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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.
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.
Liven up your breakfast with a croissant filled with savoury goodies, such as your favourite cheese or ham.
An indulgent breakfast recipe that should fill even the hungriest of mouths until lunch.
This French-inspired dish is great for breakfast or brunch.
A savoury, slightly spicy breakfast treat.
Smoked salmon breakfast ideas
A scrumptious breakfast or starter. Vegetarians can use 400g wilted spinach instead of salmon.
A quick and easy breakfast recipe for a special treat.
This recipe is so versatile – you can freeze the scones and they're great for breakfast, brunch, a light lunch or a picnic.
This fishcake recipe isn't complicated and the flavour combination is worth the time spent. Serve for brunch, lunch or at a dinner party.
This omelette recipe makes an impressive change from the traditional version. Ideal for a special breakfast or brunch.
A smoked fish spin on croque monsieur. Don’t use a toasted sandwich maker even if you have one.
Spiced breads and loaves
Transform your favourite breakfast staple with this simple Victorian bread recipe. It's a lovely way to start the day.
A traditional, spiced bread best enjoyed warm with butter.
Studded with sunflower seeds and sweetened with honey, these bread rolls smell – and taste – heavenly.
A wonderfully fruity loaf recipe to give as a gift or keep in the bread bin and eat with the family.
This easy recipe makes a wonderful loaf only takes 40 minutes from start to finish. Best eaten within a day for freshness.
This yummy fruit loaf can be frozen and then toasted when required. Perfect for breakfast or a tea-time treat!
Pancakes and muffins
This quick pancake recipe is great for breakfast, or as a pudding served with maple syrup and vanilla ice cream.
Rachel Allen's American-style pancakes are ideal for a special breakfast or brunch.
Try these rich, dairy-free pancakes for a great start to the day.
Quite simply the definitive pancake recipe. Let us take you by the hand and lead you to food bliss with this foolproof recipe.
These quick and easy Goan coconut pancakes make a delicious alternative to traditional 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.
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.
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
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.
Packed with fruit and nuts, TV presenter Jayne Middlemiss' spiced porridge recipe takes breakfast to a whole other dimension.
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."
This creamy yet low-fat breakfast is so simple. You can also try it with peaches and pecans or mango and Brazil nuts.
This recipe for apple bircher muesli, made with apples, banana and honey, is the perfect pick-me-up in the morning.
Bring out your inner earth mother by whipping up a batch of wholesome 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.
Feel good about yourself in the morning with this speedy home made granola recipe. It will fill you up until lunch.
This blueberry and apple compote is simple to make and is great with yogurt for breakfast.
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