The morning of December 25th is arguably the craziest of the entire year. Between navigating the mounds of discarded wrapping paper and handling children bursting with adrenaline, you barely have time to think, much less get everyone fed. To make things simpler, plan breakfast for the family in advance! These seasonal dishes are unbelievably simple (and delicious). Whip one of these up for your loved ones so you can start the special morning right.
Overnight Gingerbread French Toast Breakfast Bake
If you really want to make things easy, start this incredible dish from Averie Cooks on Christmas Eve and just pop it in the oven the next morning. Everyone will adore the buttery-soft bread that tastes like gingerbread and molasses. You can leave it in the fridge for up to twenty-four hours, so heat it up whenever your family starts to get hungry. One less thing to worry about on Christmas!
Hot Cocoa Pancakes
What's more fitting for a Christmas meal than a whole lot of hot cocoa? These pancakes by Lisa at Wine and Glue are just as fun to make as they are to eat. Drizzle them in chocolatey goodness and top with a handful of little marshmallows for the best results.
Christmas Egg in a Hole
Not all Christmas breakfasts need to be filled with sugary ingredients. This dish is super easy to make and a little more nutritious. Simply take a holiday-shaped cookie cutter and make some fun shapes in a few slices of bread. Then cook some scrambled eggs inside the bread cut-outs in a frying pan. Ta-duh! Protein mixed with a little bit of Christmas magic.
Overnight Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting
This is another great breakfast to make the night before. Julie from Lovely Little Kitchen has perfected her cinnamon recipe. It's packed with sugary goodness and the best cream cheese frosting you've ever tasted. Family members of any age will gobble these treats up faster than you can say "Jolly Ol' Saint Nick."
Christmas Tree Waffles
These delectable little trees take less than half an hour to prepare and are such fun. You can use your regular waffle mix, some green food coloring, and candy to make a breakfast that's as memorable as it is delicious. Don't forget to snap a few pictures!
Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake
My mouth is watering just looking at this tempting recipe. All you'll need is butter, lemon zest, sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, baking powder, buttermilk, kosher salt, and of course, fresh blueberries. Mix them all together and let the dish bake in the oven for about 45 minutes. Once you give it a try, you'll probably never want to serve a different breakfast on Christmas again.
Eggnog French Toast
This recipe by Jaclyn at Cooking Classy puts a fun holiday twist on a traditional dish that's easy to make. Mix all of the ingredients (eggnog, eggs, nutmeg, and rum) together and soak some thick bread in the mixture. Then place the bread slices on a buttered griddle until their perfectly golden. Glaze with some warm maple syrup and you're good to go.
Cake Batter Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup
If you adore fluffy red velvet cakes, then you'll fall head-over-heels for this scrumptious breakfast by Gimme Delicious. You can use pretty much any store-bought red velvet cake mix as the base, then you'll use the recipe to turn the cake into pancakes smothered in delicious cream cheese.
White Chocolate Cranberry Scones
This is the best time of year to use cranberries in your cooking, and these scones are the perfect partner for a fresh cup of coffee on Christmas morn. Full of fruity flavor and drizzled with white chocolate sauce, they're sure to be a hit with everyone. Follow this recipe from Chew Out Loud and you'll have a batch ready in less than an hour. The recipe also tells you how to prepare and store them if you're making them in advance.
All of the children are having bunches of fun, so why should adults relax a little, too? Embrace the holiday spirit with these yummy morning cocktails. How Sweet Eats combined the perfect amount of champagne and cranberry juice for a drink that's wonderfully festive.
What dishes do you love to serve on Christmas morning? Let us know in the comments!