I always look forward to Christmas morning breakfast (preferably in our festive, cozy pajamas!). Today I wanted to share some of our favorite Christmas brunch ideas, so you can enjoy them too. 🙂
Whether your family prefers something sweet or savory (or both!), there’s something on this list for everyone.
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Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas
Now, I don’t know about you, but while I like to enjoy a delicious and fancy-looking brunch, I don’t like to spend too much time in the kitchen!
So these Christmas brunch ideas deliver on flavor and presentation, but are generally more laid-back when it comes to effort/cooking requirements. Some can even be prepped in advance.
And now, on to the list!
For more holiday-inspired deliciousness, check out this list of easy Christmas snacks and appetizers!
Creamy goat cheese, fluffy eggs, and yummy veggies like spinach make up this fancy-looking but easy to make frittata.
Plus, you can easily swap out the vegetables for whatever you have on hand. It’s easy to customize!
This savory, cheesy breakfast casserole features eggs, sausage, cheese, veggies, and whole wheat bread – all the making of a comforting Christmas breakfast!
And, it can be prepped ahead of time, so all you have to do in the morning is pop it in the oven.
Fancy omelettes are a great choice for a brunch you can make quickly on Christmas morning!
This apple omelette is sure to please, with melty white cheddar and fresh rosemary.
Creamy goat cheese, sweet roasted squash, and salty prosciutto are all layered together with eggs and bread cubes.
Butternut squash is a fall/winter staple, and this strata makes for a deliciously savory breakfast during the holidays!
If you’ve got leftover mashed potatoes from Christmas Eve dinner, make them into potato pancakes!
Fry them up in a pan and toss a sunny-side up egg and sautéed veggies on top. So yummy and comforting.
Your guests will love this dreamy smoked salmon omelette! Soft eggs are packed with creamy goat cheese, savory smoked salmon, and fresh herbs for unbelievable flavor.
This is really simple to make, too!
Here’s another brunch option that’s great topped with fried eggs: avocado herb french toast!
It’s a savory version of traditional french toast, with herbs replacing the cinnamon and vanilla, and it’s totally drool-worthy.
This is the breakfast casserole of your dreams: smoked salmon (or bacon), eggs, veggies, and melty cheese all in one slice.
It’s versatile, so use your favorite veggies and make it your own!
If you’re looking for something a little different (but just as tasty), try these scrambled egg and veggie breakfast tacos!
They’re surprisingly easy to make, and the drizzly avocado crema on top somehow makes them even better. I’m a huge fan of breakfast tacos – anyone else?!
Sweet Christmas Brunch Ideas
These tasty pancakes are tangy (thanks to the lemon), lightly sweet, and fluffy (thanks to the ricotta cheese).
The blueberry chia jam topping is the cherry on top of this crave-worthy brunch recipe.
There are a lot of things to love about this french toast casserole: you can prep it the night before, the cooking is done in the crockpot so it’s hands-off, and you can make it your own with any toppings you like!
(I love it with blueberries, banana, and pecans.)
These apple muffins are super soft and moist, with a delicious cinnamon crumb topping. They’re made with mostly wholesome ingredients (and less sugar), but you won’t be able to tell the difference!
They will disappear quickly, so be sure to make a big batch if you’re having a big Christmas brunch gathering. 🙂
This quinoa bake has it all: juicy berries, bright lemon, crunchy almonds, and soft quinoa.
It’s a delicious mingling of flavors that’s perfect for any breakfast table – especially special occasions!
This bright and zingy bread brings together the festive flavor combo of orange and cranberries, with a delicious added texture from chopped pecans.
It’s a lightly sweet bread that’s perfect for Christmas morning! I love pairing it with scrambled eggs to make a full meal.
What’s a fancy brunch without the fruit salad?!
This one kicks it up a notch with an amazing yogurt honey lime dressing you’ll be drooling over.
Fluffy french toast is one of my favorite things to make (and eat) for brunch! It’s quick and easy, with minimal ingredients. This particular recipe is also dairy free (so everyone can enjoy it!).
Plus, you can add your favorite toppings, like chopped nuts, sliced bananas, berries, chia jam, nut butter, Greek yogurt, and lots more.
You can even create a french toast bar so everyone can make their own favorite version!
Pumpkin isn’t just for fall! These spiced pumpkin pancakes are warm and fluffy, and topped with chopped nuts for crunch.
Plus, they happen to be gluten-free. They’ll be a welcome addition to your brunch table!
This baked oatmeal is warm and cozy, studded with fruit, chopped nuts, cinnamon, and a hint of sweetness. Add any toppings you want to make it your own!
If you’ve never tried blender pancakes, here’s your sign to make them! They’re especially perfect for Christmas brunch, because the batter comes together super quickly.
They’re made with almond flour, giving them a delicious lightly nutty flavor (and making them gluten free)! The ripe banana adds a natural sweetness, and you can top them with anything you want.
These ginger pear muffins are beautiful and festive, studded with juicy bits of pear, sweet honey, and spicy ginger.
Plus, you can make them ahead of time, so you don’t have to spend Christmas morning in the kitchen!
Almond Flour Banana Pancakes
Biscotti and coffee go hand in hand, so this is the perfect way to enjoy your Christmas morning latte!
These biscotti are packed with flavor from the pumpkin and goji berries. Plus, they are whole wheat, making it a nutritious treat!
Cranberries always remind me of the holidays, and these scones are no exception! The addition of yogurt makes them deliciously moist, and they’d look beautiful in a basket on your breakfast table.
I hope these ideas have you inspired to whip up your own Christmas brunch feast!
Personally, I’m more of a savory breakfast fan, but I like to have options so everyone’s happy. 😉 Enjoy the holidays!
Does your family have a Christmas brunch recipe that you make every year, or do you switch it up each year?
Are you team sweet or savory for brunch?