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Christmas breakfast recipes: Rudolph pancakes

Christmas breakfast recipes

32 Recipes

Kick-start your festive celebrations with a special Christmas breakfast. Whether it's festive spiced loaf, pancakes or 'reindeer food', Christmas starts here.


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  • Christmas morning spiced bread

    Christmas morning spiced bread

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.10 ratings

    This festive bread can be made ahead and frozen and makes a lovely treat for breakfast on Christmas morning

  • Gingerbread pancakes

    Gingerbread pancakes

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.11 ratings

    The ultimate Christmas breakfast treat, these American-style pancakes are lightly spiced with ginger and cinnamon, topped with maple syrup and dates

  • Stollen muffins

    Stollen muffins

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.11 ratings

    These little cakes are filled with all the festive, fruity flavours of this classic German Christmas bake - ideal for Christmas morning or a teatime treat

  • Cranberry & white chocolate panettone

    Cranberry & white chocolate panettone

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.8 ratings

    The perfect treat to serve up for Boxing Day brunch, panettone is easy to make if you have a food processor fitted with a dough blade

  • Parsnip hash browns

    Parsnip hash browns

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.13 ratings

    These crispy hash browns can be made ahead and reheated from frozen - ideal for unexpected Christmas visitors

  • Rudolph pancakes

    Rudolph pancakes

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Make Christmas breakfast fun with fluffy reindeer pancakes. Two squeezy bottles, a jug and a dash of food colouring will make Rudolph come to life!

  • Stollen spirals

    Stollen spirals

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.10 ratings

    Bake a batch of these sweet German buns over Christmas and enjoy at breakfast or teatime... or both

  • Mincemeat banana bread cut into slices

    Mincemeat banana bread

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.20 ratings

    Start Christmas Day with a delicious breakfast you can make ahead of time. Banana bread is a family favourite, and mincemeat takes it up a notch

  • Cured salmon build-your-own bagel board served on a chopping board

    Cured salmon build-your-own bagel board

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Gather the family round on Christmas morning and dig in to our indulgent spread, made up of homemade cured salmon, a quick pickle, plus zesty dill and lemon cream cheese

  • Christmas spiced friands

    Christmas spiced friands

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    These light cakes may just be the perfect pudding after an enormous Christmas dinner

  • Stuffed mince pie pancakes served with ice cream

    Stuffed mince pie pancakes

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.2 ratings

    Fill American-style pancakes with mincemeat for a seasonal treat. They're perfect for brunch over the festive period, or even an indulgent Christmas Day breakfast

  • Cake of kings

    Cake of kings

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Versions of this cake – a fruity Brioche-like bread – are eaten all over Europe on Twelfth Night. Buried inside is a trinket, and whoever finds it, is king for the day

  • A plate serving bubble & squeak Boxing Day brunch

    Bubble & squeak Boxing Day brunch

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

    Rustle up this vegan bubble & squeak brunch with the veggie leftovers from your Christmas Day dinner. Perfect for a lazy start to Boxing Day

  • A single brioche


    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.47 ratings

    Make homemade brioche and enjoy with jam or butter for breakfast. It takes a little effort, but the results of this sweet, soft bread are well worth it

  • Smoked salmon coddled eggs with sourdough

    Smoked salmon coddled eggs

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Enjoy smoked salmon with coddled eggs, capers and gruyère cheese for a Christmas starter. It’s also great for breakfast or brunch over the festive holidays

  • Red cabbage & potato hash

    Red cabbage & potato hash

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.5 ratings

    With abundant brassicas, there's often leftovers - create a hash brown-like breakfast dotted with apple and walnut

  • Shakshuka flatbread bake scattered with parsely

    Shakshuka flatbread bake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.7 ratings

    Try an exotic brunch of spiced Turkish-style eggs. Using canned tomatoes and shop-bought flatbreads means less prep time on a leisurely morning

  • Cardamom whirls

    Cardamom whirls

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    These beautifully spiced Swedish-style pastries are fantastic with a cup of coffee

  • Pastrami-cured salmon with pickles and rye bread

    Pastrami-cured salmon

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Serve this gravadlax-style salmon on Christmas morning with bagels, or for festive canapés. It's inspired by a New York deli breakfast


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