I love a good breakfast, doubly so during the holiday months. There’s something special about sharing a freshly brewed cup of coffee and delicious breakfast with people you might only get to see occasionally.
My love of this also might stem from a deep love of breakfast. It always feels less fussy than holiday dinners but just as special. I like to keep it simple and go for easily scalable recipes. Below are 21 breakfast recipes to get you ready for feeding the family during the holiday season.
For the Crowd
One of the major adjustments to life with my husband was life visiting family with my husband. For any occasion or holiday, we’d all pile into one given house. At first I was completely overwhelmed (this was not a trait of my family) but now, it’s something I love about holidays.
Of course, when your house goes from 3 people to 12 people, it’s time to pull out the recipes you know easily scale. For this I turn to granolas, pancakes, waffles, and beautiful (easy) eggs bakes.
If you’re not used to dealing with special diets, it can be kind of intimidating. But, with a bit of prep and knowledge, you can rock an delicious gluten-free friendly breakfast. For grain-based items, use quinoa or millet. Look for recipes that are naturally gluten-free (like the tostadas). Finally, for many recipes, you can swap a 1:1 flour in for all-purpose and have delicious gluten-free pancakes or waffles.
Similar to the gluten-free recipes, I shoot for recipes I know everyone will enjoy. Porridges with alternative milks are a great way to go. I actually prefer my porridges with almond or oat milk. Granola is also a great way to go. Pick up regular and vegan yogurts to please everyone!
When all else fails, baked goods are a good thing to have on hand. There’s nothing quite as perfect as a hot cup of tea and a slice of the pumpkin bread. Best of all, many baked goods, like scones and muffins, can be made ahead of time and frozen. I like to keep a batch in the freezer and pull them out when I need something extra.
Finally, my favorite category: egg-based breakfast recipes. Baked eggs, frittatas, and quiches are an easy go-to. But I don’t stop there. Toast and veg-cakes are also great when topped with eggs. Best of all, for the egg toppings, you can use soft-boiled eggs (which can be all cooked at once!)