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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 12/23/2011

Christmas recipes: Breakfast

On Christmas morning we know it’s going to be hard to compete with whatever Santa — or “Santa” — leaves under the tree for your family. That being said, nothing will complete the picture of joy better than a great breakfast. Here are some hearty, decadent options from our Recipe Finder:

Granny's Christmas Coffee Cake (James M. Thresher for The Washington Post)
Baked Apple, Smoked Turkey and Cheddar Strata. This kid-friendly dish can be assembled a day in advance and popped into the oven while everyone is tearing open their presents.

Baked French Toast With Strawberry Sauce. You’ll never go for frozen strawberries in syrup again once you try this sauce.

Cinnamon Sugar Pancakes. Customize these pancakes with the fruit of your choice.

Coca-Cola Biscuits. You won’t know why you’re addicted to these, but you will be.

Ginger and Almond Scones. Feed a crowd easily if you scale up this foolproof recipe.

Granny's Christmas Coffee Cake. One family’s beloved recipe could become a favorite of yours too.

New Orleans Black Muffins. Dark blackstrap molasses is crucial for these moist muffins.

Pecan Toffee Sticky Buns. These giant, downright outrageous pastries from Tiffany MacIsaac are on the brunch menu at Birch & Barley.

Waffles of Many Flours and Meals. Don’t be daunted by the ingredient list. The variety is worth it.

What’s your family’s traditional Christmas breakfast? Tell us in the comments below.

More from our Holiday Guide:

Sugar cookie recipes for holiday baking

Roasting chestnuts

Stocking a bar for holiday parties

Gifts for the serious foodie

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Categories:  Holiday, Recipes | Tags:  Becky Krystal

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