10 Christmas Breakfast Ideas

Hi Friends!

Merry Christmas Eve! Just in case you’re still looking for that perfect Christmas morning breakfast, here are a few ideas for you! *All photos are credited to the website they came from and can be found by following the link given below the photo*

cran orange breakast buns

Cranberry Orange Breakfast Buns via Smitten Kitchen

 holiday frittata

Holiday Fritatta via The Iron You

 gingerbread waffles

Gingerbread Waffles via Food Fanatic

 cranberry dutch baby

Pear Cranberry Dutch Baby via Clare Cooks

 pumpkin steelcut oats

Crockpot Apple Cinnamon Pumpkin SteelCut Oats via The Lean Green Bean


Gingerbread Coffee Baked Donuts via Wannabe Country Cleaver


Cranberry Almond French Toast Casserole via Kristin Duke

 breakfast pizza

Breakfast pizza via The Kitchn



Sweet Potato Gingerbread Smoothie via Hummusapien


Croque Madame with Crispy Ham via How Sweet Eats

Let’s chat:

What does your family eat for holiday breakfast?




About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. Those gingerbread waffles look amazing!
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  2. We don’t have a tradition so it might be that pizza!
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  3. Perfect timing Lindsay! So many of these look absolutely delicious :)
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  4. I either have eggs or a waffle most days. I like these recipes and we were looking for more options to make and have ready in the fridge. Thanks as always.
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  5. YUM! i want to make all of these!
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  6. I am definitely adding french bread to my grocery list and making that french toast with cranberries! I used to make either omelets or pancakes for breakfast. Now with just two of us this year, I think I am going to do this! :)
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  7. Yum! I want to make all of these! Especially that pear cranberry dutch baby. :-)
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  8. My family’s tradition is to make cinnamon buns, and those cranberry orange buns look delicious. :)
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  9. Every year we have eggs, fruit, biscuits with sausage gravy, and huge, delicious cinnamon rolls! I only have this breakfast once a year, so I really enjoy it!
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  10. It changes ever year. This year we’re doing build your own breakfast burritos with egg, beans, rice, veggies and salsa. Inspired by Northstar.

  11. I was just thinking about making something special for breakfast tomorrow. Thanks for the ideas! My mom used to make us Pillsbury cinnamon rolls every Christmas morning.
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  12. Love all of these ideas! Heading over to check out the Cranberry French Toast because I have so many left over cranberries. Have a VERY Merry Christmas, Lindsay!
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  13. I keep thinking that I’ve decided what I’m having for breakfast, and then posts like these pop up and suddenly I have a bunch more delicious-looking options to choose from 😉 I’m leaning towards pancakes or french toast though!
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  14. HOLY delish!!!!! I don’t know where to start! :) Have a wonderful holiday!!!
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  15. With my son on Keto diet, I don’t know what I’m going to serve! I need some inspiration! These all look amazing! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
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  16. Great list Lindsay!! Your recipe for oats is definitely my favorite of them all! I just can’t get enough:)

  17. Strata and lightened up monkey bread are most most often requested dishes for Christmas morning. Def a few new ones here that sound amazing!
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  18. My family doesn’t really go too healthy on Christmas morning. Tomorrow, I think they’ll have omelets, donuts, coffee cake, etc. I don’t eat any of that, just because I don’t really care for the taste. So, hopefully there will be some potatoes and toast for me!
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  19. Lots of great ideas! I typically make cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning. I’m going to try a recipe that the Fitnessista uses – hopefully they’ll turn out well!
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  20. *drooling*!

    We always have homemade cinnamon rolls and an overnight egg/sausage casserole for Christmas morning.
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  21. These look awesome!! Every year my mom makes her famous Pecan Rolls… SO yummy!
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  22. Yummm! These all look so delicious. Thanks for sharing!
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  23. My family is NOT a breakfast bunch… Dinner – YES SIR REE BOB! 😉 Merry XMAS Linds!!
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  24. I really love that breakfast pizza! We usually have something sweet for Christmas breakfast — to go with the Peppermint Bark. I made a cranberry upside down coffee cake for tomorrow.
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