Ho! Ho! Ho!
Christmas is the time of year when we all get together to celebrate. It’s a beautiful occasion, but it can also be stressful if you don’t plan. What are people going to eat?
Where will they sit? How many dishes do I have to make?! This is where planning your menu comes in handy. You want to make sure that everyone has enough food and that it tastes good! Here are some great ideas for delicious Christmas breakfasts to help you out with the cooking this holiday season!
1. Egg-Stuffed French Toast
I love anything french toast, especially stuffed french toast! They’re so easy to make, and they taste amazing! If you haven’t ever made stuffed french toast before, then you need to try making these egg stuffed french toasts.
1/4 cup milk.
1 tsp vanilla extract.
Three slices of bread.
Butter or oil.
Place three slices of bread on a flat surface. Spread each piece evenly with butter or oil.
Place the remaining two slices of bread on top of the first three slices. Set aside.
In a bowl, add eggs, milk, and vanilla. Whisk until thoroughly combined. Pour mixture over bread. Let soak for 10 minutes. Flip bread over onto another piece of paper towel.
Top with more paper towels.
Let dry for 30 minutes. Cut into four equal parts. Serve.
2. Nutella Egg Sandwich
This Nutella egg sandwich is one of my favorites around here because it’s such an easy recipe. All you need is a few ingredients, and you can whip up a quick breakfast in no time. It’s perfect for those mornings when you don’t feel like getting out of bed early.
1 tbsp milk.
1 tbsp sugar.
In a small bowl, whisk the egg with milk, sugar, and salt.
Heat a griddle or skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, pour one tablespoon of batter per pancake onto the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes, flip pancakes and cook for about five more minutes. Repeat the process until all batter is used or your desired amount is cooked.
3. Spicy Sausage Quiche
If you’re looking for something different than regular quiche recipes, then this spicy sausage quiche might be just what you’re looking for. The combination of sweet and savory makes this dish very unique. You won’t find any other recipe quite like this one anywhere else.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter 9″ pie crust. In a large bowl, combine biscuit mix, parsley, and cheese—press half of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pie shell. Arrange sausages over top of the mix. Spoon the remaining mixture over sausages—Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown.
Allow cooling slightly before slicing.
4. Chocolate Chip Pancakes
These chocolate chip pancakes are loaded with lots of chocolate chips. Add them at the end of the baking process to give these pancakes their signature crunchy exterior. Chocolate chip pancakes are always fun to make, and they’re a favorite among kids and adults alike.
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.
2 cups flour.
2 tsp baking powder.
1/8 tsp salt.
1/2 cup granulated sugar.
One stick butter, room temperature.
1/2 cup water.
2 tbsp sour cream.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. I am using an electric mixer, beat together sugar and butter until fluffy. Add egg and sour cream and continue beating until smooth. Stir in flour mixture until well mixed. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop by spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown and edges begin to pull away from the sides of the pan.
5. Blueberry Muffins
I love blueberries, and I know that these muffins taste great too! They have a delicious fruity flavor and are also packed full of nutrients. Blueberries contain antioxidants that help protect against heart disease and cancer. These muffins are a healthier alternative to traditional muffins, and they’re sure to satisfy everyone’s craving for a tasty treat.
3 cups flour.
1/4 cup sugar.
1 1/2 tsp baking soda.
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon.
1/4 teaspoon salt.
1 cup buttermilk.
One egg yolk.
1/2 cup melted shortening.
1/2 cup fresh blueberries.
Combine the first five ingredients in a mixing bowl. Make a well in the center and add buttermilk, egg yolk, and shortening. Beat until blended. Gently fold in berries. Fill paper-lined muffin tins 3/4 full. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks.
6. Breakfast Casserole
This Breakfast casserole has a nice crispy texture, and it tastes so good. It’s perfect for breakfast or brunch, primarily if you serve it warm. If you want to make this meal even more decadent, try adding some bacon drippings instead of butter. Yum!
One lb. ground beef.
One onion chopped.
Two eggs are beaten.
1 cup milk.
One can of corn kernels drained.
1/4 cup tomato paste.
1/4 cup ketchup.
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce.
1 Tbsp chili powder.
2 tsp paprika.
1 tsp garlic pepper.
1 tsp black pepper.
1/2 tsp dried thyme.
1/4 tsp dry mustard.
1/4 tsp celery seed.
1/4 tsp nutmeg.
1/4 tsp salt.
1/4 cup butter.
One bagel is cut into cubes.
Two slices of American cheese.
In a Dutch oven, cook meat and onions over medium heat until cooked through. Drain any grease. In a bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Add to the beef along with corn, tomato paste, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, paprika, garlic pepper, black pepper, thyme, dry mustard, celery seed, nutmeg, and salt. Cook over medium-low heat, occasionally stirring until thickened. Set aside.
Melt butter in a skillet over high heat; stir in bread cubes and fry until golden brown.
Transfer to a plate.
In a large bowl, combine meat mixture with hot cereal mixture and mix well. Spoon evenly over top of bread cubes and sprinkle with cheese. Place under broiler until cheese melts and begins to bubble.
7. Strawberry Shortcake
These strawberry shortcakes are the best! You won’t believe how easy it is to make them! The combination of sweet strawberries and tender biscuits is simply delicious.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Butter two 9 inch round cake pans. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon if desired. Cut dough into rounds about 2 inches wide using a round cutter dipped in flour. Press each circle into prepared pans. Brush with melted butter and bake for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F.
Meanwhile, prepare strawberries by slicing them in half lengthwise and removing seeds. Slice into thin wedges and place them in a small bowl—top biscuit bottoms with strawberries and whipped cream.
Replace biscuits and return to oven for an additional 5 to 8 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.
Cool slightly before serving. Makes 12 biscuits.
8. Easy Eggnog Pancakes
Eggnog pancakes are a holiday tradition here at our house. This recipe makes about ten 4-inch pancakes which feed six people very nicely. We usually make about three batches of batter at once, so we always have plenty of pancakes in our freezer for those mornings when one isn’t enough.
Combine all ingredients except maple syrup in a blender. Pulse on low speed until combined. Pour batter into a shallow pan and spread out with a spatula. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes or until set. Remove from oven and cool completely. Drizzle maple syrup over cooled pancakes. Makes about ten pancakes.
These recipes will add to your favorites list as they will help you start your Christmas with great pomp.
These recipes will linger around your tastebuds. Enjoy your Christmas!