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Looking for some Christmas breakfast or brunch ideas? Here are 35 amazing recipes to make your Christmas morning extra delicious and special. With everything from sweet to savory options, quick and easy recipes to more elaborate ones, you’re sure to find something perfect!

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35 Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Part of what makes Christmas morning so special is a festive breakfast or brunch.

Not sure what to make? Or just looking for something new to try? Here are some delicious ways to start your Christmas morning!

These Christmas breakfast ideas include something for everyone! Everything from quick and easy ideas to make ahead recipes to more elaborate options. So whether you are having a small relaxing family breakfast at home or cooking for a crowd, you’re sure to find something perfect below.

German waffles on a wire cooling rack with a bowl of whipped cream and mixed berries.

Sweet German Waffles

My family asks for these German waffles every Christmas. They taste like a cross between a sugar cookie and a waffle. Talk about a perfect combination for Christmas!

A waffle breakfast or brunch board topped with german waffles and a variety of toppings in small bowls.

Waffle Breakfast Board

Make those homemade waffles even more special by transforming them into a beautiful waffle breakfast board complete with all your favorite toppings.

Collage of six different brunch board ideas.

Fun Breakfast Board Ideas

Speaking of breakfast boards, there are so many amazing options that would be gorgeous for Christmas morning! Check out all the fun breakfast boards in this post for more inspiration.

Two rosti eggs benny on a white plate topped with hollandaise sauce, bacon bits and chopped chives.

Rosti Eggs Benny

If you are looking for a savory option, this Rosti Eggs Benny is absolutely delicious and perfect for a special Christmas breakfast or brunch. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

A single poached egg that has been cut into to release the oozy yolk on a white plate with fork.

Perfect Poached Eggs

Learn how to make perfect poached eggs for Eggs Benedict or any other special egg dishes calling for them. Or simply serve with toast and a few sides!

Brioche french toast casserole garnished with fresh strawberries and blueberries.

Brioche French Toast Casserole

This Brioche French Toast Casserole is not only beautiful but also super easy to make! Perfect for a special Christmas morning breakfast.
Photo credit: A Baking Journey

White baking dish full of gingerbread cinnamon rolls topped with frosting and a few small gingerbread men.

Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls

These gingerbread cinnamon rolls are irresistible with a super soft gingerbread dough, gingerbread cinnamon filling and topped with brown butter cream cheese icing. Yum!
Photo credit: Stephanie’s Sweet Treats

Chocolate dulce de leche roll on a white plate with fork.

Chocolate Dulce de Leche Rolls

Looking for something sweet and decadent? These Chocolate Dulce de Leche Rolls are filled with chocolate filling and homemade dulce de leche, then topped with dulce de leche cream cheese frosting swirled with chocolate ganache!
Photo credit: Live to Sweet

Pancake breakfast arranged to look like a Christmas reindeer.

Easy Reindeer Pancakes

Little kids will absolutely love these fun reindeer pancakes (as well as those who are still big kids at heart!).
Photo credit: I Heart Naptime

Chocolate coffee brioche french toast on a plate with a gold colored fork.

Chocolate Stuffed Coffee Brioche French Toast

This special stuffed french toast sure is an impressive option for the adults! It’s made by dipping soft, buttery brioche bread in a coffee flavored custard, stuffing it with chocolate, and topping it with a dollop of whipped coffee cream.
Photo credit: Masala & Chai

Breakfast casserole in a white casserole dish with one slice missing.

Simple Breakfast Casserole

Prep this delicious breakfast casserole ahead of time to make Christmas morning so much easier!
Photo credit: Salt & Lavender

Stack of eggnog pancakes on a clear glass plate.

Eggnog Pancakes

These eggnog pancakes add a festive twist to a pancake breakfast. Also a great way to use up leftover eggnog!
Photo credit: Babaganosh

Three bowls of german milk rice pudding with different toppings.

Milchreis (German Milk Rice Pudding)

A bowl of this creamy and delicious stovetop rice pudding sure is a cozy way to start the day! And don’t forget those delicious toppings!

Cream filled crepes on a white platter that are drizzled with chocolate and garnished with strawberries.

Crepes With Strawberries And Cream

These sweet crepes with strawberries and cream sure would make a special addition to any Christmas breakfast or brunch!
Photo credit: The Curly Spoon

Eggnog bread pudding in a white baking dish garnished with a few raspberries and a sprig of mint.

Eggnog Bread Pudding

Indulge in this delicious eggnog bread pudding on Christmas morning. It can even be prepped the night before!
Photo credit: Sustainable Cooks

Stack of sweet cream pancakes on a white plate garnished with fresh raspberries and a drizzle of maple syrup pouring down.

Sweet Cream Pancakes

These aren’t your average pancakes. Rich, decadent and creamy, these sweet cream pancakes are a special treat!
Photo credit: Love from the Table

Three bowls of steel cuts oats with different toppings on a white background.

Perfect Steel Cut Oats

Looking for something simple, cozy and filling to start off Christmas Day? Make a batch of these perfect steel cut oats and let everybody customize with their favorite toppings!

Chocolate gingerbread oatmeal garnished with a gingerbread man, pear slices and cherries.

Chocolate Gingerbread Oatmeal

This Chocolate Gingerbread Oatmeal is another great oatmeal option. Full of warming spices and festive flavors!
Photo credit: The Healthful Ideas

Christmas fruit salad in a white serving bowl.

Easy Christmas Fruit Salad

This Christmas Fruit Salad is a great addition to any Christmas breakfast or brunch. Made with fresh mixed fruit and a yummy homemade citrus dressing.
Photo credit: Haute & Healthy Living

Layered strawberry overnight oats in a glass mason jar.

Strawberry Overnight Oats

These layered strawberry overnight oats look so festive! A super easy and healthy option that is prepped the night before. Perfect for when you want to leave more room for Christmas cookies and dinner later in the day!

Jar of chocolate orange overnight oats surrounded by orange slices and bits of chocolate.

Chocolate Orange Overnight Oats

Here’s another great overnight oats recipe that is perfect for the holidays. This flavor combo has Christmas written all over it!
Photo credit: Pure and Simple Nourishment

A matcha chocolate star bread sitting on a circular wooden serving board.

Matcha Star Bread

This Matcha Star Bread is absolutely beautiful and would make a stunning centerpiece to any Christmas breakfast table!
Photo credit: Sift & Simmer

A single apple pie cinnamon roll on a white plate.

Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

What’s better than a big fluffy cinnamon roll? How about one with homemade apple pie filling and brown butter cream cheese icing?! Yum!
Photo credit: Chenée Today

Puff pastry breakfast tart with eggs and bacon garnished with chopped parsley.

Puff Pastry Breakfast Tart With Bacon And Eggs

Here’s one for the bacon and egg lovers! This Puff Pastry Breakfast Tart with Bacon and Eggs is made with buttery, flaky puff pastry, a cheesy shallot mushroom spread, crispy bacon, and sunny-side-up eggs.
Photo credit: Casual Epicure

Stack of cinnamon waffles on a plate set on a breakfast tray with a cup of coffee.

Cinnamon Waffles With Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Warm and fluffy cinnamon waffles topped with delicious cinnamon whipped cream – how perfect for Christmas morning!
Photo credit: Bonni Bakery

French toast bake with cream cheese and raspberries on top.

Ultimate French Toast Bake

This delicious french toast bake with cream cheese and berries can be prepped ahead and popped into the oven to bake on Christmas morning.
Photo credit: The Wooden Skillet

Stack of eggnog french toast on a white plate topped with cranberries, maple syrup and whipped cream.

Eggnog French Toast

Eggnog adds a festive touch to this decadent french toast recipe. Perfect for an easy and delicious Christmas breakfast!
Photo credit: The Suburban Soapbox

Pile of puff pastry cinnamon swirls on a white plate.

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Swirls

These cinnamon swirls are much easier to make than cinnamon buns. Made from puff pastry which is covered in a delicious mixture of cinnamon, butter and brown sugar.
Photo credit: My Morning Mocha

Stack of gingerbread pancakes on a white plate with syrup being poured over top.

Gingerbread Pancakes

This one-bowl gingerbread pancake recipe makes light and fluffy pancakes that taste like gingerbread. An easy Christmas breakfast idea!
Photo credit: I Heart Eating

Breakfast egg muffins with different toppings sitting on a wire cooling rack.

Make Ahead Breakfast Muffins

Make ahead recipes like these savory breakfast egg muffins help to make Christmas morning much easier and more relaxed!
Photo credit: Foxes Love Lemons

Two eggnog waffles stacked on a white plate and topped with maple syrup and two pats of butter.

Eggnog Waffles

Full of nutmeg and eggnog, these Eggnog Waffles are a fabulous breakfast idea for Christmas morning!
Photo credit: Lynn’s Way Of Life

Cranberry Orange Cream Scones set on printed recipe sheets.

Cranberry Orange Cream Scones

These delicious scones feature cranberry and orange flavors. Perfect for the holidays!
Photo credit: Brunch & Batter

Orange chocolate granola and yogurt in a bowl.

Orange Chocolate Christmas Granola

This orange chocolate granola combines two festive flavors together. Perfect for some Christmas morning granola yogurt parfaits!
Photo credit: A Grateful Meal

Beet cured salmon on a white platter with garnishes.

Beet Cured Salmon

This beet cured salmon would make a wonderful addition to any Christmas brunch table. Serve with bagels, sourdough toast or as is!
Photo credit: Carolyn’s Cooking

Caprese salad arranged in the shape of a candy cane on a cream colored platter with salad servers.

Candy Cane Caprese

Looking for a fun, festive and super easy recipe to add to your Christmas brunch menu? This Candy Cane Caprese is always a welcome addition!

Tips For Christmas Morning Breakfast

Make Christmas morning more relaxed with a little prep work:

  • Plan ahead of time: Plan your menu ahead of time so that you know exactly what you are making and have everything you need on hand.
  • Prep ingredients: Prepping ingredients ahead of time (chopping, measuring, etc.) or even the whole recipe in some cases will make Christmas morning cooking much easier and faster.
  • Set up the night before: Set out any dishes, glassware, platters, utensils, etc. needed the night before so that you aren’t scrambling to find things in the morning.

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I want to help you make delicious food using real ingredients! Explore a variety of easy to follow, real-food recipes ranging from healthy eats to comfort food. Welcome to Maple + Mango – I'm so happy you're here!

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