We all know how it goes…. You have a house full of relatives and guests and you have a big day of cooking ahead of you. You get up early to get coffee going and get a jump on the day and realize that momentarily a group of people will be hovering around the kitchen looking for breakfast. We’ve prepared a few ‘group’ breakfast ideas that are absolutely delicious and perfect for just such occasions.
All of the following recipes can be doubled for more servings.
Blackberry Crepes w/Cream Cheese
This is one of our favorite holiday breakfasts! It can be made with fresh or frozen blackberries, or other berries of your choice. Our procedure for this delicious breakfast is that I make the crepes and have all the other ingredients set out, then everyone makes his/her own crepe. Get ready for the ooos and ahhs! *The key to perfect crepes is to keep the batter thin. Gluten-free batter tends to thicken as it sits. If it gets too thick, simply add a little milk to thin.
Sausage & Cheese Strata
This is a delicious and great breakfast for several people. The recipe calls for bread, which you can make yourself or a great substitute is Van’s Frozen Waffles. Just toast the waffles, then cut them into 1” pieces. Frankly, we prefer this dish with the waffles! For those who enjoy smoked salmon, we also have a strata recipe with smoked salmon, ‘Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Strata’.
Potato & Prosciutto Frittata (link)
Easy to make and yummy to eat! We have many Frittata recipes in our archives. Use the recipe as is or create your own with different vegetables and seasonings.
Tortilla Quiche with Peppers & Cilantro
This is a wonderful dish with a Spanish twist. A fresh pico de gallo, sour cream and corn chips are the perfect accompaniment to this satisfying breakfast. For a special touch, serve it with Mexican Hot Chocolate.
Mexican Hot Chocolate:
- 4 cups milk
- 3 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
- 30 whole cloves
- 1 teaspoon aniseed
- 5 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar, packed
Bring milk and spices to a simmer in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the chocolate, cocoa and sugar. Whisk until the chocolate melts. Remove from the heat and let steep for 45 minutes. Bring the hot chocolate to a low simmer. Strain into 4 mugs. (Serves 4)
Waffles with Berry Syrup-GFCF
Our Waffles with Berry Syrup recipe was created gfcf, however if you do not need to avoid dairy in your diet, simply substitute the non-dairy ingredients for the dairy variety. Either way, you will not be disappointed by this recipe. *Note, gluten-free waffle batter will thicken as it sits. If it gets too thick, simply add a little milk to desired consistency.
- Chef Yvonne