Christmas morning shouldn’t be spent in the kitchen. Choose from one of these quick and easy breakfast recipes — make-ahead casseroles, shortcut recipes, and more — to ensure that you have plenty of time to unwrap presents with your family before you get to work on dinner.
1. Red velvet crepes
These Red Velvet Crepes will satisfy a multitude of cravings with raspberry preserves and a kicked up sweet cream cheese filling to the Nutella drizzled over top! A perfect treat for Christmas day.
2. Tiny strawberry cream scones
Tiny strawberry cream scones!
3. Pancake board
A fabulous Pancake Board with all the toppings and sides is such a creative way to serve breakfast, brunch or brinner!
4. Blueberry buns with blueberry icing
5. Mini Dutch babies with lemon curd and blueberry
These mini Dutch Baby pancakes are puffy and beautifully golden brown. They’re just right for breakfast, brunch or dessert. We filled ours with homemade lemon curd and fresh blueberries.
6. Baked eggs with mushroom
This week’s #RecipeSaviour includes such great, healthy ingredients (spinach, eggs, and mushrooms) and is so easy to make, we can’t think of a reason not to try it. Remix it by substituting the potatoes for sweet potatoes to really up to the superfood factor.
7. Traditional British breakfast
Fry it all up, eat like a champ and spend the rest of the day with a massive food hangover. You’re welcome.
8. Caramel apple Dutch baby
delicious and easy, this Caramel Apple Dutch Baby is a great dessert, with ice cream or skip the ice cream and enjoy it for brunch.
9. Super swirly cinnamon buns
The beauty, the grace, the delight of these buns lies in their endless layers. The trick is to roll the dough out into a nice thin rectangle, spread the filling thinly over it, and then roll it up from the short side. Maximum filling distribution is the name of the game.
10. Christmas thumbprint cookies
Delicious chewy holiday peanut butter blossoms with an extra special festive touch! A fun and unique Christmas cookie recipe to try this year!
11. Breakfast Casserole
Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole. This quick and easy to put together breakfast can cook in the slow cooker overnight while you’re sleeping!! There’s nothing better than waking up to the smell of a homemade breakfast already made. This casserole is loaded up with sausage, diced hash browns, eggs and cheese.
12. Orange cranberry muffins
These vegan orange cranberry muffins are the perfect healthy sweet treat for any occasion! Soft, fluffy, and super easy to make in just about 30 minutes, they are packed full of flavor and great for a dessert, snack or even breakfast. Gluten-free and oil-free.
13. Christmas morning muffins
These muffins are filled with Christmas flavors and are perfect for snacking on as you open gifts and watch Home Alone on the TV.
14. Blackberry French toast with lemon curd yogurt
Start Christmas Day with this one-dish breakfast bake that’s great for feeding the whole family. This twist on French toast has layers of buttery brioche, blackcurrant jam and blackberries in a cinnamon-scented custard. Get ahead and make the night before, ready to serve with zesty lemon curd yogurt.
15. Santa hat mini pancakes
These cute Christmas pancakes make a fun festive cooking project for older children – with supervision they could even have a go at making the mini pancakes – ‘drawing’ the little circles onto the pan and flipping them over when they’re ready is a lot of fun! Younger children join in too, by helping to assemble the Santa hats and build the stacks of pancakes.
16. Christmas tree danish
An easy last-minute recipe to serve for breakfast on Christmas morning is this delicious Christmas tree cream cheese danish. Your family is going to love this!
17. Ham recipes
A one stop shop! These ham and cheese puffs are great appetizers to keep your guests wanting more; ham that is!
18. Peppermint chocolate chip pancakes
19. Peppermint bark cheesecake
Cheesecake dip is a family favorite dessert. It’s quick and easy to make and you can toss in just about anything you’d like. For this recipe, I made a cheesecake dip with cream cheese, marshmallow fluff, and cool whip. The powdered sugar gives the dip just the right texture and sweetness to the mix.
20. Peppermint meltaway