One of the highlights of the holiday season is Christmas morning, when you get to sleep in before ripping open presents and chowing down on some delicious breakfast. Whether you prefer eggs or pancakes, check out the scrumptious recipes below for the perfect breakfast or brunch to try out this year.

Christmas Breakfast Sausage Casserole: This recipe, featured on, is easy and requires only a handful of ingredients: ground pork sausage, mustard powder, salt, eggs, cheddar cheese, milk and white bread. Preparation takes only 20 minutes but be sure to prepare this dish the night before. On Christmas morning, pop the casserole into the oven for an hour to bake. Check out the full recipe here.

Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls: Satisfy your sweet tooth with homemade cinnamon rolls! Make the perfect sticky, sweet rolls with the recipe here, courtesy of Southern Living. The recipe makes 16 rolls, and takes a little under four hours to make from start to finish but can be prepared ahead of time. If you really want to impress family and friends, check out the recipe here for cream cheese icing to complement your cinnamon rolls.



Cheesecake Pancakes: Christmas morning is not the time to be counting calories! These "Almost Famous Cheesecake Pancakes," courtesy of Food Network magazine, give classic pancakes a twist. The recipe takes only 30 minutes and includes delicious ingredients like strawberry jam and cheesecake. Check it out here.  

Holiday Ham with Apricot Glaze: For people who like to sleep in a bit later and prefer brunch instead of breakfast on Christmas, this recipe, courtesy of Southern Living, is perfect. You’ll need a fully cooked, bone-in spiral cut ham, a jar of apricot preserves, bourbon, whole grain mustard and dark brown sugar. Refrigerate any leftover ham for an easy meal after the Christmas festivities are over. Check out the recipe here.