CHRISTMAS BANANA BREAD COLLECTION
My family loves Banana Bread Bites – perfect for both special days and everyday munching! With a super-moist texture, buttery banana flavor, and incredibly soft crumb, this is our family-favorite banana bread made extra special with flavorful extras baked up special for the Christmas holidays - all in a sweet little bite size! It's no secret that the Christmas Banana Bread Collection is a family favorite on one of our favorite days of the year!
From the time I was a little girl, my Mom would bake classic Banana Bread and special Cherry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread for Christmas morning, filled with chocolate chips, and red and green maraschino cherries. Fresh Banana Date Bread always made an appearance for my Gram as well! She also made a special "Christmas Cinnamon Bread" that was so special that she ONLY baked it for Christmas.
CHRISTMAS MORNING BRUNCH FAVORITES
EGGS BENEDICT OVERNIGHT CASSEROLE
When Christmas morning rolls around, I'm always looking for something fast, easy and delicious that I can set out for Christmas Morning Brunch. It has to be something I can make ahead of time and it has to be something special for my family!
We are usually up VERY early in the morning, and it's wonderful to have something baking in the oven to serve with fresh juice or mimosas. Today I'm sharing some of our favorites - perfect for a lazy Christmas morning!
Eggs Benedict Overnight Casserole is the PERFECT brunch! An easy overnight casserole, filled with all of the wonderful things you love in Eggs Benedict - chewy English muffins, salty Canadian bacon or ham, rich eggs and cream, and drizzled with creamy and warm Hollandaise Sauce! If you're making breakfast for a bunch, this is so much easier than poaching eggs and making individual Eggs Benedict, and everyone loves it!
CHRISTMAS BANANA BREAD COLLECTION
We ALWAYS start with homemade Banana Bread, and I've found that Banana Bread Bites are the perfect size to serve to a crowd - and I love that I can bake and freeze them, ready to pull out and warm up early Christmas day. It just wouldn't be Christmas at our house without them!
HOLIDAY HAM & CHEESE QUICHE
This classic Ham & Cheese Quiche, with heavy cream, ham and cheese is a perfect choice for a quiet holiday morning. Of all the ham and cheese quiches I’ve tried over the years, this classic French version is my favorite and one of my “go-to” brunch dishes for holidays and special days. The recipe has been in our family for years, and everyone absolutely loves it! And I love that I can make this ahead of time and simply put it in the oven to reheat on Christmas morning!
GLAZED APPLES & CRANBERRIES
I'm going to let you in on a little holiday tradition - one that is always on our table for Christmas dinner, and usually the New Year too! Glazed Apples & Cranberries are perfect with your holiday ham or pork tenderloin, and always wonderful for a Christmas morning brunch! So quick and simple to make, when this is baking, the aroma wafting around the house is out-of-this-world! And the tender sweet apple slices? So good that everyone will be gobbling them up fast!
MAPLE BANANA & WALNUT COFFEECAKE
With a name like "Snowflakes & Coffeecakes", you probably have a pretty good idea where this idea came from! If ever there was perfection in a coffee cake, we have found it! A warm slice of Maple Banana & Walnut Coffee Cake is beyond words - tender and perfectly wonderful!
CINNAMON SWIRL BOURBON PECAN FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE
There are no words to describe how easy, delicious and utterly perfect this buttery cinnamon French toast casserole is! I love that you can make it a day ahead of time, and pop in the oven Christmas morning for a fast and delicious breakfast!
MAPLE CARAMEL PECAN SWEET ROLLS
I also love that Maple Caramel Pecan Sticky Buns can be started the night before you want to serve - the next morning, give them a little time to rise while everyone is waking up, bake for 25 minutes, and you'll be all set! These are really the stickiest and gooiest caramel rolls ever - perfect for a holiday morning!
HAM, EGG & CHEESE STRATA
Ham, Egg & Cheese Strata is an easy make-ahead breakfast casserole perfect for a holiday, a special breakfast, or just a lazy weekend brunch. Serve with some fresh fruit and pastries, with some coffee and mimosas, and you’ve got a party!
GRINCH SUGAR COOKIES
Word has it that these are the favorite Christmas cookies of the Grinch – and they do always disappear quickly from my Christmas cookie jar! Inspired by Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Grinch Sugar Cookies are big, thick and chewy, and perfectly delicious! With a swirl of silky green buttercream frosting and topped with fun Grinch holiday sprinkles, it’s easy to see why these are always a favorite at our house and in Whoville! I’m famous for my decorated sugar cookies, but sometimes you just want a holiday cookie that is fast, yummy, and warm from the oven!
FAVORITE CHRISTMAS APPETIZER RECIPES
CHEESE & BACON CHRISTMAS TREE
If you're wondering what to make and serve for a holiday party this year, I'm sharing ten of my favorite Christmas Appetizer recipes today - each guaranteed to give you a WOW factor and have everyone begging for more - and your recipe!
Hope that you have fun with these family favorite Christmas appetizers - they are going to rock your world and your holiday parties!
CARAMELIZED ONION GRUYERE CRANBERRY & RASPBERRY TARTLETS
JUMBO SHRIMP with TEQUILA LIME COCKTAIL SAUCE
CAPRESE APPETIZER WREATH
CHRISTMAS CHARCUTERIE BOARD
BACON GORGONZOLA POMEGRANATE CHEESE BALL
WINTER HOLIDAY CHARCUTERIE BOARD
CRANBERRY RASPBERRY BAKED BRIE IN PUFF PASTRY WITH SPICED PECANS
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