10 Christmas Breakfast Ideas: Get A Delicious Start To Your Holiday

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Christmas breakfast is probably the last thing on your mind when preparing everything else you need to prepare for the big day!

But the subject of Christmas breakfast always comes up for us, right about Christmas Eve.

Christmas Breakfast Recipes

So we decided to put together a list of 10 easy to make, but filling Christmas breakfast ideas.

Christmas Day can be pretty busy and hectic visiting with family, transporting presents and enjoying the day.

So, to make your life simpler and less hungry, print out one of these recipes to make for a magical Christmas morning.

But first a little background as to why I felt the need to put write this post.

Christmas morning as a child vs. as an adult

When I was a child, I could not wait for Christmas morning.  It was such a magical time in my life.

All I had to do was get up, put my robe on, and walk downstairs to the basement to see a beautifully decorated tree with a bunch of wrapped presents lying underneath it – enough for my 3 siblings and myself.

Fast forward to me now being THAT Mom who desperately wants to create this same sense of magic for her own child on Christmas morning, while at the same time being fully prepared with at least a few Christmas morning breakfast ideas.

The morning usually starts out around 6:00 am because our son is an early riser, especially on Christmas morning.

I’ve usually had less sleep than normal because I stayed up late the night before finishing up wrapping presents, setting out Santa’s cookies and milk, and preparing for the long day ahead of traveling to several places throughout the day, spreading our Christmas cheer (ahem, a little sarcasm there).

The last thing I normally think of is what to make for breakfast on Christmas morning.

Something that will fill us up and give us a good foundation for the rest of the day, which normally consists of picking here and there on cookies, appetizers, sodas, and candies.

10 Christmas Breakfast Ideas

After perusing the internet, I found 10 Christmas morning breakfast ideas.

I purposely chose a variety to suit everybody’s tastes.

As a matter of fact, I will most likely make 2 or 3 of these on Christmas morning.

Heck, who am I kidding?  I’ll be lucky enough to make one.

But in the ideal world, I will have my Christmas apron on, holding a tray of  just-out-of-the-oven-goodness, greeting my sleepy-head family as they awaken.

1. Pancake Snowman Christmas Breakfast

Pancake Snowman

This first one is perfect for my son.  This is a Pancake Snowman that I found on this site Pretty Pink Tulips.

My son loves pancakes and he loves bacon.  Can’t get any better than this for him.

There is no recipe, but it is pretty self explanatory.

You can even use the frozen pancakes to make it easier and quicker to make.

Use the cooked bacon as the scarf, the mini marshmallows as the snow, and chocolate chips as the eyes, nose, and buttons.  Very cute!

2. Breakfast Granola Parfait

Breakfast Granola Parfait

This next one comes from a site called This Mama Cooks!  Love the name.

This is a Breakfast Granola Parfait.

It has everything needed for a healthy, filling breakfast – fruit, oats, nuts, coconut, honey, raisins, cottage cheese, and berries.

My first impression was that this recipe used yogurt.  You can substitute yogurt for the cottage cheese if you’re not a big cottage cheese fan.

Either way, it’s a great healthy breakfast to get your day started right.

3. Skillet Breakfast

Skillet Breakfast

My 3rd Christmas morning breakfast idea I believe is my favorite, not only because I love a good hearty breakfast but also because of the way this particular blogger describes how to make it.

It’s really funny.  It comes from a blog called The Village Cook and is called Skillet Breakfast.

It calls for red potatoes, bacon or ham, eggs, colby jack cheese, sour cream, and chives or green onions.

This isn’t part of the recipe, but I’d be willing to substitute corned beef hash instead of the bacon or ham.  Mmmmmm!

I wish I had some of this right now.

4. Christmas Morning Muffins – Christmas Breakfast

Christmas Morning Muffins

This next recipe comes from a blog called Ezra Pound Cake and is aptly called Christmas Morning Muffins.

These you could make the night or even a couple nights before Christmas morning and just set them out on a plate while everybody is getting ready for the day’s festivities.

Dried cranberries and chocolate chips are inside and the topping is made of cinnamon and sugar.  Yum!

5. Bacon & Eggs in Toast Cups

Bacon & Eggs in Toast Cups

Oh my goodness, this next recipe looks so very good!

I like the idea of a full hearty breakfast that can be eaten like a muffin.

Just pop it in your mouth.  No need for a fork!

This recipe comes from a site called The Noshery and it is called A Two Bite Breakfast: Bacon & Eggs in Toast Cups.

All it calls for is bread slices, bacon, eggs, shredded cheese, and salt & pepper.

Can’t get much easier than that.

Just use a muffin tin and you’re good to go.  How clever can you get?

6. Best Coffee Cake Ever – Christmas Breakfast

Best Coffee Cake Ever

So you can’t have a collection of breakfast ideas without including coffee cake!

This particular recipe is called Best Coffee Cake Ever!

How could I resist posting this one?

It comes from a site called Alexandra Cooks.

Based on the name of this recipe, I expected there to be some very exotic ingredients and some fancy baking methods involved, but it is really very simple.

If you view her pictures of this coffee cake, you will be sure to want to make it yourself.

7. Hash Brown Casserole – Christmas Breakfast

Hash Brown Casserole

My 7th Christmas morning breakfast idea involves hash browns.

I literally could eat hash browns every day, all day, morning, noon, and night.

That’s how much I love them.

This recipe is called Hash Brown Casserole and comes from the same site that has the Christmas morning muffin recipe, Ezra Pound Cake.

This hash brown recipe calls for cream of chicken soup, colby jack cheese, butter, onion, frozen hash browns, chicken broth, butter, salt & pepper.

I am sure this must be heaven on a plate.  Yes please!

8. The Best Monkey Bread – Christmas Breakfast

The Best Monkey Bread

This next recipe is called The Best Monkey Bread.

Monkey bread?  I have never heard of monkey bread and it honestly doesn’t sound very appetizing.

However, a friend of mine just this past weekend told me how delectable monkey bread is, so I had to find the recipe and include it in this post.

This particular recipe comes from a site called Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.

It’s like a big ole sticky cinnamon roll in a bundt pan.

It looks a little more time consuming to make than my other recipes, but the end result looks to be well worth it.

9. Crock Pot Breakfast casserole

Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole

Love, love LOVE using my crock pot any chance I can get.

The upfront work is so worth it.

Normally whenever you hear about a crock pot recipe, it’s something for dinner, but this one is for breakfast and cooks overnight while you sleep.

It’s like Santa Clause leaving you breakfast on Christmas morning.

This recipe comes from a site called Favorite Family Recipes and is called Crock-Pot Breakfast Casserole.

It calls for sausage links, eggs, milk, potatoes o’brien, a tomato, shredded cheddar cheese, and salt & pepper.  Just get up and eat!

10. Breakfast Egg Bake – Christmas Breakfast

Breakfast Egg Bake

And the very last of my Christmas morning breakfast ideas comes from a site called Naturally Ella, called Breakfast Egg Bake.

Mmmmmm, looks like heaven in a ramekin!

This recipe isn’t specific.

Ella (the writer) just says to throw in whatever you might have (her example is turkey, tomato, and onions), sprinkle with cheese, and add enough eggs to cover.

Looks like she sprinkled some parsley on top.

It’s a beautiful presentation for something that is literally thrown together.

11. Cinnamon Muffins

Cinnamon Muffins: Easy to Make & Delicious!

I know, I said there’d be 10 recipes, but I had to add number 11 because 11 is my lucky number!

Plus, I couldn’t write a breakfast post without including this recipe for cinnamon muffins.

They’re SUPER easy to make using ingredients that you already have in your pantry and refrigerator. 

BONUS: They taste like Christmas in a warm, moist, buttery, crisp-on-the-outside vessel. Mmmm!

So there they are!  My top 10 (I mean 11) Christmas morning breakfast ideas.

I hope they’ve inspired you as much as they have inspired me to do more for Christmas morning breakfast than to just grab a couple leftover cookies that Santa didn’t have time to eat.

If you make one or two of these recipes, it will start your morning off right and you will be more physically able to handle the festivities this day has to offer you.

Merry Christmas!

For more delicious Christmas recipes, click on over to:

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