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44 Cozy Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas

They say breakfast is the most important meal, and this is especially true on Christmas morning! A cozy breakfast infused with the magic of the holidays sets the tone for the rest of the day. Kickstart your family’s Yuletide celebrations with these Christmas Breakfast Ideas!

Breakfast Casseroles

These easy breakfast casseroles are comforting and filling recipes to tuck into. Many of these recipes can be assembled the night before too!

A slice of baked french toast apple casserole on a plate with whipped cream

Bourbon Apple Crisp French Toast Casserole


This impressive French toast casserole is made with layers of bread soaked in bourbon-spiked custard. The bread is covered with cinnamon-spiced cooked apples and finished with a brown sugar oat topping.

croissant breakfast casserole with eggs, cheese, peppers, green onions, and cheese in a white ceramic dish

Croissant Breakfast Casserole with Sausage

T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house… were the incredible smells of this slow cooker casserole with sausage! This delicious crock pot breakfast is prepared the night before, and ready when you wake up.

pouring hollandaise sauce over eggs benedict casserole

Eggs Benedict Casserole

Eggs Bennie lovers will swoon over the Christmas miracle that is this mouthwatering Eggs Benedict casserole! This recipe packs all the familiar flavors of the classic brunch dish into an easy breakfast worthy of a celebration.

Sausage Breakfast Casserole on plate with tomatoes and scallions

Sausage Breakfast Casserole

This sausage breakfast casserole is ideal for Christmas brunch! Ready with only 10 minutes of prep time plus a short stint in the oven, you can’t beat it.

A slice of ham breakfast casserole lifted out of a casserole dish.

Overnight Ham Breakfast Casserole

Possibly the best overnight breakfast recipe to try this Christmas! A warm, rich combination of flaky croissants, creamy cheeses and juicy ham meet a crispy cornflake topping in this easy make-ahead breakfast idea.

Apple French Toast Casserole feature

Apple French Toast Casserole


This apple french toast casserole is full of holiday flavor and comes together in a snap.

square piece of hashbrown casserole with pepper on top on a white plate

Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes Casserole

Jumpstart Christmas morning with this savory cheese and potato casserole, breakfast style! The ultimate way to dress up the humble hashbrown.

Easy Waffles

Channel all of the cozy Christmas vibes with a classic – homemade waffles! This selection of easy waffle recipes is perfect for ringing in the good cheer.

pumpkin waffles

Homemade Buttermilk Pumpkin Waffles


Cozy fall vibes carried over into a cozy Christmas breakfast! Use up those last cans of pumpkin puree to make these fluffy, tangy, spiced, and utterly delicious pumpkin and buttermilk waffles.

A Stack of Cinnamon Roll Waffles being Drizzled with Maple Cream Cheese Syrup

Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Cinnamon rolls in waffle form is just what your Christmas day calls for. And this is the best recipe that combines the two breakfast favorites!

Banana Chocolate Chip and Blueberry Waffles


Why have one classic waffle add-on when you can have three? This waffle recipe brings together fresh juicy blueberries, ripe bananas and sweet chocolate chips – a holiday breakfast bonanza!

Syrup being poured onto orange cranberry waffles.

Orange Cranberry Waffles with Maple Cranberry Compote (Vegan)

Festive flavors of cranberry and orange are brought together in this waffle recipe destined for Christmas morning. This recipe for vegan waffles is topped with a sweet and tart maple cranberry compote that’s to die for!

Cream Cheese Waffles with Honey Whipped Cream | www.diethood.com | Deliciously sweet and fluffy waffles served with honey whipped cream and fresh berries.

Cream Cheese Waffles with Honey Whipped Cream

These sweet and fluffy waffles are served with a delightful honey whipped cream, then topped with fresh berries. They taste like cake for breakfast!

Churro Waffles made with Rapid Rise yeast! These are out of control...you can make the batter the night before and be ready to have waffles in the morning!

Churro Waffles


A sugary dessert is transformed into a delicious breakfast recipe with these easy churro waffles. Prep the batter the night before and enjoy these tasty waffles in the morning – ice cream optional!

A stack of sourdough waffles topped with berries and whipped cream

The Best Sourdough Discard Waffles


These fluffy homemade waffles are made with sourdough discard and have a lovely tang that compliments your favorite waffle toppings. Just add maple syrup and whipped cream, then finish these off with your favorite berries.

Cinnamon Pecan Waffles

Cinnamon Pecan Waffles


These easy waffles are made with the cozy, cold weather inspired flavors of pecans and cinnamon – perfect for everyone’s favorite festive winter morning!

Perfect Pancakes

Another classic breakfast idea, pancakes are the quintessential holiday morning meal! Try these easy and delicious, festive pancake recipes that both kids and adults will love.

A stack of buttermilk pancakes on a plate topped with butter and maple sryup.

Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes


Something about a classic buttermilk pancake recipe conjures up all the nostalgic Christmas morning feels! Simple, a little tangy, and overall delicious, these buttermilk pancakes are a perfect traditional breakfast.

A stack of gingerbread pancakes are drizzled with maple syrup.

Gingerbread Pancakes

It wouldn’t be Christmas without gingerbread making an appearance! This pancake breakfast idea channels a favorite traditional Christmas cookie into a delicious holiday pancake recipe.

Green Grinch Pancakes on a plate with cream cheese toppings.

Grinch Pancakes

Let the kids watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas while you whip up a batch of these easy and festive waffles! The green “grinch” color is delightful and tiny confetti hearts just take it all to the next level. An absolutely perfect Christmas morning breakfast, especially for littles!

Pumpkin pancakes topped with two pats of butter and a drizzle of pure maple syrup

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes with Candied Bacon


When the occasion calls for pulling out all the stops, this is the pancake recipe to do it! Delectable pumpkin pancakes made with healthy whole wheat and a semi-indulgent topping of homemade candied bacon (in the name of Christmas!).

side shot of stacked sheet pan pancakes topped with whipped cream and blueberries

Sheet Pan Pancakes

Preparing pancakes for a crowd? Or perhaps you’re just looking for a simple solution for quick and easy breakfast: make your pancakes on a baking sheet! Fluffy sheet pan pancakes are the not-so-secret variation you need to try this holiday season.

Maple syrup being poured over a stack of fluffy pancakes

Fluffy Homemade Pancakes


Who doesn’t love a tall stack of fluffy pancakes? This old fashioned recipe makes griddle cakes like you’d find at an old fashioned dinner. Just add your favorite fixings and dig in.

Fluffy Whole Wheat Pancakes made with a few secret ingredients, top with a Cinnamon Apple Compote that's made with honey instead of brown sugar for the grand finale! | joyfulhealthyeats.com

Fluffy Whole Wheat Pancakes with Cinnamon Apple Compote


Pancakes made with whole wheat are both nutritious and delicious, with a naturally sweetened, spiced apple cinnamon compote! A healthy breakfast recipe thanks to a few special ingredients.

A stack of gluten free pancakes on a white plate with syrup.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes

Gluten free diets rejoice, with this easy recipe for gluten-free pancakes loaded with pumpkin flavor!


Nothing fits the holidays better than a delicate crepe filled to the brim with flavorful ingredients! Ideal for breakfast or brunch, these are the best crepe recipes for Christmas celebrations.

overhead shot of homemade crepes folded over and dusted with powdered sugar.

How to Make Crepes

If you’re looking to perfect your crepe making skills this holiday season, this recipe is the gift that keeps on giving! With 6 ingredients, this is a fast and easy crepe recipe that’s the perfect foundation for any fillings and toppings your Christmas heart desires.

Homemade crepes topped blueberry syrup and whipped cream with a few fresh berries on the plate.

Gluten-Free Blueberry Crepes

Christmas morning is a time for tradition; and this traditional breakfast crepe is the best recipe to enjoy with the family, served with a sweet syrup packed with fresh blueberries.

Image of Apple Cinnamon Crepes with Maple Mascarpone

Apple Cinnamon Crepes with Maple Mascarpone

Mascarpone brings a little luxury to this already delicious crepe recipe. Apples and cinnamon, plus a hint of maple flavor kick this breakfast into winter holiday gear!

Crepes with raspberries and a lemon wedge.

Easy Lemon Crepes with Raspberry Sauce


Sweet meets citrus in this recipe for light and airy lemon crepes! Bright red homemade raspberry sauce brings a Christmassy edge to an otherwise refreshing and easy crepe recipe.

christmas tree shaped crepes on a plate with whipped cream and berries as garland

Christmas Tree Crepes with Gingerbread Spice Whipped Cream

Christmas Tree Crepes with Gingerbread Spice Whipped Cream are simple to make and the perfect way to start your Christmas morning! Make them all month long for a fun & festive way to celebrate the season without a lot of hassle!

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Bananas Foster Crepes


This one’s for the adults: a grown-up take on crepes featuring a decadent filling made from bananas flambéed in rum, banana liquor, butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar.

French Toast

French toast is a kid-friendly classic, with so many ways to dress it up for Christmas day! Here are a range of easy French toast recipes that take the original to a whole new level.

Pouring maple syrup on a slice of french toast casserole

Overnight Blueberry French Toast Bake


Make this easy french toast bake the night before and wake up to a decadent breakfast casserole’s perfect for the holidays! Filled with juicy blueberries and topped with a crunch brown sugar cinnamon streusel, this breakfast idea is a definite treat.

French Toast

Baked French Toast

A delicious French toast bake is one way to make easy French toast ahead of the morning bustle! This irresistible baked breakfast recipe is soaked in a mixture of maple and cream cheese, complete with a festive zest of orange.

French toast casserole with caramel sauce.

Apple Pie French Toast Casserole

If there was ever an occasion to enjoy dessert for breakfast, it’s at Christmas. Luckily, this is a sweet breakfast casserole that channels that energy! Rich and creamy french toast flavors and a sweet apple cinnamon filling are topped with a sugary pecan streusel, ready to be drizzled with caramel.

frehcn toast casserole with whipped cream and pecans

Overnight Pumpkin Brioche French Toast

It’s as though brioche bread was born to be French toast – and this recipe proves it! Once again you can dodge the Christmas morning chaos with this perfect recipe for overnight French toast enriched with pumpkin puree.

Mimosa French Toast


This is the ultimate celebratory brunch recipe, and perfect for the adults this Christmas! A French toast recipe with berries and homemade whipped cream, drizzled with a sparkling, mimosa-inspired syrup made with champagne and orange juice!

Overnight eggnog French toast bake is a breakfast crowd-pleaser! Simple ingredients that you put together overnight and pop in the oven the next morning! Perfect for Christmas morning!

Overnight Eggnog French Toast Bake


Eggnog is a Christmas staple that gives a new twist to this classic baked French toast! Holly, jolly overnight eggnog French toast is just the thing to serve on a cozy Christmas morning.

A French toast stick is being dipped into a small cup of syrup.

Air Fryer French Toast Sticks

Amidst the tearing open of presents and peeking into stockings, the little ones can indulge in dipping these easy French toast sticks into their favorite toppings! An easy, fuss-free breakfast idea that never fails to please.

Two slices of challah french toast with a slice taken out, whipped cream and blueberries on top

Challah French Toast


Looking to level up your classic French toast recipe? Try this ultra indulgent version made with buttery challah bread.

A serving of vanilla french toast with blueberries, bananas, candied pecans, and powdered sugar.

Vanilla French Toast


The perfect breakfast recipe for special occasions, this vanilla French Toast has a few tricks up its sleeve! Discover how a hint of cardamom and a few easy techniques can result in the best, most decadent French toast!

Scones and Coffee Cake

From savory scones to sweet and moist coffee cake, these are the recipes that will wow at the breakfast table on Christmas morning.

Pile of glazed maple scones on layer of parchment paper

The Best Maple Scones Recipe

Sweet maple scones are the perfect pair with your Christmas morning coffee! These tender scones are filled with rich and cozy flavor.

Cranberry Orange Scone with Orange Nutmeg Glaze on white plate with scones on cutting board in background

Cranberry Orange Scones with Orange Nutmeg Glaze

An easy scone recipe filled with the holiday flavors of cranberry, orange and nutmeg. Serve these with coffee or with warm eggnog to ring in Christmas day.

Zucchini Cheddar Scone on a wire rack

Zucchini Cheddar Scones

A savory scone recipe, filled with zucchini and cheddar cheese. The texture of these scones – flaky, tender, and crispy – is out of this world!

Fresh Apple Cinnamon Scones they're crumbly, moist, and full of apple cinnamon flavor. The perfect breakfast for the fall, especially next to a cup of coffee!

Apple Cinnamon Scones

Comforting, cozy apple cinnamon scones are moist and tender, ready to accompany your coffee come Christmas morning.

Twice slices of layered coffee cake on a piece of brown parchment paper and gold forks

Classic Sour Cream Coffee Cake

This classic coffee cake is one recipe you won’t want to miss. Let this filling and sweet breakfast cake set the tone for a fabulous and merry Christmas day ahead.

Spiral coffee cake in springform pan after sides are removed

Giant Morning Bun Spiral Coffee Cake

Impressive to look at, delicious to eat, this coffee cake is the ultimate breakfast recipe to make for Christmas morning! With the cozy flavors of nuts and orange marmalade wrapped inside a spiced homemade brioche-like dough.

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