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Epic Ideas for a Christmas Champagne Breakfast

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Epic Ideas for a Christmas Champagne Breakfast

Come Christmas time, you would definitely want your breakfast to be extraordinary, and by that we mean adding a bit of sparkling wine to have the perfect champagne breakfast for the family!

It’s not long before the most festive time of the year comes. Have you thought about what to serve on the morning of Christmas day that would make it truly special? Here are some fancy ideas for the best Christmas champagne breakfast ever.

Table of Contents:

1. What is a Champagne Breakfast?
2. What time do you serve a Champagne Breakfast?
3. Choosing a Menu for a Champagne Breakfast
4. Drinks
5. Fruit & Yogurt
6. Toasties and Pastries
7. Pancakes and Waffles
8. Bacon, Eggs and All Things Hot
Ideas for a Christmas Champagne Breakfast

1. What is a Champagne Breakfast?

A champagne breakfast is a decadent spread of fancy breakfast food, together with a delicious glass of cold champagne.  It’s the perfect Christmas Celebration meal for families when you have to visit multiple relatives in a day (except for the champagne bit lol).  

Champagne breakfasts usually consist of pastries, fresh fruits, bacon and eggs, muffins, waffles and champagne.  

2. What Time Do You Serve a Champagne Breakfast?

A champagne breakfast is traditionally served morning to mid-morning (like a brunch).  This allows enough time for your visitors to arrive and to have everything ready.  A champagne breakfast is likened to that of a breakfast at a fancy hotel – a huge choice of foods that you wouldn’t normally have – special foods!

3. Choosing a Menu for a Champagne Breakfast

Choosing your menu can be tough because there are so many delicious breakfast foods! Because a Champagne Breakfast is a celebration – you want to be generous on servings.

Allow at least one serving of each dish – per person.

Choose at least:

  • Two drinks per person (one alcoholic for adults)
  • Three cold foods per person
  • Four hot food items per person

Any leftovers can be recycled to be lunch and dinner (it’s Christmas – everyone always over-caters!).

Go through all our ideas for foods below, and choose your dishes accordingly.

4. What Type of Drinks Do Your Serve at a Champagne Breakfast?

Any type of sparkling white wine that you enjoy!  If you are having a lot of visitors, have a selection of both dry and sweet champagnes or sparkling wines.  Even prosecco is a great choice!

If you are celebrating a big milestone – you could even consider making a signature drink to serve at the breakfast.

As well as the alcohol, have a range of tea and coffee, and a selection of juices.  

It’s always easier to just set up a kettle with tea and coffee etc all laid out so everyone can make their favourite cup their own way.

Here are more drink ideas (and the recipes)

Christmas Punch with a PunchChristmas Punch with a Punch
A refreshing and boozy fruit punch that is the perfect centrepiece for your Champagne Breakfast.
Boozy Watermelon Fruit PunchBoozy Watermelon Fruit Punch
A delicious alcoholic punch with wine, vodka, orange and blueberries – delicious! Keep it away from the kids!
Aussie Version of EggnogAussie Eggnog
An Aussie twist on the traditional Christmas Eggnog recipe.
Nutella MartiniNutella Martini
All things decadent, Nutella, Baileys and Vodka!
Lime and Mint MojitoLime and Mint Mojito
If you aren’t keen on really sweet drinks – this is refreshing and delicious without being too over the top.
How to Make Skittles Vodka In Your DishwasherSkittles Vodka
We show you how to make Skittles Vodka in your dishwasher!
Strawberry Wine CoolerStrawberry Wine Cooler
A fruity and delicious alcoholic punch.
Strawberry Delight SmoothieStrawberry Delight Smoothie
Great for kids and adults alike, Christmastime is the peak season for the most delicious strawberries – and this alcohol-free smoothie is delicious!

5. Fresh Fruit & Yoghurt Breakfast Ideas

One can never go wrong with yoghurt and fruits! These are just the perfect combination. Fruit is a must-have inclusion for a champagne breakfast!

Frozen Banana Yogurt Pops
Raw Snack Bars
Make Your Own Breakfast Muesli Mix
Greek Yogurt Chocolate Mousse
Frozen Yogurt Bites
Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl
Apricot and Oat Breakfast Bliss Balls
Mango and Coconut Chia Pudding
Chocolate Coconut Overnight Oats
Super Simple Banana and Oat Breakfast Cookies
Stonefruit Breakfast Jars

6. Toasties & Pastries

Adding cheese or chocolate to your recipes can make it truly divine! You can opt for these recipe ideas for that cheesy or chocolatey breakfast treat!

Breakfast Muffins
Strawberry Bread
Homemade Crumpets
French Raisin Toast
Warming Chai Porridge
Sour Cream and Blueberry Muffins
Baked Ham, Cheese and Egg Toast Cups
Simple Glazed Blueberry Turnovers
Crispy Cinnamon French Toast Sticks
Blueberry Muffin Bread

7. Pancakes and Waffles

You’ll never look at pancakes or waffles the same way after seeing these beauties!

Vegan Banana PancakesVegan Banana Pancakes
The only thing that’s better than banana pancakes is these Vegan Banana Pancakes. They’re deliciously healthy, super simple, and perfect for people with dairy or egg allergies. You certainly don’t need to be a vegan to love these pancakes
Lemon Ricotta PancakesLemon Ricotta Pancakes
If you’ve never added ricotta cheese to your pancakes before, then these Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are going to absolutely blow your mind.
Vegan Chocolate Chip PancakesVegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes
There’s basically nothing better than waking up in the morning and whipping up a batch of pancakes, particularly if you’re all alone and the pancakes in question are these Vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes. Sure, we might not be vegan, but with no eggs, milk or butter, these are as healthy as they come.
Dairy and Egg Free PancakesDairy and Egg Free Pancakes
These Dairy and Egg Free Pancakes taste exactly the same as dairy and egg pancakes, the only difference is that everyone can eat the egg-free and dairy-free ones!
Cinnamon Scroll PancakesCinnamon Scroll Pancakes
I just adore cinnamon scrolls, but I never have the time to make them. So that’s when we came up with this clever cheat version… Cinnamon Scroll Pancakes.
Spring Onion PancakesSpring Onion Pancakes
Spring Onion Pancakes
 are really simple to make. It’s perfect for yummy snacks and dinner on hump days! This one is also ideal for those who are watching their sugar intake.
Cottage Cheese PancakesCottage Cheese Pancakes
If you are looking for a decadent and delicious breakfast, and are a bit sick of bacon and eggs, then these Cottage Cheese Pancakes should come to mind. They are so damn delicious that I’m having them again for lunch today!
Buckwheat PancakesBuckwheat Pancakes
Delicious for breakfast, lunch or dinner try them served with honey, yoghurt and fruit or for a savoury option roll them out with sautéed garlic and onion mushrooms.
Basic Pancakes from ScratchBasic Original Pancake Recipe
Here’s a recipe for Basic Pancakes from scratch! It’s super easy to make and delicious to boot. Great recipe for the kids to have fun with, too!
Gluten Free and Dairy Free Almond and Apricot PancakesGluten-Free and Dairy-Free Almond & Apricot Pancakes
This Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Almond and Apricot Pancakes recipe will add some sweetness to your breakfast. It’s delicious, healthy and extremely satisfying.
Christmas Morning Chocolate Mint PancakesChristmas Morning Chocolate Mint Pancakes
Decadent chocolate pancakes with a minty edge, topped with mini marshmallows, chocolate syrup and crushed candy canes. We can see you drooling from here!
Gluten Free Ricotta PancakesGluten-Free Ricotta Pancakes
Deliciously cheesy ricotta pancakes – thick and rich and delicious.
Fluffy Souffle PancakesFluffy Souffle Pancakes
Pancakes would have to be one of my very favourite foods.  But these babies are clouds of fluffy pancakes that look fancy but are incredibly simple to make.  They are so light and fluffy they nearly dissolve on your palette!
Apple & Cinnamon Pancakes

Now the waffle recipes…. I can’t help but hear ‘Donkey’ from Shrek every time I hear the word ‘Waffle’ lol.

Breakfast WafflesBreakfast Waffles
You gotta love Breakfast Waffles that can be served for both breakfast and dessert….nomnom!

Easy Buttermilk WafflesEasy Buttermilk Waffles
You know the problem with most Buttermilk Waffle recipes out there?  You need to whisk egg whites until stiff.  You know, I ain’t got time for DAT!.  That’s why I love this recipe, just uses plain old eggs, and just chucking them in.  In fact, although the heading says this is Buttermilk Waffles, you don’t even need buttermilk for this recipe – we show you how to make your own with milk and vinegar (just scroll down to recipe hints and tips).
Paleo Banana WafflesPaleo Banana Waffles
I do adore Banana Pancakes and Banana Muffins and all things waffle.  Using very ripe bananas will give the waffles a lovely sweetness (no sugar in this recipe!) This recipe is best made fresh to order!
Hearty Cauliflower Breakfast WafflesHearty Cauliflower Breakfast Waffles
So you bought a waffle iron. Now you’re thinking: gee I wonder if I can make anything healthy on this thing. Well, try this recipe for Hearty Cauliflower Breakfast Waffles!

Condensed Milk WafflesCondensed Milk Waffles
Irresistibly sweet Condensed Milk Waffles are your gateway to happiness! Crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. The perfect way to start your day!

8. Hot Foods

Banana Raspberry Coconut Baked Oats
Protein Coffee Muffins
Paleo Chicken and Spinach Frittata
Cheese and Bacon Rolls
Bacon and Egg Tarts
Hot Damn Bacon and Beans Casserole
Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
Bulk Bacon and Egg Muffins
Breakfast Eggs with a Fancy Twist
Glorious Veggie Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Huevos Rancheros: The Ultimate Breakfast Pizza
Wholesome Breakfast Skillet
Corn Fritters
Potato Frittata
Scrambled Egg Muffins
Avocado Breakfast Bake

Which of these recipe ideas do you want for your Christmas champagne breakfast?

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