6 Prep-Ahead Breakfasts for Christmas Morning

20 December 2019

I have a Ron Swanson level of appreciation for breakfast. No, I don't have a poster of breakfast foods displayed in my office (and not because I don't have an office). But I do think that breakfast foods + brunch are God's gift to me personally, and that everyone should love breakfast as much as I do.

That being said, on Christmas morning, I don't want to spend a long time fixing something yummy in the kitchen. Alone. While my cute little kids and super hot husband do other fun things. Without me. While I cook.

So to make more time for being with my people, eliminate the cooking time, and still get to eat a great breakfast on Christmas morning, I've devised this list of breakfasts that can be prepped ahead of time and, when necessary, baked the morning of. (Very selfish of me, I know.)

Do you want proof I'm REALLY into breakfast?? Galentine's Day 2019 | Breakfast Wrap Recipe | Breakfast Taco Bar

Now I just have to decide which easy, make-ahead breakfast to have on Christmas morning! These would also be perfect if you have potluck brunch plans for Christmas. (Please, dear Lord, can this be a thing with my in-laws next year?! We'll just show up in our PJ's and eat brunch together...)

Here are 6 easy breakfasts to make ahead of time and serve on Christmas morning:
  1. My healthiest suggestion is this easy egg + potato baked casserole. It can include any veggies you happen to have on hand (like that fresh spinach that's just starting to get weird). PLUS this is a super easy option to make dairy-free...just don't add milk and cheese and it still turns out yummy!

  2. The 3-step tater tot casserole that absolutely does include dairy and fats and bacon and everything delicious. Make it the night before, stick it in the fridge, and pop it in the (cold) oven while you let the oven preheat. It does take about 45 mins to bake, so just start the baking process before you open gifts! 

  3. Turn this apple cinnamon oatmeal bake into overnight oats by making the whole recipe and letting it sit in the fridge overnight. In the morning, add a little extra milk, stir, and bake as normal!

  4. I've made this overnight French toast casserole for Galentine's Day brunches. It's insanely easy to prep and is baked the next morning!

  5. These chocolate chip banana oat muffins come from my absolute favorite food blogger (and friend!), Christina at The Whole Cook. Her recipes are ones I remake over and over, and these sugar-free, dairy-free, flourless muffins are perfect to bake on Christmas Eve and serve on Christmas morning. 

  6. Peanut butter chocolate chip muffins that don't use sugar or flour. My sister made me some of these and they're genuinely so good!


What are your go-to Christmas morning breakfast ideas?

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