Top 7 Christmas Breakfast Treats

Treats to savor before or after the presents are opened

Christmas morning is a special affair for many families. Whether you sit down to eat before opening presents (a moment of calm before the impending deluge of gifts, wrapping paper, ribbon, and boxes), or a restful reprieve after all of the frenetic gift-giving, sharing some homemade breakfast treats is the perfect way to celebrate the start of the day. Try some of the delicious items listed here, and include some fresh cut up fruit, coffee served with freshly whipped cream topped with sprinkled...MORE cinnamon, and homemade hot chocolate. All these special touches will make for a memorable day.

  • 01 of 07
    Caramel Rolls From the Slow Cooker
    Photo: Diana Rattray

    It's hard to resist Pecan Sticky Buns - warm, gooey and fragrant, they are even more irresistible when homemade.

  • 02 of 07
    Cranberry Oatmeal Muffins
    Cranberry Oatmeal Muffins. K. Kingsley

    Nothing beats a basket of warm, fresh-baked Cranberry Oatmeal Muffins sitting out on your kitchen counter. There’s something about homemade muffins that just doesn’t compare to the purchased variety.

    Soaking the oats in the milk before using them makes these muffins especially moist and tender, so don't omit that step.

  • 03 of 07
    Cinnamon Blueberry Coffee Cake
    Cinnamon Blueberry Coffee Cake. Getty

    Sour cream makes the coffee cake tender and rich, and a topping of fresh blueberries and a crunchy brown sugar-nut mixture makes is absolutely delicious.

  • 04 of 07
    scones with currants
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    Whether it's breakfast or tea time, these tender, moist scones, flecked with tart dried currants, are perfect for any occasion. They come together in less than 30 minutes and are best served warm right from the oven. If you can't find oat flour, use additional all-purpose flour instead.

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  • 05 of 07
    Candied Bacon

    These sweet and savory candied bacon strips can be used as a party snack, as a breakfast meat, or to build the world's best BLT! Just make sure you make enough since these are sure to go fast. .

  • 06 of 07
    brown sugar cinnamon crumb cake
    Photo: Diana Rattray

    This is my basic crumbcake recipe, as delicious as it is simple. It is temptingly rich and tender, with a spiced, buttery crumb mixture used both in the batter and as a topping. The cake is an all-American favorite—one bite and you'll know why.

  • 07 of 07
    Smoked salmon bagel
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    This open-face smoked salmon bagel makes for a great breakfast or brunch offering. Most grocery stores sell pre-sliced smoked salmon, which makes this recipe a snap.