It’s a tradition at our house to have a big Christmas breakfast before getting to the serious business of gift opening. So I’ve been scouring Pinterest for breakfast ideas for this year’s school break and Christmas morning meals. And can I just tell you, there are a ton of recipes! But I’ve gathered some of the best recipes that embody the flavors of the season in this Ultimate Christmas Breakfast Round-up.

Ultimate Christmas Breakfast Round-up with over 50 recipe ideas.

All of these recipes were chosen because they use everyday ingredients, are simple to make (some can be made overnight), and reflect the flavors of the holiday season.

Ultimate Christmas Breakfast Round-up – 50+ Recipes


Christmas Tree Waffles

Christmas Tree Waffles via Kids Activities Blog

Serving waffles in the shape of a Christmas tree is sure-fire way to put cheer in anyone’s day – even the non-morning people.

Gingerbread Waffle

Gingerbread Waffles with Vanilla Cream Syrup via Tastes Better from Scratch

I’ve been in gingerbread mode every since November and these gingerbread waffles will be gracing our breakfast table very soon.

Snickerdoodle Waffles

Snickerdoodles Waffle via Lil’luna

Have you tried the snickerdoodle cocoa at Starbucks? It’s to die for! And I bet these snickerdoodle waffles are too! Cinnamon, sugar, and butter all meld together to make this scrumptious waffle topping.

Krispie Creme Doughnuts

~Krispie Creme Waffles! via Oh, Bite It!

This recipe uses Krispie Creme donuts, but I think any good glazed donut will do. In fact, my youngest daughter was ready to brave the rain at 8 o’clock at night just to try out this recipe.


Santa and Snowman Pancakes

Santa Claus and Snowman Pancakes (VEGAN!) via Spice Up Your Life with a Taste of Japan

Strawberries and whipped cream pair perfectly with pancakes. And creating a fun Santa Claus and snowman with them is a fun way to start any morning.

Easy Eggnog Pancakes

Easy Eggnog Pancakes via Meatloaf and Melodrama

Who can resist a fluffy stack of pancakes? Not me! And since eggnog is something we only have during the holidays, it makes this pancake recipe extra special.

Hot Cocoa Pancakes

Cocoa Pancakes via Wine and Glue

If a picture is worth a thousand words, I don’t have to say another word. Just look at all that chocolate goodness! We always have a hot cocoa table during the winter and these would make the perfect addition.

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes via Cooking on the Front Burner

I’ve tried other cinnamon pancakes that swirl a cinnamon mix onto the pancake while cooking, but it can get a little complicated. This pancake recipe keeps it simple and has the cinnamon mixed in with a nice sugar glaze to create a cinnamon roll flavor.

CasserolesChristmas Morning Wife Saver Casserole

Christmas Morning Wife Saver via Made with Pink

This recipe has been around since the 70’s and I can see why. It’s full of bread, ham, eggs, milk and so much more! Plus, it can be made a day ahead and popped into the oven in the morning for a stress-free breakfast.

Biscuits Gravy Egg Bake

Biscuits and Gravy Overnight Breakfast Casserole via Julie Eats

Biscuits and gravy are always a winning combo in our house. This recipe uses a mix of homemade gravy and store bought biscuits for a simple make ahead casserole.

Sausage Egg and Cheese Tart

Sausage Egg and Cheese Tart via This Gal Cooks

If you tried my chicken pot pie recipe, you know that I love pie crust. So when I saw this sausage egg and cheese tart with a pie crust, I knew it had to be added to my holiday breakfast list.

French Toast/Crepes

Eggnog Brioche Waffles

Eggnog Brioche Waffles via Mom Petit Four

Don’t want to mess with making waffle batter from scratch? Try using thick cuts of brioche dipped in eggnog goodness and cooked in a waffle maker! Yummy!

Crock Pot Eggnog French Toast

Crock-pot Slow Cooker Eggnog French Toast via Flour on My Face

Have a lot of people to feed and don’t want to stand over a stove making individual French toasts? This recipe allows you to dump all the ingredients into a crock-pot and have a breakfast ready for 8 people with little effort.

Christmas Tree Crepes with Gingerbread Spice Whipped Cream

Christmas Tree Crepes with Gingerbread Spice Whipped Cream via House of Nash Eats

Crepes filled with gingerbread spice whipped cream…yes, please! Impress your family and guests with these Christmas tree crepes decorated with fresh fruit garland – simply adorable!


Cranberry Orange Pancake Muffins

Cranberry Orange Pancake Muffin via My Suburban Kitchen

If you like pancakes, you’ll love this muffin recipe. It uses pancake mix with fresh cranberries for a simple grab-n-go breakfast that can last a few days.

Cranberry Orange Walnut Sweet Rolls

Cranberry Orange Walnut Sweet Rolls via The Gold Lining Girl

I love dried cranberries and I hit the cranberry jackpot with this recipe! These rolls are filled with a cup of dried cranberries and drizzled with an orange sugar glaze.

Orange Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Orange Pecan Cinnamon Roll Donuts via Delightful E Made

It may look complicated to create these orange pecan cinnamon roll donuts, but don’t let these beauties fool you. This recipe used store-bought pecan roll dough and orange juice for a unique holiday morning treat.

Upside Down Apple Pecan Biscuit

Upside Down Skillet Caramelized Apple Pecan Biscuits via Intelligent Domestications

This ooey gooey caramelized apple pecan biscuits are just heaven! All it takes to create these sticky biscuits are six ingredients: store-bought biscuits, butter, apple, pecans, sugar, and cinnamon.

Amish Bread

The Amazing Amish Cinnamon Bread Alternative via Redfly Creations

This is so delicious and super easy to make (kind of taste like banana bread). No yeast needed and you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry. I’ve made this and it rises A LOT, so don’t overfill your loaf pans.

What’s your favorite Christmas breakfast?

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