These easy Christmas Breakfast Sandwiches are the perfect recipe for starting the holiday morning with! Fluffy cinnamon rolls are filled with chicken apple sausage, fried eggs, and a drizzle of icing.
Nothing quite says Christmas morning like
mimosas cinnamon rolls. Now you can have a holiday breakfast & open gifts at the same time thanks to these Christmas morning breakfast sandwiches!
Why this recipe works:
Fluffy cinnamon rolls make the perfect bread for a special breakfast sandwich.
Apple chicken sausage adds a balance of sweet and salty flavors.
Perfectly fried eggs add a velvety texture & a boost of protein.
How to Make these Christmas Breakfast Sandwiches:
Use your favorite cinnamon rolls (either packaged or homemade), and bake according to the directions. I like using the extra-large cinnamon rolls, since it is easier to fit the sausage and egg on.
While the cinnamon rolls are baking, cook frozen apple chicken sausage patties in a skillet set over medium heat for 10-12 minutes, or until heated.
In a separate non-stick skillet, heat to medium-low heat, and coat with cooking spray. Add 3 eggs at a time, cook for 2-3 minutes, flip, and cook for additional 2-3 minutes, or until cooked to your liking. Repeat for remaining amount of breakfast sandwiches.
When cinnamon rolls are cooked, let cool for 5 minutes before slicing in half, in a similar fashion to a hamburger bun, BUT don't cut all the way through. Leaving a little in tact helps the sandwiches stay together better. Top one half with sausage and fried egg, replacing with other half of cinnamon bun. Repeat for set amount of breakfast sandwiches, and drizzle each with prepared or homemade icing before serving.
- Use extra large cinnamon rolls to better fit the sausage and egg.
- Add a slice of cheddar cheese to each sandwich to take these up a level.
- Don't cut the cinnamon rolls in half all the way. Leaving a little in tact helps them stay together better.
Can these be made ahead of time?
These are best made fresh, but the cinnamon buns can be made ahead of time, and simply reheated when ready to top with sausage and eggs. Some sausage can be cooked in the microwave for a faster cooking method.
What kind of cinnamon rolls do I use?
I prefer the pop & bake kind of cinnamon rolls since they are quick & easy. Opt for the extra large size to better fit all those fillings. My favorite brand is Immaculate Baking (not sponsored) since they do no use any hydrogenated oils.
Money Saving Tips for these Christmas Breakfast Sandwiches:
- Buy a larger package. For eggs that is. You get more for your $$$ if you buy a dozen or 18 pack vs only 6. Then you can make this savory bread pudding or a frittata for the morning too!
More Christmas Morning Recipes:
Savory Bread Pudding with Ham and Swiss
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Christmas Morning Breakfast Sandwiches
- Total Time: 30 mins
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
These Christmas Breakfast Sandwiches are the perfect recipe for starting the holiday morning with! Fluffy cinnamon rolls filled with chicken apple sausage, fried eggs, and a drizzle of icing!
- 1 canister extra-large cinnamon rolls with icing
- 1 package (6 count) pre-cooked breakfast apple chicken sausage patties
- 6 eggs
- cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Bake cinnamon rolls according to package instructions.
- While cinnamon rolls are baking, coat a large skillet with cooking spray.
- Heat over medium heat, and add chicken sausage.
- Brown on both sides, about 5-6 minutes each side.
- Set cooked sausages on a paper towel lined plate, and set aside.
- Coat pan with spray, and fry eggs to preferred doneness.
- Remove cinnamon rolls from oven, and let cool on wire cooling rack.
- Slice each cinnamon roll in half horizontally, leaving a small amount uncut.
- Add a sausage patty and egg to each roll, and top with icing.
- Don't cut all the way through the cinnamon rolls when slicing for the sandwiches. This helps to keep them from falling apart.
- Use the extra large cinnamon rolls to make sure you have plenty of room for the good stuff inside.
- Prep the night ahead: Make each sandwich without adding the icing. Wrap each in foil, and reheat in a 350°F oven for 10 minutes before serving. Drizzle each with icing before serving.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Category: breakfast, holidays
- Method: baking
- Cuisine: american
- Serving Size: 1 sandwich
- Calories: 472
- Sugar: 26
- Sodium: 981
- Fat: 21
- Saturated Fat: 8
- Unsaturated Fat: 13
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 56
- Fiber: 2
- Protein: 14
- Cholesterol: 206
Keywords: christmas, breakfast, holidays, sausage, sandwich, eggs
Make it a great day!
What do you usually have for holiday mornings?
Sweet or savory breakfasts?
wow now that's how to do a special breakfast! I have not had those cinnamon rolls in forever
I only have them at Christmas time! Even then, I usually have a couple bites, and I'm good for another year, haha! That is, unless eggs are involved. 😉
So creative!! Never would have thought to pair cinnamon rolls with savory ingredients. I bet my dad would absolutely love these!
Thanks Kelly! My boyfriend happily devoured one after I made him be my hand model for them. 🙂
Oh wow!!! We had a tradition for years to make homemade Egg McMuffins Christmas morning but these are the next best thing!
I agree that it's not Christmas without a cinnamon roll. Never thought about cutting one in half to make an egg sandwich, but the sweet and savory idea sounds delicious 🙂
Wow! Cinnamon buns?! This is epic and perfect for Christmas morning 🙂
I can't imagine combining all those flavors in one bite!
It sounds weird, but it works!
We have a tradition of eggs and cinnamon rolls at my mom's every Christmas day, but I never thought of turning it into a breakfast sandwich! Can not wait to try it out this year!!!
Aww yay! Hope the family enjoys!