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Christmas Breakfast Ideas

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I have spent the past 5 years trying to figure out how to have fresh, homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning.  As a kid, we ate the cinnamon rolls out of the tube, which, frankly, is much more convenient even if less appetizing.  Every single recipe I have for cinnamon rolls takes a good two hours to make with all the rising.  I’ve tried refrigerating overnight to rise, but that never seems to work.  I could get up at 3 AM to start them, but I don’t want the rolls THAT much!  This dilemma may be the bane of my Christmas existence for the rest of my life. I’m OK with that, though, because I have a lot of other really yummy options for Christmas breakfast!


Red Velvet Pancakes

 They are a festive red and oh so delicious!

Simpe Waffles

Super simple and quick! You can’t beat these especially with some whipped cream.

Glazed Cinnamon Scones

Any scone would be quick, easy and tasty, but these are over the top making them perfect for Christmas.

Gingerbread Pancakes

All the tastes of Christmas packed in to a pancake!

Mini-Crustless Quiche

Make these ahead of time and freeze. Just re-warm and serve Christmas morning.

Maple Java Cinnamon Rolls

Ok, I had to include them! Because really, they are just that good. Make them the day before and enjoy on Christmas morning.





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  • Lisa
    January 11, 2012

    I tried the apple maple bacon. It was yummy, but not yummy enough for the amount of time it took. I haven’t tried the cinnamon sugar bacon yet, but I’ll let you know when I do. 🙂

  • Camille
    January 9, 2012

    Did you do the bacon? I found the recipes but haven’t made them yet.

    I saw a no-yeast cinnamon roll that used buttermilk, but it looked more like a cinnamon biscuit.

  • Lisa
    January 9, 2012

    I finally got around to trying the no yeast cinnamon rolls and I was not impressed. I have another recipe I may try and see if it’s any better.

  • Lisa
    December 23, 2011

    If you check my pinterst Food board I have pinned both of the bacon recipes. 🙂

    Merry Christmas!

  • Lisa
    December 22, 2011

    All your ideas look really yummy! I’m going to make Pioneer Womans french toast casserole. You put it in the fridge the night before and then just cook it in the morning. I’m going to make apple cider maple bacon to go with it. Later in the week I’m going to try a recipe for cinnamon rolls that don’t have yeast in them, so no rising. I’ll let you know if they turn out! I’m going to make cinnamon sugar bacon to go with the cinnamon rolls. Might as well go all out with the food during Christmas, right? 🙂

    • Camille
      December 22, 2011

      Oooh, what is this “flavored” bacon?! I’ve never heard of it! I’ll have to go check out the french toast recipe. I have a really good that sits overnight but I love PW. I’m thinking we will have eggs, bacon and the cinnamon glazed scones. The scones are pretty close to fresh cinnamon rolls and my hubby hasn’t tried them yet.