What to Make for Breakfast on Christmas Day

Carla Vianna

Christmas Day might just be the most magical day of the year, and it most definitely deserves a beautiful breakfast spread.

Waking up to the smell of hot chocolate and the perfect Christmas Day breakfast is the best (and only!) way to start such a special day. After all, nothing quite brings the family together like a delicious spread of our favorite breakfast treats.

From Christmas Day breakfast biscuits to gingerbread-style pancakes, here are 5 Christmas Day breakfast ideas to make your morning extra special.


Christmas Day Breakfast Ideas: Berry French Toast

Fluffy french toast

Want to make your Christmas morning even sweeter? Make this fluffy French toast doused in velvety maple syrup! It’s the perfect breakfast for a special day like Christmas.

Yields: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Source: Good Housekeeping


6 large eggs

1 1/2 c. whole milk

1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

8 1-inch-thick slices of challah bread

4 tbsp. unsalted butter

Yogurt, berries and maple syrup for serving


Step 1: In a large, shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla.  

Step 2: Working in batches, place two bread slices in the egg mixture and let soak for two minutes. Flip and soak one more minute until both sides of the bread are completely coated in the mixture. 

Step 3: Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp. of butter in a large nonstick skillet on medium-low heat. Once melted, add soaked bread and cook until golden brown, 1 to 3 minutes per side. While the toast is cooking, soak the next batch of challah slices.

Step 4: Repeat with remaining butter and bread. Serve topped with yogurt, berries, and syrup.


Gingerbread Pancakes

Gingerbread Pancakes

There’s a reason why pancakes are the quintessential American breakfast staple: They’re simply delicious! Let your Christmas day breakfast shine with these gingerbread-style pancakes, lightly spiced with ginger and cinnamon and topped with lots of maple syrup and dates.

Yields: 10

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Source: BBC Good Food


150g self-raising flour

½ tsp baking powder

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp golden caster sugar

1 egg, beaten

½ tbsp maple syrup, plus extra to serve

200ml full-fat milk or semi-skimmed milk

vegetable oil, for frying

100g pitted dates, chopped, to serve

100ml crème fraîche, to serve


Step 1: Add the flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon and sugar to a large bowl with a pinch of salt. Combine the egg, maple syrup and milk in a jug. Gradually add to the dry ingredients, whisking until a smooth, silky batter forms.

Step 2: Heat a drizzle of oil in a large, non-stick pan over medium heat and ladle two to three small rounds into the pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes until bubbles start to appear on the surface. Then flip over and cook for a further 1 minute until fluffy. Repeat until the batter’s gone.

Step 3: Serve in a stack, with extra maple syrup, a blob of crème fraîche and dates scattered over.


Maple-Glazed Breakfast Sausage

Breakfast Sausage

Everyone loves a sticky maple-glazed breakfast sausage. Cook up a batch of these salty-and-sweet pork sausages as a side to your pancakes and French toast for a full-on Christmas day brunch!

Yields: 16

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Source: CountryLiving


1 lb. ground pork

1/4 c. fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped 

4 fresh sage leaves, chopped

1 small clove garlic, pressed

1/2 tsp. fennel seeds, crushed

2 tsp. plus 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, divided

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. Combine parsley, sage, garlic, fennel, 2 tsp. maple syrup, 1 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper in a bowl. Add pork and mix until well combined. 

2. Shape pork mixture into 16 1/4-inch-thick patties. Cook in a nonstick skillet over medium heat, turning once, until golden brown and cooked through 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a platter and brush with the remaining tablespoon of maple syrup.


Christmas Day Breakfast Biscuits

Breakfast Biscuits and Coffee

Warm buttery biscuits are the ideal pairing for a morning full of gift opening. Serve these Christmas day breakfast biscuits with marshmallow topped hot chocolate for a cozy morning at home.

Yields: 15

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Source: CountryLiving


4 c. all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for working

4 tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1 tsp. baking soda

3/4 c. cold unsalted butter, cut up

1 1/2 c. buttermilk


Step 1: Preheat oven to 450°F. 

Step 2: Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a bowl. Cut butter into the flour with a pastry blender or two forks until the mixture resembles small peas. Stir in buttermilk with a fork until the dough begins to form a ball.

Step 3: Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead 2 or 3 times, gradually adding additional flour as needed to prevent sticking.

Step 4: With floured hands, pat dough into a 1-inch-thick circle. Cut dough into fourths and stack one on top of another. Roll stacked dough into a 1-inch-thick circle. Repeat the procedure 3 more times.

Step 5: Use a 2 1/2-inch round cutter to cut biscuits, pressing scraps together once. Place biscuits, slightly touching, on a baking sheet. Chill for 15 minutes.

Step 6: Bake until golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes.


Fluffy Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Breakfast Sandwich

Behold, the fluffiest egg sandwich you’ve ever made! Here’s a fun recipe to make with your family, as each person can customize their own. Follow the egg instructions closely for the fluffiest scramble yet. It’s an easy grab-and-go Christmas day breakfast, perfect for enjoying under the tree while opening presents.

Yields: 1

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Source: Bon Appétit


Unsalted butter

1 English muffin, split

1 Sausage patty

2 slices American cheese

2 large eggs, beaten to blend

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Handful of chopped fresh chives

Hot sauce and honey, for serving


Step 1: Butter each half of the English muffin on both sides. Heat a large griddle or cast-iron skillet over medium heat.

Step 2: Toast muffin on griddle, cut side down, pressing slightly until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Flip and toast on the other side, pressing slightly until golden brown, about 3 minutes.

Step 3: Meanwhile, cook sausage patty on a griddle until browned on one side, about 2 minutes.

Step 4: Flip and top with American cheese. Cook until sausage is cooked through and cheese starts to melt about 2 minutes. Turn off the heat. Keep muffin and sausage on the warm griddle while you make the eggs.

Step 5: Heat a knob of butter in a small nonstick skillet. Add eggs and season with salt and pepper.

Step 6: Using a heatproof rubber spatula, cook, lifting the edges and tilting the skillet to let uncooked egg run underneath, until mostly set but still slightly runny on top, about 2 minutes.

Step 7: Top with chives and fold eggs over to make a half moon; fold in half again.

Step 8: To serve, top the bottom half of the English muffin with egg, then sausage. Drizzle with hot sauce and honey, if desired. Close the sandwich and enjoy!

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