Finger foods are fun to eat anytime, but especially for Christmas breakfast; they're a nice treat, and perfect for nibbling on while opening presents or greeting guests. Even better, these delicious recipes can be made ahead so you can enjoy the holiday fun along with everyone else.
Just put everything on the table with a stack of plates and silverware nearby, and let everyone eat what they want when they want. Just keep an eye on the amount of time these foods sit out—most recipes have dairy and should be at room temperature no more than two hours.
The nicest thing about this recipe, besides the fact that it's partially made ahead of time, is the wonderful texture—creamy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Instead of using whole pieces of bread, cut into sticks or fingers, then dip in a mixture of eggs, half and half, sugar, and vanilla and coat in Cornflake crumbs. Place the sticks on a baking sheet and freeze. Before ready to serve, take out as much as you need and bake for about 20 minutes until crispy on the outside. Serve with little cups of maple syrup, powdered sugar, and jam for dipping.
These fun little quiches are not only adorable but also delicious. This recipe calls for mushrooms, but they can be filled with just about anything you'd like, from bacon to spinach to tomato a variety of cheeses. The crusts are made with store-bought pie dough, simplifying the preparation. You can make the quiches completely way ahead of time, baking them until cooked, and then placing them in the freezer once cooled. They reheat beautifully in the oven—the perfect recipe for a busy morning.
No matter how you cook them, eggs usually have to be made right before sitting down to breakfast—and they're not easy to eat with your hands! But this clever recipe not only turns eggs into a finger food but also allows you to make ahead and freeze. Even better is that they are made with hashbrowns or tater tots. Muffin tins are filled with the frozen potato which is then baked until crispy; an egg and milk mixture is poured over, topped with shredded cheese and spinach, and baked until puffed up. Just reheat in the oven before ready to serve.
You know how sometimes you can't decide if you want sweet or savory for breakfast? With these waffle quiches, you don't have to choose! Frozen waffles are toasted and then topped with ham (if you like), cheese, and a quiche egg mixture. Just pop in the oven until the egg mixture has puffed up and the cheese is a light golden brown. If you are making ahead, freeze and simply reheat before serving this delicious hand-held treat the whole family will love.
It is always nice to have a bit of fruit with the breakfast meal, and this recipe makes it a little special. This marinated fruit salad is not only tasty but also very pretty to look at. Use a melon baller to create perfect spheres of honeydew and cantaloupe, and add pieces of bright red strawberries and vibrant orange nectarine slices. The mixture marinates in a dressing of honey and orange and lemon juices for a few hours before ready to serve. Offer the salad in small cups or you can get fancy and spoon the fruit into hollowed out orange halves.