These Christmas breakfast pastry recipes are the perfect treats to snack on while opening presents on Christmas morning. Some of them can be prepared the night before and allowed to rest in the refrigerator as you sleep. Others are quick and easy to prepare, as the coffee brews.
One of the most popular breakfast foods of all time, cinnamon raisin rolls, can be made in your own kitchen with this pain au cinnamon raisin recipe. Sweet vanilla filling, or a vanilla crème patisserie, plump Cognac-soaked raisins, and a dusting of fragrant cinnamon are layered into the rich dough for an amazing pastry you won't soon forget.
True Belgian waffles use yeast to get their signature airy interiors. Try this authentic version with whipped cream and strawberries or a simple dusting of powdered sugar.
This ham and Gruyere croissants recipe makes a savory twist on the cafe staple. Shaved ham and nutty Gruyere cheese are baked right into the warm and buttery dough, turning the classic flaky pastry into a hearty, standalone meal. Serve it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
This fresh-flavored clementine muffins recipe is easy to whip up on a busy day. These fragrant treats make a great breakfast with a cup of coffee or a light dessert on the go. French-style clementine yogurt muffins are best made when tiny clementines are in season, but taste great with standard oranges starring as a year-round substitute.
Classic pain perdu, widely known as French toast, is an easy preparation of thickly sliced bread soaked in a sweetened, vanilla-scented custard mixture and then fried in butter to golden perfection. Many variations of stuffed lost bread, another of its names, abound, but this Brie stuffed pain perdu with cranberry cherry sauce recipe takes the breakfast specialty to a whole new level. Nutty, savory melted Brie both fills and tops the delicately butter-crisped bread, and is dressed up even further with sweet cherry berry sauce. This dish is a must-have for special occasions!
Brioche itself is an extravagant treat, but these brioche doughnuts elevate the legendary dough to a whole new level. Dense and light at once, and altogether rich and aromatic, these doughnuts are the ultimate confection. Pastry connoisseurs search high and low for brioche doughnuts, which patisseries usually sell out of within hours of making. Instead of joining in the hunt, try making them for yourself. This dough is easy and workable, much more so than other brioche recipes. This versatile recipe can take on many different variations: classic doughnuts, filled doughnuts, and doughnut holes. Try dipping them in homemade ganache, or filling them with apple pie jam.
Imagine this pain au chocolat recipe, fresh from the oven. It's golden and just slight crispy on the outside, with melted chocolate swirled throughout the buttery pastry. These delicious treats, also commonly known as pain au chocolate, are a delight with coffee for a simple, yet luxurious breakfast.
This quiche Lorraine recipe yields a rich egg pie and hails from the mountainous region of Lorraine in northern France. Sufficient for a filling meal in itself, quiche Lorraine has been adapted over the years from a humble custard and bacon pie to the substantial cheese, bacon, and egg creation that it is known for today.
Still made in many regions of France, this rye honey cake recipe is referred to as couque in rural areas. This is the very rustic and traditional version of the recipe that you are likely to come across in small inns and out-of-the-way taverns. Easy to prepare, this honey cake recipe makes 12 servings; it is perfect for entertaining. Enjoy it slowly, with a small cup of café.
This Canadian French toast recipe, alternately known as golden bread or pain dore, is an easy preparation of thickly sliced bread soaked in sweetened, cinnamon custard and then sautéed in butter to golden perfection. The origin of the whimsical name "golden bread" is from the delicate hue the bread takes on after it is fried and drizzled with amber maple syrup.