Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast Ideas Special Enough for Christmas Morning

Each year we gather around the tree and open presents first thing in the morning.  Since this can usually take a while, I usually wade through the mounds of wrapping paper toward the kitchen to make our Christmas Morning Breakfast around brunch time!

Traditionally I make my Jolly Breakfast Ring every year. (which I have yet to's coming, promise!)  However, sometimes I do like to alternate and make some other quick yet festive dishes.

Here are a few of my favorites:

This is my new favorite pancake!  Holiday Pancakes are a variation of my ever so popular Farmstyle Buttermilk Pancakes with the addition of holiday spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.  Excellent for Christmas morning! (See below for the recipe)

This Italian Breakfast Sandwich will be quick and easy to put together in the morning.  A wonderful combination of flavors for an easy breakfast.

A pretty presentation and tasty treat for everyone, this Tropical Crescent Ring is very festive.  You can change out the fruit and nuts to fit the holiday...cranberries and pecans anyone?

This is a perfect breakfast as it is made in the slow cooker.  Toss the ingredients for my Apple and Granola Breakfast Cobbler in the slow cooker while you open presents.  In know time you'll have a hot and comforting breakfast. 

Rosti, perfect for a crowd.  Scrumptious and hearty this potato and tomato dish rocks!

Holiday Pancakes

Adapted from Aunt Grace’s Farmstyle Buttermilk Pancakes

1 c flour
2 T sugar
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
½ t cinnamon
¼ t ground nutmeg
1/2 t salt
1 c buttermilk
2 T vegetable oil
1 egg

In a medium bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.  Stir to combine.  Make a well in the middle and add the oil.

In another bowl whisk together buttermilk and egg. 
Add to dry ingredients and mix together until just moistened.  Batter will be lumpy.

On a pre-heated cast iron skillet, ladle batter onto skillet for each pancake.  Cook until golden brown and holes begin to appear on top.  Turn on the second side and cook until golden brown.


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