2 easy recipes you must cook on Christmas morning

Looking for quick and delicious recipes to make on Christmas morning?

Registered dietitian Abbey Sharp joined Annette Hamm on Morning Live to share two recipes you and your family will love this holiday season.

Both recipes include A2 milk, which is a type of milk suitable for those who avoid dairy due to digestive issues.

“Most folks will just assume it’s the lactose causing this issue,” Sharp said. “For a lot of people, it may actually be a unique protein found in most dairy products called the A1 protein.”

A2 milk is made from cows that naturally produce the A2 protein rather than the A1 protein.

She noted that A2 milk has the same beneficial nutrients and taste as conventional milk.

Morning Chocolate Mocha



  • 1 cup A2 milk
  • 2 tbsp mini dark chocolate
  • 1 shot espresso
  • Whipped cream if desired


  1. Warm the A2 milk in a sauce pot or steamer. Pour over chocolate chips and stir until melted.
  2. Add espresso.
  3. Top with whipped cream if desired.


Apple Date Baked Oatmeal



  • 1 1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 /2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 3/4 cup milk of choice
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil or butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana (fresh or melted from freezer)
  • 1 medium zucchini grated and liquid squeezed out
  • 1 grated Pazazz apple
  • 6 Natural Delights Medjool dates, pitted and minced
  • 1/4 c almond or peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease 9″ square baking dishes.
  2. Mix together the oats, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in one bowl.
  3. Add milk, maple, eggs, coconut oil, vanilla, banana, zucchini, apple, dates, almond butter and hemp hearts. Mix into the dry ingredients.
  4. Transfer mixture to the baking dish. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown on the outsides and firm to the touch. Allow to cool before cutting into pieces.