Saturday, December 17, 2016

Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas!

Christmas Breakfast Recipes/Ideas!
·       Gingerbread Pancakes –

Ingredients
·         1 1/2 cups of flour
·         1 teaspoon baking powder
·         1/2 teaspoon baking soda
·         1/2 teaspoon salt
·         1 teaspoon cinnamon
·         1 teaspoon ground ginger
·         1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
·         1/8 teaspoon cloves
·         1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
·         1/3 cup brown sugar
·         2 Tablespoons molasses
·         2 eggs
·         4 Tablespoons butter, melted
·         3/4 cup milk
Instructions
1.    Preheat skillet to 350 degrees (medium heat)
2.    In a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients.
3.    In a separate bowl, mix eggs, milk, molasses, and butter.
4.    Slowly add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until combined, do not over-mix.
5.    Scoop about 1/4 of mixture onto skillet, and flip when top begins to bubble (about 2 minutes)
6.    Cook for 2 more minutes until pancakes are lightly golden brown.
7.    Top with your favorite syrup and powdered sugar. Enjoy!
·       Eggnog Pancakes –

Ingredients
For the pancakes:
§  2 cups flour
§  1 tablespoon baking powder
§  1/2 teaspoon salt
§  1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
§  2 eggs
§  1 teaspoon vanilla
§  2 tablespoons butter melted
§  2-2 1/2 cups eggnog
For the vanilla syrup:
§  1 cup sugar
§  2 tablespoons cornstarch
§  1/4 cup butter
§  1/4 teaspoon salt
§  1 tablespoon vanilla
§  1 1/2 cups water
§  1/4 cup heavy cream
Instructions
1.    In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
2.    In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla and melted butter. Whisk in 2 cups eggnog. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until smooth.
3.    If needed, add additional eggnog, a little bit at a time, until batter reaches desired consistency.
4.    Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a lightly greased, hot griddle. Turn pancakes when bubbles form on top, then cook a minute or two longer, until the second side is golden brown.
5.    Serve pancakes warm, topped with vanilla syrup, whipped cream, and ground nutmeg.
6.    To make syrup: In a medium sauce pan whisk together water, sugar and cornstarch. Bring to a boil. Boil, stirring constantly for 3-5 minutes.
7.    Reduce heat. Stir in butter, salt and vanilla until butter is completely melted. Add heavy cream and simmer a few minutes longer.
·       Overnight Cinnamon Apple French Toast Casserole! –

INGREDIENTS:
CASSEROLE
1 lb loaf Sourdough Or French Bread, cut into chunks
3 cups (326g) chopped apples (2 large apples)
8 large eggs
2 cups (480ml) milk (whole or 2%)
1/2 cup (120ml) heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup (104g) sugar
1/4 cup (36g) light brown sugar, unpacked
2 tbsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
STREUSEL TOPPING
3/4 cup (98g) all-purpose flour
3/4 cup (169g) firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp apple pie spice
1/2 cup (112g) salted butter, cut into pieces
DIRECTIONS:
1. Grease a 9×13 inch casserole dish.
2. Combine the bread chunks and chopped apples and lay in an even layer in the bottom of the dish.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients, minus the streusel, and pour evenly over bread. Cover the casserole and store in the fridge overnight.
4. When ready to bake the casserole, preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C).
5. Bake the casserole for about 35-40 minutes.
6. While casserole bakes, in another bowl, combine the dry ingredients for the streusel. Add the butter and mash into the dry mixture until it forms a crumbly mixture.
7. Remove the casserole from the oven and crumble the streusel over the top of the casserole.
8. Continue baking casserole for about 5 minutes, or until the streusel is melted over the top.
9. Serve the casserole warm with syrup.
·       Christmas Tree Waffles –

Ingredients
Serves: 4
·         2 cups waffle mix
·         1 1/3 cups milk
·         1 egg
·         2 tablespoons vegetable oil
·         2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
·         15 drops McCormick® Green Food Color
·         Confectioners' sugar
·         Mini candy-coated chocolate pieces, such as M&M's® Minis
Directions
5 minsPrep time20 minsCook time
·         Preheat round waffle iron. Spray with no stick cooking spray. Mix all ingredients, except confectioners’ sugar and candy pieces, until blended.
·         Pour about 1/3 cup of the batter onto center of hot waffle iron. Close lid. Cook about 5 minutes or until no longer steaming. Carefully remove waffle. Repeat with remaining batter.
·         Break each waffle into 4 triangles. Layer 3 triangles on a serving plate to resemble a Christmas tree. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar. Use candy-coated pieces to decorate the tree as ornaments.



These are not my own original recipes just some cute ones from Pinterest I wanted to share with you guys! Hope you enjoy!