Christmas Fruit Salad

Cheap And Easy Christmas Breakfast Menu – Make-Ahead Dishes For Christmas Morning

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Christmas Morning is the most magical morning of the year. Having an easy Christmas Breakfast to fill everyone’s growling tummies through the excitement is essential.

When creating this easy Christmas Breakfast menu I wanted to include something savory, sweet, and fresh.

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I also wanted to make sure most of the prep work could be done ahead of time so we all can enjoy the Christmas Morning Excitement.

Easy Christmas Breakfast Menu

  • Breakfast Tacos
  • Cinnamon Roll Bake
  • Christmas Fruit Salad

How To Make A Cheap And Easy Christmas Breakfast

How To Make Breakfast Tacos

Breakfast Tacos Recipe
  1. Make the scrambled eggs. You could also make fried eggs if you prefer
  2. Prep any toppings you want to have
  3. Assemble your tacos and enjoy!

How To Make Scrambled Eggs Ahead Of Time

  1. Turn on your burner to medium-low
  2. Add your butter to the frying pan
  3. Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk
  4. Pour in the eggs and let them sit until the edges start to lift from the pan
  5. Season the eggs when they have almost set
  6. Turn off the burner and let them cool in the pan for a moment
  7. Remove the eggs from the pan and let them cool completely
  8. Store in an airtight container
  9. Reheat in the microwave for up to a minute
Breakfast Tacos Recipe

What Tortillas Should I Use For Breakfast Tacos?

You can use any tortillas that you desire. My go-to for this recipe is flour tortillas.

Flour Tortillas

Heat the tortillas in the microwave by placing five on a plate with a damp paper towel. Microwave for 30 seconds until warm.

Corn Tortillas

You can also heat the corn tortillas in the same way as you would for flour tortillas

Crunchy Taco Shells

Crunchy shells are also a good option. These are best toasted in the oven.

Breakfast Tacos Recipe

Toppings For Breakfast Tacos

Any toppings that you like to enjoy on regular tacos are perfect for breakfast tacos.

  • Cheese – shredded cheddar, Monterey jack, or cotija are great options
  • Sour Cream – a dollop of sour cream adds some creaminess
  • Salsa- select any that you like or make your own
  • Salsa Verde – one of my favorite toppings
  • Pico di Gio – a fresh salsa option
  • Diced onion – A nice little bite of onion is yummy
  • Tomatoes – If you didn’t have pico di gio, diced tomatoes are a great topping
  • Black Olives – My kids love black olives. If you have olive lovers they make a great topping
Breakfast Tacos Recipe

How To Make A Cinnamon Roll Casserole

  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Coat the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish with butter
  3. Open the cinnamon rolls and set the frosting aside
  4. Cut the cinnamon rolls into four equal pieces
Cinnamon Roll Casserole
  1. Put the cinnamon roll pieces evenly into the 9 x 13 baking dish. Spread out into one layer of roll pieces
Cinnamon Roll Casserole
  1. Mix together milk, eggs, cinnamon, and vanilla
Cinnamon Roll Casserole
  1. Pour over the cinnamon rolls
Cinnamon Roll Casserole
  1. Bake for 25-35 minutes until a toothpick or fork comes out clean when poked
Cinnamon Roll Casserole
  1. Let the cinnamon roll casserole sit and cool for about 10 minutes
  2. Warm the icing a little bit in the microwave
  3. Drizzle the icing over the cinnamon roll bake
Cinnamon Roll Casserole

How To Make A Cinnamon Roll Casserole Ahead Of Time

This cinnamon roll casserole is the perfect dish to make ahead and bake on Christmas Morning.

Prepare the casserole up to the point of putting it in the oven and cover with plastic wrap.

Store the unbaked casserole in the fridge for up to 2-3 days ahead of baking.

On Christmas morning preheat the oven to 350 and bake for 25-35 minutes until done. Make sure to use an oven-safe baking dish that can go from cold to hot or let the glass pan come to room temperature before putting it in the oven.

How To Make Christmas Fruit Salad

This is an extremely simple fruit salad that is a great addition to Christmas Morning Breakfast.

  1. Clean and mix together red and green grapes
  2. Mix a squeeze of lime juice with honey
  3. Toss the grapes with the dressing
  4. Sprinkle raspberries and pomegranate arils on the top
  5. Serve and enjoy!
Christmas Fruit Salad

Christmas Salad Make Ahead Tips

When making a fruit salad ahead of time it’s best to not mix in any fruits that will get mushy. Keep the raspberries and pomegranate arils separate and sprinkle them on top when serving.

In the interest of keeping this salad simple and festive, the base of the salad is grapes. They are available in both red and green colors, perfect for a Christmas Morning salad.

You can prepare the little dressing glaze ahead of time and toss it with the grapes when you are ready to serve.

Christmas Fruit Salad

How To Prepare A Quick And Easy Breakfast On Christmas Morning

Here are my steps to make preparing this breakfast an easy and simple task.

What You Can Make A Day Or Two Before Christmas

  1. Shop for all of your ingredients
  2. Prepare all of your breakfast taco toppings
  3. Make the scrambled eggs ahead of time (if you choose) and store them in the fridge
  4. Prepare the cinnamon roll casserole up until the point of baking and store in the fridge covered with plastic wrap
  5. Clean and mix together the green and red grapes
  6. Make the fruit salad dressing and store in the fridge

What To Make On Christmas Morning

  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Mix the fruit salad dressing with the grapes and sprinkle the raspberries and pomegranate arils on top and set aside
  3. Bake the cinnamon roll casserole for 25-35 minutes
  4. Make or reheat the scrambled eggs
  5. Put all of the taco toppings and warmed tortillas out in your serving area
  6. Let the cinnamon roll casserole cool for 10 minutes and drizzle with icing

Christmas Breakfast Menu Shopping List

  • Eggs (figure 2 eggs per person, plus 4 for the cinnamon roll casserole)
  • Tortillas (Figure 2-3 per person)
  • Taco Toppings
  • 2 Cans Of Cinnamon Rolls
  • Butter
  • 1 Cup of Milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • Red and Green Grapes
  • Raspberries
  • Pomegranate Arils
  • 1/2 tsp Honey
  • lime Juice (squeeze)

How Much Does Christmas Morning Breakfast Cost?

Staple Ingredients

  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Tortillas
  • Butter
  • Honey

Fresh Ingredients

  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Apple
  • Onion
  • Taco Toppings
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Grapes
  • Raspberries
  • Pomegranate Ariels
  • Orange Juice

Total Price

For 6 servings this recipe totals $ 22.52

The per serving price is $ 3.75

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Cheap And Easy Christmas Breakfast Menu –

Recipe by Sara- Sara's Veggie KitchenCourse: BreakfastDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6-8

servings
Cooking time

40

minutes

This is a full delicous Christmas Morning Breakfast.

Ingredients

  • Breakfast Tacos
  • Eggs (1-2 per person)

  • 6″ Tortillas

  • Taco Toppings

  • Cinnamon Roll Casserole
  • 1 Cup of Milk

  • 2- Cans Of Cinnamon Rolls

  • 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla

  • 1 tbs Butter

  • 2- eggs

  • Christmas Fruit Salad
  • Red and Green Grapes

  • Raspberries

  • Pomegrante Arils

  • 1 tsp Honey

  • Lime Juice (squeeze)

Directions

  • Breakfast Tacos
  • Make the scrambled eggs (see above for make ahead instructions)
  • Heat the tortillas in the microwave
  • Prepare the desired toppings
  • Enjoy!
  • Cinnamon Roll Casserole
  • Preheat the oven to 350
  • Butter a 9 x 12 baking dish
  • Cut the cinnamon rolls into quarters
  • Spread the cinnamon rolls evenly into the baking dish
  • Mix together milk, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon
  • Pour the egg mixture over the cinnamon rolls
  • Bake the casserole for 25-35 minutes or until golden brown and the fork comes out clean
  • Let the casserole cool for 10 minutes
  • Warm the icing slightly in the microwave
  • Drizzle the icing over the casserole
  • Christmas Fruit Salad
  • Wash and dry the grapes
  • Mix the grapes together in a bowl
  • Mix the honey and lime juice dressing
  • Mix the dressing with the grapes
  • Sprinkle the raspberries and pomegrante arils on top

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