Christmas Morning Recipes

Favorite healthy holiday breakfast and brunch recipes - including Vegan French Toast, Blueberry Baked Oatmeal and more!

Cacao Nib Strawberry Vegan Waffles

And the countdown begins! As a kid, Christmas morning was always the absolute BEST part of the year. For the special morning my family celebrated with one of 2 breakfast rituals – a can of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls or a box of Entenmann’s chocolate doughnuts. We loved it all – although my sister and I could honestly care less about the food because the morning was all about waking up and waiting sooooo patiently for my parents to get their coffee before we could start opening presents.

The recipe suggestions here are a little more homemade, but hey no judgement if you have a soft spot for soft canned cinnamon rolls :). Click directly on the photos to go to each recipe.

Pictured above: Cacao Nib Strawberry Vegan Waffles – these can be made ahead, frozen and popped into the toaster or toaster oven. Feel free to switch the cacao nibs for chocolate chips, blueberries or whatever filling your family likes.

Homemade Vanilla Hazelnut Milk

If you’re a parent, you’ll need your coffee but you’re gonna want to make it quick. Make this Homemade Vanilla Hazelnut Milk the day before – chill it overnight and then pour yourself the most decadent holiday morning latte.

Healthy Apple Cinnamon Muffins.

For something slightly sweet and nicely spiced, try these Healthy Apple Cinnamon Muffins.

Or on a savory note, this Spring Onion Frittata:

Spring Onion Frittata

… or there’s always one of the most popular recipes on this site, Vegan French Toast (or here’s a non-vegan version or a nutella stuffed version if you’re feeling extra indulgent):

Vegan French Toast

One of my new favorites, this Blueberry Coconut Baked Oatmeal is great for brunch.

Blueberry Coconut Baked Oatmeal

On a super cold holiday morning try this superfood Maca Cacao Hot Chocolate:

Maca Cacao Hot Chocolate

Holiday or not, I love a toasted slice of this super seedy Pumpkin Cranberry Nut Seed Loaf. It keeps for a few days in the fridge and it also freezes well.

Pumpkin Cranberry Nut Seed Loaf

Since it’s the holidays let’s celebrate! These Apple Mimosas are simple twist on the classic and they’re always a hit at brunch:

Apple Mimosas

Cheers friends! Christmas Morning Recipes

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  1. Ooo I’ll have to try the Vanilla Hazelnut milk! Everything on this list looks absolutely amazing!

  2. Alisa from crazybulkreviews.com.au
    12.22.2016

    Hi Jeanine! You have really to fresh blog. I love the way you write. Christmas morning is my Fav Blog Ever

  3. Thanks for listing out amazing options ….All the recipes mentioned for Christmas morning look delicious and I shall suggest this list to my friends too…

  4. Thank you so much for these yummy recipe ideas to make this holiday special! I know I’d love them all!

  5. Flora from theeverchanginghome.com
    12.22.2016

    Oh wow, these recipes look incredible! I’ve recently discovered your site, by the way, and love it! My mum and I are going to make your recently-posted brussel sprouts and avocado on toast this weekend ahead of Christmas… really excited to try!

    I like the idea of the hazelnut latte, I may try that one too! In our house, we tend to devour our chocolate selection boxes (naughty, right!!?), drink a glass of bucks fizz, and maybe have some toast… we generally leave the ‘proper food’ until lunchtime when we eat Christmas dinner together!

    Merry Christmas!
    Flora
    http://www.theeverchanginghome.com

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