20 Christmas Breakfast Ideas

Start your Christmas Day off in the best possible way with a delicious Christmas breakfast. Whether you want to go simple with breakfast pastries or with something more creative and special like eggs Benedict, there is something in this list for everyone. 


French Toast Berry Compote

1. French Toast with Raspberry Compote

French Toast with Raspberry Compote is all the sweet deliciousness of French toast with a lovely sprinkling of sugar along with the slightly tart, very fruity raspberry element that helps you feel like your breakfast is marginally healthy but still feels super decadent. Get the recipe.


2. Christmas Morning Pancakes

Fluffy, tall, and sweet. These Christmas themed pancakes take minutes to make. Get the recipe.

christmas monkey bread

3. Christmas Morning Monkey Bread

Made using refrigerated biscuit dough, stuffed with chocolate, and covered in holiday sprinkles, this easy monkey bread recipe is the perfect sweet treat to serve your family Christmas morning. Get the recipe.


4. Maple Pecan French Toast Roll Ups

Easy to make, and make ahead of time, everyone can grab and eat these on Christmas Day morning. Get the recipe.

gingerbread muesli

5. Gingerbread Muesli

Gingerbread is spiced and slightly sweetened. You can make ahead for a busy Christmas Day morning. Serve greek yoghurt and berries. Get the recipe.


6. Egg Nog Pull Apart Bread

Sweet, festive and tasty, pull apart bread is another great make ahead recipe for breakfast at Christmastime. Get the recipe.


7. Spinach and Cheese Muffins

For a healthy and delicious option, you can make these spinach and cheese muffins ahead of time. Get the recipe here.

breakfast strata

8. Sausage and Cranberry Breakfast Strata

This sausage and egg breakfast strata has lots of savoury flavour from sausage and cheese, which contrasts beautifully with tart, sweet cranberry. Get the recipe

Gingerbread Pancakes

9. Gingerbread Pancakes

Gingerbread Pancakes that are fluffy and tastes like gingerbread cookies. Red food colouring is added in to make them more fun for Christmas morning breakfast. Get the recipe.



10. Eggnog Pastry Filled Cream Croissants

A make ahead recipe for no-bake eggnog pastry cream filled croissants. Get the recipe.

Shakshuka Eggs in Tomato
Shakshuka Eggs in Tomato

11. Easy peasy Shakshuka – Middle Eastern Eggs in Tomato Sauce

Perfect if you are having a late lunch, this healthy and tasty shakshuka recipe is a thick spiced sauce with baked eggs in. Mop up with fresh bread. Get the recipe.

french toast bake

12. French Toast Bake

This overnight french toast casserole uses challah bread marinated in a cinnamon-spiced milk mixture, then baked in the morning and topped with fresh berries. Get the recipe.


13. Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

Soft and yeasty without the gluten and you can make these dairy free if you need to. Get the recipe.


14. Cranberry and Orange Muffins

Cranberry and orange are a perfect winter flavour combination, these muffins also have warming spices like cinnamon and ginger. Ideal for Christmas morning. Get the recipe.


15. Winter Warmer Berry Smoothie Bowl

A quick and easy smoothie bowl using frozen fruit (strawberries, raspberries and blueberries) along with yoghurt and banana. With a hint of cinnamon to warm on Christmas morning. Get the recipe.

Close up of mini puff pastry cinnamon swirls
Puff pastry cinnamon swirls

16. Cheat’s Cinnamon Swirls with Ready-Made Puff Pastry

Using ready made puff pastry this recipe for cinnamon swirls can be put together in under 10 minutes and you’ll have fresh cinnamon swirls in no time. Get the recipe.

salmon board

17. Build Your Own Smoked Salmon Board

Assemble an indulgent smoked salmon board with pickles, cream cheese, bagels, and rye bread. Get the recipe.

Cinnamon Roll Wreath

18. Cinnamon Roll Wreath

They’re buttery, sweet, and indulgent with a powerful spiced aroma and sweet glaze on top—practically irresistible. Get the recipe.

corn fritters

19. Corn Fritters with Crispy Bacon, Red Pepper Jam, and Sour Cream

Corn fritters for a healthy option. Serve with poached eggs and avocado for a great start to your Christmas morning. Get the recipe.

Large glass jar containing pieces of homemade granola
How to make your own homemade granola

20. Homemade Granola

Deliciously sweet and satisfying. Homemade granola is a great make-ahead option if you want something simple and nutritious. Get the recipe.


Have a great Christmas morning!