Christmas morning is one of magic and joy. The only thing that makes that magnificent morning better, is the smell of delicious food! Tada! We bring you 4 easy recipes to make for Christmas morning (or really any time), and some video links to guide you through the recipes if you want some extra support!
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Easy Cinnamon Rolls
Now some of us aren't really bakers... if it's not premixed in a box- it's a no go... Or the busy mama's with no time....This one is for you!
What you need:
1 can of Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls
1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream (warm)
1 TBS of Brown Sugar
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and Prepare Your Baking dish with cooking spray ( a glass circle pyrex dish works GREAT!)
-place cinnamon rolls in the pan and make sure they ARE TOUCHING.
-Put dish aside, and in small bowl or measuring cup, mix your 1 TBS of brown sugar and 1/2 c of warmed heavy cream. Whisk together until brown sugar has dissolved.
-Pour mixture over the cinnamon rolls
-Bake for 30 minutes (Do NOT over bake)
-Using the frosting that comes with the can of dough, frost your rolls while they are warm (fresh out of the oven!)
Serve and enjoy!
Looking for something more hearty and filling? Check out this casserole you prep the night before and bake fresh in the morning while the kids enjoy their stockings and gifts from Santa!
1/2 lb bulk pork Sausage
1/2 loaf French Bread
3/4 c sharp cheddar cheese
3/4 c monterey jack cheese
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 c whole milk
Break up and cook sausage (about 10 minutes)
- While the sausage cooks, put 4 eggs in mixing bowl with salt, pepper, and mustard. Whisk together. Add Milk. Whisk together and set aside.
- In prepared glass baking dish, rip up bread and place in bottom.
-Pour cooked sausage evenly over bread in dish.
-Pour half of your egg mixture over bread and sausage.
-Pour and spread cheddar and monterey jack cheeses over the mixture and press it down with your hands... pour final egg mixture over cheese.
Cover with foil the night before and leave in fridge.
On Christmas Morning preheat oven to 350 degrees and Bake with foil on for 40-45 minutes. Remove foil for remaining cook time to create a crispy crust on top. Let sit for 15 minutes before serving.
A fresh Warm Muffin is one of the best things to sink your teeth in! Serve this with the traditional coffee, OR an ice cold cup of milk, Hot chocolate or even your favorite tea!
Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake Muffins
1 1/2 c flour
1/2 c brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 c milk
1/3 c vegetable oil
1/2 c Brown Sugar
3/4 c flour
2 tsp cinnamon
4 tbs butter
1/2 c chopped pecans (optional)
Drizzle with a light glaze
Streusel Topping (best to mix this first):
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Combine flour and brown sugar in bowl with cinnamon. Blend with pastry cutter.
- cut in your room temperature butter.
- Finish blending with your hands. Once blended, add your pecans... or don't, these are optional.
- set aside to mix muffins.
prepare muffin tin with liners or cooking spray
- mix dry ingredients together.
- combine eggs and oil together and pour over dry ingredients.
- add milk
- mix, but do not over mix.
- Immediately add to your prepared muffin tins. (6 large muffins is my favorite way to bake these, but can be done in smaller tins- just watch closely so they don't overcook or burn if you do smaller muffins)
- Top with streusel and bake for 20-25 minutes in a 375 degree oven.
- After baking, drizzle glaze if desired.
1 1/2 c powdered sugar
3-5 TBS Heavy Cream
1 tsp Vanilla or other flavored extract of choice
- Combine all ingredients. Mix thoroughly with spatula or mixing spoon. Add more powdered sugar in small increments if consistency is too runny.
Muffins should be made fresh and not pre mixed.
Last- a seasonal scone! Now, this recipe is the most baking intensive recipe, but it's really simple! These are delicious... You can even freeze them for weeks and they still taste great! However, you will probably want to double the recipe.... they are eaten quickly!
Glazed Cranberry Orange Scones
400 degree over 20-25 min (makes 6-8 scones)
2 c flour
1/2 c sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 c whole frozen cranberries (can use dry cranberries too if you prefer)
1/2 c very cold unsalted butter (frozen)
1/2 c cream
1 tso vanilla
1 Tbsp orange zest
3/4 c powdered sugar
Fresh Orange Juice (can be bottled but freshly squeezed is best!)
OTHER TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
Chilled glass bowl
- combine dry ingredients in cold glass bowl
- add fresh orange zest
- add cold butter, cut into pieces (cut butter while cold and put in freezer until ready to use)
- blend with pastry cutter. it should form pea sized crumbles.
- add vanilla to your cream in separate measuring cup.
- Add frozen cranberries to dry mixture. blend together
- add 1 beaten egg and the vanilla cream into your bowl and mix quickly.
- Use your hands to create a dough ball.
- put ball on floured surface.
- flatten ball with hand (you should see butter chunks and whole cranberries.)
- use your pastry cutter to cut 6-8 triangles and put on your parchment lined baking sheet.
- Use some extra heavy cream and brush it over your scones.
- Sprinkle with sugar and refrigerate 15 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and make your glaze while scones are in refrigerator.
slowly add orange juice to your powdered sugar 1 tbsp at a time, until you get the right consistency. Watch the video to see what this looks like.
Bake your scones for 20-25 minutes and let cool to room temperature before drizzling the glaze.