The holidays can be stressful and chaotic, but here at Uplift For Women we are all about simplifying! Make your Christmas morning more meaningful and less stressful with these easy make ahead Christmas breakfast ideas.
Earlier this week, we published a guide on Creating Meaningful Holidays. One of the ways we have cut out stress on Christmas day is by prepping meals ahead of time.
We have a tradition of making Gingerbread Waffle batter and a simple fruit plate the day before, then cooking and serving in the morning. We top the waffles with Reddi Whip and a drizzle of maple syrup, which is soooo good and super quick and easy, too!
Making our breakfast ahead of time allows us to spend more time together as a family on Christmas morning, and cuts down on the stress of preparing food on Christmas day.
We’ve scoured the internet for more make-ahead recipes so you can enjoy a stress-free Christmas morning, too!
Do you have a favorite make-ahead recipe for Christmas morning? Please share in the comments below!
Below, you’ll find everything from breakfast casseroles, to cinnamon rolls, to holiday-themed quick breads. All of these recipes can be made ahead of time and baked or reheated Christmas morning so you can spend the day with the people you love most.
If you’re looking for gluten free options, we made an entire roundup of Make Ahead Gluten Free Breakfast Ideas for you because everyone should be able to have an easy and tasty breakfast on Christmas morning.
Easy Make Ahead Christmas Breakfast Recipes
Don't waste your time baking on Christmas morning when you could be spending time with your family! Try these easy make head Christmas breakfast recipes.
Cranberry Orange Overnight French Toast
The perfect make ahead french toast casserole for Christmas morning or brunch. A festive french toast breakfast recipe with cranberries and orange.
Overnight French Toast with Maple-Pecan Syrup
This Overnight French Toast with Maple-Pecan Syrup is soaked in an egg custard, lightly sweetened with maple syrup and left to chill over night in the fridge.
Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake
Deliciously sweet pockets of roasted strawberries paired with tangy cream cheese elevates this strawberry cream cheese French toast bake to more than your just run of the mill baked French toast casserole!
Crockpot Raspberry Chocolate Chip French Toast Casserole Recipe
This Crockpot Raspberry Chocolate Chip French Toast Casserole is a simple brunch dish that feels extra special. So decadent with the chocolate and raspberries!
Blueberry French Toast Casserole
French Toast Casserole is sweet, flavorful, and hassle-free! Make it overnight for a great breakfast the next morning! It is perfect for a crowd!
Baked Apple French Toast Casserole
Baked apple French toast casserole is an easy to make breakfast casserole perfect for holiday breakfast.. Prepare it the night before to bake in the morning. French toast combines with sweet apples for a tasty and comforting breakfast.
Easy Cheese Danish Breakfast Bake
This simple cheese danish breakfast bake is perfect for Christmas morning. It takes no time at all, it smells amazing, and it tastes like Christmas in breakfast form.
Blintz Souffle With Blueberry Sauce
Blintz souffle is an easy and delicious brunch or breakfast dish. The creamy, cheesy filling mimics a traditional blintz, but instead of making and rolling crepes, the batter is baked over the filling.
Vatrushka: Sweet Russian Farmer's Cheese Buns with Berries • Happy Kitchen
Easy Russian Vatrushka Recipe: Delicious, fluffy and healthy farmer’s cheese individual sweet buns look impressive and take a bit more than an hour to make! They make for a great tea-time treat, dessert as well as Thanksgiving or Christmas breakfast.
Amish Cinnamon Bread
Tender and moist with sweet cinnamon and sugar permeating every crumb, this Amish Cinnamon Bread is not the sort of recipe that one casually bakes and leaves on the counter unattended. It makes for such a delicious treat for holiday breakfast. No starter required!
Best Ever Coffee Cake Recipe [VIDEO]
This Coffee Cake is moist, and buttery, topped with cinnamon filling, vanilla cheesecake, and a sweet streusel topping. It is a delicious dessert that you will make over and over again.
Cranberry Orange Bread
A quick bread recipe that combines the tartness of cranberries and the sweetness of oranges. The perfect bread for breakfast, brunch or Christmas morning.
Hot Chocolate Muffins
These delicious muffins are a wonderful Christmas morning treat with all the rich flavor of hot chocolate.
Cinnamon Roll Muffins
Cinnamon Roll Muffins - everything you love about cinnamon rolls, but no yeast so they're ready in a fraction of the time. Make them the day before for a no stress breakfast treat!
Traditional Belgian Liege Waffle Recipe
Letting this yeast waffle dough rest overnight gives the dough a chance to develop better. Start it the night before and enjoy fresh waffles in the morning. With a crunchy melted sugar crust and soft on the inside these belgian waffles are one of the most popular items I make!
Christmas breakfast eggnog pancakes
Easy and quick Christmas morning breakfast idea, eggnog pancakes! You can make it ahead of time and reheat in the toaster next morning. Or cook it fresh to fill your kitchen with amazing smell of winter and Christmas!
Cinnamon donuts that will make you swoon (vegan)
Cinnamon donuts are a bouncy, sugary treat. These baked vegan donuts are coated in a fine layer of cinnamon sugar. They work equally well for dessert or breakfast, alongside a piping hot cup of coffee.
Eggnog Pull Apart Bread
Sweet, festive, and amazingly delicious, this eggnog pull apart bread is perfect for a holiday brunch or cozy Christmas morning.
Overnight Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls
Make an awesome Christmas breakfast the night before with these delicious homemade Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls.
Make-Ahead Cinnamon Rolls
What's better than hot, delicious cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning? Hot, delicious cinnamon rolls that can be made the night before!
Small Batch Cinnamon Rolls for Two - One Pan of Cinnamon Rolls
Or, if you're cooking for one or two instead of a whole crowd, try making these small batch cinnamon rolls!
Apple Cinnamon Rolls
Apple cinnamon rolls are a classic cinnamon rolls upgraded with the addition of fresh apple pieces and a decadent vanilla bean cream cheese frosting. Follow my overnight instructions to make your holiday morning easier.
Easy Breakfast Casserole with Hash Browns
This easy breakfast casserole with hash browns has bacon and cheese for a hearty make ahead breakfast.
The Best Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole
This easy sausage and egg breakfast casserole with bread topping makes the perfect weekend brunch! Make it the night before or the night of for a quick and delicious cheesy sausage egg breakfast casserole that will feed a family or an entire crowd!
Easy Eggs Benedict Breakfast Casserole
Easy Eggs Benedict Breakfast Casserole and Blender Hollandaise Sauce is the answer to your Christmas make-ahead breakfast or brunch dreams! A family favorite, this creamy and decadent make-ahead breakfast casserole recipe only takes minutes to prepare and boasts a short list of ingredients.
Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole - (with ham and veggies) Kroll's Korner
This easy breakfast is made right in your slow cooker and is filled with ham, eggs, veggies and cheese! It’s perfect for Christmas morning or any day really!
Overnight Breakfast Casserole with Sausage, Chorizo and Eggs
This overnight breakfast casserole chock full of vegetables, sausage, chorizo and brioche is an incredible time saver and such a treat. Make it this holiday season!
Easy Vegetarian Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole
This wonderfully savory make-ahead breakfast casserole is brimming with vegetables. It’s perfect to feed a crowd on Christmas morning or at a festive brunch. vegetarian
Broccoli Cheese Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
Comforting and delicious hash brown breakfast casserole that is perfect for a weekend and holiday brunch. This cheesy breakfast casserole is made with broccoli and onions that are sauteed first and then, mixed with hash brown and extra cheese.
High Protein Egg Bake Casserole - Healthy and Easy
This healthy high protein egg bake casserole makes the perfect breakfast or brunch. Make ahead of time and reheat Christmas morning for an easy breakfast. Loaded with ham, feta sun dried tomatoes and spinach, it’s packed with protein and nutrients to keep you full until lunch.
Make Ahead English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches
An easy recipe for English muffin breakfast sandwiches that you can make ahead of time then pop in the oven or microwave for a fast & yummy breakfast.
Cheesy Spinach Mini Frittatas Breakfast Brunch Recipe
These Cheesy Mini Frittatas can be made the night before and then either enjoyed at room temp or heated up the next morning. Easy, customizable bite-sized breakfast for the busy holidays season!
Cranberry Pomegranate Baked Oatmeal
This Cranberry Pomegranate Baked Oatmeal is bursting with flavor and the perfect way to use up those leftover cranberries. Or, it’s a great make-ahead breakfast option for the holidays!
Nora Rusev says
These all look so delicious ? thank you for including my Slow Cooker French Toast, much appreciated!
Thank you for sharing it with us 🙂
Julia Frey says
Oh my goodness! So many great ideas I have such hard time deciding what to pick first!
I’m right there with you!