Christmas morning wouldn’t be complete without warm pajamas, a big, cozy breakfast, and mugs of steaming coffee and hot chocolate. Pair festive Christmas pancakes and baked eggs with an assortment of artisanal pastries and breakfast cakes, and this long-awaited celebration comes together in no time. Merry Christmas!
The kids will love making Christmas Pancakes, which are easy to make using our whimsical molds. Or, if your family loves waffles, make these Chocolate Waffles with Cherry Compote and Whipped Cream the star of the breakfast buffet. Round out the breakfast with hearty Baked Eggs with Spinach and Cream, Bacon with Brown Sugar, and a refreshing Citrus Compote.
Fill 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).