It’s safe to say that December is a busy month. By Christmas morning, you’ve done a whole lot of work: You’ve wrapped the gifts. You’ve decorated the tree. You’ve fed Santa. You’ve even slipped on a festive and/or ugly sweater (if that’s your kind of thing), and while it may seem as though your work is done once the wrapping paper is torn away, there’s still breakfast. Take your spread to the next level this year with one of these 21 Christmas morning breakfast recipes, tailor-made for Xmas AM tables everywhere.


1. Gingerbread Granola: Fold this into your favorite yogurt for a breakfast that’s equal parts festive and healthy. (via Your Homebased Mom)


2. Easy Cheesy Breakfast Casserole: This savory breakfast casserole contains everyone’s favorite gooey ingredient: cheese. And lots of it. (via Gimme Some Oven)


3. Gingerbread Pancakes: Pancakes are a classic family breakfast. Give them a little extra flair by infusing them with the flavors of the season, like gingerbread. (via La Creme de La Crumb)


4. Pull-Apart Cinnamon Brioche Bread: No need to pop a can of cinnamon rolls when you can make this warm, homemade loaf. (via Half-Baked Harvest)


5. Strawberry and Nutella Crepes: It’s Christmas, so it’s definitely A-OK to have chocolate for breakfast. (via Julia’s Album)


6. French Toast Bake: Brown sugar and cinnamon make such an exorbitantly delicious combo that you might want to eat this breakfast before opening gifts. (via Lil Luna)


7. White Chocolate Cranberry Scones: We usually trim turkeys with cranberries, but this breakfast pastry turns that tradition upside down and takes it to a new level. (via Chew Out Loud)


8. Granny’s Monkey Bread: Pull-apart sweet bread for sharing is bound to bring your family together on Christmas. (via Self-Proclaimed Foodie)

9. Eggnog French Toast: No need to drink your eggnog anymore, thanks to one creative chef who used the beverage to coat slices of French toast. (via Cooking Classy)


10. Breakfast Skillet Casserole: Pile all of your ingredients into a sturdy skillet and bake them into a memorable breakfast. Bonus points if you pair it with a nice, crusty bread. (via Crunchy Creamy Sweet)


11. Cinnamon Pecan French Toast Casserole: The name’s a mouthful, but you’ll want a mouthful of this as soon as it emerges from the oven. (via La Creme de La Crumb)


12. Sausage Potato Pie: Hash browns? Eggs? Cheese? This recipe combines all three into one delicious, savory pie. (via Pinch of Yum)


13. Breakfast Wreath With Cranberry-Almond Filling: Weave together strips of dough to create this eye-catching, mouth-watering breakfast centerpiece. (via The Kitchn)


14. Apple Cider Donuts: The chef who created this recipe promises that frying donuts isn’t terribly unhealthy if you do it right. Either way, we’re willing to take the chance for these sweet treats. (via Buns in My Oven)


15. Eggnog Pancakes: Infusing your pancakes with a few cups of the classic Christmas drink will make them fluffier and more festive than ever before. (via Cooking Classy)


16. Gingerbread Oatmeal: Another classic breakfast made Christmas-y with the addition of gingerbread. Bonus: The oatmeal base offers a healthier start to your day. (via Southern in Law)


17. Cranberry Orange Baked French Toast Casserole: Traditional holiday flavors flawlessly blend together in this sweet tray of French toast. (via Taste and Tell)


18. Overnight Eggs Benedict Casserole: Just like Santa, you can work on Christmas Eve to deliver this tasty gift by Christmas morning. (via Roxana’s Home Baking)


19. Mini Frittata: These easy-to-grab frittatas would be the perfect addition to a buffet-style breakfast spread. (via Oh, Sweet Day!)


20. Chai Gingerbread Smoothie: You can totally justify those cookies later if you start your day with this healthy, protein-packed smoothie. (via In It 4 the Long Run)


21. Bacon and Egg Breakfast Tart: One last savory option for the road: This dish contains the traditional combination of bacon and eggs, but in an almost pizza-like format. Yum. (via Heather’s French Press)

What breakfast recipe will be the last little gift you’ll give this year? Tell us in the comments!