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57 breakfast ideas for Christmas morning

Start Christmas Day off right!
Croissant breakfast bake

When it comes to the festive season, many people put most of their focus to the big lunch or dinner. But starting your day with a delicious meal can make all the difference, getting you on track to having a fabulous Christmas day.

Whether you like to start with something sweet and Christmassy or a fresh start to the day of often overindulgence we have a range of recipes to suit your needs.

For some inspiration of how to jazz up your breakfast, here is a selection of our favourite sweet and savoury recipes that are delicious, beautiful and nourishing.

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Strawberry and almond sweet frittata

Strawberry and almond sweet frittata

A twist on the classic egg-based breakfast.

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Chilli, spinach and fetta baked eggs

Chilli, spinach and fetta baked eggs

Chilli, spinach and fetta make delicious baked eggs even better for a tasty bread-free breakfast meal.

ham, egg and kimchi rolls
Ham, cheese and kimchi rolls (recipe below).

A delicious twist on a bacon and egg roll.

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Mushroom and goat’s cheese omelette

Mushroom and goat’s cheese omelette

This healthy mushroom and goat’s cheese omelette takes only a few minutes to prepare but delivers delicious flavours. Fresh veg and high protein eggs.

Scrambled eggs

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Scrambled eggs

Scrambled eggs

The ultimate simple, comfort food at breakfast, that’ll keep you going until lunchtime. So better get cracking for silky, fluffy eggs every time.

(Credit: John Paul Urizar)

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Overnight oats with muddled strawberries

Overnight oats with muddled strawberries

Make life easier for yourself in the morning by doing most of the prep the night before.

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Vanilla bean crumpets

Vanilla bean crumpets

Our simple crumpets recipe will have you falling love with making these classic breakfast treats at home.

Baked oats recipe with stone fruit
(Credit: James Moffat)

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Baked breakfast oats with stone fruit and rhubarb

Baked breakfast oats with stone fruit and rhubarb

This delicious warm baked porridge oats with stone fruits recipe make a simple hands-off breakfast dish as the weather starts to cool down.

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Yoghurt wraps with scramble

Yoghurt wraps with scramble

With your choice of eggs or tofu scramble these yoghurty scramble wraps make an ideal vegetarian breakfast or quick and easy dinner.

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Grilled mushrooms with dukkah eggs

Grilled mushrooms with dukkah eggs

Grilled mushrooms, soft-boiled eggs rolled in dukkah served with crispy kale for a delicious breakfast that’s full of flavour.

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Baked eggs with beans

Baked eggs with beans

Jazz up breakfast time with these saucy cafe-style baked eggs, complete with smokey ham, hearty beans and a rich tomato and capsicum sauce.

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Poached eggs and roast vegie rÖsti

Poached eggs and roast vegie rÖsti

We’ve vegged up the classic Swedish dish rÖsti using zucchini, carrot and leeks in place of the classic potato. An easy way to get your five a day

blueberry bagels

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Blueberry bagels

Blueberry bagels

Treat yourself this weekend to these amazing homemade blueberry bagels with cream cheese.

EGGS IN BREAD WITH WILTED SPINACH and Hollandaise Sauce

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Eggs in bread with wilted spinach and hollandaise sauce

Eggs in bread with wilted spinach and hollandaise sauce

We’ve made this classic egg in bread breakfast dish a little bit fancy with the addition of wilted spinach and a classic hollandaise sauce.

tomato and egg muffin

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Tomato and egg muffin

Tomato and egg muffin

Fried eggs and fresh tomato combine on a toasted muffin for an easy and tasty breakfast.

turkish eggs

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Turkish eggs (Shakshuka)

Turkish eggs (Shakshuka)

This traditional Turkish breakfast of a smoky tomato sauce with poached eggs is only made better with some grilled haloumi added on the side.

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Toasted Christmas cake with honey strawberries

Toasted Christmas cake with honey strawberries

What better excuse than Christmas to eat cake for breakfast?

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Red fruit salad with chai spiced yoghurt

Red fruit salad with chai spiced yoghurt

Fresh vibrant and full of summer fruits, this colourful red fruit salad is just what you need. Perfect for summer gatherings and hot days.

ricotta stuffed mushrooms

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Baked bean and ricotta-stuffed mushroom

Baked bean and ricotta-stuffed mushroom

Breakfast worth waking up for – this hearty baked bean and ricotta-stuffed mushroom is quick, easy, and so delicious.

HASH BROWNS

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Hash browns

Hash browns

Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, fried potato hash browns make the perfect accompaniment to any breakfast or brunch.

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Baker’s dozen homemade croissants

Baker’s dozen homemade croissants

There’s nothing quite like freshly baked homemade croissants. They take a bit of work but the perfectly flaky pastry results make it all worth it.

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Buttermilk English muffins

Buttermilk English muffins

Making your own English muffins is much simpler than you’d imagine.

Breakfast Jaffle

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Breakfast jaffle

Breakfast jaffle

Bacon, eggs and chutney sandwiched between two pieces of toast is a great way to start the day. Perfect for the morning after the night before.

Breakfast croissants
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Breakfast croissants

Breakfast croissants

This light, flaky golden croissant is beautiful stuffed with fresh ham, eggs and oozy melted cheese to create the perfect lazy weekend breakfast or brunch.

Breakfast frittata

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Breakfast frittata

Breakfast frittata

A delicious savoury breakfast option with fresh ingredients.

Roasted mushrooms with baked eggs recipe

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Roasted mushrooms with baked eggs

Roasted mushrooms with baked eggs

This recipe for eggs, baked in mushrooms is perfect for a delicious and low-carb start to the day.

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Kumara rösti with portobello mushrooms

Sweet potato rösti with grilled mushrooms make a great breakfast or a light lunch.

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Scrambled eggs with bacon

Nothing quite beats scrambled eggs and bacon for a hearty breakfast meal. Whether you’re a bit under the weather from the night before or not.

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Stovetop ‘baked’ eggs

Stovetop ‘baked’ eggs

This creative meal uses leftover bolognese sauce with added chorizo and beans to poach eggs for a hearty and delicious dish.

Best pancakes ever

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Best pancakes

Best pancakes

Best ever? Yes, we know it’s a big call to make. Our Test Kitchen experts have nailed it with this easy recipe for the fluffy breakfast favourite.

mixed mushrooms breakfast

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Mixed mushrooms with smoked salmon and poached egg

Mixed mushrooms with smoked salmon and poached egg

Low-carb and utterly delicious, this is one breakfast dish you’ll return to again and again.

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Crushed broad bean and pea bruschetta

Crushed broad bean and pea bruschetta

You” love this brilliant breakfast bruschetta.

Poached egg and avocado bruschetta

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Poached egg and avocado bruschetta

Poached egg and avocado bruschetta

This light, low GI, avocado and herb salad, sourdough bruschetta, is a perfect dish for brunch, or for an afternoon snack. This recipe is suitable for diabetics.

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Salmon gravlax platter

Salmon gravlax platter

The perfect easy to make breakfast for salmon gravlax.

apple-stuffed french toast with butterscotch sauce

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Apple-stuffed french toast with butterscotch sauce

Apple-stuffed french toast with butterscotch sauce

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Sweet potato rosti with salmon

Crispy sweet potato rosti are here teamed with runny poached eggs and Thai-style salmon for the ultimate breakfast dish.

health benefits of chia seeds

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Banana berry breakfast sorbet

Banana berry breakfast sorbet

This ruby red bowl of lusciousness is brimming with good things – from an assortment of healthy fruit, to chia seeds packed with omega-3s.

Potato rosti with poached eggs and chilli relish

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Potato rosti with poached eggs and chilli relish

Potato rosti with poached eggs and chilli relish

For a delicious breakfast with a difference, make like the good farmers of the Swiss canton of Berg and sit down to crisp potato rosti. Topped with poached eggs and chilli relish, they’re a spicy, savoury delight that will definitely keep you going until lunch.

Pikelets

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Pikelets

Pikelets

We can’t get enough of these!

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Berry and coconut chia puddings

These berry and coconut chia puddings are naturally sweet and packed full of the goodness of chia seeds to keep you fueled for the day. Enjoy a little pot for breakfast, dessert or a mid-morning snack.

strawberry halva mouse

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Strawberry halva mousse

This gorgeous strawberry halva mousse is naturally sweet and fluffy, combining juicy strawberries and nutty tahini to create a perfect healthy dessert or mid-morning snack.

breakfast egg, mushroom and prosciutto pizzas

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Breakfast egg, mushroom and prosciutto pizzas

Start your day with a delicious egg, mushroom and prosciutto breakfast pizzas.

Croissant breakfast bake

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Croissant breakfast bake

Croissant breakfast bake

This one-pot wonder combines buttery French croissants with a creamy egg, cheese and salmon filling, ideal for sharing with friends and family at your next big breakfast or brunch spread.

Healthy breakfast ideas

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Scrambled eggs, smashed avocado and bean breakfast wrap

Rise and shine with this hearty and delicious scrambled egg, smashed avocado and bean breakfast wrap – wholesome energy for the whole morning. This recipe is suitable for diabetics.

CROISSANT Monsieur

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Croissant monsieur

Croissant monsieur

french toast

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French toast

Silky and sweet and swimming in maple syrup – French toast is the ideal breakfast when you have a little extra time.

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Berry croissant french toast

Berry croissant french toast

Spoil the family this weekend with this indulgent breakfast dish.

panettone toast with peaches and blueberries

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Panettone toast with peaches and blueberries

Panettone toast with peaches and blueberries

Serve with ice-cream instead of yogurt for a quick dessert. If possible, choose freestone peaches (or nectarines) rather than the clingstone variety. You can use any seasonal fruit for this recipe.

gluten free pancakes recipe

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Gluten-free pancakes with grilled honey bananas

Gluten-free pancakes with grilled honey bananas

Pancakes are one of the best parts of weekends, apart from sleep-ins, of course. But you don’t need to miss out because you’ve cut out gluten from your diet. This recipe from The Australian Women’s Weekly’s ‘Delicious Gluten-Free Food’ cookbook is tummy-friendly.

breakfast muffins

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Breakfast muffins

Breakfast muffins

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Indian-style tomatoes and eggs

Hearty doesn’t mean boring! Delicious Indian-style tomatoes and eggs – a tasty, wholesome start to your morning. This recipe is suitable for diabetics.

strawberry and passionfruit breakfast trifle

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Strawberry and passionfruit breakfast trifle

Strawberry and passionfruit breakfast trifle

This beautiful sweet breakfast trifle combines fresh fruit, yoghurt and whole grains to prove that eating healthy can be delicious.

eggs benedict recipe

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Eggs benedict

Eggs benedict

Add a little extra flavour to your poached eggs and ham with creamy and tangy homemade hollandaise sauce.

Zucchini and cheese fritters

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Zucchini and cheese fritters

These hot and crunchy zucchini and cheese fritters make for the best snacks. Serve them with your favourite dip for a delicious lunch-box treat.

greek breakfast berry muesli

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Greek breakfast berry muesli

Greek breakfast berry muesli

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Buttery French brioche

Buttery French brioche is one of the most sumptuous of all breads. Its cake-like texture and lightly sweetened flavour make it perfect for Christmas breakfast. Serve it sweet with our cinnamon cranberry butter, or enjoy it savoury with some fresh ham.

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Maple gingerbread muffins with kumara butter

Full of delicious wholesome ingredients, these sweet and tasty maple gingerbread muffins are free of dairy and refined sugar. Served with a divine kumara butter, they make a healthy alternative for your morning or afternoon tea!

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