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Christmas breakfast

35 Festive Christmas Breakfast Ideas

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 9 medium pancakes 1x


Make a batch of snowman pancakes for Christmas morning! They’re tender and sweet, topped with powdered sugar snow. 


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Butter, for cooking
  • To make the snowman: pretzel sticks, raisins, carrot, and powdered sugar


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, ricotta, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  2. In another medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt. Add it to the bowl with the wet ingredients and mix until a smooth batter forms.
  3. Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium low heat, then add a bit of butter to coat. Scoop out 1/4 cup portions of batter and cook the pancakes until golden brown on one side, adjusting the heat so it doesn’t brown too fast. Flip and cook until cooked through and no longer gooey at the edges (the batter may ooze out a bit at the sides; just keep cooking until it is fully cooked, adjusting the heat as necessary so it doesn’t brown too fast). Place the pancakes in a stack under an overturned bowl, and cook the second batch of pancakes.
  4. To assemble the snowman: lay out three circle pancakes on a platter or plate. Dust with powdered sugar. Use raisins to make eyes and buttons, cut a carrot into a triangle for a nose, and use pretzel sticks for arms. 
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Christmas
  • Diet: Vegetarian

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