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July 01, 2020

Mostly Easy Christmas Breakfast Ideas

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49 Christmas Breakfast Ideas To Impress

Christmas breakfast is a great start to a wonderful day of festivities!

You’ve been planning the perfect Christmas for weeks. The house is decorated, the gifts are wrapped, everything is done! The only thing that will truly make Christmas morning perfect, is a good and hearty breakfast!

This is the ultimate collection of 49 amazing, delicious, and oh-so-pretty Christmas breakfast ideas. Whether you prefer a sweet or savory Christmas breakfast, you are bound to find 1, (or 10) “perfect” Christmas breakfast ideas.

For your convenience, this collection has been sorted into the following, most popular categories:

Make-Ahead Breakfast & Christmas Breakfast Casserole Ideas

If you believe that Christmas mornings should NOT be spent in the kitchen, these Christmas breakfast ideas would be ideal for you. You can make these the night or day before Christmas, then enjoy a lovely, stress-free morning.

  1. Cheesy Overnight Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole

This breakfast casserole can be made the night before, or on Christmas morning. It is wonderfully savory with ham, eggs, and hashbrown potatoes.

  1. Overnight Eggnog French Toast Casserole

If you love a sweet breakfast, you’ll love this one because it starts with a brown sugar syrup. Yum!

This eggnog french toast is started on Christmas Eve and freshly baked on Christmas morning.

  1. Veggie Loaded Breakfast Casserole

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Thanks to all the vegetables in this Christmas breakfast casserole, this is a hearty breakfast that you won’t need to feel bad about.

  1. Gingerbread Slow Cooker Oatmeal

This is a steel-cut oats recipe that you can start just before bed. It cooks for 8 hours on low in your slow-cooker. The addition of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice make this a truly “Christmas-y” breakfast.

  1. Christmas Breakfast Casserole

This is a delicious, savory Christmas breakfast casserole with sausage, croissants, eggs and hot sauce.

  1. Overnight Gingerbread French Toast Breakfast Bake

This is a decadent gingerbread french toast recipe with “Christmas-y” flavors like maple syrup, molasses, cinnamon, ground ginger, allspice, ground nutmeg, and ground cloves. Prep it on Christmas eve and bake it on Christmas morning.

  1. Sausage & Hashbrown Christmas Breakfast Casserole

This is a very basic Christmas casserole with breakfast sausage, hashbrowns, and eggs.

  1. Baked Western Omelet Christmas Casserole

If you’re cooking for a crowd, this might be a good option for you because it’s delicious and it’s quick to prepare. All you do is whisk the eggs, then stir in your ham, cheese, onion, and bell peppers. Bake and you’re done.  Complete recipe instructions here.

  1. Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

What a casserole! This tater tot casserole has everything – bacon, sausage, eggs, cheese, and potatoes! It does take a while to cook so you’d want to get this into the oven approximately 50 minutes before you plan to sit down for your Christmas breakfast.

  1. Eggnog Overnight Oats

If you don’t add the peppermint candy on the top, this would actually be a healthy Christmas breakfast with chia seeds, old fashioned oatmeal, and greek yogurt. Find the recipe here.

  1. Overnight Caramel French Toast

If the idea of overnight french toast with brown sugar, heavy cream and butter delights you, you will love this one.

  1. Blueberry Bundt Cake

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Bundt cake is often served at brunch. If you’re having a Christmas brunch, this might be perfect!

This delicious recipe has fresh blueberries and greek yogurt. We won’t count the 2 cups of sugar and stick of butter, because holiday calories don’t count… right?

Christmas Breakfast Favorites

  1. Christmas Pancake Board

Inspiration for this beautiful display from BakersMama.

  1. Candy Cane French Toast Kabobs

How clever and creative are these French Toast Kabobs? They’re basically just cut up french toast and strawberries sprinkled with a bit of powdered sugar, but they’re different and simply adorable.

  1. Cinnamon Christmas Breakfast Wreath

If you’re looking for easy recipes, this is NOT it. (It involves yeast!) However, if you are a baker, this edible Christmas wreath would be a delight for any table.

  1. Candy Cane Crescent Roll Breakfast Pastry

Easy! Thanks to refrigerated crescent rolls, canned pie filling, and cream cheese, even non-bakers can create this candy cane pastry.

  1. White Chocolate Gingerbread Crescent Rolls

These gingerbread crescent rolls are amazing because they’re easy to make but they’re quite unique too! They’re made with crescent rolls, cream cheese, white chocolate chips, AND crushed gingersnap cookies. Perfect for those with a sweet tooth.

  1. Sausage & Cheese Crescent Rolls

sausage breakfast croissants

This is a 3-ingredient recipe! It’s super easy to make and all you’ll need are canned crescent rolls, sausage and cheese! Here’s the recipe for this easy breakfast.

  1. Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Fruit salad is generally great but fruit salad with lemon poppy seed dressing is amazing! This is delicious and very refreshing!

  1. Sheet Pan Pancakes

If you are serving Christmas breakfast for a crowd, it can seriously not get easier than this. This pancake sheet pan recipe needs Bisquick pancake mix, eggs, milk, strawberries, and blueberries. That’s it. Bake it in a sheet pan, and serve.

  1. Cranberry Eggnog Bread

You cannot get any more festive than with eggnog and cranberries. Here’s a deliciously festive cranberry bread made with eggnog and pudding mix.

  1. Waffle Pops For Christmas Morning

If you make waffles on a regular basis, and you have your own recipe, you can simply go with that. However, with this idea from Madeline Lu, you can take waffles to the next level. You can make them truly festive with glaze and  Christmas sprinkles.

  1. Easy Christmas Tree Pastries

These Christmas tree pastries are easy because you’ll be using store-bought pie crusts. They’re filled with a condensed milk mixture, so that’s a sweet winner!

You can also make all kinds of shapes like stars and gingerbread men, etc.

  1. Eggnog French Toast Bake

This eggnog french toast bake is made with 5 eggs and a large loaf of bread, which means it’s suitable to feed a lot of people.

  1. Loaded Denver Omelet Muffins

These are just great, and easy to make too! You’ve got your traditional Denver omelet ingredients: ham, peppers, and eggs. What makes this recipe special is that you’ve got the added hashbrowns. Another big plus is that they’re served as little muffins, so it’s easy to eat.

  1. Baked Hash Brown Cups

These little baked hashbrown cups have a twist to them thanks to the addition of parmesan cheese and panko breadcrumbs.

  1. Mini Frittatas On Christmas Morning

This mini frittata recipe has spinach, deli meat, and corn but you can adapt it to suit your family’s preferences.

  1. Easy Breakfast Cheese Danish

When you think of cheese danish, you may not be thinking “easy.” But this recipe actually is! You’ll mainly be using crescent rolls and cream cheese.

  1. Crescent Rolls & Bacon Breakfast Ring

How fancy does this look for a Christmas breakfast? It’s delicious too! The main ingredients are crescent rolls, bacon, eggs, and peppers. Complete recipe here.

  1. Crockpot Hot Chocolate For Christmas Breakfast

This is a super easy hot chocolate recipe that the kids will love. It’s easy to make too because all the work gets done in the crockpot.

This is a great idea because even when the hot chocolate is done, it will stay warm in the crockpot until you’re ready to serve it.

Fun Christmas Breakfast for Kids

  1. Christmas Tree Waffles

Got green food coloring and sprinkles? Here’s the easy recipe.

And did you notice the little tree trunk is a chocolate bar? Which kid doesn’t want chocolate for Christmas breakfast?

  1. IHOP’s “The Grinch” Pancakes

This fun recipe is a copycat recipe of IHOP’s Grinch Pancakes. They’re quite delightful with green AND neon green food coloring!

  1. Pancake Christmas Ornaments

By the time you’re done decorating these edible Christmas ornaments on a big, beautiful, white platter, the pancakes will likely be cold. But will the kids care? Nope! They’ll be having pancake Christmas ornaments with candy, so there will be no complaints.

  1. Santa Strawberries For Christmas Breakfast

The creator of these little Santa’s describes them as too cute to eat. She’s right. With only 3 ingredients, they’re super easy to make too! You’ll need only strawberries, whipped cream and chocolate chip sprinkles for the eyes.

  1. Bagel Snowmen

What an adorable edible snowman creation. You’ll need cream cheese for your bagels and decorations for the face like chocolate chips, pretzels, fruit leather and a carrot for the nose.

  1. Grinch Fruit Kabob

Oh look! It’s the grinch with Santa Hats! Adorable, tasty, and apart from the little mini marshmallow on the top, it’s mostly healthy.

Inspiration from momables.

  1. Marshmallow Snowman Hot Chocolate

Aah, a delightful soak in a hot tub of hot chocolate! Easy instructions here.

  1. Snowman Pancakes For Christmas Breakfast

Snowman pancakes are cute and super easy to make! Instructions here.

  1. Gingerbread Pancakes

Gingerbread flavors are traditional during Christmas. This recipe is a good marriage of those traditional flavors of ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and molasses in a pancake recipe.

  1. Christmas Tree Pancakes

What a delight on the eyes! Any kid will love this Christmas tree pancake stack.

  1. Vegan Santa Claus and Snowman Pancakes

This is a gluten-free pancake recipe. It has no eggs. If you use coconut whipped cream for the beard, it is also a vegan recipe.

  1. Santa Toast With Peanut Butter

This idea from Little Food Junction is easy, healthy and cute! All you’ll need is whole wheat bread with peanut butter, sliced bananas for the beard, strawberries for the hat, grapes for the eyes and a red berry (or blueberry) for the nose.

Healthy or Gluten-Free Christmas Breakfast Ideas

  1. Christmas Tree Fruit Platter

How creative and easy! This Christmas tree fruit planner is made with kiwi fruit and strawberries.

Other than the fruit, all you’ll need to create this beautiful design is a long white platter.

  1. Gluten-Free Gingerbread Breakfast Cookies

Cookies are not usually considered to be breakfast but these are Breakfast Cookies with oatmeal and walnuts. What makes them “Christmas-y” is the cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice in the recipe.

  1. Watermelon Christmas Tree

After a hearty breakfast, a bit of fruit can be very refreshing.

Inspiration comes from Eating Vibrantly.

  1. Gluten-Free Gingerbread Loaf

This gingerbread loaf is gluten-free and dairy-free, (but it does have eggs.) It is full of flavor with the addition of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice.

  1. Dairy-Free Baked Eggnog Donuts

If you have a dairy allergy, you’ll appreciate this donut recipe because it’s made with dairy-free eggnog. Another great plus is that your donuts are baked, not fried!

  1. Gluten-Free Red Velvet Pancakes

Who would have through gluten-free pancakes would look this decadent?  Recipe here.

  1. Gluten-Free Gingerbread Protein Waffles

This is a great recipe for gluten-free waffles because it’s made predominantly with old fashioned oats and coconut flour. It’s got good flavor thanks to the molasses, cinnamon, and ground ginger.

  1. Fruit Salad With Honey Lime Dressing

Fruit salad on Christmas morning is a good idea because it’s a healthy option. Fruit salad with honey-lime dressing is a great idea!


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