Along with the busyness of the holidays come big appetites. We’ve got you covered!
Calendar pages are flipping fast, temps are dropping, which means the jolliest time of year is here. Yep, we’re talking the holiday season – we can hardly contain ourselves. The next month or two is all about fun, food and family. Are we right? Ummm… Yes, mostly. Not to be party-pooping grinches but we feel pressed to remind you that Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s also means super-packed schedules, overflowing to-do lists, not to mention all the entertaining and overnight guests.
Can we handle it? You bet! Rest easy, with planning and organization it’s all going to get done. Especially with a whole pile of make-ahead breakfast and brunch recipes that don’t require the cook getting up at the crack of dawn to ensure everyone’s happy and fed. After all, everyone needs a good night’s sleep, right?
Ready to try these morning recipes that will make your holiday mornings easier and delish? Us too!
Zucchini Spinach Frittata with Mini Heirloom Tomatoes
Call it a crustless quiche or call it a frittata. But whatever you do, don’t call us late for that family brunch. An easy way to use leftover veggies and feed a crowd too, this healthy brunch dish is ready – including prep time – in about 30 minutes. Get the recipe: Trial and Eater
Christmas Morning Spiced Bread
One of the best – or worst – things about the holidays is last minute guests. The solution? Stock the freezer with lots of yummy goodness. First step? Make a couple of loaves of this sweet, festive bread and you’ll be ready for anything. Imagine the possibilities: toast, french toast, bread pudding… We. Are. Drooling. Get the recipe: BBC Good Food
Salad at brunch? You bet. We all need something crunchy and colorful to balance out the indulgence of the holidays and this Asian-inspired salad fits the bill. With crunchy wonton crisps and fresh greens topped with a savory dressing and sweet pomegranate seeds, we think it should be renamed “Anytime Salad.” Get the recipe: Food & Wine
Blueberry Pie Overnight Oats
Even if you’ve got guests staying for the holidays, there’s no need for you to change your job title to ‘Short Order Cook’. Not when you’ve got overnight oats in your repertoire. Prep these individual-serving pots of goodness the night before and let your guests spoon them up at their leisure. This version is not only pretty to look at, but they’re extremely yummy too. Get the recipe: The Kitchn
Easy Low Carb Breakfast Casserole with Sausage
These days lots of people adhere to special food and diet restrictions. We’re talking gluten-free, low carb, keto, sugar-free and more. We know you’d never want one of your guests to go hungry, so it’s always a good idea to have a little something to please everyone on the menu – and this delish breakfast casserole fits the bill. The best part (besides it’s deliciousness) is that it practically makes itself. Less fuss, lots of flavor. Get the recipe: Food Faith Fitness
Sunny Side Up Hash Brown Breakfast Pizza
This take on breakfast pizza is sure to be a fan favorite. Start with a base of crescent roll dough top it with shredded hash browns. Then load it up from there. Love ham? Use that. Prefer sausage or bacon? Yum! Want it meat-free? Excellent choice! The recipe feeds a crowd but make sure you set aside a piece for yourself because it’s sure to be a popular addition to your breakfast or brunch. Get the recipe: Kudos Kitchen by Renee
Southwest Crockpot Breakfast Casserole
Holiday season mornings are sure to be busy, so breaking out the crockpot is almost a necessity. Prep and turn on before bed and wake up to the aromas and flavors of the Southwest. Customize as you like, changing up the cheese and adding or removing spice and heat, depending on your taste buds. Serve with a side of fruit salad and a sweeter bread, cornbread or even scones. Do we hear an Olè? Get the recipe: The Spruce Eats
Overnight Yeast Waffles
A brunch recipe round-up wouldn’t be complete without waffles. But why make it from a box when you can do it yourself while you sleep? This yeast-leavened, not-very-sweet waffle batter makes itself overnight. All you need is a waffle maker and an appetite and you’re all set. Top with syrup, fruit, jam, peanut butter or whatever you’d like. Pro tip: use extra waffles instead of bread for heavenly breakfast sandwiches. Make extra and freeze for speedy brekkies on the go. This is perfect addition to your holiday entertaining toolbox, don’t you think? Get the recipe: Foodess