and slicked with soft butter, or tahini mixed with a little honey. It is lovely alongside fried eggs. And French toast? It’s a natural.

Leah Koenig

A date and almond-butter smoothie for a morning detox.

Leah Koenig

Bulemas are savory Sephardic pastries most often filled with spinach, cheese or eggplant.

Leah Koenig

This fig and pumpkin bread pudding checks off all the right boxes.

Leah Koenig

This ricotta toast with cherries, strawberries and pistachios is easy to whip up in minutes.

Lauren Volo

This everything bagel butter from “The Gefilte Manifesto” takes bagels to the next level.

Molly Yeh

Molly Yeh’s waffles à la challah are so mind-blowingly tasty that challah French toast better watch its back.

Liza Schoenfein

Shakshuka: the ultimate breakfast, the fast and easy lunch, and the surprisingly perfect dinner. Here are our 5 glorious ways to make this timeless Israeli dish.


Our top 3 breakfast smoothie recipes — pumpkin pie smoothie, greens and berries smoothie, and mango-avocado smoothie — are winners among kids and adults alike.

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