21 Easy Christmas Breakfast Ideas That Are Best For Holidays!

Whether you decide to eat before or after diving into the present pile, it’s important to start off the holiday right with the best Christmas breakfast ideas — both to fill you up and to get you the energy you need to partake in all those fun holiday festivities, from decorating Christmas cookies to watching the best Christmas movies with the whole family. Therefore we bring you 21 amazing Christmas breakfasts to enjoy with your family and friends. 

21. Candy Cane Crescent Roll Breakfast Pastry

Candy Cane Crescent Roll Breakfast Pastry

Crescent rolls are shaped like a candy cane and get stuffed with a cherry and cream cheese filling for an easy Christmas brunch treat. No surprise here, we all know that food always tastes better when it comes in a fun shape. It’s one of the most delicious Christmas breakfast ideas ever. 
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20. Hot Chocolate Sweet Rolls

Hot Chocolate Sweet Rolls

They’re shaped like cinnamon rolls, but taste like flaky chocolate babka. Drizzle the warm rolls with espresso glaze or choose another topping of your choice. These make an extra special Christmas, Mother’s Day, Easter, or Father’s Day breakfast and one of the best breakfast recipes of all. 
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19. Fruit Pizza Christmas

 Fruit Pizza Christmas

All of a sudden I cannot get enough fresh fruit & cream cheese!  It’s like I’m craving it every day. We were recently at a party, and someone had made a fruit pizza. It was SO good.
To round out the holiday look, we’ve garnished plenty of fresh mints. It’s one of the gorgeous-looking Christmas breakfasts I must say. 
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18. Gluten-Free Gingerbread Waffles

uten-Free Gingerbread Waffles

The warm flavors of molasses, snappy ginger, and earthy cinnamon come together in these caramel-colored and oh-so-fluffy waffles. There really is nothing to make you feel cozier during these long winter months!
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17. Classic Breakfast Grazing Board

Classic Breakfast Grazing Board

Bring your family together over this ultimate breakfast grazing board. Full of breakfast favorites like eggs, waffles, fruit, and more, everyone can mix and match their perfect breakfast. There’s a lot going on with this board, but don’t be intimidated. It’s totally customizable to your favorite breakfast foods. A grazing board combines the best of a cheeseboard and charcuterie platter into one indulgent selection of food. It’s really so cool to make these types of Christmas breakfast ideas and you will love it trust me. 
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16. Strawberry Stuffed French Toast Recipe

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

Strawberry French Toast is a fun breakfast or brunch idea for Christmas made with brioche bread, cream cheese, and strawberries! This toast is what brunch dreams are made of – deliciously sweet and perfect for a cozy Sunday. Easy to make, this really takes french toast up a notch with the cream cheese and strawberries stuffed inside two slices for bread and then cooked until golden brown! Because I LOVE strawberries so much, this is one of my favorite breakfast recipes ever.
Get the recipe here.

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15. Hot Chocolate Pancakes

Hot Chocolate Pancakes

Hot Chocolate Pancakes feature rich chocolate buttermilk pancakes with a thick chocolate fudge topping and garnish with mini marshmallows. Perfect for Christmas morning! As a chocoholic, this recipe satisfies all my cravings instantly. The delicious flavor of hot cocoa makes these pancakes a festive morning treat that your whole family will love. While you might have had hot chocolate with your pancakes, wait until you try it IN your pancakes! Not only are these pancakes irresistible, but they are also incredibly easy to make and will be one of your favorite Christmas breakfast ideas in no time. 
Get the recipe here.

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14. Overnight Croissant French Toast Bake

Overnight Croissant French Toast Bake

Easy croissant french toast casserole can be prepared the night before and baked in the morning! Impress your family with a decadent breakfast. There’s no better way to serve Croissants. Buttery, flaky croissants soak up a full-flavored egg wash to give you perfect, soft-in-the-middle croissant French Toast with a crispy golden crust. The best of both worlds! Incredibly easy, this may just be better than regular French toast. Let your oven do all the work for you! It’s one of the easiest Christmas breakfasts to make honestly. 
Get the recipe here.

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13. Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

kfast Casserole

What can I say, I’m on a roll with my crockpot! This is one of the best breakfast recipes! You wanna know why?
Well, you put all the ingredients in before you go to bed, set your crockpot, and wake up to a kitchen bursting with heavenly smells, and a warm, hearty meal. No fuss, just scoop onto a plate with a side of fresh fruit, and you have yourself a beautiful breakfast. A combination of shredded hash browns, sausage or ham, and lots of cheese is covered with eggs and “baked” to perfection in the slow cooker. Making a CrockPot breakfast casserole recipe has never been easier!
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12. Grinch Cinnamon Rolls

h Cinnamon Rolls

This is one of the perfect Christmas breakfast ideas when your family wants a little bite between opening presents and playing with all their new toys. Grinch Cinnamon Rolls are a fun way to celebrate the holiday, with the green color of the Grinch in the icing, and a little red candy heart to boot. Not only does this recipe use store-bought cinnamon rolls, making a hot breakfast super easy to make, but with just a couple of special ingredients, they are turned into a fun holiday treat for the kids. 
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11. Lemon Blueberry Sheet Pan Pancakes

lemon Blueberry Sheet Pan Pancakes

This fluffy, sweet oven-baked pancake will save you from flipping cakes for everyone. Instead, mix up the batter and bake-off this sheet pan-sized pancake in the oven. While cooks will appreciate the efficiency of this recipe, everyone around the table will appreciate its flavor. The combination of fresh blueberries and lemon zest provides a pleasant, slightly tangy contrast to the sweet blueberry preserves and pancake base. This well-balanced flavor is appealing to adults and still plenty kid-friendly, too.
So, whether it’s Christmas morning and you don’t want to miss a minute of the new-toy joy, or you’re just trying to streamline the breakfast routine, it’s worth adding this to your recipe box. It’s one of my best breakfast recipes and I am sure you will love it too. 
Get the recipe here.

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10. Chocolate Stuffed Monkey Bread 

 Chocolate Stuffed Monkey Bread 

If I told you how many chocolate-stuffed monkey bread fingers I’ve licked clean over the last month, you might think I have a chocolate obsession. You’d be right. I am obviously a chocolate lover duh! I know you can make monkey bread with refrigerated biscuit dough, but I decided to use frozen bread dough instead. The end result was an explosion of chocolate flavor from the inside! It was ridiculously delicious! If you are a chocolate lover, you can’t really resist these types of breakfast recipes, trust me.
Get the recipe here. 

9. Carrot Cake Muffins

Carrot Cake Muffins

Carrot Cake Muffins have all the flavors of carrot cake that you love but in muffin size. Sweet, ultra-moist, with a hint of cinnamon and perfectly fluffy texture. Great for breakfast, snack time, or grab-and-go meals on the fly! These muffins taste amazing plain but add a Cream cheese frosting…Oh yes!  I mean, what is Carrot Cake without the frosting? And when you add frosting to a muffin, it almost becomes a dessert. And everyone loves dessert. Even if there are carrots involved! It’s one of the most delicious and healthy Christmas breakfast ideas so far. 
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8. Omelette Breakfast Bites

Omelette Breakfast Bites

I am so excited to share this easy egg omelet recipe with y’all because it is one of my favorite breakfast recipes! These omelet breakfast bites are ridiculously easy to make and are seriously delicious. These easy omelets are perfect for busy mornings and little hands. You can make them ahead of time and refrigerate them for an easy grab-and-go breakfast. Plus, this is a recipe kid can easily help make which for my family has been a fantastic way to sneak some healthy foods into my picky eater’s diet.
I like being able to toss these little Omelettes into the oven and know that the kiddos can enjoy a hot breakfast on the way to school. Since Christmas break, I have been faithfully trying to have hot food for them a couple of times per week.
Get the recipe here.

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7. Blueberry Pancake Casserole

 Blueberry Pancake Casserole

Pancakes are a classic family favorite and of course one of my most favorite Christmas breakfasts of all time. Unfortunately, they’re usually lukewarm by the time they make it to the table or, the unlucky chef ends up flipping flapjacks all morning while everyone else lingers over each fresh new batch. Well, we’ve solved your Saturday morning dilemma once and for all. Our Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Casserole can be made up to a night ahead and popped in the oven while the first pot of coffee brews away.
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6. Apple Crisp French Toast Casserole 

Apple Crisp French Toast Casserole 

This apple crisp French toast casserole can be made ahead of time to make breakfast a super simple affair! Simplify your holidays with this tasty Casserole! I love how easy this French toast casserole is to make, and my family loved having their French toast mixed with baked apples and a crunchy, crispy oatmeal topping. 
This dish is one of the perfect Christmas breakfast ideas trust me. The 10-minute prep work is done the night before. Just pop it in the oven in the morning with a few toppings and in minutes you’ll have a crowd-pleaser of a breakfast! I made a similar overnight French toast with berries and ricotta for Christmas morning and it was a major hit all around the table.
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5. Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata

This easy ham and broccoli frittata with chunks of cheddar cheese is one of the perfect (and fast) low-carb Christmas breakfasts. Great for serving a crowd! This recipe would actually be great for breakfast, dinner, brunch, Easter, Christmas, or Mother’s Day, to name a few. Frittatas are such an easy, cheap, and fast way to serve a crowd. No slaving in the kitchen making 7 omelets, and no waiting an hour for a casserole to bake. You can add whichever veggie/meat combo you’d like, but I am particularly fond of this ham-broccoli-cheese version. Instead of shredding the cheese, cut it into chunks so you get little pockets of oozy goodness.
Get the recipe here.

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4. Bacon and Spinach Quiche

Bacon and Spinach Quiche

This Spinach and Bacon Quiche is baked in a tender and flakey pie crust and is one of my favourite breakfast recipes on the weekends. My favorite thing about quiches is how you can adapt them to use what you have and what you like. Use any kind of cheese, or add extra veggies like chopped bell pepper, mushrooms, or zucchini. This quiche recipe is definitely company or Sunday brunch worthy with family and friends. And perfect to serve with afternoon tea. It’s delicious when served with lightly dressed greens. In our house, it even shows up on our holiday buffet.
Get the recipe here.

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3. Maple Sage Breakfast Sausage

Maple Sage Breakfast

Making breakfast an event on Sunday is one of my favorite things. I’d much rather make something from scratch at home than go wait in line for 45 minutes at a brunch spot, only to be rushed through the meal. I’ve been working on this recipe for Maple Sage Breakfast Sausage for the past couple of weeks and I’m delighted to say that it’s the perfect way to make your weekend breakfast a little extra special without having to put in a lot of extra work. It’s as easy as 1-2-3. Mix, shape, cook! And it has become one of my favourite breakfast recipes already. 
Get the recipe here.

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2. Frozen Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches

Frozen Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches

Prep for the week with these make-ahead sandwiches for those busy mornings! Filling, delicious and microwavable! Made with egg, cheese, and ham piled between a soft butter croissant, these warm and delicious breakfast sandwiches are freezer-friendly and perfect for a quick and easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Hot and cheesy breakfast sandwiches may just be the best thing on this planet. Ok ok, slight exaggeration, but they are right at the tippy top of my list and one of my favorite Christmas breakfast ideas ever. 
Get the recipe here.

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1.Freezer Breakfast Burritos

Freezer Breakfast Burritos

I’m a huge proponent of batch cooking and stocking your freezer with portioned meals that you can just grab-reheat-and-go! Not only are these make-ahead freezer breakfast burritos a great answer to the “I’m too busy to make breakfast” conundrum, but for someone who loves breakfast for dinner as much as I do, these burritos make a fast and easy anytime meal.
I kept my breakfast burritos super simple with just eggs, cheese, sautéed peppers and onions, and cooked ham, but this is another wonderfully flexible recipe. You can skip the ham to make them vegetarian, or switch them up with any vegetables or even meat. So what are you waiting for guys?? Christmas is coming up and you aren’t even sure what to make for your Christmas morning. Check these 21 amazing and delicious Christmas breakfast ideas and celebrate this Christmas with your family and friends. 
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Tips for a Stress-Free Christmas Breakfast

The holiday season is a time for joy and celebration, and that includes the often-hectic Christmas morning. Here are some tips to ensure your breakfast is not only delicious but also stress-free:

  1. Plan Ahead: Choose recipes that allow for preparation in advance. Many breakfast dishes can be partially or fully prepared the night before, saving you time on the busy morning.
  2. Delegate Tasks: Get the family involved! Assign simple tasks to each family member, whether it’s setting the table, pouring drinks, or helping with the final touches on the dishes. This not only lightens your workload but also makes the morning a shared experience.
  3. Keep it Simple: While the urge to impress with intricate dishes is understandable, simplicity can be just as satisfying. Opt for recipes with minimal ingredients and straightforward instructions to minimize stress.
  4. Double-Check Ingredients: Ensure you have all the necessary ingredients well before Christmas morning. This helps avoid last-minute trips to the store, reducing stress and allowing you to enjoy the festive morning.


Are there any gluten-free or vegan options among these Christmas breakfast recipes?

A: Yes, there are several options that can be adapted for gluten-free or vegan diets. For instance, you can use gluten-free flour for pancakes or choose a plant-based alternative for dairy ingredients. The Overnight Oats and Greek Yogurt Parfait recipes can also be easily customized to accommodate various dietary preferences.

Are there any options for those who prefer a lighter, healthier Christmas breakfast?

A: Yes, there are several healthier options on the list, such as Overnight Oats, Greek Yogurt Parfait, and Avocado and Tomato Breakfast Toast. These recipes are nutrient-packed and provide a lighter alternative without compromising on flavor, ensuring a nutritious start to your festive day.

What drinks would complement these breakfast recipes?

A: Pairing the right beverage can enhance your Christmas breakfast experience. Consider serving Homemade Spiced Hot Chocolate, Vanilla Chai Tea Latte, or a Cranberry Orange Mimosa alongside your meal. These beverages add a festive touch and complement the flavors of the breakfast dishes.

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