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19 Christmas Breakfast Dishes That Will Make The Morning Memorable

When most people wake up Christmas morning, it's all about the presents. After the gifts are unwrapped, breakfast or brunch follows. But that meal might pose a challenge when there are picky eaters in the family, or if Grandma is eating gluten-free, or when the kids just want to devour leftover pizza. So, here are some sweet and savory suggestions to help make your celebration extra special, no matter who shows up to the table.

Make Ahead Casseroles

Do the prep the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature is stirring. OK, well, maybe you're stirring a little bit in the kitchen. Go ahead and pour an eggnog to keep the mood festive.

Overnight Blueberry French Toast

Photo by Melissa Goff

Thinking Outside the Box

Wanna shake things up a little bit? How about showcasing some popular global creations? Nothing too ground-breaking, just a little shakshuka, the colorful North African egg dish. Maybe a round of breakfast tacos, some pizza to start the day.

Chef John's Shakshuka. Photo by Baking Nana

Photo by Baking Nana

Special Dietary Requirements

These days, it's pretty common for someone who's sitting down at your table to have food issues, whether it's an allergy or a sensitivity. These recipes make those concerns easy to accommodate. Everybody's happy.

650 x 465 3396714_original gluten free biscuits by Buckwheat Queen

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

Cooking for a Crowd

Let's say you've got the whole crew crashing at your pad. Well, these time-honored classics are sure to be a hit with Mom and Dad and the kiddos and the in-laws and everyone else who shows up. Because sharing is caring.

Bacon for the family or a crowd

Photo by CookinBug

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About Leslie Kelly

Always hungry to learn, never had my fill of oysters, Memphis dry rub ribs, wild salmon, chocolate chip cookies or a well-rolled lumpia. Washington state wine lover, bourbon fan. Totally obsessed with brunch!