10 Christmas Breakfast Ideas!

Breakfast, Menus / Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

OK, Christmas morning. The presents have been opened. The stocking are unstuffed. The kids’ joy is at its zenith. And now everyone is hungry and looking at YOU.

It’s time for Christmas breakfast.

Here are some ideas from the EPC archives for breakfasts that are special but won’t keep you stuck in the kitchen for long.

See the photo at the top of this post? That’s Virginia Willis’ Overnight French Toast Casserole. Sweet goodness. Buttery bread moistened with eggs, whole milk, vanilla, cinnamon and ginger and studded with chopped pecans. Make it during the commercial breaks as you watch “It’s A Wonderful Life” on Christmas Eve.¬†

Christmas-Morning Muffins. One of my favorite recipes from last year. Fresh clementine juice. Dried cranberries. Chocolate chips. Fresh nutmeg. Easy and delicious.

Peppery Bacon and Cheddar Scones. Hold me.

These Maple-Pecan Oatmeal Scones always remind me of visiting my sister in Boston right after Christmas. We wallked through the snow to a little coffeehouse I’d never seen before that day. I think it was called “Starbucks.”

Chai Waffles with Vanilla Whipped Cream. So, so, so good. Everything’s better with chai.

Charleston Shrimp and Grits. Shrimp with bacon, onion and green bell pepper spooned over a bed of cheese grits. Use quick-cooking grits, and you’ll have this in your belly in no time.

Everyone loves Monkey Bread. Just quarter some canned biscuits, dip them in butter, roll them in cinnamon sugar, and bake them in a bundt pan. It even LOOKS like a wreath. Perfect!

Does your family usually have biscuits on the table for Christmas breakfast? Try these Pecan Sour Cream Biscuits. They’re sweetened with light brown sugar, so they’re delicious with a pat of butter, jam or country ham.

Quick Cinnamon Biscuits. Sweet goodness.

And, last but not least, Chai-Apple Pie Coffee Cake! Sweet. Spicy. Moist. Crumbly. The chai is baked into the cake and used to saut√© the apples, so you can’t miss it. I have a feeling that a big dollop of bourbon whipped cream wouldn’t hurt this coffee cake one bit.

Now, give me some ideas! What do YOU make for Christmas breakfast?

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18 thoughts on “10 Christmas Breakfast Ideas!

  1. Your Christmas morning muffins look amazing! I'd make those any day of the year. And the french toast casserole looks pretty amazing too.

  2. All of these look fantastic! We don't have a traditional Christmas morning breakfast. We sometimes make breakfast casserole with crescent rolls, Jimmy Dean sausage, eggs, cheese, and cream cheese….

  3. I know I'm being traditional here, but I do love a nice Strata. And everyone in the family then calls it an "Eric-eh-strada" LOL

  4. These all look SCRUMPTIOUS!

    QUESTION: for the chai-tea apple coffee cake, what is in the chai tea CONCENTRATE? I have chai tea bags and also chai tea spices, and am trying to figure out what to substitute in for the rest of the concentrate ingredients to get an approximate replacement for the dry/liquid/etc. effect. Is the concentrate a LIQUID, premixed product with added water/sugar? That's how I'm interpreting the info on the Oregon Chai website but I'm not 100 percent sure. Thanks!

  5. I would eat any of these for Christmas breakfast, especially the french toast. This is a great post – thanks and happy holidays to you!

  6. All of these look so good! How will I ever choose which to make first? I'm especially wanting to make the overnight french toast casserole, Christmas-morning muffins, and maple pecan oatmeal scones, but the others look irresistible too!

  7. That French toast is amazing – I make a "light" version of it, and I swear you'd never know it was "lighter – it's delicious no matter what!

  8. Ha, before this post even appeared I had put overnight french toast casserole on the Christmas morning breakfast menu!

  9. Shrimp for breakfast? Why didn't I think of that sooner! My family does these little sausage English muffin things we call "breakfast pizzas." We only make them for Christmas. One year my mom was on a diet and said she wasn't going to make them. My brother and I said we were going to boycott Christmas if she didn't-they're that amazing! I can't wait to carry on the tradition with my kids, and maybe make some more…like shrimp in the morning! :)

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