Waking up on Christmas morning is a wonderful feeling – rushing downstairs to open presents, the holiday cheer, time with loved ones – it’s all festive and awesome. You can make your Christmas morning even better by making one of these Christmas breakfast recipes from our Food Monster App! Trust us when we say you may end up looking forward to the breakfast more than the gifts!

1. Cinnamon Apple French Toast

Vegan Cinnamon Apple French Toast with whipped cream and fresh fruit

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This is a flavorful, fluffy toast perfect for your Christmas morning or next brunch! Vegan french toast just got a whole lot easier with this Cinnamon Apple French Toast recipe from Rachel Carr!

2. Nut and Fruit Breakfast Loaf

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Breakfast breads are easy to make and the ingredients can encompass anything you’re craving or have on hand! If you’re looking for an effortless morning go-to that’s packed with everything from nuts, oats, carrots, to cranberries, you need this Nut and Fruit Breakfast Loaf recipe from Gabrielle St. Claire.

3. Cherry Bakewell Flapjacks

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This is a delicious almond Cherry Bakewell Flapjacks recipe from Holly Jade, with a hidden layer of jam and dried fruit, finished off with an oat crumble. The incorporated dried cherries give a lovely chewy texture to these flapjacks while adding in an extra burst of cherry flavor.

4. Gingerbread Oatmeal With Warm Cranberry Orange Sauce

Vegan Gluten-Free Gingerbread Oatmeal with Warm Cranberry Orange Sauce topped with seeds and chocolate

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This Gingerbread Oatmeal With Warm Cranberry Orange Sauce from Mitra Shirmohammadi is so easy and simple to make, just like regular oatmeal, but with the addition of blackstrap molasses and fragrant spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice. Oatmeal is such a great breakfast to make ahead of time. You can prepare it in large batches and store the leftovers in the fridge. It gets even creamier and more delicious the next day!

5. Orange Cranberry Doughnuts

Vegan Cranberry Orange Doughnuts stacked with glaze and orange zest

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These baked Orange Cranberry Doughnuts from Nicole Dunai are the perfect addition to your winter dessert or breakfast menu! These donuts are super simple to make and are loaded with fresh cranberries and tons of yummy orange goodness!

6. Apple Cinnamon Sticky Buns

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Sweet juicy apple tossed in cinnamon, brown sugar, rolled up in soft tender bread. These Apple Cinnamon Sticky Buns from Celeste Meredith are like eating a cinnamon apple pie.

7. Nutty Pecan French Toast

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This Nutty Pecan French Toast recipe from Vegan Cooking In Your Air Fryer: 75 Incredible Comfort Food Recipes With Half The Calories by Kathy Hester takes normal french toast over the top with crunchy pecans and crispy oats. You can cut the bread into fingers to make them even more fun to eat!

8. Sweet Potato Cranberry Pancakes

Sweet Potato Cranberry Pancakes [Vegan]

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The perfect brunch for Christmas morning: sweet potato pancakes with cranberries, topped with a generous drizzle of maple pecan syrup. Try out these Sweet Potato Cranberry Pancakes from Amy Lyons!

9. Cardamom Persimmon Scones With Maple-Persimmon Cream

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These Cardamom Persimmon Scones With Maple-Persimmon Cream from Emma D’Alessandro have a delightful fruity twist; persimmon! Also blended to create a decadent maple-persimmon cream, these scones are a great breakfast treat!

10. Apple Oatmeal Bars

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Everything you love about traditional apple pie, in an easy bar form! These Apple Oatmeal Bars from Nicole Dunai are vegan AND gluten free, and will surely satisfy all your apple pie cravings.

11. Spiced Apple Doughnuts With Apple Cider Glaze

Spiced Apple Doughnuts With Apple Cider Glaze [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Warm apple cider and cozy spices? It doesn’t get more delicious than that! Eat one of these Spiced Apple Doughnuts With Apple Cider Glaze from Larice Feuerstein (or two) with a mug of warm apple cider to put you in the perfect warm and festive mood for the day.

12. Apple, Pecan, and Cinnamon Overnight Oats

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Such a classic combo, but for good reason! The cinnamon adds a lovely warming spice, making this flavor combo perfect for the colder months. You’ll love these Apple, Pecan, and Cinnamon Overnight Oats from Sophie Parker!

13. Date-Sweetened Cinnamon Sticky Buns

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Dense, indulgent, and filled with a warm kick of cinnamon and a blast of date sweetness. Just the way cinnamon sticky buns were meant to be! Top these Date-Sweetened Cinnamon Sticky Buns from Logan Dunn off with a drizzle of a light cashew cream cheese frosting and you’ve got yourself the perfect pairing for your morning.

14. Gingerbread Scones

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These gorgeous, spicy Gingerbread Scones from Holly Jade are perfect to enjoy with your afternoon tea, filled with jam, vegan cream or vegan yogurt. The scones are simple and easy-to-make and you can rustle up a batch within 30 minutes.

15. Rum Raisin Pancakes

Vegan Rum Raisin Pancakes

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Soft, fluffy and totally delicious pancakes with rum soaked raisins! These Rum Raisin Pancakes from Anna Miller are a great breakfast/brunch treat for you and your loved ones.

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