24 Christmas Breakfast Ideas the Whole Family Will Love


Need some Christmas breakfast ideas? We've got you covered. These craveable breakfasts bake in large batches—each recipe feeds four or more people—so you don't have to feel like a line cook. Some of these Christmas breakfasts can even be made ahead of time, so you can spend the morning with your loved ones instead of in the kitchen.

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Eggs Benedict Casserole


An eggs benedict casserole is not only delicious, hearty and filling, but it also gives you the ingredients and taste you love from eggs Benedict in an easy, make-ahead form that is perfect for Christmas morning. We suggest making the sauce while your casserole cooks and serving the final product with some fresh fruit.

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Baked Asparagus & Cheese Frittata

Antonis Achilleos

Perfect for brunch, this Italian omelet is baked so it is easy to serve to a group.

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Cinnamon-Ginger Spiced Pear Muffins


These perfectly spiced muffins make for a sweet addition to your Christmas morning spread!

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Egg-in-a-Hole with Spinach & Bacon

Egg in a Hole with Spinach & Bacon on white plate

This traditional breakfast dish is elevated with festive green spinach and savory bacon for a Christmas-worthy meal.

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Sheet-Pan Egg Sandwiches for a Crowd


Hosting a crowd for the holidays or another occasion? Forget cooking individual servings of eggs and make these easy sheet-pan egg sandwiches instead. One batch makes enough bacon, egg, cheese and vegetable sandwiches to serve 12 people in the time you'd normally spend prepping breakfast for one or two people.

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Blueberry-Pecan Pancakes


Dried blueberries give these pancakes a rich blueberry flavor and pecans liven up the texture with a bit of crunch.

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Sweet Potato, Sausage & Goat Cheese Egg Casserole

Sweet Potato, Sausage and Goat Cheese Egg Casserole

This hearty breakfast casserole is the perfect dish to prepare for your holiday brunch gathering.

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Apple Puffed Oven Pancake

Apple Puffed Oven Pancake

Apple pie spice is a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves or ginger. If you don't have any on hand, you can substitute cinnamon and a dash of cloves in the recipe.

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Potato-Kale Hash with Eggs

a circle of potato and kale hash with an egg in the center

This potato and kale hash recipe is just as fun to make as it is to eat. After the potatoes and kale are roasted, the hash is formed into 4 individual "nests" that are finished with an egg in the middle. To keep the prep work to a minimum, use pre-chopped kale, found near other prepared cooking greens. If you'd rather chop your own, start with about 1 bunch and strip the leaves off the stems before chopping.

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Banana Bread French Toast

Banana Bread French Toast

Take banana bread to the next level when you soak it in a classic French toast batter and fry it for an impressive (but oh so easy!) breakfast or brunch. Top with chopped walnuts, sliced bananas and maple syrup for extra decadence.

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Baked Eggs with Roasted Vegetables


With 11 grams of protein in each serving, this recipe is great for breakfast. Start preparation the day before and chill overnight for minimal work in the morning.

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Quiche Lorraine with Zucchini Crust

quiche lorraine with zucchini crust

Shredded zucchini acts as the crust in this recipe for healthier, low-carb quiche Lorraine—quiche with Jarlsberg cheese, bacon and scallions—a brunch classic.

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Cauliflower & Kale Frittata


Inspired by traditional Spanish tortillas made with potatoes, this healthy frittata recipe swaps potatoes for low-carb cauliflower. Serve it along with kale (or your favorite greens) for brunch.

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Tomato-Parmesan Mini Quiches

Tomato-Parmesan Mini Quiches

These individual mini quiches are a fun take on a traditional quiche. Leftovers can be refrigerated or frozen for an easy breakfast later in the week.

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Gingerbread Pancakes


These spicy gingerbread pancakes are delectable served with maple syrup, vanilla cream or warm lemon sauce.

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Soft-Boiled Eggs & Soldiers


Soft-boiled eggs with toast soldiers are a classic English breakfast. Simply cut toast into strips and serve with dippy eggs for a fun, kid-friendly breakfast recipe. This recipe serves one, but can easily be multiplied to feed a crowd.

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Kale & Roasted Sweet Potato Hash


This one-pan hash makes an easy fall dinner or a simple dish for a healthy brunch. You can even poach the eggs ahead of time—slip them into steaming-hot water to rewarm them just before serving.

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Bacon & Spinach Quiche with Hash Brown Crust


Hash browns meet quiche in this healthy recipe. Shredded potatoes create a gluten-free crust for this bacon and spinach-studded quiche that's sure to be a crowd-pleasing breakfast or brunch.

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Baked Eggs, Tomatoes & Chiles (Shakshuka)


This popular Israeli breakfast or brunch skillet recipe features eggs cooked on a bed of roasted tomato sauce. Serve with warm crusty bread and hot sauce.

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Apple-Cheddar Ham & Egg Casserole


This casserole featuring eggs, cheese, ham and fennel makes a perfect breakfast for Christmas Day. It serves 8, but would be easy to double for a crowd.

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Apple, Bacon & Sweet Potato Mini Casseroles


These sweet and savory mini casseroles are ready in just an hour. Refrigerate or freeze the leftovers to enjoy later.

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Green Shakshuka with Spinach, Chard & Feta


The inspiration for this green shakshuka recipe comes from HaBasta, a popular restaurant on the edge of Carmel Market in Tel Aviv, where the shakshuka is packed with green chard and spinach and a little hot pepper provides just a touch of spice. Serve with pita or crusty bread to sop up the sauce for a quick brunch.

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Mini Quiches with Sweet Potato Crust


Shredded sweet potato hash browns make up the healthy crust of these gluten-free muffin-tin quiches.

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Lemon-Poppy Seed Scones


Your favorite muffin flavor combo just got an upgrade in this simple scone recipe. Fresh lemon zest brightens the flavor in these pastries and is a lighter way to start off your Christmas morning than other traditional breakfasts.

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