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Christmas breakfast ideas - not at the table

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Blankiefan Sun 15-Oct-17 08:24:39

6 of us for Xmas - me, DH, DD (4), diabetic MIL (85), DM and DF.

So far I've managed to distract DD away from opening presents til after breakfast so everyone gets to eat before DD tackles present mountain (took several hours last year - separate thread but mostly driven by the grandparents; the excess is a pain in the arse and unnecessary).

Anyway I don't think I'll be able to get her to wait this year without upset which I don't want on Xmas day so thinking of letting her get started then bringing some food out mid pressies into the sitting room. Any thoughts about what would be xmasy?

I could do bacon rolls and tea/OJ but wondered about other easy to eat options.

cheeseandcrackers Sun 15-Oct-17 08:28:12

I made Nigella's Christmas muffins last year, smell (&taste) lovely & Christmassy, can be made in advance. Not sure if suitable for a diabetic but they weren't very sweet.

palmfronds Sun 15-Oct-17 08:31:04

I make Nigella's Christmas muffins - the recipe is online somewhere. Really delicious and easy to make/prep beforehand.

palmfronds Sun 15-Oct-17 08:31:26

Haha snap!

MrsC2000 Sun 15-Oct-17 08:32:45

We always have croissants etc and fruit salad

butterybean Sun 15-Oct-17 08:34:07

We have nice bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon, with a little dill sauce, as well as bucks fizz, fresh OJ and a tear and share brioche from Aldi. Also a few warm sausage rolls which i make the day before. Makes a nice easy sharing feast for the coffee table while we all open stockings in the living room.

RatOnnaStick Sun 15-Oct-17 08:34:28

I'm not generally interested in heavy amounts of food in the morning but bacon rolls and tea are fine. We've done toasted brioche/pain au chocolate and cheese and bacon or sausage savouries before too.

PunkAssMoFo Sun 15-Oct-17 08:35:58

Ready to bake pastries- almond croissants, cinnamon whirl etc.

ShowOfHands Sun 15-Oct-17 08:37:15

I always make Christmas muffins (like Nigella but adapted). Not suitable for diabetics. The diabetic family member has bacon, scrambled egg and bagels.

Here we allow the dc to open stockings before breakfast and then we wait to open the rest after breakfast. They are perfectly happy with this as the stocking has enough interesting little gifts that keep them busy through breakfast.

FlopIsMyParentingGuru Sun 15-Oct-17 08:37:28

The nigella Christmas muffins are lonely but they are very unlikely to be suitable for a diabetic I suspect Ruth the dried fruit. But I'm guessing your MIL would be best placed to help you out on what she can and can't eat as each person manages their diabetes differently.

Ninjakittysmells Sun 15-Oct-17 08:41:28

Flop poor lonely muffins, why isn’t Ruth the dried fruit keeping them company?! grin

herecomesthsun Sun 15-Oct-17 08:41:56

for diabetes, low carb pancakes with greek yoghurt and berries wouth be fine

4 year old also likely to be keen

there are also low carb muffins with bacon & cheese which would be fine for a diabetic, if you want savory

basically, quite eggy, maybe a bit of ground almonds, cream cheese prob no wheatflour and no sugar

the low carb diet boards would have lots of recipes

FlopIsMyParentingGuru Sun 15-Oct-17 08:59:12

ninjakitties grin
You can't trust Ruth the dried fruit....

Oncewaswho Sun 15-Oct-17 09:06:41

I would check with the diabetic person, they do all cope differently with carbs. We make cinnamon buns the night before, leave them somewherd cool to rise overnight and pop in the oven in the morning, with croissants and pain au chocolat.

Oldieandgoldie Sun 15-Oct-17 09:10:21

I make breakfast muffins similar to these. With whatever fillings you like, smoked salmon for Christmas Day? I make them the night before and reheat the next morning. I have also been known to freeze them, and defrost slowly/overnight?

Thumbcat Sun 15-Oct-17 09:11:52

Aldi do a lovely Christmas tree shaped tear and share brioche.

dementedma Sun 15-Oct-17 09:12:49

Slightly off topic but why cant she wait until after breakfast? Play with stuff from her stocking in the meantime?

2014newme Sun 15-Oct-17 09:16:19

I would not make my kids wait till after breakfast. We open stockings at same time as everything else anyway. Nobody is really interested in breakfast on Christmas day I'd keep it simple

cheeseandbiscuitsplease1 Sun 15-Oct-17 09:34:18

Ninja hahaha!

UntilTheCowsComeHome Sun 15-Oct-17 10:01:15

Only on MN have I seen people who eat breakfast on Xmas morning. Everyone I know starts the day with presents and saves their bellies for the huge feast that is Xmas dinner.

How can you fit in heavy things like muffins/brioche/bacon rolls and still have room for turkey at dinner time?

And I'm a greedy fat bastard.

BrieAndChilli Sun 15-Oct-17 10:02:10

I agree that DD should measure until after breakfast regardless, in our house the kids have stockings up stairs which they bring into our room to open (small bits like chocolate, socks, very small toys and novekties etc and then have a main present from father Xmas downstairs which they open, we then have breakfast whenever dressed before sitting down and opening the presents from under the tree, helps break the day up.

Trailedanderror Sun 15-Oct-17 10:04:24

Ruth dried fruit grin

ipswichwitch Sun 15-Oct-17 10:05:30

We just have a sharing plate of cinnamon buns, pancakes (the little ready made kind - like hell am I doing more cooking Christmas Day!), a bit of fruit and some pain au chocolate. We pick at it while we open presents. I'm not hugely bothered about breakfast - I only need coffee! - but there'd be a mutiny if the kids didn't get any.

Bonelessbanquet Sun 15-Oct-17 10:06:20

If I'm off work, we do stockings then breakfast of choc croissants and pancakes, then open presents. We don't eat Xmas dinner till 5-6ish.

goose1964 Sun 15-Oct-17 15:03:27

We have smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, great for a diabetic

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