I don’t know what Christmas morning is like in your house, but our house can be crazy with excitement, extra family, friends and breakfast. I like to have my breakfast planned so we can all enjoy each other on Christmas morning. It also needs to be easy and delicious so everyone eats.
Usually it is the kids who are a little more particular about what we are having, so I admit I do gear the menu towards pleasing them. Anything that is festive is usually a crowd-pleaser, and if it tastes great I can make it work. And when I have been working all morning and I’m really hungry, it’s a bonus!
Below are some super easy and kid friendly Christmas morning breakfast ideas we might try this holiday season. Check them out and see which ones you can add to your family’s favorites!
Kid Friendly Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas
Baked French Toast Cups
I have found that French Toast is always a breakfast favorite in my house. These Baked French Toast Cups are dredged in the ingredients so they have an amazing flavor. They can be baked in a muffin pan so you can make twelve at a time. Feel free to put in any add ins that appeal to your family (we love chocolate chips!).
The best part about this easy Christmas morning breakfast recipe is they can be baked a couple nights before and frozen until you are ready to heat and eat!
Find the baked french toast cups recipe at Mom To Mom Nutrition
Christmas Santa Pancakes
These pancakes have a great flavor but even more is the idea that it can be a craft for whoever is eating with you. Just make the pancakes and everyone makes their own Santa. It’s an easy recipe that only requires a few simple ingredients. Be prepared to wow your family with your mad culinary skills when you frame out Santa’s face for the pancakes. Be sure to take a lot of pictures because it will be a memorable Christmas moment!
Recipe by Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons.
Buffet Pancake Dippers
Ok, as moms we need to face the reality that finger foods sometimes are best and even if you want to be a little fancy, Christmas morning may not be the best time. I love the idea that the bacon strip is inside of a pancake in this recipe, making one easy dish that can be easily held and dipped in syrup or jam. The recipe is so easy, the kids will probably be asking to help you cook these. Because you know, bacon. They’re cooked just as you would cook regular pancakes. When they are done and cooled, you have a great finger food.
Recipe by Lady Behind the Curtain.
Canned Biscuit Waffles
Who knew??? This is so easy and inexpensive. The flaky canned biscuits are turned into waffles in your waffle iron. Then pair them with either fresh cut up fruit or a syrup bar with different flavors of syrup. This is easy and quick but oh so delicious. My children love waffles but I never want to mess with the waffle iron because the batter sticks and they end up looking ugly. The biscuit trick is the answer to simple waffles.
Recipe and full instructions at Sweet Nothings BJ.
Ham, Egg and Cheese Bread Bowls
What fun for everyone to fill up a hollowed out bread bowl, fill with favorite omelet toppings, add egg and bake. The only catch is the bread bowl needs to be sealed with ham or bacon at the bottom or on the sides so the egg does not seep into the bread and can bake properly. You can even set up an omelet bar for a DIY bread bowl! Then wrap them and line them up on a cookie sheet and bake.
Recipe is by RecipeTin Eats
Fruit and Yogurt Cones
Why not semi-healthy finger food for everyone? Since I wrote about cutting up fresh fruit for the biscuit waffles this would be a good place to use the rest of the fruit. Purchase or make homemade waffle cones. Each person then puts their choice of yogurt in the cone and puts fruit on top for a cone parfait. Offer mini chocolate chips or granola for added variety. Kids will love making their own Fruit and Yogurt Cones.
This recipe is by Wizzley
This is delicious and easy to make. I don’t think anything that has a hash brown crust would taste bad. The crust is so easy to make and bake, and it gets nice and crispy. While the crust is cooking, brown some bacon, scramble some eggs, add some diced ham, green peppers, onion and whatever else sounds good. Layer all of this on top of the hash brown crust and finish with your favorite cheese. Bake in the oven to melt the cheese and slice it like a pizza. Yum! Simple and easy finger food that your kids will love.
Recipe is by The Gunny Sack.
Rice Krispie Christmas Trees
I know this is not a normal breakfast treat, however these are adorable to make and have as place cards for each child on Christmas morning. The Rice Krispie Treats are shaped into a cone and then icing is used for garland and mini M&Ms for lights. Use a small gift card tag and attached it to the bottom of the tree with the name of each child. They can always eat it later if you don’t want to serve them for breakfast, but they are too cute to not make.
Recipe is from Cooking Pinterest.
This recipe is for your slow cooker. It uses white hot chocolate, however the name “Snowman Soup” is from the huge marshmallow faces that you float in the hot chocolate when it is done. The marshmallows have candy faces. The hot chocolate is made with milk, half and half, white chocolate chips, and crushed peppermint candy. Serve it up in a mug with a floating snowman and watch the Christmas Magic begin.
This recipe is by Following in My Shoes
8 Minute Mini Cinnamon Rolls
I am not sure why, but Cinnamon Rolls were always a tradition in our house for breakfast on every holiday. This recipe is so much easier than what my mom use to insist we make and a lot faster. This recipe uses crescent rolls as the dough, a cinnamon sugar mixture and a maple syrup flavored icing. They are baked in mini muffin tins and I’m sure you won’t have any leftovers!
Recipe is by Iowa Girl Eats.
Breakfast in a Blanket
This is for sure a take on Pig in a Blanket but has eggs, bacon and cheese rolled up in the dough and then baked to a golden brown. The most time consuming part is cooking the bacon and so I cook it the night before to make sure I have as much time with my family as possible on Christmas morning. So eggs, bacon and cheese in a crescent roll that turns out delicious. I also like that it’s easy enough for the kids to help me with because I love to cook with them.
Recipe from Delish.
Cracked Out Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
Well of course, as in most cracked recipes, this one is bound to be addicting with bacon, ranch dressing and cheddar cheese. The tots, bacon and cheese get tossed together and topped with ranch. Make small dipping bowls of ketchup and ranch dressing. This Christmas morning treat will definitely make them happy because what kid doesn’t love tater tots?!
Recipe is by Plain Chicken.
Frozen Yogurt Raspberries
These look a little time consuming but as a special festive treat, it is worth it. These are like popping an ice cream bite in your mouth-delicious but healthier! Place these in a small bowl when ready to eat and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.
Recipe is by Super Healthy Kids.
Silly Nativity Sheep
A whole sheep made out of fruit using banana slices, and green and purple grapes. It is almost like a giant puzzle that can be put together by each one of your children. I suggest cutting the fruit up before everyone sits down at the table. Then make a sample sheep and everyone can do their own on a plate. These Silly Nativity Sheep are a fun way to encourage your little ones to start eating fruit.
Recipe is by Blessed Beyond Crazy.
Gluten Free Mini Pancake Skewers
These Gluten Free Mini Pancake Skewers are so cute. Use this pancake recipe and make quarter size pancakes. Then use cut up fruit and peanut butter or hazelnut spread to create skewers. The fruit and spread help keep the pancakes moist for a cute breakfast treat. Get creative and invent your own skewers.
This recipe is by Garnish with Lemon
I like having something easy to satisfy all the Grinch’s in my house. They think it is funny when I call them a grinch. Make this juice in a large glass jug so you can see the unique color of the juice. It is a very simple lemon lime flavor with orange juice and lemon juice. This juice can be made the night before and put in the fridge to cool.
This recipe is by Sandy Toes and Popsicles.
Why not have Grinch Cookies on your breakfast table to go with the Grinch juice. This cookie is so simple and has a little heart on it to show how the Grinch’s heart grew 2 sizes that day. It is cute to decorate one small area of your table dedicated to the fun story about the Grinch. If you have the book, read it during breakfast. The Grinch Cookie is made like a sugar cookie but to make it even easier they use a cake mix to avoid having to add to much else.
Recipe is by In Katrina’s Kitchen
Caramel Apple Grapes
I know most people make these with alcohol but you can make them kid-friendly. Make them just like a mini caramel apple bite but with grapes as the green apple. Everyone is going to love all the finger foods you have found for a fun breakfast.
This recipe can be found on Delish.
Maple Candied Bacon Strips
I did not think any recipe could top just old fashioned cooked bacon. However, my children love to dip bacon in maple syrup so when I saw the recipe I had to try it. This sweet but savory recipe is delicious and the strips stand up for easy finger food.
Get the full recipe on Closet Cooking.
Kid Friendly Pumpkin Spice Latte
At the end of breakfast the adults will settle back with coffee. I like the idea that the children have their own special latte to relax with and this kid Friendly Pumpkin Spice Latte has no coffee. This special treat actually has some pumpkin in it and all those great spices that help make a pumpkin pie. Add a whipped topping and sprinkles on top and everyone feels special.
This recipe is by Chelsea’s Messy Apron.