Breakfast Croissant Recipe with Ham and Eggs

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!)


Looking for the perfect Christmas breakfast to kick off Christmas Day celebrations? We’ve created the best recipes for Christmas morning breakfast. 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…



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

Pandoro 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, perfect for Christmas day morning.

French Toast Recipe with Blueberry Compote

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 spread on homemade scones (recipes here).

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 yoghurt and you've got another easy Christmas breakfast idea.

American Style Breakfast Pancake Recipe

Full English croissants

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

Croissant Sandwich Recipe with Bacon and Eggs

Posh breakfast muffins

Make festive mornings 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

Check out this easy french toast recipe with cinnamon raisin bagels, boozy bourbon and sweet maple butter – perfect for an indulgent Christmas morning brunch.

French Toast Bagel Recipe

Greens and gruyère toastie

Check out our quick and easy toast recipe from food writer John Gregory-Smith. This oozy fried cheese sandwich is made using swiss chard, cream and gruyère cheese - the perfect indulgent brunch.

Gruyère Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Cranberry and almond muffins

Packed full of seasonal produce, these wintry muffins are guaranteed to get you in the Christmas morning breakfast mood. The perfect mix of sweet and sour, they also make a great on-the-go brunch recipe.

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 - which is the law when it's Christmas morning breakfast. Add some allspice and cloves to the cinnamon if you want make your French toast extra festive. Everyone will love this easy and super indulgent Christmas breakfast idea.

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

If the previous pancakes recipe doesn't take your fancy, try these fluffy ricotta pancakes with whipped honey butter. They're a bit special and perfect for Christmas morning breakfast. If you haven’t tried whipping butter, try this. It makes it light and airy and allows you to add in more subtle sweet or savoury flavours for a slightly more relaxed start to the big day.

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

Christmas morning cranberry butter

Our cranberry butter is a delicious topping for waffles or pancakes in a Christmas morning breakfast or brunch. 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 delicious smoked salmon feel like an indulgence, but this dish comes in at under 300 calories, meaning you can have a little bit of luxury first thing and still hit up one of our other Christmas breakfast recipes for brunch!

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

Smoked Salmon Toast Recipe with Avocado

Gruyère, fig and prosciutto croissants

Part of what characterises Christmas celebrations is salty meat and sweet fruit in the same mouthful. 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 brunch waffles

Our mix and match brunch waffles are a little more work but are the perfect recipe for a lazy 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 but perfect any time of year.

Easy Pancake Recipe with Espresso

Quick croque madame

Croque madame is a classic favourite and this quick version makes for an easy and indulgent Christmas morning breakfast. Ready in just 30 minutes, it's a perfect comfort food start to the festivities ahead.

Easy Croque Madame RecipeEasy Croque Madame Recipe

Roasted tomatoes and avocado on toast

Take Christmas morning breakfast or brunch up a few health notches with this delicious 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