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The Best Christmas Breakfast Ideas of 2022

The Best Christmas Breakfast Ideas of 2022 - theskinnyfoodco

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, there's no denying it. It fuels our bodies for the day ahead and gives us the energy to carry out day-to-day tasks. Whether you're a breakfast-on-the-go type or you like to sit down and enjoy a delicious crispy bacon sandwich, eating breakfast is vital for a healthy diet. 

But on Christmas day, everything changes! We throw out our typical breakfast routines and replace them with more creative breakfast ideas, whether that's holiday season recipes, or breakfast treats you'd typically save for special occasions. Christmas breakfast is the perfect introduction to the most magical day of the year. 

We're counting down our top 5 favourite Christmas celebration breakfasts in the run-up to the big day. 


1. Fluffy Pancakes 

American-style fluffy pancakes with maple syrup, chocolate spread and bananas


Perfect for every member of the family, old & young, fluffy American-style pancakes are easily one of the best breakfast recipes, they're customisable so that everyone can enjoy their favourite flavours, whether that's classic with maple syrup or chocolate chips for the chocolate lovers.

For the perfect pancake recipe, take a look at our cinnamon & maple pancakes, which can be completely customised to incorporate your favourite pancake stacks flavours. Alternatively, check out our great pancake-sharing stack guide

There are endless pancake topping options with American-style fluffy pancakes, our personal favourites include;

  1. Fresh Fruit (Strawberries, Blackberries & Cherries) Paired with our Maple Syrup
  2. Chocolate Spread 
  3. Healthy Greek Yogurt and Vegan Honey
  4. Crispy Bacon 
  5. Chocolate & Banana Pancakes 


American Style Pancakes FAQs


  • Why are my American-style pancakes not fluffy? 


The trick to making the best American-style fluffy pancakes, is not to over-mix, if your pancake batter is over-mixed then you will result in a relatively average pancake,  which can be flat & chewy. 


  • How long should you cook a pancake before flipping it? 


An easy way to tell if your pancake is ready to flip is to wait till the bubbles start appearing on the upward-facing side. Once you can see bubbles formulating on the top your pancake has set and is ready to be flipped. 


2. Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Bagels 


Smoked salmon bagels with cream cheese and black peppercorn


A personal favourite at Skinny Food HQ, the smoked salmon & cream cheese bagels is one of the more luxurious breakfast choices this Christmas. 

Alongside being an absolutely delicious breakfast menu option, the smoked salmon & cream cheese bagels are easy to make, all you'll need is: 

  • A pack of your favourite bakery-style bagels, we prefer sesame sourdough bagels, but feel free to use your own homemade bagels or white-seeded bagel buns.
  • 250g Smoked Salmon
  • 200g Cream cheese (or Lemon Cream Cheese) 
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice 
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives


3. French Toast


French toast with fresh fruit blueberries and bananas


There's nothing quite like pairing some delicious French toast with your favourite cup of coffee, and on Christmas French Toast is a crowd-pleaser across the board. 

Made with all things nice cinnamon, vanilla, butter & brioche - it's easy to pair your favourite morning breakfast French toast with fruits, syrups & icing sugar for a simple yet effective bite for breakfast.


How To Make French Toast 


Step 1:  Whisk together 2 large eggs, 100ml of whole milk, 40ml double cream, 2 tsp vanilla extract (or our deliciously calorie-free vanilla cheesecake flavouring), and 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon in a large 

Step 2:  Gently soak your brioche bread in your egg & milk mixture until the mixture has soaked into both sides (usually 3-4 minutes) before frying on a non-stick for 2 minutes on each side on a medium heat

Step 3: Decorate to your liking, we like using fresh berries & golden syrup, topped with a gentle serving of icing sugar. However other popular choices include a chocolate sauce or berry jam


4. Cinnamon Rolls


cinnamon rolls with fresh hot coffees for simple breakfast



There are a handful of flavours & spices that scream the festive season, and cinnamon is definitely one of them, the warm spices uplift the simplest of recipes giving them an uplifting warm flavourful boost.

Our Cinnamon rolls are made from scratch using only the finest ingredients, including real butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, raisins, pecans, and a pinch of salt. 

They're baked up in a classic roll shape and served hot with a generous helping of icing sugar, this recipe is one of our favourites through the entire festive holidays and is a great sweet treat for breakfast.

In fact, some of our favourite pastries make a great breakfast board on Christmas from Cinnamon rolls to croissants, you can enjoy a breakfast hamper of your favourite patisseries as an elegant alternative to heavy breakfasts.

This recipe is also available as a vegan-friendly alternative, ideal for those looking for the best vegan breakfast special this Christmas. For more information on our vegan cinnamon rolls, take a look at our recipe. 


5. Christmas Breakfast Casserole


sausage and egg casserole



This is probably the easiest morning breakfast menu on our list, purely because it can be made ahead of time and can incorporate the simplest of ingredients without having to cost a fortune, allowing you to spend more time and money on the main event, the Christmas dinner!

Making your easy breakfast casserole recipe takes only a few minutes to prepare and includes: 

  • 500g sausage meat of your choice 
  • 2 tsp mustard powder
  • 4 large eggs (whisked) 
  • 450ml of milk
  • 4 slices of toasted bread (or bagels) 
  • 200g of cheddar cheese (grated) 

Following the recipe, it's fairly straightforward, you'll need to pre-cook your sausage meat in a large non-stick frying pan until browned. 

In a separate mixing bowl mix together the remaining ingredients and pour them into a casserole dish

Add your cooked sausage meat to the casserole dish and store in the fridge to cool overnight before baking. 

Bake for 30 minutes in the morning and enjoy!


Traditional Christmas Breakfast Ideas 


Hopefully, you found Christmas breakfast ideas inspiring, to make the perfect breakfast for you and the whole family it's important to find your preferences, whether that's a savoury breakfast filled with meats and cheeses, or a deli breakfast that focuses on pastries and sweet treats.

There are hundreds of options that could be the perfect breakfast dish for you and your family, whether it's one from the above list, breakfast muffins, breakfast tacos or maybe it's a simple glass of bucks fizz whilst prepping the dinner. Let us know what your favourite Christmas breakfasts are, tag us on social media with your inspired creations this Xmas! 



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