The ultimate guide to Christmas morning breakfast

Source: Half Baked Harvest/Food52

'Twas the morning of Christmas and all through the house, you were sick of rhyming Christmas stories and ready to feast on breakfast! 

You only get one Christmas breakfast a year — make it count! These special recipes for sweet and savory morning dishes can be part of a festive breakfast spread or stand on their own as the best Christmas breakfast you've ever had. Here's what to cook for Christmas morning.

If you're dreaming of a sweet Christmas breakfast... 

Eggnog French toast with raspberry sauce

Eggnog French toast
Source: 
Pinch of Yum

Use the rest of Christmas Eve's eggnog for this sweet and decadent French toast you can only have once a year. Get the recipe here.

Gingerbread man French toast

Gingerbread man French toast
Source: 
The Gunny Sack

All it takes is a cookie cutter and some croissants to make this adorable French toast, to be decorated right before you eat. Get the recipe here.

Coconut cinnamon buns

Coconut cinnamon buns
Source: 
I Am a Food Blog

>>Add some tropical flare to a warm breakfast. Get the recipe here.

Pumpkin pie oats

Pumpkin pie oats
Source: 
Minimalist Baker

Pie for breakfast? Oh yes. These nut-studded pumpkin pie oats are an arguably healthy way to start your Christmas full of fiber and natural sweetener. Yum! Get the recipe here.

Sweet potato pie dutch baby

Sweet potato pie dutch baby
Source: 
Half Baked Harvest

No need to even plate this giant skillet full of pie-like pancake when everyone can just dig in with their spoons! Get the recipe here.

Chocolate bubble waffles

Chocolate bubble waffles
Source: 
A Beautiful Mess

You'll need to ask Santa for a special bubble waffle maker to create these gorgeous chocolate-covered breakfast treats. Get the recipe here.

Gingersnap breakfast risotto

Gingersnap breakfast risotto
Source: 
How Sweet Eats

Cookies and rice for breakfast? It must be Christmas! Get the recipe here. 

Hot chocolate pancakes

Hot chocolate pancakes
Source: 
Handle the Heat

What goes better with a steamy morning mug of hot chocolate than marshmallow-topped pancakes? Nothing! Get the recipe here.

Gingerbread granola

Gingerbread granola
Source: 
Love and Olive Oil

For a healthier twist to Christmas morning, or at least a healthier supplement to the rest of your decadent dishes, whip up this gingerbread granola, which also makes a great gift on Christmas Day! Get the recipe here.

Cinnamon roll wreath

Cinnamon roll wreath
Source: 
Sally's Baking Addiction

So festive! So sweet, warm and delicious, this wreath will be gone before you even begin unwrapping presents. Get the recipe here.

If you're dreaming of a savory Christmas breakfast... 

Slow cooker cheesy breakfast potatoes

Cheesy breakfast potatoes
Source: 
Damn Delicious

If you want to wake up to a ready-to-eat gooey breakfast casserole, this is your cheesy solution to having a dish ready to scoop into a bowl while you gather around the tree. Put a poached or fried egg on top for added breakfast-ness! Get the recipe here.

Goat cheese grits with ham and red eye gravy

Goat cheese grits
Source: 
Food52

Whip up these cheesy grits and breathe new life into last night's holiday ham by eating it for breakfast with a savory coffee-based gravy. Get the recipe here.

Caprese avocado toast

Caprese avocado toast
Source: 
FoodieCrush

This red and green avocado toast is perfect for nibbling under the tree on Christmas morning. Get the recipe here.

Rainbow spaghetti

Rainbow spaghetti
Source: 
Gimme Some Oven

Make like Buddy the Elf and treat yourself to some festive spaghetti on Christmas morning. Whether you top it with sweet or savory sauces is up to you! Get the recipe here.

How much do you trust the information in this article?

Melissa Kravitz

Melissa Kravitz is a contributor for Mic. Her work has appeared on Thrillist, Mashable, Elite Daily, Time Out, Refinery29, Gothamist, Racked and more.

MORE FROM

Warrant suggests Justine Damond may have slapped police cruiser before she was fatally shot

The officers involved in the shooting remain on paid administrative leave.

House passes new sanctions against Russia by an enormous margin

The bill also places limits on Trump’s power to ease or end penalties against Russia.

Paul Manafort is meeting with Senate investigators. Here’s what we know about his Russia ties.

Paul Manafort has Russia links dating back more than 10 years.

Yes, Donald Trump can fire Robert Mueller. Here’s how he can do it.

It's a complicated process, and it could get messy, but he can do it.

Charlie Gard’s parents say they want to take their son home to die

The parents are returning to court to fight for their right to take their son home.

Vatican shuts off historic fountains in the midst of devastating drought

Officials say it's the first time they can recall ever shutting off the Vatican's fountains.

Warrant suggests Justine Damond may have slapped police cruiser before she was fatally shot

The officers involved in the shooting remain on paid administrative leave.

House passes new sanctions against Russia by an enormous margin

The bill also places limits on Trump’s power to ease or end penalties against Russia.

Paul Manafort is meeting with Senate investigators. Here’s what we know about his Russia ties.

Paul Manafort has Russia links dating back more than 10 years.

Yes, Donald Trump can fire Robert Mueller. Here’s how he can do it.

It's a complicated process, and it could get messy, but he can do it.

Charlie Gard’s parents say they want to take their son home to die

The parents are returning to court to fight for their right to take their son home.

Vatican shuts off historic fountains in the midst of devastating drought

Officials say it's the first time they can recall ever shutting off the Vatican's fountains.