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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Holiday Breakfast

 
Holiday cooking is a big affair and often the focus is on the meals that come later in the day. Breakfast sometimes consists of re-purposed leftovers (which I happen to love), bagels and cream cheese (love those too), or a trip to the local diner. Let’s face it: after hours glazing a ham or cleaning and preparing fish or roasting that succulent slab of prime rib, sometimes we just want a break from the kitchen bright and early the next day.

As for me, I love special meals in the morning. They make me feel like a kid again and remind me of days I got to sleep in, eat pancakes in my pajamas, and enjoy a second mug of hot chocolate. If you have guests staying over—or just kids you’d like to treat to something special—we put together a few of our favorite Tasty Kitchen Blog posts featuring some of our favorite breakfast ideas.

 
 
 
Fruit-on-the-Bottom Baked Oatmeal, guest post and recipe from TK member Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up

Want to go the healthy, warm-up-your-belly route? Fruit-on-the-Bottom Baked Oatmeal will do you good.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Holiday Breakfast (Pancakes)

Eggnog Pancakes, guest post by Laurie McNamara of Simply Scratch, recipe submitted by TK member Kita of Pass the Sushi Lemon Cornmeal Pancakes, guest post by Maria Lichty of Two Peas and Their Pod, recipe submitted by TK member Jenna of Eat, Live, Run

I wasn’t going to tease you with the mention of pancakes without actually showing you some. Eggnog Pancakes, anyone? Or how about Lemon Cornmeal Pancakes? Or even if you’re going a more ready-made route with your pancakes, throw in a little something special and make homemade Essential Buttermilk Syrup. Trust me, it’s worth it.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Holiday Breakfast (French Toast)

Apple Bourbon French Toast Casserole, guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member Courtney of Neighborfood Stuffed French Toast, guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK member Amanda of I am Baker, I am Mommy

Or maybe French toast is more your thing. You can make an Apple Bourbon French Toast Casserole, or drive them wild with Stuffed French Toast in their favorite flavor.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Holiday Breakfast (Scones)

Blueberry Streusel Scones, guest post by Dara Michalski of Cookin' Canuck, recipe submitted by TK member Katrin of Running with the Devil(ed) Eggs Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Scones, guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Schnoodle Soup

Or perhaps scones will do the trick. Maybe a sweet and decadent Blueberry Strudel Scone, or go the savory route with Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Scones.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Holiday Breakfast (Healthy and Hearty)

Breakfast Salad with Cinnamon Toast Croutons and Maple Vinaigrette, guest post by Natalie Perry of Perry's Plate, recipe submitted by TK member Sommer of A Spicy Perspective Kale and Feta Egg Bake, guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Gina of Running to the Kitchen

If you’re all carb-ed out, you can go healthy and hearty with a Breakfast Salad. Salad, you ask? Yes, but it has cinnamon toast croutons and is dressed with maple vinaigrette and is topped with a fried egg. Crazy good. Or go with a Kale and Feta Egg Bake. It’ll keep you going and help you justify polishing off that extra slice of pie from last night.

 
 
 
Customizable Bread Bowl Breakfast, guest post by Natalie Perry of Perry's Plate, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Perfecting the Pairing

Or you can be sneaky and lay out a breakfast spread for a Customizable Bread Bowl Breakfast. That’s right. Make them do half the work and enjoy every minute of it.

 
Those are just some of our favorite breakfast ideas from this here Tasty Kitchen Blog. How about you? Have any holiday breakfast traditions? What are you having this morning? Come share! (Literally. Come share. I’m hungry.)

Hope you all enjoyed your holiday!

 

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Niteowl Nancy on 12.28.2013

My favorite Christmas breakfast is an Eggnog French Toast with Cranberry Syrup. Heavenly! Easily made the night before then popped into the oven while presents are being opened and the coffee is brewing.

Erica Lea | Buttered Side Up on 12.26.2013

Mmmm…those bacon scones were so good. And of course the fruit-on-the-bottom baked oatmeal. :D Those blueberry strudel scones look scrumptious as well. And those bread bowls are so cute!

lena on 12.26.2013

Oh, those look so good. I need to eat one of them right now.
My 7yo daughter’s Christmas morning breakfast request was chocolate chip pancakes, scrambled eggs, and pork shoulder Alaskan-style bacon with milk. It was delicious!