17 Christmas Breakfast Dishes to Make the Morning Memorable

Grain-Gree Dutch Babies
Photo: Angela Sackett

When we wake up on Christmas morning, it's all about the presents. But after the gifts are unwrapped, it's time for the real highlight of the morning: a blockbuster breakfast or brunch. Here are some sweet and savory suggestions to help make your Christmas celebration extra special, with recommendations for every taste and dietary need.

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Overnight Blueberry French Toast

Overnight Blueberry French Toast Casserole

"This is a very unique breakfast dish. Good for any holiday breakfast or brunch—it's filled with the fresh taste of blueberries, and covered with a rich blueberry sauce to make it a one of a kind," says Karan1946.

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Make Ahead Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Make-Ahead Sour Cream Coffee Cake

"Easy to put together the night before, then pop in the oven in the morning for a hot, delicious coffee cake," says It's A New Day. A familiar treat perfect for bringing the family together.

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Christmas Breakfast Sausage Casserole

breakfast sausage casserole with strawberries and orages
Mackenzie Schieck

"My mom has always made this for us on Christmas morning, and since we only have it once a year it makes it even better," says M.K. Meredith. "It is so delicious, and everyone enjoys it! When I double the recipe I use 1 pound regular sausage and 1 pound sage sausage."

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Eggs Benedict Casserole

Eggs Benedict Casserole
Photo by Allrecipes. Allrecipes

Overnight eggs Benedict for the win. "Easy to make ahead, perfect for brunch or a special occasion or overnight house guests," says alycimo. Diced Canadian bacon and green onions are encased in a delicious egg and muffin bake.

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Christmas Morning Egg Casserole

closeup of cheesy casserole
Alice Fletcher

This ham, egg, and cheese breakfast casserole is perfect for Christmas morning! Make it ahead for an easy holiday breakfast. "This casserole was delicious," says javacakes. "I added green and red peppers. After all, it is a Christmas casserole!"

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Overnight Caramel Pecan Rolls

Overnight Caramel Pecan Rolls
Photo by MildRed. Mildred

"These are easy and very good! They can be made and then cooked in the morning and make great hot rolls for special mornings (like Christmas or Easter)," says ERIBERRY. "I have had a lot of compliments on these. Everyone will think that you got up very early to make these rolls because they are hot in the morning!"

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Chef John's Shakshuka

Chef John's Shakshuka with shredded cheese
Baking Nana

"This North African one-dish-meal is so fast, easy, and delicious," says Chef John. "Be sure to cook your sauce until the veggies are nice and soft and sweet. Once the eggs go in, you can finish covered on the stove, or just pop the pan into a hot oven until they cook to your liking."

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Authentic Mexican Breakfast Tacos

Authentic Mexican Breakfast Tacos
Caroline C

A spicy breakfast item for the adventurous eaters at the table. "This was a fast and tasty breakfast, says Manda. "I used soyrizo (vegetarian chorizo) and it was delicious!"

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Breakfast Pizza

Christmas Breakfast Pizza

Wake up to cheesy goodness after Santa has made his way back home. Sausage and cheddar cheese are sprinkled on crescent dough for a makeshift pizza that will be sure to satisfy everyone!

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Gingerbread French Toast

gingerbread french toast with powdered sugar and berries
buckwheat queen

Gingerbread gets the toast treatment. "An easy-to-make ginger-flavored French toast that gives you that warm, fuzzy holiday feeling," says jessica. "Serve with butter and syrup or brown sugar."

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Spinach Brownies

26972 Spinach Brownies

Yes, you read that correctly. "They look like brownie squares, but they're definitely not sweet," says bowling nut. This is actually an egg bake with spinach, onion, and mozzarella all cooked inside.

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Gluten-Free Biscuits

650 x 465 3396714_original gluten free biscuits by Buckwheat Queen
Photo by Buckwheat Queen.

A blend of sorghum, millet, and tapioca flours gives these flaky, buttery biscuits whole-grain heft. "You would never know these are gluten-free," says 4pumpkins.

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Gluten-Free Waffles

Delectable Organic Gluten-Free Waffles
Buckwheat Queen

Being new to a gluten-free diet can be frustrating, but it doesn't mean you have to avoid the foods you enjoy," says Gen. "Made with sweet sorghum flour and tapioca starch, these waffles are nice and crispy on the outside, light and fluffy inside!"

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Grain-Free Dutch Babies

dutch babies with fruit topping
Angela Sackett

This recipe is perfect for those with gluten intolerance or following a grain-free, paleo lifestyle. Sprinkle with finely chopped nuts and cranberries for a special holiday touch!

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Eggless Tofu Spinach Quiche

Eggless Tofu Spinach Quiche

"I make this quiche without eggs. The tofu gives it a good texture," says CookingForDummies. "I've brought it to potlucks where friends aren't vegetarian—no one ever knew! It is always a hit!"

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Baked Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches

four slider-sized ham sandwiches on a square white plate
Kim's Cooking Now

These bite-size sandwiches are perfect for any party. Even the pickiest of eaters will indulge in these warm, gooey baked ham and cheese sliders.

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Stovetop Granola

closeup of cranberry granola

A quick, easy, and tasty recipe that can be eaten for cold cereal, topping on yogurt, or on its own as a snack. This healthy treat will please little ones and big kids alike.

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