I’m all about planning ahead when it comes to food but on the big holidays it can be easy to focus on the big event or meal and forget about breakfast or brunch. Sure, you could just pop a few bagels in the toaster and call it a day but what if breakfast could be better and still easy? Here are 8 yummy holiday brunch recipes that you can prepare the night before and pop it in the oven while gifts are being opened on Christmas morning or while your coffee brings you back to life on New Year’s Day.
Clementine Cranberry Baked Oatmeal – Clementines and cranberries just scream winter cheer to me. Plus baked oatmeal is hearty and filling on a cold morning. This is one of my favorite breakfasts and it is so easy. Make it the day before and pop it in the fridge to heat up in the morning.
Easy Cream Chipped Beef – This is my favorite comfort food breakfast because it can be pulled together in no time. If you make this ahead of time and it will really blend all those yummy flavors together and be easy to heat up while the toast is made.
Lemon Blueberry French Toast Bake – I do love the combination of citrus and fruit and lemon blueberry reminds me of warm sunshiny days. This breakfast is almost like dessert with those donuts in there, making it the perfect brunch idea. It’s so easy to prep ahead.
Tater Tot Casserole – Who doesn’t love a good tater tot casserole? This one is so easy to make ahead. I would use a maple chicken sausage or a little bit of ham for the meat. If you make this recipe for New Year’s Brunch, and have ham for Christmas, dice some leftovers and throw them in the freezer to add.
Donut Breakfast Sandwiches – I’m melting just thinking of these breakfast sandwiches. They are not completely prep ahead but they are the perfect way to refuel after a long crazy day and evening before. I have serious feelings for these special sandwiches. You can make the bacon (or sausage) ahead of time then “toast” the donuts while the eggs are cooking. So worth every moment. Just try it.
Mushroom and Onion Frittata – Yummy, easy, and Paleo, this delicious egg skillet is packed with flavor and nutrition. You could easily mix it the night before and cook it quickly in the morning.
Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal – It’s never the wrong time of year for pumpkin and the way this scents your house will make you want breakfast immediately, so make this beauty the night before and pop it in the fridge for morning brunch.
Applesauce Baked Oatmeal – Allergy Friendly and sure to please the non-adventurous eater, applesauce baked oatmeal is an everyday kind of event in our house that the kids still get excited to have for “special” breakfast.