I broke tradition this year. I always make my homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning, but I decided to switch it up and do something different. Christmas in my new home means new traditions I suppose! I usually relax Christmas morning, but this year I went for a long run with my friend on the trails. It was so nice out and a the run was so peaceful. I’m going to try to make running a new Christmas tradition 🙂
Instead of my cinnamon rolls, I made a breakfast inspired by Kyle’s mom! When we were visiting her in Florida, she made these amazing breakfast cups. I don’t know what to call them, but they had cheese, egg, and potatoes! I loved that idea, so I decided to do something similar with the ingredients I had in the house.
I added a bag of breakfast potatoes to a large pan with olive oil and cooked them up!
Meighan was in charge of sausage! She cooked up the meat in a pan on high heat. You can also use turkey sausage to lighten it up.
We had a brilliant idea to add a little leftover queso from the Christmas Eve party.
I set the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a muffin pan and add 1/3 cup of the potatoes to the bottom. Top with a couple tablespoons of sausage. Pour the egg all around these sausage and potatoes until it reaches the top. Sprinkle with black pepper.
Cook for about 16-18 minutes. They’ll be lightly brown on the edges. Let them cool and firm for about five minutes.
I made breakfast lattes to go with!
And fresh orange juice with the oranges Kyle’s mom sent from Florida!
I also made a couple of the egg squares without potatoes! I added Havarti cheese on top of those ones.
Filling, high protein, and delicious! This was a great post-run breakfast. Cinnamon rolls would have been great, but these are better for the body after a workout. It’s all about fueling properly.
Questions for you!
- Are you a sausage or bacon person?
- Do you stick to a Christmas breakfast tradition?