Christmas Breakfast and Brunch
Tumbling out of bed in the wee hours of Christmas morning means that by the time all of the gifts are opened, most of the family has worked up an impressive appetite. Refuel for the day ahead by serving up a traditional Christmas breakfast. With just a little planning, you can do most of the menu as a make-ahead, so you can give your loved ones a delicious spread on this iconic holiday morning -- streusel coffee cake, a cheesy sausage and egg breakfast casserole or a hash-brown strata -- without any early morning stress. Just wade through the discarded wrapping paper, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and enjoy.
Stir together basic ingredients to create this tender, nutty bread. Add blueberries or cranberries for a fruity bonus.
These mini quick breads are loaded with fall's favorite flavors.
Refrigerated breadsticks make these sweet rolls super easy to prepare.
Filled with dried figs or apricots, pistachios, and cranberries, this loaf is a Christmas recipe favorite.
Combine spice to sugar to sprinkle on cream-cheese-topped bagels for a super simple breakfast treat or snack.
Serve these sweet dough and fruit fritters for breakfast, brunch, or as a an appetizer or dessert.
Chopped toffee makes this muffin recipe decadent. Make ahead and reheat.
With a river of chocolate inside and a nutty chocolate-flecked topping, this sumptuous yeast bread is the perfect centerpiece for a Christmas brunch.
Muffins and jelly go so well together so why not bake the jelly right in the muffins? This recipe uses blueberry preserves, but you can use any flavor jelly you wish.
Chocolate for breakfast? Sure when you make these chocolate pancakes filled with chocolate chips.
Shape strips of cinnamon-filled bread dough into an edible Christmas tree. Trim with candied green and red cherries for the ornaments.