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18 Make Ahead Christmas Morning Breakfasts

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18 of the most delicious Make Ahead Christmas Morning Breakfasts ever! 18 easy ideas for overnight breakfast casseroles, healthy dishes, and sweet treats.

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Being an early rise with two small kids mean Christmas morning in the Cook household happens when it is still pitch black outside. The kiddos plow through gifts and stockings like a wrecking ball.

It’s a blink and you miss it kind of situation.

Thankfully, we have two things that help our Christmas mornings go smoothly once the presents are opened and organized (Type A mom raising at least one Type A kid). One: we use reusable gift wrap which means my garbage and recycling aren’t full of single-use wrapping paper that looks like Wolverine shredded it. Environmental win!

And second, make-ahead breakfasts for Christmas morning mean I am popping something into the oven or toaster and just walking away. You’ll remember from my 31 Amazing Make Ahead Breakfasts, I’m a huge fan of having things ready to go to fight of hangry children.

Ok, fine. It’s me who get hangry. I’ll admit it.

These 18 make-ahead Christmas morning breakfasts have something for everyone in your family!

Tools That Will Help You Rock Your Make-Ahead Breakfast Game

Setting yourself up for fast prep and proper storage means you’ll be whipping up these make-ahead breakfasts at lighting speed!

  • Glass storage – have everything stored in these safe and air-tight containers. See-through containers mean nothing is hiding in the fridge going to waste.
  • Glass meal prep containers – if you’re like me and hate food touching, these are the perfect meal prep containers. Divided so no food can mingle and contaminate the other stuff. As it should be.
  • Food processor – it chops, blends, dices, and mixes. I have had this same food processor for over 10 years and it is a kitchen workhorse!
  • The greatest all-purpose mixing bowl – it is glass but not too heavy, has a great handle, can go in the fridge or freezer, and even has measurements right there!
  • Immersion blender – whipping up a ton of eggs at once or a sauce has never been easier thanks to this stick blender. Oh, and clean up is a breeze because this gem is dishwasher safe!
  • Baking sheets – I own so many of these and they are in constant rotation. They’re great for baking (see how to bake bacon recipe below!), roasting, and freezing make-ahead goods in a single layer. And in a pinch, you can use them to cover a frying pan or large pot. Or in my case, deflect Nerf bullets that are flying at your face while you cook.
  • Ceramic griddle – nonstick without using harmful teflon coating, this griddle is an essential tool in my meal prep kitchen. I can cook up 15 patties of Homemade Breakfast Sauage or 10 Cinnamon Pancakes at once.

Eggs

Whole30 Quiche (Whole30, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free) 

Whole30 Quiche {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}
Mind-blowingly easy and tasty, Healthy Quiche With Hash Brown Crust is delicious for any meal. This healthy quiche is packed with veggies and is Whole30 compliant.
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A slice of quiche with hash brown crust in a cast iron pan

healthy quiche with hash brown crust with tomatoes for make ahead christmas morning breakfasts

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Caprese Croissant Breakfast Sandwich from Happy Veggie Kitchen –  The perfect vegetarian breakfast sandwich! A toasted croissant with a melted mozzarella cheese and tomato filling. If you’re looking for a new croissant sandwich filling idea, this is the one to try.

A caprese sandwich on a white plate for make ahead christmas morning breakfasts

Photo courtesy of Happy Veggie Kitchen

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Easy Make Ahead Scrambled Eggs 

Make-Ahead Scrambled Eggs {Scrambled Eggs For a Crowd}
The perfect simple breakfast recipe for busy mornings, Easy Make Ahead Scrambled Eggs are great for one or for a crowd.
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A skillet of easy make ahead scrambled eggs for make ahead christmas morning breakfasts

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Mediterranean Rice and Chick Pea Mini Frittatas from Beyond Mere Sustenance – Frittatas with feta cheese, fresh herbs, and spinach get their “staying power” from leftover rice (white or brown) and coarsely chopped chick peas. Hot out of the oven, warmed up the next day, or even room temperature, they’re a tasty, nutritious way to change up your morning routine!

mini frittatas on a plate for make ahead christmas morning breakfasts

Photos courtesy of Beyond Mere Sustenance

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Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites Recipe – 

Instant Pot Egg Bites {Whole30, Paleo, Dairy-Free}
Learn how easy it is to make this copycat Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites recipe in the Instant Pot. You can also make these Whole30 and paleo bites in the oven.
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whole30 egg bites on a plate with chimichurri

a plate of instant pot sous vide egg bites with chimichurri for make ahead christmas morning breakfasts

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Carby Sweet Treats

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls {Make Ahead Cinnamon Rolls} 

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls {Make Ahead Cinnamon Rolls}
Soft, gooey, and delicious - homemade Overnight Cinnamon Rolls from scratch is an amazing treat to make for your loved ones. Wake up to fresh cinnamon buns.
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two plates with overnight cinnamon rolls, a fork, and orange juice

Two overnight cinnamon rolls on a plate for make ahead christmas morning breakfasts

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Eggnog White Chocolate Brioche Bread Pudding from Vikalinka – Try this delicious twist on brioche bread pudding for a seasonal treat!

A casserole dish of bread pudding for make ahead christmas morning breakfasts

Photo courtesy of Julia Frey

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Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes 

Cinnamon Pancakes {Snooze Eatery Copycat}
This easy, delicious recipe for Cinnamon Pancakes is made entirely from scratch. Drizzled with homemade cinnamon syrup, you'll flip for how good this recipe is.
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a stack of cinnamon pancakes with a glass of orange juice

cinnamon swirl pancakes on a plate for make ahead christmas breakfasts

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Baked Stuffed French Toast Casserole {Overnight} from The Worktop – This Baked Stuffed French Toast Casserole is a delicious weekend brunch. It’s an overnight recipe, so you can prepare this French toast the night before. Stuff it with a cream cheese and jam mixture by making sandwiches, and soak it overnight in egg and milk. 

stuffed overnight french toast with a fork for make ahead christmas breakfasts

Photo courtesy of The Worktop

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Eggnog Waffles – 

Eggnog Waffles {Make Ahead Christmas Breakfast}
With crispy edges and soft fluffy insides, Eggnog Waffles are a perfect make-ahead Christmas breakfast. Enjoy a delicious holiday breakfast in a flash.
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three eggnog waffles on a plate

syrup being poured over eggnog waffles for make ahead christmas morning breakfasts

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Vegan Caramel Monkey Bread from Nora Cooks – Vegan Caramel Monkey Bread! Gooey, sweet, fluffy homemade pull apart bread with vegan caramel sauce. Let the dough rise overnight, then put it together quickly in the morning for a decadent breakfast. 

a tray of vegan monkey bread for make ahead christmas morning breakfasts

Photo courtesy of Nora Cooks

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Casseroles

Cheesy Vegetarian Overnight Breakfast Casserole from Crayons and Cravings – This cheesy vegetarian overnight breakfast casserole is an easy vegetarian breakfast option to serve overnight guests on busy holiday mornings.

a plate of vegetarian breakfast casserole for make ahead christmas morning breakfasts

Photo courtesy of Crayons and Cravings

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Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole {Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Keto} from Recipes From a Pantry – You have just found the easiest Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe, guaranteed to be loved by the whole family. It’s a great low carb breakfast casserole, requires no effort and packed full of everyday breakfast staples.

instant pot breakfast casserole with a slice cut for make ahead christmas morning breakfasts

Photo courtesy of Recipes From a Pantry

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Misc. Good Stuff

How to Bake Bacon in the Oven – 

How to Bake Bacon
Learn how to bake bacon in this easy tutorial. Stop standing over a hot stove dodging hot oil and covering your kitchen in grease.
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bacon in a mason jar

A jar of bacon for make ahead christmas morning breakfasts

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Coconut Banana Granola from Hey Nutritional Lady – Use up your brown bananas in this healthy Coconut Banana Granola Recipe! Easy to make, vegan, and naturally sweetened with maple syrup, this homemade granola is perfect for breakfast or afternoon snacks. 

a bowl and jar of coconut banana granola for make ahead christmas morning breakfasts

Photo courtesy of Hey Nutrition Lady

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Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate {Cinnamon Hot Chocolate} 

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate (Cinnamon Hot Chocolate)
Create the creamiest, most decadent cocoa for a crowd with Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate. This easy recipe will be a hit at your next holiday party.
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Two mugs of slow cooker hot chocolate with candy canes and cinnamon sticks

a mug of slow cooker hot chocolate with a candy cane for make ahead christmas morning breakfasts

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Smoked Salmon Dip With Greek Yogurt from The Kitchen Girl – This is a scrumptious dip made with smoked salmon, cream cheese, greek yogurt, prepared horseradish, fresh lemon juice, and fresh dill weed. It’s perfect for holiday parties, brunch, or any weekend breakfast.

bread with salmon dip for make ahead christmas morning breakfasts

Photo courtesy of The Kitchen Girl

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Whole30 Breakfast Sausage {Whole30, Paleo} 

Whole30 Breakfast Sausage (Whole30, Paleo)
Whole30 Breakfast Sausage is so simple and delicious. You can't beat the flavor or quality of making breakfast sausage yourself. 
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Three sausage patties on a plate with strawberries and herbs in the background

homemade breakfast sausage on a plate for make ahead christmas morning breakfasts

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Merry Christmas and happy prepping!

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