The holidays are here, and you need to have the best Christmas breakfast ideas ready to go! You want to make sure your Christmas morning is special and delicious.
When Christmas morning comes, you want a festive breakfast, rich and very special. It is the biggest holiday of the year, so you need to start celebrating at breakfast time!
Decadent treats like cinnamon rolls or Christmas breakfast recipes laced with chocolate chips are perfect for a holiday morning.
We found 39 different Christmas breakfast ideas that are rich, delicious, and easy to make. There is something on this list for everyone!
Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes
Take a look at all these incredible breakfast ideas that will make your Christmas morning perfect.
We love simple, tasty casserole dishes that are easy to make on Christmas morning. Our sausage, egg, and hash brown casserole recipe has it all.
Savory meat, hearty eggs, and salty hash browns are all baked together in one convenient pan. Make-ahead breakfast casserole lets you spend more time opening presents and less cooking time!
Homemade cinnamon rolls are a very special, sweet treat that you will definitely enjoy for Christmas breakfast.
This recipe from Ambitious Kitchen will show you how to make the sweet dough, stuff it with a buttery cinnamon filling and then top the irresistible baked good with rich cream cheese frosting.
Make the cream cheese icing ahead of time to make your Christmas breakfast prep even faster.
Rich Nutella is sandwiched between two pieces of french bread to make an incredible french toast dish. Our recipe is decadent and is perfect for Christmas breakfast!
Top the Nutella French toast with fresh sliced strawberries for a pop of Christmas red color.
This one-bowl baked oatmeal recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction is super easy to make. Toss everything into a casserole dish and bake!
Add your favorite fruits and chopped nuts to make this Christmas breakfast recipe perfect for you and your family.
Stick with classic scrambled eggs for your Christmas brunch, and you can’t go wrong. Tori Avery will give you tips on making moist, tender scrambled eggs.
Serve the eggs with a side of toast and some bacon for a complete meal. Sprinkle some shredded cheddar on top for a melty cheese addition.
Poached Eggs covered in rich hollandaise sauce are the perfect meal to serve on Christmas. Follow this eggs benedict recipe from Tastes Better From Scratch to learn how to make a creamy, homemade hollandaise sauce.
Salty hollandaise and thick, juicy ham taste fantastic with the soft egg yolk and crispbread. Eggs benedict is actually one of the easy recipes on our list!
Make this cranberry french toast from The Seasoned Mom the night before. Bake the casserole in the morning and have a warm, sweet breakfast ready to serve on Christmas.
French toast casseroles are perfect for making ahead of time, making your Christmas breakfast even more enjoyable and relaxing.
Use dairy-free milk like coconut milk or almond milk to make this French toast perfect for everyone.
A tall stack of candy cane pancakes sounds like a true Christmas dream! Make this dream come true using this recipe from This Vivacious Life.
Crushed peppermint candies are baked into fluffy pancakes for a festive holiday breakfast.
Salmon cream cheese bagels are a very flavorful, savory Christmas breakfast option. Use this recipe from Foodie Crush to make incredible smoked salmon cream cheese.
Spread the salmon cream cheese over any flavor bagel for a delicious Christmas brunch.
Make our recipe of blueberry muffins a few days before Christmas. They will still be fresh and delicious on Christmas.
Store the muffins in an airtight container, and you will have a great, easy breakfast to serve before everyone starts to open gifts!
Make-ahead breakfast will allow you to sit back and relax on Christmas. That will be a true Christmas miracle!
11. Poached Eggs
Perfectly poached eggs have a soft, rich yolk that is irresistible. Downshiftology will show you how to make amazing poached eggs for Christmas breakfast.
Serve the poached eggs alongside a simple piece of buttered toast for a savory, simple meal.
Soft, fluffy gingerbread pancakes are one of the most ideal Christmas breakfast ideas. Gingerbread is a classic Christmas flavor that is delicious inside warm pancakes.
Top these gingerbread pancakes from Cooking Classy with some candied ginger or a little whipped cream. A gingerbread man on top is sure to be a show stopper at Christmas breakfast!
13. Banana Bread
A moist slice of banana bread makes for perfect Christmas brunch food. Banana bread is easy to make ahead, so you can simply relax and enjoy Christmas day.
Try this tasty banana bread recipe from Simply Recipes, and you will fall in love after just one bite.
Get the flavor of homemade cinnamon rolls in an easy, tasty waffle. Follow this recipe from The Recipe Critic to make cinnamon roll waffles that will make Christmas morning extra special.
Add maple syrup or cream cheese frosting for an even sweeter taste.
15. Smores Pancakes
These chocolate chip sheet pan pancakes from The Salty Marshmallow are super easy to make. Add some mini marshmallows to the batter for a Christmas morning s’mores pancake.
Cream cheese icing or whipped cream is delicious on top. Add an extra sprinkle of chocolate chips for the perfect Christmas breakfast touch.
Layers of warm, gooey peanut butter and sweet bananas stuff our delicious French toast recipe. Add a little powdered sugar to the top for a wonderfully sweet, dessert-like breakfast.
17. Bread Pudding
This blueberry bread pudding is perfect for dessert or Christmas morning. This easy recipe from Dinner, Then Dessert is one of the best brunch ideas for Christmas.
Breakfast casseroles like this are the perfect balance of sweet and savory. Make a double batch and bring a tray to grandma’s house.
An easy breakfast is a great Christmas gift and sure to make your Christmas morning extra special.
Nothing beats a perfect bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich. Make our perfect breakfast sandwich recipe using a fried egg or scrambled egg. Both egg options will taste amazing!
Fluffy chocolate chip pancakes will make your whole family smile at Christmas breakfast. Thanks to the rich chocolate, this recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod is better than the average pancake.
This recipe for sheet pan pancakes from Jo Cooks can be customized to suit your family’s favorite flavors. Add a handful of dried cranberries, some fresh fruit, or keep it simple with a bit of maple syrup.
This recipe is easy, delicious, and perfect as a Christmas morning tradition.
Raspberry chia pudding is a beautiful red color that is perfect for Christmas brunch. This recipe from Wholesome Yum can be made ahead of time. Just scoop and enjoy Christmas breakfast!
Breakfast cookies may be one of the best Christmas breakfast ideas ever. They are a perfect treat to start Christmas day.
Our breakfast cookies taste amazing and are also healthy. Pumpkin, flaxseeds, and rolled oats are nutritious and tasty.
These Greek yogurt pancakes from The Pioneer Woman are tangy and sweet. They are much richer than your average pancake, making them fantastic as a Christmas treat.
24. Fruit Salad
A classic fruit salad is always a good breakfast idea. Try this flavorful fruit salad from Lemon Tree Dwelling that is full of all kinds of fresh, delicious fruits.
Start this recipe for pecan sticky buns from Half Baked Harvest on Christmas eve, and it will be ready to bake for the next morning. Crunchy pecans and sticky maple syrup make this breakfast a true treat.
Cranberry and orange steel-cut oats are healthy and very flavorful. Sweet cranberries and bright orange flavors are perfect for the colder winter months.
You will love this cranberry oatmeal recipe from Cookie and Kate.
When thinking of Christmas breakfast ideas, you should definitely consider pumpkin chocolate chip quick bread from Dinner at the Zoo.
It is moist, tender, and loaded with rich winter flavors that are perfect for your Christmas breakfast spread.
Cream cheese icing is a great way to to this delicious breakfast idea.
28. Homemade Donuts
Homemade donuts are a true treat. Everyone can help out in the kitchen making these warm, sweet donuts.
Try this recipe from Lil Luna for perfect, soft donuts with a simple glaze.
29. Breakfast Tacos
Give your Christmas breakfast a Mexican flair by serving a casserole dish of breakfast tacos. Gimme Some Oven will show you how to make a delicious tray of breakfast tacos with toppings the whole family will enjoy.
We love smashed avocado toast and eggs from Inspired Taste. It is a healthy way to start your Christmas before a hearty, rich Christmas dinner. It is also super easy to make!
Caramelized onions, apples, and brie are placed on top of flakey, frozen puff pastry and then baked until golden brown. This amazing breakfast recipe from How Sweet Eats is savory and sweet. It is also beautiful!
Top the flaky crust pastry with some fresh pomegranate seeds to add a pop of Christmas red. Sweet baked goods like this make Christmas truly delicious!
32. Apple Fritters
Waking up on Christmas to fresh-baked apple fritters sounds pretty amazing! We love these sweet, tender fritters from Natasha’s Kitchen and know you will too!
Savory bread pudding with ham and cheese is one of our favorite savory breakfast ideas for the holidays. This recipe from The Spice House is a little salty and a little sweet.
34. Bacon Candy
Brown sugar bacon candy is the perfect way to make your Christmas breakfast extra decadent. This recipe from Spend With Pennies is so super easy that you will be eating bacon candy in a matter of minutes!
Sausage and egg casserole is very easy meal to serve for the holidays. Make-ahead casseroles like this one from Real Housemoms are especially amazing!
Savory sausage and salty cheddar cheese is a combination everyone adores!
Our simple breakfast casserole can be tossed together in just a few minutes. Let the eggs bake, and the tater tots get crisp while you sit and enjoy Christmas morning with your family.
Serve this dish for Christmas brunch, and you will be nice and full until Christmas dinner!
This delicious winter fruit salad from Chelsea’s Messy Apron is the perfect, healthy breakfast idea. Pour yourself a cup of coffee, slice up some winter fruit, and open gifts with your family rather than cooking in the kitchen.
Cheesecake pancakes are like a dessert but totally approved for breakfast, too!
We love this recipe from Just a Pinch with a sweet cream cheese filling. Fresh berries make the pancakes especially tasty.
39. Plum Muffins
Sugarplums are a classic Christmas fruit. Turn those sweet plums into tender muffins using this recipe from Amanda’s Cookin.
Easy recipes like this are amazing to help you save time and let you focus on opening presents. Make this recipe ahead of time to make hosting guests on Christmas even easier.
Amazing Christmas Breakfast Ideas for a Perfect Morning
There are so many incredible Christmas breakfast ideas on this list that you are sure to find something perfect to serve your family.
Let us know what you put on your Christmas breakfast table and if you have any other exciting Christmas breakfast ideas we need to try! Merry Christmas!