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    4 Holiday Breakfast or Brunch Recipes

    Here are four festive breakfast or brunch recipes. Two are easy holiday spreads for biscuits, muffins, or other breakfast breads; the others offer a holiday twist on two popular breakfast foods: gingerbread muffins and cranberry orange scones.

    Orange Butter


    4 tablespoons whipped butter

    2 tablespoons less-sugar orange marmalade


    In custard cup or small serving bowl, blend whipped butter with orange marmalade using a small spoon.

    Serve with biscuits, toast, or muffins.

    Yield: About 4 servings

    WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members Journal as 1 teaspoon jam + 2 teaspoons light butter or margarine

    Nutrition Information: Per serving (just the orange butter): 85 calories, 0.2 g protein, 4.5 g carbohydrate, 7.7 g fat, 4.7 g saturated fat, 20 mg cholesterol, 0.3 g fiber, 80 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 79%.

    Cranberry Cream Cheese


    2/3 cup light cream cheese

    1/3 cup raspberry cranberry sauce, home-style cranberry sauce, or orange cranberry sauce


    In mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and cranberry sauce while beating on low speed.

    Spoon into serving bowl, cover, and keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Serve as a spread for sandwiches, crackers, biscuits, toast, or muffins.

    Yield: About 16 tablespoons

    WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members Journal each tablespoon as 1 ounce of low-fat cheese OR 1 teaspoon jam

    Nutrition Information Per tablespoon (just the cranberry spread): 32 calories, 1 g protein, 3 g carbohydrate, 1.7 g fat, 1.1 g saturated fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 0.1 g fiber, 51 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 48%.

    Cranberry-Orange Scones


    Canola oil cooking spray

    1 cup fat-free sour cream

    1 teaspoon baking soda

    2 cups unbleached white flour

    2 cups whole-wheat flour

    3/4 cup granulated sugar (or substitute 1/2 cup Splenda plus 1/2 cup sugar)

    2 teaspoons baking powder

    1 teaspoon salt

    1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

    1/2 cup less-fat margarine (use a brand with no less than 8 grams of fat per tablespoon)

    1/2 cup light cream cheese (or fat-free cream cheese)

    2 tablespoons fat-free half-and-half

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