40 Christmas Breakfast Ideas (Perfect for Brunch too!)

Delicious and easy Christmas breakfast ideas for the whole family! From savory to sweet, you’ll find the best breakfast recipes for your very special Christmas morning!

From waffles and breakfast casseroles to cinnamon rolls too, if you’re looking for delicious Christmas breakfasts, you’ve found the list to bookmark!

The Best Christmas Breakfast Ideas

I’m SO excited to share my favorite Christmas Breakfast Ideas! Watching my little ones hurry to see if Santa arrived overnight with the smell of sausage breakfast casserole and cinnamon coffee cake filling the home.

I have so many wonderful memories eating Christmas breakfast with family around the Christmas tree opening presents.

Do you have any special Christmas breakfast traditions? It IS the most important meal of the day, after all!

Waffles, breakfast casseroles, cinnamon rolls… these are the best Christmas breakfast recipes! There’s something so magical about Christmas morning.

Since there ARE so many different types of breakfast foods, I’ve broken down the list to

  • Cinnamon Rolls & Donuts
  • Breakfast Casserole (both sweet and savory)
  • Waffles & Pancakes
  • Breads & Coffee Cakes
  • super cute Christmas Breakfast Ideas for the Kids
  • and a few extra Christmas Breakfast and Brunch ideas

Christmas Breakfast Ideas: Cinnamon Rolls & Donuts

We all know that ooey gooey cinnamon rolls are the perfect way to wake up any morning, especially on Christmas! Plus, a few cute donut ideas for Christmas too (can you say donut TREE?)..

Cute Christmas Breakfast

Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree

I absolutely love this easy and cute Christmas breakfast! In a pinch? Use store-bought cinnamon rolls! Either way, shaping them like a Christmas tree is perfect for Christmast morning!

Overnight Spiced Stollen Swirl Buns

How delicious do these stollen swirl buns look? Oh these would make the perfect Christmas breakfast treat, don’t you think? Dust with powdered sugar “snow” for an extra pretty topping.

Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls

Make cinnamon rolls even more delicious on Christmas by making gingerbread cinnamon rolls. The aromas of cinnamon and gingerbread will fill your home, it’s the perfect Christmas morning scent!

Christmas Breakfast Ideas

Cranberry Orange Cinnamon Roll Wreath

I absolutely love how festive these cinnamon rolls look shaped into a Christmas wreath! What a pretty dessert for a Christmas breakfast or brunch party too!

Apple Walnut Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Walnut Cinnamon Rolls

Spice up simple cinnamon rolls, it’s Christmas after all! If you are an apple lover, you will LOVE these apple walnut cinnamon rolls!

Christmas Breakfast Donuts

Christmas Donut Tree

Every Christmas breakfast deserves a showstopper like this Christmas Donut Tree! HOW CUTE for a special occasion during the holiday season?! I will definitely be making this and enjoying it all Christmas day!

Christmas Donuts

Christmas Donut Wreaths

Use store-bought donuts and turn them into adorable Christmas wreaths!

Christmas Breakfast Ideas: Casseroles (Sweet and Savory)

Christmas Breakfast Casserole

Cranberry Orange Overnight French Toast Casserole

Give the typical french toast casserole a Christmas twist for a super festive and easy Christmas breakfast recipe. I just love cranberry and orange flavors together, absolutely delicious! Make-ahead casseroles are key for Christmas!

Cinnamon Rolls for Christmas

Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Save time by using refrigerated cinnamon rolls to make a sweet Christmas breakfast casserole. If you love easy recipes, this is a GREAT one for a holiday morning!

Christmas Sausage Casserole

Egg Sausage Breakfast Casserole

It’s not Christmas morning without a delicious savory breakfast casserole! This egg and sausage casserole is delish!

Overnight Christmas Breakfast Casserole

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

My children love tater tots so instead of making them separately on Christmas morning, I’m going to make this tater tot breakfast casserole!

Christmas Breakfast: Waffles & Pancakes

Christmas Waffles

Gingerbread Waffles

Move over plain waffles, it’s Christmas morning! That calls for delicious gingerbread waffles. Oh, I can smell these now! YUM!

Gingerbread Pancakes

Gingerbread Pancakes

Prefer pancakes over waffles? Well here’s a recipe for Gingerbread Pancakes drizzled with maple syrup for you! I absolutely LOVE the gingerbread man shape too! Another use for all those holiday cookie cutters!

Christmas Red Velvet Waffles

Red Velvet Waffles

Wow your family with this extra special Christmas breakfast recipe! YUM! Special occasions deserve a decadent treat, right?! These are next level delish.

Christmas Breakfast Ideas: Breads & Coffee Cakes

Christmas Coffee Cake

Easy Sour Cream Coffee Cake

My Christmas breakfast tradition is always a sour cream coffee cake. I prep it the day before and bake it on Christmas morning.

Christmas Breakfast Pull Apart Bread

Eggnog Pull Apart Bread

Did you know eggnog is the #1 holiday drink? Well, turn this festive flavor into a Christmas morning treat with this eggnog pull apart bread!

Christmas Coffee Cake

Candy Cane Coffee Cake

Quite possibly my FAVORITE idea for Christmas breakfast goes to this candy cane shaped coffee cake! The best part? The little bow! Oh, I LOVE IT!

Christmas Bread

Cinnamon Star Christmas Bread

How beautiful is this Christmas bread? What a work of art! Now this is a gorgeous treat for a holiday breakfast!

Red Velvet Banana Bread

Red Velvet Banana Bread

I love banana bread all year long, but make it red velvet and it’s the perfect breakfast treat on Christmas morning!

Christmas Muffins

Christmas Cranberry Muffins

Muffins are a quick go-to that you can grab and eat while enjoying the presents, holiday music and twinkling lights!

Cranberry Bliss Coffee Cake

Cranberry Bliss Coffee Cake

This cream cheese frosted coffee cake is full of sweet cranberries and white chocolate flavor! If you need a show-stopping Christmas breakfast coffee cake, this is it!

Christmas Breakfast Ideas for the Kids

If you have little ones, you KNOW how magical and exciting it is on Christmas morning! Now imagine their faces when they run into the kitchen to these fun Christmas breakfast ideas?!

Christmas Breakfast for the Kids

Christmas Tree Waffles

OH MY WORD, how cute are these Christmas tree waffles? My daughter’s will go nuts over these! The sprinkles are the perfect festive touch to Christmas waffles!

Santa Hat Pancakes

Mini pancake stacks with strawberries and mini marshmallows to look like little Santa hats? What’s not to love? These are so cute!

Christmas Pancakes

Rudolph Pancakes

This is the year I make Rudolph pancakes! How cute is this for a Christmas breakfast idea? The little chocolate chips for eyes? Adorable!

Snowman Pancakes for Christmas Morning

Snowman Pancakes

These adorable snowman pancakes are such a fun Christmas breakfast idea, you can enjoy them all winter long!

Christmas Donut Wreath

You can make your own (or snag store-bought) donut holes and make a festive donut wreath for Christmas breakfast or Christmas brunch! Minimal effort for BIG smiles!

Christmas Grinch Pancakes for Breakfast

Grinch Pancakes

My kids LOVE watching the Grinch all holiday season so these pancakes are a no-brainer for our Christmas breakfast!

Christmas Snowman Cinnamon Rolls

Snowman Cinnamon Rolls

My friend Baker Mama has the cutest ideas! Your kids will go crazy over these snowman cinnamon rolls!

Snowman Donuts for Christmas

Snowman Donuts

These little snowman donuts can be made in just 5 minutes, leaving plenty of time to enjoy Christmas morning with your family and WOW the little ones with such a cute breakfast idea!

Cute Elf Pancakes for Christmas

Santa’s Elf Pancakes

If your kids love Elf, they will adore these Santa’s Elf Pancakes when they wake up and run into the kitchen on Christmas morning!

Even More Easy Christmas Breakfast Ideas (Perfect for Brunch too!)

Christmas morning breakfast is such a special time! I couldn’t stop with the tasty ideas, so here are a few more to try!

croque madames in muffin tins

Croque Madame Cups

Make these Croque Madame Cups right in your muffin tin! They make for a very delicious breakfast.

Christmas Bagels

Christmas Bagel Wreaths

Even bagel lovers can have a festive Christmas breakfast!

Fruit Christmas Tree

Fruit Christmas Tree

Add a healthy Christmas breakfast option but keep it festive and cute for the holiday! I love this fresh fruit Christmas tree idea!!

Christmas Scones Recipe

White Christmas Scones with Eggnog Glaze

This is a great Christmas breakfast idea to package up and gift to neighbors or take on-the-go if you’re heading out on Christmas morning to visit family! Or enjoy these Christmas scones at home too!

Christmas Crescent Rolls

White Chocolate Gingerbread Crescent Rolls

Make a decadent tasting Christmas treat with crescent rolls! These are absolutely delicious!

Christmas Fruit Wreath

Sugar Cookie Fruit Wreath

While technically a cookie, it is Christmas morning after all so we say it’s fair game, right? A delicious sugar cookie shaped into a cute wreath and topped with tons of fresh fruit! Add sprigs of fresh rosemary off the sides and a little bow on top for extra holiday flair!

Christmas Crepes

Christmas Crepes

Delicious crepes for Christmas! Fill these with your favorite crepe filling (I love Nutella) and this cute reindeer shape? So fun!

Snowflake Monkey Bread for Christmas

Snowflake Pull-Apart Monkey Bread

Christmas morning has never tasted so delicious! How ooey gooey and full of cinnamon deliciousness does this look?!

Christmas Breakfast Churros

Churro Nutella Christmas Tree

Churros and Nutella? Now this is a special Christmas breakfast! AND it’s made with only 5 ingredients!

*BONUS* Christmas Breakfast Idea

Christmas Breakfast Board

Christmas Breakfast Board

When you want to let everyone help themselves to fresh fruits, bacon, breakfast sausage, pancakes, etc, create a delicious Christmas Breakfast Board! Serve alongside fresh orange juice, coffee, etc.

The next time you need a holiday breakfast idea or Christmas brunch recipes, I hope you’ll check back to this list! Merry Christmas!

If you’re heading out to a family or friend’s for breakfast or brunch, then you MUST check out these Breakfast Potluck Ideas!

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  1. Rebecca Payne says:

    So many great recipe try. Thank you so much for sharing

    1. Courtney Whitmore says:

      You’re so welcome, Rebecca! Hope they’re helpful!

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