Looking for some fun Christmas breakfast ideas?
From red velvet waffles to peppermint donuts, these easy recipes will make the morning even more memorable.
25 Festive Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
These delectable Christmas breakfast recipes are sure to make your holiday merry and bright.
And they’re so good, you might want to serve them for lunch and dinner as well.
They’re make-ahead friendly, too, meaning you don’t have to wake up super early on Christmas morning.
Just whip them up in advance and chill with the rest of the gang.
And if you need any more inspiration, check out these easy and scrumptious Christmas quick breads!
Money bread muffins are the things that dreams are made of. They’re like cinnamon rolls, only better! And easier.
It pairs a simply can of biscuit dough with butter, cinnamon, and sugar. And the best part? They come together in under an hour.
They’re so buttery and pillow-soft, and they make your house smell amazing!
Christmas is the time for fancy coffee. This vanilla gingerbread latte tastes like Christmas morning in a mug.
The coffee is richly seasoned with maple syrup and molasses for those gingerbread feels. But we aren’t done yet!
It’s then topped with a sweet caramel brulee that takes the flavor over the top.
Regular French toast is good, but this eggnog French toast recipe is even better!
With an infusion of eggnog and pumpkin pie spices, this breakfast recipe captures the feels of the holiday season.
It’s just as easy to whip together as regular French toast with in infusion of classic holiday seasoning.
4. Coffee Cake
Moist and tender cake is topped with a crisp cinnamon crumble. This is the ultimate coffee cake to pair with your favorite cuppa joe!
It’s simple, yet spectacular. No fancy ingredients are required to bake it, but the flavors and textures are spot on.
It’s so good, you can easily fool people into thinking you got it from a bakery.
Can’t decide between French toast and gingerbread? Put them together and make this hearty, heavenly casserole.
Crisp brioche is soaked in a brown sugar custard, topped with a gingerbread sugar crumble, and baked to golden perfection.
To top it off, it’s drizzled with maple syrup and dusted with powdered sugar.
Sweet, moist, and chocolatey red velvet cake in waffle form? Sounds amazing to me! Let’s whip it up, shall we?
They’re crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, and bursting with chocolate chips.
These red velvet waffles are worth waking up early in the morning for.
Plus, that stunning red hue makes these waffles even more adorable.
These soft and flaky biscuits are loaded with sausage bits and cheddar cheese. They’re a must on Christmas morning.
They’re so good, I’ll bet Santa would pick them over milk and cookies.
When I say loaded, I mean ultra-loaded. These biscuits are packed with sausage and cheese but don’t worry, they aren’t that rich.
The buttermilk biscuits help dial down the richness, giving you well-balanced flavors.
The combination of sweet pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves is absolutely to die for. Case in point: Starbucks pumpkin bread!
From the aroma to the flavor to the texture, nothing beats the classic pumpkin bread on Christmas morning.
Although the popular Starbucks confection is truly delectable, nothing beats homemade.
Don’t worry, this recipe is so simple, it’s impossible to mess up.
Waking up to the smell of cinnamon and brown sugar is absolute bliss. Make your Christmas morning extra special by serving these easy-peasy cinnamon rolls.
These rolls are a cinch to make. If you’ve never made cinnamon rolls from scratch, don’t worry.
You’ll use Bisquick to speed up the process, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be as good as traditional cinnamon rolls.
Soft and pillowy donuts are infused with crushed peppermint candies. Wow. Just get in my belly already!
Not many like the flavor of peppermint, but these donuts deliver a gentle kiss of peppermint this isn’t overwhelming.
They’re also a breeze to make. These donuts are baked, not fried, so not only they are healthier and easier to whip up.
Bananas and chocolate always make a great pair. That’s why these muffins are insanely delicious.
Moist and tender muffins are loaded with bananas and chunks of chocolate. It’s every sweet tooth’s dream!
They’re so good, you’ll think they came straight out of the bakery.
But here’s a secret: these muffins are super easy to make. They’re impossible to mess up.
What are Swedish pancakes, you ask? Well, they’re like a cross between American pancakes and crepes.
They’re lighter and fluffier than crepes, but are thinner than traditional pancakes.
This recipe creates the ultimate canvas for all your favortite crepe fillings, or pancake toppings.
That means you can go crazy with the maple syrup, or keep it light with fresh fruit.
I can almost smell it now. Freshly baked apples, a kiss of cinnamon, and crunchy nuts make this recipe the ultimae Christmas morning breakfast.
I mean, it tastes like a scrumptios dessert. But there’s fruit in there, so it can technically be breakfast.
And on Christmas, there are no rules! And there’s no denying how wonderful this bread smells.
Sweet potatoes add a sweet flair to this otherwise purely savory frittata.
Chunks of sweet potatoes, ham, crisp veggies, caramelized onions, and feta cheese all together in one frittata? Now, who can say no to that?
Not only is this ideal for Christmas day, but the morning after, too. It’s the perfect way to create something completely new and exciting from leftovers.
Cranberry orange bread is that perfect pairing of tart cranberries, and acidic orange in a dense and buttery bread.
Seriously, don’t sleep on this holiday breakfast recipe! It comes together in a snap, and there’s no proving needed.
This tasty bread goes from bowl to oven in just 15 minutes. And that smell? Heavenly.
Italian sausage, peppers, broccoli, and cheese? Sounds like the perfect breakfast to me!
This simple breakfast casserole is a rich and hearty breakfast that hits the spot. Sure, it’s indulgent, but come on, it’s Christmas!
While I can’t get enough of this casserole’s medley of flavors, what I love most about it is how simple it is to make.
Making individual pancakes is a tedious process. And if you want to feed your whole family without spending all morning in the kitchen, check out this recipe!
Pumpkin sheet pancakes are so deliciously savory and sweet, and they bake on a single sheet pan.
Just slice, top, and serve. Easy peasy.
These perfectly baked crescent rolls are oozing with Nutella and cream cheese. This appetizer/snack/dessert is a must-have at every party.
It’s sweet, chocolatey, nutty, and tangy. It’s all the wonderful holiday flavors you can ever ask for!
Crisp and buttery crescent rolls are the perfect vessel to hold in all that Nutella and cream cheese.
This is the last blueberry muffin recipe you’ll ever need. And who doesn’t love blueberry muffins?
They’re impossibly light and fluffy with a buttery topping. And with so many blueberries, they burst with sweetness in every bite.
And what makes them perfect for breakfast is that they are delicately sweet, but have the texture of an ultra-moist cake.
Ginger lovers, this is for you. What better way to celebrate Christmas morning than with a sweet and perfectly spiced gingerbread muffin?
It’s perfect to warm you up on a cold wintery day!
These muffins are super soft, tender, and oozing with flavor from the ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon.
The secret ingredients are molasses, cashew milk, and turbinado sugar.
There is no such thing as too much cheese and sausage. That said, here’s another breakfast item loaded with this power duo: breakfast strata.
This casserole isn’t just loaded with cheese and sausage, but with cherries as well.
It sounds weird, but the cherries add a wonderful contrast to the richness of the casserole.
Christmas brunch isn’t complete without bread pudding!
This holiday staple is a Christmas must-have not just because of tradition, but also because it’s simply delicious.
And this version, with Panettone, is to die for!
23. Christmas Quiche
Sausage, cheese, and cranberries are already tasty on their own, but when combined, they create a lip-smacking, jaw-dropping breakfast.
Say hello to this Christmas quiche! Flaky crust filled with fluffy eggs and loaded with chunks of sausage, cheese, and cranberries.
If this hearty breakfast doesn’t get you in the holiday spirit, I don’t know what will!
Eggs Benedict is my all-time favorite breakfast food. It’s hard enough to make a single serving, let alone a festive brunch.
But this simple recipe makes your life so much easier. All of the components (sans the eggs) are made in advance.
So, when breakfast time rolls around, all you need to do is poach those eggs and assemble them.
These scones are so unbelievably tender, they melt in your mouth.
Plus, they’re also loaded with pecans and glazed with maple syrup. They’re guaranteed to blow your taste buds away.
Judging by the flavor, you would think these scones require mad baking skills. But nope!
On the contrary, they’re actually super a breeze to make. It’s a Christmas miracle!
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