A Christmas breakfast menu

This light and tasty Christmas breakfast menu will satisfy family and friends until the big lunch. Some of it can be made ahead so you're not stuck in the kitchen missing the festivities.

A Christmas breakfast menu

The fruit loaf and winter compote can be made in advance for convenience, the glazed ham is big enough to share for breakfast then have for lunch on Boxing Day, and the croissants are just plain scrumptious.


Christmas croissants

Filled croissants

Filled croissants

Liven up your breakfast with a croissant filled with savoury goodies, such as your favourite cheese or ham.

Croissants stuffed with glazed ham and creamy scrambled egg

Croissants stuffed with glazed ham and creamy scrambled egg

An indulgent breakfast recipe that should fill even the hungriest of mouths until lunch.

Creamy pancetta, Brie and mushroom croissants

Creamy pancetta, Brie and mushroom croissants

This French-inspired dish is great for breakfast or brunch.

Tomato, sausage and emmental croissants

Tomato, sausage and emmental croissants

A savoury, slightly spicy breakfast treat.

 


Smoked salmon breakfast ideas

Creamy baked eggs with hot smoked salmon and chives

Creamy baked eggs with hot smoked salmon and chives

A scrumptious breakfast or starter. Vegetarians can use 400g wilted spinach instead of salmon.

Smoked salmon and cream cheese muffin

Smoked salmon and cream cheese muffin

A quick and easy breakfast recipe for a special treat.

Smoked salmon and dill drop scones with lemon crème fraîche

Smoked salmon and dill drop scones with lemon crème fraîche

This recipe is so versatile – you can freeze the scones and they're great for breakfast, brunch, a light lunch or a picnic.

Tea-smoked salmon and coconut fishcakes with lemon hollandaise

Tea-smoked salmon and coconut fishcakes with lemon hollandaise

This fishcake recipe isn't complicated and the flavour combination is worth the time spent. Serve for brunch, lunch or at a dinner party.

Smoked salmon soufflé omelette

Smoked salmon soufflé omelette

This omelette recipe makes an impressive change from the traditional version. Ideal for a special breakfast or brunch.

Smoked salmon toasties

Smoked salmon toasties

A smoked fish spin on croque monsieur. Don’t use a toasted sandwich maker even if you have one.

 


Spiced breads and loaves

Milk bread

Milk bread

Transform your favourite breakfast staple with this simple Victorian bread recipe. It's a lovely way to start the day.

Cumbrian Christmas bread

Cumbrian Christmas bread

A traditional, spiced bread best enjoyed warm with butter.

Sunflower and honey rolls

Sunflower and honey rolls

Studded with sunflower seeds and sweetened with honey, these bread rolls smell – and taste – heavenly.

Jewelled fruit loaf

Jewelled fruit loaf

A wonderfully fruity loaf recipe to give as a gift or keep in the bread bin and eat with the family.

Cheddar and bacon loaf

Cheddar and bacon loaf

This easy recipe makes a wonderful loaf only takes 40 minutes from start to finish. Best eaten within a day for freshness.

Cinnamon and raisin fruit loaf

Cinnamon and raisin fruit loaf

This yummy fruit loaf can be frozen and then toasted when required. Perfect for breakfast or a tea-time treat!

 


Pancakes and muffins

Bramley apple pancakes with toffee sauce and yogurt

Bramley apple pancakes with toffee sauce and yogurt

This quick pancake recipe is great for breakfast, or as a pudding served with maple syrup and vanilla ice cream.

Pancakes with bacon and maple syrup

Pancakes with bacon and maple syrup

Rachel Allen's American-style pancakes are ideal for a special breakfast or brunch.

Rich breakfast pancakes

Rich breakfast pancakes

Try these rich, dairy-free pancakes for a great start to the day.

Perfect pancakes

Perfect pancakes

Quite simply the definitive pancake recipe. Let us take you by the hand and lead you to food bliss with this foolproof recipe.

Goan coconut pancakes

Goan coconut pancakes

These quick and easy Goan coconut pancakes make a delicious alternative to traditional pancakes.

New York berry pancakes

New York berry pancakes

American-style pancakes are a family favourite and make a welcome change when you have more time to prepare a special low-cal treat. This recipe uses the UK's No.1 sweetener Canderel.

Apple, pecan and raisin muffins

Apple, pecan and raisin muffins

For a breakfast that's more exciting than cereal, try these. Tuck into a healthy muffin recipe for a fun way to start the day.

Spinach, bacon and cheddar muffins

Spinach, bacon and cheddar muffins

These scrumptious savoury muffins would be a fabulous Sunday morning treat. Let them fill the kitchen with an irresistible aroma then dig in when they're fresh from the oven.

 


Compotes, granola and porridge

Winter fruit compote

Winter fruit compote

Make this winter compote recipe up to three days in advance to give the flavours a chance to develop. Any remaining compote will keep, chilled, for a week.

Spiced porridge

Spiced porridge

Packed with fruit and nuts, TV presenter Jayne Middlemiss' spiced porridge recipe takes breakfast to a whole other dimension.

Porridge

Porridge

Celebrity chef Rachel Allen says: “What better start to the day than a bowl of steaming porridge packed with super-nutritious oats? Try with natural a drizzle of golden syrup."

Apple muesli with blueberries and hazelnuts

Apple muesli with blueberries and hazelnuts

This creamy yet low-fat breakfast is so simple. You can also try it with peaches and pecans or mango and Brazil nuts.

Apple bircher muesli

Apple bircher muesli

This recipe for apple bircher muesli, made with apples, banana and honey, is the perfect pick-me-up in the morning.

Five-seed maple granola

Five-seed maple granola

Bring out your inner earth mother by whipping up a batch of wholesome granola.

Home-made granola

Home-made granola

When you make home-made granola, try out different combinations of fruit and nuts. It will give you lots of energy to keep you going through the morning.

Speedy home-made granola

Speedy home-made granola

Feel good about yourself in the morning with this speedy home made granola recipe. It will fill you up until lunch.

Blueberry and apple compote

Blueberry and apple compote

This blueberry and apple compote is simple to make and is great with yogurt for breakfast.

 

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