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!
These easy breakfast casseroles are comforting and filling recipes to tuck into. Many of these recipes can be assembled the night before too!
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 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.
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
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.
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
This apple french toast casserole is full of holiday flavor and comes together in a snap.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
These sweet and fluffy waffles are served with a delightful honey whipped cream, then topped with fresh berries. They taste like cake for breakfast!
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!
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
These easy waffles are made with the cozy, cold weather inspired flavors of pecans and cinnamon – perfect for everyone’s favorite festive winter morning!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!).
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Challah French Toast
Looking to level up your classic French toast recipe? Try this ultra indulgent version made with buttery challah bread.
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.
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 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 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!
Apple Cinnamon Scones
Comforting, cozy apple cinnamon scones are moist and tender, ready to accompany your coffee come Christmas morning.
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.
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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