Christmas morning is an exciting time for kids! This is usually the time when they run to the Christmas tree and rip open wrapped presents they’ve been waiting to lay their hands on! Christmas breakfast is equally exhilarating for them.
For parents, it’s a time to relax and sleep in, without work getting in the way. This is why Christmas breakfast preparation should not be tedious. It should be an unhurried and relaxed affair! Here are some food hacks moms and dads should know for this perfect occasion!
Christmas breakfast ideas:
1. Whip up some egg muffins
Also known as baked omelets and minifrittatas, these delicious treats are super easy to make. You can find a recipe here.
2. Bake some Bacon
If you’re anticipating a large gathering on Christmas morning, you can save time by using an oven, instead of a frying pan to prepare juicy strips of bacon.
3. Spread some Candy cane magic
There’s nothing like a sprinkling of candy dust–you can crush them in a food processor—to make any dessert even more festive!
4. Scramble eggs the easy way
Scrambling eggs directly on the pan instead of in a separate bowl saves time, and let’s face it, this is the more fun way! Add some milk for extra fluffiness.
5. Make delicious pancakes that are actually healthy
Indulging your family’s sweet tooth doesn’t have to mean loading them up with empty sugar. Whip up healthy alternatives to your family’s favourite fluffy pancakes using these recipes.
6. Make a breakfast casserole after dinner
You don’t have to prepare an entire casserole on Christmas morning itself. You can prepare it the day before and just heat it up the next morning. Not only will it lessen stress, it’ll also allow you to spend more time with your loved ones!
You can find some delectable recipes here.
7. Create Santa strawberries
Possibly one of the most adorable Holiday desserts, Santa strawberries with cream cheese are delicious confections! Rest assured–relatives of all ages can enjoy it.
You can find a recipe here.
8. Put an egg on it!
Protip: Leftovers can be transformed to a special Christmas breakfast if you top it with a freshly fried egg!
9. Crock-pot French toast, anyone?
Use a slow cooker or crock-pot to prepare this kid’s fave. Best of all, the aroma of cinnamon will fill your home with the Holiday spirit. Find out how to make it here.
10. Say Cheers with Christmas mimosas
A white cranberry Mimosa or any light cocktail can make Christmas breakfast and the preparation that comes with it more enjoyable…for mommy and daddy, of course!
11. Assemble waffle Christmas trees
Store-bought waffle cones can be transformed into luscious holiday treats using frosting, small candy, licorice and other sweets your kids enjoy!
Find out how to make Waffle Christmas cones here.
12. Bake hard-boiled eggs in bulk
Using a muffin tray, bake eggs in bulk for about 25 to 30 minutes in your oven at about 325º. Preparing them this way not only releases more flavour, it’s all the more fun and easier for kids to peel!
13. Slow cook hot chocolate
Using your slow cooker, create generous servings of hot chocolate. Not only will it make dozens of servings in half the time, it’ll make Christmas breakfast prep super fun.
Watch this video tutorial to find out how to easily make crock-pot hot chocolate.
14. Freeze whipped cream for hot cocoa toppings
Squeeze dollops of whipped cream onto a sheet pan or platter and freeze them. On Christmas morning, they’ll make the perfect companions to a comforting cup of hot chocolate.
15. Make a snowman pizza!
Who doesn’t love pizza, right? To make a snowman pizza, take store-bought dough in varying sizes and line them up so that they form the outline of a snowman and then get creative with your sauce and toppings! You can find a full recipe here.
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