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What do you have for breakfast on Christmas Day?

December 22, 2014

I asked this question of friends, colleagues and relatives recently and it was a really lovely insight into family traditions and personal preferences. From classic smoked salmon and scrambled eggs to sausage rolls and brown sauce or soggy cold toast as the kids rip through their presents there’s a reason for each breakfast choice. As has been well documented on this blog I’m something of a cereal monster so I made a festive granola. I normally avoid the “bloggers question” on here but this time I’d really like to know – what do you have for breakfast on Christmas Day and why? Happy Christmas everyone.

Here’s a use for the satsuma in your stocking


You can find the full method and more festive witterings from me over at my monthly blog for Rangemaster

Christmas Granola

250g no added sugar muesli (mine had cranberries, pumpkin seeds, oats and wheat flakes in it)

[OR 200g oats + 50g cranberries and a large handful of seeds]

1tsp cinnamon

½ tsp ground cloves

¼ tsp ground nutmeg

2 tbsp maple syrup

4tbsp walnut oil (but sunflower oil would be fine)

50g pecan nuts roughly crushed

60g dates, ripped into bits

Optional for serving:

Plain yoghurt

Satsuma / Clementine per person

Cranberry sauce

Candied peel or zest of the clementine

4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 28, 2014 2:50 am

    This is a great idea for a Christmas morning gift. Love it!

  2. December 28, 2014 4:21 pm

    I must admit I’m a horrifically boring creature and go with my usual slice of toast or half bowl of cereal. My reasoning is that it lines my stomach for all the turkey, stuffing and terry’s chocolate orange I’ll eat later. A fancy granola with yoghurt does sound lovely though.

  3. December 28, 2014 5:31 pm

    I didn’t eat this for Christmas but I’ll give it a try in the following days, looks so good and healthy!

  4. December 29, 2014 2:30 pm

    MMMMMmmmmm I am so making this next year. My family is into smoked salmon and scrambled eggs but when I host I tend to do a Christmas porridge or similar, what ever we are eating there has to be Bucks Fizz! Hope you had a great one.

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