Christmas breakfast recipes: Rudolph pancakes

Christmas breakfast recipes

Kick-start your festive celebrations with a special Christmas breakfast. Whether it's festive spiced loaf, pancakes or 'reindeer food', Christmas starts here.

9 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This festive bread can be made ahead and frozen and makes a lovely treat for breakfast on Christmas morning

3 hrs and 10 mins
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11 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

The ultimate Christmas breakfast treat, these American-style pancakes are lightly spiced with ginger and cinnamon, topped with maple syrup and dates

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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9 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

These little cakes are filled with all the festive, fruity flavours of this classic German Christmas bake - ideal for Christmas morning or a teatime treat

40 mins
Easy
34 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Get your poaching technique honed and serve up this brunch classic- it's easily-doubled to feed a family or crowd

35 mins
A challenge
7 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

The perfect treat to serve up for Boxing Day brunch, panettone is easy to make if you have a food processor fitted with a dough blade

4 hrs
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11 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

These crispy hash browns can be made ahead and reheated from frozen - ideal for unexpected Christmas visitors

35 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
4 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Make Christmas breakfast fun with fluffy reindeer pancakes. Two squeezy bottles, a jug and a dash of food colouring will make Rudolph come to life!

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Bake a batch of these sweet German buns over Christmas and enjoy at breakfast or teatime... or both

2 hrs and 45 mins
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13 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Start Christmas Day with a delicious breakfast you can make ahead of time. Banana bread is a family favourite, and mincemeat takes it up a notch

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Gather the family round on Christmas morning and dig in to our indulgent spread, made up of homemade cured salmon, a quick pickle, plus zesty dill and lemon cream cheese

25 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
30 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Treat yourself to a lazy brunch with these American-style fluffy pancakes with pancetta and maple drizzle

40 mins
Easy
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These light cakes may just be the perfect pudding after an enormous Christmas dinner

40 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Stewed fruit in spiced compote sauce makes a great topping for a warming oat-pot on a chilly morning

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 1.0 out of 5 star rating

Fill American-style pancakes with mincemeat for a seasonal treat. They're perfect for brunch over the festive period, or even an indulgent Christmas Day breakfast

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Versions of this cake – a fruity Brioche-like bread – are eaten all over Europe on Twelfth Night. Buried inside is a trinket, and whoever finds it, is king for the day

4 hrs and 15 mins
A challenge
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Rustle up this vegan bubble & squeak brunch with the veggie leftovers from your Christmas Day dinner. Perfect for a lazy start to Boxing Day

20 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
29 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Make homemade brioche and enjoy with jam or butter for breakfast. It takes a little effort, but the results of this sweet, soft bread are well worth it

1 hr and 15 mins
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Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy smoked salmon with coddled eggs, capers and gruyère cheese for a Christmas starter. It’s also great for breakfast or brunch over the festive holidays

30 mins
Easy
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Turn Eggs Benedict into a gourmet treat, perfect for a celebration breakfast or indulgent brunch - use shop bought muffins to save time

1 hr and 5 mins
A challenge
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

With abundant brassicas, there's often leftovers - create a hash brown-like breakfast dotted with apple and walnut

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Try an exotic brunch of spiced Turkish-style eggs. Using canned tomatoes and shop-bought flatbreads means less prep time on a leisurely morning

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

These beautifully spiced Swedish-style pastries are fantastic with a cup of coffee

2 hrs and 30 mins
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2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Serve this gravadlax-style salmon on Christmas morning with bagels, or for festive canapés. It's inspired by a New York deli breakfast

1 hr and 5 mins
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Gluten-free
12 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Pile 'em high - these simple and scrumptious buttermilk pancakes are guaranteed to be a real crowd pleaser

50 mins
Easy
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