February 4, 2023
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There is something truly magical about Christmas morning. Elevate this moment even further by making sure you have a special breakfast to serve your family as you open presents and revel in the joy of the season. Here are a few recipe ideas to get you started as you plan the menu for this morning.
Nothing says Christmas morning quite like a savory casserole dish. This Christmas breakfast casserole recipe can be prepared the night before, making it easy to pop it into the oven so that you can truly immerse yourself in the festivities of the morning without worrying about preparing food. The classic casserole includes pork sausage, eggs, bread, and cheese. You can customize the recipe with ham instead of sausage and by using different types of cheese. Or feel free to add peppers, mushrooms, or any other type of vegetable. This recipe is extremely forgivable.
Enjoy the flavor explosion of everything bagels with this everything bagel breakfast casserole. For a different spin on the traditional breakfast casserole, this dish includes everything bagels, ham, sharp cheddar cheese, eggs, chives, cream cheese, and more. This recipe is a great way to use up your leftover ham from Christmas Eve dinner. Like most other breakfast casserole recipes, you can also prepare this in advance to avoid having to spend time in the kitchen on Christmas morning. The savory goodness will soon become a tradition for your family.
This giant Dutch baby pancake with raspberries and Nutella syrup is a perfect choice if you do not want to spend your Christmas morning flipping pancakes for the family. This recipe uses a batter reminiscent of a crepe that is made with eggs, flour, milk, and sugar. After mixing the batter in a blender, you simply pour it into a prepared pan and let it bake up in the oven. This fluffy creation is topped with raspberries and melted Nutella syrup.
This eggnog French toast casserole does not even need syrup because it is sweet enough on its own. All that you need to pull this off is French bread, prepared eggnog, eggs, brown sugar, butter, and light corn syrup. Top this delicious treat with whipped cream or sliced bananas, strawberries, or raspberries. You will need to refrigerate this casserole overnight in order to let the bread soak up all of the eggnog.
Who does not want to indulge in an ooey-gooey cinnamon roll on Christmas morning? The cinnamon rolls rise overnight, making them another great recipe to prepare ahead of time. These overnight cinnamon rolls are topped with a fluffy cream cheese frosting that takes them to the next level of greatness. Serve these rolls with a platter of fresh fruit for an ideal breakfast to eat while gathered around the tree enjoying the morning.
Cranberries are synonymous with the holidays. Lean into this festive fruit by making these fresh cranberry scones for your Christmas breakfast feast. The flaky scones make a beautiful platter on your Christmas table. Not only do these cranberry scones taste delicious but they are also gorgeous. The scones are topped with a rum glaze that takes them over the top. Serve these scones as a sweet ending to a savory meal or use them as a light accompaniment to fruit.
Gingerbread is another flavor that is tied to the holiday season, making these gingerbread muffins with vanilla bean glaze a natural fit for your Christmas meal. The dark molasses gives the muffins their rich dark color, however, feel free to substitute with honey if you do not have any molasses on hand. The simple glaze is made with just powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla bean powder. These muffins taste the best right out of the oven but they can also be made ahead of time for extra convenience.
For something lighter than a heavy breakfast casserole, try this healthier roasted tomato caprese frittata. The recipe includes a tasty balance of garlicky spinach, roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and fresh basil. You simply saute all of the ingredients together and bake it til perfection. As a bonus, the tomatoes and basil are the perfect red and green combination for Christmas. This recipe is also compatible with vegetarian and gluten-free diets. Because it comes together in just 30 minutes, it is a good choice if you want to make something the day of but not be a slave to your kitchen during all of the festivities.
This homemade gingerbread granola recipe screams the holidays. The granola is bursting with winter-inspired flavors, including pecans, maple syrup, candied ginger, and a host of spices. By using gluten-free oats, you can even make this granola compliant for those on that type of diet. The addition of dried cranberries adds a pop of color while the candied ginger adds sweetness. Eat this granola straight-up or use it as a topping for yogurt or granola. Regardless, it is sure to go fast once your family gets a taste of it. When stored in an airtight container, this granola will stay fresh for up to two weeks.
Put an ethnic twist on your Christmas breakfast menu by serving this easy shakshuka recipe. This dish hails from the Middle East, delivering an explosion of flavors in every bite. Shakshuka is made in a skillet with tomatoes, garlic, onions, and poached eggs. A bevy of spices kicks it up a notch. Sprinkle the dish with fresh cilantro and parsley for another layer of flavor. Serve this dish with toasted bread, a simple salad, and fresh fruit for a complete brunch.
Make your Christmas morning as merry as possible with these 10 breakfast or brunch ideas.
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