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Start your Christmas morning off right with these 50+ Christmas breakfast ideas. From breakfast casseroles and quiches to cinnamon rolls and French toast, there’s something for everyone!

I love the holiday season – spending time with loved ones, opening presents, making cookies, watching Christmas movies – I’m here for it all! One of my favorite childhood memories around the holidays was always our festive holiday breakfast that my mom would make every year on Christmas morning.

Now that Isaac and I have started our own holiday traditions, I’m the one making the festive breakfast. It usually includes a savory egg dish, something sweet like cinnamon rolls or French toast, fruit and some sort of protein.

If you’re like me and always love having a special Christmas morning feast, you’re in luck because today I am sharing over 50 Christmas breakfast ideas. From savory make-ahead breakfast casseroles to cinnamon rolls I’ve got you covered on all your breakfast needs!

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Egg Dishes

I love making an egg dish for Christmas brunch. Frittatas, quiches, breakfast casseroles, egg muffins… there are so many options to choose from!

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Sausage Egg Casserole

This veggie-packed sausage egg casserole is the perfect healthy dish to serve a crowd. It’s dairy-free and gluten-free, but still packs tons of flavor!
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Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

This vegetarian hash brown breakfast casserole is loaded with vegetables and cheesy goodness and has a hash brown crust. It's the perfect healthy breakfast dish to serve a crowd.
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Dairy-Free Spinach Quiche

This delicious dairy-free spinach quiche is amazingly flavorful and creamy without any cheese, milk or meat. The best part? It can be served for breakfast, brunch or dinner.
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Crustless quiche with kale, onions, mushrooms and feta in a white baking dish on a rustic napkin.
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Kale and Feta Crustless Quiche

This crustless quiche is such an easy low-carb meal that can be served for breakfast/brunch, lunch or dinner. You’ll love the delicious combination of kale, onions, mushrooms and feta.
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Healthy Breakfast Casserole

This healthy breakfast casserole is flavorful, cheesy and packed with veggies. It's the perfect make ahead dish for brunch and great for serving a crowd!
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Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Frittata

This sweet potato kale frittata is a quick and easy healthy meal that can be whipped up in less than 35 minutes and served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 
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Onion & Red Bell Pepper Frittata

This caramelized onion & red bell pepper frittata  requires only seven ingredients and takes less than 30 mins to prepare. 
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Green Shakshuka

This green shakshuka is packed with fresh veggies and power greens like baby spinach and kale and has poached eggs nestled in. It comes together quickly in just one pan and can be served any time of the day! 
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Easy Shakshuka

This easy shakshuka recipe is a healthy one-pan dish with poached eggs in a flavorful tomato sauce. It comes together quickly and can be served any time of the day! 
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Sweet Potato Hash

This sweet and savory sweet potato hash is made with brussels sprouts, spinach, breakfast sausage and eggs. It's easy to make, loaded with flavor and great for breakfast or any time of the day!
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Baked Egg Muffins

These healthy baked egg cups are loaded with protein and veggies. Make them at the beginning of the week for a quick, on-the-go breakfast option for busy mornings.
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Egg White Bites

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Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs

These cottage cheese eggs are a great way to switch up your morning breakfast! They're super easy to make and result in fluffy, creamy eggs that are high in protein.
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Cinnamon Rolls, French Toast and Pancakes

Cinnamon rolls or French toast are two of my favorite recipes to make as a sweet option for Christmas morning, but if you’re more of a pancake family I’ve got you covered there as well!

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Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls

Make cinnamon rolls from scratch with this easy recipe that's perfect for beginners! They're soft, gooey, and made with bread flour, which gives them the perfect fluffy texture. Overnight instructions included.
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Vegan pumpkin cinnamon rolls in a baking dish.
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Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

These ooey gooey vegan pumpkin cinnamon rolls are a delicious treat to make for breakfast or brunch. They’re made with bread flour, which gives them the perfect fluffy texture.
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Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls

Make gluten-free cinnamon rolls with this simple recipe. They’re sweet, soft and come together quickly. No stand mixer required! They're the perfect addition to a holiday or weekend brunch.
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Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

These soft and gooey vegan cinnamon rolls are topped with an easy, creamy glaze and always a hit. Perfect for the holidays or weekend brunch.
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Pumpkin French Toast Casserole in a square baking dish topped with powdered sugar and chocolate chips.
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Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

This pumpkin french toast casserole is studded with chocolate chips and packed with fall flavors. It's easy to make, feeds a crowd and can be prepped the night before for a quick breakfast/brunch the next morning.
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French Toast Bake

Make French Toast for a crowd with this easy Overnight French Toast Bake that’s dairy-free! To lighten things up a bit this recipe uses a mixture of eggs and egg whites, almond milk and maple syrup for sweetness.
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Overnight Oatmeal Pancakes

These healthy overnight oatmeal pancakes are hearty and packed with nutritious ingredients like rolled oats, whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt. They make for a quick and easy breakfast that the whole family will love!
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Healthy Apple Pancakes

Healthy apple pancakes made with oats and cottage cheese. They taste decadent, but are packed with protein and fiber. 
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Butternut Squash Pancakes

These butternut squash pancakes are delicious topped with yogurt, nut butter and granola. One serving packs over 20 grams of protein!
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Almond Flour Pancakes

These almond flour pancakes are perfectly fluffy, naturally gluten-free and so easy to make. Stack them up and top with maple syrup and fresh berries for a delicious breakfast the whole fam will love!
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Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes

Healthy pumpkin pancakes made with oats and cottage cheese. Full of pumpkin spice flavor and packed with protein and fiber, these pancakes are the perfect way to fuel a fall morning!
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Coconut Flour Pancakes

An easy recipe for coconut flour pancakes that are golden in color and perfectly fluffy. Add your favorite mix-ins and toppings to make them your own. These pancakes work great if you're gluten-free, paleo or keto.
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Apple Dutch Baby

This apple dutch baby is a fun take on a classic dutch baby pancake. It's puffy, sweet and such an impressive (but easy) dish to serve for breakfast, brunch or even dessert.
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Muffins, Quick Breads and Cake

From a festive gingerbread loaf to blueberry muffins and coffee cake these baked goods are guaranteed to be a hit with your guests.

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Gingerbread Loaf

A lightened up gingerbread loaf made with applesauce instead of oil and maple syrup instead of sugar. It's packed with warm spices and topped with a delicious maple cream cheese frosting.
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Healthy Banana Bread

This is the best healthy banana bread you'll ever make. It's perfectly sweet, made with a blend of regular and whole wheat flour and has yogurt to keep it nice and moist.
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Cranberry Banana Bread

This cranberry banana bread is moist, delicious and the perfect festive breakfast or treat for the holidays. It's naturally sweetened and studded with juicy cranberries and crunchy walnuts in every bite!
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Vegan Banana Bread

This vegan banana bread is made with whole wheat flour and coconut sugar for a lightened up loaf that’s perfectly moist and delicious.
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Healthy Lemon Loaf (Starbucks Copycat)

This Starbucks copycat healthy lemon loaf is made with whole wheat flour, maple syrup, Greek yogurt and avocado oil. It's soft, moist, bursting with lemon flavor and topped with a delicious lemon glaze. It's even better than Starbucks!
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Fig Bread

Made with mashed figs and bananas, honey, Greek yogurt and whole wheat pastry flour this healthy fig bread is perfectly moist, naturally sweetened, oil-free and such a great recipe to make during fig season!
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Vegan Coffee Cake

This vegan coffee cake is made with coconut milk yogurt, whole wheat flour and coconut sugar. It’s lightened up, but still absolutely delicious.
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Pumpkin Coffee Cake

This pumpkin coffee cake with a cinnamon streusel topping is the ultimate fall breakfast or dessert! It's moist, soft and made with healthier ingredients like Greek yogurt, whole wheat flour and coconut sugar.
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Almond Cake

This almond cake is light, fluffy and perfectly moist. It's naturally sweetened with maple syrup, super easy to make and absolutely delicious served with coffee or tea.
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Morning Glory Muffins

Packed with fruit, carrots, walnuts and rolled oats, these morning glory muffins are hearty, filling and perfect way to start the day!
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Vegan Blueberry Muffins

These vegan blueberry muffins are low-fat and oil free, but still perfectly moist, tender and really easy to make.
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Sweet Potato Muffins

These healthy sweet potato muffins are made with simple, wholesome ingredients and have a delicious cinnamon sugar topping. They're moist, fluffy and super easy to make! 
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Oatmeal Banana Muffins

These oatmeal banana muffins combine bananas, oats and almond flour to create a delicious breakfast treat that's perfectly moist and fluffy.
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Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

These healthy pumpkin muffins are naturally sweetened and made with whole wheat pastry flour, rolled oats, yogurt and fall spices. They're perfectly moist and fluffy and come together quickly.
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Healthy Apple Cinnamon Muffins

These healthy apple cinnamon muffins are made with a blend of whole wheat and all-purpose flour. They're loaded with fall flavor and extra moist thanks to pumpkin!
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Oatmeal

Another great option for brunch when serving a crowd is a baked oatmeal recipe. There are so many different flavor variations (my personal fave for Christmas morning is my gingerbread baked oatmeal) and it can be made ahead of time!

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Maple Pecan Baked Oatmeal

This Maple Pecan Baked Oatmeal is filled with wholesome oats, studded with chopped pecans and lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup. Fancy enough to serve for brunch, but awesome as a make-ahead breakfast for the week as well.
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Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal

This cranberry orange baked oatmeal is naturally sweetened with maple syrup, packed with tons of orange flavor and studded with juicy cranberries. It's fancy enough to serve for a holiday brunch but easy and healthy enough to make for your weekly meal prep. Gluten-free + vegan-friendly!
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This gingerbread baked oatmeal makes for a cozy breakfast with warm spices and molasses. It’s super easy to whip up, gluten-free and vegan.
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Chocolate Peppermint Baked Oatmeal

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Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

This apple cinnamon baked oatmeal is inspired by traditional Amish baked oatmeal and studded with apples, raisins and loads of cinnamon flavor. It’s the perfect fall breakfast and great for meal prep.
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Coffee Cake Baked Oatmeal

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Cinnamon Raisin Baked Oatmeal

This cinnamon raisin baked oatmeal tastes like you're eating an oatmeal raisin cookie for breakfast! It's naturally sweetened, super easy to make and perfect for meal prep.
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Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

This baked steel cut oatmeal is loaded with banana slices, chia seeds, cinnamon and studded with nuts. It's vegan, gluten-free and the perfect make-ahead breakfast for busy mornings.
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Apple Cinnamon Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

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Sides

Can’t forget about the sides… fruit, protein, potatoes… all great additions to any Christmas morning spread.

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The best air fryer breakfast potatoes that come out perfectly crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. They cook up in just 15 minutes and are the perfect addition to any breakfast.
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Drinks

If you’re feeling fancy these cocktails are a great adult-friendly beverage to serve at brunch. I especially love making my apple cider mimosas. They’re so festive!

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Mimosas

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These tasty apple cider mimosas are made with just two simple ingredients: apple cider and sparkling wine. They are bubbly, festive and perfect for the holiday season.
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Bellini

This easy Bellini recipe is the perfect brunch cocktail and made with just two simple ingredients: fresh peaches and Prosecco. Recipe yields 6 so it’s great for serving a crowd.
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Christmas Breakfast Ideas

Start your Christmas morning off right with these 50+ Christmas breakfast ideas. From breakfast casseroles and quiches to cinnamon rolls and French toast, there's something for everyone!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients  

  • 12 oz package turkey bacon
  • 2 teaspoons olive or avocado oil
  • 2 cups red potatoes, diced into ¼ inch chunks
  • ½ yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 12 eggs
  • ½ cup non-dairy milk, I used unsweetened almond milk
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese

Instructions 

  • Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Cook turkey bacon according to the package directions. Set aside to cool. Once cool chop the bacon into small-medium chunks.
    Chopped turkey bacon on a wooden cutting board.
  • Meanwhile, add oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot add potatoes, red pepper, onion, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper to skillet. Cook until potatoes have softened and onion is translucent, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1-2 more minutes.
    Diced bell pepper and potatoes in a large skillet.
  • Add spinach and cook for another 2-3 minutes until it begins to wilt. Remove from heat, add chopped turkey bacon and stir to combine.
    Diced bell pepper, potatoes, and wilted spinach in a large skillet with a wooden spoon.
  • Add veggie mixture to prepared baking dish and let cool for 5-10 minutes while you whisk your eggs together.
    Potatoes, bell pepper, turkey bacon, and spinach in a large square baking dish.
  • In a large mixing bowl add eggs, milk, paprika, garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Whisk together until smooth and combined.
    A woman's hand uses a metal whisk to whisk eggs in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add shredded cheese to egg mixture and stir to combine.
    Shredded cheddar cheese added to a large mixing bowl of eggs.
  • Pour egg mixture over veggies and turkey bacon. Give the mixture a good stir to make sure everything is evenly distributed.
    Eggs are added to a large baking dish, vegetables, and turkey bacon to make a casserole.
  • Cover baking dish with foil or plastic wrap and store in the fridge overnight.
  • The next morning preheat your oven to 400°F and remove the egg bake from the fridge to come to room temperature for 10-15 minutes while oven preheats.
  • Bake the casserole uncovered for 25-30 minutes until top is golden and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes before slicing and serving!
    A complete egg casserole in a large square baking dish after being baked in the oven.

Notes

  • Make right away: Instead of covering the casserole, just preheat the oven to 400°F and bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 322mg | Sodium: 974mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole
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