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10 Special Holiday Breakfasts

Easy yet impressive festive breakfast treats
Entertaining Celebration Moments December 2022

Between cooking, decorating, gifting, and entertaining, prepping for the holidays can be a full-time job. Savory is here to help with an early present: 10 simple but special breakfast ideas that let you cross one big meal off your list without sacrificing celebration time with family and friends.

These recipes feed a crowd, require minimal ingredients, and come together without a ton of work – they’re also full of seasonal flavor and impressive enough for a special occasion. Put on your comfiest pj’s, these easy AM treats have got breakfast covered for Christmas, Hanukkah, or any winter morning that calls for staying in and staying cozy.

Eggnog Bread Pudding

Deck your halls with the smell of holiday magic baking in the oven – 10 minutes of prep is all you need. Eggnog, nutmeg, cinnamon, and three kinds of dried fruit turn cubes of brioche (or challah) into a luscious breakfast bread pudding.  

Three-Ingredient Bagels with Green Onion Cream Cheese

Chewy, oven-fresh bagels at home…with just three ingredients? The surprising combo of self-rising flour, Greek yogurt, and an egg makes it possible! Don’t forget the homemade bacon-scallion cream cheese for schmearing. 

Mashed Potato and Bacon Waffles

This smart hack recipe up-cycles leftover holiday mashed potatoes into unexpected, savory waffles. A thick batter made with mashed spuds, chopped bacon, and cheddar becomes golden, crispy, and irresistible using a regular waffle iron.  

Make-Ahead Sheet Pan Eggnog Pancakes

Forget flipping and standing at the stovetop, these fluffy flapjacks fit for a crowd cook effortlessly on a sheet pan. Whip up the eggnog-spiked batter the night before, then bake and slice – or cut into festive shapes – when you’re ready to serve.  

Brunch Grazing Board

This spectacular spread will put you in the holiday breakfast hall of fame – no one has to know how easy it is to put together. Small-scale, store-bought items like mini waffles, bagels, and quiches, pre-cooked bacon and hardboiled eggs, fruit, and your favorite fixings combine in this pick-your-own feast that’s as easy as arranging items on a platter.  

Cinnamon Swirl Baked French Toast

What’s better than impressive breakfast that you can prep overnight? One that is made with only 5 ingredients. This tender cinnamon french toast with bursting blueberries and topped with powder sugar will have the whole family begging for more. 

Cast Iron Cinnamon Rolls with Maple-Bacon Glaze

Four ingredients and five minutes of prep are all you need for savory-sweet, oven-fresh cinnamon rolls. Refrigerated tube dough goes next-level baked in a cast iron skillet topped with crispy bacon and maple glaze.  

Potato and Maple Sausage Fri-tot-a Casserole

Serve a complete breakfast starring everyone’s favorites with one simple make-ahead dish. Frozen tater bites help fast-track this stick-to-your-ribs casserole with eggs and maple sausage that assembles in minutes up to a day in advance.  

Pumpkin Spice Sweet Potato Pancakes

Two all-star holiday desserts combine in these gluten-free pancakes made with almond flour. Canned sweet potato puree adds rich flavor and moisture to warmly spiced hot cakes finished with a drizzle of maple syrup and chopped pecans.  

Everything Bagel Breakfast Bake

Give day-old bagels new life with this hearty riff on savory bread pudding, aka strata. Pieces of everything bagel, eggs, scallions, and three kinds of cheese combine in one crowd-pleasing make-ahead bake that preps in 15 minutes. 

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