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18 Christmas Morning Breakfast Traditions, Recipes and Ideas

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Do you have a tradition of eating Christmas breakfast before or after opening presents? I usually make scones the night before so we can have a quick something on our way to opening our surprises. After the excitement of exchanging gifts we eat something more substantial. I see several potentials in this roundup of Christmas breakfast ideas and some can be readied the night before: Apple Raisin French Toast Strata, Stollen, Cinnamon Rolls, Pecan Pancakes with Caramel Apple Topping, Monkey Bread, Peppermint Scones, Mojito Fruit Salad, and Gingerbread Pancakes with Warm Lemon Sauce. Pancakes in holiday shapes would be especially fun for the kids; see ideas for snowmen, elves, Santa, Rudolph, Sven and candy canes. There are little works of art made of doughnuts, too.

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Breakfast doesn’’t have to be served only at breakfast time, —clever recipe ideas make a great showing on a party buffet table, too!

1. Apple Raisin French Toast Strata :: All Recipes 
This simple, but delicious dish can be prepped in 20 minutes the night before and bake while you are opening gifts! It combines cinnamon raisin bread, cream cheese, apples, maple syrup, cream, butter and eggs!

2. Christmas Stollen :: All Recipes 
Packed with dried fruit and filled with a marzipan surprise, this Christmas stolen is highly raved about and takes only 30 minutes to prep!

3. Cinnamon Rolls :: From Southern Living, via My Recipes 
Nothing says “I love you” on Christmas morning quite like homemade cinnamon rolls.  These look especially delicious!
4. Pecan Pancake with Caramel Apple Topping :: From Southern Living, via My Recipes 
The nutty flavor of pecans added to pancakes paired with the sweet goodness of caramel apple topping make these pancakes a scrumptious Christmas breakfast choice! You can skip the syrup in lieu of the topping.
Kids Party Food Ideas Elf Pancakes
5. Santa’s Elf Pancakes :: Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons 
Kids can have their pancakes & eat fruit too! Follow these simple steps to create pancakes that look like Santa’s elf. Green grapes help to create the perfect elf hat look alike, with whipped cream accents.
6. Gingerbread Pancakes with Lemon Sauce :: Kraft Recipes 
Add some excitement to your breakfast with gingerbread pancakes topped off with an easy-to-make lemon sauce. 
Rudolph Pancake Ideas for Kids Party Food
7. Rudolph Pancake :: Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons 
Bring everyone’s favorite reindeer to the table with this adorable pancake idea! Bacon antlers, a strawberry nose and chocolate chip and whip cream eyes make this breakfast dish irresistible!
Mojito Fruit Salad Kids Party Food Ideas for Christmas
8. Mojito Fruit Salad :: Mom on Time Out 
Take the classic flavors of fruit salad and add lime juice to really enhance the flavors.  Give it a splash of rum for a mojito flavor or keep it kid-friendly without it.
Kids Christmas Breakfast Menu Party Food for Kids
9. Kiddie Breakfast Menu :: Pocket Change Gourmet 
This whimsical breakfast is so festive and fun with gumdrop trees, treat laden place settings and lots of fun food. Anelf face (made of eggs, toast, fruit, sausage and ham), fruit stars and mini cinnamon rolls is served up with Christmas kiddies in mind.
10. Individual Monkey Breads :: A Southern Fairy Tale 
This recipe takes everything you love about Monkey Bread—the soft dough, buttery sugar and cinnamon goodness—and makes it even easier to make (kids can help) and faster to bake by making it individual portion-sized!
Snowman Breakfast food Ideas for Christmas
11. Snowman Breakfast :: Hoosier Homemade 
Kids will be delighted to sit down to this adorable snowman breakfast. Imagine the fun of snowman pancakes, snowman “poop” (really yogurt covered raisins), a snowman doughnut-building station and even snowman mugs filled with white hot chocolate.
Kids snowman Waffles For Christmas Party
12. Snowman Waffles :: Random Thoughts of a Supermom
Breakfast just got fun with these cute snowman waffles! A dusting of confectioner’s sugar turns 3 ordinary waffles into an edible snowman your kids will love decorating with things like chocolate for buttons and bananas & small candies for eyes.
Kids Party Food Candy Cane Doughnuts
13. Candy Cane Doughnuts :: Chef Mommy 
Bring a little festiveness to warm doughnuts by adding crushed candy canes to the mix! They won’t last long!
Candy Cane Pancakes for Kids Party Food Ideas
14. Candy Cane Pancakes :: Jim’’s Pancakes
A little peppermint oil and food coloring make creating these candy cane shaped pancakes a fun choice for Christmas morning!
15. Doughnut Snowmen :: Taste of Home 
No coats or mittens required to construct these doughnut snowmen; they can be created in the comfort (and warmth) of your own kitchen with a few basics—such as powdered doughnuts and doughnut holes, pretzel sticks, fruit rollups and some candies.
Pepperming Scones Kids Party Food Ideas
16. Peppermint Scones :: Created by Diane
If you love peppermint, don’t miss the cutest candy cane shaped scones with peppermint baking chips and peppermint icing!
Kids Party Food Santa and Snowman Pancakes Ideas
17. Vegan Santa Claus and Snowman Pancakes :: Taste of Japan 
This healthy and happy dairy-free breakfast will get your holidays off on the right track. Kids will get a kick out of Santa’s hat made from strawberries and his hat brim and beard piped from coconut whipped cream! The snowman pancake is equally cute dressed in coconut whipped cream and accented with a strawberry nose, chocolate chip eyes and blueberry buttons.
Kids Party Food Ideas Olaf Sven Waffles
18. Frozen Olaf-Sven Waffles :: Mom Endeavors 
Inspired by Disney’s movie Frozen, these Olaf and Sven Waffles are sure to bring a smile to your children’s faces on Christmas morning! A few simple ingredients are needed to embellish the waffles to delight your little Frozen fans.

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Layne Henderson

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men, she's in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara.