There’s nothing like Christmas morning. The excitement that bubbles up inside when you see all the presents beneath the tree. The joy when you open up a stocking bursting at the seam with gifts. Walking into a kitchen filled with the delightful smells of Christmas morning breakfast… ah yes, there is nothing like it!
Whether you’re enjoying Christmas morning breakfast with your immediate family or inviting friends and relatives, why not pull out all the stops and provide a spread like none other… a Christmas Morning Breakfast Toast Bar!
In case you haven’t been on the internet in the past three years… toast is a big deal. There’s something about dressing up a plain ol’ piece of toasted bread with generous amounts of sweet and savoury toppings! The options are endless! From simple avocado toast to sweet and tangy balsamic strawberry toast, setting up a variety of options for your family and guests will keep everyone full, satisfied, and constantly coming back for more!
How to Set-Up a Christmas Morning Breakfast Toast Bar
Providing your family and guests with a memorable and fun breakfast experience is priority #1 on Christmas morning, and if you ask me, a Christmas Morning Breakfast Toast Bar is the way to go! It’s easy, simply lay out all the ingredients on a table or serving buffet, plug in a toaster, and invite your guests to build their favourite toast creations!
Christmas Morning Breakfast Toast Bar Ingredients
Variety is key when it comes to building the perfect toast bar. You’ll want to provide a good mix of toppings with a variety of flavours and textures. Whipped cheeses, super sweet fruits, salty meats and fresh veggies are just some of the items I like to include on my toast bar, but the sky’s the limit!
Bakery Fresh or Artisan Bread // Wheat, Rye, Sourdough, Potato, Dutch Crunch, Challah, Pumperknickle, Brioche
Spreads // Cream Cheese, Whipped Feta, Goat Cheese, Peanut Butter, Ricotta, Nutella, Greek Yogurt, Mustard
Fruit // Peaches, Cherries, Strawberries, Blueberries, Figs, Bananas, Pears, Apples, Roasted Pineapple, Preserves
Vegetables // Mushrooms, Fresh Peas, Roasted Tomatoes, Avocado, Sliced Radishes, Asparagus, Arugula
Meats // Proscuitto, Smoked Salmon, Poached Eggs, Crispy Bacon
Flavour Boosters // Balsamic Reduction, Honey, Fresh Herbs (Dill, Basil, Mint), Maple Syrup
Other // Nuts, Seeds, Dried Cranberries, Pickles, Capers, Microgreens, Toasted Coconut, Granola
This is my all-time favourite toast recipe! Umami-rich mushrooms are sautéed in garlic, fresh herbs and a splash of balsamic vinegar and then piled high on top of a slice of hearty whole-grain bread smeared with goat cheese! Simple, yet completely divine!
1 tsp olive oil
3-4 medium-sized crimini mushrooms, sliced
1 tbsp high-quality balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp each fresh chopped thyme & rosemary
Sea salt & fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
1 piece of hearty whole grain bread, toasted
2 tbsp goat cheese
1. In a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat add olive oil and mushrooms. Sauté until mushrooms start to soften and brown, approximately 5 minutes. Reduce heat and add balsamic vinegar, garlic, thyme and rosemary; sauté another 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly, or until herbs are fragrant and balsamic has thickened (be careful not to burn the herbs & garlic!). Remove from heat and sprinkle with salt & pepper.
2. Spread goat cheese over toasted bread. Top with sautéed balsamic mushrooms. Serve warm.
Keywords: Mushroom Topped Toast, Easy Toast Bar Recipe
See, I told you it would be easy! Now that I’ve whet your appetite for everything Christmas, get ready to hop along to the next bloggers participating in this Christmas Breakfast Blog Hop!
Christmas Morning Smoothie by Alex of Northstory
Cinnamon Christmas Breakfast Wreath by Christina of The DIY Mommy
Overnight Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole by Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life
Eggnog Brioche French Toast Bake Recipe by Janella of Ma Belle Vie
Breakfast Toast Bar by Brittany of My Daily Randomness
Pomegranate Cranberry Mimosas by Krista of Happy Housie
Christmas Morning Cinnamon Buns by Ashlea of This Mamas Dance
Christmas Apple Cranberry Cobbler by Robin of Frugal Family Times
Candy Cane French Toast Kabobs by Jenn of Clean & Scentsible
Swedish Tea Ring by Rita of Harbour Breeze Home
Cranberry Banana Muffins by Shannon of AKA Design
Breakfast Enchiladas by Tara of Suburble
Cranberry Pear French Toast with Vanilla Cream Sauce by Kendra of Joy In Our Home
Christmas Morning Breakfast Quiche by Sara of The Project Pile