christmas morning recipe roundup / @loveandlemons

Merry almost-Christmas morning, let the brunching begin! Here are a few of our favorite breakfast-ey recipes… sweet, savory, and even a little bit healthy:

recipes pictured above:
Blueberry Banana Pancakes  /  Mango Salsa Waffle
Kale Pesto Scramble  /  Vegan French Toast
Blackberry Lemon Cake  /  Flaxseed Waffles
Migas Breakfast Tacos  /  Matcha Vanilla Smoothies

some other deliciousness around the web:
World’s Easiest Cinnamon Rolls from Minimalist Baker
Slow-Cooked Kale Omelettes from Sprouted Kitchen
Cranberry Orange Scones from The Faux Martha
Banana Baked French Toast from Cookie + Kate
Cornbread Pancakes with Maple-Lemon Curd from Naturally Ella
Gingerbread Buckwheat Cake from Edible Perspective



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  1. All of your recipes are so beautiful, and they always sound so delicious. 😛
    I really want to make that Kale Pesto Scramble.

    Isabelle @ Head Red + Blondi

  2. Heather

    I love your site and am constantly inspired by the gorgeous food styling and photos posted like these. I wonder if you have or would in the future post about your process or tricks you use for food styling? Thanks for the heaping helping of gorgeousness and Happy NewYear.

    • jeanine

      Hi Heather – Thanks!

      I’ve thought about it I just haven’t decided how to go about it yet, I’ll keep it in mind though 🙂

  3. Love this recipe roundup and those tacos look amazing! I wouldn’t have necessarily thought of that for breakfast, but can’t wait to give it a try!

    • jeanine

      I wouldn’t have either before I moved to Austin (a.k.a the land of the breakfast taco!)

  4. All these recipes look simply delicious! Might have to try those pancakes for breakfast tomorrow 🙂

  5. meg from

    Great roundup! I like the variety

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We love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! We create & photograph vegetarian recipes from our home in Chicago, while our shiba pups eat the kale stems that fall on the kitchen floor.