A Holiday Breakfast of Champions: 30 Meals for Christmas Morning
If you’re anything like us, you awake on Christmas morning with an extra spring in your step, ready to see what goodies under the tree bear your name (and because you must go turn on TBS to watch A Christmas Story for the 500th time). You ignore the after-effects of your Christmas Eve cookie binge and the one-too-many cocktails because, well, it’s Christmas. But just in case you need a little extra present-opening gusto, we’ve rounded up 30 breakfasts so hearty, decadent and delicious, Santa is going to wish he delivered your gifts on Christmas morning.
1. Eggnog Breakfast Bread Pudding: This make-ahead recipe is equal parts breakfast and dessert. The best part? Make it the night before so all you have to do is throw it in the oven on Christmas morning. (via The Kitchn)
2. Slow Cooker Make-Ahead Sausage and Mushroom Scrambled Eggs: We’re all for stick-to-the-ribs oatmeal (more on that later), and can’t wait to try this rich eggy alternative. (via Betty Crocker)
4. Pear and Maple Yogurt Cups: Give your Christmas breakfast a healthy spin with a yogurt parfait. The sweetness of the pears and maple syrup is the perfect balance to the tartness of the Greek yogurt and berries. (via Real Simple)
5. Sausage and Potato Pockets: Who says you can’t eat with your hands? Pack these crescent-shaped breakfast pockets with your favorite ingredients and munch all morning long — no silverware required. (via Real Simple)
9. Jalapeño-Cheddar Scones: Spice up your Christmas breakfast with jalapeño cheddar scones. A Brit + Co. tip? Add a scoop of scrambled eggs to turn them into artisanal egg and cheese sandwiches — with a kick. (via Smitten Kitchen)
11. 4-Ingredient (Gluten-free) Zucchini Pancakes: You may have seen our gluten-free take on zucchini pancakes, but just in case, here it is again. These are healthy, celiac-friendly and delicious. (via Brit + Co)
13. Baked Egg Boats: We love these baked egg boats for so many reasons: they are delicious, they reheat well, are easy to slice, and they’re beautiful. (But not too beautiful to eat; trust us, you’ll devour them.) (via Brit + Co)
15. Banana Granola: Making granola from scratch isn’t as difficult as it sounds, thanks to this recipe. Stir in your favorite yogurt and top with extra fruit for a healthy and filling meal. (via Green Kitchen Stories)
22. Multigrain Maple Mini Muffins: There’s something about bite-size holiday edibles that we just love. And when it comes to these hearty yet sweet mini muffins, we just can’t get enough. (via Sprouted Kitchen)
23. Sugar Plum Pudding with Anise & Cajeta: Sure, you probably shouldn’t have pudding for breakfast. But this is sugar plum pudding — and you know, the night before Christmas, you just might have visions of sugar plums dance in your head. (See what we did there?) (via Adventures in Cooking)
25. The Ultimate Sticky Buns: If they’re the ultimate, they must be good. Embrace some Southern tradition with this uber decadent dish (after all, your vow to eat better doesn’t take effect until January 1st). (via Bon Appetit)
27. Banana Nut Bread: You could bake this ahead of time to minimize your to-dos on Christmas morning, or opt to eat straight from the oven with a smear of going-to-melt butter. (via For the Love of the South)
30. Onion and Ricotta Frittata: We love how simple this frittata is. Three main ingredients — eggs, onion, ricotta — and a mix of spices make this dish a win with everyone, especially the cook. (via Joy the Baker)
What are you planning to eat on Christmas morning? Tell us in the comments below. Bon appetit!