Check out these Delicious Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas that will keep your family happy on the most exciting and memorable morning of the year. From sweet to savory, there’s something for everyone.
As Featured on Good Day Rochester
This week on Good Day Rochester I stopped by to share some of my favorite ideas for Christmas Morning Breakfast with these easy make-ahead breakfast options from the American Diabetes Association. As featured in the video, grab the recipe for the Light & Fluffy Spinach and Cheese Strata here and the recipe for the French Toast Casserole with Honey Glazed Fruit here.
Delicious Christmas Morning Breakfast
With only two weeks until Christmas, it is time to start thinking about what you will serve for Christmas morning breakfast!
On the most exciting, busy, and memorable morning of the year you, of course, want to serve a fantastic breakfast your family will love – but what are you going to make?
I’ve got you covered with these amazingly delicious, dietitian approved Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas.
My amazing dietitian colleagues are sharing some of their favorite Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas and, more importantly, why they love them, so grab a cup of Christmas coffee and find the recipe that is perfect for you.
Sweet Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas
Delicious Christmas morning breakfast ideas that will satisfy even the sweetest tooth in your family.
Gingerbread French Toast Casserole
“Whether it’s for Christmas morning or any holiday breakfast or brunch party with friends, this gingerbread french toast casserole is a hit! It’s an overnight french toast bake that is full of festive flavors, minimal added sugar, and oh yeah – it’s entirely plant-based! And you guys know that labels aside, I’m a big believer that we can all do well by consuming more plants!” – Nutrition to Fit
Build Your Own Holiday Pancake Bar
“I love to set out a “build your own pancake stack” spread during the holidays because I have a big family with many taste preferences. It’s so much fun to see everyone get creative with topping their pancakes, and everyone enjoys the chance to customize their breakfast! Gingerbread and eggnog pancake flavors keep things festive and nostalgic.”
– Whitney, RD from Sweet Cayenne
Eggnog French Toast
“This Eggnog French Toast is sweet, with that slightly crisp caramelized sugar that happens when the bread is cooked just right. It’s indulgent, thanks to the eggnog and a creamy greek yogurt whip on top”.
– Chrissy Carrol, RD from Snacking in Sneakers
Cranberry Orange Dutch Baby
“Who wouldn’t want to wake up to this bright and cheery Cranberry Orange Dutch Baby?! My family loves it because it’s simply delicious, but beyond that, it’s a perfect family meal since we can all sit to eat it together, unlike when I cook pancakes and have to make them to order”.
– Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN, culinary nutrition expert and author of “52-Week Meal Planner”
Vegan Coconut Banana Bread
“Made with plant-based ingredients, this nutritious and delicious Vegan Coconut Banana Bread topped with a warm Walnut Streusel is a perfect choice for Christmas morning breakfast or brunch”.
– Emily Kyle, MS, RDN, CDN, CLT owner of Emily Kyle Nutrition
Blueberry Lemon Overnight French Toast Bake
“In addition to being a bit obsessed with blueberries and lemon (let’s be honest- that’s a match made in Heaven!), I’m all about an overnight breakfast casserole. What’s not to love about an easy overnight bake that requires minimal prep, sits in the fridge all night and finishes off in the morning with an easy trip into the oven?”
– Shannon A. Garcia, MDS, RD, LD from KISS in the Kitchen
New England Cranberry Apple Muffin Cake
I’ve been making this coffee cake since my grown-up children were littles. Apples and cranberries are iconic in New England and seeing them studded throughout this delicious, moist cake always brings smiles. This is my plant-based version of the original recipe.
– Catherine Brown, plant-based chef & culinary nutritionist at A Seat at My Table
Cranberry Orange Tart
“Cranberry Orange Tart is another holiday favorite. This is fun because it’s pie for breakfast. With a crunchy Corn Flake crust, creamy yogurt, and gorgeous cranberries, this protein-packed Orange Cranberry Tart recipe is so good you may serve it for dessert!”
– Registered dietitian Judy Barbe, author of Your 6-week guide to LiveBest
Savory Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas
Veggie Lovers Crustless Quiche
“The best part about this recipe is that you can use ANY vegetables that you like. I just happened to use whatever I had left in my fridge that I wanted to use up before Christmas dinner”.
– Emily Kyle, MS, RDN, CDN, CLT owner of Emily Kyle Nutrition
Savory Prosciutto and Cheese Breakfast Pinwheel Rolls
“The combination of pesto, sundried tomatoes, prosciutto and cheese makes these rolls taste like a gourmet breakfast pizza. If you’re having a group for brunch, double or triple this recipe – they’re the perfect 3-bite savory mini meal that pairs perfectly with a breakfast salad and some fruit”.
– Anne Danahy, RD owner of Craving Something Healthy
Easy Vegetarian Breakfast Casserole
“This is a Christmas morning classic at my house!”
– Cassidy Reeser, RD from Cozy Peach Kitchen
Smoked Salmon Flatbread Pizza
“This breakfast flatbread is great for those of us that prefer savory breakfasts. For Xmas breakfast I love serving food that’s just a little more elevated and fancy than our usual weekend dishes. The combination of the smoked salmon, avocado and creamy dill flavored labneh really elevates this flatbread to “special breakfast” status!”
– Lindsey Pine, RDN owner of Tasty Balance Nutrition
Still looking for the Perfect Holiday Gift?
I am thrilled to announce the arrival of my new cookbook The 30-Minute Thyroid Cookbook: 125 Healing Recipes for Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s which is now available for preorder on Amazon and will officially be released on Christmas Day, December 25th, 2018.
Now that is a lot of delicious looking breakfast recipes. Whatever you decide to make for your family on Christmas morning, I hope you find yourself enjoying your food as stress-free as possible!
Have a wonderful holiday and enjoy the time you have with your family.