Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Santa will be leaving so much good stuff, you'll need energy to unwrap it all! Find a breakfast casserole or cinnamon rolls that will make your Christmas morning merry and bright.

Staff Picks

Cranberry-Orange Tea Ring

Rating: 4.86 stars
This lovely and delicious tea ring combines the classic flavors of cranberry and orange to create a tender and beautiful loaf that everyone will love!

Marzipan Christmas Kringle (Juleskringle)

Rating: 4.66 stars
This marzipan tubular bread is an ABSOLUTE must for the Christmas season, and a traditional dinner would not be complete without this Christmas Kringle for dessert. It may seem complicated at first glance, but if you follow the recipe step by step, it is actually quite easy and you will amaze your family with this beautiful dessert. This is an extremely rich and decadent treat so guests only need a little. Often a coin is hidden in the kringle and it is thought that the finder will be guaranteed good luck for the upcoming year. As such, it is considered bad luck not to indulge at Christmas!

Grandma's Gingerbread Pancakes

Rating: 4.17 stars
My dear Grammie was making gingerbread one morning and my brother and I arrived, starving! She altered the recipe slightly, put it on the grill and the result is this delicious recipe. The smell of it cooking always takes me back to that morning--mmmm!

Eggs Benedict Casserole

Rating: 4.43 stars
Overnight Eggs Benedict! Easy to make ahead, perfect for brunch or a special occasion or overnight house guests.

Eggnog French Toast

Rating: 4.32 stars
This is a recipe you'll want to use year round, but since it uses eggnog it makes it an extra special holiday treat that my family requests weekly! To make it even more flavorful, soak and refrigerate the bread overnight in a large baking dish. Serve warm with powdered sugar and syrup if you like. The French toast goes well with scrambled eggs, too. Enjoy!

Nutella® Pastry Christmas Tree

Rating: 4.67 stars
This spectacular pastry Christmas tree is easier to make than you might think. Just follow this step-by-step recipe! Indulgent Nutella® chocolate hazelnut spread is sandwiched between two layers of puff pasty, scored in all the right places then twisted to form tree branches. Ideal for Christmas parties and delicious washed down with some festive mulled wine.

Country House Bed and Breakfast Casserole

Rating: 4.52 stars
A delicious casserole that can be altered in many ways to change it from day to day. You may substitute bacon or sausage for the ham if you wish. Add peppers, onions, hash browns or anything else that suits your fancy.

Cranberry Upside-Down Coffee Cake

Rating: 4.69 stars
Cranberries and pecans are baked in the bottom of this cake. Turn the cake over for ooh's and ah's.

Christmas Morning Egg Casserole

Rating: 4.43 stars
This was the casserole my mom made every year for Christmas morning.

Overnight Caramel Pecan Rolls

Rating: 4.69 stars
These are easy and very good! They can be made and then cooked in the morning and make great hot rolls for special mornings (like Christmas or Easter). I have had a lot of compliments on these. Everyone will think that you got up very early to make these rolls because they are hot in the morning! I use my bread machine for the dough part, makes it very easy!

Candy Cane Cocoa

Rating: 4.6 stars
The rich flavor of chocolate combines so well with peppermint. This is the perfect drink to sip while trimming the tree.

Polish Poppy Seed Rolls

Rating: 4.5 stars
A real Polish poppy seed roll is actually baked in a loaf, then sliced and served, but here I tried to do individual rolls instead, as well as tweak a few other things. So, while not 100% authentic, these were 100% amazing.

Inspiration and Ideas

15 Christmas Breakfast Casseroles
No need to get up before Santa comes with these baked egg dishes: make one the night before, then pop it in the oven Christmas morning.
Orange Pecan French Toast
Rating: Unrated
"Made these for the first time Christmas morning. Rave reviews!" – kimbolimbo

Sausage Balls

Rating: 4.47 stars

These are so yummy! My family makes every Christmas morning. Enjoy!