12 Cozy Breakfasts for Christmas Morning

As kids, Christmas morning was about stockings. As grown-ups, it's all about BREAKFAST! From bakery-worthy cinnamon rolls to an outstanding bagel casserole, here are our favorite holiday breakfasts for the whole family.

Christmas breakfast is a big deal for a lot of families. It wasn’t something I gave much thought to myself until I got married and had my first Christmas with my in-laws. Breakfast is a BIG DEAL for them. Almost as big of a deal as the presents. (Notice the emphasis on almost. Ha!)

Whether or not Christmas breakfast is a tradition in your family, everyone needs to start Christmas day off with a warm and delicious meal! In fact, it’s 100% necessary because full tummies = full hearts, right? Right!

Overnight Breakfast Casserole

This easy breakfast casserole uses up whatever you’ve got hanging around in your fridge. The best part is you can prep it the night before and pop it in the oven in the morning!

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The best cinnamon rolls frosted with cream cheese frosting.

These cinnamon rolls do take a little bit of work, but it can be broken down over two days to make things easier on you. Just don’t forget to slather the sweet cream cheese frosting on the rolls while they’re still hot! This way, the frosting will melt and ooze its way into every little nook and cranny!

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Blueberry French Toast Bake

This make-ahead casserole has rich custard and juicy blueberries in every bite. You can use fresh or frozen blueberries, just make sure that if you’re using frozen blueberries to not thaw them.

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If you love bagel breakfast sandwiches, then this is the breakfast casserole of your dreams. It’s definitely a hearty casserole that will fill even the hungriest of humans!

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Make Ahead French Toast Casserole

Love French toast but don’t love waiting for each individual slice of toast to cook? I hear you. You can still get your French toast fix with this casserole! Just throw everything into a dish and let the oven do the work for you!

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How To make Crepes

A crêpe bar would be so fun for Christmas morning. Set out a variety of fillings (we love ricotta, Nutella, peanut butter, or even yogurt) and top with fresh berries!

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Easy Blueberry Muffins ready to eat

If you’re not a huge breakfast person, muffins are the way to go. If you are a big breakfast person, they are the perfect side to accompany some eggs and bacon.

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This is the mother of all quiches. It has a light custard filling with loads of bacon and a flaky, buttery crust. It comes together quickly, especially if you are using a pre-made crust!

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Gingerbread Waffles

If this doesn’t scream “Christmas morning!” I don’t know what does! Not only are these bursting with holiday flavor, but you can make them way in advance and freeze them.

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Sweet Rolls with Jam

Instead of the usual buttery, cinnamon sugar filling, these are spread with sweet raspberry jam and bright pops of raspberry. Since raspberries aren’t in season during Christmastime, it’s A-OK to use frozen ones!

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French Toast Recipe with Eggnog

Your whole family will go crazy over how good this French toast is. For an extra little dose of happy, you can add a dash of rum to the batter. If you don’t drink alcohol, using rum extract will still do the trick.

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Easy overnight oats in a jar with fruit and nuts on top

If you want to go simple and sweet for your Christmas breakfast, it’s totally understandable. Make the oatmeal the night before and reheat for a minute or two in the microwave. Top with fresh fruit and nuts and stir in a splash of milk or yogurt. Christmas breakfast has never been easier!

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Claudia Cash

Claudia is the Community Manager for Simply Recipes, and finds joy building relationships with our readers through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. As the mother of 5 girls, she is passionate about family dinner and having that time together every day to connect with those we love, even if it's over toast and eggs.

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