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It’s the eleventh day of the 12 days of Holiday Ideas event and it’s all about Christmas Breakfasts! Today, I’m sharing a Christmas Waffle Tent House Breakfast!
Before I get to the Christmas Waffle Tent House Breakfast, I want to welcome you to the 5th annual 12 Days of Holiday Ideas event! This event is hosted by Shirley of Intelligent Domestications and myself between Nov. 11th and December 6th. There will be hundreds of new ideas for the holidays that will be shared by our fellow blogging friends! To find the printable Holiday Calendars for the event and 50+ Best DIY Holiday Ideas, go –>> HERE. And don’t forget to check out the other delicious Christmas Breakfast ideas from the other hosts and enter the fabulous giveaway below!Make Christmas morning memorable by building a waffle tent house breakfast!
Christmas Waffle Tent House Breakfast
This simple to make Christmas Waffle Tent House Breakfast was inspired by a large waffle gingerbread house I saw on Pinterest. It was super cute, but put together with whipped cream frosting and decorated with candy. I loved the idea, but I really wanted to keep the decorations to something more nutritious for the first meal of the day and a more simple structure. Thus, this Christmas Waffle House Breakfast was born.
My version uses a strawberry cream cheese frosting as the ‘glue’ to hold the Belgian waffles together and is decorated with strawberries and blueberries. Of course, you can always use other fruits of your choosing. I also made a fireplace with sausages and eggs. And if you look closely, you’ll see an egg ‘sleeping bag’.
What I really love about this breakfast is that you can let the kids ‘play’ with their food and have them assemble their own Christmas Waffle Tent House and decorate it too. Just prep all the components and let the kids create their own home. To do this, just make sure each child has their own bag or cream cheese and have all the other components in the center of the table. Small kids might need the help of an adult to set up the initial tent, but other than that, it’s a pretty easy set up.
- Box of 6 sqaure Belgian waffles
- Box of Brown-n-Serve Sausages
- 1 - 8oz. box cream cheese, softened
- 3 T. strawberry perserves or jam
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar + some for dusting
- Fresh strawberries, sliced
- Fresh bluberries
- 6 large eggs
- Pancake syrup or maple syrup
- 6 toothpicks
- Pastry bag or quart size Ziplock bag with tip cut off.
- Mesh Strainer
- In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, strawberry preserves, and powdered sugar until smooth. Place in a pastry bag or Ziplock bag with a portion of the bottom corner cut. Set aside.
- Wash, dry, and prep the fruits. Cut off the tops of the strawberries. Place cut side down on a cutting board and slice. Set aside.
- Cook sausages to package direction. Slice in half lengthwise. This will make the 'logs' in front of the tent. Set aside.
- Make rolled omelettes using two eggs. I use a Japanese omelette pan, but a small round pan can be used to. This will be the 'sleeping bag' and 'fire'. Repeat this two more times for a total of 3 omelettes for three tents. Place the omelette in the middle of a large plate. Cut off about 1/2" off each end. Remove one end and tear into smaller pieces for the 'fire' on the logs. Set these pieces aside for later. Take the other end and lay it down for the 'pillow' of the sleeping bag.
- Toast the Belgian waffles. Use two to make a tent over the eggs. To help the waffles stay in place, pierce a toothpick at the top ends of the waffles. Cover the ends with blueberries. Add blueberries on the bottom corners of the waffle too.
- Pipe on cream cheese frosting onto the top of the tent. Add some cream cheese frosting to the sides of the waffles to mimic a window. Place sliced strawberries across the top of the waffle tent.
- Add cream cheese frosting on the bottom of the waffle tent in the front and back. Add sliced strawberries.
- Place sliced sausages in front of the tent. This will take about 2 full sausages. Add egg pieces for the 'fire'.
- Drizzle syrup over the top. Place a tablespoon of powdered sugar in a mesh strainer and dust over top of the tent. Serve.
Have fun with this. Use your favorite toppings and flavors to change things up.
- If doing a DIY version, use food warmers to help keep the components warm while the kids are assembling their Christmas waffle tent houses.
- If assembling all the houses, keep components warm by placing on a baking tray in the oven at the lowest temperature. Periodically check to make sure the items are not overcooking or browning too much. Warmed plates can also be used when assembling the breakfast tents.
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