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28 Holiday Breakfasts: Syrup-Covered, Scrambled, Strata-fied

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What do you make for holiday breakfasts, when you want to put in more effort than scrambling some eggs and calling it a morning? (There is, of course, no shame in that.)

Perhaps you flip a boatload of pancakes, stack them high, and drown them in maple syrup. Or maybe you prefer a make-ahead strata that you can prep the night before and stick in the oven. Or you might go for something in between, like a chocolatey porridge that you'll stir together leisurely (and that could pass for dessert).

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Here are 28 recipes of all shapes, sizes, and effort levels—all of which will have you start the day celebrating:

Pancakes & French Toast (the "just add syrups")

The Kitchn's Lofty Buttermilk Pancakes
The Kitchn's Lofty Buttermilk Pancakes
Lavender-Chocolate Chunk Pancakes with Crème Frâiche
Lavender-Chocolate Chunk Pancakes with Crème Frâiche
Yogurt Pancakes with Pomegranate
Yogurt Pancakes with Pomegranate
Savory Gruyère Stuffed French Toast
Savory Gruyère Stuffed French Toast
Gingerbread French Toast

Gingerbread French Toast by Posie Harwood

Crunchy Maple French Toast with Maple-Whiskey Butter

Crunchy Maple French Toast with Maple-Whiskey Butter by cookinginvictoria

My Father's Challah Bread French Toast
My Father's Challah Bread French Toast
French Toast Sticks
French Toast Sticks
Orange Cannoli Pancakes
Orange Cannoli Pancakes
Ricotta and Brown Butter Pancakes with Maple-Bourbon Apricots
Ricotta and Brown Butter Pancakes with Maple-Bourbon Apricots
Puffy and Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes with Orange and Fig
Puffy and Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes with Orange and Fig

Eggs: Scrambled, fried & otherwise

Ham, Gruyère, and Caramelized Onion Galette with a Fried Egg
Ham, Gruyère, and Caramelized Onion Galette with a Fried Egg
Eggs in Spicy Minted Tomato Sauce
Eggs in Spicy Minted Tomato Sauce
Scrambled Eggs Patia (Slow-Cooked, Indian-Inspired Scrambled Eggs)
Scrambled Eggs Patia (Slow-Cooked, Indian-Inspired Scrambled Eggs)
Scrambled Egg Muffins

Scrambled Egg Muffins by savorthis

Daniel Patterson's Poached Scrambled Eggs

Daniel Patterson's Poached Scrambled Eggs by Genius Recipes

The BLT Benedict
The BLT Benedict
Turkish-Style Poached Eggs with Garlic Yogurt, Chili Flakes & Walnut Butter
Turkish-Style Poached Eggs with Garlic Yogurt, Chili Flakes & Walnut Butter

stratas for all!

Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Strata
Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Strata
Bagel and Cream Cheese Strata
Bagel and Cream Cheese Strata
Eggless Strata with Butternut, Sausage, Kale and Fontina
Eggless Strata with Butternut, Sausage, Kale and Fontina
Mushroom, Kale, and Sausage Strata
Mushroom, Kale, and Sausage Strata
Strata with Sausage and Greens
Strata with Sausage and Greens

On the sweeter side

Champorado (Filipino Rice Porridge with Dark Chocolate)
Champorado (Filipino Rice Porridge with Dark Chocolate)
Pumpkin Christmas Bread
Pumpkin Christmas Bread
Rye Bread and Beer Porridge (Øllebrød)
Rye Bread and Beer Porridge (Øllebrød)
New England Spider Cake
New England Spider Cake
Ginger Apple Torte
Ginger Apple Torte

What's your favorite holiday breakfast? Let us know in the comments!