Holiday Breakfast Buffet

Every Christmas morning, before the kids are allowed to come out of their rooms, my husband and I heat up our Breville Espresso maker. (We kinda have a thing for the Breville…so much so we’ve been known to take it across the country.) He will make a double shot of espresso for himself and an Americano for me. Meanwhile, I pull the cinnamon rolls that have been proofing overnight, out of the fridge and put them on top of the stove to come to room temperature. This is one of our favorite Christmas morning rituals. We have a moment to sip a hot cup of coffee, secretly making the kids wait just a few more minutes, knowing the anticipation is pushing them to almost burst. A few sips in, we turn the camera on and shout out, “Ok! Time to open Christmas gifts!” They come bounding down the stairs and know to slightly hesitate for “the photo” before coming in to see the Christmas tree surrounded by all their packages.

After the stockings are empty and the piles of wrapping paper cleaned up, my husband and I move back into the kitchen to prepare for our annual Christmas morning breakfast.

For our children and my nieces and nephews, who join us, Christmas morning is not Christmas morning without homemade cinnamon rolls. They are the highlight of the meal. But, we can’t live on cinnamon buns alone, so we always make a breakfast buffet with delectable choices that appeal to mom-mom all the way down to the youngest.

Holiday breakfast buffets are a great way to celebrate with family while still lingering in fluffy robes and soft slippers.

Here are a few tips and tricks for making a holiday breakfast buffet special.

*Build your own oatmeal bar. We love steel cut oatmeal and it’s even better when there are lots of choices laid out to go with the oats. Fresh strawberries, pecans, brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon apples, almond milk and raisins are a few great ideas.

*Special drinks for the kids. How about peppermint hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and a peppermint? Or orange juice with sparkling cider for a fizzy fun holiday drink.

*Homemade baked good centerpiece. Ours just happens to be homemade cinnamon rolls, but you could find your own special tradition. What about homemade scones served with clotted cream or fresh preserves? Or homemade,flaky Southern style buttermilk biscuits.

*Roast a meat. We always add in a roasted ham or lamb to our breakfast buffet. The beauty of this, it’s great to nosh on throughout the day. We will pull out rolls later in the afternoon and a few new side dishes to turn breakfast into lunch.

*Adult coffee bar. We have a thing for coffee. A really big thing. So the espresso machine is ready to pull cappuccinos throughout the morning, but we also put out a variety of “adult fixings”…Irish cream, Kahlua, chocolate liquor, whipped cream and cinnamon.

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