With Christmas Eve finally upon us, everyone is checking those lists one more time to make sure nothing is forgotten. While we tend to focus on making sure the gift lists are marked complete, the grocery list can get overlooked. Make sure you’ve got a big festive breakfast planned for tomorrow morning. As your little ones stumble upon their prizes from Santa, the big kids can go ahead and settle in to a home-cooked breakfast that’s just special enough to enjoy one morning a year.
We’ve got six healthier breakfast ideas that we promise you’ve still got time to make (even on Christmas Eve!).
Baked Double Chocolate Peppermint Donuts
You won’t find any added processed sugar in these little gems. Instead we sweeten with honey, quality cocoa, and just enough crushed peppermint sticks to brighten your morning. A few mini chocolate chips baked in the pan with the batter create an instant glaze. All you have to do is serve!
Cinnamon Apple Streusel Donuts
We bake these whole wheat doughnuts with a topping so delicious you’ll forget it’s breakfast! Chopped apples (we like Granny Smith and Honeycrisp) are sauteed with cinnamon and just a pinch of brown sugar and then baked to guilt-free perfection.
Before you toss those old bananas, bake a loaf of this healthier breakfast bread for Christmas morning. If you’ve got small loaf pans, it also makes a sweet and thoughtful homemade gift to send friends and loved ones home with. We used Truvia baking blend to sweeten without all the processed sugar.
Pigs in Comforters
Fuel your gift opening frenzy with a little more protein with a breakfast so simple it hardly needs a recipe. Prepare turkey breakfast sausage links, then roll in pastry dough. You can use phyllo dough or the reduced-fat canned crescent rolls. Simply roll the sausages in the dough and bake. Serve them with our homemade 3-Ingredient Strawberry Chia Seed Jam for dipping that takes mere minutes to make!
Make a dozen or two of these tonight, warm in the oven in the morning, and you’ve got an effortless breakfast to kick-start your holiday. We lightened these up with Truvia, whole wheat flour, and Greek yogurt.
Chocolate Hazelnut Chobani Dip
This exclusive recipe we developed for Chobani makes a perfect breakfast appetizer for Christmas morning. With a few simple ingredients, you get a healthier chocolate hazelnut treat and a delicious way to enjoy in-season apples.
See more DietsInReview.com original recipes in our Baker’s Dozen eCookbook with 13 Healthier Breakfast and Brunch Recipes.