Christmas morning is a fun occasion filled with presents, laughter, and sweet treats in the hundreds. However, it should also be a time for a delicious, filling breakfast that all of the family can enjoy!
Here is our list of 28 tasty Christmas breakfast ideas. Check them out below and find a new Christmas morning tradition!
1. Sticky Buns
When you think of Christmas, you think of sweet treats, candy, chocolate, and all things sugar! This brings us to this sticky bun recipe! These sticky buns are perfect for Christmas morning.
They only have 5 ingredients that you can easily find in the supermarket or your local grocery store and are sure to make the whole family happy. You can even get the kids involved in mixing and making this delicious recipe!
These sticky buns only take half an hour to make, so put on the Christmas tunes and get cooking!
We all know Christmas morning can get a little hectic, so you may not necessarily have time to eat breakfast. So, a great way to provide fuel for yourself until you get the chance to eat is by having a Christmas-themed coffee!
What makes this coffee taste and smell like Christmas in a cup is the addition of cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves, it is very similar to Chai!
Best of all, you can make this recipe in just 5 minutes before rushing back to open your presents!
French toast feels so quintessentially Christmas that this is not the last time you will see it on this list!
However, this time you will see it combined with caramel and banana, which is an unexpected but delicious combination perfect for Christmas morning.
This will be a breakfast you will want to eat not just on Christmas morning, but every morning after that!
You will need a lot of eggs and bananas for this recipe, so make sure you are stocked up before Christmas eve!
Overall, this recipe takes just 20 minutes to prep and 1 hour and 10 minutes to cook – just enough time for you to open your prezzies and listen to many Christmas hits.
4. Coffee Cake
This is one of the easiest recipes to make on this list thanks to the inclusion of Bisquick. Make no mistake, though, this recipe tastes so good you’ll think it is one of your Christmas presents!
This will be the perfect cake to pair with your Christmas coffee, and if you want to add something healthier to the dish, fresh blueberries won’t go amiss!
Best of all, this cake takes just 25 minutes to make.
When you think of Christmas, we bet you also think of gingerbread. And why wouldn’t you – especially when you have your first taste of this recipe!
Along with the lightly spiced gingerbread and delicious french toast, this recipe includes a brown sugar custard that will make your Christmas morning!
Take note that this recipe has a half-hour chilling time, as well as 10 minutes of prep time and 45 minutes of cooking time. However, we just know the wait will be worth it!
Red velvet cake and waffles combined? It really is Christmas time! This is a delectable recipe that will serve four people and will take just 35 minutes to make in total, with 15 minutes of prep time and 20 minutes of cook time!
This dreamy reci0pe is fluffy and sweet and is sure to make Santa jealous that you didn’t leave it out for him!
If you do not have much of a sweet tooth, then this recipe is for you! Christmas is not all about sweet treats, and these sausage and cheddar biscuits are a great breakfast alternative if you want something a bit more savory.
Sausage and cheese is a classic combo, and when combined with flaky and soft biscuits this will be a Christmas morning everyone in the family remembers!
Overall, these buttermilk sausage-cheese biscuits will take just 45 minutes to make.
Another quintessential Christmas ingredient: cinnamon! Cinnamon is everywhere when it comes to Christmas, and winter in general, but it is not hard to see why!
There’s not much that can beat the smell of brown sugar and cinnamon cooking in the morning, especially on a day with so much happiness and positivity like Christmas morning.
Not only are these cinnamon rolls tasty, but they are also super easy to make, the glaze included! And, if you do not like all of the ingredients in this recipe, then there are plenty of variations to choose from!
Overall, this recipe takes 45 minutes to make!
There’s nothing better than curling up on a cold winter’s day with a blanket and a peppermint hot chocolate…except perhaps eating these delectable peppermint donuts on Christmas morning.
This recipe includes crushed-up peppermint candy on top of fluffy and soft donuts, and you will enjoy eating these while watching your favorite Christmas movie.
Best of all, these donuts are not fried, but baked, which makes them healthier!
You will get 18 donuts out of this recipe in just 24 minutes!
Cranberry jam and candied ginger may not seem like a good combo, but we know you will change your mind once you try this recipe!
Not only are they delicious together, but these two ingredients make these crepes so festive and perfect for a lazy Christmas morning.
And, if you want to make them extra sweet, you can always add some tasty powdered sugar!
There’s a lot that goes into making this recipe – from making the jam to the filling to the crepes, but we think this tasty dish is worth the wait!
11. Orange Rolls
Who doesn’t love the smell of oranges throughout their house and Christmas time? Especially when it’s these orange cream cheese rolls in the oven!
Now, this recipe can be a little complex to make, so you may want to try it a few days before Christmas so you can minimize the stress on such a joyful morning.
It is important to note that these rolls can be eaten up to five days after cooking provided they are placed in the refrigerator. So, you can eat these almost until the New Year, and believe me, you will want to!
Sweet potatoes don’t just have to be a part of your Thanksgiving dinner! This recipe is something a bit healthier and more savory on this list is this delectable sweet potato frittata recipe!
There are so many different flavors in this recipe, like sweet, caramelized onions, tangy feta cheese, and rich, earthy sweet potatoes, that come together to make this a truly holly jolly Christmas for all.
And, if you have leftovers, you can take them and make your own unique bubble & squeak. Overall, this recipe takes 40 minutes to make!
13. Cranberry Bread
This festive bread is buttery, soft, and bursting with flavor! It is very easy to make and is not just perfect for Christmas morning, but also Thanksgiving!
So if this is a hit on Thanksgiving, then that’s your Christmas morning sorted!
With this recipe, you also have the option to make a cream sauce, which is just sugar and cream combined with essential Christmas spices – perfect for the season!
This recipe takes just over an hour to make, so you can easily have it prepped and ready to serve when your children wake up!
Have fun with your Christmas morning breakfast by making them into fun winter shapes! Take these cinnamon-sugar French toast mittens as an example.
These are mini cinnamon-flavored French toast bites cut into a mitten shape, reminiscent of cold winter days playing in the snow.
And, when you have tried this recipe a few times, you can have a go at making your own shapes, think snowmen, presents, and sleigh bells!
You can even top them off with powdered sugar to give that perfect fallen-snow effect!
On a similar note to the recipe above are these French toast Christmas trees! The great thing about this recipe is that it is so easy to make that even the little ones can get involved.
What better way to spend Christmas morning than to have everyone involved in making their own personalized breakfast, with their favorite bread and toppings?
This recipe is very versatile, and it will make Christmases at your home one to remember.
Best of all, they do not take long to make at all!
If you don’t find yourself too busy on Christmas eve, then you can try your hand at this overnight eggnog French toast casserole.
This delicious recipe is sure to please eggnog lovers and skeptics alike, especially thanks to the mixture of sweet fruit, sugar, and some optional bacon for contrast!
You’ll be glad you made this recipe come Christmas morning when all you need to do is pop it in the oven for 50 minutes and wait for it to cook as the aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, and eggnog fill your home. Yum!
If you’re a fan of easy Christmas mornings, then you will definitely want to make these make-ahead breakfast burritos.
You can make these scrumptious burritos and freeze them until Christmas morning, it really is that easy!
This recipe is also a great option for a healthy start to the day, because if your Christmases are anything like ours, then you’re going to be snacking on candy from your stocking throughout the day!
This recipe has vegetables like peppers and spinach and meat like ham and sausage, but you can add whatever you like and start Christmas off the right way for you!
The holiday breakfast wreath is a very fun recipe that you will look forward to making and eating each Christmas.
It includes dried cherries or cranberries stuffed soaked in brandy, balanced almonds, and fresh lemon peel that come together to make a rich filling that is so satisfying to eat!
This recipe requires a bit more effort than some others on this list because it requires you to make the dough from scratch.
However, it can actually be baked a few days before Christmas, so all you will need to do on Christmas morning is heat it up and serve.
If there’s any day where it should be acceptable to have pizza for breakfast, then it’s Christmas morning.
This delicious recipe combines Gruyere cheese and tasty pancetta baked on top of pizza dough in just 20 minutes.
This tasty dish really prepares you for a full day of family and fun!
This Christmas breakfast recipe is sure to make the kids happy…and who are we kidding, it’ll make the adults happy, too!
With this recipe, as well as the delicious peppermint oil and candies, you have the choice of using food coloring to add even more of a Christmas theme!
This recipe is quick and easy to follow, so be sure to try it the next time the festive season rolls around.
This delectable recipe is a candy cane-shaped recipe filled with delicious cherries and cream cheese – just like a cherry pie!
You do not need much at all to make this amazing recipe, and that includes the additional tools and ingredients for the glaze.
Best of all, if there is any leftover they can be eaten later in the day for dessert – isn’t that just one of the best parts of Christmas?
This recipe makes 16 servings and will be ready to serve in 30 minutes.
22. Rudolph Pancakes
These fun pancakes can put a smile on anyone’s face, just make sure you leave some out for Rudolph on Christmas eve so he can smile, too!
This delicious recipe can be made in mere minutes and is topped off with whipped cream, chocolate chips, and a raspberry for the shiny red nose.
We all understand how hectic Christmas morning can get sometimes.
From visiting family members to opening presents, cleaning up mountains of wrapping paper, and snacking on festive chocolate, we can sometimes forget to eat a proper breakfast until the day creeps closer to lunchtime!
This is where this Christmas breakfast casserole comes to the rescue!
You can cook it the day before Christmas and eat it for brunch the next day just 1 hour and 15 minutes after it goes in the oven! But be careful, you may find Santa coming back down the chimney for a bite!
24. Swedish Tea Ring
A Swedish tea ring is very similar to a cinnamon roll, except that it is stuffed with nuts and dried fruit, making it similar to Christmas cake, and we all would love to eat cake for breakfast!
This festive dish makes 48 servings, so it’s great if you’re cooking for a lot of people on Christmas morning! It takes just under 2 hours to make in total, with 80 minutes of prep time and 20 minutes of cooking time.
It’s just like a cheese souffle, but it is very light thanks to the use of white sandwich bread, and therefore perfect for a full day of snacking and big Christmas feasts.
You will likely already have these ingredients in your pantry, and since this recipe can be made in just over an hour, it is perfect for a joy-filled Christmas at home.
You may think pumpkins are only for Halloween and Thanksgiving, but this couldn’t be further from the truth! And this tasty pumpkin and date oat muffin recipe can prove it.
The oats give this recipe some extra texture and the streusel topping on top makes it perfect for Christmas.
This is a simple recipe that can be ready in just over 30 minutes.
This is another recipe you can make overnight and it is the perfect combination of savory and sweet – for those foodies out there who want the perfect Christmas breakfast!
The greatest thing about this recipe is how the sourdough bread soaks up the eggs, while the taste of cherries and sausage combine to make this hearty meal a true delight!
This recipe serves eight and takes half an hour to make.
Bread pudding may not seem like something you want to eat, but trust us, it is the perfect recipe to end this list on.
It takes some good organization skills to prep since the bread cubes need to be eight days old, but once you pull this off you’ll want to make it all the time!
The combination of apples, cranberries, and whipped cream cannot be beaten!
This tasty recipe will be finished in just 50 minutes plus cooling time and is one all of the family will love at Christmas.
Christmas morning is typically a hectic time for everyone, from opening presents to devouring candy to playing in the snow outside. But it can also be a time where you forge your own Christmas traditions, such as making a delicious Christmas morning breakfast.
Whether you love sweet treats like pancakes, waffles, or French toast, or you prefer something savory like strata, a casserole, or a frittata, there is something for everyone on this list!
Christmas is a time of joy, and we are sure that these recipes will bring joy to your home for many years to come. Happy Holidays!
Frequently Asked Questions
The most popular Christmas flavors are peppermint, gingerbread, hazelnut, cranberry, cinnamon, and nutmeg – just to name a few!
The most popular Christmas food depends entirely on the type of dish you’re referring to! The most popular meat to eat at Christmas is Turkey. The most popular drink is eggnog.
Other popular dishes during the festive season include figgy pudding, roasted duck, mincemeat pies, and stuffing!
You can also make your own traditional Christmas meals by picking something from the list above!