Favorite Christmas Day Breakfasts

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Start your Christmas morning off right with one of these amazing Christmas Day Breakfasts. With everything from easy but delicious recipes to flavor bursting casseroles, there is something everyone will love.

The holiday season quickly approaching, a hearty breakfast is always great to have planned. You’re going to need all the fuel you need. A big, delicious breakfast with family is the best way to start off your day as everyone winds down from the excitement. I’ve compiled a list of the best recipes for Christmas Day Breakfasts that will power you through all of your Christmas chaos.


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Expert Tips for Making Christmas Breakfast Recipes

If you’re having trouble finding something to make for the family Christmas morning or to bring to a holiday brunch, then you’ve come to the right place. From feeding a crowd to cooking for a smaller crowd then something like a specialty pancake or waffle would be great.

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  • Ultimate Table Setting: Whether it’s for breakfast or dinner, a beautifully set table is always nice to have. Try this Christmas dish set that is perfect for breakfast this upcoming holiday.
  • Waffle Tip: While making waffles is rather on the easy side, try out this waffle maker for perfect, fluffy waffles every time.
  • Short cut tip: For an even easier morning, most pancake and waffle batters can be made the night before and stored in the fridge until you’re ready to use.
  • Allergy Tip: A lot of holiday foods, even breakfast, contains nuts. You can easily remove the nut ingredient or swap it out for one of your choosing.

Easy Christmas Breakfast Ideas

With these easy Christmas breakfast ideas you can find everything from Christmas tree waffles to breakfast wreaths. You can be sure to find something to satisfy your breakfast needs here. A lot of these recipes even have a fun holiday twist!

Christmas Tree Waffle
Christmas Tree Waffle
Looking for a fun and easy Christmas breakfast idea for kids? Learn how to make this easy and delicious Christmas tree waffles recipe!
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Cinnamon Roll Bites
Cinnamon Roll Bites
These Cinnamon Roll Bites are the easiest way to cinnamon roll flavor! Uses homemade or store bought biscuit dough, a great make ahead breakfast or dessert!
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Chocolate Chip Cranberry Muffins
Chocolate Chip Cranberry Muffins
Chocolate chip cranberry muffins are soft, tender, & bursting with flavor! Perfect for breakfast or brunch, especially during the holidays.
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Bacon Breakfast Wreath
Bacon Breakfast Wreath
This Bacon Breakfast Wreath is one of my favorite make ahead breakfast recipes. You can assemble it the day before and bake it in the morning.
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Gingerbread Waffles
Gingerbread Waffles
All the delicious molasses and spice flavor of gingerbread cookies, in yummy waffle form.  Having Gingerbread Waffles for Christmas breakfast is one of our favorite family holiday traditions.
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Easy Christmas Breakfast Charcuterie Board
Easy Christmas Breakfast Charcuterie Board
Set a festive mood with this easy Christmas Breakfast Charcuterie Board that’s simple to put together. Filled with delicious holiday treats that are both sweet and savory, including fresh fruit, mini quiche, pastries, yogurt, granola, and more.
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Easy Breakfast Cookies
These Easy Breakfast Cookies are one of my favorite breakfast recipes. They are easy to make and chocked full of nutritious ingredients. 
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Star Bread
Star Bread
This pull-apart star bread is a beautiful, buttery, sugary, and delicious holiday bread that tastes as good as it looks and is actually easy to make.
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Easy Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree
Easy Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree
An Easy Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree made with store bought or homemade cinnamon rolls, green icing, and Christmas sprinkles.
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Cream Cheese Danish Crescent Rolls
Cream Cheese Danish Crescent Rolls
Cream Cheese Danish Crescent Rolls are a delicious and super quick pastry recipe for holiday brunches, dessert, or parties.
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Make Ahead Breakfast

For some people they have to spend all day in kitchen cooking the big holiday dinner, so they don’t want to also spend their morning in the kitchen. Really these make ahead Christmas breakfast ideas are perfect to throw together a day or two before and ready to pop in the oven whenever you want.

Slow Cooker Eggnog Bread Pudding
Slow Cooker Eggnog Bread Pudding
This decadent holiday breakfast, brunch, or dessert is studded with golden raisins, sprinkled with nutmeg, & drizzled with a silky eggnog syrup.
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Everything Bagel Breakfast Strata
Everything Bagel Breakfast Strata
Loaded with eggs, breakfast sausage, veggies, and cheesy goodness. You can bake it immediately after assembling or make the night before for a stress-free brunch. 
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Cinnamon Raisin Baked French Toast
Cinnamon Raisin Baked French Toast
Individual servings of french toast are an easy make-ahead breakfast, and this recipe can easily be doubled to feed a crowd!
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Marzipan & Orange Blossom Morning Buns
Marzipan & Orange Blossom Morning Buns
I’d argue that these buns are not just for Christmas morning. They’d truly make any day feel like a holiday, whether it is Christmas morning, New Years’ brunch, or just any old Tuesday, they’re that special.
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Pull-Apart Cinnamon Pecan Rolls
Pull-Apart Cinnamon Pecan Rolls
Store-bought frozen rolls make these super easy but delightfully delicious pull-apart cinnamon pecan rolls easy to make for any weekend or holiday brunch.
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5-Ingredient Pumpkin Protein Pancakes
5-Ingredient Pumpkin Protein Pancakes
These Freezer-Friendly 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Protein Pancakes are a healthy, delicious breakfast idea. Pop them in the toaster to reheat last minute!
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Cranberry Vanilla Morning Buns
Cranberry Vanilla Morning Buns
These yeasted morning buns are filled with a sweet-tart cranberry compote and drenched in a simple, vanilla-rich glaze. Just the right amount for your cozy holiday crew.
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Casserole Muffins
Casserole Muffins
A simple and easy breakfast recipe for the whole family. This egg casserole muffin recipe was simply delicious.
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Overnight Gingerbread French Toast Bake
Overnight Gingerbread French Toast Bake
I love a good make-ahead breakfast. Especially when it’s buttery soft French toast that tastes a lot like soft gingerbread and molasses cookies.
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Dark Chocolate Raspberry Coffee Cake
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Coffee Cake
This dark chocolate raspberry coffee cake combines juicy raspberries, dark chocolate, and buttery almond streusel to make an unforgettable breakfast cake!
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Maple Sage Breakfast Sausage
Maple Sage Breakfast Sausage
Maple Sage Breakfast Sausage is an easy way to make your weekend breakfast a little extra special, or to meal prep your breakfast protein for the week!
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Christmas Breakfast Casseroles

These Christmas breakfast casseroles are perfect for a big family breakfast or brunch! Casseroles are great because its so easy to switch out an item for something more preferred.

Christmas Breakfast Casserole
Christmas Breakfast Casserole
This cheesy ham- and bacon-filled breakfast casserole is the perfect make-ahead breakfast for Christmas morning—or any time you need to feed a crowd.
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Buttery Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Buttery Breakfast Casserole Recipe
The word “buttery” in the title refers to croissants, which make an especially rich foundation for this golden-topped baked breakfast classic.
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Bagel Breakfast Casserole
Bagel Breakfast Casserole
This dish has everything you love about a traditional bagel breakfast sandwich, but it's all baked into a creamy, cheesy casserole that can be made the night before.
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Favorite Christmas Breakfast Casserole
Favorite Christmas Breakfast Casserole
After church on Christmas morning, our family enjoys this easy, make-head casserole. I’d also recommend this Christmas morning breakfast casserole for a special brunch any time of the year.
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Apple Fritter Breakfast Casserole
Apple Fritter Breakfast Casserole
Let me start by saying, this Apple Fritter Breakfast Casserole Recipe is out of this world amazing! With layers of flaky croissants, caramelized apples and cream flavored with Apple Butter all baked to perfection.
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Eggnog French Toast Bake Recipe
Eggnog French Toast Bake Recipe
Eggnog French toast bake is a perfect holiday breakfast or brunch. This easy make ahead breakfast casserole feeds a crowd with minimal effort.
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Blueberry-Pecan Pancake Bread Pudding
Blueberry-Pecan Pancake Bread Pudding
Bread pudding and pancakes at the same time? Yes, it’s as amazing as it sounds.
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Eggs Benedict Casserole
An eggs benedict casserole is not only delicious, hearty and filling, but it also gives you the ingredients and taste you love from eggs Benedict in an easy, make-ahead form.
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Cherry Berry Breakfast Custard
Cherry Berry Breakfast Custard
This cherry berry breakfast custard recipe is a jam-packed treat that takes cues from the French clafoutis—a custard-like dish that rises up around juicy fruit.
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Croissant and Chocolate Bread Pudding
Croissant and Chocolate Bread Pudding
This rich, decadent dessert couldn’t be easier: Just combine all the ingredients and bake for 30 minutes.
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Stuffed French Toast Breakfast Casserole
Stuffed French Toast Breakfast Casserole
An easy, crazy-delicious, healthy French Toast Breakfast Casserole with the flavors of a PB&J, plus a luscious topping! A family fave and easy make-ahead!
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Maple Sausage French Toast Bake
Maple Sausage French Toast Bake
This Maple Sausage French Toast Bake is a make ahead dish that is perfect for any breakfast or brunch gathering.
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Other Christmas Breakfast Recipes

These other Christmas breakfast recipes will be the perfect way to start off a holiday morning.

White Chocolate Cranberry Sweet Rolls
White Chocolate Cranberry Sweet Rolls
White Chocolate Cranberry Rolls: homemade dough filled with homemade cranberry filling (or store bought), with a white chocolate glaze – for Christmas!
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Cranberry Eggnog Crumb Coffee Cake
Cranberry Eggnog Crumb Coffee Cake
Tender cake with tart cranberries and a sweet crunchy streusel topping, you’ll def want more than one piece!
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Individual Overnight Chocolate Cherry French Toast
Individual Overnight Chocolate Cherry French Toast
Chocolate Cherry French Toast is a decadent, make ahead breakfast perfect for the holidays! So easy, and in the morning you just bake and devour 🙂
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Candied Pecan Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Eggnog Cream Filling
Candied Pecan Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Eggnog Cream Filling
This is the perfect make ahead recipe for a holiday breakfast or brunch. A cinnamon spiked eggnog cream filling is sandwiched between two layers of sour cream coffee cake, studded with candied pecans.
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Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding Recipe
Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding Recipe
This chocolate cherry bread pudding with pistachios is so decadent, you’ll forget it’s made using whole-grain bread. It clocks in under 350 calories, too.
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Soft and Fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes with Ginger Molasses Maple Syrup
Soft and Fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes with Ginger Molasses Maple Syrup
I love the flavors of gingerbread and molasses so much. So I made pancakes that taste like gingerbread cookies.
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Air Fryer Donuts
Air Fryer Donuts
Not only does the air fryer avoid excess oil, but it also takes just about 6 minutes to cook the donuts, so a warm, buttery dessert or irresistible brunch recipe. You only need 3 ingredients to make the easiest donuts ever.
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Lauren Conrad’s Brie & Apple Tart
Lauren Conrad’s Brie & Apple Tart
This flaky puff pastry easily feeds a crowd and looks fancy with minimal effort.
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Pancake Board
Pancake Board
A fabulous Pancake Board with all the toppings and sides is such a creative way to serve breakfast, brunch or brinner!
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Red Velvet Waffles
Red Velvet Waffles
Drizzle these sweet and chocolately red velvet waffles with homemade cream cheese icing, and sprinkle a handful of berries on top.
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Nutella Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
These Nutella cream cheese crescent rolls take only take 20 minutes to make! They are great for breakfast or dessert!
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Ridiculously Easy Maple Pecan Scones
Ridiculously Easy Maple Pecan Scones
These scones will literally melt in your mouth! They’re not only ridiculously easy they’re ridiculously delicious too!
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