Between opening the presents on Christmas Eve and planning a lavish Christmas dinner, it’s usually the breakfast on December 25th that gets the least attention. We may end up with a house full of food, but nothing filling or healthy to serve for breakfast.
With a house filled with friends and loved ones, you’ll need to find something easy to serve for everyone because frankly, who wants to spend all morning in the kitchen when you can spend them with your family. For that special Christmas morning, here are 15 breakfast recipes that won’t be too troubling but at the same time, amazingly delicious.
1. Biscuit Bar for Christmas Morning Brunch
What’s awesome about this biscuit bar from Vegetarian South is that you can make everything from scratch, or you can simply use some store-bought items. You can even customize your options according to what your guests and family loves, and sit back to enjoy while everyone helps themselves. This particular recipe calls for homemade or store-bought frozen biscuits, three to four types of jams and jellies, and homemade nut butter spreads, but you can also add anything else you love with your biscuits.
2. Monkey Bread
A single bread that can feed 8 to 10 people! This is all you need to make for breakfast, even when there are too many people in the house. This recipe from Easy Budget Recipes requires all-purpose flour, yeast, unsalted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon powder, milk and ground nutmeg, all mixed together in a Bundt Cake pan, and baked for 30 minutes.
3. Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
This is a recipe you can prepare the night before, and simply serve in the morning when everyone is ready for breakfast. It takes 15 eggs but can serve more than 10 people, with just 50 minutes of cook time. This recipe from Food Folks and Fun, other than the eggs, only requires some deli meat, cheddar cheese, frozen tater tots, bacon crisps, diced tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, sour cream and more. In fact, you can add anything you want in this casserole.
4. Orange Rolls
A bread recipe that’s just as festive as the turkey you’ll serve for Christmas dinner! This easy bread recipe from Chisel and Fork uses whole milk, orange juice, yeast, honey, eggs, melted butter and flour, with a filling made from butter, orange zest, ground cinnamon and brown sugar. This bread can fill your home with a tangy and delicious orangey smell everyone’s going to love for Christmas.
5. Overnight Breakfast Enchiladas
Another recipe that you can prepare the previous night to serve in the morning. This enchiladas recipe require some frozen hash browns shredded into little pieces, cheddar cheese, cooked bacon, pinto beans, red Enchilada sauce, eggs and cream, all wrapped inside some flour tortillas. It doesn’t matter how many people you have to feed, this recipe from Food, Folks and Fun is extremely satisfying.
6. Blueberries and Cream French Toast Casserole
Not just for Christmas breakfast, you can actually serve this casserole for any weekend brunch or breakfast. The French toasts are baked in a casserole, big enough to serve a dozen people, and has a deliciously creamy blueberry sauce covering the whole thing. Get the whole recipe here at Barth Bakery.
7. Denver Omelet Breakfast Casserole
Not just any omelet, but an extremely satisfying and delicious omelet casserole that needs to cook in the oven for an hour – making it the perfect recipe for a leisurely Christmas brunch. This one dish from Self Proclaimed Foodiefeeds 8 very hungry people, and only needs the basic ingredients: a bag of frozen hash browns, yellow onions, bell peppers, ham, mushrooms, eggs, milk and cheddar cheese.
8. Make Ahead Egg Nog Casserole (Alcohol Optional)
Alcohol is optional in this recipe from Home Made Interest, but the taste is not. You can turn your favorite holiday drink into a hearty breakfast recipe that you can prepare the night before. If you have some leftover French Bread and some homemade egg nog in the house, all you need to do is to bake them in a casserole pan with some melted butter, vanilla extract, maple syrup, sugar and spices.
9. Pineapple Glazed Ham
If you have cooked ham in the house and a can of pineapple, this is an easy recipe to make that can impress both your family and guests staying for Christmas. The other ingredients needed for this delicious recipe from It is a Keeper are relatively simple ones: maraschino cherries, Dijon mustard and lemon lime soda.
10. Ham Swiss Egg Cups
Another festive recipe that you can make with some deli ham, chopped onions, Swiss cheese, eggs and milk. A simple recipe from Real House Moms that can be prepared in under 30 minutes and can feed more than 10 people. A single ham cup is enough for one person, but there will definitely be second helpings around the table!
11. Cinnamon Roll Bites
A great thing about this cinnamon roll bite recipe from The Recipe Rebel is that, you can make them a whole week ahead and keep the pan tightly wrapped in the fridge, to take out and bake when you have people to feed. A single recipe serves 10 people for breakfast or as a snack, and only needs 25 minutes in the oven. The recipe isn’t much different from regular cinnamon rolls, with the usual combination of flour, baking powder, milk and butter.
12. Cranberry Orange Loaf with Orange Zest Frosting
Bread is the perfect breakfast all around the year, but Christmas mornings deserve something special as well as satisfying. This healthy bread recipe from Cooking with Ruthie uses fresh sourdough start, eggs, overripe bananas, flour, fresh cranberries, orange juice and orange zest, with a frosting made from butter and orange zest. All the goodness of all these healthy fruits in one simple breakfast dish!
13. Christmas Morning Pancakes
This is a pancake recipe with a festive twist! For making enough pancakes for four people, you need some skimmed milk, vanilla, eggs, self-rising flours, baking powder, sugar and butter. However, according to this recipe by A Mummy Too, you can pour some double cream on top of the pancakes and spread some colorful sprinkles – giving your plate just the festive look it needs on Christmas.
14. Cheesecake-Stuffed Pumpkin Spice Cake with Bourbon Glaze
This is what we can call multiple dishes at the same time! A pumpkin spice cake with cheesecake stuffed in the middle, and a delicious glaze made from warm bourbon. Follow this recipe from Champagne and Sippy Cup to try this amazing recipe that will go great both as breakfast and as dessert for Christmas.
15. Bacon Egg Biscuit Casseroles
Finally, let’s finish with another healthy and hearty casserole recipe. This one is made with bacon slices, eggs, heavy cream, cheddar cheese, biscuit dough and green onions, and takes only 30 minutes in the oven. Get the full recipe here from Simply Stacie.
Even though everyone is usually busy planning for a special dinner on Christmas Day, the breakfast is also a very important meal of the day. Your Christmas morning breakfast should ideally be just as special and just as enjoyable as the rest of the day, even when it means you don’t want to spend too long in the kitchen. These 15 recipes will help you to create a memorable Christmas breakfast for your family, your friends and your guests, one that will soon go on to become a new holiday tradition.