Mastering Christmas Morning

5 Christmas Morning Recipes That will Not Disappoint

Christmas morning is one of the most magical mornings of the year. No matter what age you are, it’s hard not to leap out of bed like an awestruck child when you wake up. There’s magic in the air as you head to your tree, finding presents and stockings overflowing with goodies.

With the faint sound of Christmas carols in the background, gathering around to give and receive with friends and family is a longstanding tradition that only requires one thing…an amazing Christmas breakfast.

Instead of simply eating all the chocolate in your stocking alongside your morning coffee, make this year’s Christmas morning even more special by giving your loved ones a reason to meet at the breakfast table.

Our favorite Christmas morning recipes are sweet and seasonal, making them the ideal indulgence for this special day. Whether you want to gather the family in the kitchen to cook with you on Christmas morning or you want to prepare breakfast ahead of time, so all you have to do is eat when you wake up, we’re sharing our favorite recipes to make your Christmas morning really count.

Baked Vanilla Donuts with Mocha Glaze

Waking up to a donut is always a happy surprise, but these decadent donuts take the art of this breakfast treat to the next level. The fluffy baked goods have a sweet, rich flavor enhanced by Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract, so they melt in your mouth with every bite.

The addition of the mocha glaze on top, with rich coffee flavor from Pure Coffee Extract, is simple icing on the (breakfast) cake! You can even make the batter into cupcakes if you don’t have a donut pan. In less than 30 minutes, you’ll have an incredible breakfast fit for Christmas morning festivities.

Chocolate Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Is there anything more lovely for breakfast than homemade cinnamon rolls? Filling the house with the smell of cinnamon is practically intoxicating.

This take on traditional rolls is a fun twist that keeps the classic flavor, but adds an extra burst of subtle vanilla with our Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste. The flecks of vanilla bean add visual appeal and their flavor complements the chocolate and pecan filling, making a warm and luscious treat that Santa would approve of.

Crème Brûlée French Toast

If you are a fan of crème brûlée, you are going to flip out over this breakfast. Consider it our little Christmas gift to you!

Gather the family in the kitchen and make new memories this Christmas morning as you all make this festive and flavorful Crème Brûlée French toast. With simple preparation on Christmas Eve, even the young ones can lend a hand. Making this dish and waking up to the rich vanilla flavor of the Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract imparted in this riff on crème brûlée is even more rewarding when you all worked together to bring it to life.

Vanilla Sugar Crusted Scones

Fluffy, perfectly crumbly scones are a delight to wake up to in the morning, especially when they are hot out of the oven. These scones are particularly special because they pack a heaping amount of vanilla flavor in every single bite. From the Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean that enhances the dry ingredients to the Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract that gives the batter an extra sultry vanilla hit of flavor, these scones are sweet, buttery and light.

Make them on Christmas morning and you might just forget that you have presents to open!

Orange Cranberry Bread

Orange and cranberry are classic holiday flavors no one can resist. The taste of fresh bright citrus combined with rich, dense bread is a delicious way to start off any day, but especially Christmas morning.

The magic of this bread is not only in the Pure Orange Extract that gives the loaf a citrusy flavor, but also in the Mexican Pure Vanilla Extract that imparts a spiced kick. Bake this up the night before, or even a few days ahead, and warm it up on Christmas morning. Our tip—you can make mini loaves out of this batter (bake for 10 minutes fewer) and wrap them as Christmas gifts to leave under the tree.


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