Christmas breakfast recipe ideas

Festive recipe ideas to help your Christmas morning get off to a delicious and comforting start.

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Strata is layered with bread, eggs, sharp cheese, and roasted red peppers and canned green chiles for festive color.

Christmas dinner has its traditions and very often it is similar to the Thanksgiving meal, although some families may swap out roasted turkey for candied ham or roast beef.

Instead, I'm going to offer you some Christmas breakfast recipe ideas that Stir It Up! has collected over the years. After all, a warm breakfast is a nice way to start the day (or take a break from opening presents if you start early).

Merry Christmas!

Christmas popovers

Popovers make a perfect Christmas morning breakfast paired with a hot drink.

Gingerbread and cranberry muffins

Make the batter a day or two ahead, then simply scoop them out in the morning and bake. The deep ginger and molasses flavor sings of Christmas and the tart, sweet cranberries add to the festive flavor.

Cranberry lemon scones

Delicious fresh cranberry scones with a zesty lemon icing.

Pumpkin cranberry scones

Pumpkin cranberry scones with orange zest icing made with self-rising flour and pumpkin pie filling are easy to make.

Ginger cranberry scones

These scones can be made in the food processor, and come out moist and sturdy. Use the dough as a template and add your choice of dried fruit and spices.

Cherry orange loaf cake

Dried cherries, pecans and orange zest and juice flavor this not-too-sweet cake, perfect for a holiday breakfast or with coffee and tea.

Maple syrup cinnamon rolls

Baking cinnamon rolls is the perfect holiday morning activity. These indulgent soft rolls are made sweet with maple syrup substituting for regular sugar.

Christmas strata

A festive one-dish brunch that's easy to make and will feed a crowd.

Savory mushroom and cheese biscuits

Flaky and cheesy biscuits packed with savory pockets of mushroom are delicious straight out of the oven.

Christmas biscotti

Twice-baked biscotti is a classic Christmas treat.

Dutch baby pancake

A delicious one-skillet recipe that will please anyone when sprinkled with a squeeze of lemon and powdered sugar.

Spiced pumpkin waffles

Christmas flavors may be in full swing, but it doesn't have to be the end for pumpkin. Put lingering cans of pumpkin puree to good use with this waffle recipe.

French toast breakfast bake

French toast meets bread pudding in this breakfast recipe. Sprinkle in a layer of chopped pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and then serve with maple syrup.

Spiced baked fruit casserole

A festive baked fruit casserole with Biscoff cookies that can be served up for Christmas brunch.

Christmas fruit salad

A bowl of bright fruit salad will add a refreshing taste to your Christmas buffet.

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