13 Christmas Breakfast Ideas to Feed a Crowd

Words by: Family Farm Team

'Tis the season of entertaining...which means we've got Christmas breakfast ideas on the mind. We've gathered a few of our favorites that you can easily scale up to please all of your guests, from keto-friendly to protein-packed and everything in between.


1. Maple Pecan Croissant French Toast Bake

When traditional French toast doesn't seem quite over-the-top enough for Christmas morning, it's time for this maple pecan French toast bake. Boasting a thick layer of custard-soaked croissants nestled between pockets of cream cheese and pecans, this casserole is sure to bring the holiday magic with every crispy, crunchy, and maple-drizzled bite.


2. Eggs Baked in Tomato with Fennel and Feta

Grab your biggest skillet and rouse the family - this reimagined shakshuka will be ready by the time everyone has made their way downstairs. A bubbling hot bowl of baked eggs swimming in spiced tomato sauce and fresh fennel is the perfect pre- or post-gift-opening meal.


3. Popovers

When it's too early to open gifts, head to the kitchen and get to work on these flaky popovers. Best with a pat of butter and covered in colorful jams and marmalades, these warm pockets of goodness are sure to delight as much as the presents under the tree.


4. Baked Eggs with Chorizo and Hash Browns

Step away from the stove! Baked eggs are the way to go when you're feeding throngs of grandparents, in-laws, and cousins. Family members young and old will be delighted with these pre-portioned cups layered with crispy hash browns, salty chorizo, and bright herbs. You can even cook the yolks to each guest's desired doneness by adding a few minutes to the bake time.


5. Caramelized Onion and Gruyére Quiche

For all the keto guests at the table on Christmas morning, whip up this caramelized onion and gruyére quiche; no need to sacrifice that crispy crust. The golden brown top and velvety texture make this meal a Christmas present in and of itself.


6. Croque Madame Casserole

The beauty of this casserole is how much flavor is packed into it. For that, you can thank the melty Gruyère, salty pockets of ham, and silky smooth béchamel sauce that soaks into the crusty French bread in the oven. It's a special occasion dish that you'll look forward to serving every Christmas morning from here on out.


7. Mini Cheese and Ham Quiches

Sometimes less is more when it comes to Christmas breakfast - there are so many other moments to celebrate and memories to make. If you're going the finger food route rather than making one big dish, these mini cheese and ham quiches are a great addition to your spread. They're simple, classic, and kid-friendly.


8. Eggnog French Toast

For a sweet and oh-so-delicious Christmas breakfast, look no further than this eggnog French toast. It speaks for itself: thick-cut brioche soaked in eggnog, a drizzle of maple syrup, and a dollop of whipped cream...what's not to love?


9. Cheesy Hash Brown Baskets With Sausage

When you're feeding a horde of hungry kids eager to open presents or make their first snowmen of the season on the big day, cooking eggs and bacon to order simply isn't realistic—so pop a few batches of these hash brown baskets in the oven. They're filled with everyone's favorite breakfast foods nestled into crispy, cheesy potato cups.


10. Eggs Benedict Bread Pudding

Eggs Benedict can be tricky to make for a crowd, but it's always a favorite. Our solution? Eggs Benedict bread pudding dotted with fresh chives and Canadian ham, served with a side of rich hollandaise sauce. The second you get a whiff of this piping hot casserole fresh out of the oven, it just might become a new Christmas tradition at your house.


11. Eggs Benedict on Latkes

We're always looking for ways to combine all our favorite breakfast foods. Enter eggs Benedict on latkes with smoked salmon. This mashup will look beautiful on your Christmas breakfast table and has something to please everyone's palate.


12. Sheet Pan Shakshuka

Shakshuka has long been a flavorful brunch staple, but who has time to stand at the stove when there's a full house to feed? This sheet pan shakshuka is the perfect solution. Boasting an entire 9" x 13" pan full of onion, bell pepper, feta, and spices all bubbling away in a rich tomato sauce, this hands-off recipe is sure to please both the crowd and the cook.


13. Brown Butter Banana Bread

Nothing compliments the comfort, joy, and coziness of Christmas morning more than the familiar aroma of fresh banana bread baking away in the oven. Made with delightfully nutty browned butter and whole wheat flour, this elevated version of the classic quick bread brings a perfect balance of elegance and nostalgia to the most wonderful day of the year.


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