I have a confession to make.
I’ve never made Christmas morning breakfast!
Not once. Not even Santa hat omelets. Or french toast with red sprinkles. Heck, I’ve never even made festive hot chocolate in the morning!
Bad mom moment, I know. But something you just need to know about me: I’m just not a breakfast person. Eggs are gross, sausage is disgusting, and I’ve been avoiding gluten and sugar… other than the glory that is bacon, what else is there for me to eat? So my husband has always been in charge of breakfast foods for special occasions (I can make a mean yogurt and granola or a sliced up apple every other day of the week).
But this year, as part of my new Christmas traditions, I’m going to make some sort of Christmas morning breakfast that’s special. Courtesy of Pinterest, I found out that A LOT of other people have this same tradition every year! So you’ll get to see a nice variety of breakfast options here, and hopefully, you (and I) will make a tradition-worthy Christmas breakfast!
Make-ahead Christmas Breakfast
The holidays are full of excitement and cheer, but they can also be stressful! If you’re like me, the last thing you want to do is spend your time in the kitchen on Christmas morning. We’ve got you covered with some delicious make-ahead breakfast recipes that will have everyone waking up early for more! With these make-ahead dishes, you can prepare them in advance, keep them in the fridge or freezer, and toss them in the oven once you’re ready to prepare breakfast! Whether it’s just family or friends stopping by while staying at your place over the holidays – these recipes will please every palate without any stress involved.
Parsnip Hash Browns
This parsnip hash browns recipe has all of your favorite Christmas flavors: ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and cranberries. The best part about this dish is that you can make it ahead of time, so you don’t have to worry about cooking breakfast on Christmas morning!
Christmas Breakfast Morning Spiced Bread
This Christmas morning bread is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy that will have your family excited for what’s to come. This is a great Christmas breakfast idea because it can be made ahead of time so that you can enjoy everything on Christmas day without being distracted by cooking!
Crispy Filo Sausage Egg Bake
This Christmas recipe is an easy and delicious make-ahead breakfast that can be served at Christmas or any other time of year. It’s got crispy filo dough, sausage, bacon, eggs, and cheese layered together in a dish with fresh herbs to provide flavor and color. The best part is the prep work happens the day before, so all you have to do on Christmas morning is bake it!
Bacon and Egg Empanadas
Get ready to make your Christmas mornings brighter and more cheery with these really delicious Bacon and Egg Empanadas. This empanada breakfast is a delicious way to start your day. It’s filled with savory breakfast flavors in each bite of doughy pastry shell topped off by crisp layers around its edges–just like they make them at home!
Bacon, Cheddar and Spinach Strata
This Bacon, Cheddar, and Spinach Strata will make your holiday morning memorable! With these ingredients on hand, you can prepare it ahead of time and pop it in the oven for Christmas breakfast. It’s loaded with bacon, cheddar cheese, eggs, and spinach, giving this dish a fantastic flavor that everyone will love.
Eggs Benedict Casserole
This Eggs Benedict Casserole recipe is perfect! No one will ever know that it was made ahead of time. This recipe is a fun take on a classic Eggs Benedict. You can easily make it ahead of time so that if you have overnight house guests or just don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen cooking brunch for yourself and your partner Christmas morning- these eggs will be perfect! This dish tastes like the real thing, too! Even better? It will feed your family or guests for days.
Christmas Breakfast Overnight French Toast
This delightful Christmas breakfast can be made ahead and stored in the fridge until ready to bake. It’s also delicious served cold as leftovers too! So if you want a fun, easy, but still festive holiday treat this year, then this breakfast idea is worth trying!
Savory Christmas Breakfast Ideas
This Christmas, surprise your family and guests with a savory breakfast instead of the same old sweet treats. There are so many delicious ways to wake up on Christmas morning that don’t involve sugary pastries!
Whether you’re looking for some recipe ideas or just want to see what’s out there, here are some of the most palatable and tastiest breakfast ideas! Here are delicious, savory holiday breakfast ideas that will make this holiday breakfast one you and your family will never forget.
Early-Riser Oven Omelet
Suppose you have an early bird on your hands which is always up before the roosters (and ready to eat). In that case, this oven omelet recipe might be just right for your holiday morning breakfast table! The best part about this dish is that everything cooks together in one pan! This makes it extremely easy to toss together while keeping all of the flavors melded together perfectly. This dish will warm everyone’s heart with its hearty ingredients and tasty flavor!
Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole Recipe
Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole Recipe is a great recipe to make for breakfast this Christmas. It’s easy! And it tastes delicious! This dish can be made in less than 20 minutes, so you’ll have plenty of time after opening presents to sit down and enjoy your meal.
Quick & Easy Sausage Gravy
This is a recipe that every family needs in their back pocket. With your favorite sausage from your local deli and a couple more ingredients, you’ll have an easy plate full of deliciousness! The best part? You can serve it with biscuits, toast, or even over rice for a hearty side dish! No matter how you decide to serve it – your family will love this yummy breakfast food!
Mushroom-Spinach Baked Eggs
These Mushroom-Spinach Baked Eggs are seriously so easy to make, not to mention very delicious. These mushrooms and spinach-baked eggs will be waiting for you in the oven when you wake up so that everyone can enjoy them together on a perfect Christmas morning. With a recipe like this, you’ll always opt to eat at home instead of grabbing breakfast out.
Migas is a Tex-Mex breakfast dish that can be prepared quickly and easily. It’s basically eggs scrambled with tortilla chips (and an assortment of other ingredients), then garnished with avocado, tomatoes, cheese, or other toppings you fancy. If you’re looking to try dishes outside of your usual meal choices, then Christmas morning this year is definitely the best time to try Migas!
These savory Christmas Breakfast Tacos are going to change your entire holiday morning. You can make them ahead of time and stuff the mixture into a sealed bag or plastic container. Then all you have to do is pop it in the oven when everyone wakes up! Your kids will love their special Christmas meal. At the same time, your family enjoys a relaxed morning together, opening presents and sipping coffee before heading out for Christmas Mass. It’s a win-win situation if I’ve ever heard of one!
Christmas Breakfast Pastries and Bread
Nothing beats the warm and sweet smell of freshly baked bread and pastries! Baked goods are the best way to fill up in the morning and start your holiday right. Luckily these Christmas breakfast pastries and bread are quick and easy to whip up. In no time at all, you’ll have tasty treats to brighten up your day! These Christmas breakfast pastries are the perfect way to bring cheer and festive vibes into your Christmas morning.
Pecan Sticky Buns
This year embrace the holiday spirit and make your family breakfast even more special with this easy-to-make pecan sticky bun recipe. This pastry will be sure to impress not only your children but also Santa himself! With its beautiful presentation and sweet taste, you can’t go wrong sharing this delicious treat with your loved ones.
Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls – Easy, To-Die-For Recipe
Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls are the perfect sweet treat that all will love! With this easy recipe, you can whip up a batch in just over an hour and have everyone begging for more! So get out your bread machine and start baking… it’s time to give your holiday a little kick!
To-Die-For Blueberry Muffins
Blueberries are a favorite for everyone! Kids love ‘em, and adults crave ‘em. These blueberry muffins are so delectable and easy to make, you can even include these in your holiday meal plans. They only take under an hour from start to finish! They are the perfect way to start off Christmas morning with an incredible meal that will please everyone at the table.
Cranberry Eggnog Cornbread Scones
Who doesn’t love good eggnog on the holidays? This scone has all the divine flavors of your favorite holiday drink and is super easy to make. It will be a perfect addition to Christmas breakfast, especially when you’re waking up early to get ready with your family and guests before they open their presents!
German Pancakes with Homemade Syrup
This German pancake recipe is a delicious twist on an all-time favorite breakfast. The best part about this recipe is that you won’t have to go out to buy groceries since all of these ingredients you probably already have in your own pantry. It’s effortless to make, so this recipe is great for those mornings when you have unexpected guests or if you just feel like treating yourself to something special.
Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake
This year, make your Christmas breakfast a little more special with this delicious buttermilk blueberry breakfast cake. The fresh blueberries’ moist texture and sweet and tart flavor will have everyone looking forward to waking up on Christmas morning! This recipe is easy enough for even inexperienced bakers, so there’s no reason not to try it out.
Christmas Breakfast Crepe Recipe
Skip the usual bread and eggs for Christmas breakfast and put a festive twist to your morning with these delicious crepes! You can fashion these festive crepes into what you’d love to see on your breakfast platters, just like these adorable reindeers. These crepes are great for children and are a great way to start your day with a festive and holiday-themed meal!
(Overnight) Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake
You know you’ll be welcoming Christmas morning the right way with this Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake. The smell of the coffee and cinnamon just wakes you up and gets you feeling energized for the day. This recipe takes approximately 10 minutes to prepare before bedtime, so in the morning, you’ll have a beautiful baked treat ready for everyone!
Christmas Breakfast Eggnog French Toast Bakes
If you’re looking for a delicious and easy breakfast recipe that will make your home smell like Christmas, then this delectable Christmas breakfast idea is your best bet! With all the delightful flavors of eggnog and french toast, you’ll get all your favorite holiday treats in one dish with a touch of sweetness from the fresh fruit.
Cream Cheese-Filled Sweet Bread
This recipe is great for working moms who want to make sweet bread without slaving in the kitchen all day. This cream cheese with a touch of sweetness from the fresh fruit-filled sweet bread can be made in under an hour, and it has a beautiful, light texture. They’re soft and fluffy but have the right hint of sweetness that you want from a Christmas morning!
Ham & Cheese Breakfast Bars
You’re looking at the Christmas breakfast idea that’s sure to be a mainstay in your Christmas menu. These ham & cheese bars are so easy to make and taste delicious, too. They’re perfect for when you need something quick and easy to make that’s full of all the good stuff.
Christmas Breakfast Casseroles
Christmas breakfast casseroles are a great way to start off your day with joy. They’re also an excellent dish for Christmas morning when you have family visiting! On the Christmas table, casseroles make the spread more festive and vibrant. Not to mention they bring comfort and warmth to your celebration.
Sausage Cream Cheese Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
This looks like the best Christmas breakfast recipe to get you hyped up for the holiday season’s festivities. This simple casserole combines the festive flavors of sausage and cream cheese with potatoes and eggs, and it’s topped off with crunchy tater tots! This is one of those breakfasts your children will want to wake up early for.
Breakfast Casserole in the Crock-Pot
If you’re looking for a delicious, easy, and quick Christmas breakfast recipe, then this crockpot breakfast casserole is the perfect one for you! This dish combines all of your favorite breakfast foods into one plate. It’s hearty, filling, and bursting with flavor. And best of all, it can be prepped in advance so that on Christmas morning, you can just throw it in the crockpot and get to opening presents with your family.
Easy Breakfast Casserole
Ham, cheese, hashbrown, and eggs? Sounds like the perfect hearty Christmas breakfast! If you’re looking for a recipe that will level up your regular breakfast meals, you should definitely try this recipe out! With all the delicious food you usually have for breakfast, you can combine them into a special casserole for your Christmas morning!
Bacon, Egg & Hash Brown Casserole
A morning with bacon is always a good morning! Why not make your Christmas morning extra special? This Bacon, Egg & Hash Brown Casserole recipe is full of flavor and will be the perfect addition to any holiday brunch or family gathering. It can also be made ahead of time and heated up before serving!
Bananas Foster French Toast Breakfast Casserole
With this breakfast recipe, you can have dessert for breakfast! This bananas foster breakfast casserole is for my fellow ladies who have a sweet tooth! Combining all the luscious flavors of bananas foster and putting it in a delicious casserole, you’re going to want to add this to your holiday breakfast spread every year!
Chorizo and Spiraled Sweet Potato Christmas Breakfast Casserole
We have all heard of our mothers’ traditional breakfast casseroles made with eggs, milk, cheese, bacon or ham, and other yummy ingredients like potatoes or onions. This recipe is a twist on tradition with Chorizo sausage mixed in with sweet potatoes! It has just the right balance of warming spice and a hint of heat to get you through this cold season without being too heavy.
Vegan Christmas Breakfast
Christmas breakfast is not only about sweet treats, pastries, and bread. It’s also essential to incorporate a few healthy dishes to cater to your vegan family and guests. Well, don’t worry! This blog post will show you how to prepare delicious and healthy vegan breakfast recipes that will leave everyone in your family full and happy.
Vegetarian Christmas Breakfast Casserole
Looking for a healthy and vegetarian breakfast choice, but are craving something hearty and filling? This recipe for a vegetarian breakfast casserole is wholesome and hearty while still being healthy and nutritious! You’ll never believe it’s vegan! You’ll definitely impress your vegetarian guests and meat-eaters, as well.
5-Ingredient Buckwheat Crepes
Here’s a vegan, gluten-free choice that’s delectable and genuinely satisfying for Christmas breakfast! If you’re looking for a new breakfast recipe to make your Christmas morning more exciting, I have just the thing. A crepe is like having a mini burrito for breakfast, and frankly, who wouldn’t want that? Plus, there are endless flavor options and filling possibilities, so no matter what kind of taste buds or dietary needs one might have – this meal will satisfy them entirely!
Christmas Breakfast Casserole
This delicious Christmas breakfast casserole is sure to kick off your holiday season on the right foot…and make sure you stay energized until lunchtime! This chicken sausage breakfast casserole is healthy, full of flavor, and will make all your guests happy. It’ll be the best part of waking up on Christmas morning!
Artichoke and Potato Frittata
Source: Taste of Home
This tasty breakfast idea is perfect for the morning after Christmas when everyone has finally woken up and wants something filling but still festive. The combination of artichoke hearts, potatoes, onions, spinach, and spices creates a hearty yet light meal that can serve as an entire holiday brunch buffet all by itself!
Ciabatta French Toast with Warm Apple Maple Syrup
This vegan French Toast with Warm Apple Maple Syrup is one of the perfect Christmas morning breakfast ideas I have come across! The ciabatta bread gives it a nice crunch, and the maple syrup is just the touch of sweetness you need in the morning. This tastes like a delicious Christmas dessert disguised as breakfast!
Traditional Christmas Breakfast Recipes
What is a Christmas morning without a good hearty traditional breakfast? Of course, nothing beats the warm, fuzzy feelings and satisfaction the classic and traditional Christmas breakfast dishes bring to the table.
Traditional breakfast ideas hold a certain charm, not to mention flavors that everyone loves in the morning! On Christmas mornings, when you’re pressed for time and stressing over what to prepare, then these Christmas morning breakfast ideas would be worth trying!
Easy Bacon Wrapped Egg Cups
These Easy Bacon Wrapped Egg Cups are a classic take on the regular bacon and egg breakfast. But for Christmas morning, why not throw in a little flair on this classic breakfast? With this savory dish, your mouth will be watering as soon as they come out of the oven! These can even be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge or freezer until you’re ready to serve them. Your holiday guests will love this delicious twist on a good ol’ favorite!
Christmas Breakfast Gingerbread Belgian Waffles
The smell, taste, and everything gingerbread has always been associated with Christmas. These delightful waffles will surely make any Christmas morning more perfect! With the classic festive flavor of gingerbread, these fresh, fluffy waffles drizzled with warm syrup and melted butter would make anyone’s Christmas day!
Hash Brown Egg Nests with Avocado
These little hash brown egg nests are so cute, they’ll be so hard to gobble up! These hash brown egg nests with avocado are a great breakfast during the holidays or entertaining guests over for brunch. They’re super easy to make, and they look adorable on a platter!
Jammy Egg Toasts
These sweet and salty egg toasts are the perfect way to bring in the holiday spirit for Christmas breakfast. With only four ingredients, they’re easy enough to whip up before opening presents. The best part is that they’re customizable so that you can add your favorite toppings like bacon, ham, or even fruit!
Christmas Tree Pancake Stacks
If you’re looking to make a festive and fun Christmas breakfast, then stacking up several colored pancakes would be a fantastic idea! Just prepare your pancakes the way you do, and add some green food coloring to create this Christmas Tree Pancake Stack. Besides opening Christmas gifts, the kids will be equally excited in the morning for this!
Christmas Breakfast Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict for Christmas breakfast? Yes, please! There’s literally no one stopping you from having the perfect breakfast with these incredibly delectable Eggs Benny. Eggs Benedict may be an everyday breakfast or brunch choice, but who said you can’t have these babies on Christmas morning? Topped with the most amazing hollandaise sauce, this dish will surely please any crowd of hungry bellies this holiday season.
Rudolph Christmas Breakfast Pancakes
This take on a traditional breakfast will surely be a big hit with the kids! This recipe is fun and festive to make, for more Christmas morning fun, you can even make these with your kids as a holiday activity! These pancakes will have your kids so excited for breakfast, they might even have a hard time choosing if they should eat first or open presents!
Gingerbread French Toast Bake
This Gingerbread French Toast Bake is a perfect breakfast recipe this holiday season. It has everyone’s favorite flavors, from gingerbread cookies to vanilla extract, cinnamon spice, brown sugar, and more! It will be ready to eat in just 15 minutes so you can spend less time cooking and more time with your family.
Unique Christmas Breakfast Recipes
Looking to create something that will wow everyone at your breakfast table? What about trying something with different flavor profiles or with a playful presentation? If you’re seeing this, this is your sign to scour the internet for more out-of-the-box, creative and unique Christmas breakfast ideas. And that may seem like a tall order, so fret not, because I already did half of the job for you.
Here are some of the unique Christmas breakfast recipes I have come across that ought to make your Christmas spread more jolly and cheery!
Red Velvet Christmas Breakfast Waffles
The aroma of these delicious waffles is sure to draw everyone into the kitchen immediately! Not only are red velvet waffles easy-to-make, but they can be made ahead of time and frozen for up to two months. So no matter how many people show up at your door on Christmas morning, you’ll always have enough waffles for everyone!
Easy Breakfast Burrito Bites for Brunch or Busy Mornings
Burritos? For breakfast? Count me in! Breakfast burrito bites are the perfect way to start Christmas morning on the right foot. They’re portable, easy to make, and they taste amazing! With only four ingredients, it’s a quick and easy recipe that can be whipped up in no time. These could also be a great snack during the day or an appetizer before serving your delicious Christmas dinner!
Overnight Eggnog French Toast
This overnight eggnog french toast is perfect. It’s easy to make and even more delicious the next day! The recipe includes eggs, milk, powdered sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Topped with whipped cream or ice cream, it makes the perfect Christmas morning meal!
Candy Cane Danish Christmas Breakfast
This one looks like such a delicious treat that will be loved by many in your household! Not only does it look amazing, but it also tastes great! This recipe will be sure to get you in the Christmas mood with its mint flavor, red icing, and white powdered sugar topping. Definitely a must-have on your Christmas breakfast spread.
Grinch Pancakes Recipe
We’ve all heard of green eggs and ham. Well, what about green pancakes? This is a cute and unique way to have your pancakes in the morning! Besides its eye-catching color, it gives a funny and cool Christmas twist on a classic morning breakfast that everyone will love and enjoy!
Christmas Tree Waffles
This year, make Christmas breakfast special by serving up these fun little Christmas tree waffles! They’re easy to make and look great on any plate. You could have different bowls of toppings on the side and have your kids decorate them however they want. Your kids will love them – even if they aren’t usually fans of waffles!
Christmas Morning Monkey Bread
This recipe is perfect for serving on Christmas morning because it’s easy to make ahead of time or in the morning before everyone wakes up! This is a great dish to have in the morning while everyone’s gathered in the living room TV watching holiday movies. That you can add toppings and embellishments to the already delectable monkey bread to make it more festive is just the cherry on top!
Light Christmas Breakfast
Not looking to have a heavy breakfast? Have brunch plans with family but want to munch on something before heading out? Then light these Christmas breakfast ideas are your safest bets! Start your Christmas day with these light and tasty Christmas breakfast recipes that are sure to spark the holiday spirit. These are perfect enough to keep you energized to start your day without making you feel full. Here are some great light Christmas morning breakfast ideas that you should try out this year.
These sunshine crepes have a bright and fresh flavor that is sure to brighten up your Christmas morning! They’re made with whole wheat flour and are filled with fresh berries and bananas. These crepes are just enough to fuel you for a fun-filled Christmas day without being too heavy.
Aren’t these the cutest little things you’ve ever seen? Everyone around the Christmas table will be charmed by these fresh strawberries and frosting made into tiny Santa Clauses. These are extremely easy to whip up, literally! All you’ll need are strawberries, a few chocolate chips, and whipped up mascarpone cheese, and you’ll have these fruity Christmas treats to add to your breakfast spread.
Creamy Steel-Cut Oats with Mixed Berry Compote
This creamy steel-cut oats recipe is sure to please any plant-based eater at your dinner table come Christmas morning. It’s loaded with healthy whole grains and topped with a vibrant mixed berry compote and nuts that will leave you feeling full and satisfied after breakfast. This oatmeal recipe isn’t only easy to make, it’s good for you, too!
Christmas Spiced Friands
Pudding is a delicious way to start a day. These light cakes may just be the perfect breakfast recipe to bring out the Christmas cheer in you the moment you wake up. These spiced friands are filled with flavor and fun, making them a fantastic Christmas breakfast idea. They’re easy enough for kids to make (with supervision) but delicious enough for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Strawberry Stuffed French Toast
The sweet strawberry stuffed between the french toast is sure to please any palate! Strawberry Stuffed French toast is what brunch dreams are made of – deliciously sweet and perfect for a relaxing Christmas morning. Easy to make, this really takes french toast up a notch with the cream cheese filling stuffed inside two slices of bread before being cooked until golden brown!
The Christmas season is the perfect time to get creative with your breakfast menu and start the festivities early in the morning. If you’re looking for some new ideas, I hope you get inspired by one or two of these delectable Christmas breakfast ideas. And if you’re anything like me, I know you felt relieved that some of the best and festive Christmas morning breakfast ideas do not need to be very complicated and time-consuming!
Indeed, the holidays are a time for joy and celebration, one that deserves a festive and cheery breakfast spread. Whether you’re hosting Christmas day or not this year, we hope these recipes give you some creative ideas for breakfast dishes that will delight everyone at the table. Let us know which recipe you’re planning on trying this Christmas day!