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Christmas Morning Breakfast Toast Bar Ideas

There’s nothing like Christmas morning. The excitement that bubbles up inside when you see all the presents beneath the tree. The joy when you open up a stocking bursting at the seam with gifts. Walking into a kitchen filled with the delightful smells of Christmas morning breakfast… ah yes, there is nothing like it!

Whether you’re enjoying Christmas morning breakfast with your immediate family or inviting friends and relatives, why not pull out all the stops and provide a spread like none other… a Christmas Morning Breakfast Toast Bar!

Sweet and Savoury Christmas Breakfast Toast Bar Ideas

In case you haven’t been on the internet in the past three years… toast is a big deal. There’s something about dressing up a plain ol’ piece of toasted bread with generous amounts of sweet and savoury toppings! The options are endless! From simple avocado toast to sweet and tangy balsamic strawberry toast, setting up a variety of options for your family and guests will keep everyone full, satisfied, and constantly coming back for more!

Sweet and Savoury Breakfast Toast Bar Ideas

How to Set-Up a Christmas Morning Breakfast Toast Bar

Providing your family and guests with a memorable and fun breakfast experience is priority #1 on Christmas morning, and if you ask me, a Christmas Morning Breakfast Toast Bar is the way to go! It’s easy, simply lay out all the ingredients on a table or serving buffet, plug in a toaster, and invite your guests to build their favourite toast creations!

Sweet and Savoury Breakfast Toast Bar Ideas

Christmas Morning Breakfast Toast Bar Ingredients

Variety is key when it comes to building the perfect toast bar. You’ll want to provide a good mix of toppings with a variety of flavours and textures. Whipped cheeses, super sweet fruits, salty meats and fresh veggies are just some of the items I like to include on my toast bar, but the sky’s the limit!

Bakery Fresh or Artisan Bread // Wheat, Rye, Sourdough, Potato, Dutch Crunch, Challah, Pumperknickle, Brioche

Spreads // Cream Cheese, Whipped Feta, Goat Cheese, Peanut Butter, Ricotta, Nutella, Greek Yogurt, Mustard

Fruit // Peaches, Cherries, Strawberries, Blueberries, Figs, Bananas, Pears, Apples, Roasted Pineapple, Preserves

Vegetables // Mushrooms, Fresh Peas, Roasted Tomatoes, Avocado, Sliced Radishes, Asparagus, Arugula

Meats // Proscuitto, Smoked Salmon, Poached Eggs, Crispy Bacon

Flavour Boosters // Balsamic Reduction, Honey, Fresh Herbs (Dill, Basil, Mint), Maple Syrup

Other //  Nuts, Seeds, Dried Cranberries, Pickles, Capers, Microgreens, Toasted Coconut, Granola

Sweet and Savoury Breakfast Toast Bar Ideas

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Savoury Balsamic Glazed Mushroom Toast

  • Author: Britt Stager
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 8
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 1 piece of toast 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Brunch


This is my all-time favourite toast recipe! Umami-rich mushrooms are sautéed in garlic, fresh herbs and a splash of balsamic vinegar and then piled high on top of a slice of hearty whole-grain bread smeared with goat cheese! Simple, yet completely divine!



1 tsp olive oil

34 medium-sized crimini mushrooms, sliced

1 tbsp high-quality balsamic vinegar

1/2 tsp minced garlic

1/2 tsp each fresh chopped thyme & rosemary

Sea salt & fresh cracked black pepper, to taste

1 piece of hearty whole grain bread, toasted

2 tbsp goat cheese


1.  In a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat add olive oil and mushrooms. Sauté until mushrooms start to soften and brown, approximately 5 minutes. Reduce heat and add balsamic vinegar, garlic, thyme and rosemary; sauté another 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly, or until herbs are fragrant and balsamic has thickened (be careful not to burn the herbs & garlic!). Remove from heat and sprinkle with salt & pepper.

2. Spread goat cheese over toasted bread. Top with sautéed balsamic mushrooms. Serve warm.

Keywords: Mushroom Topped Toast, Easy Toast Bar Recipe

See, I told you it would be easy! Now that I’ve whet your appetite for everything Christmas, get ready to hop along to the next bloggers participating in this Christmas Breakfast Blog Hop!


Christmas Morning Smoothie by Alex of Northstory
Cinnamon Christmas Breakfast Wreath by Christina of The DIY Mommy
Overnight Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole by Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life
Eggnog Brioche French Toast Bake Recipe by Janella of Ma Belle Vie
Breakfast Toast Bar by Brittany of My Daily Randomness
Pomegranate Cranberry Mimosas by Krista of Happy Housie
Christmas Morning Cinnamon Buns by Ashlea of This Mamas Dance
Christmas Apple Cranberry Cobbler by Robin of Frugal Family Times
Candy Cane French Toast Kabobs by Jenn of Clean & Scentsible
Swedish Tea Ring by Rita of Harbour Breeze Home
Cranberry Banana Muffins by Shannon of AKA Design
Breakfast Enchiladas by Tara of Suburble
Cranberry Pear French Toast with Vanilla Cream Sauce by Kendra of Joy In Our Home
Christmas Morning Breakfast Quiche by Sara of The Project Pile

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  • Reply Jo-Anna Rooney December 11, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    This is such an AMAZING idea Brittany! I love the idea of making a bar for everyone to create their own breakfast…so good!
    And your photos are so delicious!

  • Reply Janella Panchamsingh December 11, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    who know you can make and end toast as fancy as this! they look amazing

  • Reply Sarah December 11, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    I love this idea! Not only does everything look beautiful, but there is something for everyone, no matter what their tastes are!

  • Reply Tara December 11, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    First off, your photos are stunning. I am in awe of how you can make toast look so delicious! I love this idea, Brittany! Amazing post!

  • Reply Krista December 12, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    How fun and amazing is this idea!?! I love it! I’m a huge toast fan and this seems like such a simple, custom way to make everyone happy!

  • Reply Ashlea December 14, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Everything looks delicious! What a great idea, without it being to big of a job to prep for the host. Love all the colors!!

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