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Monday, December 17, 2018

29 Easy and Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas for Christmas Morning

The best Christmas breakfast recipe ideas in one place.  They are all either quick and easy or can be prepped ahead so that you aren't running around on Christmas morning.

collage of Christmas morning breakfast ideas

       Christmas morning calls for a special breakfast, but nobody wants to spend all morning in the kitchen.  It's a time to celebrate and be with your family.  So I have collected 29 fabulous recipes that can either be prepped ahead or put together in a jiffy.

        We love having family over for breakfast on Christmas morning, but I want to hang out with everyone and enjoy Little Dude's excitement rather than spending the morning cooking.  I was collecting some ideas for this year's brunch extravaganza and thought you might like to see some of the ideas too.

      What are your Christmas morning traditions?

Quick and Easy Breakfast Dishes

collage of egg based breakfast dishes

Quick and Easy Savory and Egg Breakfast Recipes

collage of breakfast pastries, sweet casseroles and granola

Quick and Easy Sweet Breakfast Treats

Make Ahead Breakfast Dishes

collage of waffles, french toast casserole and cinnamon rolls

Make Ahead Sweet Breakfast Treats

collage of egg casseroles, quiches and more

Make Ahead Savory Breakfast Mains

  • I love making these Ham, Egg and Cheese Sliders the day before an event. Then all you have to do is heat them up until the outsides are golden and the insides are soft and delicious. 
  • Make these Sausage, Kale, Egg and Cheese Muffins ahead of time and warm them up on Christmas morning for a no muss no fuss breakfast. 
  • Make this Sausage Egg and Cheese Casserole ahead of time and warm it when you're ready.
  • A quiche is a great make ahead main dish as they are good warm or at room temperature. This Easy Western Omelet Quiche is a lot easier than making everyone individual omelets! 
  • These Smoked Salmon Croissant Strata look absolutely fabulous. I am ready to grab a fork and go to town. Assemble them the day ahead and just bake them off when you are ready. 
cinnamon rolls and waffles shaped like Christmas trees

Super Festive Christmas Breakfast Ideas: 

  • Make a batch of  Christmas Tree Waffles and watch their eyes light up. They are super cute and not too complicated to make!
  • These Christmas Tree Cinnamon Rolls start with a tube of cinnamon roll dough, so they are super easy to make but cute as can be! 


  1. I've been looking for some good egg bake recipes so these are perfect! Have a Merry Monday!

    1. It's always fun to try a new one. I love getting new ideas, especially if it means it makes Christmas morning easier and still delicious!

  2. What a wonderful collection. I’ve already decided on a few for our Christmas holidays breakfasts and brunches. Thanks for including my Western Omelet Quiche, Carlee!

    1. Thanks for letting me share it, Lisa! It looks fabulous!

  3. There are so many delightful ideas here. I'm excited to try some of them.

    1. The hardest part is going to be narrowing it down!

  4. We always do a big breakfast Christmas Day so I'm loving this round-up of recipes!

    1. I love the chance to do a big fun Christmas breakfast! Thanks, Val!


Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. I love reading your ideas!