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10 Healthy Christmas Breakfast Ideas
Christmas morning isn't just any morning, so we found 10 Christmas breakfast ideas that are more than just your average toast and jam. Each one features seasonal flavors and festive colors to kick off the most wonderful day of the year. Plus, the recipes include a healthy dose of fiber to keep you full until your holiday dinner feast.
Secretly Skinny Gingerbread Baked Oats
This gingerbread-oatmeal bake tastes like it was made for Christmas morning. Plus, it's essentially guilt-free. It's low in fat, rich in fiber, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly. Top it with a sweet drizzle of your choice.
Get the recipe: Secretly Skinny Gingerbread Baked Oats
Cranberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake
It's okay to be a little lax with your diet during the holidays, though these healthy baking substitutions are so easy you'll never taste the difference. This coffee cake recipe uses Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, white whole-wheat flour in lieu of all-purpose, and cranberries for a seasonal pop of color.
Get the recipe: Cranberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake
A Zesty Bite
Toasted Hazelnut Breakfast Parfait
With 8 grams per cup, raspberries are basically all-stars of the fiber world. Bonus: They just so happen to be holiday-ready red. Here, they join forces with yogurt, chia seeds, hazelnuts, and a little cocoa powder for a parfait that sure beats your normal prepackaged yogurt cup.
Get the recipe: Toasted Hazelnut Breakfast Parfait
Amy's Healthy Baking
Baked Gingerbread Donuts with Maple Glaze
These tasty donuts are baked, not fried, and call for good-for-you ingredients like whole-wheat flour, Greek yogurt, and coconut sugar. The gingerbread flavor satisfies your holiday-spice fix, so you can successfully resist breaking down the gingerbread house—we've all thought about it!
Get the recipe: Baked Gingerbread Donuts with Maple Glaze
Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Quiche
Red and green—the colors of the season—come together courtesy of sun-dried tomatoes and loads of spinach. Other tasty ingredients like Greek yogurt, egg whites, and a fiber-packed whole-wheat piecrust make seconds irresistible and completely deserved.
Get the recipe: Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Quiche
Quinoa Sweet Potato Breakfast Bake
While most sweet breakfasts (think French toast and Belgian waffles) put you on the naughty list, this baked dish features a fiber and protein combo from quinoa and sweet potatoes that solidifies its place on the nice list. Dried fruit, coconut milk, cinnamon, and vanilla lend sweetness, and it's all topped with pomegranate seeds—the perfect use for any leftover arils from dinner the night before.
Get the recipe: Quinoa Sweet Potato Breakfast Bake
Peppermint Mocha Pancakes
Is there a better time to indulge in delicious pancakes than Christmas morning? Probably not. These peppermint mocha pancakes are a holiday-centric take on a classic breakfast recipe. Each pancake, made with whole-wheat pastry flour, coconut oil, and almond milk, packs more fiber than your traditional flapjack.
Get the recipe: Peppermint Mocha Pancakes
Cookie & Kate
Whole-Grain Pumpkin Spice Waffles
Even if we've technically transitioned from fall to winter, we're not ready to ditch pumpkin spice (everything) just yet. Holiday pro tip: Make these waffles ahead of time and freeze, so Christmas morning is stress-free.
Get the recipe: Whole-Grain Pumpkin Spice Waffles
Avocado Apple Pie Smoothie
Starting the holiday with a light smoothie means you'll have plenty of room for Christmas cookies in the afternoon. But don't worry—you'll be far from hungry. Apples bring in satisfying fiber, and spinach packs in the protein. Finally, apple pie spice sets the tone for this festive smoothie.
Get the recipe: Avocado Apple Pie Smoothie
Chocolate-Hazelnut-Cranberry Wreath with a Cocoa-Date Filling
You'd never guess this wreath-shaped pastry is healthy just by looking at it, (swirly chocolate, yum!) but it's filled with fiber-packed dates and cranberries and naturally sweet agave. It's almost too pretty to eat. Almost.
Get the recipe: Chocolate-Hazelnut-Cranberry Wreath with a Cocoa-Date Filling