The turkey can wait, and so can the presents. We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Christmas morning is no different. In fact, given that you’re going to be up at the crack of dawn unwrapping presents under the tree, you’ve got no excuse not to go all out for the first meal of the day. Get inspired with Christmas breakfast ideas from SPAR.

From traditional Christmas breakfast recipes to those inspired from places around the world, which will you choose?

Get Festive with this Gingerbread Pancake Christmas Breakfast Idea

Indulge in a Traditional Christmas Breakfast with these Adorable Gingerbread Pancakes

When it comes to Christmas breakfast ideas, tweaking the ones you already know to give them that added festive flavour is sometimes the easiest way. So make way for gingerbread pancakes! Simply add ginger and cinnamon to your batter for a festive take and top with fruit, maple syrup, cream, or all three! Fancy trying your hand at a different kind of pancake? Explore the world of pancakes for some inspiration…

A Delicious Christmas Morning Breakfast made with Smoked Salmon

Try Your Hand at a more Sophisticated Christmas Breakfast with these Smoked Salmon Blinis

The pinnacle of ease and sophistication, there’s nothing like feasting on smoked salmon to let you know it might just be Christmas morning. Although notoriously easier to find around Christmas time, if you can’t source your blinis, combine flour, egg, milk, butter and chives to get your mixture going. Fry your pancake/crumpet hybrid mixture in a pan until golden brown and top with your salmon and some additional chives.

Eggs Benedict Christmas Breakfast

This Eggs Benedict Christmas Breakfast is No Yolk!

Not one for those lacking in culinary confidence, that’s not to say Eggs Benedict is particularly difficult. It just helps if you know your way around some kitchen essentials. Once you’ve mastered your own hollandaise sauce and how to get your poached egg just the way you like it, it’s simply a matter of assembly. Top your English muffin with bacon, egg and your sauce for a Christmas breakfast that might even overshadow the dinner. Sprinkle with chives and you’re good-to-dine in sophistication come Christmas morning.

Eggnog Christmas Breakfast Idea

Eggnog Waffles Make an Egg-cellent Christmas Day Breakfast

If there’s anything that makes Christmas breakfast recipes more festive, it’s Eggnog! A true Christmas ingredient. Replace the milk from a traditional waffle recipe with the festive staple for a completely new take on an indulgent breakfast. Top with cream and dust with cinnamon and you’ll struggle to find a breakfast much more suited to Christmas day.

A Heavenly Traditional Christmas Breakfast of French Toast with Bacon

Make a Toast to Christmas with this Delicious French Toast Christmas Breakfast

They might be the blankets to your pigs for this afternoon’s dinner, but that doesn’t mean bacon can’t make an earlier appearance – it is Christmas after all. Top your French toast with glazed bacon, chopped fruit and maple syrup for a sweet American breakfast you won’t forget in a hurry. Top with cream to take the indulgence one step further and stay truly full ‘til the turkey decides to show up.

Still not sure on what to eat on Christmas morning? Explore more of our recipes to get the festive and creative kitchen juices flowing and head down to your nearest convenience store to pick up everything you need. And sign up to our E-Newsletter to receive more festive updates and recipe ideas.