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14 Special Breakfasts for Your Christmas Morning

14 Special Breakfasts for Your Christmas Morning

Do you open gifts before or after breakfast on Christmas morning?  In my parents' house, when the gifts have been unwrapped and the stockings unstuffed, it is time for a breakfast of fluffy scrambled eggs and sweet cinnamon rolls.  My husband and I have started a new tradition in our own home; we feast on frittatas and fresh biscuits before settling in front of the tree with mugs of hot chocolate to open our gifts.  

Whatever your traditions, Christmas morning calls for a festive breakfast!  If you don't want to take the time to cook, you can use some of the Smitten Kitchen's tips to prepare a make-ahead brunch.

Below, I've rounded up 14 of my favorite festive breakfast dishes from blogs across the web; some are suitable for make-ahead, others will require a bit of time in the morning.  Enjoy!

Apple Pecan Sticky Buns from Always with Butter
Brown Butter Winter Citrus Pancakes from Joy the Baker 
Caramelized Onion Bacon Frittata from Savvy Eats
Chocolate Gingerbread Granola from How Sweet It Is
Cinnamon Pecan Rolls from Bran Appetit

Cranberry Orange Cinnamon Rolls from Two Peas and Their Pod
Eggnog Breakfast Crumble Crunch Cake from How Sweet It Is
Eggnog French Toast from Bell’alimento

Gingerbread Pancakes from Savvy Eats
Hot Chocolate Popovers from Joy the Baker
Maple Chip Waffles from My Baking Addiction
Nutella Pancakes from Bell-alimento
Panettone French Toast from Food Blogga
Pear Cranberry Walnut Bread from Shutterbean

What are your holiday breakfast traditions?

Photo credits: Eggnog Breakfast Crumble Crunch Cake from How Sweet It IsCinnamon Rolls from Two Peas and Their PodGingerbread Pancakes from Savvy Eats

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  • JEM4612 By JEM4612
    12.22.11  

    I can't wait to try the Gingerbread Pancakes!

  • melissd1 By melissd1
    12.22.11  

    Having just got out of a really bad relationship, I can plan for what can happen on Christmas morning with my family. This made me think of what I wanted Christmas morning to look like. I like how you eat breakfast then sit around with hot chocolates while opening gifts. I have a 6 years old son. I am not sure how long I will be able to hold him off from opening presents. This year is our first real Christmas. Thanks for your post!

  • lovely11 By lovely11
    12.22.11  

    I'm making pancakes and eggs, sausage

  • wagarific918 By wagarific918
    12.22.11  

    The cranberry orange cinnamon rolls sound amazing!!

  • Deeishere By Deeishere
    12.23.11  

    The sticky buns look really yummy

  • bulldog By bulldog
    12.28.11  

    Cant wait to try the cranberry orange cinnamon rolls

  • thriftyrocks By thriftyrocks
    12.28.11  

    Why is every single recipe filled with flour here? Gluten free so I made a hash brown, sausage and cheese bake!

  • rainaroo By rainaroo
    12.28.11  

    I really wanna make those nutella pancakes! yum :D

  • vanessa722 By vanessa722
    12.29.11  

    I want to try the nutella pancakes too!! It saound reaaly good!

  • rhondar77 By rhondar77
    12.30.11  

    i am going to try the hot chocolate popovers they sound really good

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