Do you remember that feeling you'd get as a kid, waking up on Christmas morning, knowing there was a little bit of magic waiting for you underneath the Christmas tree? It was pretty much the most exciting moment of the year; you'd rush to wake your parents, then run to the living room as fast as your little feet could take you. Then, of course, you'd savagely rip into your gifts, scraps of paper flying through the air like a tornado, while your parents sipped their coffee and silently cursed the clock for the early hour (sorry, Mom and Dad).
As an adult, there's still something a bit magical about Christmas morning. Even if there's not a rush to rip open gifts, it still feels special to laze around in pajamas and enjoy some coffee (or tea) with your family. And having a pre-prepared, simple breakfast to enjoy together always helps.
This year, we found a few great options for delicious, make-ahead breakfasts for Christmas morning. The first was the blueberry cream cheese French toast casserole that we made for our Yuletide brunch. Another is a recipe for eggnog coffee cake muffins that we found on a blog called Two Peas in Their Pod.
These muffins were perfect for enjoying with a cup of coffee on a lazy morning. They're dense, crumbly, and have the perfect balance of sweet and salty. The eggnog flavor is subtle, but adds a little extra something perfect for Christmas morning.
You can also top them off with a bit more eggnog flavor by adding a drizzle of some eggnog glaze. The glaze is super easy to whip up - just whisk a couple tablespoons of eggnog into some powdered sugar to your desired consistency, and voila! Drizzle to your heart's content. They're delicious either way.
Thank you for stopping by, and spending a little bit of your holiday with us! We hope you have a warm and wonderful holiday, full of fun, joy, and love. Happy (holiday) brunching!