What to have for breakfast on Christmas Day?

We have a larger family Christmas than normal this year and we aren’t at home which is going to be a lovely change. I am however getting elbow deep in the Christmas cooking so a plan is needed.

What do you usually have for a festive breakfast? Do you have a family tradition or do you just wing it?

I’m about to embark on a seasonal wander across the internet to see what my options are. Do you want to come along?

One thing I don’t think I need to search for is one of the dishes hubby will have (and probably my dad too). Poached eggs on potato cakes. This is a Sunday morning staple in our house and caused me quite a bit of stress when I first started it as poached eggs aren’t easy are they! Anyway, I found something awesome on Amazon which now means I can easily make them every week with ‘almost’ near perfect results each time. You can see my post about it here

So poached eggs aside, what else are we going to have?

I rather like the look of this!


Banana maple French toast

I found this recipe here http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/537467/banana-maple-french-toast

Thick slices of bread dipped in a cinnamon spiced batter, fried in butter until golden and served with a delicious warm chocolate-flavoured maple syrup this is the ultimate sweet treat for breakfast or brunch. Use a chunky farmhouse loaf and make sure the slices are quite thick – if they’re too thin the bread will soak up too much of the batter and go a bit mushy. Slices of sweetened brioche bread can be used instead of white bread but omit the sugar from the batter. For a lighter dish serve the toast with natural yoghurt instead of chocolate syrup.


  • 2 eggs
  • 150ml milk
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 25g butter
  • 4 thick slices white bread
  • 6tbsp maple syrup
  • 50g plain chocolate, grated
  • 2 bananas, peeled and sliced


  1. Place the eggs and milk in a bowl and whisk together thoroughly. Whisk in the sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Dip the slices of bread in the egg mixture making sure they are completely coated. Heat a large knob of butter in a heavy-based frying pan until foaming and add the soaked bread slices. Fry for 1-2mins on each side until golden brown.
  3. Meanwhile, place the maple syrup and chocolate in a small and heat gently, stirring, until the chocolate has melted into the syrup.
  4. Serve the French toast topped with the sliced bananas and drizzled with the warm chocolate syrup.

I will updating this post as I look for more ideas, so watch this space. 😉

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