Kid-Friendly Christmas Breakfast Ideas

Fuel up for more fun with these easy family-pleasers

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Not sure how to keep your preschooler at the table Christmas morning? Try one of these Christmas morning breakfast recipes!. altrendo images

One of the most difficult meals to serve each year has to be Christmas morning breakfast, especially if you have kids in the house! Who wants to stop all the fun to eat? But Christmas morning breakfast can be a wonderful opportunity for families to take a step back and relax just for a little bit before all the holiday craziness starts up again. (That is assuming you opened your gifts from Santa before breakfast.) Plus, with breakfast being the most important meal of the day, you'll want to fuel up to get you through the rest of the holiday celebrations!

Whatever you decide to make Christmas morning, the key is to keep it simple. Just as your family doesn't likely want to be at the table eating when there is playing and opening to be done, you don't want to be stuck in the kitchen, cooking and preparing. And while make-ahead recipes are also a great idea, keep in mind your plans for Christmas Eve. If you already have a big to-do list, you don't want to add to it!

Delicious Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes to Try

These Christmas morning breakfast recipes are either easy-to-make or make-ahead the night before and offer flavors that are sure to please everyone in the family -- even those who would rather be playing with a pile of new toys!

  • Nutella Stuffed French Toast
  • Mini Breakfast Egg, Tomato, Spinach Flatbread Pizzas
  • Breakfast Casserole with Sausage, Eggs, and Biscuits
  • Banana Waffles (can make batter ahead)
  • Baked Breakfast Rice Pudding
  • Peaches and Cream Waffle Sandwiches (can make batter ahead)
  • Blintz Souffle (can be made ahead)
  • Blueberry Bread Pudding
  • Country Brunch Skillet
  • Breakfast Lasagna with Canadian Bacon or Ham
  • Hard-boiled Egg Casserole
  • Vanilla Pancakes (can make batter ahead)
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast
  • Crepes with Nectarines and Strawberries
  • Baked Raspberry French Toast
  • Cranberry, Apricot, and Orange Stollen (can make ahead)
  • Vegan Apple Pancakes


Simple Meal Ideas for Christmas Morning Breakfast

On the other hand, sometimes you don't need or really want a big meal on Christmas morning, especially if you are going to be eating a lot all day long or if you ate a bit too much the night before. And for little kids, grazing is often a more preferred method of eating anyway!

So instead of cooking or baking all Christmas morning (or Christmas eve night for make-aheads), try putting out a small spread of one or more of the following items: (For baked goods, make in advance or buy pre-made from the store.) Also, there is nothing that says that Christmas morning breakfast has to change from your normal routine. A bowl of cereal with milk is a fine meal!

  • An assortment of fresh fruits
  • Muffins
  • Bagels with butter and cream cheese (splurge and include lox too!)
  • Cinnamon rolls (use the dough found in the grocery store or make this simple recipe ahead of time)
  • Pre-made pancakes (frozen from the store)
  • Pre-made French toast (frozen from the store)
  • Toaster waffles (put out different types of syrup)
  • Quiche (Try the Easiest Quiche Recipe or purchase one from the store)
  • Toast using an assortment of breads and jellies and jams
  • Yogurt bar that includes different flavors as well as nuts, berries, and other toppings

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