For the holidays there’s nothing better than waking up to a hearty breakfast, especially one that can be prepped the night before. Here we have ten beautiful and delicious make-ahead breakfast recipes that are perfect for your holiday breakfast or brunch. There are a few savory ideas and a few sweet ones, so I hope you find something new to try!
Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes
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MAKE-AHEAD BREAKFAST ENCHILADAS – Girl Gone Gourmet | Tortillas filled with breakfast sausage, scrambled eggs, and easy green chile refried beans. Make them a day in a advance and then just pop them in the oven in the morning. These enchiladas are the ultimate savory breakfast.
EVERYTHING BAGEL BREAKFAST CASSEROLE – Homemade Interest | No need to toast individual bagels just to have them go cold before they’re even served – make this everything bagel casserole instead. There’s lots of bacon and gruyere cheese and it all bakes up together and served hot (unlike that plate of cold bagels 🙂 ).
TATOR TOT BREAKFAST CASSEROLE – Spoonful of Flavor | Tots for breakfast! I love this recipe because you can make it advance and bake it for a great weekend breakfast or make it and bake it and keep it in the fridge to reheat for breakfasts during the week.
CINNAMON PECAN PULL APART BREAD – Wyld Flour | I love how Mikaela introduces this recipe to her readers: “This is a recipe for a day in pajamas.” And, I should note, you won’t spend the day making this cinnamon pecan pull apart bread because it literally takes five minutes to prep the night before and is ready to bake the next morning.
HAM AND BROCCOLI STRATA – Girl Gone Gourmet | A strata is sort of like a savory bread pudding and this version has ham, cheese, and broccoli. You make it the night before to give the bread a chance to absorb the eggs and then bake it in the morning. You get some crispy, toasted bread on top while the middle is more eggy and soft.
MAKE-AHEAD VEGETARIAN BREAKFAST CASSEROLE – Umami Girl | This breakfast casserole is packed full of veggies like mushrooms, peppers, and broccoli and decadent gruyere cheese plus Carolyn shares all her holiday brunch entertaining tips so consider this your one-stop shop if you’re at a loss on how to tackle a big holiday breakfast.
BAKED GINGERBREAD FRENCH TOAST – The Worktop | If you love French toast but hate standing at the stove flipping bread in a skillet then you must give a baked french toast a try. It’s basically the same thing minus the high-maintenance prep and cooking. Tina shows you how to make this oh-so-holiday-appropriate gingerbread version that’s perfect for this time of year.
SPINACH, ONION, AND CHEESE BREAKFAST STRATA – Saving Room for Dessert | Another strata this time with fresh spinach, tomatoes, and sweet onions. I like that it’s a scaled-back recipe that serves four for breakfast.
OVERNIGHT EGGNOG CRANBERRY FRENCH TOAST – Cooking On the Front Burner | More baked French toast but instead of a baking dish everyone gets their own individual serving in a ramekin. I love the eggnog/cranberry combo. So fun for Christmas morning.
ENGLISH BREAKFAST BAKED OMELETTE – The Worktop | A savory baked omelette with eggs, sausage, mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, herbs, and cheddar cheese. It’s a play on a classic English breakfast and looks like a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays.