When you think of Christmas, what do you think of? Well, we think of lots and lots of good food! And as greedy as we are, we're constantly thinking of new festive treats and Christmas recipes to try!
That's why we've decided to combine our favourite things, Christmas, Christmas food, and breakfast. Yep, you read that right; we've decided to give the Christmas classics a breakfast twist that we're sure you'll enjoy! We are a bedroom furniture retailer after all, what else would you expect?
You might think it's odd, or maybe even you think it's crazy, but more than anything else, you'll be thinking - 'why didn't I think of that?'.
The best thing is, every recipe in this blog is quick and super easy, giving you more time to crack on the Christmas films and get cosy!
Brie and Cranberry Toast
We're starting strong with this one! Who doesn't love a good bit of brie and cranberry at Christmas? This festive breakfast recipe is indulgent, and is sure to liven up a dark, gloomy December morning!
- Sourdough bread
- A small wheel of brie
- A jar of cranberry sauce
- Rosemary (to garnish)
Get your products ready. For this recipe, all you'll need is bread, brie, cranberry and some rosemary - simple!
Start by toasting your bread to your preferred level of toastiness.
Take a knife and cut your brie into thin slices before placing them on top of the toast. We used a quarter of a wheel of brie (a small one, no judgement) to make our delicious toast. But don't worry, the amount is totally up to you (the more, the better in our eyes!).
Using a tablespoon, take your cranberry sauce and spread it across the brie. The amount you use is entirely up to you! If you love the flavour of cranberry, then load it on or instead use it as a light garnish.
Garnish with a little sprig of rosemary, and you're done!
Smashed Mincemeat with Icing Sugar
Mince pies are known primarily for being Christmas food. When December rolls around, we find it entirely acceptable to snack on mince pies whenever you feel like it; after all, they're only available during the Christmas season.
However, this festive breakfast is like Marmite; either you love it, or you hate it! We love it, because, who doesn't love mince pies? The only difference is that we're using bread instead of pastry!
- Sourdough bread
- A jar of mincemeat
- Icing sugar
- An orange (for zesting)
Start by toasting your bread to your preferred toastiness.
Once the bread is toasted, take a tablespoon and spread your mincemeat across the toast. Out of a 500g jar, we used about two-thirds. As we've specified before though, the amount you use is entirely up to you.
The next step is to take your icing sugar and sprinkle it across the toast to add an extra element of sweetness.
To give your toast a little refreshing kick, the final step is to take your orange and finely grate it above the toast. This will let the zest fall evenly onto the toast below, coating your mincemeat and adding a little extra oomph to your toast!
This toast is easy to make and is a real crowd-pleaser with younger children. A personal favourite of ours too, this reindeer toast will add a Christmassy touch to any little one's December morning.
Maybe the best thing about this Christmas recipe is that it's super easy to make. This means that you can get your children involved in creating this festive breakfast, and have fun at the same time!
- Sourdough bread
- Banana (for the eyes)
- Chocolate chips (for the eyes and mouth)
- Raspberries (for the nose)
- Pretzels (for the antlers)
Start by toasting your sourdough to your (or their) preferred level of toastiness.
Use a knife to spread the Nutella across the toast. Don't worry too much about keeping it neat; after all, it's only going to get eaten anyway!
Thinly slice your banana, take two slices, and place them on the toast to create eyes.
Take a raspberry and place it on the toast to create a red nose. Rudolph, is that you?
Take a handful of chocolate chips, placing one on each slice of banana to create pupils for the eyes. Using the rest of the chocolate chips (or how many more you need), place them on the toast to create a mouth.
The final step is to add the final finishing touch - the antlers! To do this, all you have to do is take 4 small pretzels and place them at the top of the toast, and that's it!
What do you think?
We hope your mouth was watering while reading our festive breakfast recipes! If you decide to make any of our festive breakfast recipes, don't forget to tag us so we can see your yummy creations on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
And don't forget to open the Happy Beds Christmas Advent Calendar each day! Behind each door you'll find an amazing surprise or incredible promotion in the run up to the big day.