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Christmas Breakfast

Growing up my mom always made a special breakfast on Christmas Day. It was not a fancy meal, but always something nice. It was a fun family tradition and gave my sisters and I some cherished Christmas memories.

I have tried to carry on this tradition with my family. Every year I take the time to plan a nice breakfast on Christmas day. I am hoping that as my kids grow older it will be a tradition that they can look back on with fond memories.

Does anyone else make something special for Christmas breakfast or have a Christmas morning tradition?

If you would like to make a special breakfast this year for Christmas, or just need some new ideas for breakfast, here are some of our favorites.

I love how pretty this Omelet Roll looks.

Overnight Peach French Toast can be made ahead which is great for the busy holidays.

Pumpkin is perfect for the holidays and Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal is one of our favorites ways to eat it.

Or maybe you prefer peanut butter. If so try my  Baked Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Baked Egg Cups are very easy and very good and kids love them.

Or maybe your family loves waffles. These chocolate chip banana waffles are a favorite in our family. I also have a gluten free version.

But if you prefer regular waffles these overnight waffles are great because they can be made the day before, which is perfect for Christmas time.

I would love to hear about your Christmas morning traditions.

This post linked to Made By You Monday and Tasty Tuesday.

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  1. Homemade cinnamon rolls and scrambled eggs with cheese. Every Christmas. 🙂 But that omelet roll looks fantastic! Definitely going on the “to try” list.

  2. In the past we have always had overnight sticky buns, this year we are trying a healthier blueberry frenchtoast casserole, and a fresh fruit platter.

  3. We always had sausage balls every Christmas growing up. I LOVED those. Last year I made them and hope to make them again this year. They are simple and not very messy which is good for us since we have two little ones :).

  4. A great list, Lynn!

    We have a breakfast quiche that we make up the night before – but this year I’m trying a breakfast in the crockpot!!

  5. I always make a special breakfast as well. We eat a bit later in the morning, and then not again till the big Turkey Dinner. I ALWAYS make fruit salad. It’s so easy and yummy, and only make it on special occasions, so the kids look so forward to it. I also make muffins, and some sort of overnight bake. I love breakfast anytime.

  6. Both sides of my family are Swedish descent, so every year for Christmas we would have Swedish pancakes with Lignonberries and Swedish Cardamom bread. Both are soooo delicious and one of my favorite memories of Christmas. My husband had never had Swedish pancakes until he met me and now it’s one of his favorite requests for me to make. Now that we have a child and another one on the way, I hope to continue this breakfast tradition in my own family as well.

  7. So many of those look yummy! I am going to have to try them out.

    Growing up, my mom always made Christmas breakfast with her special coffee cake, sausage breakfast casserole, and hash browns. Such warm fuzzy memories! Now as a mom of two little ones, I am trying to start some of those Christmas traditions for our family!

  8. Joslyn Keathley says

    My mom made homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas Eve and let them rise overnight. Then she always made egg casserole (with sausage and bacon and cheese) the day before, too. We always had a breakfast consisting of those two things once we were done opening presents.

    Now I do that for my family, and it will be so fun to have that tradition with our new 4 year old (we’re adopting!). Fun stuff! I love traditions!

  9. My mom would always make an egg casserole, Polish cheese and Italian bread. At 83, she still makes the egg casserole but I make the bread. No one makes the cheese (I never cared for it) but I do want to make it with my girls and her some day.

  10. I make a breakfast (overnight) egg and sausage casserole, fruit and crescent rolls that we eat after opening gifts. My son-in-law asks for the casserole as one of his gifts! (It can be frozen.)

  11. I love these recipes! We have breakfast after opening stockings and before opening presents. It helps make the day longer and when we’re not visiting family, we like to drag out the festivities for as long as possible!

    My daughter (6) recently discovered that she likes oatmeal so I’ll have to try some of your recipes. They all sound delicious!

  12. YUM Lynn! What a fabulous collection of deliciousness!



  13. Every year we have Monkey Bread and my husbands family “egg dish” recipe. A little tradition of mine and a little tradition of his. My daughter who is 9 this year said that the monkey bread was her favorite part of Christmas. Awwww……:)

  14. I have been making some kind of breakfast casserole and fruit salad since my kids were little they’re 29 and 26 now, and they still love that I keep doing it. Usually we try to pick out one we haven’t tried before. Nice to hear others have Christmas breakfast traditions too.

  15. Every year my dad makes omelets. It is a BIG deal since that is all he ever cooks! And they taste so good too! I want to start a tradition this year w/DH for breakfast Christmas morning, so thanks for these recipes 🙂

  16. I just found your site and have enjoyed looking around.

    This will be our first year staying home for Christmas breakfast (after 11 years of marriage)… I’m planning on trying a crockpot hashbrown breakfast casserole, hopefully it will work!

  17. These all look fabulous! I’d love any of these for Xmas morning! I’m always at my husband’s family’s home for Xmas so we’re always scrounging any food we can find for breakfast. This is much better!

  18. Homemade fruit turnovers and egg casserole here! We always eat it after stockings but before gifts. 🙂

  19. Cindy Duran says

    Tamales and fried eggs

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