Christmas Eve has finally arrived. Perhaps you’ve hemmed and hawed over what to serve for tonight’s dinner, breakfast on Christmas morning, Christmas dinner with the family—so much so that you’ve entirely overlooked what to make the day after Christmas. Fret not! There are numerous ways to pull together a last-minute meal using either ingredients that are leftover from your holiday meal or items that you keep stocked in your pantry. From glamorous bacon and egg breakfast tartlets to elemental cinnamon toast, here are seven supremely easy day-after-Christmas breakfast and brunch ideas.
|Spicy Simmered Eggs with Kale
If you have kale and eggs, then you’re halfway there making this rustic dish. Sauté scallions and kale until wilted, add in citrus zest for brightness, then gently drop in eggs and simmer on low heat until the eggs are cooked to your liking.
With help from natural sweeteners like maple and honey, rolled oats, dried cranberries and almonds meld together to become an elegant granola. Feel free to use any nut or dried fruit of a similar size if you don’t have cranberries and almonds.
|Bacon-and-Egg Breakfast Tarts
Looking to get rid of all that extra cheese and sour cream from the holidays? Put them to good use in a straightforward yet show-stopping breakfast tart made with another freezer staple, puff pastry.
|Egg Sandwiches with Wilted Spinach
There’s no better way to make an English muffin feel better than to use it in a sandwich, like this egg rendition with wilted greens and a semi-hard cheese.
|Cinnamon Toast with Butter and Honey
Even if you’re out of all the breakfast staples like eggs, milk, cheese, fruit, yogurt, and bacon, chances are, you can still make a gorgeous-looking stack of cinnamon toast.
|Scrambled Eggs with Spinach and White Cheddar
Looking for a crowd-pleaser? You can’t go wrong with scrambled eggs. Bonus: These have melted cheese and spinach folded in.
Layer any combination of yogurt, fresh fruit slices and granola, trifle-style, to make an elegant and healthy breakfast sundae.