As magical as Christmas morning may be, it’s often a hectic haze of recovering from celebrations the night before, welcoming friends and family over, and the craziness of opening presents. Eating breakfast might be an afterthought. To help make one element of the morning run smoothly this year, we’ve rounded up these easy, delicious, and festive breakfast recipes for Christmas morning. Some can be prepared the night before, giving you one less thing to think about on Christmas day. Enjoy!
Sweet Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes
Adding the flavor of one of the best holiday cookies into your morning meal will have everyone wanting to sing Christmas carols.
This cinnamon roll wreath is just as delicious as it is adorable. This festive breakfast treat will leave everyone ready to celebrate.
French toast is always a great go-to breakfast option, but this recipe is even better with the addition of apple pie flavoring and the fact that you can make it the night before!
With most places being closed on Christmas, a donut run is likely off the table for a special breakfast treat. However, this festive and easy-to-follow recipe will make you want to skip it anyway. We also appreciate that rather than using food dyes, the icing colors are achieved with totally natural ingredients like matcha powder and raspberries.
This recipe is even better than your favorite instant oatmeal. Make this recipe on Christmas Eve and be ready for the best breakfast to start your holiday morning.
If How the Grinch Stole Christmas has been a part of your family holiday movies this year or in years past, then these whimsical pancakes will definitely add a creative dose of Christmas cheer over breakfast.
Start the best morning of the year off with something sweet. This monkey bread is basically dessert for breakfast—the best gift of all!
Does anyone actually enjoy fruit cake? We love that this French toast bears resemblance to this traditional Christmas cake, but is something a bit more mouthwatering—and playful!—for little ones and adults alike.
No one in my household ever passes up cinnamon rolls in the morning, and this bread is a great way to get everyone ready for the day. Spend Christmas Eve afternoon baking this treat along with your favorite holiday cookies.
Imagine these adorable homemade pop tarts, replaced with red and green Christmas sprinkles and any other toppings that will add to the holiday spirit! With any luck, maybe you’ll even be able to convert your kids to this healthier—but still every bit as delicious—version of Pop-Tarts, too.
If you can’t get enough of Mexican hot chocolate when the temps drop, you’re not going to want to pass up this delicious cinnamon roll recipe.
Though I’m convinced all French toast is good, not all French toast is created equal. I think this recipe takes the cake for the most festive version of the breakfast dish.
If you have family staying at your house for the holidays, this casserole is a must. It’s perfect for feeding a crowd and will leave everyone with a smile on their face.
The aroma and taste of gingerbread reliably animates the feeling of Christmas, and treating everyone to a Dutch pancake generously laced with gingerbread spices will take you there. Fresh out of the oven, you can garnish it with toppings like snowy powdered sugar and whipped cream—and let’s not forget, the maple syrup.
You could start the day with bagels and cream cheese, but we know you can do better than that! Get everyone’s tummies ready for the big event by gifting them a breakfast full of all of the best flavors: the sweetness of strawberries, the flakiness of puff pastry, and the tanginess of cream cheese.
One way to ensure Christmas morning is extra magical for your little ones is by making their breakfast into an adorable holiday treat. But be careful, they may just argue over who gets Rudolph!
17. Snowman Pancakes
Another breakfast the little ones will love, Irma of @tinygirlgang assembled the cutest pancake snowman using ingredients you likely already have on hand: bacon, strawberries, marshmallows, and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
Think moist, gently sweetened banana bread, but with the added nutritional boost of heart healthy oats. Easy to whip together, all you have to do is pop this tasty recipe into the oven and then you can spend the wait time engaging in a fun Christmas activity or other holiday tradition you have planned.
19. Nutella Muffins
If your kids are Nutella lovers, then they’ll be psyched to get their hands on these gooey Nutella-filled muffins fluffed to perfection. While it’s not the healthiest muffin filling for breakfast, sometimes it’s the most special of occasions that deserve the sweetest treats!
During the holidays, it’s easy to forget to eat our recommended daily dose of fruits and veggies. Get your fruit intake in the best way with this easy and yummy yogurt bake.
Just because it’s a hectic morning doesn’t mean your breakfast has to be boring. Mix up your regular pancake routine with these roll-ups.
If you’re going to be heading out to several gatherings on Christmas Day, you probably won’t need much for breakfast. However, it’s always a good idea to start off on a good note. That’s why these breakfast bites are the perfect small but protein-packed option.
This smoothie recipe has all the best flavors wrapped into one. This nutritious breakfast is a great way to begin the holiday and build up your strength for gift-giving and celebrating.
Savory Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes
When your household is full of pizza lovers, it can be a pleasant surprise to offer one of these beloved pies for breakfast as a change of pace. You can also easily play around with the ingredients to satisfy everyone’s topping preferences.
Before indulging in bottomless mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and ham for Christmas dinner, start the day off right with this healthy but delicious breakfast.
As much as I love eggs Benedict, I don’t love how long it can take to make, especially on Christmas morning when there’s so much else to focus on. This bake is a great alternative because it can be prepped the night before in just about five minutes.
A lovely balance of savory and sweet, these lean protein turkey patties studded with apples and a dash of maple syrup are the perfect centerpiece for toasted English muffin sandwiches.
This is the perfect dish to have in the morning if your Christmas dinner isn’t till later in the day. It’s hearty enough to keep you satisfied until suppertime!
I gravitate toward a breakfast sandwich at all times of the year, and I can’t think of a better way to keep myself satisfied until our family gathering on Christmas Day than with a hearty breakfast biscuit sandwich.
If you’re not a fan of sweets in the morning, we’ve got you covered! Try this salty, savory casserole that’s sure to satisfy any anti-sweet tooth.
What’s great about this recipe is that you’ll likely already have the ingredients on hand to use for Christmas dinner. All you need is a few simple ingredients like milk, eggs, ham, cheese, bread, and seasonings. Easy as pie!
Get creative with your breakfast this Christmas by trying these delicious grilled cheese sandwiches filled with scrambled eggs and bacon.
These breakfast burritos are perfect if you need to get out the door early on Christmas morning. They’re freezer- and microwave-friendly, so make them the night before and have them waiting for you in the morning. As an added bonus, they’re pretty comparable to McDonald’s breakfast burritos, which we all know are the best!
Opting for a casserole on Christmas morning is a great idea because you can prepare it the night before, pop it in the oven while everyone’s getting ready, and enjoy it before heading out the door.
No combination is quite as satisfying as salty and sweet. I can’t think of a better way to savor the union on Christmas morning than with these decadent cinnamon roll pigs in a blanket. We know these will be a family favorite all throughout the new year.
36. Bacon Pancakes
This probably isn’t the first time you’re seeing bacon paired with something that’s traditionally sweet. If you’ve already been filling up on Christmas sweets like cookies and hot cocoa, then these bacon-infused pancakes lean just the right way in the savory direction.