Easy and Delicious Recipes for Christmas Morning
Imagine Christmas morning for a moment: the crunch of gift wrap as it's crumpled and torn, children's laughter, and perhaps carols playing in the background. Envision snow falling outside your window, the glittery lights and ornaments on your tree, and your sister-in-law’s crazy bed-head as she shuffles around in pajamas looking for a mug of coffee to wake her up. Imagine the scent of fresh pine needles and crispy gingerbread cookies. Everything seems perfect — but something is missing from this Yuletide scene: breakfast.
If your house is anything like most, the time and attention that's been dedicated to making sure that every stocking is stuffed and that every cup of cocoa is marshmallow-topped has prevented you from making a holiday-worthy breakfast. Never fear: with a few easy and delicious recipes, you can have the perfect breakfast prepared in no time — either before or after your family opens presents.
If you're going to make a special breakfast for Christmas morning you'll either need recipes that are quick and easy to accomplish (nobody wants to spend Christmas Day cooking and washing dishes!) or recipes that can be made ahead and reheated when you're ready to eat them. If you're hosting a large group on Christmas morning, try a mix of both; make a few homemade goodies in advance (like scratch-made cinnamon-swirl bread) and have them ready for those that need to nosh as soon as they wake up, and prep a few dishes that you can quickly and easily make-to-order on Christmas morning (like an oven-ready egg bake).
Whether you plan to make your holiday breakfast in advance so that you can relax with family and friends or whether you plan to make something easy yet impressive on Christmas morning, you’re going to need a few recipes. Here are our Christmas morning picks; they easy to make and full of warm, comforting, holiday flavors.
The great thing about this sweet and smoky bacon is that it’s made in advance and served at room temperature. Have some on hand Christmas morning; it’s a great pre-breakfast snack.
For the Candied Bacon recipe, click here.
Caramel Apple Bread Pudding
It’s okay; you can eat bread pudding for breakfast on Christmas Day. This one is rich and sweet and has a hint of holiday spice thanks to the cinnamon.
For the Caramel Apple Bread Pudding recipe, click here.
This story was originally published on December 12, 2014.
Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal's Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.