100 Christmas Breakfast Ideas

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Christmas Breakfast Traditions

Christmas morning! Santa has delivered his goodies, the kiddos are dancing around with glee from the magic of the season and you are enjoying taking in the day that you have probably prepped for months for.  Soon the magic will start to part however when everyone’s bellies begin grumbling and thoughts of food replace the sugar plums that had previously been dancing in their heads.  So the question is… what’s for breakfast? No worries friends! We have rounded up our top Christmas breakfast ideas and have you 100% prepped for the next 100 years!

Favorite Christmas Breakfast Recipes

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You heard that right! 100 Christmas Breakfast recipes that are all sure to be crowd pleasers! Whether you are looking for a quick and easy option, something that you can make ahead of time, or a fun twist on a classic favorite, we have you covered!

In this post you will find: 


30 Christmas Breakfast Pancake Recipes

Pancakes are always a crowd favorite and so easy to prep! We love that they can also be an easy base for Christmas breakfast, yet still allow everyone to fill them in with their own favorite toppings. Yay for individuality for the guests, and simplicity for the cook! 

Christmas Breakfast Pancake Ideas

Christmas Breakfast Ideas for Pancakes

1. Gingerbread Pancakes {Cooking Classy} – Yum, yum, extra yum!

2. Hot Cocoa Pancakes {Wine & Glue} – Combining two favorites for this Christmas breakfast!

3. Red Velvet Pancakes {Cooking Classy} – Who doesn’t love red velvet?! What a rich Christmas breakfast pancake!

4. Pancake Dippers {Lady Behind the Curtain} – We love this fun twist on a classic pancake!

5. Nutella Stuffed Pancakes {Recipe Tin Eats} – Well, if these don’t look like heaven on a Christmas morning I am not sure what does!

6. Classic Buttermilk {Pop Sugar} – A traditional buttermilk pancake will always be a staple!

Favorite Christmas Breakfast Ideas

7. Churro Pancakes {Cooking on the Front Burners} – Not only are these pancakes deliciously churro flavored but they are also topped with spicy chocolate sauce.

8. Apple Pie Pancakes {Averie Cooks} – This Christmas breakfast idea is two favorites all wrapped up in one.

9. Banana Pancakes {Kitchen Treaty} – A fluffy pancake packed with banana goodness!

10. Brown Sugar Pancakes With Bacon Maple Butter {Grandbab Cakes} – Every detail of these sounds perfect!

11. German Pancakes {Mel’s Kitchen Cafe} – These are a family favorite at our house!

12. Sour Cream Pancakes {Her Cup of Joy} – Simple and fluffy sour cream pancakes, these are easy to make and require little effort for your lazy but delicious Christmas morning.

Pancake Recipes for Christmas Breakfast

13. Overnight Whole-Grain Pancakes {Don’t Waste the Crumbs} – Whole-grain pancakes for the win!

14. Reindeer Pancakes {365ish Pins} – Such a cute Christmas breakfast morning surprise!

15. Santa Pancakes {Project Nursery} – The most festive Christmas breakfast ever!

16. Christmas Tree Pancakes {Betty Crocker} – Bring the Christmas festivities to the breakfast table!

17. Snowflake Pancakes {Amazon} – A simple, easy way to make a creative pancake.

18. Aebleskivers {The Bakers Upstairs} – Aebleskivers are a traditional Danish pancake, made in this specially shaped pan.

 Pancake Christmas Breakfast Recipes

19. Snowman Pancakes {Van’s Foods} – Frosty has never looked so yummy!

20. Scottish Pancakes {Diethood} – Sweet, fluffy, delicious pancakes served with honey and berries.

21. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes {The Healthy Maven} – Oatmeal – yum, chocolate chips – yum, and pancakes – yum! This Christmas breakfast is a win – win – win.

22. Ricotta Pancakes {Let the Baking Begin} – Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside you will not be able to stop at just one!

23. Coconut Pancakes {She Wears Many Hats} – Fluffy pancakes with just the right amount of coconut flavor.

24. Minion Pancakes {Heather Hollandaise} – Cute, little Minion pancakes will by far be a favorite creation! Grab one of these to make your own cute breakfast idea!

Favorite Christmas Breakfasts

25. Pancake Bites {Corina Nielsen} – Your kiddos will LOVE these little bites! Grab one of these if you don’t have one and you’ll be ready to go!

26. Chunky Monkey Greek Yogurt Pancakes {Running with Spoons} – Light, fluffy, and loaded with bananas, chocolate, and nuts.

27. Nutella Stuffed Pancake Poppers {Pepper Bowl} – Try this recipe, in this pan. No long list of ingredients required!

28. Mini Pancake Donuts {It’s Always Autumn} – They taste just like a soft pancake but in the shape of a donut.

29. Olaf Pancakes {Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons}  – Who wouldn’t love to see this on their plate for Christmas breakfast?

30. Peppermint Chocolate Chip Pancakes {The Idea Room} – I LOVE Peppermint and it just seems to go hand in hand with Christmas!

15 Make-Ahead Christmas Breakfast Recipes

Have things prepped the night before so you don’t have to worry about prepping Christmas breakfast that morning! We love the idea of getting it all ready after wrapping presents then having a relaxing morning.

15 Christmas Breakfast Recipes to Make Ahead

Make-Ahead Christmas Breakfast Ideas

31. Bagel Bombs {Host the Toast} – These can be prepped ahead of time and ready to eat in just minutes for an easy Christmas morning!

32. Make-ahead French Toast Bake {Cakes Cottage} – Who doesn’t love having breakfast ready and waiting for you in the morning?!

33. Baked Denver Omelet {Cooking Classy} – Do all of the chopping the night before and these will come together really easily Christmas morning!

34. Breakfast Sandwiches {The Suburban Soapbox} – Easy make-ahead Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches that are ready when you are.

35. Overnight Cinnamon Rolls {Natasha’s Kitchen} – Cinnamon Rolls that you can prep the night before! These would be perfect for Christmas breakfast!

Top Christmas Breakfast Recipes to Make Ahead of Time

36. Make-Ahead Strawberry Yogurt Parfaits {Dashing Dish} – Always a crowd pleaser!

37. Easy, Cheesy Breakfast Casserole {Gimme Some Oven} – This classic recipe is guaranteed to start your day off with a smile

38. Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Bake {Chew Out Loud} – Super easy, can be prepped the night before, and incredibly delicious.

39. Baked Oatmeal Bars {The 36th Avenu} – It doesn’t really get better than these!

40. Creme Brulee French Toast {The Culinary Compass} – You’re going to need to try this Creme Brulee French Toast as soon as you can.

Christmas breakfast for the whole family!

41. Baked Banana Oatmeal Cups {The Merchant Baker} – These little beauties appeal to everyone!

42. Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal {The Whole Serving} – Apples, cinnamon, and brown sugar!

43. Crockpot Overnight Breakfast Casserole {The Gracious Wife} – Breakfast will be ready and waiting for you!

44. Make-Ahead Breakfast Bowls {Iowa Girl Eats} – Full of filling and hearty ingredients.

45. Biscuits and Gravy Overnight Breakfast Casserole {Julie’s Eats and Treats} – Comforting, hearty, breakfast casserole that is prepared the night before.

20 Holiday French Toast Recipes for Christmas Breakfast

Yum! So many options to choose from the hardest part is just deciding which to make! Don’t worry, if you decide you need to try them all there are 52 weeks in the year, you can cycle through all of them twice – you don’t have to wait for Christmas breakfast, the whole year is your training ground! 

Christmas Breakfast Recipes for French Toast

Holiday French Toast for Christmas Breakfast

46. French Toast Pockets {BuzzFeed} – Wow. How amazing do these look!?!

47. French Toast Sausage Roll-Ups {Tastes Better from Scratch} – Ok, these look like something that the kids would love for Christmas breakfast!

48. French Toast Sticks {Recipe Tin Eats} – French Toast you can eat with your fingers!

49. French Toast Bake {Lil’ Luna} – Simple to make and is beyond delicious!!

50. Mixed Berry Stuffed French Toast {Simply Orange Juice} – Yum. Yum. Extra Yum!

Favorite Holiday Meals for Christmas Breakfasts

51. Churro French Toast {Damn Delicious} – This may just be the best french toast in the entire world. No joke.

52. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Stuffed French Toast {Averie Cooks} – I don’t know that you could ask for anything more!

53. Red Velvet French Toast {CafeDelites} – Wow. This is almost too pretty to eat!

54. Crunchy French Toast {Tates Better from Scratch} – This sounds (and is) really simple for Christmas breakfast, but it’s so delicious!

55. Coconut Crusted Stuffed French Toast {Will Cook for Smiles} – Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not have some fun with it!

French Toast Recipes for Christmas Breakfast

56. Eggnog French Toast {Cooking Classy} – This Eggnog French Toast makes for the perfect holiday breakfast.

57. Very Vanilla French Toast {Ebay} – We can all use a killer breakfast recipe and this is one of them.

58. Brioche French Toast {The Disney Chef} – Light, buttery, sweet bread pairs perfectly with the creamy, custard-like egg coating.

59. Hot Chocolate French Toast {BuzzFeed} – This combines so many favorites!

60. Fruity French Toast Roll-Ups {The Girl Who Ate Everything} – Impressive and crowd pleasing any day of the week, but especially Christmas Morning!

Favorite Holiday French Toast Ideas

61. Baked French Toast Muffins {Two Peas and Their Pod} – Making these in muffin tins somehow makes them so much cuter than the large bakes!

62. Classic French Toast {B. Britnell} – We couldn’t leave this one out!

63. Croissant French Toast {Cullinary Hill} – Croissant French Toast is the ULTIMATE way to get your french toast fix.

64. Caramel Apple Stuffed French Toast {Sweet N’ Sour Deals}  – So easy to make yet so delicious and decadent.

65. French Toast Waffle Sticks {The Baker Mama} – The perfect combination of two yummy breakfast favorites.

20 Quick & Easy Christmas Breakfast Ideas

With so much going on Christmas morning, make breakfast fast and simple with these great recipes! Being able to get breakfast going and not miss out on all of the festivities is so important! We want to be soaking in all the goodness, but also not starving! 


Quick and Easy Christmas Breakfast Ideas

Christmas Breakfast Recipes

66. Sausage Breakfast Casserole {Kevin and Amanda} – 4 ingredients and you are done!

67. Easy Monkey Bread {Cincy Shopper} – Monkey bread always feels like the holidays to me!

68. Buttermilk-Blueberry Breakfast Cake {Alexandra Cooks} – Buttermilk seems to turn everything to gold.

69. Healthy Breakfast Egg Mugs {Slender Kitchen} – Quick. Easy. Healthy. Perfect combo!

70. Sunrise Skillet {Six Sisters Stuff} – Done in 30 minutes! PLUS, it feeds 6!

Top Easy Christmas Breakfast Dishes

71. Amish Baked Oatmeal {Cooking Classy} – Have you tried baked oatmeal yet? Do it! You won’t regret the choice!

72. Breakfast Taquitos {Damn Delicious} – A breakfast of champions!

73. Berry Breakfast Parfait {Center Cut Cook} – Delicious, dessert-like AND healthy!

74. Ham and Cheese Quesadillas {Little Dairy on the Prairie} – Layers of cheese inside two crispy, buttery tortillas.

75. Quick and Easy Crepes {The Baker Upstairs} – Crepes will always be a favorite! Try this little gadget for easy, mess free crepes!

Dishes for Christmas Morning Breakfast.

76. Easy Breakfast Casserole {The Wholesome Dish} – This casserole will feed a crowd.

77. One Bowl Blueberry Muffins {A Sparkle of Genius} – You are sure to love these quick and easy One Bowl Blueberry Muffins.

78. Mini Applesauce Muffins {The Taylor-House} – Aren’t these the cutest little muffins?

79. Sausage & Egg Breakfast Bowls {All Things Mamma} – Fast and filling. Perfect for a holiday morning.

80. Easy Biscuits and Gravy {Catz in the Kitchen} – Without a doubt, one of the most comforting Christmas breakfasts.

Quick & Easy Christmas Breakfast Ideas

81. Cheesy Baked Egg Toast {Crazy Adventures in Parenting} – Eggs and toast are such a perfect breakfast staple.

82. Breakfast Pizza {Life in the Green House} – Your family will LOVE this!

83. Easy Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees {The Pinning Mama} – Festive. Fun. Delicious.

84. Sausage, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Slider Sandwiches with Syrup Glaze {The Pinning Mama} – Make the eggs and sausage like she recommends and these will be ready in a flash!

85. Quick & Easy Breakfast Kabobs {Coupons} – These easy breakfast kabobs come together really quickly!

15 Waffle Recipes for Christmas Breakfast

Waffles all around! Everyone will enjoy these delicious recipes! They offer the same versatility as pancakes, but with a little more crisp! Christmas breakfast recipes and waffles are practically synonymous. 

Christmas Breakfast Waffle Recipes

Christmas breakfast waffles for the family.

86. Gingerbread Waffles {Six Sister Stuff} – Gingerbread and Christmas are the perfect combo!

87. Christmas Tree Waffles – {Crustabakes} The cutest waffles that you ever did see!

88. Eggnog Waffles – Gluten Free {Planting Pixels} – Easy holiday themed waffles recipe.

89. 5 Minute Cinnamon Sugar Waffle Bites {Food Fanatic} – This recipe is 100% awesome.

90. Fluffy Belgian Waffles {Chew Out Loud} – Sometimes the classic recipes are still the best.

Delicious Christmas Breakfast Waffle Recipes

91. Banana Cream Waffles with Homemade Vanilla Syrup {House of Yumm} – Light and fluffy waffles flavored to taste like banana cream pudding.

92. Coconut Cream Waffles With Pineapple Coconut Syrup {Tastes Better from Scratch} – WOWZA! These waffles are good!!!

93. Peanut Butter Waffles {Primavera Kitchen} – Delicious Peanut Butter Waffles recipe with oatmeal flour.

94. Ham, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit Wafflewiches {Southern Bite} – Cheesy, gooey deliciousness!

95. Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Cream Cheese Glaze {Pillsbury} – Breakfast will never be the same. Make these in our favorite waffle iron for a fun, quick breakfast!

Christmas Breakfast Waffle Recipes

96. Maple Bacon Waffle Recipe {Ashlee Marie} – Maple + Bacon = A sure hit!

97. Belgian Waffles {Cooking Classy} – Light, tender and fluffy on the inside with just the right amount of crisp on the outside.

98. Waffle Omelet {Growing Up Gabel} – Cook eggs and veggies on a waffle iron for a quick and easy breakfast.

99. Greek Yogurt Waffles {Creme de la Crumb} – Perfectly fluffy waffles made with protein-rich greek yogurt!

100. Ham and Cheese Hashbrown Waffles {Damn Delicious} – So quick, so easy, and just so darn good!

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