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Christmas Breakfast Ideas

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Whether you are up before dawn with the kids, or you get to sleep in on Christmas morning, these breakfast recipes are sure to make the morning merry and bright.


Smoked Salmon, Goat Cheese, and Artichoke Quiche

Having company coming on Christmas morning? This stunning quiche, with its high-sided free-form crust, is both impressive and delicious.

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Overnight Gingerbread Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Rich with molasses and warming spices, this oatmeal brings to mind old-fashioned gingerbread. A quick boil at night and an overnight lounge in the fridge means the notoriously slow-cooking grains need only 10 minutes of simmering.

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Lemon Raspberry Pistachio Sweet Rolls

Look no further for the perfect Christmas breakfast: this one's even red and green! Sweet raspberry jam, fragrant lemon zest, and toasty pistachios make these rolls just different enough to wake up your tastebuds.

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Sausage and Egg Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce

Tortillas stuffed with spicy chorizo, scrambled eggs, and potatoes are topped off with a tangy tomatillo sauce and melted cheese for a breakfast that will keep you warm all day.

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Mascarpone Scrambled Eggs with Garlic Toasts

Mascarpone transforms everyday scrambled eggs into an extra creamy indulgence.

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Baked Apricot French Toast with Crunchy Corn Flake Streusel

An overnight soak in apricot-almond custard creates a meltingly soft, creamy interior for this baked French toast dish, while the corn flake crumb topping offers a crisp contrast.

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Classic Cinnamon Rolls with Currants and Pecans

Tiny dried currants and a sprinkle of crunchy pecans give these classic cinnamon rolls a little upgrade.

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Doughnut Muffins

They may look like muffins, but a dunk in melted butter and a roll in cinnamon-sugar makes them taste more like doughnuts. The batter can be made days ahead, too.

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Classic Butermilk Pancakes

Consider this recipe our gift to you: Thick, light pancakes that will please both adults and children alike and a recipe that is easily multiplied. Mix-ins like berries or chocolate chips (come on, it's Christmas) are up to you.

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Baked Eggs with Prosciutto and Asiago Cream

If you have not tried baked eggs yet, this recipe will be a revelation. Serve the cheesy eggs with toasted ciabatta bread. 

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Luxury English Muffins

Start a new Christmas tradition this year by serving these amazing, homemade English muffins. Much thicker than the store-bought kind, they still have all those iconic nooks and crannies perfect for slathering of jam or butter.

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Migas (Scrambled Eggs with Corn Tortillas)

Add a little spicy excitement to your morning with these colorful scrambled eggs. Put out condiments like salsa, chipotle sour cream, green onions, and diced avocado, and let folks customize their breakfast.

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Cranberry, Orange & Walnut Streusel Bread

This tasty loaf comes packed with the flavors of the season, and a streusel topping makes it feel special.

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Spicy Southwestern Bloody Mary

Tis the season for imbibing at breakfast. Though this one is made is "virgin" style, you can always add a shot of vodka if you don't mind the possibility of landing on Santa's naughty list.

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Classic Eggs Benedict

The key to this brunch classic is delicious simplicity: poached fresh eggs, Canadian bacon, toasted English muffins, and an authentic hollandaise sauce.

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Overnight Banana Sticky Buns with Pecans

Ripe bananas make these buns super moist and fragrant and infuse the caramel-pecan sauce with rich flavor. Preparing the dough and the filling the night before means the buns just need to rise and bake in the morning.

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Apple-Stuffed French Toast with Cider Syrup

Don't settle for plain old French toast when you can enjoy this deluxe rendition. It tastes only better if assembled in the baking dish the night before.

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