Christmas morning is such a highly anticipated event that the mere name of it has become synonymous with excitement and joy. For kids, it means the arrival of presents to gleefully shred, finally shaking free of the bonds of self control that have plagued them since their parents loaded up the tree skirt in the days leading up to the main event.
For everyone else, it’s a time to sip some coffee (or tea…or mimosas. Your choice,) and dig into a rich, plentiful breakfast to fortify you for present-palooza. Traditionally speaking, Christmas morning is a heck of a spread. Filled with savory sides, sweet syrupy carbs and crispy potatoes, it’s pretty typically a splurge kind of meal. Does that mean that plant-based denizens can’t take part? Absolutely not!
For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of mouth-watering recipes for kicking off the big day! All you have to do is whip one (or several, it’s a special occasion after all) together and prepare to unwrap some gifts, throw back some nog and watch a little boy pine for a red rider bb gun on repeat. Happy Holidays!
1. Coconutty Cinnamon Roll Pancakes [Vegan]
Christmas morning just wouldn’t be the same without ooey, gooey-ness and a healthy dose of cinnamon.
2. Christmas Morning Cherry-Orange Braided Bread
This sweet bread loaf will make your holiday table both delicious and beautiful.
3. Breakfast Andouille Sausage With Biscuits [Vegan]
Warm, comforting and rich, these will become a family favorite.
4. Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes With Cranberry Maple Syrup
The combination of pumpkin, cranberry and maple works perfectly to flavor the holiday season.
5. Eggs Benny and Flo — Vegan Benedict meets Eggs Florentine!
For when you want to add a little something fancy, schmancy to your special morning.
6. Zucchini Polenta Fries and Zucchini Polenta Scramble [Vegan]
Crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, polenta fries pair perfectly with a warm scramble on a chilly Christmas morning.
7. Vegan Breakfast Burritos
You know what’s great about breakfast burritos? You can hold it in one hand while unwrapping presents with the other!
8. Banana French Toast
A plant-based twist on a classic dish for those of us who like to keep our holiday morning traditional.
9. Mushroom Steel Cut Oatmeal Risotto
Could anything make a savory risotto more comforting? Make it out of oatmeal and serve it for breakfast. Merry Christmas!
10. Soy-Free Glamorgan ‘Sausages’ in Eggplant ‘Bacon’ Wraps [Vegan]
Serve these up to your hungry celebrants and you’ll be left with happy faces…and an empty tray.
But, wait! Don’t forget the sides!
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