If you don’t want all the Breakfast fuss on Christmas morning but need something filling for all the family, then plan on making one of these healthy Christmas breakfast recipes!
These 3 recipes are super easy (and low calorie) so you’ll be able to open gifts on Christmas morning and then enjoy a hearty breakfast that requires almost no effort.
Low Carb Bacon & Egg Cups
Low in carbs, high in protein
A super quick Christmas breakfast at it’s best! These bacon and egg cups are low in carbs but loaded with ‘good’ fats – making them the perfect filling breakfast food. After all that present unwrapping, the protein and fat in eggs will help sustain your energy levels, keeping you satisfied for longer and reducing the need to snack on chocolate mid-morning.
- 6 slices Bacon
- 6 Eggs, large
- 1 tsp Salt and ground pepper, Coarse
- 1 cal cooking spray
- 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese
- 3 slices whole wheat or seeded bread
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees C. Spray a large muffin pan with cooking spray
- In a frying pan, cook bacon about 3-5 mins, until partially cooked but not completely crispy and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate
- Cut out small circles in each piece of bread using a cookie cutter or a drinking glass turned upside down and press the bread rounds into the greased muffin wells
- Curl a piece of bacon around the periphery of each piece of bread, positioning it between the bread and the muffin tin to help keep it in position. Sprinkle a small amount of shredded cheese in the centre of each piece of bread
- Crack one egg over each piece of bread being careful not to break the yolks
- Once all the bread pieces have been topped, bake until eggs are cooked through to your liking (about 15 mins) and bacon is crispy
- Run a knife around the edge of each muffin well and pop the egg cups out
- Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately
Recipe adapted from Annie’s Eats.
Super Healthy Santa Hat Pancakes
Packed with protein and vitamins
Pancakes can be healthy and easy to make too – so don’t rule them out on Christmas morning! Exante’s Protein Pancakes can be made in 10 mins and topped with a cute strawberry Santa hats these are perfect for the kids too. What’s more, they also contain 69g of protein per 100g which will keep you feeling full until Christmas dinner!
- 2 Exante Original Protein Pancake
- 8 large strawberries
- Mini marshmallows
- Icing sugar for dusting (optional)
- Add each Exante Original Protein Pancake sachet to 100-150ml water and mix together
- Heat a frying pan over a high heat and add a small amount of oil/butter then reduce to a medium heat
- Add the batter to the pan in small circles and cook until golden brown. Flip them over once ready
- Stack mini pancakes and top with a strawberry and mini marshmallow on each
- Dusting with icing sugar is optional
Recipe adapted from Eatsamazing