Bruegger's Bagels Recipes

Cozy Holiday Brunch

Cozy Holiday Brunch


  • Bruegger's fresh baked bagels
  • Bruegger's cream cheese
  • Fresh fruit
  • Coffee
  • Hot cocoa
  • Hot tea


Is there really anything more simple than having your event catered? Almost everybody we know loves bagels, so I knew they would be a great option for our holiday brunch! Did you know that Bruegger’s Bagels has an extensive catering menu? Right now they also have delicious Cranberry Orange bagels*, which make the perfect holiday treat!

For our holiday brunch, I opted for the Small Bagel and Cream Cheese Box, which serves 12. You get a baker’s dozen of sweet and savory bagels, along with a tub of plain cream cheese and a tub of honey walnut cream cheese. There truly is a bagel to please everybody!

Since it’s a brunch, there’s no need to have a ton of food. Most likely, the guests have already eaten something, and they just consider it a light meal. In previous years, I served way too much food, so I learned from my mistake! The bagels were the main focus of our holiday brunch, so I paired them with a platter of sliced, festive red fruit with caramel dip. Even though our guests continued to snack on the fruit, I still had quite a bit left over! (I can’t say the same for that one lonely bagel!)

When I think brunch, I think of drinks. Specifically, hot drinks that are loaded with caffeine! (Just me?) Sipping hot drinks with loved ones contributes to a relaxing, cozy atmosphere which is exactly what I was aiming for! Because we have guests over almost every weekend, we keep our coffee/hot tea/hot cocoa bar fully stocked at all times. And for those guests who don’t like hot drinks, there are plenty of cold drink options available!

Cozy Holiday Brunch by Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too blog.

At Bruegger’s, we’re known for our kettle-cooked bagels and Vermont cream cheese. But we’re also on a quest to provide our guests with menu items that push the culinary boundaries. This recipe features signature staples available only at Bruegger’s Bagels, and hand-crafted with a creative twist that may be made easily at home. So, next time you stop by Bruegger’s for your morning coffee and bagel, grab a tub of cream cheese and a few extra bagels to create one of these masterpieces at home.

*Bagel flavor available only for a limited time.

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