Christmas Breakfast is the most exciting breakfast of the year! Everyone might wake up thinking about presents on Christmas morning, but a delicious breakfast or brunch should be on the menu too. Make something easy that everyone will love for the holidays, so you can move on to the gifts! These Christmas breakfast ideas and casseroles are perfect for families and guests alike.
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!
So get excited for Christmas morning with these easy holiday breakfast foods, make ahead recipes, and casseroles!
Christmas Brunch or Breakfast?
Whether you make breakfast or brunch, you’re going to need something delicious to make for Christmas morning!
Serving breakfast first thing when everyone wakes up is great, but so is saving it for after the gifts. Preparing a casserole the night before and putting it in the oven while everyone is around the tree opening presents is even better!
If you have guests staying with you for the holiday, it’s nice to sit down and have a beautiful brunch to hold you over until dinner. Make it a buffet with breads, eggs, and pancakes!
I have so many holiday breakfast ideas to share with you below, and they all are perfect for breakfast OR brunch.
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52+ Best Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Ideas
Start your holiday mornings off right with these easy breakfast and brunch recipes. There are lots of casseroles, some breakfast classics, and plenty of make ahead recipes to save you time in the morning. I also have some easy recipes for a crowd, if you have lots of kids and/or guests to feed!
Christmas Morning 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! Prep them the night before, bake in the morning, and they’re ready to eat by the time the presents have been ripped open.
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. Pancakes, cinnamon rolls, and biscuits, oh my!
Make Ahead Christmas Breakfasts
Nothing’s easier than making a meal ahead of time. You can prepare these breakfasts on Christmas Eve, so they’re ready to enjoy when you wake up on Christmas morning! (A lot of the casseroles above are easy to make ahead too.)
Breads and Muffins
These sweet breads and muffins are the perfect idea for busy holiday mornings. Most of them can be made the night before, and they’ll be fresh and ready to eat in the morning. They’re easy to eat if you’re headed out to see family, and they’re great for the brunch table too.
Holiday Breakfast Ideas for a Crowd
If you have guests staying with you, you need a breakfast that can feed a lot of people! These recipes are perfect for a crowd, because it’s easy to make a lot of food without a lot of work. Sheet pan recipes, breakfast pizzas, and sliders will make everyone happy!
Easy Christmas Morning Recipes
Eggs, bacon, potatoes, and pancakes always make a good holiday breakfast. Serve these on the side of your other dishes, or make a buffet for brunch.
More Christmas Breakfast Ideas
Looking for something fun and sweet for Christmas morning? Try one of these easy breakfast ideas!
- Old Fashioned Glazed Donuts
- Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls
- Cranberry Pecan Muffins
- Brioche French Toast
- Cinnamon Roll Cake
- S’mores Folded Tortillas
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