45 delicious Christmas breakfast and brunch ideas perfect for Christmas and Boxing day morning. Including make-ahead dishes, sweet treats, savory options, and even quick & healthy bites to feed a crowd and make the best Christmas morning breakfast!
The Best Christmas Breakfast Recipes
It’s always fascinated me to learn about the Christmas morning traditions of families around the world. Whether you’re fending off excited children wanting to open presents at 6 am, up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for morning activities, or bleary-eyed in the kitchen prepping for the day ahead, a day that’s already known for its food deserves the best beginning, too! And that’s where these 45 easy Christmas breakfast (and brunch) recipes come in!
Whether you want make-ahead Christmas breakfast options to quickly cook/reheat on the day, delicious recipes to feed a crowd, sweet treats, or quick and healthy bites, these holiday breakfast ideas will help make the best Christmas breakfast menu (or holiday brunch) to fit your needs, keep everyone away from the cereal cupboard, and have you all filled and fueled until the “main event”!
Christmas Breakfast Menu Ideas and Tips
- Easy Christmas Breakfast Ideas For a Crowd
- Pancakes, French Toast, Quick Breads, and Muffins
- All Things Bread
- Best Christmas Breakfast Ideas with Oats
- Light & Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Christmas
- Christmas Breakfast Drinks
- Want Your Christmas Breakfast To Go Ahead Without a Hitch?
- More Christmas Must-Knows
Easy Christmas Breakfast Ideas For a Crowd
If you’re hosting Christmas this year and have plenty of bellies to fill, here are a few of my favorite Christmas morning breakfast ideas for crowds.
Prefer something a little lighter? Ditch the cream and go for these simple sauteed mushrooms to enjoy over toast instead.
You can also make your favorite breakfast casserole. Let me know in the comments below what it is.
Pancakes, French Toast, Quick Breads, and Muffins
With the big savory Christmas dinner later in the day, perhaps you want to start your holiday off with a sweet treat. Here are just a few sweet Christmas breakfast desserts to feed your sweet tooth.
All Things Bread
Whether you’re hoping to make a simple, healthy holiday breakfast (like topped toast or bagels) or are looking for the perfect bread-y treat for your Christmas brunch menu, here are a few treats you might enjoy. Plus, most of them can be prepared in advance, for a fuss-free Christmas morning!
This lox bagel makes for a delicious addition to your Christmas brunch.
What Are The Best Toast Toppings?
Whether you’re wanting to make delicious Christmas-themed toast or simple spread ideas for your croissants, bread, and bagel, here are some of my favorites:
- Jams – strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, rose, etc.
- Simple Fig Jam Recipe (Fig Preserves – No Pectin)
- Nut or seed butter
- Granola Butter (Oatmeal Butter)
- Coffee Peanut Butter Spread (Espresso Spread)
- Cream Cheese
- Ricotta Cheese
- Cranberry Sauce
- Healthy homemade Nutella
- Fresh fruit – berries, pomegranate, apple, pear, etc.
Best Christmas Breakfast Ideas with Oats
If you love oats the rest of the year, there’s no reason not to enjoy them as part of your Christmas breakfast menu, too. They’re versatile and delicious and will help keep you feeling fueled for hours of Christmas day festivities.
Check out this list of 5 overnight oats recipes for even more inspiration.
Light & Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Christmas
Prefer quick and healthy Christmas breakfast recipes to fuel your morning without filling you up? Check out the below recipes for some of my favorite light bites. Even better, most of them are great make-ahead Christmas breakfast ideas, too!
Poached Eggs (Over Toast or with Asparagus)
Christmas Breakfast Drinks
Can’t stomach the thought of eating a big breakfast on Christmas day? Here are a few drinks you could turn to instead to keep you hydrated and tide you over.
Want Your Christmas Breakfast To Go Ahead Without a Hitch?
I have 3 tips for you. First, plan your menu ahead of time so you’re not left floundering in the morning. Also, set the table the night before since no one enjoys chores first thing in the morning.
At the same time, any prep you can do in advance will make for a lower fuss and the best Christmas morning breakfast you can achieve – whether that’s preparing entire dishes or just individual ingredients!
Let me know in the comments below your favorite tips for a fuss-free Christmas morning. What is your traditional Christmas breakfast like? And what are your favorite Christmas brunch recipes?
More Christmas Must-Knows
- Puff Pastry Christmas Tree Appetizer (Multiple Filling Options)
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- How to Make a Gingerbread House (Top Tips, Template, and Decoration Ideas)
- Christmas Gingerbread Cookies Recipe (and a mug topper)
- Orange Christmas Sugar Cookies – Fawns and Snowflakes
- 55+ Best Christmas Dinner Ideas To Impress
If you try any of these Christmas breakfast and Christmas brunch ideas, let me know how it goes in the comments below. I would love to see your recipe recreations – tag me on Instagram @Alphafoodie!