If you've got kids, you know that breakfast is probably the furthest thing from their minds on Christmas morning. What kid can think about food when there are presents to be unwrapped and new toys to test out? But when it's all said and done and your living room is a wrapping paper and cardboard disaster zone, those little tummies need to get fed. Given that there's so much other stuff going on, you'll want a breakfast that comes together with minimal effort. Luckily, there are lots of Christmas breakfast recipes to make in the Crock-Pot that fit the bill.
You can obviously go with healthy egg and veggie based breakfast options on Christmas morning. But there's no time like a holiday to bend the rules a little bit and let your kids indulge their sweet tooth (or your own, for that matter). So in addition to amazing breakfast creations loaded with vegetables and protein, you can also consider serving up something like chocolatey French toast or sticky cinnamon rolls. If you really want to relax on Christmas morning, you can even set up the Crock-Pot the night before and wake up to piping hot oatmeal.
Here are 10 delicious recipes to dig into on Christmas morning.
Slow Cooker Maple Apple Butter Recipe
This slow cooker maple apple butter recipe utilizes nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove to make a delectable spread for toast and takes seven hours to cook. Spread it on other breakfast sweets like cinnamon rolls or scones. If you can’t get enough of this recipe, you can use it on savory dishes, too. Half Baked Harvest recommends using it over pork chops. And if you’re still not sold on the seven-hour cook time, think about doubling the recipe and packaging it into festive little jars to pass out to friends and family.
Slow Cooker Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
Christmas morning is the perfect opportunity to indulge in a super sweet hot beverage while cozying up on the couch with your family. Mom On Timeout shares this slow cooker peppermint white hot chocolate recipe that will fill your house with decadent aromas. The peppermint flavor in the creamer makes this creamy beverage even more suitable for Christmas morning. It takes two-and-a-half hours for it to come together and it’s the perfect thing to serve while everyone’s opening or enjoying their new gifts.
Crock-Pot Breakfast Potatoes
Slow Cooker Yogurt
Breakfast parfaits are a tasty way to get a healthy serving of fruit in the AM. Making your own yogurt in a slow cooker with Mom on Timeout’s Slow Cooker Yogurt recipe requires 12 hours of cook time so you can leave this to be made overnight. The blogger uses organic whole milk argues the yogurt will be thicker if your milk has higher fat content.
Slow Cooker Applesauce
If you’re you’re looking for a baby-friendly option for your child’s breakfast, this slow cooker applesauce recipe with no sugar added from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe is a great option. This 4-hour recipe calls for three types of apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice for a flavorful dish or topping with no added sweeteners. It can be served warm, at room temperature, or chilled depending on your own preference.
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