5 Easy and Fun Christmas Morning Breakfasts

5 Easy and Fun Christmas Morning Breakfasts

One of our favorite things about the holiday season is waking up on Christmas morning, gathering around with our entire family and opening presents while soaking in the holiday cheer. A delicious and festive breakfast rounds out this perfect Christmas morning, but with all stress and chaos leading up to this merry day, it can be hard to find the time (or the energy!) to pull together a breakfast fitting for this special occasion.

That’s why we’ve pulled together a list of our favorite easy breakfasts perfect for Christmas morning. These delicious recipes require only a few ingredients (many of which you may already have in your house!) and don’t take that long to prepare. Best of all, they’re not super tedious so you can fa-la-la-la-la while whipping up these scrumptious treats.

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Rolls  

Something magical happens when you combine cinnamon and bread, and we’re all in favor of the sweet treat that results. This fabulous breakfast treat comes to us courtesy of Crème de la Crumb and while they’re delicious, they’re also super easy to make. The dough only requires 5 ingredients and 30 minutes, and the rolls themselves are made in the crockpot so you can prep everything, set aside to go open presents and come back to a cinnamon wonderland.

  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Cook time: 2-4 hours (depends on how many you make and the size of your crockpot)
  • Ingredients: water, active dry yeast, honey, flour, salt, butter, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, cream cheese, vanilla, powdered sugar, and milk

Get the full recipe here.

Flaky Butter Croissants 

If you want to keep it simple but chic, there’s no better choice than some flaky butter croissants fresh out of the oven with your favorite sweet jam or cinnamon butter. But nothing is open on Christmas morning you say? No worries, we have the solution! Williams Sonoma offers what we’ve been told are the absolutely most amazing French butter croissants straight from Master pastry chef Jean-Yves Charon (we don’t know who that is but he’s CLEARLY French so that’s got to count for something!) – for about $40 you get 15 croissants that are sure to melt in your mouth. These beauties arrive frozen and cook for about 15-20 minutes (make sure to let them rise at room temperature for 9 hours prior to cooking).

Not sure you want to spend $40 on croissants? We get it. Word on the street is that Trader Joe’s sells the same brand of croissants in an almond and chocolate variety that are just as delicious!

  • Prep time: 9 hours (no actual work involved)
  • Cook time: 15-20 minutes
  • Ingredients: Croissants, 1 egg (if you want to do an egg wash, which is optional), water

Order Williams Sonoma’s croissants here.

Eggnog Doughnut Muffins

If you’re riding the carb train, here’s another fabulous concoction that’ll make everyone happy on Christmas morning. This recipe comes to us from Emma Christensen of The Kitchnn and it’s basically cake + doughnuts + eggnog – seriously, what more could you want in life?

While this breakfast probably has the most ingredients and work to do, the batter can be made ahead and refrigerated overnight, so that all you really have to do on Christmas morning is cook the muffins and coat them in butter. It’s that easy!

  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Cook time: 25-30 minutes
  • Ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, butter, sugar, eggs, eggnog, powdered sugar

Get the full recipe here.

Christmas Quiche

If you’re looking for something a bit heartier, try this Christmas Quiche from the team at Favorite Family Recipes. This easy-to-make version features sausage and dried cranberries and will make your house smell oh-so-delicious on Christmas morning. Plus, it’s super filling so you don’t need to worry about having a ton of other foods.

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 1 hour
  • Ingredients: deep dish pie shell, ground sausage, dried cranberries, Monterey Jack cheese, eggs, half and half

Get the full recipe here.

Eggnog French Toast

In the mood for something a little healthier? Then this is the perfect recipe for you. No, just kidding – Christmas isn’t for being healthy! It’s for overindulging in super decadent foods before you decide to change your life around and only eat kale in the new year. So why not make the most of it with this Eggnog French Toast, courtesy of Cooking Classy.

This 5-ingredient recipe is so easy to make, and only requires about 30 minutes in total. Serve this golden, buttery dish with whipped cream on the top, a side of bacon and some dried cranberries as a festive garnish and you’re good to go!

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Ingredients: eggnog, eggs, nutmeg, rum extract, Texas toast

Get the full recipe here.

We can’t wait to hear all about your Christmas morning breakfasts and which of these recipes you liked best. We’re super excited to report back about our Williams Sonoma croissants (just ordered!) and plan on whipping up the cinnamon rolls and French toast this year for our family.

What are some of your favorite Christmas morning breakfasts?



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