Looking for the perfect Christmas breakfast idea to kick off Christmas Day celebrations? We’ve created the best Christmas breakfast recipes for Christmas morning breakfast. Whether you want to start the day a bit more healthily with seasonal fruits, or get started with indulgent pancakes, French toast and more, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve got plenty more brilliant brunch ideas here for you to try…


Pandoro French toast with blueberry and sage compote

Try this quick and easy buttery Italian-style french toast for a Christmas breakfast idea. Our alternative french toast uses pandoro (similar to panettone) for a more decadent breakfast recipe, perfect for Christmas day morning.

French Toast Recipe with Blueberry Compote

PB&J French toast with peanut brittle

Our recipe for peanut butter and jelly french toast with peanut brittle takes inspiration from America for a truly indulgent Christmas breakfast idea. Keep any leftover jam covered in the fridge for up to four days, and spread on homemade scones (recipes here).

Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast Recipe

Cranberry and almond muffins

Packed full of seasonal produce, these wintry muffins are guaranteed to get you in the Christmas morning breakfast mood. The perfect mix of sweet and sour, they also make a great on-the-go brunch recipe.

Try our other breakfast muffin recipes here…

Cranberry And Almond Muffins

St Clement’s Christmas pancakes

Oranges and mandarins give these thick, American-style breakfast pancakes a sweet and zesty festive finish. Throw in some traditional spices to the batter mix, such as cinnamon, cloves and allspice, just to remind you it’s Christmas morning. Serve with crème fraîche or yoghurt and you’ve got another easy Christmas breakfast idea.

American Style Breakfast Pancake Recipe

French toast with sticky toffee walnuts

Whether you call it French toast or eggy bread, the main thing is that it’s drenched in sugar – which is the law when it’s Christmas morning breakfast. Add some allspice and cloves to the cinnamon if you want make your French toast extra festive. Everyone will love this easy and super indulgent Christmas breakfast idea.

Here’s how to make the best French toast and some more easy recipes.

French Toast Recipe with Sticky Toffee Walnuts

Fluffy ricotta pancakes with whipped honey butter

If the last pancakes recipe doesn’t take your fancy, try these fluffy ricotta pancakes with whipped honey butter. They’re a bit special and perfect for Christmas morning breakfast. If you haven’t tried whipping butter, try this. It makes it light and airy and allows you to add in more subtle sweet or savoury flavours for a slightly more relaxed start to the big day.

Plenty more pancake recipes to try here, too…


Christmas morning cranberry butter

This cranberry butter is a delicious topping for waffles or pancakes in a Christmas morning breakfast or brunch. It’s fuss-free, and once you’ve whipped some up you’ll want to use it all year round.


Bacon and egg crumpet melts

Our quick and easy brunch recipe is also a perfect lazy Christmas breakfast idea. Spoil yourself with bacon, eggs AND crumpets, it’s Christmas after all!


Triple cheese crumpets

How do you make fresh crumpets taste a bit more special for Christmas morning breakfast? Add three types of cheese, a teaspoon of mustard powder and slather on a good helping of butter, of course!

Crumpet Recipe with Cheese

Avocado on toast with smoked salmon

Avocado on toast with smoked salmon and a tomato dressing – a recipe that’s bound to get you out of bed on Christmas morning. Creamy avocado and delicious smoked salmon feel like an indulgence, but this dish comes in at under 300 calories, meaning you can have a little bit of luxury first thing and still hit up one of our other Christmas breakfast recipes for brunch!

Check out our quick and easy avocado on toast recipes here…

2 pieces of toast topped with avocado and smoked salmon, with a pot of salsa

Gruyere, fig and prosciutto croissants

Part of what characterises Christmas celebrations is salty meat and sweet fruit in the same mouthful. Straight from the oven, these hot and toasty butter croissants with melting cheese make a really quick and easy Christmas breakfast idea.

Crossiants with gruyère, fig and prosciutto

Cinnamon buns

We are BIG fans of cinnamon buns, so we got the recipe for this chocolate-drizzled Scandi classic from East London’s newest Danish bakery, The Bread Station. Enjoy Christmas morning breakfast the Danish way with these delicious cinnamon buns. Alternatively, take a moment of calm from the chaos and enjoy a bun with a coffee for brunch.

Cinnamon Rolls (Cinnamon Buns) Recipe

Sea salt and cardamom pretzels

Our sea salt and cardamom pretzels are the perfect balance of sweet and savoury and make a great Christmas breakfast idea. For fuss-free entertaining on the big day, they can be frozen, defrosted and warmed through before serving. They will also keep in an airtight tin, unfrozen, for a couple of days. Serve with soft cheese and wild honey, if you want a little break from the sugar and spices.

Pretzel Recipe with Cardamon

Ultimate hash browns

For a pared back start to the big day, make a batch of our clever, cook-from-frozen hash browns for a lazy Christmas brunch. They’re pleasingly savoury, easy to make and vegetarian.

How To Make Hash Browns Recipe

Mix and match brunch waffles

These mix and match brunch waffles are a little more work but are the perfect recipe for a lazy Christmas morning. Serve the toppings in bowls and the waffles in a pile and let everyone build their own.

Try our other crowd pleasing recipes here…

Easy Waffles Recipe

Eggs and ham baked in croissant cups

Use croissant dough to make these cute breakfast cups filled with ham and eggs – perfect for Christmas morning breakfast or brunch

Breakfast Croissant Recipe with Ham and Eggs

Espresso pancakes

Coffee and chocolate is a quick and easy way to make pancakes feel more grown-up, and the hazelnuts provide a great bit of texture. A great Christmas breakfast idea but perfect any time of year.

Easy Pancake Recipe with Espresso

Smoky cannellini beans on garlic toast

If you want to pack in some vitamins and goodness before the sugar rush, this Christmas breakfast idea could be just the ticket. Smoky cannelloni beans on garlic toast is packed with flavour, vegetarian, ready in just 20 minutes AND under 500 calories. This one works particularly well for brunch., especially if you slip a poached egg on the plate with it or even include some chorizo for the meat eaters.

Check out our easy toast topper ideas here…


Quick croque madame

Croque madame is a classic favourite and this quick version makes for an easy and indulgent Christmas morning breakfast. Ready in just 30 minutes, it’s a perfect comfort food start to the festivities ahead.

Easy Croque Madame RecipeEasy Croque Madame Recipe

Roasted tomatoes and avocado on toast

Take Christmas morning breakfast or brunch up a few health notches with this delicious recipe. Ripe tomatoes, avocado and salad leaves on toast are a great vegetarian breakfast combination.


Best ever bloody mary

If you’ve over indulged on Christmas Eve, make this ultimate hangover cure. Our recipe for this classic cocktail combines vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, port and sherry with a few dashes of Tabasco to turn up the heat. Garnish with a celery stick and some tomatoes and olives to serve.

Here’s our guide to the perfect bloody mary…

Bloody Mary Recipe



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