34 Christmas Breakfast Ideas (Best Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes)

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Christmas Breakfast is the most exciting breakfast of the year. Everyone might wake up thinking about presents on Christmas morning, but a delicious breakfast should be on the menu. Make something easy that everyone will love, so you can move on to the gifts! These Christmas breakfast ideas are perfect for families and guests.

christmas brunch recipes guide

Christmas Breakfast Ideas

Christmas morning is one of the best times of the year. Everyone wakes up excited to open gifts…and they’re all expecting a delicious Christmas breakfast to go with it. 

I love Christmas morning breakfast just as much as everyone else, but preparing it for family and guests when I’m ALSO really excited to sit down and open gifts…well, I want it to be as quick and painless as possible. I want something delicious and easy to serve everyone, so we can eat and move on to the main event.

We can’t just serve cold cereal and call it a day. We gotta have the pancakes, cinnamon rolls, eggs, bacon, french toast, breakfast casseroles, etc. to really impress everyone. Breakfast is such an important part of the whole Christmas morning experience, so it has to be good!

Whether you prefer to eat breakfast and then open presents, or plow right through those gifts and then sit down for a nice brunch, these Christmas breakfast ideas are exactly what you need!

Get excited for Christmas morning with these easy breakfast foods, make ahead recipes, and casseroles!

chocolate chip pancakes drizzled with chocolate syrup

eggs benedict casserole

Essential Kitchen Tools

Essential Ingredients List

  • Eggs
  • Potatoes
  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Cheese
  • Ham
  • Croissants
  • Fruit
  • Bread

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These CHEESY BAKED BREAKFAST SLIDERS are so easy and perfect for feeding a crowd! Baked on Hawaiian rolls with layers of ham, egg, and cheese and topped with a brown sugar dijon butter sauce! TOO GOOD!

34 Best Christmas Breakfast Recipes


Christmas Breakfast Casseroles

Casseroles are the easiest thing to make for holidays, and they work for breakfast too! These recipes are easy to make, and they’re delicious!

slice of quiche on a plate with grapes
Quiche Lorraine

Classic Christmas Breakfast Recipes

Sometimes the best thing to eat on Christmas morning is the most classic breakfast foods. You can’t go wrong with these favorites.

cinnamon roll bake in a casserole dish
Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake

Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas

Nothing’s easier than making a meal ahead of time. You can prepare these breakfasts on Christmas Eve, so they’re ready to bake and enjoy when you wake up on Christmas morning!

coffee and donut breakfast
Coffee and Donuts Breakfast Bake

Breakfast Recipes for a Crowd

If you have guests staying with you, you need a breakfast that can feed a lot of people. These dishes are perfect, because it’s easy to make a lot of food without a lot of work.

egg breakfast scramble in a pan
Cheesy Migas

More Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas

Need even more ideas? I’ve got plenty! Whether you prefer to bake some breads to snack on with coffee, make some extra sweet treats, or try something different, these are some fun breakfast recipes.

Get prepared for all of your other holiday cooking and baking with these Christmas food ideas:

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