Breakfast Flatbread Recipe with Smoked Salmon

Best Christmas breakfast recipes

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Wake up to a breakfast feast on Christmas Day – fluffy pancake stacks, boozy bagel French toast and a blood mary (or two!)

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Looking for the perfect Christmas breakfast to kick off Christmas Day celebrations? Hosting a pre-Christmas or Boxing Day brunch? We’ve created the best recipes for breakfast and brunch over the festive season. Whether you want to start the day with fluffy pancakes, French toast or Full English croissants, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve got plenty more brilliant brunch ideas here for you to try…

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Ingredients

  • Our Christmas breakfast recipes use ingredients such as bacon, smoked salmon and clementine

 

Ham and cheese croissant traybake

Feed a crowd with this cheese-packed, no-fuss, show-off brunch idea that will feed a hungry crowd.

Ham and Cheese Croissant Bake Recipe


Christmas French toast with blueberry and sage compote

Try this quick and easy buttery Italian-style French toast for a Christmas breakfast idea. Our alternative French toast uses pandoro (similar to panettone) for a more decadent breakfast recipe.

French Toast Recipe with Blueberry Compote


Smoked salmon breakfast flatbread

Feed a crowd over the festive season with this no-fuss show-off brunch recipe.

Breakfast Flatbread Recipe with Smoked Salmon


Christmas breakfast tacos

Try our super easy breakfast tacos for a hearty way to start your Christmas Day. Use eggs with deep yellow yolks, like Burford Browns, so you get a nice colour contrast with the beans and chorizo.

Easy Breakfast Tacos Recipe


PB&J French toast with peanut brittle

Our recipe for peanut butter and jelly French toast with peanut brittle takes inspiration from America for a truly indulgent Christmas breakfast idea. Keep any leftover jam covered in the fridge for up to four days, and use throughout the festive season.

Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast Recipe


St Clement's Christmas pancakes

Oranges and mandarins give these thick, American-style breakfast pancakes a sweet and zesty festive finish. Throw in some traditional spices to the batter mix, such as cinnamon, cloves and allspice, just to remind you it's Christmas morning. Serve with crème fraîche or yogurt and you've got another easy Christmas breakfast idea.

American Style Breakfast Pancake Recipe


Tex-mex baked avocados

Start Christmas Day off with a bang with this no-fuss show-off brunch, packed with juicy tomatoes, eggs and avocados.

Easy Baked Avocado Brunch Recipe with Eggs


Full English croissants

Make our epic Christmas Day breakfast croissant recipe packed with super crispy bacon, baked beans and runny fried eggs for an indulgent way to start your morning.

Croissant Sandwich Recipe with Bacon and Eggs


Posh Christmas breakfast muffins

Make festive brunch easy with our quick and simple breakfast muffins packed with avocado, smoked salmon and frittata – ready in 30 minutes.

Breakfast Muffins with Smoked Salmon


Boozy bagel french toast with maple butter

Want a boozy way to start your Christmas Day? Make our cinnamon raisin bagels with boozy bourbon and sweet maple butter – perfect for an indulgent Christmas morning brunch.

French Toast Bagel Recipe


Cranberry and almond muffins

Packed full of seasonal produce, these wintry muffins are guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit. The perfect mix of sweet and sour, they're great to make ahead and grab-and-go on the big day or over the festive season.

Try our other breakfast muffin recipes here...

Cranberry And Almond Muffins


French toast with sticky toffee walnuts

Whether you call it French toast or eggy bread, the main thing is that it's drenched in sugar. Add some allspice and cloves to the cinnamon if you want make your French toast extra festive.

Here's how to make the best French toast and some more easy recipes

French Toast Recipe with Sticky Toffee Walnuts


Fluffy ricotta pancakes with whipped honey butter

Serve a stack of fluffy ricotta pancakes for a festive feast that everyone can tuck into. The whipped honey butter has a subtle sweetness and is great with these airy pancakes.

Plenty more pancake recipes to try here, too...


Christmas morning cranberry butter

Our cranberry butter is a festive topping for Christmas morning waffles or pancakes. It's fuss-free, and once you've whipped some up you'll want to use it all year round.

Waffle Recipe with Cranberry Butter


Bacon and egg crumpet melts

Our quick and easy brunch recipe is also a perfect lazy Christmas breakfast idea. Spoil yourself with bacon, eggs AND crumpets, it's Christmas after all!

Bacon and Egg Easy Crumpet Recipe


Triple cheese crumpets

How do you make fresh crumpets taste a bit more special for Christmas morning breakfast? Add three types of cheese, a teaspoon of mustard powder and slather on a good helping of butter, of course!

Crumpet Recipe with Cheese


Avocado on toast with smoked salmon

Avocado on toast with smoked salmon and a tomato dressing – a recipe that's bound to get you out of bed on Christmas morning. Creamy avocado and silky smoked salmon feels like an indulgent way to start your Christmas Day.

Check out our quick and easy avocado on toast recipes here...

Smoked Salmon Toast Recipe with Avocado


Gruyère, fig and prosciutto croissants

Straight from the oven, these hot and toasty butter croissants with melting cheese make a really quick and easy Christmas breakfast idea.

Ham and Cheese Croissant Recipe


Cinnamon buns

We are BIG fans of cinnamon buns, so we got the recipe for this chocolate-drizzled Scandi classic from East London’s Danish bakery, The Bread Station. Enjoy Christmas morning breakfast the Danish way with these delicious cinnamon buns. Alternatively, take a moment of calm from the chaos and enjoy a bun with a coffee for brunch. Plenty more cinnamon bun recipes here...

Cinnamon Rolls (Cinnamon Buns) Recipe


Mix and match Christmas brunch waffles

Our mix and match brunch waffles are a little more work but are the perfect recipe for an indulgent Christmas morning. Serve the toppings in bowls and the waffles in a pile and let everyone build their own.

Try our other crowd pleasing recipes here...

Easy Waffles Recipe


Eggs and ham baked in croissant cups

Use croissant dough to make these cute breakfast cups filled with ham and eggs – perfect for Christmas morning breakfast in bed.

Breakfast Croissant Recipe with Ham and Eggs


Espresso pancakes

Coffee and chocolate is a quick and easy way to make pancakes feel more grown-up, and the hazelnuts provide a great bit of texture. A great Christmas breakfast idea if you want a sweet Christmas brunch.

Easy Pancake Recipe with Espresso


Roasted tomatoes and avocado on toast

Take Christmas morning breakfast or brunch up a few notches with this fresh recipe. Ripe tomatoes, avocado and salad leaves on toast are a great vegetarian breakfast combination.

Avocado Toast Recipe with Roasted Tomatoes


Best ever bloody mary

If you've over indulged on Christmas Eve, make this ultimate hangover cure. Our recipe for this classic cocktail combines vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, port and sherry with a few dashes of Tabasco to turn up the heat. Garnish with a celery stick and some tomatoes and olives to serve.

Here's our guide to the perfect bloody mary...

Bloody Mary Recipe

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