Christmas Morning Breakfasts

While Christmas morning's main event is usually under the tree, a holiday family breakfast around the table can add to the magic of the morning, too. Whether your Christmas clan prefers savory egg dishes or sweet breads, these recipes will make a merry meal.

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Monica Buck

Pumpkin Pancakes

Your stock of canned pumpkin won't go to waste this holiday season. Make a batch of these nutrient-packed pancakes for your family (and houseguests) Christmas morning.

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Monica Buck

Asparagus Frittata

Don't spend your morning making eggs to order. This frittata is a total crowd-pleaser and it will only take you 15 minutes to get it in the oven!

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Monica Buck

Carrot Cake Parfait

Kids will be delighted with "dessert" for breakfast and parents will be pleased with the recipe's stellar nutrition facts.

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Scott Little

Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole

You've spent enough time preparing food for the holiday. Give yourself a break with this super simple recipe that is made in your slow cooker!

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Healthy Breakfast: 3 Quick Meals for Kids

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Ann Stratton

Banana Crunch Loaf

Bake off these loaves before the holiday madness begins, then store them in the freezer. Defrost on your counter overnight and enjoy the tasty bread in the morning. Your family and friends will cherish the homemade breakfast—and you'll save your sanity by making them ahead of time.

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Tina Rupp

Pumpkin Waffles with Cranberry Honey

Buttermilk, pumpkin, and whole wheat flour deliver holiday flavor hot off the waffle press. Simple cranberry honey offers a twist on traditional toppings.

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Tina Rupp

Ham & Egg Breakfast Cups with Hash Browns

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Alexandra Grablewski

Crazy Crepes

Leave the finishing touches of these ultra-thin pancakes to everyone's tastes and offer a variety of fillings for custom creations. Make the crepes to-order or prepare them the day before and gently reheat in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven on Christmas morning.

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Christmas Stollen

Stollen, a German Christmas tradition, is yeast bread studded with nuts, fruit, and citrus zest, and topped with sugar icing. The dough has to rise twice, so bake it a day ahead and enjoy toasted slices on Christmas morning.

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Stuffed French Toast

This French toast puts sweet and savory into one over-the-top breakfast. Cinnamon cream cheese and crispy crumbles of salty turkey bacon fill jumbo slices of bread. Only the Christmas stockings will be more stuffed!

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Mark Thomas

Farmer's Quiche

For an easy Christmas morning breakfast, assemble part of the quiche ahead of time then finish and bake in the morning. Use leftover Christmas Eve ham with potatoes, scallions, and cheese for this savory egg pie.

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Chocolate Applesauce Bread

Applesauce adds moisture to this chocolate quick bread studded with peanuts. The batter comes together quickly and the bread bakes for about an hour -- while everyone sits around the tree. Round out breakfast with mugs of coffee and cocoa.

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Tina Rupp

Spinach & Swiss Strata

Basically a savory bread pudding, a strata packs plenty of flavor and ingredients into an easy-to-assemble, hearty breakfast. Eggs, vegetables, sausage, and cheese tossed with cubes of bread bake while you open presents in your pj's.

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Chocolate Pancakes

It's tough to trump Santa's treasures, but chocolate pancakes might turn a few heads! Cocoa powder and chocolate chunks turn quick baking mix into a special occasion breakfast treat.

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German Pancakes

With just a few ingredients, this pancake puffs impressively like a soufflé when it bakes. It looks fancy enough for a special Christmas breakfast, but is easy enough to pull off in the midst of the morning bustle.

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Alan Richardson

Honey-Cinnamon Twists

These yeast dough twists require an overnight rise and a second rise just before baking so get started on Christmas Eve. Create a tradition by requesting everyone help with twisting the dough.The whole family will look forward to the way the kitchen smells on Christmas morning.

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Ryan Liebe

Sticky-Bun Skillet Cake

Recipe by Laraine Perri

Store-bought pizza dough is the basis for this clever twist on sticky rolls. Don't expect any leftovers!

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Ryan Liebe

Monte Cristo Strata

Recipe by Laraine Perri

Assemble this hearty breakfast dish the night before, so all you need to do on Christmas morning is pop it in the oven.

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Ryan Liebe

Pesto-and-Egg Breakfast Pizza

Recipe by Laraine Perri

Pizza for breakfast? You bet! Scrambled eggs make a fun topping for this kid-friendly dish.

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Ryan Liebe

Greek-Yogurt Trifle

Recipe by Laraine Perri

Using frozen berries for this colorful dish? Just make sure to defrost them for several hours before assembling your trifle.

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