Dec 10, 2021
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It’s the most wonderful time of year, and today, I’m sharing some incredible Christmas breakfast ideas to help you celebrate this special morning with a full and happy belly.
You’ll find traditional Christmas breakfast recipes like a giant cinnamon roll, hearty baked oats, and epic pancakes. In the mood for something savory? I’ve got those recipes too!
Grab your cup of coffee, and let’s do some recipe browsing.
What to Have for Christmas Morning Breakfast
Christmas morning is a much-anticipated event, with presents, family, and surprises, and having a festive breakfast to enjoy makes it even more wonderful.
Most of the recipes below are made with seasonal ingredients and flavors we love, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, eggnog, cranberry, orange- however you’ll also find egg dishes and a decadent chocolate banana bread recipe because they’re certainly worth sharing.
Check out this video with all the best Christmas breakfast & brunch recipes, and then click below to print your top picks for the holiday!
Christmas Breakfast Recipes
Whether you eat while openings gifts or do a Christmas brunch, each of these quick holiday breakfast ideas can fit the occasion. The hardest part is choosing which one to make!
1. Eggnog French Toast
This french toast is a must if you have leftover eggnog from holiday celebrations! It’s crispy on the edges and fluffy in the center with a touch of nutmeg and cinnamon flavor.
2. Giant Cinnamon Roll
This giant cinnamon roll is a gift in itself! All you need are two cans of cinnamon rolls, roll them out into a circle, bake, and drizzle generously with the icing.
3. Eggnog Pancakes
Another eggnog-inspired recipe but this time, it’s light and fluffy pancakes. Top them with butter and maple syrup or your choice of winter fruits.
4. Pecan Pancakes
These pancakes have a brown-sugar cinnamon taste with tidbits of pecans in each bite. They go perfectly with my Homemade Cinnamon Syrup.
5. Pumpkin Pancakes
Pumpkin season isn’t over just yet! They’re full of delicious pumpkin spice flavor.
Shakshuka is a must for my savory breakfast lovers with its rich, savory tomato sauce and runny egg-yolk action is perfect with fresh bakery bread and breakfast potatoes.
7. Sweet Potato & Chorizo Hash
Sautéed sweet potatoes, kale, and smoky chorizo sausage topped with a runny egg- this sweet potato hash makes a smoky, hearty start to the big day!
Make-Ahead Christmas Breakfast Ideas
If you are hosting Christmas dinner, then Christmas mornings are extra busy for you. No worries, these make-ahead breakfast ideas have those cozy holiday flavors and can be reheated or finished while you pour that first cup.
8. Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins
The crumbly topping is epic, and since they are muffins, you can make an entire batch ahead of time and have them ready on Christmas morning.
9. Bacon & Spinach Frittata
Everything gets mixed in a bowl, baked in the oven, and holds up very well! If you want to make it the day before, refrigerate the cooled frittata overnight. In the morning, slice and reheat.
10. Apples & Cinnamon Slow Cooker Oatmeal
I can’t think of a better way to wake up than with unopened gifts under the tree and the aroma of warm apples and cinnamon! This overnight oatmeal is made in the slow cooker for a hearty and delicious breakfast.
11. Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal
Baked oatmeal with cinnamon, cranberries, and orange zest certainly tastes like a treat, and it’s good for you! Make it ahead by prepping the wet and dry ingredients the night before, then combining them in a baking dish the next morning, and let the oven do the rest.
12. Chocolate Banana Bread
This chocolate banana bread is a dream! It’s super moist and decadent with melted chocolate bits in each bite. Bake it the day before and give it a quick warm-up in the oven before slicing and serving!
13. White Chocolate & Raspberry Scones
Tangy-sweet raspberries and white chocolate bits in a flaky, buttery scone. The best part? You can enjoy one while you open gifts! Make the scone dough the day before and leave it unbaked. Refrigerate them on a baking pan and bake them the next morning.
Which of these holiday breakfast options will you make this year?
Christmas Breakfast Ideas
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 ¼ cups eggnog
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons butter melted
Christmas Eggnog Pancakes
- In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and sugar.
- Make a well in the middle and pour in the eggnog, egg, and melted butter; mix with a fork or whisk until smooth.
- Heat a griddle or large pan over medium-high heat (I set my griddle at 300-350 F). Pour or scoop ¼ cup of batter for each pancake. Wait until bubbles form to flip. Brown on the other side and serve with butter and maple syrup.
Your post lists a Chocolate Banana Bread but the link goes to a recipe for Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.
You can omit the chips from that recipe and make it plain chocolate banana bread. I hope you try it, it’s to die for!
I feel like I’m always wondering what to make for breakfast on Christmas morning! These are such fun ideas. My kids would absolutely flip for that giant cinnamon roll!!