We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but many of us are so rushed in the mornings that we have to just eat what we can grab on our way out the door. That's one of the reasons the holiday season is so great — it gives us the chance to have a family meal at a time of the day when it's usually not possible, and an excuse to make some of our favourite brunch-appropriate recipes.

Here are our 13 picks for great recipes for a Christmas morning brunch — and if you've got travelling to do that morning, we suggest you try a couple on Christmas Eve and have breakfast for dinner.

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  • Stollen

    This German baked good is like fruitcake for brunch, but if fruitcake was awesome. Learn how to <a href="http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/21207/christmas+stollen?ref=collections,christmas-breakfast-recipes" target="_blank">create this at Taste</a>.

  • Mimosas

    It's not a proper brunch without a mimosa, right? You're allowed to drink early on a holiday, as long as you're staying home. Learn how to <a href="http://www.inspiredtaste.net/19516/mimosa-recipe/" target="_blank">create this at Inspired Taste</a>.

  • Waffles

    This recipe promises to be the best waffle recipe ever, and that sounds like a great one to use in your Christmas breakfast. Try setting up a waffle bar with fun toppings, and maybe some real whipped cream. Learn how to <a href="http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2009/02/sunday-brunch-the-greatest-waffle-recipe-ever.html" target="_blank">create this at Serious Eats</a>.

  • Baked Omelette

    This protein-filled breakfast is a great way to start what's sure to be a busy day. And the fact that it's oven-baked makes it healthier, and easier to prepare. Learn how to <a href="http://houseandhome.com/food/recipes/oven-baked-western-omelette-recipe" target="_blank">create this at House & Home</a>.

  • Cinnamon Rolls

    We associate cinnamon with the festive season, and cinnamon rolls with pure indulgent deliciousness. Learn how to <a href="http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/cinnamon-rolls-50400000117932/" target="_blank">create these at MyRecipes.com</a>.

  • Blintzes

    You can't go wrong with blueberries, but these blintzes can also be customized with your filling of choice. Learn how to <a href="http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/tyler-florence/blueberry-blintzes.html" target="_blank">create these at Cooking Channel TV</a>.

  • Swedish Coffee Bread

    Bring a taste of Scandinavia to your holiday table with this traditional Swedish recipe. Learn how to <a href="http://allrecipes.com/recipe/bread-machine-swedish-coffee-bread/" target="_blank">create this at AllRecipes.com</a>.

  • Make-Ahead French Toast

    What's better than French toast for breakfast on Christmas morning? French toast you don't have to actually make on Christmas morning, because you made it in advance. Learn how to <a href="http://allrecipes.com/recipe/make-ahead-french-toast/" target="_blank">create this at AllRecipes.com</a>.

  • Make-Ahead Casserole

    You know how there's always that chunk of time on Christmas Eve when the festivities are quieted down for a few hours, and you aren't sure what do to with yourself? Use it to make this casserole — when it's ready to go the next morning, you'll be glad you did. Learn how to <a href="http://www.food.com/recipe/christmas-breakfast-casserole-464898" target="_blank">create this at Food.com</a>.

  • Scrambled Egg Muffins

    How could this combination of two awesome breakfast foods be anything short of amazing? We don't think it could. If you like muffins, this is a great way to get some extra protein in an on-the-go breakfast. Learn how to <a href="http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/scrambled-egg-muffins" target="_blank">create this at Taste of Home</a>.

  • Apple-Stuffed Strada

    You can bake this breakfast treat in advance, and simply warm and garnish in the morning. Learn how to <a href="http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/apple-stuffed-strata-50400000125454/" target="_blank">create this at MyRecipes.com</a>.

  • Roasted Breakfast Pears

    No partridges to be found here — these roasted pears are laced with maple syrup and yogurt. Learn how to <a href="http://www.bhg.com/christmas/recipes/christmas-breakfast-recipes/#page=2" target="_blank">create these at BHG.com</a>.

  • Buttermilk Recipes

    Sometimes you just need to turn back to the classics. Learn how to <a href="http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/classic-buttermilk-pancakes.aspx" target="_blank">create these at FineCooking.com</a>.

Stollen: This German baked good is like fruitcake for brunch, but if fruitcake was awesome.
Learn how to create this at Taste.

Mimosas: It's not a proper brunch without a mimosa, right? You're allowed to drink early on a holiday, as long as you're staying home.
Learn how to create this at Inspired Taste.

Waffles: This recipe promises to be the best waffle recipe ever, and that sounds like a great one to use in your Christmas breakfast. Try setting up a waffle bar with fun toppings, and maybe some real whipped cream.
Learn how to create this at Serious Eats.

Baked Omelette: This protein-filled breakfast is a great way to start what's sure to be a busy day. And the fact that it's oven-baked makes it healthier, and easier to prepare.
Learn how to create this at House & Home.

Cinnamon Rolls: We associate cinnamon with the festive season, and cinnamon rolls with pure indulgent deliciousness.
Learn how to create these at MyRecipes.com.

Blintzes: You can't go wrong with blueberries, but these blintzes can also be customized with your filling of choice.
Learn how to create these at Cooking Channel TV.

Swedish Coffee Bread: Bring a taste of Scandinavia to your holiday table with this traditional Swedish recipe.
Learn how to create this at AllRecipes.com.

Make-Ahead French Toast: What's better than French toast for breakfast on Christmas morning? French toast you don't have to actually make on Christmas morning, because you made it in advance.
Learn how to create this at AllRecipes.com.

Make-Ahead Casserole: You know how there's always that chunk of time on Christmas Eve when the festivities are quieted down for a few hours, and you aren't sure what do to with yourself? Use it to make this casserole — when it's ready to go the next morning, you'll be glad you did.
Learn how to create this at Food.com.

Scrambled Egg Muffins: How could this combination of two awesome breakfast foods be anything short of amazing? We don't think it could. If you like muffins, this is a great way to get some extra protein in an on-the-go breakfast.
Learn how to create this at Taste of Home.

Apple-Stuffed Strada: You can bake this breakfast treat in advance, and simply warm and garnish in the morning.
Learn how to create this at MyRecipes.com.

Roasted Breakfast Pears: No partridges to be found here — these roasted pears are laced with maple syrup and yogurt.
Learn how to create these at BHG.com.

Buttermilk Pancakes: Sometimes you just need to turn to the classics.
Learn how to create these at FineCooking.com.

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