Christmas morning is worthy of a special breakfast in my opinion. Most mornings I quickly scramble eggs and eat a piece of toast, but for Christmas we like to do a little more. My favorite kind of Christmas morning breakfasts are the kind that I can prepare the night before and pop in the oven while we are opening presents.
I rarely eat sweet things for breakfast. I just naturally prefer savory, but on Christmas morning we splurge. I’m making cinnamon rolls and egg and sausage casserole the night before this year. I can hardly wait!
Another great tip, if you are cooking bacon, is to cook your bacon in the oven. Put some parchment paper on a large baking sheet. Line with bacon. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until your desired crispiness. You are left with perfectly crisp and straight bacon, just how I like it.
I’ve compiled a list of ideas for special Christmas breakfasts. I hope this gives you some ideas! Enjoy!
This is my mom’s egg and sausage casserole that she used to make when I was a kid. I still love it and everyone I make it for loves it. I will be assembling this on Christmas Eve and baking it Christmas morning. Super easy and super tasty.
My husband made these last year and they were very delicious. I was sick in bed on Christmas last year or I would have made them myself. They rise overnight in the fridge so they are a great choice for Christmas morning.
I love these things. They’re just so yummy. You can bake them the night before if you want and reheat them the next day. They’re not quite as good reheated, but they’re still tasty.
This another one that can be made the night before and baked the Christmas morning. It’s great with apples, raisins, or any other mix-in that you desire.
These are my favorite waffles. So light, fluffy, and slightly crispy. I have made them with einkorn flour, whole wheat, and unbleached all purpose, and they come out great every time. If you need it to go a little quicker, Christmas morning, consider mixing dry ingredients the night before and just mixing in the egg, milk, and melted butter in the morning. You could also make these the day before and pop them in the toaster or toaster oven to freshen them back up. I prefer them fresh, but they are still delicious reheated.
I could eat quiche breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and this one is fantastic. Filled with flavor, light and fluffy, and packed with goodies. You won’t be disappointed with this beautiful quiche on Christmas morning. I would either bake the entire thing the night before and reheat Christmas morning, or prepare the filling the night before and pour it in the pie crust Christmas morning to bake.
Chef Pepin is my go-to for crepes. They are so easy and the batter can even be made the night before. We love filling them with fruit sauces, cream cheese, ham and cheese, or savory vegetables.
My kiddos love french toast and this overnight casserole looks like a great way to enjoy french toast without having to stand over a stove on Christmas morning.
Do you have anything special planned for Christmas morning breakfast or any special traditions? Let me know in the comments below!