Christmas morning breakfast ideas including pancakes, quiche, donuts, and breakfast tacos. Start the holiday right with these 12 delicious ideas for your holiday brunch.
Unwrapping presents, singing carols, and avoiding politics at the dinner table can take a lot of out of a person.
If you want to keep up your strength, you need to start with a satiating Christmas morning breakfast.
In preparation for the upcoming festivities, here are 12 holiday brunch ideas. The list includes recipes that can be made the day before, as well as sweet treats, and savory options.
(And if you are so inclined, any would go well with a cranberry mimosa!)
Nothing like having donuts for Christmas morning breakfast to make it really feel like a celebration. These baked donut are finished with a fine layer of cinnamon sugar.
For best results, serve with a steaming cup of hot coffee.
The nice thing about these crustless mini quiche is that you can fully make the recipe the day before. This quiche is delicious hot, cold, or at room temperature.
It’s filled with red bell pepper, onions, kale, and seitan bacon. They can be made in the air fryer or oven. It’s also easy to make them gluten free.
If Santa really had his druthers, instead of getting cookies at every house, he’d get guacamole.
Do that jolly old elf a solid and serve gluten-free tacos for your Christmas morning breakfast. They are packed with seasoned tofu, beans, corn, bell peppers, onions, and garlic.
Finish them with a dollop of guacamole and pinch of cilantro in warmed corn tortillas.
On Christmas morning, you’ve got to keep your hands free for unwrapping. No time for forks and knives. Breakfast sandwiches to the rescue!
This bagel sandwich is filled with thinly sliced eggy tofu, non-dairy cheese, and veggie sausage. Make the sausage on the stove or in the air fryer. It’s wonderfully filling & portable.
Make the tomato & bell pepper sauce ahead of time for this eggless shakshuka. Then on Christmas morning, it’s just a matter of browning & seasoning eggy tofu, and adding your preferred toppings, like torn spinach, avocado, and non-dairy feta.
Serve with warm bread for maximum coziness.
Apple cinnamon pancakes
These whole wheat apple cinnamon pancakes are dotted bite sized chunks of diced apple. Finish with a pat of non-dairy butter and drizzling of maple syrup.
On Christmas Day, there’s a lot of cookies, pies, and sweets to be had. So I like to start the day with something protein-packed and full of colorful vegetables like kale, red bell peppers, and onions.
Serve this hearty tofu scramble with avocado and toast.
Warm creamy polenta is a cold weather favorite in my house. It’s like corn’s answer to oatmeal. This polenta breakfast is topped with seitan sausage, browned Brussels sprouts, and a drizzling of maple syrup.
Of course, it just isn’t brunch without potatoes. Make a batch of potatoes with onions and bell peppers. They can be made in the oven or air fryer.
These adorable little nests feel like a present all on their own. They’re made with a layer of hash browns. Then they’re topped with tofu scramble, and a drizzling of cashew queso.
Savory corn cakes are dotted with kernels of corn. Think of them as a naturally gluten-free pancake.
Great for brunch with a tofu scramble on the side.
When you need to start the day with a meal that feels like a hug, look no further than breakfast burritos. Warm tortillas encase seitan sausage, potatoes, and a tofu scramble. Serve with avocado, guacamole, or salsa.
Save a step by making the tofu scramble and potatoes the day before. Then it’s just a matter of filling your burritos.
Want more ideas? Check out these 10 easy vegan breakfasts anyone can make.