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Christmas Breakfast Recipes

You can make Christmas breakfast special with these easy Christmas Breakfast Recipes.

Christmas Breakfast

Growing up my mom always made a special breakfast for Christmas morning. It is one of the things that I remember the most about Christmas when I was a kid.

Breakfast Casserole

Gifts or breakfast first? 

We would get up and eat breakfast. Then the kitchen had to be cleaned up before we would open presents.

Yes, my parents never let us open presents the minute we got up. We had to be dressed, breakfast had to be over, and the kitchen had to be cleaned up, before we opened our gifts.

I didn’t like it as a child, but as an adult, I totally understand why my parents did it that way. It stretched out the joy of Christmas and it helped teach us patience.

It is a tradition my husband and I have carried on to our kids. We always have a special Christmas breakfast before opening gifts.

My mom usually served the same recipe every year. For my family I change it up, but I always try to make it special by serving something a little nice than our weekday breakfast.

Sometimes it is a special waffle or pancake and sometimes it is a breakfast casserole. Other times it is eggs with a couple of different homemade muffins.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

If we have company for Christmas breakfast I love to make several flavors of baked oatmeal and set them all out for everyone to have. This way everyone gets their favorite baked oatmeal. 

This year might look a little different, but you can still make Christmas special by serving a nice Christmas breakfast or brunch if you open presents first.

Because I love to make Christmas breakfast special and I thought I would share a few of our favorite Christmas breakfast recipes with you. 

A few of these recipes are gluten free, others include gluten free instructions. All of them are delicious! 

Christmas Breakfast Recipes

Make Christmas breakfast special with these easy Christmas breakfast recipes.

Do you do a special Christmas Breakfast?

Originally posted December 2011. Updated December 2020.

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. cinnamon rolls!

  2. I made this last year, a whole wheat sour cream coffee cake (with walnuts/cinnamon layers):

    Oh, so good!

  3. I usually make Overnight Baked Custard French Toast but this year I’m making it for tomorrow, because we don’t want to miss it and wanted to make Overnight Cinnamon Rolls (from Saving Dinner) and an Overnight Crockpot Egg Casserole I saw on Pinterest.

  4. Yes, I do the same Christmas breakfast each year and we look forward to it.
    We have the sausage, bread, egg casserole that you can make up the night before – I bake it while we open presents. And I always mix OJ with ginger ale and serve in tall glasses to make it special for the kids.

  5. Martha Artyomenko says

    I am making this for breakfast on Christmas….

  6. I just love the look of the egg cups, but haven’t tried them yet. Bookmarked, pinned, but not made 🙂
    But the Oven Omelet Roll we had for breakfast-for-dinner, and then my daughter made it again with all different fillings for her church group – both groups loved it! Thanks

  7. I made your oven omlete roll a few weeks ago and it was a huge hit. I should have made 2. ( I have a family of 8) I am making it again for CHRISTmas morning. My hubby is really looking forward to it! As am I!

  8. I made the Oven omelet roll for family brunch this morning…using bacon, portabella mushrooms, fresh spinach and swiss cheese as my fillers. It was a HUGE hit and SO EASY to do! Even the kids said that want this one again! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I make your sister’s white chocolate cranberry scones for Christmas breakfast.

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