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Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

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Despite best intentions and multiple alarms, I will simply never be the pearl-wearing brunch hostess who pulls a perfectly timed soufflé from the oven. Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce reminds me that my style of hosting—fervently praying the guests are late while shoveling crumbs under the rug—is completely acceptable.

Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce - Easy recipe that can be made ahead for a holiday breakfast!

I come from a long line of pro-holiday meal planners. My Grammy writes her entire menu on individual index cards, creates a multi-week timeline, then preps most of the dishes in advance. My mom never runs out of ingredients and is always poised to greet her guests with a cocktail. Neither of these women has ever been caught hiding dirty dishes in the pantry two minutes before the party begins, and both serve multi-course meals fit for the cover of Southern Living.

Clearly the genes of a well-organized hostess reside within me, and Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce is my missing link to the family party-planning prowess.

Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce - Easy recipe that can be made ahead for a holiday breakfast!

Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce is the ideal breakfast for the hurried holiday hostess (or any weekend you’re feeling lazy), because it can be prepped entirely in advance. The night before, whisk together the eggs, milk, and gingerbread spices. Pour them over the toasted bread cubes, then bake when you wake. Even better, freeze unbaked Gingerbread Bread Pudding, and you’ll have a decadent, comforting breakfast ready on command. Four days before my friends came for brunch, I prepped and froze Gingerbread Bread Pudding, then popped it into the oven just before my pals arrived. Ta-dah! A from-scratch breakfast, with zero day-of effort. I might even tackle a soufflé next time. Let’s bust out the pearls.

Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce - Easy recipe that can be made ahead for a holiday breakfast!

To be honest, I’m actually envisioning you in your footie pajamas (not pearls) joying a big plate of Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce. No, it’s not weird that I’m thinking about you in your footie pajamas. I own a pair myself.

Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce is rich, deeply spiced, and bursting with cozy holiday flavors. Every bite reminded me of afternoons spent baking pies with my grandma, writing letters to Santa, or watching afternoon football games with my uncles to work off our holiday food comas. Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce fuses the comforting memories of childhood—the extra gingerbread cookie grandma sneaks into your bag—with a grown-up appreciation for layers of flavor: golden raisins, toasty pecans, spicy sweet crystallized ginger, and a little extra spirit (ahem, bourbon.)

Think bread pudding is for dessert-only? I petition that bread pudding is essentially a gussied-up French toast bake. As with my Supreme French Toast Bake, I lightened up our Gingerbread Bread Pudding by swapping out the heavy cream for non-fat evaporated milk and reducing the quantity of the sugar. (Don’t worry—it’s still plenty sweet.) The results exceeded my every expectation. Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce is rich in flavor with a creamy texture and toasty topping. I also lightened up the Bourbon Sauce (which tastes even better than it sounds), so feel liberated to ladle on that dreamy nectar with abandon.

Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce - Easy recipe that can be made ahead for a holiday breakfast!

For a stress-free holiday breakfast, combine make-ahead recipes like Gingerbread Bread Pudding with simple dishes you can pull together quickly in the morning. King Arthur Flour—a brand whose recipes and products I adore—offers a line of superb baking mixes that will save you time, while still giving your friends and family a special treat. I had the opportunity to try the whole grain Gingerbread Scone Mix and oh my. Don’t tell, but I may or may not have raked in some serious compliments for my fabulous “homemade” scones at brunch. Fluffy, perfectly spiced, and bursting with ginger flavor, these King Arthur Flour scones beat the pants off some I’ve tried at bakeries around town.

King Arthur Flour has also compiled a collection of make-ahead recipes and offers a variety of adorable bake-and-give pans, ideal for sharing your baked goodies. I used these mini panettone wrappers to bake individual Gingerbread Bread Puddings with Bourbon Sauce. They held up perfectly in the freezer and the oven and made clean up a snap. Plus, now when I transport my baked treats to our holiday gatherings in these pans, I won’t have to harass my Great Aunt Mildred* to return my Pyrex.

*I don’t really have a Great Aunt Mildred, but I do truly detest having to chase down my dishes after a party.

To add a little stress-free spice to your holiday breakfast table, I’m teaming up with King Arthur for a Make Ahead Breakfast Giveaway! One lucky winner will receive:

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With its holiday flavor, make-ahead ease, and dash of spirit, Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce is the ideal addition to your holiday breakfast menu. Bake individual Gingerbread Bread Puddings as I did here, or create one giant pan of Gingerbread Bread Pudding bliss. When you raise your spoon to dig in, relish the fact that you both baked a decadent homemade breakfast and hit the snooze.

This kind of victory calls for pearls. Or footie pajamas. Either way, I like your style.

Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: Serves 6 (will yield 1 9x5-inch loaf, 6 6-ounce mini panettones/ramekins or 9 muffin-sized bread puddings)

Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

Perfect old fashioned bread pudding loaded with gingerbread flavor and topped with creamy bourbon sauce. Warm spices, golden raisins, toasty pecans, and sweet spicy crystalized ginger fill this bread pudding with the flavors of fond holiday memories. Evaporated milk replaces heavy cream, making this a healthier bread pudding recipe that still tastes completely decadent. For an easy morning, prep Gingerbread Bread Pudding in advance by refrigerating the unbaked pudding overnight or tightly wrap and freeze it for up to 3 weeks. This recipe can be baked as individual bread puddings in muffin tins or ramekins, or as a single dish.

Ingredients

    Bread Pudding
  • 6 cups lightly packed, 1/2 inch-cubed French bread (about 10 ounces)
  • 1 cup non-fat evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup non-fat milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon (any brand you like to drink; I'm a fan of Bulleit)
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground all spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup minced crystalized ginger
  • 1/3 cup toasted chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • Bourbon Sauce
  • 1/3 cup non-fat evaporated milk (or substitute whipped cream or half and half if you are feeling decadent)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons non-fat plain yogurt

Directions

  1. Place rack in the center of your oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Arrange bread in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly toasted. (Alternatively, you can let bread cubes sit out overnight.) To bake individual bread puddings: Lightly spritz a muffin tin with cooking spray or line with paper liners. (Alternatively, you can use 6, 6-ounce lightly greased ramekins or 6 ungreased mini panettone papers.) To bake a single bread pudding: Lightly spritz a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Meanwhile for the bourbon sauce: Place a deep mixing bowl, beaters, and the 1/3 cup evaporated milk in the freezer to chill for 20 minutes.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the 3/4 cup evaporated milk, non-fat milk, eggs, brown sugar, molasses, bourbon, vanilla, cinnamon, all spice, cloves and salt. Add bread cubes, ginger, pecans, and raisins. Let mixture stand 20 minutes, stirring the bread occasionally to ensure all cubes soak up the milk.
  4. To bake bread pudding immediately: Fill prepared pan(s) nearly to the top, gently pressing to compact. (If baking with ramekins or mini panettone papers, set the baking dishes atop a baking sheet prior to placing in the oven.) To freeze and bake: Wrap the filled pan(s) tightly with plastic wrap, then foil, and freeze for up to 3 weeks. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then bake as directed.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F until deep golden brown on top and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean: 20-25 minutes for muffin cups; 30-35 minutes for ramekins or mini panettones; 43-47 minutes for a single loaf pan.
  6. To prepare sauce: While the bread pudding is in the oven, beat evaporated milk in the chilled bowl on high for 1 to 2 minutes, until it is the consistency of whipped cream. Gradually add sugar, bourbon, and yogurt and beat for several minutes longer, until thickened. Serve over warm bread pudding.

Notes

To omit the bourbon from the bread pudding: Sub in an equal amount (3 tablespoons) of non-fat milk. To omit the bourbon from the sauce: Sub in 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.

http://www.thelawstudentswife.com/2013/11/gingerbread-bread-pudding-with-bourbon-sauce/

Disclosure: King Arthur Flour provided me with the giveaway items listed in this post. No other compensation was received. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. Giveaway to remain open until Thursday, November 21st at 10:30 p.m. CST. Winner will be contacted at the email address used to leave the winning comment and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Giveaway open to those 18-years or older and U.S. residents only.

Author: Erin Clarke

I'm Erin, and I'm on a mission to cook everything that's tasty, {mostly} healthy, and budget-friendly—all while Mr. Right is in the library. I'm convinced that cheese and chocolate are the answer, that you can love sweets and veggies equally, and that delicious, satisfying food should be accessible to everyone. The recipes here are affordable, approachable, and delectable, and I can't wait to share them with you!

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  1. My favorite holiday breakfast would be monkey bread. It reminds me of cold holiday mornings.

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  5. I just tried bread pudding for the first time and was thinking of making some as it was SO good! This looks like the PERFECT holiday twist!

  6. We do either sausage cheese balls or a breakfast casserole wtih sausage, cremini mushrooms and a little white wine…but the best part is being together for breakfast during the holidays. Can’t wait to try your bread pudding recipe!

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  10. Oh Erin…you totally just made my Friday. Now if I could just figure out how to make this magically appear on my table I’d be in heaven!

  11. I always imagine I’d like to have cinnamon rolls for holiday breakfast, but I usually end up combatting rich holiday dinners with oatmeal or a green smoothie.

  12. Woah! These look amazing, love the drizzle! I wish I had one for breakfast :)

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  16. This looks fabulous! Definitely adding this to my upcoming dishes.

    I like doing a casserole for holiday breakfasts so you can do all the work the night before and just eat come morning. A good croque madame casserole never fails to please!

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  22. Bourbon sauce on bread pudding is the like the pinnacle of all that is holy during the holidays!! I can’t have the holidays with out bread pudding with bourbon sauce!

    • Bourbon does have a magic way of making everything merrier! Pretty much the entire month of Nov/Dec is an excuse to make bread pudding for me, plus it gives me a good reason to buy excess number of baguettes. Thanks lady! Happy Friday :)

  23. So rich, yum and irresistible! Love the bourbon sauce.

  24. Favorite holiday breakfast is sticky buns or cinnamon rolls. I am on a mission to find and make the best PA dutch style sticky buns for Christmas this year (and thanks to my recent trip down to King Arthur Flour in Norwich I have sticky bun sugar on hand).

  25. OK. I’m all set with footie PJs but there’s no gingerbread bread pudding in my hand. What’s wrong with this picture? :)

  26. My favorite holiday breakfast…Christmas cookies! This may be a new one though, I’ll have to make it sans bourbon! Extra vanilla?

    • Christmas cookies would be an OUTRAGEOUS holiday breakfast. Love it :)
      In the sauce, I’d omit the bourbon, then sub 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Taste, and then add a touch more vanilla to suit your style. In the bread pudding, use milk in place of the bourbon–this is a great question. I’ll add it to the recipe notes!

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  31. I love our annual quiche on Christmas morning! I think gingerbread bread pudding would be a nice addition. :)

  32. Bourbon sauuuce. <3 This looks incredible! I've never made bread pudding, but this gingerbread version looks crazy good!

  33. My dad always prepares a make-ahead egg casserole for Christmas morning. Maybe make-ahead bread pudding would be a good addition!

  34. We always have cinnamon rolls while watching the macys day parade !!

  35. Erin, these are so cute! I love how they are individually wrapped. Love a make ahead meal, especially a freezer friendly one. Sounds like I could learn a thing or two from your grandma and mom, what great hostesses! I’m definitely more like you, the time when guests arrive sneaks up way too quickly. But I’m sure we’ll get better with practice!

    Oh, and my favorite holiday breakfast dish is definitely cinnamon rolls. Yum!

    • Great point Natalie–practice makes perfect! We’ll just have to eat a lot of brunch to “work on our hostess skills.” Also, I LOVE cinnamon rolls on holiday (or any) morning too!

  36. My go-to holiday breakfast has always been french toast and hot chocolate. But given that I love gingerbread and adore, to the point of obsession, bread pudding, this might have to replace my old standard!

    • Yay! So happy this recipe combines two of your favorites Alison. I’m a huge sucker for bread pudding too…and now I love the idea of combining i with a big mug of hot chocolate since you suggested it. Can it be the holidays yet? I can’t wait!

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  41. These look amazing and so cute!
    I have never made bread pudding but I love the individual cups!

  42. can I come over for these – i wont judge you for hiding dirty dishes and not wearing pearls I promise.

  43. These photos are amazing! And the recipe; I don’t think I could ask for more. All those fall and Christmas flavors, easy, and prep ahead of time? I can definitely see this on our holiday table. Thank you so much for sharing, it looks just incredible!

  44. My favorite holiday breakfast dish is baked french toast casserole, so this bread pudding would be even more amazing! I am so excited to try it! I found it amusing that you too are the one scurrying around hiding dirty dishes before guests arrive, praying they show up late. I am definitely that person, even with the best intentions of having a perfectly timed meal come out of the oven when guests arrive.

  45. Our fav holiday breakfast dish is cinnamon rolls. I let them rise overnight in the fridge and then pop them in as soon as I get up. Brew the coffee, let them bake, then nibble while we open our stockings. Awesome.

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  59. My favorite holiday breakfast dish is a make ahead cheese strata. Assemble the night before then refrigerate. Just pop in the oven in the morning!

  60. My favorite holiday breakfast is anything carb-related, so this bread pudding absolutely fits the bill. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  63. I can’t decide what I like better: the pudding itself or the sauce… This sounds like the perfect Christmas brekfast, so so yummy!
    Have a great weekend :D

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  81. This looks amazing especially since I love all things ginger. We usually have nice fluffy hot biscuits with sausage. Not to heavy but will tide you over until the big lunch! I already receive King Arthur newsletter and I don’t do twitter, but have completed all other entry requirements.

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  121. I would have to say Homemade Cinnabon Rolls. My to oldest granddaughters LOVE to help make these. They consider slathering the butter on the rolled out dough then spreading the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture their own works of art!!!! It’s fun to color the Cream Cheese icing for the Holidays!!

  122. My favorite holiday breakfast is scrambled eggs with sausage and blueberry muffins. It is what my Grammie always made on Christmas morning, and we continue the tradition. It wouldn’t be Christmas without it!

    • My Grammy (same name different spelling!) always make blueberry muffins on Christmas morning too Laura! We look forward to them every year, and it wouldn’t feel like Christmas without them. I love traditional holiday foods like that :)

  123. We like the ubiquitous sausage and egg strata and monkey bread. The day after a turkey dinner, though, we poach eggs and serve them on left-over (planned-over?) stuffing. Yummm!

    • I just saw a poached eggs over stuffing recipe yesterday Ann and thought it was BRILLIANT! And we definitely make extra food on purpose, just to have the leftovers! They are practically the best part :)

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  126. My aunt makes this breakfast pizza situation with crescent roll dough and there’s lots of sausage and cheese involved and I just huddle up in my dining room chair with my sweats and sometimes a blankie (because I’m still 4 and her house is always cold) and sit in peace because there’s cheese and crescent roll dough in my breakfast casserole. Hallelujah, amen.

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  135. This looks amazing! I will serve this along with our traditional sausage casserole.

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  144. Being from south LA, I have to say bread pudding is my favorite!

  145. Growing up I’d help my Mom roll Sausage Cheese Balls the night before Christmas, while watching the movie White Christmas. We always have these Christmas morning, easy to pop in the oven then into our mouths, while watching the kids open their gifts. I’ve made them many ways: with pork, turkey, or veggie sausage…it’s always good! Definitely my favorite!

  146. My mom makes the BEST sticky buns ever (sorry Mrs. Teats!) and any day these were made was a holiday!

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  148. Homemade Cinnamon Rolls are my favorite…. Your Chocolate Chai Rolls sound heavenly!! P.S. …. I have a cute little apron with the pearls attached.

    • Thanks so much Tracy! I’m a little obsessed with those chocolate rolls right now, so I hope you like them too :). PPS. I need that apron. Sounds so cute and perfect for hosting!

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  150. My dad always made scrambled eggs with lots of cheese so whenever I have that it makes me remember all those Christmases.

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  158. This sounds wonderful! My Favorite Christmas Breakfast is Banana Foster Waffles!

  159. Ooooh…you and me both on the hostessing! I am perpetually behind it seems. Usually when guests walk in, I’m still in my dirty apron, oven mitts in hand, and frazzled look on my face. Make ahead meals like this save my sanity (and my reputation as a great hostess. :)

  160. Christmas breakfast is the homemade pecan rolls that my sister makes – they are divine!

  161. I serve an overnight strawberry-bananas rent toast casserole .

  162. Love reading about this recipe! For holidays, I like making French toast casserole using my homemade cinnamon bread with a touch of brandy added to the brown sugar “gravy”!

  163. I love gingerbread and my husband loves bread pudding, so I’m definitely going to have to try this!

  164. French toast made with homemade challah is a favorite around here. Will have to adapt your ginger recipe to have less suga i n it for health. We love ginger thoughj so will try it.

    • Challah makes INCREDIBLE French toast Susan. Probably my favorite. You can certainly cut down on some of the sugar in this recipe. The molasses keeps it from tasting overly sweet, but cutting some back (you could cut down by about 1/3 I think) for health purposes wouldn’t hurt a bit.

      • My husband has Type 1 Diabetes, so I relly will have to redesign this recipe so that he can eat it. I will let you know what I come up with though. I probably will use a lot less molasse and use Splenda too. I made him Challah french toast this morning using pumpkin challah that I baked. He said that it was delicious. :)

        • Pumpkin challah??? I want to eat breakfast at your place!! I’d love to hear how you adapt this recipe-I might even make it myself that way to keep it healthier!

          • Will let you know what I do to adapt this recipe. my husband’s diabetes is very brittle so I am very careful with every food that I prepare. I love to cook and bake so this is fun for me!

  165. I pre-make pancakes with fruit ( bananas, blueberries, etc) which I freeze in stacks of 3 & then can be microwaved to heat & serve upon request. I then make lots of bacon & sausage which I also freeze freeze. So come the morning with family & friends waking up breakfast can be easily made by adding eggs cooked fresh upon request while I drink my coffee & visit. I have a Nuwave countertop burner that quickly cooks eggs or most anything.

  166. My favorite treat is Pumpkin French Toast which adds a 1/4 cup Pumpkin Puree and pumpkin pie spice to a traditional French toast recipe. I make mine with cinnamon raisin bread. Just typing this has me craving it. I am, however, definitely trying this Gingerbread Bread Pudding when my parents come for Christmas this year!

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  172. Every Christmas, I make thick-cut french toast with a hint of pure maple syrup in the batter, hot syrup on the side and a tangy-sweet cranberry sauce drizzled on top. The cranberry sauce is just a bag of whole cranberries reduced down with a little water until the cranberries “pop”, strained (optional), and more real maple syrup to cut the tartness a bit.

  173. Our traditional holiday breakfast is a simple sausage roll – cream cheese and spicy sausage baked in crescent dough.

  174. we always have a cheesy egg souffle for christmas breakfast. i look forward to it every year!

  175. My favorite holiday breakfast isn’t really breakfast at all. When my siblings and I were all young, we started Chrismast morning with cups of tea (coffee for my parents) and a plate of my mother’s Christmas cookies to nibble on while we opened presents. After all the gifts were opened and the wrappings cleaned up, then we had “real” breakfast.

    • Liz, Christmas cookie snacking is definitely a holiday must, lol. I feel like I always sneak in a handful of chocolate covered pretzels before the “real” breakfast begins. It’s a day to celebrate after all!

  176. Fried cinnamon rolls with a vanilla drizzle is our Christmas breakfast!

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  183. I’ve never cooked with bourbon and I’m not familiar with liquor. What bourbon am I looking for to make this recipe?

    • Hi Carrie! Such a good question. You can really do any bourbon you like well enough to drink, but if you not familiar, I’d recommend Bulleit bourbon. It’s super smooth and doesn’t overpower the dish, plus it’s great for a variety of winter cocktails and other baking too! I’ll make a note in the recipe about it–thanks for bringing it up!

  184. Fresh, homemade cinnamon rolls have been my favorite Christmas morning treat since I was little.

  185. I like King Arthur Flour on facebook.

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  189. Our family favorite is “Holiday eggs” aka eggs au gratin, but my personal favorite is potatoes benedict, Eggs benedict on a hash brown instead of the english muffin

  190. sooooo you are going to brings these with you when you come next week right??

  191. Pull-apart rolls and hot chocolate. Mmm.

  192. We have hot chocolate and Pannetone at midnight then sleep in Christmas morning.

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  194. I already subscribe (and love).

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  197. This bread pudding – OMG. I am obsessed with all things gingerbread this time of year and you’ve totally struck a chord with this one, Erin! Fab giveaway too! My favorite holiday breakfast is a berry strata. Yum!

    • ME TOO Georgia! Gingerbread and bread pudding are two of my great comfort food loves, so I decide to go ahead and smush the two together. And berry strata??? Goodness gracious, that sounds just divine!

  198. Tomato Breakfast tart topped with Tofu and cinnamon.

  199. First off I want to say, oh my I need this for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it looks that amazing! And my favorite holiday breakfast is biscuits with gravy because that is what my family always makes when we are together for the holidays!

  200. My favorite holiday breakfast is homemade french toast with quality bread and real maple syrup! Yum!

  201. I love strawberry cheesecake french toast, any stuffed french toast really, or any french toast… Haha get some good brioche and stuff it to the max, top it with some fresh whipped cream. Mmm breakfast doesn’t get any better :)

  202. I followed both you and King Arthur on Twitter and Pinterest!

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  204. Our family has traditionally eaten cranberry orange bread on Christmas morning. I usually make it in a bundt pan and place a candle on top. Then we sing Happy Birthday to Jesus and place Jesus in the manger.

  205. Not too tech savvy. How do I make a link to my pinterest board?

    • Hi Diane, It would be going to where your pins are displayed in Pinterest, clicking on the pin, then copy/pasting the URL. Or if you are having trouble, you can just let me know you pinned it, and I’ll trust you :)

  206. My favorite holiday breakfast is my mom’s from scratch biscuits and gravy with chocolate syrup! I ran into a guy from Mississippi who said in the south they call it chocolate gravy.

  207. My favorite holiday breakfast is my mother’s German pancakes. However, now that I know I have Celiac disease, she makes it with my GF flour. It reminds me of Christmas morning and great memories with family :)

  208. We love cinnamon rolls for breakfast. :)

  209. Hi, Following you on facebook and king Arthur! Also subscribed via email -

  210. My favorite holiday breakfast is hot cinnimon buns, my children love them. According to them it is not a holiday without them.

  211. This looks too freaking delicious, Erin!

  212. Southern biscuits and gravy

  213. Easter sausage bread for brunch

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  215. Favorite breakfast (Holiday): ham and cheese omelette casserole….

  216. We always have yummy homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning!

  217. One of my favorite holiday breakfasts is Cranberry Nut Muffins with some fresh fruit on the side.

  218. I like you and King Arthur on FB.

  219. I love waffles and real maple syrup.

  220. I liked King Arthur on FB a long time ago. When we lived in New England I enjoyed visiting their store about once a year. I found out about your website through KA, and liked you on FB the other day.

  221. Puffed French Toast made from Texas toast bread.

  222. I did leave a comment this morning. Don’t know where it went. We have cranberry orange bread on Christmas morning. It’s a tradition in our family to put a candle on top and sing Happy Birthday to Baby Jesus before putting him in the manger. My mom always made this at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  223. Who needs soufle when you have these gorgeous cups of goodness to present at a brunch table! Seriously, these are beyond amazing looking and I’m sure would be a hit because they look so yummy. :)

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