As you prepare for the highly anticipated Christmas morning, don’t forget to include the delicious smells of Christmas food! To make Christmas Day easier on you, I’ve gathered a bunch of delicious Christmas breakfast ideas for you!

A special breakfast is a favorite family Christmas tradition during the holiday season — but I’m all for the easy recipes when it comes to holiday cooking and baking. Whether it’s cinnamon rolls or homemade pancakes or delicious Christmas morning breakfast casseroles, you’ll find these recipes will give you the best Christmas breakfast without the hassle of spending tons of time in the kitchen! 

If you are looking for healthy breakfasts, sweet and indulgent, or quick and easy breakfasts, or the perfect Christmas brunch idea, you’ll find a recipe for any and all of those in this Christmas breakfast recipes list! This list of recipes includes my family’s favorite recipes to make — I know you’ll love them too! 

A collage of images that are recipes for Christmas morning including cinnamon rolls, cinnamon chip pancakes, gingerbread waffles, monkey bread, breakfast casserole and gingerbread granola!

Sweet Baked Goods

Cinnamon rolls are always a favorite Christmas morning tradition in my family. There is something so special about the magic of Christmas and the smells and tastes of cinnamon rolls! Plus it’s easy for people to grab a giant cinnamon roll to enjoy as kiddos and cousins open presents. 

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
The only Cinnamon Roll recipe you’ll ever need! These cinnamon rolls are soft, fluffy, and loaded with the perfect cinnamon sugar mixture. 
A close up of a vanilla frosting cinnamon roll.
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Mini cinnamon rolls are the perfect option if you need to make a lot more cinnamon rolls for a bigger crowd. They are small, sweet, and oh so delicious! The perfect breakfast. 

Mini Cinnamon Rolls
Easily the BEST cinnamon rolls you will ever have! This easy recipe makes 24 mini cinnamon rolls that will be gobbled up before you know it!
A metal spatula holding up a mini cinnamon roll in front of a baking sheet full of frosted cinnamon rolls.
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Orange rolls are another family favorite! You have the delicious bakery-style sweet roll size and texture but the zesty punch of orange zest takes it to the next level! Oranges and Christmas are the perfect combination. 

Orange Rolls
Your family will go crazy for these orange rolls! They are moist, fluffy and have the perfect orange flavor.
White frosting covered Orange Rolls on a baking sheet.
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Monkey bread is great for large gatherings. This pull-apart or tear-and-share recipe is like little mini cinnamon roll balls for everyone to enjoy. This is great breakfast recipe for Christmas morning because people can come and go and grab a quick bite as they lounge in their Christmas pajamas taking turns opening gifts! 

Monkey Bread Recipe
Buttery cinnamon sugar coated dough balls are baked in a bundt pan to make the most delicious monkey bread! We love to eat this around the holidays, it makes for a great breakfast or dessert.
The Best Monkey Bread Recipe covered in a white glaze on a white plate.
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Pancakes and Waffles

These gingerbread waffles are the perfect holiday recipe! Not only do they taste amazing, but your house will smell amazing too!

Gingerbread Waffles
These gingerbread waffles are so flavorful! They are perfectly crispy on the outside and deliciously fluffy on the inside. Plus, your kitchen will smell AMAZING the entire day!
The best gingerbread waffles on a white plate covered in maple syrup.
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Homemade buttermilk pancakes are perfect for a classic, fluffy pancakes recipe. Serve these beauties with homemade raspberry sauce, fresh fruit, and whipped cream for an extra special touch.

Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes
These are the most delicious buttermilk pancakes made from scratch! They are so light and fluffy and have a delicious buttery flavor.
Maple syrup being poured overtop a stack of fluffy buttermilk pancakes on a white plate.
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English pancakes can be served with sugar and lemon juice (a personal favorite) or used like crepes and filled with raspberry sauce, fresh berries, vanilla ice cream, and more! 

English Pancakes
English pancakes are essentially crepes topped with melted butter, lemon juice, and sugar. These make for a delicous breakfast, brunch, or even dessert!
Rolled up English Pancakes on a plate with sliced lemons overtop.
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Cinnamon chip pancakes is another perfect holiday breakfast recipe. Cinnamon is a favorite flavor this time of year, and adding cinnamon chips to pancakes is a no-brainer! 

Cinnamon Chip Pancakes
The MOST AMAZING pancakes ever!!! These fluffy buttermilk pancakes are studded with mini cinnamon chips that turn melty when cooked. 
A stack of Cinnamon Chip Pancakes (cut in half) on a black rimmed white plate, with half the pancakes.
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Buttermilk waffles are crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside! Serve these fluffy waffles with some gingerbread syrup for an extra festive touch. 

Buttermilk Waffles
These buttermilk waffles are crisp on the outside and fluffy and tender in the middle! They have a delicious buttery flavor and are a perfect way to start your day!
Three buttermilk waffles with three forks to the side.
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Chocolate chip waffles are great for kiddos and littles. They love those bursts of chocolate chips in the waffles! 

Chocolate Chip Waffles
Making Chocolate Chip Waffles is easy and delicious and only takes about 20 minutes from start to finish! These Chocolate Chip Waffles are studded with delicious mini chocolate chips giving you a small piece of chocolate in every bite. Serve these waffles when you want to make your mornings exta special.
Chocolate Chip Waffles on a white plate with a fork to the right of the plate.
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Healthy Christmas Breakfast

Banana oatmeal pancakes is another delicious healthy breakfast recipe to make on Christmas morning. The best part is that because these pancakes are made with bananas, oats, and cinnamon, they are healthy and delicious! 

Banana Oat Pancakes
Banana oatmeal pancakes are easy and delicious! All you have to do is add the ingredients to a blender, cook, and you're done! These low calorie pancakes are a great way to start your day.
A stack of Banana Oatmeal Pancakes topped with sliced bananas.
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Gingerbread granola is a fun way to turn a healthy breakfast into a festive one as well! With all the favorite flavors of gingerbread, this granola recipe is loved by kids and adults alike. This is great make-ahead option because you can make the granola a few days before Christmas Eve and just store it to use later. 

Gingerbread Granola Recipe (Christmas Granola)
This crunchy gingerbread granola has pecans, cranberries, and a delicious molasses flavor to it! It's also loaded with the most amazing gingerbread spices too. It's the perfect winter and holiday breakfast.
Gingerbread Granola in a glass jar against a black background.
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Healthy German pancakes is a spin on my favorite German pancakes recipe — but with a boost of protein and lower fat (thanks to the almond milk)! This is an easy breakfast because you just add all the ingredients into a blender then bake! 

Healthy German Pancakes
Yes, you can have healthy german pancakes! And they taste amazing. These pancakes are SO filling and full of natural protein (no protein powder). They keep in the fridge well too, so they're perfect for a healthy meal prep breakfast.
A square slice of German pancake on a white plate topped with syrup.
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Breakfast burrito with black beans is a great way to add a protein-packed breakfast into the busy Christmas morning traditions! 

Breakfast Burrito with Black Beans
Loaded with so much flavor and packed with protein, these sausage and egg burritos are perfect for breakfast, lunch, OR dinner!
A set of hands holding a Breakfast Burrito with Black Beans that is wrapped in a tortilla and cut in half.
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The best holiday breakfast is one you don’t have to babysit! Breakfast casserole is easy to assemble, then just let the oven do the rest! Packed with delicious flavors and healthy ingredients, a Christmas breakfast casserole is a great addition to your morning food spread. 

Breakfast Casserole
This delicious breakfast casserole is loaded with sausage, eggs, spinach, peppers, and of course… cheese! One major bonus to this recipe is that it can be made the night before making breakfast the next day a total breeze.
A fork cutting into a slice of breakfast casserole.
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Did you make one of these recipes? I’d love to hear about it! Leave a rating and review underneath the recipe card on that post!

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