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We’re so busy figuring out what to make for Christmas dinner for our guests that we forget the most important meal of the day – Breakfast! Sure, it may be tempting to skip this meal and save our calories for the evening ahead, but a nutritious and tasty breakfast will give us the energy we need to get through the busy day.
You can make a holiday-themed morning meal every day this December, with adults and children appreciating the hearty dish to begin their day on a good note. From the classic oatmeal to simple toast, you can make any of your favorite foods more in tune with the holiday spirit.
If you’re wondering how to put a creative spin on the early meal, we listed down our favorite Christmas breakfast ideas below for you to try! Don’t worry, these are uncomplicated recipes that anyone can do, whether you’re pinched for time or have picky eaters at home.
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1. Healthy Reindeer Toast
Yes, it’s possible to make simple toast look aesthetic and match the festive theme this December! Kids will finally get to finish their breakfasts once they see this cute reindeer toast looking right up at them, ready to be devoured. The best part is that you don’t need complicated ingredients, you’ll just need to bring out the kitchen staples like nut butter, Nutella, pretzels, and fruits.
You can swap the ingredients however way you need or want to, whether it’s matching Nutella with nut butter or making the classic PB&J, reindeer-style.
2. Christmas Oatmeal
Many people see oatmeal as blah and boring, but when you add the right ingredients, it becomes a delicious and nutritious hot meal. It’s great for cold days, because who would say no to a piping hot bowl of sweet oatmeal filled with sweet fruits, dried nuts, and a bit of brown sugar?
It only takes less than 15 minutes to make and trust us, these oats are super creamy, and you can add a holiday touch with the presence of cranberries and pecans.
3. Snowman Pancake
Come on, you must have expected us to add pancakes to our list. Who doesn’t love enjoying these with either sweet or savory fillings? It’s that versatile! This recipe takes advantage of pancake’s versatility, combining sweet and savory flavors together to create a happy snowman on a bed of snow made of marshmallows.
You’ve got blueberries as buttons, chocolate chips for the eyes and smile, cheese for the nose, and crispy bacon as a scarf. These yummy ingredients balance each other out, especially topped with a drizzle of syrup. Yum!
4. Christmas Tree Waffle
If pancakes aren’t to your liking, then waffles are the alternative, a thicker and denser version of a pancake that has the same versatility. It works with all kinds of fillings and can be designed into shapes that match the season.
For this recipe, you can color the waffles light green and cut them into triangles, arranging them into holiday trees topped with a lot of sprinkles and a tiny cheese star.
5. Healthy Christmas Cakepop
Cake pops aren’t only a dessert, you can even enjoy these in the morning! Your kids will squeal in delight as they grab an adorably-designed cake pop, deciding between getting Rudolph, a snowman, the holiday tree, or a festive ornament. They almost look too good to eat but are worth every bite, with two cake variations to choose from.
Whether you want to cozy chocolate and cinnamon or the classic vanilla buttercream with chocolate ganache, there’s always a cake pop that suits any tastebud. Adding to that, did you know it’s gluten-free?
6. Fruitcake Christmas Cookie
Eating fruitcake during the holidays is a tradition in many American and British holidays, with this dessert sometimes dubbed as a plum cake or Christmas cake. It’s a moist yet dense cake filled with sweet and tart holiday fruits and nuts, and a warm slice of this will bring the holiday spirit on.
But instead of the usual fruitcake, why not make it into cookies you can wake up to in the morning? This cookie recipe is loaded with dried, candied fruits, pecans, and all the flavors of the holidays you grew up with.
7. Christmas Fruit Breakfast
This recipe is so easy and looks beautiful, it’s worth making to use as an edible centerpiece on Christmas appetizer for your next party! Aesthetic, refreshing, sweet yet nutritious, this fruit-themed tree is shaped like the holiday tree in your living room with a ton of color to brighten up any dining table.
It’s also so easy to assemble, thanks to a foam cone, toothpicks, and star-shaped cookie cutters. You can do this yourself or recruit your kids to help decorate their mini tree when they wake up!
8. Easy Nutella Crepe with Berries
Feeling a bit fancy for breakfast? Crepes are an amazing meal, especially when topped with tart berries to complement the sweet hazelnut spread. You’ve probably heard how difficult it is to make crepes, but this recipe proves that you don’t have to spend so much time in the kitchen or have cooking experience to make ‘em.
Whether it’s to start your day, for brunch, for dessert, or even just a snack, these crepes are so easy to make that you can serve a plate in half an hour!
9. Santa Fruit Kabobs
Not meat kebabs, but fruit kabobs! If you or the kids are fruit lovers, start your mornings with them but in a more entertaining way. All that’s needed are barbecue sticks and toothpicks, your favorite fruits, and a tiny marshmallow to complete this adorable dish, which requires no cooking and can be made in a pinch.
You can even get the kids involved and act as Santa’s little helper, giving them the freedom to assemble Mr. Claus their way! They will be proud of their creations and want to take huge bites out of these healthy fruits.
10. Healthy Rudolph Muffins
Cookies for muffins? We support it! You’ve probably had breakfast muffins before, but rather than the calorie-laden store-bought versions, you can easily make your own at home and have the kitchen smell like chocolate. Even those who love to sleep in will be running down the stairs to grab a muffin (or two).
These chocolate muffins aren’t only nicely designed to look like our favorite red-nosed reindeer, but they are also made healthier. It’s vegan-friendly, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened, yet it tastes just like it came from a bakery!
11. Gingerbread Man Pancake
Add some holiday cheer to your morning routine with this fun and festive gingerbread man pancakes! Make your pancake the way you like it, then use a gingerbread man cookie cutter to decorate it. Sprinkle some icing sugar and drizzle with syrup, and you’re all set!
12. Reindeer Christmas Cake Pop
Starbucks who? Don’t spend so much on cake pops and make them at home for your kids to enjoy. They don’t need to know it didn’t come from their fave cafe. They will love these cute cake pops better because it’s designed as their favorite reindeer, complete with their bright, red nose.
These are also awesome Christmas desserts if you’re thinking of the best way to cap off a wonderful holiday feast. We know we shouldn’t have chocolate for breakfast but hey, it’s the holidays, we can loosen up our daily diet just a tiny bit to celebrate!
13. Christmas Breakfast Quiche
Holy smokes, this quiche is loaded with all our favorites like sausage, cheese, and… cranberries? It’s a very holiday-themed quiche and you’ll be surprised with how cranberries can actually bring out the yummy flavors of the savory fillings. It’s fluffy, filled with protein, and only takes about an hour to do.
Don’t be intimidated by making a quiche, because it’s not just a fancy dish, it’s something anyone can try making themselves.
14. Christmas Owl Breakfast
This is another filling and nutritious oatmeal recipe that includes fruits and nuts to create a yummy and adorable-looking meal. With a bit of creativity and proper slicing, you can make this oatmeal look like an owl ready to hoot back at you!
It’s a quick recipe if you’re in a rush with all the last-minute holiday chores, and it’s only less than 200 calories, suitable for those who are watching their intake.
15. Christmas Toast Egg in a Hole
An egg in a hole is a unique take on your usual egg and toast for a morning meal. By using holiday-themed cookie cutters, these slices of toast will have a fun design to show how excited you are for gift-giving and merrymaking.
These are kid-friendly and will leave kids wanting more because of the cheesy, eggy goodness made best for the Christmas season.