11 Fun and Festive Holiday Breakfast Ideas

The holiday season is in full swing. It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be one of the busiest. With all the hustle and bustle of buying gifts, attending parties, and wrapping up projects before the New Year, starting the day off right with a hearty breakfast is a must. Make your mornings merry and bright with one of these eleven breakfast ideas.

1. Eggnog French Toast Casserole

A white casserole dish filled with a row of french toast.
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This Eggnog French Toast Casserole is a delicious holiday treat. There are only a few dishes I can prepare that really, truly bring the entire family running to the breakfast table, and this is one of them.

2. Pumpkin Waffles

A large stack of pumpkin waffles served on a plate with chocolate syrup and whipped cream over the top.
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This healthy pumpkin waffles recipe is a great way to start your day. The recipe combines warm maple syrup, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice.

3. Baked Oatmeal

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A good baked oatmeal recipe just makes life easier. You can make them ahead or simply prep them the night before to cook in the morning. They freeze well and feed as many people as you need to feed.

4. Coffee Cake

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This coffee cake recipe has delicious style. Made with healthy ingredients, it can easily be made totally gluten-free and dairy-free, too.

5. Garlic Mushroom And Spinach Frittata

A closeup of a slice of spinach mushroom frittata on a white surface.
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This garlic mushroom and spinach frittata makes the perfect, protein-packed breakfast. Frittatas are a great breakfast when you want something simple and quick to make.

6. Mini Egg Muffins

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These mini egg muffins are the perfect meal prep breakfast! Make a couple of batches to get you through the entire week!

7. Apple Monkey Bread

A closeup of apple monkey bread on a white platter.
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Serve a hot batch of Apple Monkey Bread for a nostalgic and comforting breakfast meal for the family. It’s the perfect start to your holiday morning, especially when paired with coffee.

8. Fluffy Waffles

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Savor the most fluffy and light waffles you’ll ever have. This Fluffy Waffles recipe is the best way to enjoy your holiday mornings, especially with the crispy and crunchy waffle crust.

9. Maple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

An overhead view of frosted cinnamon rolls.
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Breakfast time has never been more delicious. Serve this Maple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls to your family and watch it disappear. Now you can make your holiday breakfasts more exciting.

10. Maple Pecan Muffins

Closeup of a single maple pecan muffin with a single pecan on top.
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Maple Pecan Muffins are the most delicious and nostalgic breakfast treat. There is nothing better than this to start your morning right. It’s infused with pecan and maple syrup flavor.

11. Oatmeal Pumpkin Dutch Baby Pancake

An overhead view of an oatmeal pumpkin dutch baby in a cast iron skillet. A pat of butter melts on top of the Dutch baby.
Photo Credit: Coley Cooks.

A thick slice of this Oatmeal Pumpkin Dutch Baby Pancake in the morning might become your new holiday tradition. It’s filled with healthy ingredients like oats and pumpkin puree, as well as warm spices like cinnamon and ginger.

Love Coffee For Breakfast But Not All The Sugar?

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If you need alternatives for putting processed sugar in your coffee, here are some ideas for making your morning cup of Joe a little healthier.

Do You Love Smoothies For Breakfast?

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Smoothies are great for helping you get more servings of fruits and veggies into your diet. But there are ways to amplify their benefits even further.

Struggling With Trying To Eat Healthier? This Can Help

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We all have good intentions when it comes to eating healthier. But actually doing it can be a hurdle many struggle with. These tips can help get you over the hump and on your way to eating and feeling better.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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