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Christmas Brunch: A Perfect Present

Baked Eggnog French Toast

Baked Eggnog French Toast

I’m crazy about breakfast and brunch. From pancakes to puffy quiches, a really good morning meal sets the stage for a wonderful day. And Christmas is one of my favorite times to make a special breakfast. After all, I’m already up early thanks to my son’s insistence of opening gifts as soon as his eyes pop open. Why not have something special Christmas bunch ready to fill our bellies once the stockings have been emptied?

No matter your cooking style – whether you like to keep things simple or go all out – you can enjoy a fabulous breakfast on Christmas morning.

Quick Tips

  • Make sure you’ve read the recipe fully and note any special prep work. Some recipes might require rising or overnight times, and you don’t want to be surprised the morning of.
  • Mix together dry ingredients the night before and cover bowl with plastic wrap. Now you’re halfway there!
  • Pancake, waffle and crepe batter is always better after an overnight rest in the fridge.

I’ve gathered together some fantastic breakfast recipes for you to mix and match the morning of. Don’t forget to mix your sweet stuff with protein – you’ll need that energy to get through the day!

Crowd Pleasers

Got a crowd waking up in your house for the holidays? Go with larger dishes that bake up easily. Round them out with fruit and yogurt!

Pumpkin Chai Bread PuddingSuper-Moist Carrot-Almond Coffee Cake

One Dish Baked Pancakes and SausageBaked Panettone French Toast with Apples and Cranberries

Breakfast to Impress

These take a little more prep work, but the results are worth it.

Braided Breakfast DanishCardamom Donut Bites with Orange-Honey Glaze

Mushroom and Spinach Breakfast PuffsButternut Frittata with Sage and Gruyère

On the Go

Heading over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s?  Try these portable breakfasts on for size:

Whole Grain and Pumpkin Seed GranolaEggnog and Ruby Red Grapefruit Muffins

Two-Bite Breakfast PoppersBreakfast Tacos with Sweet Potato Hash

What do you make for Christmas morning? Share your favorite dishes in the comments!

From carving with confidence to pouring with pride, our online Holiday Cheat Sheet means more of your best for less stress. Order holiday meals online too; we'll do the work, you'll take the credit.

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Angie in SoCal says …

Wow - the recipes read scrumptious. We have a family brunch once a month and I'm bookmarking the page to come back and make some of these. Thanks!

K. Kim says …

Cranberry muffins.

Robert Myers says …

Looking forward to trying your store