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Quick Cranberry Pancakes: Christmas Breakfast Ideas

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Quick Cranberry Pancake

Do you have any special holiday traditions? We always put our tree up together as a family. We always drive through our neighborhood listening to Christmas carols and looking at lights. We always have breakfast together on Christmas morning and open ONE present before bed on Christmas Eve. These special moments carry on from generation to generation, and we are hoping our son will enjoy these memories as he grows. The holidays can be emotional for many, but breakfast is a feel-good moment to connect with everyone over a cup of coffee (or milk if there are littles!).

Quick Cranberry Pancake

As it gets cooler and our traditional breakfasts go from fruit to heartier winter-inspired dishes, I stock up on products like Johnsonville Vermont Maple Syrup Breakfast Sausages.

They are an essential item for your breakfast menu, and they pair deliciously with whatever is on the menu. We found them at our local Publix in the refrigerated breakfast meat section. They are made with real Vermont maple syrup, and you can taste it in every bite.

Quick Cranberry Pancake

With no artificial flavors or colors, they are popular with kids and parents alike. 


We like to go to Publix to stock up on the savings and they always have the freshest produce which is why I was thrilled to also find that cranberries are in season. HOORAY! I buy a bag or two and freeze the rest to use throughout the upcoming winter weeks. Canโ€™t go wrong with extra cranberries!

Quick Cranberry Pancake

To celebrate the season, I wanted to up the ante on our traditional pancakes. Instead of chocolate chips, whipped cream, or even sprinklesโ€ฆ why not try the flavor of Christmas? Iโ€™m talking about cranberries! I go nuts for them this time of year since you can use them in cocktails, breakfasts, lunches, dinnerโ€ฆ snacks…desserts! So many possibilities. For breakfast ideas, I like to pair the sweet cranberry flavor with the smoky yet sweet taste of these breakfast sausages. YUM!

Quick Cranberry Pancake

To make your own cranberry pancakes, use fresh cranberries and top your pancakes with butter. You can also infuse the flavor into the pancake batter if you so desire.

If you want to make your own pancake batter, follow along!

Quick Cranberry Pancake

Quick Cranberry Pancakes

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

A delicious Christmas breakfast recipe idea!


  • 1 ยฝ cups of chopped cranberries
  • ยผ cup of sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • ยฝ tsp salt
  • 1 egg, beaten slightly
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted


  1. Mix together cranberries and sugar and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda, and salt.
  3. In another bowl add egg, buttermilk, and butter.
  4. Add to the flour mixture.
  5. Stir until lumpy and then add in the cranberries!
  6. Cook as desired.
  7. We like to use a griddle on medium heat until they are just right!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 895mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 4g

The nutritional information here is an estimate. While I try to provide accurate information via Nutritionix, this information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that it will be completely accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any information sunnysweetdays.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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Quick Cranberry Pancake

Feeling adventurous? You can also chop up the breakfast sausages and add them to the batter. When adding to pancake batter, they work best in small chunks. Extra flavor in a hurry!

Imagine yourself sitting at the table on Christmas morning with a pile of fruity pancakes and smoky sausages. You wonโ€™t regret it. Set the table with your favorite holiday decor and get ready to eat!

Quick Cranberry Pancake

I want to hear your familyโ€™s favorite holiday traditions. Do you like breakfast sausages on Christmas morning? Pour a cup of coffee and letโ€™s chat! 

Quick Cranberry Pancake

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