Delicious Holiday Brunch – Make it Home for the Holidays

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The holiday season is all about sharing traditions, recipes and time with our families and friends. I’d like to share some of our favorite recipes that make the perfect holiday brunch. Brunch is such a versatile meal because we can include some of our favorite baked goods along with side dishes and a ham.

To get started, we headed to our local Walmart to get all of our ingredients. I love how my local Walmart has the McCormick® spices alphabetized for quick locating.

My little shopping helper was able to help me find the spices we needed and we found all of the other ingredients we needed, too. Walmart has all the essentials for your holiday baking and cooking including our favorite McCormick® products!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars Recipe

We started making these tasty pumpkin bars years ago, and they quickly became a family favorite. They have wonderful pumpkin spice flavor and are topped cheesecake that bakes right in. They’re delicious and easy to transport – no frosting needed!
makes approx. 20 servings

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Ingredients for the pumpkin bars:
non-stick cooking spray
6 Tbsp butter or margarine (melted and cooled)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/3 cup water
1 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp McCormick® Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder

Ingredients for the cheesecake topping:
8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1/4 cup sugar

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray and flour a 10×15 pan.
2. Mix the bar ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Mix until batter is smooth.

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3. Pour batter in prepared pan.

4. Prepare the topping by mixing the cream cheese, egg and sugar until smooth.
5. Drop by the topping by the tablespoon over the batter and swirl it in with a knife.


6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Cranberry Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

These stuffed mushrooms are a fun twist on traditional stuffing. They’re a big hit with my kids, and they are especially great for holiday celebrations with a hint of cranberry flavor!
makes approx. 30 mushroom caps, depending on size

Cranberry Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Cranberry Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Ingredients:
non-stick cooking spray
2-16 oz. packages baby portabella mushrooms
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup celery finely chopped
2 tsp McCormick® Garlic Powder
1 tsp McCormick® Rubbed Sage
1/2 tsp McCormick® Ground Black Pepper
4 tbsp. dried cranberries
1 cup panko-style breadcrumbs

Instructions:
1. Rinse the mushrooms. Remove, finely chop and reserve stems. Scrape the inside of the caps to remove gills.

2. Mix the olive oil, celery, garlic powder, sage, black pepper, dried cranberries, breadcrumbs and chopped stems in a large bowl.

3. Spray a glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place the mushroom caps in the baking dish. Use a small spoon to fill each cap with the stuffing mixture.

4. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes or until the mushrooms are slightly brown and soft.

Cranberry Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Cinnamon Donuts Recipe

We love making these homemade donuts at the holidays and year round! They’re perfect if you have a whole crew of people over for breakfast or brunch! The cinnamon flavor goes well with warm cider or hot chocolate on those cold winter days!
makes approx. 24 donuts

Cinnamon Donuts Recipe

Ingredients for the donuts:
non-stick cooking spray
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Ground Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 1/4 cups cashew milk or dairy milk
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
2 teaspoons McCormick® Vanilla Extract

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Ingredients for the topping:
1 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Cinnamon

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 doughnut pans liberally with non-stick cooking spray. If you do not coat them heavily, the donuts may stick to the pan.
2. Into a large bowl, stir the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together.
3. In another bowl, mix together the egg, milk, butter, and vanilla until well combines.

4. Add the wet ingredients to the large bowl of dry ingredients and mix until batter is smooth.
5. Spoon the batter into the baking pans. The wells should be about three-quarters full.

6. Bake for 17 to 18 minutes. Remove from pans immediately. Allow to cool.

7. For the topping, melt the butter in a small bowl. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in another small bowl. Dip the top of each doughnut first in the butter. Then dip in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Cinnamon Donuts Recipe

The absolute best part of any holiday baking or cooking is joining the family to enjoy it! We got to enjoy the above recipes along with a ham and some other side dishes. I’m looking forward to more family gathering and delicious food this holiday season!

Let McCormick® products spice up your holiday festivities by trying one of our family favorites! Share your favorite holiday recipes and traditions with me in the comments below.

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Holiday Brunch Recipes

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