It's the week of Christmas, which means last minute shopping, wrapping, & party planning! With all that excitement, simpler things like breakfast may be forgotten. Here's some simple ideas for a festive, holiday breakfast.
The week leading up to the holidays is always super busy & festive. We have cookie exchanges, parties, last minute shopping, wrapping, & more to do before the big day! So you may have forgotten that your guests need a little something in their stomachs during their visit. While other are focused on gift guides & making your holidays healthier, I'm talking BREAKFAST!
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! I actually look forward to eating the next morning when I'm going to bed at night (is that normal???). Anywhooo, I'm all about the big, festive breakfasts that typically come along with the holidays! Give me all the pancakes, eggs, bacon, & hot cocoa! But sometimes we get caught up in the rush & don't have a ton of time to make yummy breakfasts for our families or guests.
I'm going to share a few tips to make breakfast a breeze over the holidays & share my super yummy baked oatmeal recipe that has been feature in a Self.com article!
Make breakfast the night before
There are so many great recipes for overnight oats, french toasts, & crockpot breakfast ideas that you prep the night before & just either throw in the oven or open your crockpot to a delicious morning meal! One of my favorites to make ahead are baked french toast casseroles. You make a yummy egg mixture, pour it over your favorite hearty bread, & refrigerate it overnight. In the morning all you have to do is stick it in the oven & BAM! breakfast is ready!
Stick with muffins
If you aren't having a sit down meal or just want some light breakfast fare, muffins are the perfect option to serve. You can make them the day before & have a yummy breakfast item for a few days! Try my Chai Spice Muffins for a quick, delish, & wintery muffin!
Have a yogurt bar
Making a breakfast bar of any kind takes the pressure off you & makes your guests do the work! Set up a little yogurt bar in minutes & have your guests munching in no time! You can purchase a couple flavors of the large containers of Greek yogurt, buy toppings such as nuts, dried fruits, granola, fresh/frozen fruits, seeds, the list goes on...
Make once, eat for the week
Recipes where they make a large enough batch that you can make the item at the beginning of the week & keep serving all week long are a must during the holidays! This is where my PB Baked Oatmeal comes into play! This super filling, nutrient dense baked oatmeal is so peanut buttery & cozy...perfect for those chilly December days! See the recipe below!
Here's some simple breakfast ideas to try:
1. Sweet Potato, Winter Squash, & Cranberry Crumble from Katie Cavuto, RD
Make this easy dish the night before & top with fried eggs in the morning for a speedy breakfast!
2. Orange Cranberry Tartfrom LiveBest (Judy Barbe)
Sounds like dessert, but is an oh-so-nutritious & delicious breakfast item!
3. Slow Cooker Oatmeal from Culinary Nutrition Cuisine (Abbie Gellman)
Throw the ingredients in the crockpot & wake up to a yummy breakfast!
5. Chicken Sausage, Kale, & Broccoli Frittata from Katie Cavuto, RD
This is easy to make at night & reheat in the morning, plus it works as a make once, eat all week meal!
6. Apple Bread Pudding in a Mug from Nutrition Starring You
Make this little mug ahead of time & pop in the microwave when you get up!
7. Dinner Roll French Toast Bake from The Lean Green Bean
Use up your leftover dinner rolls with this French toast bake! Prep at night & bake in the AM!
8. Kale, Leek, & Cheese Frittata from Food, Pleasure, & Health
This frittata is perfect for your savory-loving guests!
9. Cinnamon Spice Muffins from Amy Gorin Nutrition
These cinnamon-y muffins are sure to spice up breakfast!
10. PB Baked Oatmeal from EmPowered Nutrition
See recipe below!
PB Baked Oatmeal
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