International Christmas Breakfast Recipes

The Christmas season is a time for honoring family traditions and creating new ones. Cultures around the world celebrate the holiday in various ways, enjoying foods that bring generations together.

Enjoy a taste of culture in your home this Christmas morning by introducing international foods traditionally enjoyed during the holiday season. Here are a few recipes to try out this year.

  1. Stollen

Christollen, or Christ’s stollen, has been traced back to about 1400 AD in Dresden, Germany. This special German bread originally consisted of flour, oats, and water. Over the centuries, the recipe has been expanded to include dried fruit, nuts, and a cinnamon filling. Authentic German stollen is typically heavily sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar, but every home baker is welcome to customize the recipe.

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  1. Krofne

These round Croatian donuts are light and airy, and traditionally filled with apricot jam. Other variations of the recipe have a filling made with chocolate, vanilla custard, and other types of jams.

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  1. Buñuelos

Buñuelos, also referred to as Mexican fritters, are made with a simple recipe calling for flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, eggs, milk, butter, and frying oil. They originate in Europe’s Iberian Peninsula but are now enjoyed by Hispanic cultures around the world.

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  1. Torta

This Spanish-influenced potato tortilla is easy to make, with a short list of ingredients calling for potatoes, onions, garlic, eggs, olive oil, milk, salt, and pepper.

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  1. Munavoi

Enjoy a taste of Finland with this egg toast recipe. You’ll need four Chino Valley Ranchers eggs (choose pasture raised for a bright orange yolk color), two to three tablespoons of butter, a few slices of bread, and salt.

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  1. Japanese Matcha Hotcakes

Simple and flavorful, Japanese matcha hotcakes are a light dessert option the whole family can enjoy for breakfast. You’ll need one cup of flour, three tablespoons of sugar, one tablespoon of matcha green tea powder, ½ teaspoon of baking soda, ½ cup of milk, two tablespoons of milk, ½ cup yogurt, one egg, and two tablespoons of vegetable oil.

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