25 delicious Christmas Day breakfast ideas

Last Updated on December 21, 2020 by HodgePodgeDays

Christmas Day is a real feast day from start to finish. For us Christmas Day breakfast has always been a tricky one. Christmas dinner is such a huge meal, but we tend to eat it late on, so we favour a hearty breakfast, a skipped lunch and a giant Christmas dinner later; followed by nibbling our way through leftovers, festive chocolates; cheese and biscuits and so on, and on, and on again.

It can be good on high days and holidays to mix things up and put your normal toast and cereal breakfast to one side and have something a bit different. Smoked salmon and eggs in various forms often make a good Christmas Day breakfast, but it’s Christmas and all rules go out of the window. I have a good friend who has a pork pie for her Christmas Day breakfast, do what you want, it’s Christmas!

25 delicious Christmas Day breakfast ideas

If you’re struggling for ideas, I’ve got 25 ideas for Christmas Day breakfast for you and your family to enjoy.


  • Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on a muffin/bagel/toast
  • Pancakes, bacon and maple syrup
  • Cinnamon buns
  • Smoked salmon and cream cheese on a bagel
  • Croissants filled with ham and cheese and warmed in the oven
  • Black pudding sausage rolls
  • Eggs Benedict and smoked salmon/ham/wilted spinach on a muffin
  • Potato cakes with fried eggs
  • A full English!
  • Crumpets with lashings of butter – you can get them in festive shapes now, like Christmas trees
  • Toasted panettone
  • French toast with berries and maple syrup
  • Bacon butties
  • Kedgeree
  • Eggy bread and bacon
  • Danish pastries with jam and butter
  • Nigella’s Christmas morning muffins
  • Pork pie and pickled onions
  • Yoghurt and fresh fruit
  • Brie and cranberry bagels
  • Waffles with fruit and maple syrup
  • Avocado on toast with a poached egg
  • Staffordshire oatcakes and bacon with cheese
  • German pear pancake
  • Blinis with smoked salmon and cream cheese
  • Sausage butties
  • Porridge with festive dried fruits stirred through it
  • Heuvos rancheros
  • Mincemeat flapjack slices
  • A selection box

What are you having for Christmas Day breakfast? Please do comment below…

25 delicious Christmas Day breakfast ideas

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