Christmas Breakfast Recipes

By the time I wrap and painstakingly arrange the presents under the tree on Christmas Eve, I am totally and utterly WIPED out. And when my kids wake me up before dawn to tear open their presents, my main focus is on coffee and grabbing my camera…not on creating a Pinterest worthy breakfast. So I’m here to share some of my favorite Christmas breakfast recipes that won’t add extra stress to your Christmas morning (promise!) and are yummy enough that your kids will take at least a five minute break from their new toys to eat.

Festive Frittata

I love this recipe because you can make it the night before and fill it with whatever you can find in the pantry and fridge. Just make sure you have eggs, milk, cheese, and whatever veggies that your family enjoys and you are all set.

7 eggs

¼ cup milk

¼ cup cheese (I prefer cheddar but any kind will do)

Diced veggies (onions, peppers, potatoes, and broccoli are popular in our house)

Diced meat (we love using leftover sausage, bacon, or ham in our frittatas)

Sautee veggies in a tablespoon of olive oil, seasoning with salt and pepper until veggies are softened. Meanwhile, whisk together eggs, milk, and half of the cheese mixture. Grease pan and pour egg mixture in. Slowly add sautéed veggies (and meats). Top with cheese and bake at 350 degrees until cooked through and the top is browning, about 15 minutes.

Store Bought Cinnamon Rolls So Good You Would Think They Were Homemade

Christmas mornings were made for giant cinnamon rolls…out of a can. Yes, that’s right, give yourself a break and bust out the Pillsbury cinnamon rolls. They are simple, delicious, and you can even post them on Instagram with the hashtag #homemade. Your secret is safe with me. 


Egg in the Tree

You know those cookie cutters you have been using all December long? Well, take out your favorite one (mine is a Christmas tree) and use it to put a fun Christmas spin on the popular “Egg in the Hole” recipe. 


Cookie Cutter


Salt and Pepper

Olive Oil

Use the cookie cutter to cut a shape into the piece of bread. Place bread into a hot, greased pan. Crack an egg into the opening in your toast. Cook three minutes, season with salt and pepper, and CAREFULLY flip over. Cook another two to three minutes. Enjoy while hot!


Traditional Breakfast, Reindeer Style 

For those who love to cook and want to escape the chaos of the wrapping filled room and hide in the kitchen, this recipe is for you. It’s basically your typical lazy weekend morning breakfast of waffles, bacon, and berries but with some festive holiday cheer.





Turn a waffle so it is diagonal on a plate. Add two pieces of bacon for antlers, berries for eyes and a nose. The kids will love it, and you will be one of those Pinterest Perfect moms. A Christmas Miracle!


Make ahead French Toast Casserole

I’m not going to lie…this isn’t the healthiest recipe on this list. But it just might be the yummiest. 

1 cup brown sugar

½ cup butter

Cubed loaf of bread (8-10 ounces)

2 cups milk

5 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

Place cubed bread in a greased dish. Combine all other ingredients in a bowl (whisking thorough to avoid any lumps) and then pour over the bread. Top with a sprinkle of brown sugar and cinnamon.

On Christmas Eve, combine the ingredients in a greased pan. Cover overnight and then place into a 450 degree oven until bubbling, about 30 minutes.

For other holiday meal ideas, such as the best holiday appetizers and the ultimate holiday cocktail, check out my recipes page.


Bon Appetite!

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    • Amanda says

      Oh the drama! Make a casserole the night before, brew some coffee, and you are all set. We moms really get the short end of the stick on Christmas, right? Take it back and relax!

  1. Christa says

    These are so great! I’m with you; after the craziness of Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, I hate spending a ton of time in the kitchen. These recipes offer a great solution!

    • Amanda says

      The easier the better, right? And of course…the largest coffee mug available since my kids will be up before the sun!

  2. Amanda Martin says

    Christmas morning breakfast is my favorite! The Rudolph waffle is so cute and I think the frittata sounds relish (might be making that even after the holidays). My family always makes Pillsbury orange rolls and pigs in a blanket (mini sausage weenies wrapped in crescent roll dough). Easy and so good.

  3. Ingrid says

    I love those suggestions for Christmas morning breakfast. Festive Frittata will be a hit in my family. Egg in the Tree and the French Toast Casserole seem similarly delicious.

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