The In-Laws Are Coming! Impress Them With These Easy Breakfast Spreads
Hosting during the holidays can be a lot of fun, but it also comes with responsibility. Not only do you need to keep guests entertained, but you need to have every single little detail mapped out — including breakfast for overnight guests. Sure, you can go with pop tarts or cereal, but unless all your guests are under the age of 12, most of them will be less than impressed.
Show your guests how much you care about them with one of our easy recipes below. You can make most of these ahead of time, so you can still enjoy quality family time.
Waffles for All Ages
Skip the frozen waffles and serve this flavorful substitution instead. The orange-infused syrup kicks up the flavor a notch.
Make This: All-Spice Waffles With Orange-Infused Syrup
Healthy + Filling
Keep your health-conscious guests in mind with an acai bowl. This fruit-filled breakfast may even have your pickiest of guests grabbing seconds.
Make This: Acai Breakfast Bowl
Pumpkin + Chocolate Treats
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones
The perfect companion to an early morning (or late night) cup of hot tea, coffee or cocoa, these dense, flavorful scones combine two favorite fall flavors: pumpkin and chocolate. Get the recipe: http://www.hgtv.com/entertaining/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-scones-recipe/index.html
Your guests will enjoy these scones any time of day — for breakfast, dessert or as a late-night snack.
Make This: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones
A Warm Morning Beverage
What goes better with scones than a coffee cocktail? The combination of gin, coffee liqueur and freshly-grated nutmeg provides the perfect morningtime flavor.
Make This: Spiced Cappucini Cocktail
Few things are as comforting and delicious as biscuits. For an easy brunch, serve homemade biscuits alongside sliced ham, mustard, butter and jam.
Make This: Country Ham Biscuits
Alternative Fireplace Idea
Even if you live in a warmer climate, you can still use your fireplace to spread Christmas cheer. Arrange assorted white candles in place of an actual fire to create a warm and welcoming ambiance when guests arrive. Tall white candles are a sleek and elegant alternative to traditional firewood.
Citrus and Mint Salad
Spinach and Goat Cheese Frittata
Making a frittata is a great way to incorporate eggs into your Christmas brunch without making an individual order for each guest. Set this spinach and goat cheese frittata on the table so guests can serve themselves. Served straight out of the pan, this is a great dish that doesn't take a lot of time to make. Get the full recipe here>>
Savory Breakfast Sandwiches
Use any leftover honey-glazed ham from the night before to make these savory breakfast entrees. Use homemade buns, arugula and honey Dijon mustard to create a scrumptious (and traditional) breakfast sandwich. Easy to assemble, these little biscuits are a quick and simple addition to your table. Get the full recipe here>>
Maple Pecan Sticky Buns
Sticky buns are a sweet and indulgent addition to your Christmas brunch. Rather than making cinnamon buns while the family opens presents, make these sticky buns topped with maple syrup and toasted pecans. Get the full recipe here>>