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Top Ten Christmas Breakfast Recipes


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!

1. Swedish Tea Log

Swedish Tea Log
Linda Larsen
This incredible recipe should be tasted by every person at least once in their lives. It takes some time, but it's not difficult to make. It's the best coffeecake I have ever made; promise!

2. Scrambled Eggs in Puff Pastry

Make Ahead Scrambled Eggs
Linda Larsen
This recipe comes out every year around the holidays. It's delicious, special, and so easy to make. Plus it looks gorgeous on a buffet table.

3. Melon Berry Salad

Melon Berry Salad
Linda Larsen
Different types of melons, along with strawberries and blueberries, make this salad beautiful and special. The lemon and cinnamon dressing is perfect with the sweet and juicy fruit.

4. Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Easy Cinnamon Rolls
Linda Larsen
Frozen bread dough makes a wonderful cinnamon roll if you use enough brown sugar, cinnamon, and frosting! This recipe is very easy to make and the results are spectacular.

5. French Apple Pie

French Apple Pie
Linda Larsen
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.

6. Heavenly Cheese Molded Salad

Heavenly Cheese Molded Salad
Linda Larsen
Well, this "salad" is about as much "salad" as ice cream. Still, it's so delicious and just the thing for a celebratory breakfast. And it does have pineapple!

7. Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Chip Muffins
Linda Larsen
Muffins are always appropriate for breakfast, and especially so on holiday mornings. Adding chocolate chips to a tender brown sugar muffin really makes them special.

8. Waffle Quiches

Waffle Quiches
Linda Larsen
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.

9. Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake
Linda Larsen
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.

10. Eggs Lorraine

Eggs Lorraine
Linda Larsen
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.

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