Unwrap a treasure trove of festive flavors with this collection of mouthwatering Christmas breakfast ideas and brunch recipes that are sure to delight your loved ones.

The aroma of freshly brewed coffee, the sizzle of bacon in the pan, and the fluffy goodness of pancakes – these are just a few of the sensory experiences that make Christmas morning so special. But for many of us, the thought of preparing a festive breakfast or brunch can be daunting, especially when we’re already juggling a long list of holiday tasks.

But fear not, fellow holiday revelers! With a little planning and some clever preparation, you can create a mouthwatering Christmas feast without sacrificing your morning serenity.

Here are some delectable breakfast and brunch ideas, along with tips for minimizing the work on Christmas morning.

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Plan Ahead for a Stress-Free Morning

With special occasions like Christmas and New Year’s Eve on the horizon, the perfect way to start the day is with a delicious breakfast or brunch. Now I say breakfast or brunch because some families start their days a little earlier than others to make it breakfast.

But my family has traditionally been late sleepers, so for us, the most important meal of the day is brunch. LOL! And especially on Christmas morning, we move a lot slower than most families, even when hosting guests.

The key to a stress-free Christmas morning is to plan ahead as much as possible. This means making a list of all the dishes you want to prepare, and then breaking them down into tasks that can be done in advance.

For example, you can:

  • Bake muffins or bread the night before.
  • Make overnight oats or a yogurt parfait.
  • Chop vegetables and prepare ingredients for breakfast casseroles or frittatas.
  • Set the table and arrange serving platters.

By doing these tasks ahead of time, you’ll have more time to relax and enjoy the morning with your loved ones.

close up of poinsettia Christmas table centerpiece in brass ice bucket with christmas greenery on table set for chrristmas breakfast

Shopping the Grocery Store For Overnight Guests

When hosting friends and family for the holidays, it’s important to stock up on lots of different food options to serve. Because you’ll want to pick up items that will satisfy different tastes and dietary restrictions too whether you are hosting Christmas morning breakfast or Christmas brunch.

Particularly, for those that are early risers and prefer to eat a good breakfast first thing in the morning, it’s important to have food ideas on the ready like:

  • fresh fruit
  • cinnamon rolls
  • apple pie
  • easy coffee cake
  • overnight oats
  • blueberry muffins
  • chocolate muffins
  • your favorite berries
  • english muffins
  • peanut butter
  • jams and jellies
  • cream cheese
  • bagels
  • granola bars
  • morning coffee
  • milk
  • cereal
  • oatmeal
home and garden blogger stacy ling shopping at dean's grocery store in the produce aisle

Having foods that are grab-and-go is a great idea because family and friends can grab a light bite before everyone sits down to a big breakfast or brunch.

Of course, you’ll want to pick up some easy Christmas breakfast recipe staples too like:

  • dozens of eggs
  • bacon
  • avocados
  • fruits
  • pork, turkey or chicken sausage
  • butter
  • margarine
  • pancake batter
  • half and half
  • milk
christmas table ready for family breakfast or brunch decorated with chirstmas greenery and gold with centerpiece gold bucket filled with poinsettias and a crystal chandelier

Family Breakfast Ideas and Brunch Recipes for the Holidays

Quick ideas of favorite recipes for Christmas morning breakfast or a brunch menu that the whole family will love are:

  • fried egg and cheddar cheese sandwiches
  • scrambled eggs and other different egg recipes
  • quiches
  • avocado toast
  • crispy bacon
  • pork sausage
  • hash browns
  • sausage egg sandwiches
  • breakfast tacos
  • french toast
  • breakfast burritos
  • a big batch of pancakes with maple syrup
  • huevos rancheros
  • hearty breakfast casseroles

But if you’re ready to break out of the breakfast rut and try some new Christmas breakfast ideas that will satisfy a breakfast or brunch craving, this post has you covered.

From big Christmas breakfast ideas to simple Christmas brunch recipes, these quick and easy holiday food ideas are sure to please.

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Stacy Ling with her family on Christmas

Mouthwatering Christmas Breakfast Ideas and Brunch Recipes You Should Try

When hosting a crowd on Christmas morning, it’s a good idea to prepare make-ahead recipes. The mornings will be less chaotic if you have some make-ahead options ready to go.

Here are a few ideas for Christmas morning breakfast or brunch.

Sparkling Pomegranate and Rosemary Christmas Cocktail

Looking for a cocktail recipe that can be boozy or not?

Wait until you try my good friend Michele from Vintage Home Designs sparkling pomegranate and rosemary Christmas cocktail that is light, refreshing, and fun to serve for a late breakfast or brunch.

I love how she served this pretty beverage too! Isn’t that so fun?

pomegranate rosemary christmas cocktail with rosemary

Easy Breakfast Sausage Crescent Rolls

My good friend Jen from Midwest Life and Style made these incredibly delicious breakfast sausage crescent rolls that sound divine!

Easy-to-make, easy-to-serve, this dish sounds like a total crowd-pleaser and something I’m adding to my repertoire this year.

Doesn’t it look delish?

holiday breakfast sausage crescent rolls by midwest life and style

Chocolate Chip French Toast Casserole

My good friends Anne and AnnMarie from Simply 2 Moms made this SUPER DELICIOUS French toast casserole with chocolate chips.

And let me tell you they had me at French toast.

I’m a huge fan of French toast as it is, but add some chocolate chips and whip it up into a casserole and you’ve got my heart.

chocolate chip french toast casserole by simply 2 moms for christmas breakfast

Zesty Pistachio Cream Cheese Veggie Spread

My good friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse made this yummy pistachio cream cheese veggie spread that sounds easy to make and packs some personality.

I’m not really surprised because she makes some tasty dishes that have a little kick to them, so this one is no exception.

You’ve got to try this one. If you love pistachios, it’s a winner.

zesty pistachio cream cheese veggie spread by the ponds farmhouse

A Delicious and Easy Cranberry Bread Recipe

My good friend Pasha from Pasha is Home is joining us this month and I can’t wait to try her recipe.

Have you ever had cranberry bread before?

I have and if it’s freshly made, oh yum is it good!

Her recipe sounds super simple to make so if you are coming to my house over the holidays, don’t be surprised if we enjoy some!

cranberry bread by pasha is home on christmas plate

The Best Peanut Butter Pie No Bake Recipe

This month, I was in charge of the dessert and I really brought it this time. Did you get a chance to try my peanut butter pie recipe yet?

It’s really rich so a small piece goes a long way, but wowsas is it good! But the best part? NO BAKING REQUIRED. Easy to make and you can whip it up in like 15 minutes too.

Wait until you try this recipe for peanut butter pie!

close up of no bake peanut butter pie in silver pie plate with farmhouse cloth on granite counter top

More About Christmas Breakfast Ideas and Brunch Recipes for a Festive Feast

Thanks for dropping by for our supper club party today…or maybe I should call it the brunch club party today since we are doing breakfasty lunchy kind of foods this month. What do you think?

What are your favorite Christmas morning recipes? I would love to know more in the comments below.

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Want to Give the Gift of Flower Gardening This Year for the Holidays?

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  • Helpful how-tos for container and cut flower gardening
  • Graphs, charts, and lists to help you stay organized
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Preorder your copy here and get a free, downloadable guide that shares bonus information with tips and unique garden designs to get year-round color in your landscape. Offer ends 2/5/24.

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Enjoy a beautiful day! xo

Stacy Ling
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Supper Club

We’ve been having a great time with our supper club and this month we are celebrating the holidays with a festive gathering.

Whether you are hosting family or friends during the holiday season, we are sharing lots of pretty Christmas table centerpiece and decorating ideas.

If you are coming from my good friend Pasha from Pasha is Home, welcome to my home. I’m thrilled you dropped by.

In case you are new here, I’m Stacy, a self-taught master gardener who lives and gardens in northern New Jersey, zone 6a.

We recently moved to a beautiful 1850 Farmhouse with 10 acres of gardens, sculptures and statues.

I’ve been gardening for over 20 years and enjoy helping beginner gardeners find their inner green thumb, as well as discover a love for all things plants and flowers. I love to bring the outdoors inside my home too.

I hope you enjoy visiting my home today and hope you come back so we can grow stuff and create beautiful spaces together.

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  1. Stacy, your table with the white poinsettias is stunning. Thanks for the yummy breakfast/brunch ideas too. Guests arrive tomorrow and I need to get busy!