Don’t forget to recharge amongst the hustle and bustle of Christmas morning with these extra-special holiday breakfasts. Whether you prefer a stress-free morning with make-ahead Christmas morning breakfasts or a hearty sit-down holiday affair, we have you covered with our list of Christmas morning breakfast ideas.
We guarantee that the dishes on our list are holiday-worthy and will give you the energy to start your Christmas off right!
1. Eggnog French Toast Bake
Eggnog French Toast Bake is a simple stress-free make-ahead Christmas morning breakfast. Perfect for families that don’t want to fuss with breakfast preparations amidst gift-opening.
A tender brioche is drenched in rich, creamy eggnog, then covered in a crunchy strudel, and baked until golden brown. Choose a brioche, French bread, or day-old white bread for this fantastic holiday breakfast. For some added texture, toss in some pecans, walnuts, or slivered almonds along with some seasonal dried fruits, such as candied oranges or cranberries.
2. Baked Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches
Baked Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches are a quick and easy breakfast for Christmas morning. If breakfast sandwiches are your jam, then you’ll love this one!
Scrambled eggs, ham, and cheese are piled high on a buttery croissant with a touch of salt and pepper, then baked in the oven until warm. Prepare these breakfast sandwiches ahead for a stress-free Christmas morning. Feel free to add or switch out ingredients of your choice and live life to your tastes.
3. Christmas Morning Breakfast Wreath
The Christmas Morning Breakfast Wreath is a hearty holiday dish, that will charm your guests with its festive look. Even though this breakfast wreath may look complicated, its anything but– simply arrange crescent roll strips into the shape of a wreath, adding ground sausage, scrambled egg, and shredded cheese to the dough. Adorn your breakfast wreath with greenery and a fruit dish filled with raspberries, grapes, or sliced strawberries for bursts of color.
4. Candy Cane Danish
The candy cane, a nostalgic Christmas candy, is transformed into a tasty breakfast treat in this easy holiday breakfast recipe. The Candy Cane Danish consists of crescent roll strips formed into the shape of a candy cane. The dough is then layered with a luscious cream cheese frosting and topped with a cherry filling and baked until golden brown.
5. Peppermint Hot Cocoa Pancakes
Peppermint Hot Cocoa Pancakes put a holiday twist on the quintessential beloved Christmas drink, hot cocoa. Warm fluffy buttermilk pancakes, are mixed with hot cocoa and peppermint extract and topped with a dreamy marshmallow glaze for a jolly festive flair! To make these pancakes extra sweet, try adding chocolate chips to the batter and a drizzle of chocolate sauce on top.
6. Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls
Cinnamon rolls are a classic extra-special breakfast. What better time to indulge than Christmas morning? Cinnabon cinnamon rolls are the gold standard when it comes to ooey-gooey goodness.
Sticky sweet, with tender, delicate dough rolled in a warm combination of cinnamon and brown sugar with decadent cream cheese frosting. This recipe for Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls is the ticket to your holiday-worthy breakfast!
7. Sticky Toffee Monkey Bread
You’ll love this easy hack on this classic old-fashioned Christmas breakfast tradition. Sticky Toffee Monkey Bread uses only five ingredients, one being cans of refrigerator biscuit dough in place of time-consuming DIY biscuit dough that can take ages.
Simply pull the pre-made biscuit dough apart, and form into balls and coat in cinnamon sugar. Arrange the dough balls in a bundt pan and cover with toffee sauce. Bake until fluffy and golden.
8. Biscuits and Gravy with Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole
For those that would rather hold off on the sweets Christmas morning and have a hearty breakfast casserole, we have the perfect recipe for you. Biscuits and Gravy with Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole is loaded with eggs, cheese, and sausage in addition to tender, buttery biscuits and delicious gravy!
This breakfast dish is ideal for a crowd and can be made ahead of time for a worry-free Christmas morning.
9. Sheet-Pan Pancakes
If you’re hosting Christmas breakfast this year, you’ll know that serving a crowd can be time-consuming. If you’re thinking about serving up some flapjacks, but don’t have time to be a food stylist with crazy-fun shaped Christmas pancakes, we have a solution! Spread pancake batter in a sheet-pan for some sheet-pan pancakes.
Prepare up to four different kinds of pancakes in one sheet. Choose from chocolate chips, walnuts, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, or granola. The possibilities for sheet-pan pancakes are endless! Sheet-pan pancakes may become a part of your regular weekend breakfast menu for their convenience.
10. Delicious Quiche Lorraine
The Quiche Lorraine makes for a fabulous Christmas brunch. This savory pie consists of a delightful buttery crust filled with custard made from heavy cream and eggs. Quiche Lorraine is bursting with bacon and onion flavor as well as the sweet and mild taste of Swiss cheese and soft hints of nutmeg.
11. Gingerbread Waffles With Vanilla Cream Syrup
Calling all gingerbread fans! Enjoy the spicy warm notes of gingerbread in this recipe for homemade gingerbread waffles straight from your waffle iron bright and early on Christmas morning. Drizzle some sweet vanilla cream syrup made from scratch to complete your delicious holiday celebration.
12. Easy Spiced Hot Fruit Bake
If you’re on the lookout for a Christmas breakfast that won’t bog you done with countless carbs and processed sugars, then look no further than a healthy Christmas breakfast of a spiced hot fruit bake.
Easy Spiced Hot Fruit Bake is filled with seasonal fruit and warm holiday spices. This gluten-free Christmas breakfast can hold its own by itself or be used as a topping for pancakes or waffles.
13. Savory Breakfast Bundt Cake
One dozen eggs, two cups shredded hash browns, and eight cups of diced sweet Hawaiian bread cubes along with cheese, an assortment of veggies, and meats bring you a magnificent holiday-worthy bundt “cake.” This Savory Breakfast Bundt Cake casserole is baked in a bundt cake tin for a showstopping breakfast cake that will make your mouth water. This casserole can be prepared in a traditional 9×13 pan, if you prefer.
14. Easy Overnight Cranberry Eggnog Oatmeal
Set and forget this rich and creamy breakfast overnight so you can enjoy the excitement of Christmas morning with your family the following day. Easy Overnight Cranberry Eggnog Oatmeal is no ordinary oatmeal! Old-fashioned oats soak in a mix of golden eggnog, cranberries, vanilla, and brown sugar for a simple and heartwarming holiday breakfast. Add some of your favorite oatmeal toppings to your overnight oats to make this recipe your own.
15. Baked Donuts
You don’t need a donut shop to have bakery-style donuts. Grab a donut pan, and have fresh, soft, fluffy cake-like donuts ready in 20 minutes for Christmas morning! Frost your homemade baked donuts with chocolate frosting and decorate with festive red and green sprinkles for a joyful touch. If you prefer a different flavor of frosting for your baked donuts, feel free to check out how to make homemade icing at home.
If you received an air-fryer for Christmas, break it out and prepare some air fryer donuts instead. They’re so easy to make, you may never hit up your local donut shop again!