Easy Breakfast Tacos

Breakfast Tacos

If you’re looking for something to serve this holiday season or for Christmas breakfast, how about Easy Breakfast Tacos? My kids love any type of southwestern foods, and this breakfast recipe idea starts with chorizo, eggs, tomatoes, fresh cilantro and all of your favorite tacos toppings. I used a IMUSA tortilla warmer which is really cool (and a great tool and makes warming tortillas a breeze). This outstanding recipe will be one that your family or guests will remember. Enjoy this holiday season or all year long.

Healthier Cinnamon Rolls

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December is the perfect time for great breakfast whether you’re cooking Christmas morning, New Years day or just want to serve something healthy, warm and comforting for family and friends. Put these Healthier Cinnamon Rolls on your list and enjoy these scrumptious breakfast treats without any guilt! Here are some of my other favorite cinnamon roll recipes I can’t wait to try! Happy holidays to you!

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Cinnamon Roll Cookies via Creme de la Crumb

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Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls via The Hopeless Housewife

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Cinnamon Roll Cookie Bars via Cooking Classy 

Glazed Maple Pecan Oatmeal Scones and Last Minute Gift Idea

We love maple syrup at our house! Especially my daughter, Leigh. These Glazed Maple-Pecan Oatmeal Scones are amazing and would be fabulous for Christmas morning. I love using the certified organic Crown Maple Syrup that is produced in New York. This brand is gluten-free and contains no GMO’s or preservatives. Here are some last minute Christmas gift ideas that will please any home cook.

Medium Amber – experience aromas of gingerbread and roasted chestnut with flavors of rye, butterscotch and spice. Perfect pairings: baked bread, ginger cookies and chocolate. For cocktails – heavier spirits are ideal, such as bourbons that have seen many years of barrel age, or Scotch that has heavy smoke and peat. Also provides a decadent topping to chocolate or vanilla ice cream. (12 oz. bottle, $16.95) Available online here.

Crown Maple Gift Ideas:

Petite Trio – features a sampling of the light, medium and dark ambers in a handsomely packaged Royal Treatment box. Think of it as a ‘flight’ of pure maple syrup. (3 bottles – 1.7 oz. each, $15.95) Available online here.

 

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Pumpkin Waffles National Maple Syrup Day

This past weekend, my daughter, Leigh, wanted to make something a little bit different for breakfast. She found this recipe for Pumpkin Waffles (which I tweaked slightly) from Cooking Light. This is a great recipe for Christmas morning, and it is also idea for today which is National Maple Syrup Day! Enjoy and happy Tuesday!

Breakfast Almond and Raspberry Quinoa

I’m a huge fan of quinoa, and one of my favorite ways to enjoy it, is for breakfast. Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wah) is one of the “it” or “super” grains right now, and it’s one of the best plant sources of protein with more high quality protein than any other grain. It’s loaded with protein, fiber and, best of all, is gluten-free. It is light, tasty and easy to digest, with a slightly nutty flavor. This recipe for Breakfast Almond and Raspberry Quinoa is fabulous. I had all 3 of my kids try it too, and they loved it. I love the combination of using almond milk, almonds and raspberries, but feel free to use any of your favorite fruits and toppings. Enjoy!

Savory Bread Pudding with Spinach, Bacon and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Breakfast and brunch recipes are some of my favorites, and I love celebrating the holidays with my family with a great brunch menu. I’ve had so many emails and questions for Christmas brunch recipes, so I thought I would suggest one of my favorites. This Savory Bread Pudding with Bacon, Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes makes a hearty breakfast or brunch main course, but it’s also great to serve for a weeknight or Sunday night dinner. This recipe is so easy and can be made ahead the night before. Then, all you have to do on Christmas morning is bake it in the oven. Enjoy this recipe anytime of the year since it’s also perfect for showers or any morning celebrations.

Holiday Food Gift Idea: Simple Breakfast Granola

As the holidays are approaching, I have been trying to make recipes that my kids will love and hopefully ones that will be potential great homemade food gifts. I saw a variation of this recipe in a recent Paula Dean Magazine, and tweaked it using some of my favorite ingredients such as walnuts and flaxseed. It came out great, and it lasted at least up to 3 weeks in a tightly covered container. My kids ate it for breakfast and a snack, and I piled it on top of Greek Yogurt for a filling breakfast. For the dried fruit, I used Sun-Maid Fruit Bits. Start your holiday food gifts early, and try this Granola recipe.

Pumpkin French Toast

We make French toast every weekend at my house for the kids, and this Pumpkin French Toast is my latest hit. I love to start with Challah bread which is my secret ingredient to this wonderful breakfast. If you can’t find Challah, use Brioche or the closest thing you can find. This recipe even works great lightened up a bit using egg whites and skim milk. Sprinkle Pumpkin Pie Spice over the top for a delicious taste of the season. This is great to serve for the kids, for company or on Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Fall Breakfast or Snack: Apple Muffins

We are obsessed with apples at my house this time of year (Honey Crisps are one of my favorite varieties). I have been searching for an Apple Muffin recipe for the past week or so, and since I have been so busy with my upcoming cookbook and television appearances, I decided to adapt this one from King Arthur Flour. I love that this recipe includes nonfat buttermilk, and perhaps that’s why they are so moist. These make a great breakfast, dessert or after-school snack, and OMG did my kids love them!

Christmas Breakfast: Wonderful Banana Pancakes

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Banana Pancakes are wonderful for Christmas breakfast or anytime of the year. This recipe is really simple and healthy. The mixture of whole wheat and all purpose flour, nonfat buttermilk and bananas. With 209 calories and 6 grams of fat, they can’t be beat. Enjoy during the holidays or anytime of the year.