20 Quick and Easy Christmas Breakfast Recipe Ideas

From sweet to savory, these 20 quick and easy Christmas breakfast recipes from Cleverful Living are the perfect way to bring cheer to your holidays.

18 Christmas Breakfast Recipe Ideas

Since I was little, breakfast on Christmas morning has always been a favorite time for my family. It’s the perfect opportunity to eat something yummy and filling while gearing up for the day of gift giving and cheer ahead. 

Do you have a traditional recipe that your family eats every Christmas morning? Growing up we ate cinnamon rolls (usually Sister Shuberts) most every year and now that the girls are little, I find myself going back to that same tradition. However, this year, I am hoping to spice it up a bit (while selfishly satisfying my chocolate tooth) with a loaf of this marbled banana bread 

Festive and Fun Christmas Breakfast Recipes

DIY Bagel Snowman

Gather the bagels, cream cheese and all the fixing to make an adorable and tasty Bagel Snowman.

Bagel Snowman from Holley Grainger

 

Snowman Pancakes

Looking for the world’s easiest holiday breakfast? I’ve got you covered with fun and festive Snowman Pancakes. With just a few ingredients and a few minutes you can brighten up any holiday morning.

Snowman Pancake Holley Grainger

 

Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board

Who doesn’t love cheese and fruit for breakfast? This cute board doubles as both an appetizer and breakfast. If you’re serving in the morning, swap out the crackers for mini bagels or crusty raisin bread toast.

Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board

 

Quick Breads and Muffins Breakfast Recipes for Christmas

Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

CHRISTMAS MORNING PERFECTION – Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread takes top honors thanks to its cake-like texture, sweet banana flavor and rich chocolate taste.

Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread from Holley Grainger

 

Family Favorite Pancake Muffins

A festive mashup we like to call “Puffins.” Grab a variety of toppings and let your family create their own pancake muffin.

family favorite pancake muffins

 

Make-Ahead Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Tender, moist and loaded with blueberries, these Lemon Blueberry Muffins are a simple make ahead breakfast recipe that are sure to become a staple in your household.

Lemon Blueberry Muffins from Holley Grainger

 

Pumpkin Chocolate Chips Mini Muffins

Bring your little ones into the kitchen to make tasty and simple Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins. These are a delightful and delicious breakfast, snack or lunchbox treat. 

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

 

French Toast, Pancakes, Donuts Holiday Breakfast Recipes

Overnight Baked French Toast Casserole

Whether for Christmas breakfast or a brunch gathering, Overnight Baked French Toast Casserole with pecans and streusel topping is a delicious and easy make-ahead casserole recipe.

Overnight French Toast Casserole from Holley Grainger

 

Mini Carrot Cake Pancakes with Vanilla Greek Yogurt Frosting

Have your holiday cake and eat your veggies, too. Shh…the little elves will never know.

Mini Carrot Cake Pancakes with Vanilla Greek Yogurt Frosting from Holley Grainger - Image of five cakes stacked on a white plate with icing drizzle and a wedge shaped piece cut through the stack

 

Baked Applesauce Cake Donuts with Cinnamon Vanilla Glaze

Light and flavorful Baked Applesauce Cake Donuts with Cinnamon-Vanilla Glaze are a fun and unexpected twist on the classic cake recipe.

Baked Applesauce Cake Donuts

 

Cranberry Orange Scones with Winter Spiced Glaze

Bake a batch of easy holiday Cranberry Orange Scones with Winter Spiced Glaze for a warm Christmas morning breakfast or afternoon snack. This easy freezer-friendly scone recipe calls for simple ingredients, and offers a delicate crumb finish.

Cranberry Orange Scones with Winter Spiced Glaze from Holley Grainger

 

Savory Breakfast Recipes for Christmas Morning 

Make-Ahead Breakfast Burritos

Christmas morning can be hectic! Make it easier with this delicious grab-and-go. Salsa is red and green, right?

4 Fast & Easy Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos for the Freezer

 

Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites

Fluffy, flavorful and protein packed, this copy cat Startbucks recipe pairs well with many of my sweeter Christmas breakfast treats.

Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites from Holley Grainger

 

Bacon, Veggie and Egg Potato Pockets

Load potato halves with veggies, bacon, cheese and an egg to make simple potato pockets for a fun, easy and versatile dish perfect for any time of day.

Bacon, Veggie and Egg Potato Pockets

 

Oatmeal and Grains Breakfast Recipes

Baked Banana Bread Oatmeal

Hungry after eating sweet quick breads for breakfast? Try my baked banana bread oatmeal. It’s filled with nutritious ingredients that will fuel you through the day!

Baked Banana Bread Oatmeal

 

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Overnight Oats

Do you wake up in the morning craving sweets? If so, I’ve got the the perfect breakfast for you! Blueberry lemon cheesecake overnight oats will start your day on a healthy and sweet note.

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Overnight Oats

 

Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Barley

Swap your traditional oatmeal for barley in this heart-healthy, fiber-rich breakfast barley. This cinnamon and apple hot cereal is a welcome morning meal on a cold day.

Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Barley

 

Breakfast Cookies for Christmas

Chunky Chocolate Chip Pecan Breakfast Cookies

Looking for an on-the-go back-to-school breakfast? Make these Chunky Chocolate Chip Pecan Breakfast Cookies for a quick snack or nutritious breakfast. And yes, you CAN eat cookies for breakfast!!

Chunky Chocolate Chip Pecan Breakfast Cookies, from Holley Grainger

 

Pistachio, White Chocolate and Cardamom Biscotti

Easy homemade biscotti makes the perfect Christmas breakfast or holiday hostess gift especially when it is packed with flavor like this Pistachio, White Chocolate and Cardamom Biscotti. Make it your signature recipe by picking your perfect chocolate drizzles and toppings.

Pistachio, White Chocolate and Cardamom Biscotti from Holley Grainger - a holiday potluck food that travels well

 

Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast! Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies combine nutrition and
fun for a delicious morning meal or snack.

Cranberry Oatmeal Pecan Breakfast Cookies, from Holley Grainger

 

Whether it is a piping hot loaf of Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread, a cute DIY Bagel Snowman or copy cat Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites, breakfast on Christmas morning is always a special time for us. From sweet to savory, these 18 quick and easy breakfast recipes from Cleverful Living are the perfect way to bring cheer to your holidays.

 

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From sweet to savory, these 20 quick and easy Christmas breakfast recipes from Cleverful Living are the perfect way to bring cheer to your holidays.

 

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Christmas Menu Planner from Holley Grainger