27 Make-Ahead Holiday Breakfasts

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Spend more time with your fam and enjoy not cooking on Christmas morning, because you can prep these easy 27 holiday breakfasts the night before so all you have to do come morning is pop them in the oven!

27 Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes foodiecrush.com

27 Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes foodiecrush.com

You don’t actually have to work away in the kitchen all morning on Christmas day to enjoy a decadent breakfast or brunch. It is totally possible to have a relaxing, leisurely meal on Christmas morning without barely lifting a finger.

Twas the night before…

These recipes require all of the prep the night before, so all you have to do in the AM is turn on your oven. Your impressed family will think the elves did it. You can savor watching the kiddos open their presents, stay in your pajamas until noon (at the very least), and enjoy more of the magic that is Christmas morning.

Visions of sugarplums…

First on our nice list: 13 treats guaranteed to please the sweet tooths in your family, followed by 14 savory stratas and casseroles that will make you melt faster than Frosty in front of a fire. On Comet, on Cupid!

We’d rather you not bring us a figgy pudding, but you can definitely bring us any one of these dreamy morsels on Christmas morning. Your house will smell like butter and cinnamon. What could be better?

Pull-Apart Cinnamon Pecan Rolls | foodiecrush.comPull-Apart Cinnamon Pecan Rolls | foodiecrush.com

from FoodieCrush

Want sticky buns but don’t want want them fast? Enter one of my favorite shortcut recipes ever. Store-bought frozen rolls make these super easy but delightfully delicious pull-apart cinnamon pecan rolls easy to make for any weekend or holiday brunch.

Croissant Bread Pudding from therecipecritic.com on foodiecrush.com

Croissant Bread Pudding from therecipecritic.com on foodiecrush.com

from The Recipe Critic

Need I really say anything more?

Baked Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole from sallysbakingaddiction.com on foodiecrush.com

Baked Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole from sallysbakingaddiction.com on foodiecrush.com

from Sally’s Baking Addiction

This decadent French toast casserole is stuffed with cream cheese and topped with a warm, crisp cinnamon streusel.

Banana and Chocolate Chip Baked French Toast with Oatmeal Crumble is an easy make-ahead breakfast everyone loves | foodiecrush.comBanana and Chocolate Chip Baked French Toast with Oatmeal Crumble is an easy make-ahead breakfast everyone loves | foodiecrush.com

4. Banana and Chocolate Chip Baked French Toast

from FoodieCrush

This banana bread inspired French toast is made with store-bought cinnamon swirl bread for an extra layer of flavor and has an awesome, crunchy oat topping. The addition of chocolate chips make it super indulgent.

Marzipan & Orange Blossom Morning Buns from lovandoliveoil.com on foodiecrush.com

Marzipan & Orange Blossom Morning Buns from lovandoliveoil.com on foodiecrush.com

from Love & Olive Oil

These delicate, buttery flaky buns are almost croissant-like and are scented with sweet marzipan, cinnamon, orange, and orange blossom. Plan to make them a couple of days in advance and then let them chill overnight in the fridge before baking them in the morning.

Overnight Yeast Waffles from foodess.com on foodiecrush.comOvernight Yeast Waffles from foodess.com on foodiecrush.com

from Foodess

This buttery, yeasted waffle batter will make your entire house smell like the best bakery come Christmas morning! Smooth on the inside but perfectly crisp on the outside, these waffles have so much flavor thanks to yeast and time and a restful proof overnight.

Cinnamon Raisin Baked French Toast Cups | foodiecrush.comCinnamon Raisin Baked French Toast Cups | foodiecrush.com

from FoodieCrush

Individual servings of french toast are an easy make-ahead breakfast. This recipe serves 3 to 4 so double the recipe if you’re feeding more.

Easy Instant Pot Monkey Bread Recipe | foodiecrush.com #monkeybread #cinnamonroll #easy #recipe #rhodes

Easy Instant Pot Monkey Bread Recipe | foodiecrush.com #monkeybread #cinnamonroll #easy #recipe #rhodes

from FoodieCrush

This easy pull-apart bread starts with frozen dinner rolls that rise overnight and are then baked in the Instant Pot pressure cooker for a sweet and fast cinnamon sugared breakfast or brunch treat.

Baked Baguette French Toast from dashandbella.blogspot.com on foodiecrush.comBaked Baguette French Toast from dashandbella.blogspot.com on foodiecrush.com

from Dash and Bella

This overnight French toast has a fluffy soufflé-like texture that is so dreamy. Dusted with a sprinkling of powdered sugar and served with blackberry sauce, it really hits the spot.

Slow Cooker Eggnog Bread Pudding from fivehearthome.com on foodiecrush.com

Slow Cooker Eggnog Bread Pudding from fivehearthome.com on foodiecrush.com

from Five Heart Home

Who says bread pudding is only for dessert? The eggnog maple syrup  Go on, let your slow cooker do all the work (you deserve it). Make this the day before and just reheat.

Coconut Baked French Toast With Oatmeal Crumble | foodiecrush.comCoconut Baked French Toast With Oatmeal Crumble | foodiecrush.com

from FoodieCrush

This easy coconut scented baked French toast is made lighter with almond milk, and features an oatmeal crumble topping for a crunchy granola texture.

The Best Cinnamon Rolls from foodiecrush.com on foodiecrush.com

The Best Cinnamon Rolls from foodiecrush.com on foodiecrush.com

from Foodiecrush

You can make these cinnamon rolls and let them proof overnight in the fridge, take them out in the morning about 30-40 minutes before baking and let them come to room temperature (still covered), then bake!

Overnight French Toast Casserole Bake | foodiecrush. #frenchtoast #breakfast #overnight #easy #cinnamonroll #casserole

Overnight French Toast Casserole Bake | foodiecrush. #frenchtoast #breakfast #overnight #easy #cinnamonroll #casserole

from FoodieCrush

This French toast casserole gets an extra dose of special with a sweet and nutty crunch PLUS savory sweet bacon with each bite. Bonus? It can sit in the fridge for up to 2 days before baking.

Tidings of bacon and cheese…

Let’s face it, we need protein to sustain us through all of the unwrapping and entertaining that ensue on Christmas morning. That’s where our good friends bacon and eggs come in.

For some super sustenance and a meal that will stick to your bones, these breakfast casseroles are just what we want from Santa this year. (Just don’t drop the strata!)

Ham and Cheese Overnight Breakfast Casserole from foodiecrush.com on foodiecrush.comHam and Cheese Overnight Breakfast Casserole from foodiecrush.com on foodiecrush.com

from FoodieCrush

Breakfast for a crowd has never been easier thanks to this incredibly easy to assemble, ham and cheese make-ahead breakfast casserole that some may call a soufflé or a strata, but we just call delicious.

Everything Bagel Breakfast Strata from saucedkitchen.com on foodiecrush.com

Everything Bagel Breakfast Strata from saucedkitchen.com on foodiecrush.com

from Sauced Kitchen

This fully loaded breakfast bake is like a savory bread pudding. It’s got spinach, breakfast sausage, mozzarella and cheddar, and a whole lot of savory spices and heat, plus an addictively crunchy texture.

Croque Monsieur Bread Pudding from saltandwind.com on foodiecrush.com

Croque Monsieur Bread Pudding from saltandwind.com on foodiecrush.com

from Salt & Wind

Everything you love about this classic French sandwich, in breakfast or brunch bread pudding form. Brilliant.

Spinach, Leek and Bacon Quiche | foodiecrush.comSpinach, Leek and Bacon Quiche | foodiecrush.com

from FoodieCrush

This deep dish spinach bacon quiche recipe has a tender cream cheese crust that bakes up light and fluffy. Greek yogurt adds a tang and creaminess to the fluffy egg center baked with spinach, sautéed leeks, and crunchy bacon bits.

Breakfast Strata with Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Goat Cheese & Thyme from feastingathome.com on foodiecrush.com

Breakfast Strata with Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Goat Cheese & Thyme from feastingathome.com on foodiecrush.com

from Feasting at Home

This breakfast casserole is made with rustic sourdough bread, umami-rich mushrooms, sweet caramelized onions, smoky bacon, creamy goat cheese, and woody thyme for a rich and savory dish that hits all the flavor notes.

Easy Cheesy Breakfast Casserole from gimmesomeoven.com on foodiecrush.comEasy Cheesy Breakfast Casserole from gimmesomeoven.com on foodiecrush.com

from Gimme Some Oven

This super easy breakfast casserole is made with Italian sausage, peppers and onions, egg, and hash browns and is a huge crowd-pleaser.

Clear the Fridge Bread Pudding from thelittleepicurean.com on foodiecrush.comClear the Fridge Bread Pudding from thelittleepicurean.com on foodiecrush.com

from The Little Epicurean

This savory vegetarian bread pudding is made with crusty bread, bell peppers, zucchini, kale, Parmesan, and provolone cheese and is packed with amazing flavor.

Sausage Strata from spoonforkbacon.com on foodiecrush.com

Sausage Strata from spoonforkbacon.com on foodiecrush.com

from Spoon Fork Bacon

Smooth and creamy on the inside and crisp and crunchy on the outside, this sausage and spinach strata is made with a craggy Italian loaf that has been torn (not cut), for the best texture.

Vegetarian Breakfast Casserole from wellplated.com on foodiecrush.com

Vegetarian Breakfast Casserole from wellplated.com on foodiecrush.com

from Well Plated by Erin

This colorful egg casserole is healthy, filling, and loaded with healthy veggies, savory Italian flavors, and creamy ricotta.

Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Strata from cookingandbeer.com on foodiecrush.com

Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Strata from cookingandbeer.com on foodiecrush.com

from Cooking and Beer

This is a fun twist on the breakfast casserole is made with bagels, veggies, spicy chorizo sausage, and a killer homemade ranchero sauce.

Spinach Mushroom Breakfast Casserole from twopeasandtheirpod.com on foodiecrush.com

Spinach Mushroom Breakfast Casserole from twopeasandtheirpod.com on foodiecrush.com

from Two Peas and Their Pod

This delicious vegetarian egg casserole is healthy and hearty. Make and bake it the day before and simply reheat in the morning.

Overnight Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole from reluctantentertainer.com on foodiecrush.com

Overnight Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole from reluctantentertainer.com on foodiecrush.com

from Reluctant Entertainer

Made with Canadian bacon, Swiss cheese, honey mustard, and cranberry orange relish and served with a side of preserves, this casserole is a delightful blend of sweet and savory. Plus, you can make it and refrigerate up to 2 days before baking.

Mediterranean Strata | FoodieCrush.comMediterranean Strata | FoodieCrush.com

from FoodieCrush

This super easy breakfast strata is full of Mediterranean flavor thanks to kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, basil, and marinated sun dried tomatoes, and it’s made extra cheesy with Parmesan and mozzarella.

Easy Quiche Lorraine Recipe | foodiecrush.com #quiche #easy #recipes #classic #best

Easy Quiche Lorraine Recipe | foodiecrush.com #quiche #easy #recipes #classic #best

from FoodieCrush

This classic quiche lorraine recipe is an easy make-ahead breakfast, brunch, or lunch made of creamy egg custard, bacon and cheese filling.

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Ham and Cheese Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast for a crowd has never been easier thanks to this incredibly easy to assemble, ham and cheese make-ahead breakfast casserole that some may call a soufflé or a strata, but we just call delicious.

Servings 8 to 10

Calories 523kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 24 ounce loaf sliced white bread
  • 2 pounds no-water added ham finely ground in a food processor or by your butcher
  • 1 pound medium cheddar cheese grated
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Prepare a 9×13-inch pan with softened butter. Tear the bread slices into 1-inch pieces of bread and cover the bottom of the pan with half of the loaf, fitting the pieces tightly together like puzzle pieces.

  • There are two ways you can do the next layering step: Layer the ground ham over the bread and then top with the cheese. Tear the rest of the bread slices into pieces and nestle them together over the ground ham but don’t pack too tightly, but just so they fit together.

  • In a 1 quart measuring cup, whisk the eggs and milk until smooth. In a small bowl, take 1 tablespoon of the egg and milk mixture and use a fork to mix the dry mustard into it until smooth. Add the mustard mixture into the quart measuring cup and mix well so that all of the mustard is incorporated. Add the chopped parsley and whisk.

  • Starting at one end of the casserole, slowly pour the egg mixture over the the bread, evenly distributing the wet ingredients and making sure to get into the edges too. Cover with non-stick aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight.

  • Remove the foil and bake at 325° F for 50-60 minutes or until the eggs are set and bubbling. If the bread starts looking too brown, loosely tent the foil over the top of the casserole and continue to cook until the egg is set. Remove the casseroled from oven and let sit for 5-10 minutes before cutting and serving.

Notes

  • Be sure to check how the casserole is cooking at the 50 minute mark to see if it is browning too much. If so, tent a piece of aluminum foil over the top so it continues to cook but is shielded from the direct heat.
  • Makes a 9×13-inch casserole pan.
  • Allow time for casserole to sit in refrigerator overnight

Nutrition

Calories: 523kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 316mg | Sodium: 1779mg | Potassium: 522mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 990IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 520mg | Iron: 2mg

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