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28 Small-Scale Christmas Breakfast Ideas

Fill up on these wintry favorites before you open presents. These breakfast ideas are perfect for the whole family!

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Banana Pancake Snowmen

Both kids and adults will love these yummy pancakes. Invite your little ones to help decorate their snowmen and they’ll jump out of bed in a hurry! —Phyllis Schmalz, Kansas City, Kansas
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Three-Cheese Quiche

Try eggs and cheese at their best. I often get comments on how tall, light and fluffy this crustless entree is. You’ll love it! —Judy Reagan, Hannibal, Missouri
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Christmas Morning Oatmeal

When I first tried this dish, I was convinced I was eating yummy apple crisp for breakfast. I even cut down on the butter, but this hearty oatmeal remained moist and scrumptious, and so convenient when cooked overnight. —Monica Lord, Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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Potato Sausage Frittata

With sausage, bacon, eggs and potatoes, this frittata is one hearty meal! Although
I double the recipe for my large family, we never have any leftovers. As good as this dish is, you can experiment to customize it for your family. Try using ham, bell peppers, chorizo­—the sky’s the limit! —Patricia Lee, Eatonton, Georgia
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Gingerbread Buttermilk Waffles

We created this recipe so folks could enjoy the festive flavor of gingerbread at breakfast. For a pretty look, sprinkle the waffles with confectioners’ sugar.— Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Cheddar-Butternut Squash Clafoutis

I came up with this savory version of the classic French dessert clafoutis. My friends loved it, but in the end I could have eaten the whole pan myself while dreaming of being in Paris with every scrumptious bite. —Joseph A. Sciascia, San Mateo, California
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Apple-Honey Dutch Baby

I love to make this treat on Sunday morning. It’s so impressive when it’s served warm right out of the oven…and the apple honey filling is yummy! —Kathy Fleming, Lisle, Illinois
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Pressure-Cooked Broccoli Egg Cups

Serving brunch? These delicious Instant Pot egg cups are filled with crunchy bites of broccoli and served in ramekins. I promise your company will love this tasty recipe! —Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana
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Air-Fryer Ham & Cheese Breakfast Bundles

My family looks forward to these rich and delicious egg bundles. They’re perfect for holidays, brunches and birthdays. Thanks to air-frying, they’re fast, too! —Cindy Bride, Bloomfield, Iowa
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Slow-Cooker Frittata Provencal

This recipe means that a delectable dinner is ready when I walk in the door from work. The meatless slow-cooker meal also makes an elegant brunch for lazy weekend mornings. —Connie Eaton, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Country Pear Puff Pancake

This sweet, gooey pancake is dressed up with caramelized pears and baked until golden. Cut into serving-size wedges, it’s a special change of pace. —Steffany Lohn, Brentwood, California
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Bacon Swiss Quiche

Light and fluffy, this scrumptious quiche is ideal for breakfast or brunch but can also be served at dinnertime. Serve with a clump of chilled grapes or other fresh fruit on the side. —Colleen Belbey, Warwick, Rhode Island
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Breakfast Bread Bowls

The best part about these creative and convenient bread bowls is that you can fill them with whatever you want. This is one of our favorite breakfasts. —Patrick Lavin, Jr., Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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Baked Blueberry Pancake

For a quick breakfast, I make this pancake recipe while fixing supper the night before. The next morning, I top them with butter and syrup before placing them in the microwave. —Norna Detig, Lindenwood, Illinois
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Breakfast Pizza Skillet

I found the recipe for this hearty stovetop dish several years ago and changed it to fit our tastes. When I served it at a Christmas brunch, it was an instant hit. —Marilyn Hash, Enumclaw, Washington
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Crispy Mashed Potato & Stuffing Patties

Talk about a fun way to use holiday leftovers! Making this turkey and stuffing patty is so fast. The family looks forward to this breakfast treat every year. —Kellie Ferea, Casa Grande, Arizona
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Festive Scrambled Eggs

Every bit as quick as scrambled eggs are meant to be, this hearty dish—with red pimientos and green parsley or chives—is nice for hectic Christmas mornings. —Fern Raleigh, Windom, Kansas
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Black Forest Oatmeal

I’m always looking for healthier ways to incorporate my chocolate addiction into every meal. I’ve made this with peanut butter chips with bananas, and white chocolate and mint chocolate chips with raspberries.—Rachel Strong, Moseley, Virginia
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Loaded Tater Tot Bake

I keep frozen Tater Tots on hand for meals like this yummy Tater Tot casserole. It’s a super brunch, breakfast or side dish for kids of all ages. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Upside-Down Orange French Toast

I like to serve this for breakfast when we have overnight guests or for a holiday brunch. —Barbara Carlucci, Orange Park, Florida
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Chorizo & Grits Breakfast Bowls

Growing up, I bonded with my dad over chorizo and eggs. My fresh approach combines them with grits and black beans. Add a spoonful of pico de gallo for extra pop. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California
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Blueberry Maple Sugar Pancakes

We use maple sugar made at our farm, Bonhomie Acres, in these pancakes, and then we top them with 100 percent maple syrup, too. The delicious flavor demands nothing less! —Katherine Brown, Fredericktown, Ohio
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Sausage Johnnycake

Here’s a nice hearty breakfast with plenty of old-fashioned flavor. I serve it to my bed-and-breakfast guests. They love the cake’s savory middle and maple syrup topping. It’s a fine way to start the day! —Lorraine Guyn, Calgary, Alberta
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Canadian Bacon with Apples

When the holidays roll around, I’d rather spend time with family and friends than be stuck in the kitchen. I learned how to make Canadian bacon like this because it’s such an easy-to-fix recipe. No one can resist Canadian bacon and apples coated with a brown sugar glaze. —Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
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Brunch Egg Casserole

There aren’t many foods that do a better job of combining two meals – in this case, breakfast and lunch – than cheese and eggs. This dish satisfies a mouthful of taste buds and both hearty and light eaters. —Lelia Brown, Annandale, Virginia
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Pressure-Cooker Eggs in Purgatory

Tomatoes and red pepper flakes add spicy zing to these saucy eggs. Serve them with toasted bread or sauteed polenta rounds for an unforgettable morning meal. —Nick Iverson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Diner Corned Beef Hash

I created my hash to taste like a dish from a northern Arizona restaurant we always loved. We round it out with eggs and toast made from homemade bread. —Denise Chelpka, Phoenix, Arizona
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Oatmeal Brulee with Ginger Cream

This is an awesome dish for a chilly morning. I love the crispy, caramelized top and raspberry surprise at the bottom. —Yvonne Starlin, Portland, Tennessee

Christina Herbst
Christina is an Assistant Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in content creation and SEO optimization. She enjoys trying out local foodie restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on.

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