We all look forward to Christmas morning all year long. There’s nothing more magical than waking up on December 25th, making some hot coffee, and sitting down with your family to open presents. It’s so nice to take a break from busy schedules and savor the festive season.
Of course, if we have to spend too much time in the kitchen preparing a nice Christmas breakfast, that’s going to take some of the joy away. Here are 10 easy breakfast recipes that you can make on Christmas morning.
10 Easy Breakfast Casserole
This recipe for an Easy Breakfast Casserole from Simply Recipes really lives up to the title. It has eggs, cheese, milk, bread, salt, and pepper. You can get creative and add sausage, bacon, and/or any vegetables that you want.
A casserole is an especially good idea for a Christmas breakfast since, as the recipe suggests, you could get it all set up the day before, and then bake it in the morning. That’s super appealing when you want to get in as much family time as possible. You can also ask your kids which veggies they’d like added to the casserole, and they can pick their favorites.
9 French Toast Casserole
French Toast is always delicious and makes your home smell amazing, which is perfect for Christmas morning when you want the day to be as magical as possible. This recipe from Delish.com would be a great way to start your holiday off.
The recipe uses cream, milk, ground cinnamon, eggs, vanilla, brown sugar, and of course, a loaf of bread. You finish things off with fruit and powdered sugar, which makes the whole thing look beautiful.
8 Gingerbread Loaf With Cream Cheese Frosting
Gingerbread is one of those delicious seasonal flavors that you just have to enjoy every holiday season. While you could bake a treat using this flavor in the summertime, it’s a lot more special when the weather is cold and everyone’s ready for Christmas.
This Gingerbread Loaf With Cream Cheese Frosting from The Spruce Eats is just waiting for you to make it for breakfast on Christmas Day. It will look so beautiful on your table and your kids can help you make it. The cake’s ingredients include molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and buttermilk.
7 Slow Cooker Sausage And Waffle Bake
Waffles and pancakes are some of the best breakfast foods, particularly when you want to spend a chill, cozy morning with your loved ones. The only problem? You might not want to make these from scratch on Christmas morning. Things can get pretty hectic and busy, and you’re putting together the finishing touches on gifts, so you want a breakfast recipe that you can rely on.
This recipe from Taste Of Home is a perfect easy breakfast recipe for Christmas morning. You make it in the slow cooker so you could make it the night before, leave it in the fridge, and heat it up in the morning.
6 Baked Apple-Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Pie
Oatmeal is a comforting meal but you want to make things a bit more exciting and festive for Christmas morning, which makes this a great recipe. This Baked Apple-Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Pie from BS In The Kitchen is both easy and healthy.
It has a few different types of seeds (chia, sunflower, pumpkin, hemp, and flax) along with toasted slivered almonds, rolled oats, canned pumpkin, and more. After baking it up, your family can enjoy it sitting around the Christmas tree and start opening those presents.
5 Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
Many families have a tradition of enjoying cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. You can make them yourself using this wonderful recipe from Happiness Is Homemade. You’ll make the dough, filling, icing (which has cream cheese in it, yum), bake for 20 minutes, and then voila.
Your kids will be so thrilled and everyone will definitely be in a good mood (even before they open their gifts).
4 Bacon, Pepper, And Mixed Potato Hash
Breakfast is always better with carbs (okay, every meal is) and your family will want some comforting, delicious carbohydrates when celebrating Christmas. This recipe for a delicious hash from Sneaky Mommies will fit the bill.
The recipe has both sweet and regular potatoes, which is amazing, along with bell pepper, bacon, onion, garlic, and spices. You’re going to love smelling this dish as it cooks and you’ll love digging into it even more.
3 Healthy Paleo Cranberry Coffee Cake
Thanks to Paleo Gluten Free Eats, we can make this delicious Cranberry Coffee Cake for Christmas morning. The bright red color is so gorgeous and festive, and it just begs to be eaten by the tree, with pretty ornaments and sparkling lights.
The recipe is gluten-free and also suitable if anyone has food allergies. It uses ingredients like almond flour, fresh cranberries in the cake itself, and coconut oil, along with cinnamon, almond flour, and coconut sugar in the topping.
2 Spinach Ricotta Brunch Bake
What about something that has some healthy greens but is still hearty, fitting, and delicious? Try this Spinach Ricotta Brunch Bake from Jo Cooks.
The recipe uses puff pastry, which will make it feel like a special breakfast fit for a holiday morning. The other ingredients include bacon, eggs, ricotta cheese, red pepper, and cheddar cheese. With just a little bit of effort, you’ll have a wonderful breakfast dish.
1 Cranberry Orange Muffins
There are certain flavors that just go together super well. Cranberry and orange are one of those, and as a bonus, they definitely say “it’s Christmas.”
This recipe from Joyful Healthy Eats has coconut oil, orange rind, orange juice, and cranberries, which will make the whole house smell just like the holiday season. You can make these with your little ones, have a lot of fun, and then put out a breakfast spread with some fried or scrambled eggs and bacon or sausage. Make a pot of coffee and celebrate this lovely, cozy day with your family.