8 Make Ahead Christmas Breakfast Ideas

Dec 21, 2022

8 Make Ahead Christmas Recipes

There’s nothing quite as magical as Christmas morning.

Coming down the stairs, eager to see what Santa brought you—it truly is the most wonderful time of the year. But before we can rip into presents, we have to fill our bellies. And what better way to do so than with a filling, soul-satisfying breakfast!

We rounded up a few of our favorite Christmas morning breakfast ideas to make ahead of time or quickly day of, so you can spend more time out of the kitchen and around the tree with the ones you love.

All it takes is a little prep!

 

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HAM AND SAUSAGE STRATA

Stratas are the perfect make-ahead meal because they need to sit for at least 4 hours or up to overnight before baking. Light and fluffy, but hearty—you can serve this buffet style directly from the casserole dish or portioned in squares on a holiday serving platter.

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ORANGE PECAN CINNAMON ROLLS

Like bread, cinnamon rolls are great to make ahead of time because the dough can sit in the refrigerator for up to 3 days until you’re ready to bake.

Come Christmas morning, simply remove the dough from the fridge, let it come to room temperature and prepare as usual. Then place the assembled rolls into a lightly greased Dutch oven, set aside and let them do their final rise. Once they’re ready, bake for 15 minutes.

By the way, the citrus in these begs to be enjoyed alongside a bubbly, citrusy mimosa!

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PERSIMMON SPICE WAFFLES

The beauty in waffle batter? It doesn’t take long to make, and it can be made and stored up to 5 days ahead of time—which is great because these decadent, citrusy, nutty waffles are the perfect fuel for ripping open presents. We recommend dressing them in powdered sugar, maple syrup and ripe persimmons so every bite is chock-full of Christmas cheer.

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BAKED EGGS WITH SPINACH AND LEEKS

Easy and endlessly impressive, this rustic, homey dish only takes 14 minutes to make. But your family will remember all the earthy flavors of spinach, leeks, lemon zest, chives and paprika long after

If you don’t have a set of mini cocottes on hand, you can use 8-ounce ramekins or a large muffin pan. If you opt for the muffin pan, you may have to make smaller portions.

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Brioche French Toast Casserole with Pecans

For a soul-satisfying but still surprisingly simple breakfast, give this decadent French toast recipe a try!

The entire dish can be assembled the night before and refrigerated for up to 12 hours. Once you’re ready, take the casserole out and let it sit at room temperature for 20 minutes. While it sits, preheat the oven to 350°F and then bake for 30—45 minutes until browned and set.

Once cooled, top it with a dusting of powdered sugar and serve with your family’s favorite maple syrup.

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Iced Honey-Apple Scones with Spelt

Want to roll out of bed and impress? Then these scones are perfect! Prep and shape the dough the night before and pop them in the freezer. Then, in the morning, place the scones on a and let them stand while the oven preheats to 400°F. Bake for 18—20 minutes or until they’re tall and golden-brown on the bottom. Once they’re cool, top them with icing and enjoy!

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Prosciutto, Kale, and Red Bell Pepper Skillet Frittata

The wonderful thing about frittatas is that they’re relatively quick and definitely filling, which makes them ideal for post-present noshing.

We especially like this one because it’s all made in one and combines the delicious flavors of salty prosciutto, fresh kale and bright bell peppers. Plus, it comes together in under 30 minutes, which is a win for you and all the grumbling tummies come Christmas morning.

For a vegetarian option, omit the prosciutto.

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Honey Blueberry Muffins

Muffins are the ultimate make-ahead breakfast, and when they’re packed with the yummy flavors of blueberries and honey, they’re sure to satisfy every hungry belly at your table.

If you don’t have fresh blueberries, opt for frozen. Just rinse the frozen blueberries under water to prevent their vibrant blue color from bleeding into the muffin batter. Serve alongside scrambled eggs or bacon for a balanced and filling Christmas morning meal.

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