The ultimate guide to Christmas morning breakfast

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 toastSource: Pinch of Yum
Eggnog French toast  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 toastSource: The Gunny Sack
Gingerbread man French toast  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 bunsSource: I Am a Food Blog
Coconut cinnamon buns  I Am a Food Blog

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

Pumpkin pie oats

Pumpkin pie oatsSource: Minimalist Baker
Pumpkin pie oats  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 babySource: Half Baked Harvest
Sweet potato pie dutch baby  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 wafflesSource: A Beautiful Mess
Chocolate bubble waffles  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 risottoSource: How Sweet Eats
Gingersnap breakfast risotto  How Sweet Eats

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

Hot chocolate pancakes

Hot chocolate pancakesSource: Handle the Heat
Hot chocolate pancakes  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 granolaSource: Love and Olive Oil
Gingerbread granola  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 wreathSource: Sally's Baking Addiction
Cinnamon roll wreath  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 potatoesSource: Damn Delicious
Cheesy breakfast potatoes  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 gritsSource: Food52
Goat cheese grits  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 toastSource: FoodieCrush
Caprese avocado toast  FoodieCrush

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

Rainbow spaghetti

Rainbow spaghettiSource: Gimme Some Oven
Rainbow spaghetti  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.