Here is a list of easy Christmas morning breakfast ideas that your whole family will love!
Easy Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas
Oh the fun of Christmas morning! The anticipation of piles of presents, the excitement that builds as presents are opened, the fun you know you’ll have with family and friends…
…but what about breakfast?
Christmas breakfast doesn’t have to be anything complicated, unless you want to get fancy of course!
Check out this list of Christmas morning breakfast ideas and start planning your menu!
Overnight Breakfast Casseroles
These are perfect for making ahead of time so that you don’t have to worry about breakfast in the morning. These recipes are simple to follow and often very delicious. You can make sweet or savory casseroles, depending on what your family prefers.
Don’t be afraid to substitute ingredients in these ideas if your family doesn’t eat or like something in the recipes.
Some of the recipes below use slow cookers or crock pots. I think that is an excellent idea, especially if you have one that has a timer.
Ever try a quiche? A quiche is usually a tart filled with savory fillings that is thickened with eggs, which makes it perfect for breakfast. Quiches can be made with all sorts of ingredients, similar to breakfast casseroles. Unlike casseroles, quiche has a crust.
You can also make mini-quiches if you have a lot of people with different dietary needs at breakfast or if you just want to have a variety.
Another breakfast item that can be made the day before Christmas is overnight oats.
You can layer dry oats, milk or yogurt, fresh fruit, and more in a mason jar and put it in the fridge overnight. When you wake up, you have a ready-to-go breakfast meal that is delicious and can be nutritious!
You can make a breakfast bread pudding, which is slices of bread that is baked with a variety of fruits, berries, nuts, eggs, and milk. While it’s traditionally a dessert, you can easily adapt it for a holiday breakfast.
No time to make it in the morning? It’s another kind of meal you can start overnight and then finish in the morning. Try one of these recipes that are sure to please!
Is your family not a fan of a big breakfast? Maybe you have family members who don’t all wake up at the same time? Have a variety of finger foods so that everyone can wake up and grab food as they will.
Easy to grab breakfast foods include:
- fresh fruit
- toaster pastries
- cinnamon rolls
- and even cereal.
If you want to be festive, you can make cinnamon rolls or muffins in a Christmas tree-shaped pan and add red, green, gold and silver sprinklers for fun!
How About a Christmas Mimosa?
This is for the adults, of course! A fun thing to make for your Christmas breakfast is mimosa just for grown-ups.
A mimosa cocktail is traditionally made with champagne (or sparkling wine) and chilled citrus juice, usually orange juice. But for the holidays, you can change things up and make apple cider mimosas, cranberry mimosas, and more!
Kids want to try? You can make a kid-friendly version using orange juice or cranberry juice and non-alcoholic sparkling grape juice with some cherries.
Go Out for Breakfast
Don’t want to clean up the kitchen on Christmas morning? Go out for breakfast! Many places are open on Christmas, at least starting at brunch. You might have to call around for your area and make reservations, but it can be fun go out for breakfast and then even maybe go to a movie to ease into the afternoon.
Check out this list of restaurants that will be open on Christmas, from Good Housekeeping.
Whatever you want to make for your Christmas breakfast, and whether you make it on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day or even a few days before, doesn’t matter. Enjoying yummy food with people you love is what it’s all about!
What Do You Eat for Christmas Breakfast?
Do you have a traditional Christmas breakfast that you prepare?
We usually have eggs, bacon, cinnamon buns, and toast with hot chocolate and coffee, but I’m thinking we’re going to change things up this year!