Christmas is the one day of the year when everyone is actually a morning person. While the little ones run down to see what presents Santa delivered under the tree, you’re probably making a beeline for the coffee pot. Whether or not you open gifts first thing, something that is definitely on the schedule on Dec. 25 is a big breakfast with your fam. If you want to make a delicious feast to kickstart your day, try some Christmas morning breakfast recipes from TikTok for savory and sweet ideas.
Foodie TikTok has so many recipe ideas for the holiday season that you can build a whole menu just by scrolling and bookmarking videos. You can grab dish ideas for all meals of the day, like an autumn harvest feast, seasonal cocktails, and festive cookies that you can serve up at all kinds of holiday gatherings. While Christmas dinner is an important meal, some might argue that Christmas breakfast is the real star of the day, because it just hits different with the cozy vibes of ripping up presents by the tree.
You can always go to the bakery to grab pastries to munch on with your cup of coffee, but these Christmas morning recipes are much more hearty and makes enough to serve the whole crew. If your family or roommates like to enjoy a big breakfast after unwrapping all your gifts, you could even whip up an entire festive meal with eggs, bacon, and holiday-themed cinnamon rolls. Whatever you’re in the mood for on Christmas morning, you can find it from this list of 10 Christmas morning breakfast recipes on TikTok.
If you know you’ll be busy with all the excitement on Christmas morning, TikToker @slami_lami has a recipe you can make ahead on Christmas Eve. This cinnamon roll bake hack from TikTok uses heavy whipping cream and brown sugar and can be easily stored in your fridge for you to just pop in the oven to warm up in the morning. Yummly also has a recipe for cinnamon roll bites that are easy for sharing with the whole fam if you want something you can grab and go.
If you really don’t have the energy to whip up something elaborate, just make a simple Christmas morning breakfast board. Think of this as a breakfast charcuterie board that your family can snack on throughout the day. Follow TikToker @malloryhudsonxo’s lead by arranging fruit, croissants, and bagels in an Insta-worthy design that is easy to grab.
One easy way to turn your regular breakfast into something festive is to make it green. TikToker @iamvalerieanne demonstrates how fun it can be to have just a stack of Grinch-inspired green pancakes, using food coloring. You could even make a batch of red pancakes as well and top with whipped cream and holiday sprinkles ($30, Fancy Sprinkles).
Following TikToker @zzzachariah is a real treat. Zachariah always has hilarious videos of trying different baking trends, and this pull apart Christmas tree TikTok does not disappoint. All you need to do is roll out a puff pastry and create a Christmas tree design in it. For breakfast, spread on something sweet like Nutella or cinnamon roll filling before placing the other half of your puff pastry on top.
After slicing and twisting the branches of your Christmas tree (that you’ll pull apart later), you’re ready to pop in the oven and let it bake for 15 minutes. Once that’s done, you’re ready to serve! There’s even a savory version you can enjoy for Christmas lunch.
Ready-to-bake cinnamon rolls are super easy to make on Christmas morning. You just need to pop them in the oven, but they could also be a bit more festive. That’s where this tutorial by TikToker @kalli.likethestate comes in handy. By simply arranging your cinnamon rolls in a Christmas tree shape and using food coloring in your icing, you’ll have a super cute cinnamon roll Christmas tree to serve first thing.
Another tree-rific breakfast idea is this waffle Christmas tree from TikToker @celiacnonna. Using your waffle maker at home, make waffles of various sizes to stack from largest to smallest. This will create the Christmas tree look. Decorate with fresh fruit as your ornaments, sprinkle with powdered sugar to look like snow, and enjoy!
Oatmeal is another great breakfast idea, especially if it’s just you and your partner or roomies on Christmas morning. This gingerbread man oatmeal recipe from TikToker @idahuang_ tastes just like the classic cookie and includes festive spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. If you prefer overnight oats, grab this gingerbread overnight oats recipe from Yummly that uses yogurt and chia seeds, plus a cookie house topping.
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