Most Popular Christmas Breakfast Ideas
Updated Dec 14, 2023
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Looking to bring some festive holiday cheer to your Christmas breakfast table? Just whip up some of the tasty breakfast ideas listed below! From breakfast casseroles, to delightfully sweet pastries, and a build-your-own breakfast buffet, these are reader favorite recipes and always popular for feeding a crowd.
Christmas morning is the best! You’ve got the excitement of presents under the tree, cozy pajama lounging, and delicious smells wafting from the kitchen. And while you may have a feast lined up for Christmas dinner, Christmas breakfast is equally special, if not more so. Especially when little hands are helping out in the kitchen.
Many of the Christmas breakfast recipes listed below are perfect for feeding a large group of family and friends, but they can also be enjoyed for smaller gatherings – with the bonus of delicious leftovers! My ultimate breakfast casserole is a must-make recipe (according to readers), and I’ve got some sweet treats that won’t weigh you down. Plus, if you want to save time on cooking, many of these recipes can be prepped in advance. That’s how you win on Christmas morning.
Christmas Breakfast Ideas For A Crowd
If you’ve got a bunch of people to feed, these breakfast recipes are easy to make and can be prepped the night before. Now that’s how you save time when you’ve got a lot of presents to open!
Ultimate Breakfast Casserole: There’s no doubt everyone will LOVE this combination of eggs, crispy bacon, breakfast sausage, sweet potato, and bell pepper. It’s hearty, nourishing, and loaded with flavor.
Berry Baked Oatmeal: Put your bag of frozen berries to use with this deliciously sweet baked oatmeal! Then, jazz up each serving with a dollop of yogurt or drizzle of maple syrup.
Kale and Butternut Squash Frittata: This seasonal frittata is filled with sauteed kale, butternut squash, onion, garlic, and creamy goat cheese. Everyone always goes back for seconds!
Overnight Oats: Make a big batch of overnight oats the night before. Then, everyone can add their favorite sweet or savory toppings the next morning! And if you have leftover eggnog (that’s alcohol-free), make this delicious eggnog overnight oats!
Christmas Breakfast Recipes with Eggs
Eggs for breakfast are a staple. And eggs with lots of veggies are my favorite, especially to balance out all of the sweetness during the holidays. So here are a few savory, warming, and oh-so-delicious ways to serve them this winter.
Shakshuka: This Middle Eastern breakfast of poached eggs simmered in a spicy tomato sauce always hits the spot for a warming and flavorful meal. For a bigger crowd, serve up an extra green shakshuka for those red and green Christmas breakfast vibes!
Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash: This hearty breakfast is loaded with nutrients! But if you want to make it easier on Christmas morning, just make the roasted sweet potatoes and crispy bacon the night before, then reheat everything in the pan.
Breakfast Egg Muffins: A fabulous make-ahead option for quick egg bites if you have a busy morning. Plus, you can always freeze some to enjoy in the following weeks.
Sweet Christmas Breakfast Ideas
The holidays give us a bit of leeway to enjoy sweets, even at breakfast! So here are some cozy sweet options such as muffins, pancakes, waffles, and more.
Cranberry Orange Muffins: These soft and moist muffins are studded with cranberries and lightly flavored with fresh orange. But if you have leftover cranberry sauce, feel free to fold that in as well!
Paleo Blueberry Muffins: The fluffiest blueberry muffins everyone will love. No one will even realize they’re naturally gluten-free and dairy-free.
Banana Oatmeal Cookies: This 3-ingredient cookie is so easy to prep the night before to enjoy the next morning or throughout Christmas day. You can also swap out the chocolate chips for any dried fruit for the best breakfast cookies!
Paleo Apple Cinnamon Pancakes: If you’ve got pancake lovers at home, this apple cinnamon version will make your house smell absolutely amazing. And they taste as good as they smell!
Superseed Buckwheat Waffles: Made from only ground seeds, buckwheat flour, and coconut water, this super waffle is hearty, nutritious, and perfect topped with fresh fruit and maple syrup.
Build-Your-Own Breakfast BUFFET
One of my favorite ways to serve breakfast to the family is by creating a simple breakfast bar. Grab a few large casserole dishes or serving platters to add scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, skillet potatoes, pancakes, or anything else you’d love to enjoy on a breakfast plate!
- Oatmeal: Make a big pot of steaming hot oatmeal and let everyone add their favorite toppings or mix-ins.
- Bacon in the Oven: This is the best way to batch-cook bacon for a crowd! Feel free to toss two sheet pans in the oven at the same time.
- Skillet Breakfast Potatoes: A side of home-fried potatoes never fail on a breakfast plate. But if you have leftover sweet potatoes, these sweet potato hash browns are runner-up.
- Greek Scrambled Eggs: Sure, you can serve regular scrambled eggs. But, it’s Christmas, and the tomatoes, spinach, green onions, and feta cheese make it extra special with pops of red and green.
- Paleo Pancakes: Pancakes always deserve a special place on a breakfast plate. You can make a batch the night before and warm them up in the microwave or toaster the next day.
I hope you and your loved ones enjoy these delicious Christmas breakfast ideas! If you make anything from this list, I’d love to hear how it turned out in the comment box below. Happy holidays!
Most Popular Christmas Breakfast Ideas
For the chia pudding
For the parfaits
- ½ cup yogurt (dairy or dairy-free)
- ½ cup pomegranate seeds
- ¼ cup sliced almonds
- To make the chia pudding: Stir together the almond milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Let rest for 10 minutes, then stir again once the seeds have started to gel. Cover the bowl and place it in the fridge for at least one hour.
- To assemble the parfaits: Dollop yogurt in the bottom of a glass jar. Top that with a few spoonfuls of chia pudding, then a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds, a sprinkle of almond slices, more chia pudding, yogurt, and pomegranate seeds.
- Serve immediately or make the chia pudding parfaits ahead of time and place in the fridge until ready to serve.
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