Is there anything more magical than Christmas morning?
Everyone has their favorite recollections of Christmas past. This year, take the opportunity to create lasting memories with your children by making breakfast a magical moment. Allow them to have food they normally would not eat for breakfast, such as hot chocolate and candy canes. Or, take a traditional breakfast food and transform it into something extraordinary for this special day!
Is it really Christmas without hot chocolate? Hot chocolate is the best way to stay warm on a cold, snowy day.
If your family is anything like mine, there is no time to eat breakfast before checking the tree to see what Santa left under the tree. While the food might have to wait, hot chocolate is the perfect companion for unwrapping gifts!
Check out this Candy Cane Hot Chocolate that I made last year that was a huge hit with my kids!
You can also make adorable snowman hot chocolate by using regular sized marshmallows, pretzel sticks, candy corn, and melted chocolate chips.
Chai Spiced Tea
Perhaps hot chocolate isn’t your thing! Instead, make a mug of Chai Spiced Tea to warm you up while you enjoy your Christmas morning. You can buy a box of Chai Tea or open your spice cabinet and make your own.
Here’s how to make homemade Chai Spiced Tea:
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Sugar or sweetener to taste (optional)
- Milk to taste (optional)
- Black tea
- Mix spices together and store in an airtight container.
- Add 1 tablespoon of mix to 8 ounces of hot black tea. Add milk to taste.
My family’s favorite breakfast consists of Cinnamon Rolls and bacon!
Find the recipe for Grandma’s Country Breakfast Cinnamon Rolls here.
Your Favorite Muffins
Here at Blessed Beyond Crazy we are a huge fan of muffins and have many recipes for you to choose from.
You can find even more of our favorite muffin recipes by clicking here!
Crepes add a nice, classy touch on Christmas morning. Smother them with fresh fruit and a drizzle of chocolate. Here’s how to make Crepes:
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1-1/2 cups milk
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon oil (vegetable or coconut)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Mix all ingredients until well combined.
- Heat a greased 6-inch skillet over low heat.
- Add 2 tablespoons of batter to the skillet. Lift skillet and tilt to spread batter evenly inside the skillet. Return to heat. Cook on only one side.
- Repeat with remaining batter. Re-grease skillet as necessary.
- Make your crepes look like a Christmas tree by folding a crepe in half twice, so it looks like a triangle. Drizzle chocolate syrup (or Nutella, maple syrup, jam, etc.) over the crepe and decorate with fruit and nuts.
Pancakes are an all-time favorite breakfast food. Plus, there are numerous ways to serve them on Christmas morning. Make mini silver-dollar-size pancakes, make them into fun shapes, add some red or green food coloring, or stack them up high! Serve them with traditional maple or flavored syrups, chocolate syrup, applesauce, fruit, peanut butter, marshmallows, chopped nuts, crushed candies, and more.
Check out our very popular blog post on 12 Cute Christmas Breakfast Ideas for Kids!
You can use cookie cutters to make shapes with your pancakes!
See the full post and get the recipes HERE!
Here’s to creating wonderful memories this holiday season!