Warm Breakfast Ideas for the Holidays

By: Bob's Red Mill | December 18 2020

As much as we love starting the day with a nutritious protein-packed smoothie or a bowl of cereal, some mornings call for something a bit warmer. The good news is, there are many warm breakfast recipes that we can indulge in to keep our families toasty. These dishes include everything from whole grains, eggs and vegetables to sweet fruits and chocolate. No matter what your craving, there is undoubtedly an easy holiday breakfast that will satisfy. Keep scrolling to discover a few of our favorite warm breakfast recipes and how they can be easily made. 


Nothing quite says breakfast like a warm bowl of oatmeal. Not only is oatmeal delicious, but it's also great for you. Loaded with protein and fiber, oatmeal contains various nutrients that will help keep you full and energized until your next meal. 

Aside from being gratifying, we love oatmeal for its versatility. Oatmeal can be made into sweet and savory porridge-like dishes, turned into bars or baked into nutritious granola. The many meals you can make with oatmeal are virtually endless

To begin incorporating more oatmeal into your breakfast dishes, start by purchasing quality oats. Oats come in multiple types, including stone-ground, quick-cooking and gluten free. It's important that you choose the correct oat variety for your desired recipe. Doing so will ensure that your meals are full of great flavor and texture.

Not sure where to get started? Check out a couple of our favorite warm oat recipes below. We're confident you won't be disappointed. 

Michigan Cherry Walnut Fudge Oatmeal

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When it comes to a sweet oatmeal breakfast, this Michigan Cherry Walnut Fudge Oatmeal recipe is sure to do the trick. The warm, woodsy flavor of walnuts are combined with sweet cherries to create oatmeal that's just as comforting as it is sweet. Just when you thought this breakfast couldn't get any sweeter, fudge is added into the mix, taking it to the next level. The ideal breakfast to wake up to, surprise your family by making a large batch of this oatmeal the next time the weather feels a bit chilly. They're sure to appreciate the effort and fall in love with the flavor.

Baked Pear Oatmeal

If you're on the hunt for a warming, spice oatmeal, then you've found it. This Baked Pear Oatmeal recipe is the perfect breakfast dish for winter. Easy to make, all the ingredients of this recipe are combined into one large baking pan and then baked to golden perfection. The seasonal pears and warm spices create an elegant dish of breakfast oats that everyone will enjoy. With a cook time of forty minutes, try preparing all the ingredients the night beforehand. Doing so will make it easier to set up in the morning. Once the oatmeal is fully baked, let cool for about five minutes before serving.  


In recent years quinoa has risen to popularity as one of the best superfoods around. Loaded with good for your vitamins and minerals is a nutrient powerhouse and is an essential part of any healthy diet. Though quinoa is often used to create savory dinner dishes and sides, that's not the only thing it's suitable for. Quinoas subtle nutty flavor and appealing texture make it the perfect base for a warm breakfast bowl.

Aside from curbing your cravings, quinoa contains fiber, antioxidants and all nine essential amino acids. Nutrients that are crucial to a well-fun coming body. This being so, adding quinoa to your weekly breakfast menu will ensure that you're receiving enough of each of these nutrients and keep you feeling energized and full for hours to come. Use quinoas natural nutty flavors to create a sweet breakfast bowl, or mix it with herbs and egg to produce something a bit more savory. No matter what breakfast ingredients you combine quinoa with, it's sure to taste delicious. 

Breakfast Quinoa

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Ready to try out quinoa for breakfast? This Breakfast Quinoa is the perfect dish to start with. Made similar to oatmeal, organic quinoa grain, vanilla almond milk, apples, walnuts and ground cinnamon are combined to make a meal that's overflowing with flavor. A nutritious way to wake up your senses, when making this breakfast quinoa, feel free to get creative! Adding in your favorite fruits like strawberries, bananas and even blueberries is an excellent way to make this dish your own. 

Waffles and Pancakes

Perhaps the most loved breakfast worldwide, waffles and pancakes provide a warming flavor that is soothing on the coldest winter mornings. A classic comfort food, over the years, waffle recipes have come a long way. Whether you're a fan of traditional plain waffles topped with a bit of butter and syrup or prefer to combine them with loads of add-ins and toppings, there's bound to be a recipe for whichever waffle style you crave most. Try one of our organic pancake mixes and add your favorite toppings for a quick and easy breakfast!

For many years waffles and pancakes received an unhealthy reputation for being loaded with carbs and laden with sugar. Since then, health enthusiasts have found multiple ways to boost the nutritional value of waffle batter, making it a treat that you can enjoy guilt free. Oats, whole grain flour, gluten free flour and nut flours can all be used to make delicious and nutritious waffle and pancake recipes. 

Looking for a healthy waffle/pancake recipe to make for breakfast. Try out the ones below.

Fluffy Gluten Free Waffles

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These Fluffy Gluten Free Waffles genuinely live up to their name. Full of flavor (and fluff), this recipe creates the perfect waffle base for all of your favorite flavor combos. To add a bit of spice to this waffle recipe, use cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice for added flavor. Made with our Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour, these waffles are gluten-friendly and ready to be loaded with your favorite toppings. 

Gingerbread Pancakes

The ideal holiday breakfast, surprise your little ones this season, and make these Gingerbread Pancakes. Our Paleo Baking Flour creates the perfect base for the warm spices of gingerbread. A mild yet sweet pancake mix, they can be topped with a variety of flavorful toppings. Drizzle on a bit of coconut syrup and a nice dollop of whipped coconut cream for a tropical and sweet burst of added flavor. We promise you won't be disappointed. 


If you're craving a warm breakfast to cozy up to this winter, then it's time to brush up on your baking skills. Baking is an excellent way to pull the flavor out of food without using added oils or unhealthy additives. When making a baked breakfast, one of the most popularly used ingredients is eggs. Quick to cook, eggs can be turned into savory quiches, delicious tartes or even breakfast burritos. 

The best part about making an egg-based bake is that it doesn't need much added to create a flavorful dish. With just a handle full of ingredients and spices, you can turn a bland bake into a mouthwatering one. Not sure how to get started? To help you out, we listed some of our favorite bake recipes below.

Ham and Asparagus Quiche Cups

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If you're making breakfast for a few, then these Ham and Asparagus Quiche Cups are the perfect way to warm up the breakfast table. Made in individual servings, they're an easy-to-grab breakfast that's sure to be a hit. These cups' flaky butter crust works to hold the cheese, ham and spring asparagus perfectly. With just one bite, you can taste all of this recipe's savory flavors, ensuring that your morning starts as a tasty one.  


If you often find yourself running out the door before you have time to make breakfast, you're not alone. We understand that life can get busy and sometimes, food is the last thing on your mind. That being said, it's crucial to begin your day with a burst of nutrition. To help make breakfast time more manageable, we recommend setting aside time to premake a batch of muffins for the week ahead.

Muffins are easy to make and a grab-and-go breakfast that is sure to give you much-needed nutrients and energy. Because they're bite-sized and low-mess, they can be taken (and enjoyed) nearly anywhere. Muffins are also a versatile treat that can be made in several different varieties. Grab a muffin on your way out the door to work, or take time to sit down and enjoy it at the breakfast table with your loved ones. No matter where and when you enjoy muffins, it's sure to be a treat! 

Eggnog Muffins

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What would the holidays be without a delicious eggnog recipe? These fluffy, gluten free Eggnog Muffins are the perfect way to bring the holiday spirit into your home. Deliciously flavored with eggnog, nutmeg and bourbon, they're then topped with a snowy streusel, ensuring that they look as good as they taste. A sweet breakfast, these muffins are best served with a hot cup of tea, cider or cocoa! 

Choose a breakfast recipe from this list the next time you're searching for a way to warm up on a chilly morning. From savory bakes to gingerbread pancakes, the holiday breakfast recipes on this list will have everyone at the table reaching for seconds. From everyone at Bob's Red Mill, Happy Holidays! 


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