Dec 23, 2013

Christmas Breakfasts to Start the Day Right!

I love breakfast on Christmas morning. Delicious, sweet breakfast foods eaten around a merry table with family, post-presents (or pre-, depending on the extent of your self-control around presents/how hangry you get). What could be more perfect?

If you're one of those people who wakes up at 4am on Christmas, you can put together a delightful breakfast for the rest of the family. They'll like that a lot better than if you wake them up at that ungodly hour!

Here are some delicious-looking recipes from around the internet. Make one (or several!) of these and you'll be one of the most sought-after Christmas guests around!

Lulu's Pop's Pancakes



The ingredients are pretty easy to find in most pantries, with buttermilk as the only slightly unusual one.

Don't worry if you're out of buttermilk, you can easily sub in just under a cup of regular cow's milk with a tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice (I tend to get the best results with lemon juice) for the buttermilk. I haven't tried it with non-dairy milks, however, so be wary if you're going to try to make these with almond or soy milk - I don't recommend it!

To turn a great breakfast into a stellar Christmas breakfast, turn the above pancakes into a winter treat:


Alternate options for fruit lovers are blueberry 'coal' buttons/eyes/nose and shaved coconut snow. Feel free to frost the snowman with vanilla greek yogurt and/or powdered sugar. Also, vegetarian breakfasters will be pleased if you sub out the bacon scarf for a row of strawberries!

If you're serving a real health nut or need a lot of energy for your Christmas morning activities (snowman building, anyone?), this next option is a great choice!



To make it even more Christmasy, add some chopped peppermint bark and/or candy canes. Yum!

Or maybe you're hosting a granola skeptic.

WHAT? THOSE EXIST?

Convert even the most stubborn cereal-foe with the following recipe.


white fudge Peppermint oreo granola | thebittersideofsweet.com
So it's definitely not the healthiest breakfast around, especially since it's almost begging to be combined with ice cream. But it's Christmas and a sugar high is almost a requirement!

As fun as these breakfasts are, don't forget that simplicity can be a real winner. For example, my little sister loves bacon.


We don't have it very often, so making sure to put a rare, but loved, treat like that on the menu can go a long way towards awakening those Christmas morning happy tummy smiles!

If you got up way too early to make anything less than gourmet, turn it into Marla's Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bacon.

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bacon | FamilyFreshCooking.com
Or get fancy and French with Marie's Bacon Quiche


Or you can just serve chocolate on bread. That works.

YUM.

What are your favorite Christmas traditions?

What are you serving on Christmas this year?

Are you planning on trying any of those recipes?

2 comments:

  1. Look so yum! Merry Christmas!!
    Amy
    hundred-lookbyamyaguilera.blogspot.com

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  2. Hi! Thanks for your comment on my blog! :-)
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    You can check it out if you'd love to see them :-p
    Amy
    hundred-lookbyamyaguilera.blogspot.com

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