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These cozy Christmas breakfast ideas will impress everyone! The festive brunch ideas are the best way to wake up on Christmas morning.

Christmas Breakfast Ideas

Christmas breakfast is the one time of year we put healthy on the backburner. Because Christmas Day is all about festive, showy baked goods! There’s nothing better than the smell of coffee wafting and a big pile of monkey bread to usher in the festivities. Here we’ve put together our top Christmas breakfast and brunch ideas, from sweet baked goods and hearty casseroles and frittatas! Along with favorite recipes from this website, we’ve got selections from two baking experts: Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes and Imma Adamu from Immaculate Bites.

And now…our top Christmas breakfast ideas!

More Christmas resources

Still looking for Christmas inspiration? Outside of these Christmas breakfast ideas, are a few more collections of recipes to help you plan your meals:

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Christmas breakfast

35 Festive Christmas Breakfast Ideas

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 9 medium pancakes 1x


Make a batch of snowman pancakes for Christmas morning! They’re tender and sweet, topped with powdered sugar snow. 


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups ricotta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Butter, for cooking
  • To make the snowman: pretzel sticks, raisins, carrot, and powdered sugar


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, ricotta, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  2. In another medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt. Add it to the bowl with the wet ingredients and mix until a smooth batter forms.
  3. Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium low heat, then add a bit of butter to coat. Scoop out ¼ cup portions of batter and cook the pancakes until golden brown on one side, adjusting the heat so it doesn’t brown too fast. Flip and cook until cooked through and no longer gooey at the edges (the batter may ooze out a bit at the sides; just keep cooking until it is fully cooked, adjusting the heat as necessary so it doesn’t brown too fast). Place the pancakes in a stack under an overturned bowl, and cook the second batch of pancakes.
  4. To assemble the snowman: lay out three circle pancakes on a platter or plate. Dust with powdered sugar. Use raisins to make eyes and buttons, cut a carrot into a triangle for a nose, and use pretzel sticks for arms. 
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Christmas
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Christmas breakfast ideas, Christmas breakfast

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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