Christmas Breakfast Bows

As I type this we are getting our first winter storm and I am listening to a beautiful acapella choir singing Christmas carols. I have my Christmas tree lights on, and my daughter is down for a nap. I just brought my dogs inside because I can see our first winter storm coming from the west. It is windy and blustery outside, and the western hills are under a rainy-grey blanket which will soon enshroud our home as well.


This morning was a morning to stoke the oven fire. I wanted to make something warm, festive and easy, and these little Christmas Breakfast Bows fit the bill. I didn’t go overboard decorating these today. Only some butter, some sprinkles, and some sugar dusted on top. They were fun to eat, as my daughter first called them doughnuts as she watched me cut the dough, and then was delighted to find them in the shape of Christmas bows! The leftover doughnut “hole” we called Christmas ornaments.

These bows are basically a quickbread and are similar to biscuits. They are quick, easy and fun to eat decorated or sprinkled with more cinnamon and sugar. However, they are versatile in that the cinnamon and nutmeg in the dough is light and would also pair well with a sausage gravy. What a pretty and yummy bread to serve on Christmas!

So how about you? What do you like to serve for Christmas day breakfast?


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Christmas Breakfast Bows
Christmas Breakfast Bows
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These bows are made in the same manner as biscuits, but with cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar. These biscuits are great decorated and by themselves, or can also be used with your favorite sausage gravy recipe.
Servings Prep Time
8 Bows 25 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 Bows 25 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Christmas Breakfast Bows
Christmas Breakfast Bows
BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list
Print Recipe
These bows are made in the same manner as biscuits, but with cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar. These biscuits are great decorated and by themselves, or can also be used with your favorite sausage gravy recipe.
Servings Prep Time
8 Bows 25 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 Bows 25 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Bows
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  3. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles small crumbs.
    Shortening and Flour Crumbs
  4. Add the egg to the bowl, and just enough milk so the dough leaves the sides of the bowl, approximately 1/2 cup.
  5. Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface.
  6. Briefly and lightly knead the dough approximately 10 turns.
  7. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough until it is 1/2" thick. Using a doughnut cutter, or two cups, cut the dough into doughnut shapes separating the doughnut "holes" and setting aside.
  8. Lightly stretch the dough into a figure 8 and place on an ungreased baking pan along with the doughnut "holes".
    Christmas Bows and Ornaments
  9. Bake for 10 minutes or until light golden brown.
  10. Brush the bows with the melted butter and sprinkle or roll in the sugar or optional festive sprinkles and tie with a bow.
    Christmas Bow
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As I type this we are getting our first winter storm and I am listening to a beautiful acapella choir singing Christmas carols. I have my Christmas tree lights on, and my daughter is down for a nap. I just brought my dogs inside because I can see our first winter storm coming from the west. It is windy and blustery outside, and the western hills are under a rainy-grey blanket which will soon enshroud our home as well.


This morning was a morning to stoke the oven fire. I wanted to make something warm, festive and easy, and these little Christmas Breakfast Bows fit the bill. I didn’t go overboard decorating these today. Only some butter, some sprinkles, and some sugar dusted on top. They were fun to eat, as my daughter first called them doughnuts as she watched me cut the dough, and then was delighted to find them in the shape of Christmas bows! The leftover doughnut “hole” we called Christmas ornaments.

These bows are basically a quickbread and are similar to biscuits. They are quick, easy and fun to eat decorated or sprinkled with more cinnamon and sugar. However, they are versatile in that the cinnamon and nutmeg in the dough is light and would also pair well with a sausage gravy. What a pretty and yummy bread to serve on Christmas!

So how about you? What do you like to serve for Christmas day breakfast?


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Christmas Breakfast Bows
Christmas Breakfast Bows
BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list
Print Recipe
These bows are made in the same manner as biscuits, but with cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar. These biscuits are great decorated and by themselves, or can also be used with your favorite sausage gravy recipe.
Servings Prep Time
8 Bows 25 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 Bows 25 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Christmas Breakfast Bows
Christmas Breakfast Bows
BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list
Print Recipe
These bows are made in the same manner as biscuits, but with cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar. These biscuits are great decorated and by themselves, or can also be used with your favorite sausage gravy recipe.
Servings Prep Time
8 Bows 25 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 Bows 25 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Bows
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  3. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles small crumbs.
    Shortening and Flour Crumbs
  4. Add the egg to the bowl, and just enough milk so the dough leaves the sides of the bowl, approximately 1/2 cup.
  5. Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface.
  6. Briefly and lightly knead the dough approximately 10 turns.
  7. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough until it is 1/2" thick. Using a doughnut cutter, or two cups, cut the dough into doughnut shapes separating the doughnut "holes" and setting aside.
  8. Lightly stretch the dough into a figure 8 and place on an ungreased baking pan along with the doughnut "holes".
    Christmas Bows and Ornaments
  9. Bake for 10 minutes or until light golden brown.
  10. Brush the bows with the melted butter and sprinkle or roll in the sugar or optional festive sprinkles and tie with a bow.
    Christmas Bow
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