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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.

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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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Homemade Applewood-Smoked Bacon

A special breakfast calls for a special bacon. Making your own bacon is simple, but it is a process, so start well before Christmas; the cooked bacon keeps for up to 2 months in the freezer.

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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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Cinnamon-Swirl Raisin Bread

Packed with plump, juicy raisins and rich cinnamon swirls, this make-ahead bread is guaranteed to please, especially when slathered in Homemade Butter.

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Mascarpone Scrambled Eggs with Garlic Toasts

Mascarpone transforms everyday scrambled eggs into an extra creamy indulgence.

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Classic French Toast

A Christmas brunch favorite, this French toast is crisp and browned on the outside, creamy on the inside, and not overly sweet.

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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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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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Spinach & Mushroom Frittata

This easy-to-make frittata tastes great warm, which makes it perfect for a breakfast buffet.

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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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Turkey & Sweet Potato Hash

If you had a turkey on Christmas Eve, this is a perfect dish for using up leftovers. Serve the hash with some fried eggs for a hearty breakfast.

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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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