Fun Christmas Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Christmas is just the most magical time of the year. The sparkling lights, the extra special family time, the Christmas Tree decorating, and don’t forget about the awesome Christmas flavors and foods. I’m literally obsessed with some of our Christmas dishes that have become quite the tradition in our house.

And one thing that I’m never going to stop is having a special Christmas breakfast for the kids. (because that means I get to dive in and eat, too!) Waking up in the morning and hearing those little feet pitter-patter towards the kitchen table also holds a special place in my heart…one that I’ll hold on to forever and remember always.

Who knew that food was such a fun way to get everyone in the family on board and excited for waking up waaaaaaaay earlier than normal? In fact, it’s safe to say that our kids are MORE obsessed with having a fun breakfast for Christmas before the thought of tearing into the gifts even enters their mind.

Since I’m a HUGE fan of traditions and family memories, I love that I’m able to carry on the tradition of making a fun Christmas Breakfast for the kids. And since I’m a bit scattered at times, I also like the fact that I can keep my options open on what I’m going to make, too.

What I’ve found is that no matter what breakfast recipe I whip up, the kids are going to be excited and giddy no matter what. And knowing that makes my job as the mom and baker, so much more simple!

While there are a ton of quick and easy breakfast ideas to make for Christmas morning, these are some of my favorite. I can’t wait to hear if you make these a fun family morning tradition, too!

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21 Fun Christmas Breakfast Ideas for Kids

With so many food options and creativity from all the Pinterest moms going wild, you can really create some awesome kids breakfast ideas fast. While I’ve not tried these all quite yet, I do have some major plans of putting them on my meal planning breakfast menu!

The best part about these breakfast dishes is that the kids can actually join in on the fun and help! (or if you want to surprise them before they wake up, you’re going to have a blast making these on your own!)

Easy Grinch Cinnamon Rolls 

This simple cinnamon roll recipe will have your tummy growling and ready to eat. All you need are a few simple ingredients to get started and the end results will taste amazing. Just because the grinches heart was two sizes too small doesn’t mean that you can’t share the love with your kiddos for this tasty breakfast recipe.

Stacked Tree Pancakes

How high can these tree pancakes be stacked? I MIGHT be a bit competitive and take the question literally…but this simple dish is just too cute. And since the Christmas tree is such an important part of the holiday season, I can’t think of a more appropriate Christmas breakfast recipe than this.

Have fun being creative on what you can use to decorate as the ornaments. Round fruit like cherries or blueberries is always a fun idea.

Photo Credit: Hello Yummy

Mini Santa Pancakes 

Holy moly, these mini pancakes are beyond adorable. I can’t tell you much I love these…I’m pretty much obsessed. And I know that little hands will be so excited to make and decorate their own.

Christmas Tree Waffles 

No matter if you’re a fan of pancakes or waffles, there’s a way to decorate them and eat them all up. I love the look of these waffles because of their triangular shape. But in all reality, you can easily make them pretty and fun, no matter what.

Penguin Porridge

This little guy looks pretty easy to make – and porridge with fruit seems like a pretty healthy Christmas breakfast idea to me!

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls 

I might be a little bias on this recipe because this one made the list for my own taste buds. I’m over the top crazy for the flavor of ANYTHING red velvet and I’m pretty sure that the kids will love the giant cinnamon rolls as well.

And since they’re, they go perfectly with Christmas. Just add on some green sprinkles and you’ve created that Christmas look.

Christmas Angel Fairy Bread

Just when you thought that some of these Christmas recipes might be over your head, you couldn’t be more wrong. There is NOTHING hard about this simple fairy bread but it’s totally tasty and fun.

This is one of those Christmas recipes that the kids will probably want to create on their own so get ready for them to ask once they see how cool it looks on their plate.

Photo Credit: Hello Wonderful

Christmas Morning Monkey Bread

Oh Monkey Bread, you bring back memories. I can still remember the sticky hands that I’d get growing up as I reached for fistfuls of monkey bread to get more than my sister…no shame, I’m probably still like that now with the kids. LOL.

But there’s just something so fun about sitting around the table with bedhead and morning breath and enjoying bites of pulled off bread covered in sugar and cinnamon. It’s such a great tradition to start.

Elf on the Shelf Pancake Breakfast

If you do the Elf on the Shelf in your house, why not keep going with the theme and create this breakfast idea as well. You can even set it up so that it’s being “ran” by the elf…and just allow yourself to go along with handing off all the credit.

Tray of fruit – laid out like a Christmas tree!

This is SO EASY, but super cute – and definitely a memorable Christmas breakfast idea for kids (or anyone).

A little icing sugar makes the “snow” on the tree!

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Gingerbread Monkey Bread 

Gah, another awesome monkey bread recipe that I can’t wait to get my hands on (literally!) If you love that sweet taste of gingerbread, you aren’t going to want to miss this simple dish.

It’s the same concept as regular monkey bread but has a whole other taste. You could totally make one for Christmas Eve and save one for Christmas morning the very next day. (because who wouldn’t love to eat monkey bread two days in a row?!)

Photo credit: Crayons and Cravings

Waffle Board

We’ve all heard of meat and cheese boards, right? Well, welcome to a little slice of breakfast heaven. This waffle board will make your kids squeal with delight because the concept is literally amazing. A pile of waffles and a zillion toppings, all laid out for them to decorate all on their own.

Is this real life? Because this is one delightful dream that I just don’t ever want to wake up from.

Gingerbread House Pancakes 

I know, I know…we’re always teaching the kids not to play with their food. But sometimes, it just needs to happen. Just make certain their hands are clean and let them be as creative as they want with these fun pancakes.

Photo Credit: Hello Wonderful

Healthy Breakfast Muffins 

I’ll be that mom that mixes in a bit of healthy with the fun. No shame in my game. You can easily make up a batch of healthy breakfast muffins that are a good choice for the kids. You can even freeze them for later, too.

Tree Shaped Christmas Pancakes

You can never have too many tree-shaped food items when it comes to Christmas fun!

Reindeer Pancakes

Isn’t this too cute? You could easily make almost ANYTHING out of pancakes!

christmas breakfast reindeer pancake

Pancake Ornaments for Christmas 

I’m so impressed with the creativity of this simple breakfast recipe. I consider myself to be a halfway decent creative person, but check out this fun breakfast idea! I’ll never stop being in awe of simple ideas like this!

Photo Credit: Hello Wonderful

Ugly Sweater Themed Brunch

If you’re late sleepers, you might be thinking that brunch is way more practical for your crew. And since Ugly Sweaters are totally a “thing”, this fun brunch idea is really, really awesome!

Chocolate Chip Candy Cane French Toast Casserole

Be still, my heart. French toast, chocolate chips, and candy canes? For breakfast? This HAS to happen because it’s too good of a combination to pass up.

Smores Hot Chocolate 

Instead of chocolate milk, why not serve a giant mug of smores hot chocolate? You can sip on your coffee and the kids can sip on this. (or you can sip on this, too!)

Christmas decorated toast  (sweet OR savory)

These two Christmas breakfast ideas are just perfect – and I love that you can do this with a sweet slant OR a savory slant… I personally don’t like to eat sweet things in the morning and I TRY not to give my kids sweet things in the morning… altho for Christmas we make exceptions, as it’s sort of once per year lol.

Here’s an example of toast decorated with cream cheese, chives and red peppers –

And here’s (maybe a more kid-friendly) example of toast decorated with chocolate spread, marshmallows and fruit!

toast decorated for christmas breakfast

 

Gingerbread Donuts 

There’s never a bad time for donuts. Ever. And when you can make up your own, it’s a total win-win.

Other Christmas Breakfast Ideas for Kids

The recipes above are awesome and I’m literally starving now after seeing all the pictures….but if you find yourself running low on time from staying up with Santa duties the night before, there are some other quick Christmas breakfast recipes that you can easily put together fast.

Red and Green Fruit Salad

What I love about this simple recipe for breakfast is that you don’t have to cook anything…at all. All you need are some red fruits like raspberries, apples and strawberries, and some green fruit like chopping up kiwis to prepare this fun fruit salad.

Once you wash and prep the fruit, that’s literally all you have to do. Talk about simple, healthy, and tasty!

Santa Hat Fruit Skewers

Another recipe where you don’t have to bake a thing. (notice a trend here?!)

Just gather up some wooden skewers, put on a strawberry and a small marshmallow on top and you’ve got the cutest little Santa hats, ever.

Christmas Pudding

And sometimes, just because Christmas Day is a special day, you can let the kiddos eat pudding at breakfast. Find a red or a green pudding, or make one that is swirled with both colors, and put it in a cute Christmas dish. They’ll dig in and think that they hit the jackpot eating this simple dessert for breakfast!

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What can I give my child for breakfast?

Above everything, make something that your child is going to want to eat! Why spend time in the kitchen away from all the holiday festivities happening if you know in your heart of hearts that they’re not going to eat what you’re making.

Knowing what they want and love is the first step. And the second step is to involve them in the process. While you don’t have to give away what you’re making and creating for breakfast on Christmas morning, you can easily ask them their thoughts about certain breakfast foods to gauge what they’re going to eat.

Play a game and ask them if they’d rather have pancakes or waffles…or if they’d like to create their own pancake Christmas tree or mini Santa pancake. You’re giving them just enough information to get hungry and curious but not all the information to know that something magical is going to happen in the morning.

How do you make Christmas Day special?

This is the question that I tend to ask myself every single year. Maybe it’s because I grew up with amazing Christmas traditions or maybe it’s because I’m seeking that need and want now for our kids..but I want to do anything and everything that I can to make Christmas Day awesome.

And since the day can literally be broken up into a ton of small traditions where memories are made, why not start with breakfast and go from there? I know that some families start their Christmas morning opening up the gifts as fast as they can, but I tend to like to savor at the moment and make things last a little bit longer than that.

I’ve decided that this year is the year to really cement the fun breakfast tradition with the kids and I just might be more excited about it than they are! (I love good food!)

No matter what breakfast recipe you go with Christmas morning, have so much fun creating this new (and tasty!) tradition with the kids. They’ll love having the memory of snuggled down on Christmas Eve to wake up to a tableful of fun and festive food!

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Which of these Fun Christmas Breakfast Ideas for Kids is your favorite on the list?

 

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