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Christmas Breakfast Recipes & Traditions
Christmas is all about gathering with family and friends, celebrating traditions, making memories, and of course, breakfast. Make this year's holiday easier with some of our suggestions for truly special, memory-making breakfasts. We have fun treats for the kids, special surprises for the grown-ups, quick fixes for a no-fuss Christmas morning, and traditions from around the world. Have a very merry breakfast!
Favorite Christmas Breakfast Recipes
Cranberry Christmas Scones
Scones are perfect for the holidays - they're easy to make ahead of time and always impress! This buttermilk scone is packed with Christmas flavor and is perfect not only for breakfast or brunch, but any time guests arrive.

Eggnog Pancakes
Substituting eggnog for the milk (or water) in your pancake batter is a quick way to turn a tratitional breakfast item into a holiday treat.

Cranberry Almond Caramel Pancakes
A sweet and delectable caramel topping makes these cranberry almond pancakes unforgettable. Make a new Christmas morning tradition and serve these to the whole family!

Christmas Coffee
Forget the coffee-shop, this holiday-spiced latte is quick and easy to make at home from ingredients you already have in the pantry. Don't save it just for breakfast though, because it's a perfect complement to a holiday meal too!

Cheese & Bacon Christmas Tree
We found this unusual gem in a Campbell's Tomato Soup advertisement in the December 1969 issue of Ebony Magazine. Toast, cheese, bacon and tomato soup come together in this recipe to form a Christmas tree. Unusual and delicious.

Christmas Tamales
Tamales are a traditional part of many holiday celebrations all throughout Latin America. This custom dates back over 2000 years to the Maya people who would use them for feasts and religious festivals. Try this delicious cheese and chile tamale recipe for your next family gathering. Be sure to make extras to freeze for another day!

Bunuelos
Bunuelos are a Spanish treat, similar to a doughnut or fritter. The crispy fritters are often coated in sugar, or drizzled with honey and traditionally served on Christmas morning. Here we just coat them with a little sugar, but make them your own by dipping in some fresh raspberry jam, or add in some cinnamon or nutmeg!

French Toast Christmas Trees
A Christmas tree for breakfast?! This is an easy-to-make goodie that no child will forget! Here, we use eggnog to flavor the batter - and your home - with the smells of Christmas. Set out a dish of dried cranberries and golden raisins - and let your children "decorate" the trees!

Eggnog Smoothie
Add some nutrition to holiday eggnog by blending it with bananas and other good stuff. The shot of brandy is completely optional.

Rum Raisin French Toast
Okay - here's one for the grown ups! Ordinary raisin bread takes a dip in rum - and viola! It's a party for your mouth! You'll find reasons to have this on every holiday of the year!

Eggnog Waffles
Here's a little secret: you can use eggnog just about anywhere to turn ordinary recipes into a holiday treat! Here's our favorite eggnog waffle recipe. It's super simple and delicious!

Cranberry Bliss Bars (a la Starbucks)
This is one of the most popular holiday recipes on MrBreakfast.com! I guarantee that if you make these Cranberry Bliss Bars just once, you'll be hooked for life! I find ways to make them for just about every holiday. There's no BAD time to make them!

Fruity Pebbles Snowman
This is like a magical, technicolor, fruity rice crispy treat - a Fruity Pebbles Snowman! It's a fun activity to do with the kids on a cold winter day. Simply shape the mixture into "snowmen" and decorate with marshmallow hats, gumdrop eyes, licorice scarves.. The possibilities are endless!

Eggnog Muffins
There's eggnog in the batter and eggnog in the icing. Then, that gets topped of with a delicious sprinkle of crushed gingerbread cookies.

Candy Cane Cocoa
This warm holiday treat requires only 3 ingredients: milk, chocolate chips and crushed candy canes. If you have some whipped cream and an extra candy cane for a decorative stirring stick, that's just icing on the cake (or "whipped cream on the cocoa" as I like to say).

Mashed Potato Pancakes
It happens every year - at every holiday meal: "What to do with the leftover mashed potatoes?" This is an easy - and delicious way to use your leftovers on Christmas morning! Try adding some shredded parmesan and some chopped parsley or basil for color - or spice them up with jarred roasted red pepper or jalapenos! The red and green colors make them even more festive!

Breakfast Christmas Tree
This could be one of the simplest and most beautiful Christmas breakfasts ever! Store-bought refrigerated cinnamon rolls with a quick homemade icing will have you Rockin' Around the (Breakfast) Christmas Tree in just 15 minutes!

Candy Cane Coffee Cakes
Here's a classic strudel-type coffee cake with a cinnamon-sugar filling. Just twist it in the shape of a candy cane and decorate with gum drops and icing to give it the appearance of that favorite Christmas treat!

Eggnog Coffee
The easiest way to add holday cheer to your breakfast is to just replace the cream in your coffee with eggnog.

Panettone French Toast
Rich, indulgent holiday bread becomes rich, indulgent holiday French toast. Watch Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis make this special breakfast.

Reindeer Donuts
Adorable cake donuts decorated like reindeer. Also includes Donut Snowmen and Donut Wreaths.

Chocolate Pepermint Cake Donuts
Chocolate cake donuts with vanilla icing and crushed candy canes for the holidays.

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Holiday Breakfast Customs
Sweden
The Christmas season here begins on St. Lucia Day, December 13. That morning, the oldest daughter of the house dresses in white and wears a wreath with seven lit candles on her head. She serves the other members of the family breakfast in bed.
Belgium
Christmas breakfast here includes a sweet bread called Cougnou, which means "Bread Of Jesus". The bread is shaped into the form of wee baby Jesus with currants for eyes. It's also served at traditional Belgian Easter celebrations.
Mexico / Central America
Tamales are the official food of the holiday season in these parts. Families get together days before Christmas to make enough for the holiday and to start the new year. On Christmas morning, hot coffee and bunuelos are a great way to start the special day.
Appalachian Mountains, USA
Many residents here are ancestors of old seafarers. Their dying custom is eating oysters - either fried or in stew - for Christmas morning breakfast. You can fry your own Christmas oysters by dipping them in egg, dredging them through cracker meal and frying them up.
Finland
At breakfast on Christmas Eve morning, natives here have a rice porridge with cinnamon, sugar and milk. An almond is hidden in the porridge and whoever finds it first is believed to have great luck all through the following year. They might even get married!
Jamaica
Christmas breakfast in Jamaica usually includes ackee and saltfish (salted cod), breadfruit and fried plantains. Ackee is the national fruit of Jamaica. It's flavor has been described as being similar to scrambled eggs. Seriously. But be careful. If the inside of the fruit is not ripe or overly ripe, it's poisonous. And that's no good for a holiday breakfast.
Turn Holiday Leftovers
Into Amazing Breakfasts
Turn Holiday Leftovers Into Amazing Breakfasts
Don't throw anything away until you look at our recipes that use holiday dinner leftovers. Those mashed potatoes? They make wonderful potato pancakes. All that stuffing and turkey? Who's up for a marvelous Country Benedict.
Gift Idea: Breakfast In A Jar
Gift Idea: Breakfast In A Jar
Our special section dedicated to those charming gift jars has everything you need: the recipes, tips to make them pretty and a special printable, personalized recipe gift tag to attach to each one. Fancy looking presents made with stuff from your cupboard. The holidays just got a little easier.
Holiday Breakfast Cereals
Just for fun! Take some time off holiday cooking and dig our museum of every holiday-themed breakfast cereal ever made. Click a box.
Christmas Crunch Winter Lucky Charms IceBerry Pebbles
Christmas Cookie-Crisp Polar Express Holiday Froot Loops
Bedrock Blizzard Cocoa Pebbles Holiday Rice Krispies Polar Crunch (Cap'n Crunch)
More Christmas Breakfast Ideas
Mr Breakfast wishes you the happiest of holidays! Remember to start each day with a moment for yourself and for your family. May your New Year be filled with breakfast! And may all your Christmases be white... or wheat, toasted golden brown as part of a nutritious delicious breakfast!