Ask the Editor: How Do I Throw a Thanksgiving Breakfast?
This one, in particular, caught my eye since it’s the start of a new family tradition. As a Sicilian, my family is all about tradition, so this was right up my alley. Here’s what Elizabeth P. asked:
“This year I am going to try and start a new tradition, have Thanksgiving breakfast. My children are all grown up and have families of their own, so instead of them running from house to house in the afternoon I decided to do breakfast (so we are all relaxed with no rushing around and us girls can go through the ads and plan are black Friday shopping list!) but I need some ideas for breakfast foods that will incorporate foods from Thanksgiving meal and that the children will also like. Can you please give me some ideas. Thank you.”
What a great idea, Elizabeth! Here are some recipes that incorporate the flavors of the season that you can try at your table:
Turkey and Bacon Monte Cristos– These sandwiches (pictured above) bring together the classic pairing of turkey and cranberries with an easy-to-prep sandwich. The kids will love these, as their warm, crispy texture is reminiscent of grilled cheese. Mmm!
Pumpkin Corn Muffins – Muffins are wonderful, but sometimes traditional breakfast varieties are a little on the sweet side. Try a savory muffin that still tastes like fall without the sugar overload.
Pecan Cinnamon and Nutmeg Pancakes – Cinnamon, apples, cider, and maple syrup combine to bring you what I’d like to call a breakfast “apple pie.” Who doesn’t want pie for breakfast?
Chicken and Waffles with Maple Apples – Swap out chicken with turkey here for a Thanksgiving twist on a breakfast favorite. Everyone will gobble them up! (Sorry for the cheap joke, couldn’t help myself!)
Pumpkin Spice Pecan Granola This recipe (originally created to go along with a smoothie – delish!) will make your kitchen smell incredible. You can also make it ahead and serve alongside some fresh fruit and yogurt for those who prefer lighter breakfast fare.
Sweet or Savory Cranberry Latkes – These potato pancakes are a fun swap for traditional potato hash. The cranberry adds an extra snap of flavor, and you can customize them on a sweetness scale to your liking.
Bonus: Healthy Breakfast Cookies – This is another one for the kiddos. When in doubt, cookies always win the day, and these can be served up guilt-free by parents.
Thanks for writing in, and best of luck with breakfast!
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