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30 Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Christmas Morning

December 19, 2014

There’s no reason you can’t welcome Christmas with a healthful twist! Here are 30 Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Christmas Morning.

Yes, I am well aware that I don’t celebrate Christmas and that technically Christmas morning is like any other morning but you know how I feel about breakfast so you better bet I’ll be going jingle bells crazy on the 25th.

There's no reason you can't welcome Christmas with a healthful twist! Here are 30 Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Christmas Morning.The last couple of years I’ve celebrated Christmas with C’s family in Minnesota and it has been so much fun participating in their traditions and spending time with his amazing extended fam. I’m not sure if Christmas morning breakfast was a big deal to them before I came along but now that I’ve infiltrated, I’ve taken it upon myself to provide the fuel for gift unwrapping.

They’ve been such great sports even though I’ve totally gluten-freed their cinnamon rolls and healthified their pancakes. But I stand by my healthy breakfast choices or at the very least, providing a healthy option for those who might want it/are duped into eating it and had no idea it was healthy!

Luckily, I’m not the only one who feels this way. My fellow food bloggers have come up with some incredible holiday breakfast options that just might overshadow your presents. I’ve gone through and rounded up 30 of the best healthy breakfast recipes for Christmas morning from this elite group of bloggers and snuck in a few THM recipes along the way. All recipes are gluten-free and refined sugar-free. I’ve got some vegan and paleo options thrown in there too. Enjoy!

The taste of your favorite spicy tea in pancake form with the sweetness of apples! This pancake recipe just took breakfast to a whole new level!
Apple Chai Pancakes

Blueberry Oat Waffles from Edible Perspective

Paleo Cashew Pancakes from Everyday Maven

Peppermint Mocha Waffles

Pumpkin Chai French Toast

Sweet Potato and Pecan Pancakes

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Banana Fosters Cinnamon Rolls

Banana Gingerbread Muffins from Amy’s Healthy Baking

Gluten-Free Egg Nog Scones from Lauren Kelly Nutrition

Mocha Fudge Muffins from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Orange Cranberry Scones

Wild Blueberry Orange Scones from Running to the Kitchen

Slow-Cooker Apple Pie Steel-Cut Oatmeal - an easy breakfast made from wholesome ingredients but tastes like apple pie! //
Slow Cooker Apple Pie Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Apple Pistachio Granola from Fit Foodie Finds

Chai Spiced Pear Baked Steel-Cut Oatmeal from The Hummusapien

Gingerbread Granola from Ari’s Menu

Mocha Latte Breakfast Quinoa from Fit Foodie Finds

Quinoa Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bake from Jeanette’s Healthy Living

eggsblt-quiche-slice-noshBLT Crustless Quiche from Nosh and Nourish

Baked Chili Shakshuka

Eggs in Sweet Potato Nests from Tasting Page

Green Shakshuka with Smoky Socca from Dolly & Oatmeal

Mushroom and Goat Cheese Mini Frittatas

Roasted Asparagus and Goat Cheese Frittata from The Lemon Bowl

sidesApple-Onion-Chicken-Breakfast-Sausage-Paleo-3 Apple-Onion Chicken Breakfast Sausage from An Edible Mosaic

Simple Breakfast Potatoes from Minimalist Baker

Buffalo Chicken Hash from Food Faith Fitness

Butternut Squash Hash with Apples, Sausage and Kale from The Roasted Root

Coconut Bacon from Cookie and Kate

Waldorf Fruit Salad from Cupcakes and Kale Chips

What are your traditional Christmas morning breakfasts? Do you offer any healthy options?


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    December 19, 2014 at 5:19 am

    Haha, Nope. I can’t say it’s too healthy around here. We usually do Southern style biscuits, eggs, bacon, and sometimes gravy. Mmmmm, my favorite!!

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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food
    December 19, 2014 at 7:37 am

    These all look so good! Our Christmas mornings are usually so chaotic getting to several stops that breakfast isn’t really a big thing. I do love making a nice breakfast casserole or fritatta the day after though!

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
    December 19, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Breakfast is my THANG, so I want to eat ALL of these. Maybe I’ll have multiple Christmas morning breakfasts 😉
    Thanks for including my Buffalo Chicken Hash! Pinned!

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    December 19, 2014 at 7:45 am

    YES! Healthy cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning! So much better than those pillsbury ones… Can’t wait to make them! Thanks for the ideas!

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    December 19, 2014 at 11:53 am

    We celebrate christmas EVE, European style and not the morning, but I still love this choice of healthy goodness!!!

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    December 19, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Oh my goodness, I want all of this, all the time. I love breakfast but unfortunately I have yet to host Christmas morning so I don’t have much of a choice in the pickings. Saving this for all the breakfasts at home!

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    Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
    December 19, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    We always have cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning! I can’t wait 🙂

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    Alexis @ Hummusapien
    December 19, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    How have I still not tried those mocha pancakes?! Everything looks super dreamy. Thanks for sharing my oatzzzz!

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    Les @ The Balanced Berry
    December 19, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    My family usually goes the typical cinnamon roll route for Christmas…I don’t usually health it up but your Banana Fosters rolls look wonderful so I may need to make that happen 🙂

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    December 19, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    You like breakfast? Who are you?

    A great compilation and sorted for the next 30 days 😉

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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    December 19, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    My heart lies in this post right here, because my heart belongs to breakfast.
    I think I made some sort of French toast bake on Christmas morning last year, but we’ll actually be on the road this year, so overnight oats will be the way to go! But don’t worry, I’m gonna be making so many more of these delicious breakfasts throughout the holidays 🙂

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    December 21, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Breakfast used to not be healthy (egg casserole, biscuits, etc) but now it’s pretty light. I’m actually thinking about doing crab or something instead of actual Christmas dinner since I’m cooking this year, too…

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    Alyssa (Everyday Maven)
    December 21, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Great list! I think having an easy (and healthy) breakfast ready for Christmas morning makes the day so much more relaxing. Thanks for including mine and Happy Holidays!

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    Emily Hopper
    December 21, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    I really want to try Banana Cinnamon Rolls, it looks so delectable. This is one great list of what I really love to eat. Thanks for sharing!

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