Christmas breakfast should be one of the most special meals of the year. But that morning is usually full of activity: opening (or finishing the wrapping of) presents, getting ready for church, and the noise and bustle of guests arriving. For this meal, you want something make-ahead that you can just plop on the counter or put into the oven or a simple five ingredient recipe; something special that celebrates the occasion; and something delicious but easy to make. These ten recipes fulfill all of those requirements. Mix and match them to create your own breakfast menu, or choose one or two to add to your traditional breakfast to make it festive. Enjoy!
Pie for breakfast? Why not? Back in the "olden days", pie was eaten at all times of the day. Of course, that's when people worked on farms and needed to be well-fueled for strenuous activity. Still, on Christmas morning, a pie is a special treat.
I love this recipe. It's so fun to use different ingredients as the base for a quiche. The waffles may not hold all of the filling, so I like to use a cookie sheet with sides. A dusting of powdered sugar adds a wonderfully festive touch. While they're not a make ahead recipe, they take just a little bit of work before you pop them into the oven.
This is a simple five ingredient recipe that tastes like so much more than the sum of its parts. You can make this recipe in eight individual ramekins for a special presentation. In that case, bake for 15-18 minutes or until the eggs are set.
Finally, this fabulous recipe tastes even better if made a day or two ahead of time. It's packed with chocolate and oatmeal, lots of butter, and eggs. The texture is simply amazing - more like pound cake than coffee cake. Yum.