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Christmas Breakfast Buffet

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Start your Christmas Day in style by tucking into the perfect Christmas Breakfast Buffet. Choose from a fresh fruit platter, pastries and of course the full English!

Christmas morning is always hectic, especially if you’ve got young children who get up super early!

The scramble to open presents and tuck into chocolate selection boxes and people calling around, our house is crazy!

So, I like to do a Christmas breakfast that’s really pretty easy and that I can mostly buy ready made or prepare the night before and just throw everything together in the morning.

A Christmas breakfast buffet is my favourite Christmas Day breakfast because there’s plenty to choose from and something to suit everybody. Plus it’s great for grazing!

Christmas breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, fruit platter, yogurt and cereal, Danish pastries and waffles with chocolate dip, served on a white table with festive red table runner with christmas tree motif

What I Serve Up In A Christmas Breakfast Buffet

I like to add a tasty mix of breakfast food to my Christmas Brunch buffet table so that there’s something everyone likes

Continental Christmas Brunch Ideas

I usually serve up a combination of the following…

  • Danish pastries – cinnamon swirls, pecan plaits or custard filled pastries. If you can find the bake at home ones then they’re extra delicious as you can serve them up freshly baked and still warm. I like the Jus-Rol cinnamon swirls in a tube.
  • Croissants – sometimes I do plain croissants and a platter of ham and cheese. Or sometimes I do chocolate or almond croissants as a sweet option.
  • Waffles – I always add a platter of waffles and a melted chocolate dip alongside a more traditional maple syrup dip. Because my daughter is gluten free my waffles are usually gluten free waffles as I find this the easiest gluten free breakfast option to make.
Christmas breakfast buffet with fruit platter, yogurt and cereal, Danish pastries and waffles with chocolate dip, served on a white table with festive red table runner with christmas tree motif

Fruit Platter – Christmas Breakfast Ideas

I make a lovely fresh fruit platter alongside yogurt, nuts and cereal. Just using whatever is in season or whatever I fancy adding. My Christmas Day breakfast typically contains the following…

  • Melon – sliced into wedges
  • Oranges – sliced into wedges
  • Fresh berries – a mix of strawberries and blueberries, sometimes raspberries and blackberries.
  • Grapes – a bunch of grapes is great on a fruit platter
  • Bowl of yogurt – I usually top with with granola and a drizzle of honey. I add a bowl of extra granola nearby.
  • Nuts – I add almonds, pistachios and pecans for scattering onto yogurt or eating with fruit.

If you want to go festive with your fruit then try our Christmas fruit Platter recipe here.

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Christmas breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, fruit platter, yogurt and cereal, Danish pastries and waffles with chocolate dip, served on a white table with festive red table runner with christmas tree motif

English Breakfast Ideas

Okay… so I like to keep my English breakfast food simple – so I don’t serve up the full English as that’s a faff especially when cooking for a crowd at Christmas – I tend to scale it back but still serve up a yummy Christmas morning breakfast.

  • Sausages – you can cook trays full of sausages in the oven so no need to stand over a frying pan.
  • Crispy bacon – again – cook this by the tray load in the oven until it’s nice and crispy.
  • Eggs – I only serve up scrambled eggs – rich, creamy eggs flecked with dill or chives. I don’t do fried or poached as that’s loads of hard work when feeding a crowd or big family.
Christmas breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, fruit platter, yogurt and cereal, Danish pastries and waffles with chocolate dip, served on a white table with festive red table runner with christmas tree motif

You could add a serving platter with fried mushrooms, grilled tomatoes and some baked beans if you like – I just prefer to keep it simple.

Get more Christmas Recipes here!

Christmas Breakfast Drink Ideas

Some of my favourite drinks to serve with a Christmas brunch

  • Tea and Coffee
  • Fresh Juice – I usually stick to orange juice and apple juice
  • Bucks Fizz – this one is a tradition at our house – 2 parts Champagne or Prosecco with 1 part fresh orange juice
  • Mimosa – very similar to a Bucks Fizz except with a lower alcohol content – 1 part Champagne and 2 parts fresh orange juice
  • Bloody Mary – I think when it comes to celebratory brunch and breakfast, then there’s aways a place for a nice Bloody Mary cocktail (ad feature recipe)

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