Cranberry Sauce For Breakfast

Cranberry Sauce For Breakfast

It’s there for every Thanksgiving dinner and it’s there after every Thanksgiving dinner.  It’s the one holiday staple you can count on being in your refrigerator the next day.  The concept of having cranberry sauce with meat and potatoes is cemented in our holiday traditions.  It’s on the table.  It’s pretty.  But, it’s often unused.  Maybe it’s a matter of tradition not keeping up with tastes.  I’ll have gravy on my turkey and potatoes for Thanksgiving.  If I want a berry compote with my meat, I’ll go to IKEA later.

You know what I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving? Leftover cranberry sauce!  I’ve begun watching it during holiday dinners – eyeing it like the last piece of of chocolate in the box – hoping that nobody takes too much.  Because I know… cranberry sauce is better for breakfast than it is for dinner.  There are few hard truths you can rely on in this life.  That’s one of them.

So whether you’re reading this the day after a holiday or you’re finally ready to use that can that’s been in your cupboard for two years… get ready.  These are the 10 best ways to use cranberry sauce for breakfast.

Cranberry Sauce In Oatmeal

#1. Swirl it into your oatmeal.

Cranberry Sauce On Pancakes

#2. Put it on pancakes. (Recipe: Cranberry Sauce Pancake Topping)

Cranberry Sauce In Pancakes

#3. Put it in pancakes. (Recipe: Cranberry Sauce Pancakes)

Cranberry Sauce On Toast

#4. Mix it with cream cheese to make a tasty topping for toast.

Cranberry Sauce In A Smoothie

#5. Use it to make a smoothie. (Recipe: Cranberry Sauce Smoothie)

Cranberry Sauce In A Crepe

#6. Fill a crepe with cranberry sauce.  For really good crepes, try combining it with either Nutella or Neufchâtel cheese.

Cranberry Sauce In A Muffin

#7. Chuck it in a muffin. (Recipe: Cranberry Thanksgiving Muffins)

Cranberry Sauce In A Coffee Cake

#8. Make a cranberry sauce coffee cake. (Recipe: Cranberry Sauce Coffee Cake)

Cranberry Sauce And Peanut Butter Pinwheels

#9. Use it like jam and have it with peanut butter.  Try a simple peanut butter and cranberry sauce sandwich.  Or get creative with a flour tortilla and make Cranberry Sauce And Peanut Butter Pinwheels.  (Related Recipe:  Peanut Butter Pinwheels)

#10. Mix it with chopped apple, orange segments and pineapple for a morning fruit bowl.  It doesn’t look pretty (thus the missing picture), but it sure tastes great.


If you have more ideas, please let me know. Happy Thanksgiving!

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