If you don't live in Whoville, then it's pretty likely that, when Santa dropped off the loot, he neglected to bring any breakfast. So now you've got a gaggle of starving children and family members on your hands with hours to go until Christmas dinner and no desire to cook something complicated. Quell those cranky low-blood sugar moments with delicious breakfast casseroles, cinnamon rolls, and pancakes. They're hearty enough to ward off mid-afternoon hunger but still light enough to ensure your gaggle will be ready to eat again when the ham's done.

My favorite? Real Simple's Pecan Sticky Buns. They call for five ingredients: butter, brown sugar, pecans, frozen white-bread dough, and cinnamon. Better yet? Real Simple offers a "Fake It" method that saves you 55 minutes and calls for brown-and-serve rolls. They're prebaked, so they don't have to rise or even cook, just heat and take on the rich ooey-gooey flavor of the cinnamon and brown sugar.

For more breakfast and brunch ideas, check out our collection of sweet rolls, french toast (you saint!), and omelets.

By Ashley Kappel and Ashley Kappel