These drool-worthy recipes will make Christmas even better.
Baked Gingerbread Custard Waffle French Toast
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If you want to make something showy for Christmas a.m., it doesn't get much better than this waffle French toast bake. You'll pour custard over a layer of pumpkin gingerbread waffles and toss that sucker in the oven.
Get the recipe: Baked Gingerbread Custard Waffle French Toast
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Fruitcake gets a bad rap, but the recipe for these mini versions has a few vital tweaks: less candied fruit, more dark chocolate chips.
Get the recipe: Mini Fruitcakes
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Strawberry Champagne Pancakes
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If chocolate chip and blueberry pancakes are part of your regular weekend ritual, you'll need to up your game for Christmas morning. These fluffy champagne pancakes are special enough for the occasion.
Get the recipe: Strawberry Champagne Pancakes
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Easy Spiced Hot Fruit Bake
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For this comforting bake, apple, pear, cranberry, and pineapple are buttered and spiced, like a pie filling.
Get the recipe: Easy Spiced Hot Fruit Bake
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Candy Cane Nice Cream
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"Nice cream" is an unorthodox holiday breakfast choice, but this frozen treat colored to look like a candy cane is definitely appropriate. It's healthier than a typical holiday breakfast dish too; it's made with bananas, beets, and cacao, which is rich in antioxidants and magnesium.
Get the recipe: Candy Cane Nice Cream
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Morning Eggnog Oatmeal
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Homemade granola is so much better than store-bought. If you have spare time during the holidays, bake a huge batch to sprinkle on everything. This one has all the Christmas fruits, nuts, and spices your heart desires.
Get the recipe: Christmas Granola
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Slow Cooker Holiday Ham
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Christmas Cranberry Smoothie
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Buttermilk Panettone French Toast with Cranberry Compote
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If you celebrate the holidays with a traditional Italian family, then you know all about panettone. This recipe makes use of the dried fruit–studded bread for French toast.
Get the recipe: Buttermilk Panettone French Toast with Cranberry Compote
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