Do you wake up early on Christmas morning and sprint to the tree or do you slowly mozy down the stairs to see what Santa brought?
When I was a kid, I was always the first one up-if I even went to sleep at all. I would always wake my brother and sister up at the crack of dawn. They used to yell at me to go back to bed, but I was always too excited. I used to sneak down to “get a drink of water” and to peak to see what was under the tree.
I love the magical feeling Christmas brings. I have gotten better in my “old age,” but I still can’t sleep in on Christmas morning, gifts or no gifts. I just love being with family, friends, and celebrating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas breakfast/brunch is another reason to get out of bed. My dad always makes his famous cinnamon rolls. We aren’t going to be in Illinois with my family this year, so we will miss out, but my dad is coming next week and I am sure he will make us a special batch:) Does your family have a Christmas breakfast/brunch tradition?
Today I am sharing a few breakfast/brunch ideas in case you need some help. Enjoy!
Cinnamon Rolls-this is my grandmother’s recipe. My dad has been making them for years and years. They are the best! My dad is famous for them-everyone calls them “Parry Rolls.”
Baked Oatmeal-if you want a healthier breakfast option that is warm, comforting, and feeds a crowd, try my baked oatmel. You can double the recipe and make it in a 9 by 13 pan. Let your guests add their own toppings-nuts, brown sugar, fruit, milk, etc.
Berry Oven Pancakes-if you only have a few mouths to feed on Christmas morning, you should WOW them with these fancy berry pancakes. Don’t tell your guests, but they are super simple to make:)
Egg Vegetable Casserole-this casserole is basically a fritatta that is baked in a 9 by 13 pan-perfect for large crowds. It is loaded with veggies and cheese, but feel free to add sauasage or ham for the meat lovers.
Lemon Ricotta Biscuits-these biscuits are baked in muffin tins, so you don’t have to fuss with cutting them out. The lemon/ricotta combination is fabulous! Your guests will ask for the recipe, I promise:)
Monkey Bread Muffins-make these muffins for the kiddos-they are easy and loaded with cinnamony sugar goodness. They are Josh’s favorite too-he is still a kid:)
I hope you found a few recipes for you and your family to enjoy. Happy Holidays!