Kick-start the festivities with a special breakfast or brunch. Whether you prefer sweet, savoury or both, these dishes are sure to please the whole family on Christmas morning.


For the ultimate selection of breakfast ideas, see our Christmas brunch recipes and Christmas breakfast recipes.

Once you’ve gotten the foodie festivities kicked off in style, continue the magic with our Christmas dinner recipes. And make sure not to skimp on the festive drinks! We have a great selection of Christmas drinks and cocktails with options suitable for everyone.

1. Twisted spiced bread with honey & tahini butter

Twisted bread next to a pot of honey and tahini butter and an espresso

Bake this twisted spiced bread for a showstopping brunch. This Middle Eastern-inspired loaf is laced with cinnamon, cardamom and sesame and served with a moreish homemade spread.

Try baking up more Christmassy loaves with our Christmas bread recipes.

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2. Gingerbread pancakes

Stack of pancakes on a plate topped with yogurt and candied ginger

These warming pancakes are the perfect start to Christmas Day. They're loaded with festive gingerbread flavours, and made extra indulgent with chopped dates and a generous dollop of crème fraîche.

For more ideas, see our Christmas breakfast recipes.

3. Panettone French toast

Two plates of panettone French toast topped with cream, syrup and dried fruit

If you’ve got a panettone sitting around and you’re not sure what to do with it, then our panettone French toast is a great decadent breakfast that will make your Christmas morning feel extra special.

For more ways to enjoy your panettone, check out our helpful guide on how to serve panettone.

4. Vegan cinnamon buns

Vegan cinnamon buns topped with icing on a large plate

Enjoy a vegan version of these classic buns, filled with cinnamon butter and drizzled with cinnamon icing. You can also freeze them, making them a great make-ahead breakfast as you just need to partially bake and then they’re ready for you to pop in the oven from frozen.

Save time and stress on Christmas day with more of our make-ahead Christmas recipes.

5. Cured salmon build-your-own bagel board


Build your brunch buffet around this cured salmon board. Make your own cured salmon up to four days in advance, then serve on Christmas morning with a dill & lemon cream cheese, homemade pickle, toasted bagels, sliced rye bread, salmon caviar and caper berries.

Find more ideas in our Christmas salmon collection.

6. Stollen muffins

Stollen muffins on a plate with one in front that has been ripped into

Add these sweet stollen muffins to your breakfast spread. Filled with the flavours of a classic German Christmas bake, they're easy to prepare in advance: weigh and mix all your dry ingredients on Christmas Eve, put your butter in the microwave ready to be melted in the morning, and measure out your yogurt and store in the fridge until you're ready to bake.

Bake up even more sweet treats with our Christmas baking recipes.

7. Apple, cardamom & stem ginger granola

Tray of apple, cardamom and stem ginger granola along with two glass jars of the same.

This Christmas granola makes a great gift for the festive period, as you can give it to friends and family in cute glass jars, which will keep it fresh for a month. However, it’s so deliciously moreish that you might simply choose to enjoy it yourself! Top with Greek yogurt or milk, and if you’ve got a sweet tooth, maybe a drizzle of honey or maple syrup for a quick and simple breakfast.

Discover more granola recipes for the perfect breakfast to start your day.

8. Ham & cheese croissants

Croissant filled with ham and cheese

Recreate this café breakfast favourite at home. We’ve used gruyère, but any good melting cheese will work. It’s quick and easy, taking only 15 minutes from start to finish, and you only need five ingredients.

Check out more of our cheese recipe ideas.

9. Brioche breakfast bake with crispy bacon

Brioche bread and butter pudding with blueberries and bacon.

This easy breakfast bake contains all your favourite morning essentials in one dish, including a French-toast style brioche base, fresh berries, crispy bacon and a drizzle of sweet maple syrup.

For more scrumptious bakes, see our brunch collection.

10. Cheese & bacon turnovers

Tray of cheese and bacon turnovers

These savoury pastries are an easy handheld breakfast or lunch option, meaning you aren’t tied to your kitchen table during Christmas morning festivities. Watch as children open their presents with one hand and can devour these pastries with the other.

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