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25+ Easy Christmas Morning Recipes Your Family Will Love

Source: Sally's Baking Addiction
Source: Sally's Baking Addiction

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!


1. Overnight Gingerbread French Toast Bake

Adding the flavor of one of the best holiday cookies into your morning meal will have everyone wanting to sing Christmas carols. 

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2. Cinnamon Roll Wreath

This cinnamon roll wreath is just as delicious as it is adorable. This festive breakfast treat will leave everyone ready to celebrate. 


3. Apple Pie Overnight French Toast

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! 


4. Apple Pie Slow Cooker Oatmeal

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. 


5. Eggs Benedict Bake

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. 

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6. Sweet Potato Asparagus Frittata With Artichokes and Goat Cheese

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. 


7. Gluten-Free Pancake Roll-Ups

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.


8. Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

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! 


9. Caramel Pecan Monkey Bread

Start the best morning of the year off with something sweet. This monkey bread is basically dessert for breakfast—the best gift of all! 


10. Overnight Pull-Apart Cinnamon Roll Bread

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


11. Mexican Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

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. 


12. Make-Ahead Breakfast Biscuit Sandwiches

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. 


13. Eggnog French Toast

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. 


14. French Toast Casserole

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. 


15. Creamy Spinach and Potato Breakfast Casserole

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. 

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16. Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

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!


17. Oatmeal Breakfast Bites

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. 

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Source: A Night Owl


18. Breakfast Grilled Cheese

Get creative with your breakfast this Christmas by trying these delicious grilled cheese sandwiches filled with scrambled eggs and bacon. 


19. Fruity Pebbles French Toast

If your little ones refuse to eat anything for breakfast other than cereal but you want them to have a little more substance for the big day, try making them some super special Fruity Pebbles French toast. 


19. Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal Smoothie

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. 


20. Strawberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Pastries

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. 


21. Freezer Breakfast Burritos

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! 


22. Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

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.


23. Easy Breakfast Berry Yogurt Bake

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. 


24. Cinnamon Roll Pigs in a Blanket Dunkers

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.


25. Reindeer Cinnamon Rolls

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!

Reindeer Cinnamon Rolls

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26. 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.


This article was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated for timeliness. 

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