Make-ahead casseroles, loaded potatoes, maple-bacon crack and more! Is it your turn to serve the Christmas morning feast this year? Relax! We’ve got Christmas morning covered with these 25 Easy and Delicious Holiday Breakfast Ideas.
One of my very favourite things about the Christmas Day is the big family breakfast that takes place at our house every Christmas morning.
My brother and his wife are always with us, my parents are here, and my Aunt often joins us for the holidays too. Count in my two boys, and my husband and me, and there’s always 8 or 9 of us around the breakfast table on Christmas morning.
There’s something so special and magical about that meal. I just love sitting together and enjoying a traditional holiday breakfast together after all the build up to Christmas and a fun morning of celebrating and exchanging gifts.
Because I’m always the cook on Christmas morning, I’m constantly on look-out for easy dishes that I can prepare ahead of time. This means I’m not in the kitchen while everyone else is unwrapping gifts around the tree. Anything that I can prepare ahead of time, to pop into the oven on Christmas morning is a bonus!
I also love to have a dish or two that’s made especially with the kids in mind.
In true holiday fashion, I’ve been scouring the internet looking for new Christmas breakfast ideas that look easy and delicious! I’ve found a bunch that I’d love to try, and I thought I’d share them with you along with a few of my own personal favourites.
Maybe some of these will become new family favourites at your Christmas breakfast table this year!
25 Delicious and Creative Christmas Breakfast Ideas
These Potato and Omelet Breakfast Bites can be made ahead and frozen for Christmas morning (and for work-day and school-day mornings too). I love the creative Tatertot crusts – Ella Claire Inspired
Ok, so apparently Maple Caramel Bacon “Crack” is out-of-this-world-delicious, and highly addictive (hence the “crack” bit in the name). 4 ingredients, and while it’s best served the day it’s made, it can be stored in an airtight container and served the next day. – Domestic Rebel
Your little ones will get a kick out of these Cinnamon-Sugar French Toast Mittens. Dust them with a little powdered sugar for a frosty effect. – Happy Hooligans
French Toast Christmas Trees will delight your little ones too, especially if you put them in charge of decorating their own. – Childhood 101
This Overnight Eggnog French Toast Cassarole is a cinch to prepare. Just throw it together the night before, and pop in the oven on Christmas morning. And don’t be afraid of the “eggnog” bit! Apparently even non-eggnog-lovers love this dish! – Five Heart Home
Impress your family and guests with this gorgeous AND delicious Fruit Pizza. Soft, chewy, sugar-cookie crust and cream-cheesy, fruity goodness on top? Mmmm…. I adore fruit pizza? – Pinch of Yum
Make-Ahead Breakfast Burritos look fancy, but they’re totally easy to make, AND they can be prepared ahead of time and frozen! Gotta love that! – Ella Claire
Prep the night before, and let the crock-pot do the work on Christmas morning! This slow-cooker breakfast casserole will free up oven and stove-top space comes to making your main morning dish! – Spend With Pennies
Traditionally called Idaho Sunrise, this egg, bacon and baked potato combo would be perfect served with a side of sausage or steak. Yes, I said steak. My husband was spoiled by a mother who always cooked him steak for Christmas breakfast! – Gimme Some Oven
Scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage cheese all layered together in this amazing breakfast lasagna casserole. Oh yum! Could it possibly get any more delicious? – Family Fresh Meals
Mmmmm. They had me at “avocado”! I totally want to dive into a plate of these breakfast nachos. Bonus: below the nacho recipe, there’s a link to Ricotta-Tomato tart which looks fab, and can be served hot or cold. – Amuse Your Bouche
Sharla, the creator of this recipe has 7 (yes, seven) kids, so you know her Make-Ahead, All In One Breakfast Cassarole has to be easy AND a crowd-pleaser! – The Chaos and the Clutter
I love the touching story behind this Holiday Breakfast Wreath. Sometimes a simple family dish represents so much more than just the meal that it provides. What a lovely tradition to start and pass on down to your family. – The Kitchn
Put a new spin on an old classic! These Sugary-Cinnamon-y Roll-Ups are guaranteed to delight PB&J lovers young and old. – Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice
This make-ahead French Toast Cassarole has to be the easiest recipe out there. Just a handful of basic ingredients that can be prepared the night before. Even the picky eaters in the family will love this one. – I Can Teach My Child
I can only imagine how fresh and delicious this Pancetta and Gruyere Breakfast Pizza tastes. This would definitely be a hit with the grown-ups at our Christmas breakfast table. – Jo Cooks
Make a breakfast pizza with a shredded potato crust! Top it all off with eggs and your favourite chopped meat and veg, and you’ve got one amazing main dish to serve on Christmas morning. – The Gunny Sack
Assemble these Overnight Ham and Egg Enchiladas on Christmas Eve, and pop them in the oven for 30-40 minutes on Christmas morning! – The Girl Who Ate Everything
The kids are going to go nuts for these Candy Cane Pancakes! I think a few of the grown-ups might as well! (me! me!) – The Idea Room
A batch of warm ham and cheese scones would be the perfect side for a simple breakfast of scrambled eggs and fruit salad. You could make them the night before, and heat them up before serving. – A Beautiful Bite
We’re going to start our Christmas breakfast off this year with a round of these blueberry french toast roll-ups. Mmm… blueberries, cream cheese, sugar and cinnamon. Who doesn’t love the sound of that? – Damn Delicious
Prep this Overnight Pull-Apart Monkey Bread before you head to bed on Christmas Eve, and it will be ready to go in the morning. Using frozen, uncooked dinner rolls makes this recipe a snap. – The Winsome Girl
These bread machine cinnamon rolls are a favourite at our house. I prepare the dough the day before, and bake them will we’re opening our gifts. You can prepare them even further in advance and freeze the dough too! – Happy Hooligans
How about a cheery, cherry candy cane for breakfast? This cherry and cream cheese danish by Amanda’s Cookin’ is a snap to make when you refrigerated crescent roll dough.
And a few special breakfast ideas that will please the kids on Christmas morning:
Rudolph pancakes will put a smile on the kids’ faces. As you’ll see in the photos, they’re adorable served with whipped cream or without. – Mama Papa Bubba
Sven the reindeer pancakes will delight any “Frozen” fans that you have at your house. Bonus: this loveable dish comes with a serving of fruit, bacon and hashbrowns built right in! – The Joy of Boys
Want to see a few more of my favourite recipes for Christmas Day?
There’s this absolutely amazing 5 Ingredient Black Forest Trifle.
Dinner wouldn’t be dinner with out these fantastic Bread Machine Dinner Rolls.
And you might as well have the kids shake up some 10-minute Homemade Butter to top those rolls off with! The process is tons of fun, and it will impress the heck out of your dinner guests! Merry Christmas, everyone!
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