The 5 Best Costco Breakfast Finds to Buy for the Holidays

published Dec 4, 2021
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Typically, I start my mornings with a bowl of hot oatmeal or Greek yogurt with fruit, but the holidays call for something a little more special — something that feels more like an occasion. A breakfast that people will remember. Of course, this doesn’t mean you have to make something from scratch. You have enough going on this time of year! Just go to Costco.

Whether you’re looking to feed a crowd or just your immediate family, the store has a wide selection of ready-made and heat-and-serve options. These are the five I suggest for the holidays — and beyond.

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1. Annie’s Organic Cinnamon Rolls, $12 for 15

For the most homemade-tasting cinnamon rolls (with the least amount of effort), head to the refrigerated section STAT. These sweet buns are perfect for anyone who wants a deliciously doughy pastry to start their day (so, everyone?). Each box comes with 15 cinnamon rolls, but there are three separate tubes included so you can save some for future cinnamon-y mornings.

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2. Kirkland Signature Coffee Cake Muffins, $10 for 12

If you’ve ever been to the store’s bakery section, you know there are practically limitless options when it comes to pastries, danishes, muffins, and more. My mom brings Costco’s Kirkland Signature coffeecake muffins to the holiday breakfasts (and brunches) she attends each year. They’re festive, decadent, and huge! You can cut them into halves or even quarters for guests to share. Pro tip: Keep an eye out for the pumpkin spice or apple-flavored ones too; they’re legendary!

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3. Veggies Made Great Blueberry Oat Muffins, $12 for 20

I keep a box of Veggies Made Great muffins in my freezer regularly — and I’m not the only one). I love that these taste like a traditional blueberry muffin, but are made with fresh zucchini and carrots! The blueberries are nice and plump, so they feel — and taste — indulgent. They’re also organic, non-GMO, made with cage-free egg whites, and are gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly. You can heat them in the oven or microwave and they’re ready to serve.

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4. Kirkland Signature Braided Apple Strudel, $7.99 for 8

My brother requests these braided apple strudels every single year for our Christmas morning brunch. (He knows what he likes.) They are another Costco bakery legend and they go fast, so grab them if you see them! They’re so big, you could totally cut them in half and people wouldn’t know the difference.

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5. Le Chic Patissier Petite Belgian Waffles, $7.79 for 12

These waffles are non-GMO and made with real butter. And they’re ready to eat: Just open the package! (No one in our house wants to make waffles on a busy Christmas morning, but we love to eat them.) They’re delicious slathered with raspberry or strawberry jam. Fact: I saw lots of people toss these into their carts while I was there, so it seems like we all have the same idea.

What’s your favorite Costco grocery item to buy for breakfast for the holidays? Tell us in the comments below!