Christmas morning wouldn’t be complete without warm pajamas, a big, cozy breakfast, and mugs of steaming coffee and hot chocolate. Pair a crowd-pleasing homemade frittata with an assortment of artisanal pastries and breakfast cakes, and this long-awaited celebration comes together in no time. Merry Christmas!
A colorful frittata with hearty butternut squash and kale makes a great breakfast dish for a crowd. Our version gets even more savory flavor from Italian sausage, but you can omit it for a vegetarian dish. On the side, serve a platter of hash browns sprinkled with fresh chives and a bright, wintry citrus compote with honey and golden raisins.
Round out the buffet with a spread of beautiful baked goods that can be delivered right to your door. These streusel-topped muffins are made from scratch by The Bread Project, a nonprofit that trains people with limited resources in the art of baking and helps them develop food-industry job skills. Serve them alongside Italian butterhorn cookies and a sampling of nostalgic small batch toaster pops. Don’t forget the hot cocoa!
Keep it casual and enjoy Christmas breakfast where friends and family naturally gather — right in the kitchen. Use a kitchen island or extra counter space to set up a buffet where everyone can serve themselves.
Even a homey, intimate meal can feel like a celebration with a few special touches. Arrange the muffins on a porcelain cake stand, and stack festive plates with brightly printed rolled napkins. Decorate the area with holly and berries.
Find creative ways to make the meal memorable. For example, tuck a Christmas ornament into each rolled napkin and have family members hang them on the tree (guests can take them home as a gift).