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25 Elf Breakfast Ideas: a round-up of our favourite festive food ideas to serve at your North Pole Elf Breakfast.

Elf Breakfast Ideas: Elf on the Shelf Breakfast Table

If you’re looking for inspiration for what to serve at a North Pole Breakfast, children’s Christmas party or any other family-friendly festive feast, we’ve got 25 fabulous ideas for you to explore.

Looking for more Christmas party inspiration?  Click here to see our other ideas and recipes.

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Christmas Breakfast Food Ideas

We all know that elves have a sweet tooth!  But what does that mean when it comes to what to serve at your celebratory meal?

Read on for our favourite elf breakfast ideas – and don’t worry we’ve got a few alternatives to all the candy and syrup!

1. Rudolph Cinnamon Rolls

Rudolph Cinnamon Rolls from above

So cute and so easy to make, these Rudolph cinnamon rolls have all the festive breakfast feels!

2. Santa Strawberries

Santa Strawberries

Santa strawberries are great for adding fruit and natural colour to the table.

3. Peppermint Bark

Jolly Festive's Peppermint Bark

Not your average peppermint bark – this salty sweet combo is dangerously moreish!

4. Cinnamon Rice Krispies Squares

Brown Butter, Cinnamon Rice Krispie Squares

The Christmas sprinkles in particular make these brown butter cinnamon Rice Krispies squares a great addition to the elf breakfast table!

5. Peanut Butter Oreo Truffles

Peanut Butter Oreo Truffle Rudolphs

The reindeer faced peanut butter oreo truffles are so full of festive cheer that they make a perfect North Pole Breakfast idea.

6. Hot Chocolate Cookies

Hot chocolate cookies on cake stand

Eat one of our hot chocolate cookies warm, fresh out of the oven, and you’ll understand why they are an Elf Breakfast must!

7. Christmas Tree Pancake Stack

Stackable Pancake Co Christmas Tree Pancake Stack

What a genius idea from the Stackable Pancake Co!  Pancake mix (which miraculously turns green on addition of milk), embellishments and instructions to make your very own pancake Christmas tree centrepiece!

8. Strawberry & Banana Candy Cane

Strawberry & Banana Candy Cane

A strawberry & banana candy cane is a fun fruit addition to the party!

9. Cinnamon Sugar French Toast

Cinnamon Sugar French Toast stacked

The perfect excuse for a little syrup!  Our cinnamon sugar french toast is seriously delicious!

10. Christmas Rocky Road

Christmas Rocky Road stacked

With flavours of ginger, cranberry and pistachio our Christmas rocky road looks and tastes the part!

11. Christmas Snack Mix

Easy Christmas Snack Mix

Salty-sweet, jewelled with red and green, we warn you now .. this easy Christmas snack mix is utterly irresistible!

12. Christmas Toast

Christmas Toast Recipe Ideas

Not one but three fun Christmas toast ideas for you to try!  These are so simple to recreate and so full of festive cheer!

13. Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

It’s not just about the food of course!  This slow cooker hot chocolate is always a winner.

14. Christmas Tree Crumpets

Honeywell Bakery Christmas Tree Crumpets

Onto another of our favourites.  Christmas Tree Crumpets!  Of course you can buy them from the store, but this baking kit from B-corp Honeywell Bakes will allow you to enjoy some gentle family baking at home.

15. Chocolate Fondue

Oh So Cherished Mini Chocolate Fondue Set

We mean, what could be a more perfect elf breakfast idea that molten chocolate heaven?!  And this mini fondue set from Oh So Cherished doubles up as a new gift too!

16. Oatmeal M&M Cookies

oatmeal m&m cookies

Yum! Not your normal morning oatmeal 😉  Chewy crunchy goodness with Christmas speckled touches!  

17. Christmas Chocolate Biscuit Cups

Christmas Chocolate Biscuit Cups

Take advantage of all the extra chocolates around and melt a few into the middle of your biscuit cups.  Soooo yummy!

18. Maltesers Dip

Malteasers Dessert Dip

Who says you can’t have dessert (dip) for breakfast?!  And after all, Maltesers are a mainstay of British Christmas cupboards, aren’t they?!

19. Snowman Faces

North Pole Breakfast Treat Ideas - cupcakes & snowman faces

Super cute, these oreo snowmen faces are a great addition to your elf breakfast and super easy to make.  Just use a chocolate icing pen for the eyes, mouth and as a dot of adhesive for the orange Smarties nose.

20. Teacake Reindeer

Teacake Reindeer

If teacakes are more your thing, why not create reindeer faces instead?  With snapped halves of pretzels and a raspberry (or red m&m) attached with a little glue or melted chocolate, they look quite the part!

21. Christmas Poptarts

Christmas Morning Pop Tarts

Don’t they look delicious?!  Our Christmas morning pop tarts would make a perfect addition to a North Pole Breakfast!

22. Christmas Tree Fruit Board

Fruit Christmas Tree

For something completely different and, dare we say it, healthy … our Christmas Tree fruit board ticks all the boxes!

23. Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies from above

Surely every elf’s favourite cookie?!  These chocolate candy cane cookies are just perfect for an elf breakfast!

24. Jelly & Cream

Keeping Up with Kaci Jelly Pots

Don’t these little jelly pots look festive with their cream tops and sprinkles!  And a great gluten free option too!

25. Marshmallow Snowmen

Marshmallow Snowmen

These cheerful chaps are a great elf breakfast addition.  More details on how to make them on our North Pole Breakfast post. 

What other elf breakfast ideas have you got?  Don’t forget to explore our Complete North Pole Breakfast Guide for decor and activities ideas too!

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Strawberry & Banana Candy Cane

Strawberry & Banana Candy Cane

This strawberry & banana candy cane is a fun easy Christmas fruit board, perfect for kids’ Christmas parties & a North Pole Breakfast.

Fruit Christmas Tree Board

Fruit Christmas Tree Board

This tasty starry sky Fruit Christmas Tree makes a statement on any Christmas food table. Perfect for parties, breakfasts & healthy treats.