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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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 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
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 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
Simple Breakfast Casserole
Prep this delicious breakfast casserole ahead of time to make Christmas morning so much easier!
Photo credit: Salt & Lavender
These eggnog pancakes add a festive twist to a pancake breakfast. Also a great way to use up leftover eggnog!
Photo credit: Babaganosh
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!
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
Indulge in this delicious eggnog bread pudding on Christmas morning. It can even be prepped the night before!
Photo credit: Sustainable Cooks
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
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
This Chocolate Gingerbread Oatmeal is another great oatmeal option. Full of warming spices and festive flavors!
Photo credit: The Healthful Ideas
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
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!
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
These delicious scones feature cranberry and orange flavors. Perfect for the holidays!
Photo credit: Brunch & Batter
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
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
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.
More Christmas Recipes
Here are a few more Christmas recipes that you might enjoy:
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