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Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Do you wake up early on Christmas morning and sprint to the tree or do you slowly mozy down the stairs to see what Santa brought?

When I was a kid, I was always the first one up-if I even went to sleep at all. I would always wake my brother and sister up at the crack of dawn. They used to yell at me to go back to bed, but I was always too excited. I used to sneak down to “get a drink of water” and to peak to see what was under the tree.

I love the magical feeling Christmas brings. I have gotten better in my “old age,” but I still can’t sleep in on Christmas morning, gifts or no gifts. I just love being with family, friends, and celebrating the birth of Jesus.

Christmas breakfast/brunch is another reason to get out of bed. My dad always makes his famous cinnamon rolls. We aren’t going to be in Illinois with my family this year, so we will miss out, but my dad is coming next week and I am sure he will make us a special batch:) Does your family have a Christmas breakfast/brunch tradition?

Today I am sharing a few breakfast/brunch ideas in case you need some help. Enjoy!

rolls

Cinnamon Rolls-this is my grandmother’s recipe. My dad has been making them for years and years. They are the best! My dad is famous for them-everyone calls them “Parry Rolls.”

baked oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal-if you want a healthier breakfast option that is warm, comforting, and feeds a crowd, try my baked oatmel. You can double the recipe and make it in a 9 by 13 pan. Let your guests add their own toppings-nuts, brown sugar, fruit, milk, etc.

berry pancake

Berry Oven Pancakes-if you only have a few mouths to feed on Christmas morning, you should WOW them with these fancy berry pancakes. Don’t tell your guests, but they are super simple to make:)

egg

Egg Vegetable Casserole-this casserole is basically a fritatta that is baked in a 9 by 13 pan-perfect for large crowds. It is loaded with veggies and cheese, but feel free to add sauasage or ham for the meat lovers.

lemon biscuit

Lemon Ricotta Biscuits-these biscuits are baked in muffin tins, so you don’t have to fuss with cutting them out. The lemon/ricotta combination is fabulous! Your guests will ask for the recipe, I promise:)

monkey bread

Monkey Bread Muffins-make these muffins for the kiddos-they are easy and loaded with cinnamony sugar goodness. They are Josh’s favorite too-he is still a kid:)

I hope you found  a few recipes for you and your family to enjoy. Happy Holidays!

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42 Responses to “Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes”

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    Erica — December 22, 2009 @ 4:22 am

    Too cute. My sister was always the first one up. The baked oatmeal looks incredible. I may need to do up a batch of this. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas

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    Jennifer — December 22, 2009 @ 6:35 am

    I was always the first to rise on Christmas morning! We do a good breakfast too! Im thinking the baked oatmeal sounds SO good! Merry Christmas Maria!

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    adelewayah — December 22, 2009 @ 6:53 am

    We have bacon gravy doused over white bread… My grandma makes it usually, but this year it’s my task- since I’m the only one who has bothered to learn how to make it from her… Probably the most unhealthy meal I eat all year… grease with flour and milk- yum:)

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    Sarah — December 22, 2009 @ 7:04 am

    Looks delicious. Our family always had a big brunch – ham, eggs, hashbrowns, grits, and Christmas Bread. We usually miss out on it now that I am married and we do the morning with my husband’s side of the family.
    This year I am making orange rolls for Christmas Eve breakfast.

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    stephchows — December 22, 2009 @ 7:14 am

    ooo so many great ideas!! Tradition wise, my dad was always a short order cook when it came to weekends and holidays. Crepes for me, pancakes for mom, eggs for my sister :) It was always so much fun!

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    Regan Jones — December 22, 2009 @ 7:34 am

    These look SO good. The only problem now is narrowing down what to choose. Yum!

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    Rosa — December 22, 2009 @ 7:43 am

    Great recipes!

    The first thing I do is have a good cup of coffee and eat brunch, then I think about the presents. i like to make the pleasure last!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is — December 22, 2009 @ 8:16 am

    We never do brunch, but this really makes me want to do it!

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    Tiffany — December 22, 2009 @ 8:17 am

    As a kid, I was the same as you! Not sleeping and rushing to the tree EARLY! My girls are the same… up by 5am :) We spend the morning at home and then go to my parents for omelets… my dad makes amazing omelets and has always made them on Christmas morning for whomever shows up. Have a Merry Christmas Maria). xo

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    Rachel (S[d]OC) — December 22, 2009 @ 8:41 am

    I was a rusher for many years. Then I realized that the experience is over all too quickly, so I began taking it a bit more slowly, savoring the experience. In fact, we now eat dinner before the gift exchange in my family, and then we have dessert. That way there is always something to look forward to!

    When that cinnamon roll photo popped up (and I was not expecting it), there was an instant pavlovian response.

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    Sonja @ ActiveFoodie — December 22, 2009 @ 9:11 am

    Oh man…the cinnamon rolls and monkey bread are calling my name!!! Just might give those a try Christmas morning!! YUM!

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    Sara — December 22, 2009 @ 9:16 am

    Great ideas! Oh my gosh, those cinnamon rolls look Heavenly. I love your Baked Oatmeal recipe…I made it last week. Yum!

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    Deborah — December 22, 2009 @ 9:38 am

    We have German scones for breakfast on Christmas. I can’t wait!

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    Memoria — December 22, 2009 @ 9:58 am

    Woah. What a great roundup!! We don’t have a traditional breakfast/brunch yet, but I’m trying to change that since I’m basically the only person in my family who knows how and/or likes to cook haha. The cinnamon rolls look fantastic. I’ve tried the monkey bread muffins before, and they are sinfully good. I gobbled those up in seconds.

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    Barabara Bakes — December 22, 2009 @ 10:06 am

    It all looks delicious, but those monkey bread muffins are calling to me!

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    Michelle N — December 22, 2009 @ 10:37 am

    I was always the last one up. I’m not a morning person. The cinnamon rolls look wonderful I might have to make these this year! I looking forward to trying them, thanks for sharing your ideas.

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    Mags — December 22, 2009 @ 10:45 am

    I’m definitely going to be trying those monkey bread muffins. They look delicious! (I’ll pretend I have kiddos to make them for of course…lol)

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    Lori — December 22, 2009 @ 11:31 am

    Such great breakfast ideas! I’m not sure how I’ll choose. They all look so good!

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    Natashya — December 22, 2009 @ 12:13 pm

    Delicious! We start out with coffee and Bailey’s for the grown-ups, hot chocolate for the kids. Clementine oranges and something baked. Then a big brunch of bacon, eggs, hashbrowns, etc. later on.

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    The Food Hunter — December 22, 2009 @ 1:13 pm

    I’ll take one of each please.

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    Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) — December 22, 2009 @ 1:17 pm

    My aunt always made Monkey bread and I was actually going to request it this year! It has been on my mind lately! I’m going to go check out your recipe!

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    Stephanie McCord — December 22, 2009 @ 1:18 pm

    I love your website, too! My family goes the Baked Oatmeal route (it’s very similar to yours) and it’s delicious. We usually serve stouffers escalloped apples (I know, they’re out of a box and you can make your own!) but it is a delicious topping!

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    dawn — December 22, 2009 @ 3:31 pm

    yes this year I am going the healthy route. with all the good clean eating I’ve been doing I’m just so much more inclined to stay with it. I have a bite here and there, but that’s it. thank goodness for oatmeal! it really does keep the sugar cravings are bay for a long time.

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    elra — December 22, 2009 @ 4:32 pm

    Delicious!

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    VeggieGirl — December 22, 2009 @ 5:28 pm

    Yep, I’m the first one up :-D

    WOWZA, loving the brunch fare!

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    Mara — December 22, 2009 @ 6:06 pm

    All these look amazing, especially those cinammon rolls. YUMMY! I am going to check out all those recipes, thanks!

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    Lori — December 22, 2009 @ 8:22 pm

    Well these look like something I’d run downstairs for. After having kids, there is no such thing as sleeping in. Well its all perspective. Sleeping in now means getting to sleep till eight. Wahoo.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Maria.

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    Adam — December 23, 2009 @ 6:28 am

    Dude, those cinnamon rolls look awesome. We always had french toast and mimosas growing up, but I can totally respect those rolls.

    I’ve had about 2 dozen cookies over the past week, so I am going the standard oatmeal route though :)

    Have a fantastic holiday you guys!

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    Cristie — December 23, 2009 @ 7:24 am

    Christmas does bring back memories. Hoping you have a wonderful Christmas at home with your cute husband. All your recipes look yummy- how will you ever choose which to make?

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    Shannon — December 23, 2009 @ 8:06 am

    i used to love waking up early for santa ;) now i do it by habit, and mosey downstairs to wait for the parents!

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    susan from food blogga — December 23, 2009 @ 8:16 am

    I just posted on XMAS day brunch and breakfast ideas too. I NEED those cinnamon rolls!

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    Double Dipped Life — December 23, 2009 @ 8:17 am

    These ideas look great! We normally see what Santa brought, then get dressed, have eggs/pancakes/etc, and then open the presents under the tree.

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    Dana — December 23, 2009 @ 2:30 pm

    Merry Christmas to you Maria!

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    marla {Family Fresh Cooking} — December 24, 2009 @ 2:08 pm

    You gave us so many great recipes here! From sweet to savory, they all look so good. Who wouldn’t love those cinnamon rolls?? I’ll take the veggie egg frittata and baked oatmeal, pretty please!! A true virtual feast for the eyes.

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    marla {Family Fresh Cooking} — December 24, 2009 @ 2:08 pm

    Oh and, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

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    Nastassia — December 25, 2009 @ 11:01 am

    Happy Holidays Maria! I love the new site looks really great, you and Gaby have a great web guy =)! I wish someone we baking me those cinnamon rolls this morning, I’m certainly too lazy to make them myself today!

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    Maggie — December 28, 2009 @ 10:42 am

    Wonderful ideas! I have another round of houseguests coming and needed some new breakfast options. The oven pancakes really caught my eye, now off to see the recipe…

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    ingrid — January 4, 2010 @ 5:43 pm

    Mmmmm, I agree with all the other commenters it ALL looks good. Thanks for sharing there’s a few I forgot I wanted to try.

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!
    ~ingrid

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    Amanda — January 6, 2010 @ 3:05 pm

    These recipes look wonderful… I want to try every single one!

    Blessings-
    Amanda

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