Have a delicious breakfast ready and waiting after the holiday morning fun with these make-ahead Christmas Breakfast Ideas. They’re easy to make and even easier to reheat…and check the boxes for being kid- and parent-approved.
Make-Ahead Christmas Breakfast Ideas
I love a holiday morning when the normal rules go out the window—and the last thing I want is to be stuck in the kitchen cooking while the rest of the family is having fun. So these make-ahead breakfast ideas are perfect for a holiday and are great to make ahead of time!
Each feels special and yet doesn’t require fancy or fussy ingredients or cooking methods.
Each can be made 1-3 days ahead (or a little longer depending on the holiday) and can simply be warmed through and served.
Pair these with some cut up fruit, your coffee or tea, and have a happy morning with the family.
1. Bacon and Egg Muffins
All of your favorite breakfast elements together in one little muffin, these savory egg muffins are festive and easy to make.
2. Cinnamon Muffins
With simple ingredients, natural sweetness, and a super easy stir-together method, these healthy Cinnamon Muffins are a great breakfast for kids. They even have a Snickerdoodle-like topping!
3. Baked French Toast
Skip standing over the stove and bake up these yummy Eggnog French Toast Sticks in one fell swoop on a sheet pan. They make for a delicious family breakfast and they store well in the fridge or freezer for an easy-to-reheat holiday breakfast.
(Not into Egg Nog? Here’s a Banana Baked French Toast option.)
4. Homemade Granola
This homemade granola is way easy and delicious to make, even if you have toddlers underfoot and calling for your attention. And it’s perfect with fruit and your favorite yogurt!
5. Baked Oatmeal
Stir together this wholesome Baked Oatmeal recipe before bed, pop it into the oven when you wake up, and you can sit down to a hearty bowl of oatmeal with the family without any standing by the stove and stirring!
6. Pumpkin Bars
The method is so quick and easy and the result is moist and full of pumpkin goodness. The chocolate chips are a nice touch too.
7. Easy Banana Bread
Bake up healthy comfort food with this super easy and super delicious lower sugar Banana Bread. It’s so easy, so good, and is a perfect breakfast to share with the kids—adding a handful of chocolate chips is a fun way to make it even more festive!
8. Sweet Potato Donuts
Cozy spices and an easy technique team up in this delicious baked donut recipe.
9. Apple Pancakes
These are easy to warm up and serve or you can prep the dry ingredients ahead and bake on a sheet pan!
10. Peppermint Donuts
I love to bake healthy treats to share with my kids and these Baked Mint Chocolate Donuts are a seasonal treat we’re loving right now! They are lower in added sugar than any frosted donut you’d buy at the store but taste so darn good. Plus: They’re so easy to make!
11. Lemon Blueberry Muffins
Easy and fresh, these blueberry muffins are a perfect way to celebrate. I love lemon flavors in the winter, so these are a go-to…and they work with frozen berries too.
12. Christmas Kolaches
My husband grew up eating kolaches for the holidays so we always make a batch too.
13. Panettone Muffins
My mom has been making these fruit-studded muffins for years and they are a staple of our Christmas mornings. They freeze so well, which makes them an excellent candidate for a make-ahead Christmas breakfast.
14. Sausage Cheese Egg Casserole
This classic breakfast casserole has sausage, eggs, cheese, and potatoes—and would be a hearty breakfast to make ahead and share with your hungry people come Christmas morning!
15. Gingerbread Muffins
Classic gingerbread flavor in muffin form? So easy and delicious!
16. Easy Pumpkin Bread
With a quick stir together technique and hands off baking, this moist pumpkin bread is a delicious way to start the day.
17. Cranberry Orange Bread
Bursting with fresh fruit flavor, this is a holiday breakfast that stores so well in the fridge or freezer.
18. French Toast Casserole
You can use fresh or frozen berries in this recipe and almost any type of bread you like. Top it with plain, vanilla, or lemon yogurt—or whipped cream.
I’d love to hear what you make for Christmas breakfast or if you have feedback on any of these ideas so please comment below to share!
This post was first published December 2020.