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.

12 Christmas Breakfast Ideas

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!

  • Easy Breakfast Casserole

    Overhead shot of the finished breakfast casserole in a 9x13 baking dish
    Elise Bauer

    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!

  • Best Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

    The best cinnamon rolls frosted with cream cheese frosting.
    Cindy Rahe

    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!

  • Baked Blueberry French Toast Casserole

    Blueberry French Toast Bake
    Cindy Rahe

    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.

  • Bagel Breakfast Casserole with Sausage, Egg, and Cheese

    Marta Rivera

    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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  • French Toast Casserole

    Make Ahead French Toast Casserole
    Lisa Lin

    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!

  • How To Make French Crêpes

    How To make Crepes
    Sally Vargas

    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!

  • Blueberry Muffins

    Easy Blueberry Muffins ready to eat
    Elise Bauer

    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.

  • Quiche Lorraine

    Elise Bauer

    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

    Gingerbread Waffles
    Lisa Lin

    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.

  • Raspberry Jam Sweet Rolls

    Sweet Rolls with Jam
    Cindy Rahe

    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!

  • Eggnog French Toast

    French Toast Recipe with Eggnog
    Irvin Lin

    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.

  • Easy Overnight Oats

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

    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!