15 Magical and Healthy Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas + Tips

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Let’s get real- you probably don’t want to cook breakfast on Christmas morning, right?  Sure, you want everyone well fed with a healthy and yummy breakfast to start a joyous yet typically busy day.  But the thought of prepping, cooking, and doing kitchen clean-up, amidst all the other Christmas activities, doesn’t necessarily bring the cheer.  We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Christmas-worthy breakfast ideas to serve breakfast with ease.

First, a few tips to make breakfast go smoothly on Christmas morning:

  • Have a plan. Know what you are going to serve so that breakfast is a no-brainer on Christmas morning.
  • Make ahead. Many of the items listed below can be made in advance and reheated for Christmas breakfast.  Have some sides ready to go if you want to serve something with the items below, such as hard cook eggs, yogurt, fruit, whole wheat English muffins, or other breakfast favorites.
  • Disposable dishes. If you know you’ll have a crowd at your house on Christmas and want to start the day with minimal kitchen cleaning, allowing your family to use disposable dishes is a huge time saver.
  • Enlist help. Sure, Christmas is filled with visions of gifts, family fun, and more, but kids of almost any age can be given tasks to help.  Have the older kids load up the breakfast dishes into the dishwasher.  Have the younger children wipe down the table.  Having the kids (and adults too) do age appropriate chores helps you to stay focused on the joy of the day by not overworking yourself.

15 ideas for a magical and healthy Christmas breakfast

Blueberry French Toast Casserole

french toast casserole with blueberries with a serving placed on a white plate with a glass of milk

Where should we begin with the pros to this breakfast?  Besides the wholesome ingredients, you can prep it ahead and it is a total crowd pleaser. It looks like a special morning meal, but it’s super simple to throw together!


Fruit & Veggie Sheet Pan Pancakes

pancake squares topped with berries and bananas on a blue plate drizzled with syrup

Not only is this a simple, hands-free way of making pancakes, but you can add holiday flare by using red berries and kiwi fruit!


Zucchini Mushroom Frittata

zucchini frittata cut into square and stacked

My kids love breakfast casserole so much that if I served it on Christmas morning, they would think it was one of their Christmas gifts.  This veggie packed casserole is beautifully decorated for the season with bell pepper, zucchini, and mushroom.  Feel free to add other favorite veggies as well.  It can be vegetarian, or you can add your breakfast meat of choice.  You can assemble this the night before so that you only need to bake it on Christmas morning.


Best Ever Whole Wheat Waffles

A stack of waffles on a white plate served with a bowl of strawberries

Our favorite, go-to waffle recipe! Served with strawberries and whipped cream, this makes the perfect holiday breakfast.


Breakfast Berry Cobbler

colorful bowls of berries baked with a cobbler topping next to a large serving bowl and topped with yogurt

This breakfast spin on a fruit cobbler feels like dessert- but it’s topped with an oat and quinoa mixture that is hearty, healthy, and oh so delicious.


Healthier Hashbrown Casserole

shredded potoates and diced veggies baked in a white casserole dish

This casserole is a throw-together marvel.. making it perfect for a busy, holiday morning.

German Pancakes

german pancakes topped with raspberry jam and powdered sugar, served on a blue plate

German Pancakes taste a bit like a crepe- but are baked in a dish, making them almost fool proof! They poof up light and airy, and served with jam and topped with powdered sugar, your kids might even run to the breakfast table!


The Best French Toast

basic french toast topped with strawberries, blueberries and raspberries on a white plate

This French Toast is just plain tasty! Served with a variety of fruits, (or even a drizzle of Nutella!) really elevates this recipe to Christmas morning status.


Stuffed Berry French Toast

french toast stuffed with cream cheese and strawberries served on a white plate with a colorful cloth napkin

Take your french toast to the next level by stuffing it with a sweet, creamy filling and chopped strawberries. Yum!

Mini Berry Puff Pancakes

Mini puffed pancakes topped with berries and served on a white rectangular plate

This mini puff pancakes are delicious- and make the perfect portable package for whatever topping your kiddos love!


Pumpkin Pie Slow Cooker Oatmeal

oatmeal topped with banana slices and pumpkin seeds served in a white bowl with a striped dish towel in the background

This oatmeal is packed with warm spices that make the house smell delicious. The best part? The slow cooker does all the work.

Reindeer Pancakes

pancakes shaped and assembled to resemble a reindeer head with berries for the eyes and nose and bacon antlers

Pancakes may be simple, but when you shape them into an adorable reindeer face and top them with bacon antlers, you have a pretty magical Christmas breakfast!


Fresh Cranberry Eggnog Christmas Muffins

cranberry muffins on a cooling rack with a bowl of cranberries in the background

The name says it all! These beautiful and delicious muffins are made with eggnog, fresh cranberries and walnuts that will make your whole house smell like Mrs. Claus’s kitchen!


Healthy Mini Cinnamon Rolls

mini cinnamon rolls in a muffin tin with a single serving in a small white dish on a wooden table

These mini cinnamon rolls may be small, but they are big on flavor! They are the perfect way to indulge on Christmas morning. Served with a fruit salad, an egg dish, or a colorful smoothie you have a healthy and delicious breakfast.


Hot Chocolate Pancakes

chocolate pancakes topped with whipped cream, mini marshmallows and chocolate sprinkles
via A Moms Impression

These pancakes look just like a mug brimming with hot cocoa and whipped cream.. and made with whole wheat, your kids are getting a whole lot more nutrition, too!

Go ahead and give yourself the gift of a worry and fuss free Christmas day breakfast.  You’ll be confident that everyone has a nutritious meal to start the day of merriment without having to spend the morning in the kitchen.

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