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29 Easy and Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas for Christmas Morning

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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

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Quick and Easy Savory and Egg Breakfast Recipes

  • Take you eggs to the next level with the Grana Padano Scrambled Eggs with Prosciutto Roses. It elevates your breakfast without making it too complicated. 
  • Throw this Christmas Ham Fritata together in just a few minutes and throw it in the oven. 
  • This Easy Breakfast Casserole is loaded with hash browns, eggs, sausage and even a little ranch dressing!
  • Brown the sausage the night before and this Sausage and Egg Casserole can be in the oven in no time on Christmas morning. 
  • Anything single serve feels a little extra special, not to mention if the name is French! These Cheesy Ouefs en Cocotte are ready in less than a half hour and without a ton of effort. 
  • This Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole straddles the line between sweet and savory. Serve it with some raspberry preserves and a dusting of powdered sugar in a nod to the classic sandwich. 
  • Add some cream cheese and smoked salmon to your scrambled eggs for something fabulous on your table. It is quick and easy but is sure to taste special. 
  • Bacon and Egg Cups are a fabulously easy way to get breakfast on the table… and it has bacon!
  • Have you ever tried a breakfast version of a sheet pan supper? This Tex-Mex Sheet Pan Breakfast is delicious and easy! 
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.

Quick and Easy Sweet Breakfast Treats

Make Ahead Breakfast Dishes

collage of waffles, french toast casserole and cinnamon rolls

Make Ahead Sweet Breakfast Treats

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.

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. 
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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! 

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Carlee

Friday 4th of January 2019

Thank you!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Friday 28th of December 2018

These all sound so good!

Val

Wednesday 19th of December 2018

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

Carlee

Monday 24th of December 2018

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

Amy

Tuesday 18th of December 2018

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

Carlee

Monday 24th of December 2018

The hardest part is going to be narrowing it down!

Lisa

Monday 17th of December 2018

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!

Carlee

Monday 24th of December 2018

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