These easy make ahead breakfast recipes and Christmas breakfast ideas make it easy to get your holiday breakfast on the table with the least amount of work possible! These recipes are tasty and are sure to satisfy your family!
Easy Make Ahead Breakfast Recipes – Christmas Breakfast Ideas
Here are 10 make ahead breakfast recipes that’ll make your Christmas breakfast easier! Your family and friends will love them and most of them can be prepared the night before with minimal work when you’re ready for breakfast. These recipes are great for any time you want an easy breakfast!
This overnight monkey bread recipe is an easy yet tasty make ahead breakfast for Christmas morning! It is called Overnight Bubble Bread in volume 1 of our Dining On A Dime Cookbook.Print
Overnight Monkey Bread Recipe (Overnight Bubble Bread)
- Yield: 6-8 servings
1 pkg. frozen rolls or 1 batch basic bread dough (from Dining On A Dime Vol 1)
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup margarine, melted
1 cup nuts (optional)
- If using frozen rolls, thaw rolls for 15 minutes.
- Mix sugar and cinnamon.
- Cut the frozen rolls into quarters or if using bread dough, break into about 1-inch pieces.
- Sprinkle 1/2 cup nuts in the bottom of a greased bundt pan.
- Dip rolls in melted margarine, then in sugar mix.
- Layer rolls, then nuts, then more rolls, etc.
- Pour the remainder of the sugar mix and margarine over the rolls.
- Let rise in the refrigerator overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Bake at 350° for 25 minutes.
- When done, invert onto a plate or serving platter. Serves 6-8.
This overnight refrigerator pancakes recipe is an easy make ahead breakfast recipe that’s great for Christmas morning or any time!
Overnight Refrigerator Pancakes Recipe
1 pkg. yeast
1/4 cup warm water (110–115°)
2 Tbsp. sugar
4 cups flour
2 Tbsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
6 large eggs
4 cups (1 qt.) buttermilk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Combine the yeast, water and sugar. Let stand 5 minutes. Combine the remaining dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Combine the eggs, buttermilk and oil. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Pour in the egg mixture, stirring just until moistened.
Stir in the yeast mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
When you’re ready to use, mix the batter well. This can be stored 1 week in the refrigerator. This recipe can be cut in half. Makes 36 medium pancakes.
This refrigerator pancakes recipe is in volume 1 our cookbook.
This never fail homemade gingerbread recipe makes a super easy make ahead breakfast! It has the perfect taste for Christmas morning or make it any time!
Never Fail Freezer Gingerbread Recipe
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. each of salt, baking powder and baking soda
3/4 tsp. ginger
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
Preheat oven to 350°.
Pour the boiling water over the shortening. Add the brown sugar, molasses and egg. Sift the remaining ingredients together and add to the liquids. Beat with an electric mixer.
Pour into a greased 8×8 inch pan. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.
If you want to freeze the gingerbread dough for later:
After mixing the gingerbread dough and placing it in the pan, freeze it. Then, when you’re ready to use it, place it in a cold oven while still frozen. Bake at 350° for about 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
This egg brunch recipe makes an easy and hearty make ahead breakfast for Christmas or any time you want a one dish breakfast recipe! The entire family will love it and you probably already have the ingredients on hand.
Easy Egg Brunch Recipe
2 1/2 cups milk
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
12 slices bread
1 (16 oz.) pkg. sausage, bacon or ham, cooked
3/4 lb. Cheddar Cheese, shredded
Whisk the eggs and milk together. Add the cream of mushroom soup. Layer the bread in the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan. The bread will overlap slightly. Then add meat and top with cheese. Pour the egg mixture on top and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 350°. Bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes. Serves 18.
These easy bacon sausage wraps make a tasty make ahead breakfast item, which is great for Christmas or whenever you need fast, easy breakfast foods. They’re also great for parties and other get-togethers.
Bacon Sausage Wraps Recipe
Preheat oven to 350°.
Wrap little smokies with 1/3 bacon strip each and secure with a toothpick. Lay on a foil lined baking sheet and sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake for 40 minutes, turning once to bake 20 minutes on each side.
Note: You can keep these warm in a slow cooker and drizzle with a little maple syrup, too.
To Make Ahead: Prepare and put in refrigerator and then just bake Christmas morning.
If you’re out of frosting or just want to have an easy recipe with a different twist then this easy coffee cake recipe is for you! It is so quick and easy to make and freezes well, which makes it great for overnight or for unexpected company.
Top Of The Morning Coffee Cake Recipe
1 cake mix, yellow or white
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup nuts
1/2 cup butter
Prepare the cake mix according to the package directions. Pour into a greased 9×13 inch pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
Mix the sugar, cinnamon and nuts and sprinkle on the partially baked cake. Melt the butter and pour over everything else. Continue baking until done (about 15 to 20 minutes). Serve the coffee cake warm. Freezes well.
This overnight French toast recipe makes an easy breakfast that you can make ahead and then cook just before you need it. It’s perfect for holidays like Christmas or Easter and the kids will love it!
Overnight French Toast Recipe
1/2 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp. corn syrup
1 loaf Texas Toast bread or other thick sliced bread like French bread (cut about 1 inch thick)
1 1/2 cups half and half cream
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
dash of cinnamon
In a small saucepan, melt the butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup over medium heat until smooth, stirring occasionally.
Pour the mixture onto large, greased jelly roll pan (18x13x1 inches). Spread around to cover the surface. Place 12 slices of bread in a single layer to cover the pan.
Mix the eggs, cream, salt, vanilla and cinnamon together. Spoon the mixture over each piece of bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 350°. Bake uncovered for about 25-30 minutes. Remove from the pan and serve. If you won’t be serving this immediately, turn each slice of bread over. (This will prevent the bread from sticking to the bottom of the pan.)
This recipe is not for the faint of heart or for those on a diet but it is amazingly delicious! I usually set this out on the stove when I first start dinner so it will be ready by the time everything else is done. You can also make it the day before. It’s like pouring melted caramels on your waffles and Tawra thinks it’s the BEST syrup EVER! (Of course she loves caramel!) This is a great syrup for special occasions like Christmas and Easter.
Dutch Honey Syrup Recipe
1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup heavy cream
Place the ingredients into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Then lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes or more until it is caramel colored. Watch it because it boils over very easily.
This gingerbread waffles recipe makes a yummy breakfast with the the perfect flavor for Christmas morning! This is not a make ahead breakfast item, but it’s so easy and yummy, I had to include it. Don’t save these just for Christmas! Enjoy them any time!
Gingerbread Waffles Recipe
2 cups flour
3/4 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. ginger
2 eggs, separated
1 cup molasses
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Sift the dry ingredients together. Beat the egg whites to form soft peaks. Beat the egg yolks and add the other liquid ingredients.
Add the liquid ingredients to the dry, stirring quickly until the flour mixture is moistened. Fold in the egg whites.
Turn down the waffle iron temperature slightly and cook 1-2 minutes longer than plain waffles. Serve with whipped cream. Makes 5 servings.
This recipe was given to me by my sister in law and it is simply to die for! I can hardly eat my regular waffles anymore because these are so good. Check out the ingredients and see why.
This tasty blueberry brunch coffee cake recipe makes a delicious make ahead breakfast item. Since you can make this recipe the night before you need it, it’s perfect to serve to overnight guests or on a special holiday morning!
Blueberry Brunch Coffee Cake Recipe
1 loaf (1 lb.) day old French bread cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 1/2 cups blueberries
12 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/3 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup maple syrup
Place half of the bread cubes into a greased shallow 3 qt. baking dish.
Mix the remaining ingredients together in a large bowl in order, mixing well.
Pour half of the cream cheese mixture onto the bread cubes and mix.
Top with the rest of the bread. Finish off with the remaining cream cheese mixture and mix. Cover and chill overnight.
Remove from the fridge 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Cover the coffee cake and bake for 30 minutes.
Uncover and bake 20-25 minutes longer or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Serve with blueberries and syrup.
These easy make ahead breakfast recipes and Christmas breakfast ideas are from volume 1 of our cookbook:
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Having trouble deciding which of these recipes to use for Christmas breakfast! I like the overnight french toast recipe idea, but the gingerbread waffles also sound great!!! I will probably make the french toast and try the gingerbread waffles another time.
Do you mix the maple syrup and blueberries into the cream mixture? Or are they used at the end for serving?
You mix it into the cream mixture then after it is cooked you can serve it with more blueberries and syrup if you would like.
Do you put the gingerbread dough in the oven still frozen or do you let it thaw before baking? Thanks! Want to try this for Christmas morning. <3
Yes you do Susan. That is why you place it in a cold oven because it helps with the thawing before baking. Hope you have a great Christmas morning