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Our 20 Best Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Ideas of All Time

Looking for a show-stopping Christmas morning breakfast? These are our very best Christmas breakfast and brunch recipes, and they have the ratings and reviews to back it up. From overnight breakfast casseroles to cinnamon buns and more, you’ll look forward to waking up to these breakfasts year after year.

Christmas Breakfast Sausage Casserole

You can assemble this casserole ahead of time to make Christmas morning a breeze. Sausage, eggs, bread, and cheese are baked into one hearty breakfast to fuel your Christmas morning.

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Ooey-Gooey Cinnamon Buns

You’ll want to serve these sticky buns straight from the oven with a cup of coffee. The smell alone will be enough to draw people into the kitchen on Christmas morning!

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Oven Scrambled Eggs

Cooking for a crowd this Christmas? This oven method is the absolute easiest way to prepare scrambled eggs for Christmas brunch.

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Hash Brown and Egg Casserole

We think Christmas breakfast ought to be cozy and comforting, and this hash brown, sausage, and egg casserole is just that. Assemble ahead of time so all you have to do in the morning is bake and serve.

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Make Ahead French Toast

“We have made this French Toast for Christmas brunch for twenty four years!” says recipe creator Debbie Tate. This easy-to-assemble French toast might just be your new Christmas morning tradition too.

Christmas Brunch Casserole

Here’s another breakfast casserole that can be prepared on Christmas Eve and baked on Christmas Day. The wholesome combination of bacon, onion, mushrooms, hash browns, eggs, and Cheddar cheese is just what you’ll want to wake up to on Christmas.

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Baked Omelet

No one wants to be in the kitchen making made-to-order omelets for everyone on Christmas morning. Instead, make this ham and cheese baked omelet that serves four. You can also double the recipe and serve in a 9×13 casserole dish to serve up to eight people.

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Orange Pecan French Toast

Orange juice and zest are the perfect complement to the syrupy brown sugar glaze and the chopped pecans in this French toast. This recipe was inspired by a bed and breakfast, so it’s sure to impress your guests too.

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Pumpkin Waffles with Apple Cider Syrup

Two of the season’s most iconic flavors, pumpkin and apple, combine in this special occasion breakfast treat. “I couldn’t make them fast enough to keep my kids happy,” says reviewer CHRISTIEKOHLHAAS.

Eggs Benedict Casserole

Here’s an easy way to serve eggs Benedict to a crowd. This casserole incorporates eggs, English muffins, Canadian bacon, and, of course, Hollandaise sauce.

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Overnight Caramel Pecan Rolls

“This is the best dough recipe for a cinnamon roll that I’ve tried,” says reviewer Jill. “I used my bread machine and the dough turned out perfect.” If you prefer, you can make them the night before and bake in the morning.

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Pumpkin Pie French Toast

Give your guests a taste of what’s to come later with this pumpkin pie French toast. You can find pumpkin pie spice in the spice aisle or you can make your own using spices you likely already have on hand.

Tater Tot and Bacon Breakfast Casserole

Kids and adults alike will flock to the kitchen for this frozen potato, bacon, cheese, and egg casserole. Reviewers had success making this one the night before and baking in the morning.

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Christmas Breakfast Pizza

We’ve all wished we could have pizza for breakfast, but this recipe turns that dream into a reality. Sausage, Cheddar cheese, and eggs are served on a crescent roll dough, but you can add any toppings of your choice.

Breakfast Strata

“My grandmother makes this every Christmas morning, and it’s amazing,” says recipe creator Robynnsmom. This strata is loaded with sausage, mushrooms, eggs, bread, Cheddar cheese, ham, and spinach.

Smoked Salmon Dill Eggs Benedict

If you’re cooking for two this holiday, make breakfast extra-special with this smoked salmon and dill eggs Benedict that serves exactly two — no leftovers here!

Christmas Morning Wife Saver (Breakfast Casserole)

This make-ahead breakfast casserole has been a lifesaver to many in the Allrecipes community: “This is a great recipe and I have made it frequently in years past for Christmas and for brunches at work,” says reviewer Kristine.

Gingerbread Waffles

“These waffles will impress your breakfast guests, and they are also more nutritious than regular waffles,” says recipe creator DIANA38. This recipe uses whole-grain Kamut flour and whole-wheat pastry flour, but you can substitute with all-purpose flour as well.

Marzipan Christmas Kringle (Juleskringle)

Christmas Kringle is traditionally served for dessert, but we think it makes a pretty great breakfast too — after all, it’s Christmas! “I was looking for something to bake on Christmas that was a little fancier than my standard cinnamon rolls,” says reviewer sobachatina. “This was perfect.”

Cranberry Orange Rolls

Cranberry and orange were made for each other, especially around the holidays. These cinnamon rolls feature a cranberry and orange filling and a simple vanilla glaze that is sure to be a hit on Christmas morning.

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