Your kids are up at the crack of dawn and they want to see what Santa left for them—stat. Now is not the time to be cooking up an elaborate breakfast! Having foods that can be prepped in advance and cooked quickly—or that are simply ready-to-eat—is essential. And that’s why we’ve gathered up some make-ahead breakfast recipes that everyone in the family will love.
Granola bowls are quite possibly the easiest breakfast for Christmas morning—make the granola in advance then set it out with yogurt, milk, and fresh fruit so everyone can customize their own bowls. This gingerbread recipe is especially festive!
Gingerbread Hazelnut Granola from Vibrant Plate
Would you believe that this stunning bread is actually easy to make? It’s true! But you don’t have to tell anyone—you can let them be impressed with your baking prowess.
Cinnamon Sugar Star Bread from Tutti Dolci
In my humble opinion, French toast is much better when it soaks in custard overnight before being fried up. You have to start with very stale bread, but the results are totally worth it.
Nutmeg French Toast with Pears from Hello Glow
True story: oatmeal cups are one of my favorite things to keep in the freezer at all times for my toddler’s breakfasts. They are the best. And this gingerbread recipe makes them perfect for Christmas morning.
Meal Prep Gingerbread Oatmeal Cups from The Girl on Bloor
Pancakes are always fantastic for making in advance. Just heat them up when you’re ready to eat and douse in maple syrup!
Banana Eggnog Pancakes from Hello Glow
Cake for breakfast? Hush! It’s Christmas. You can have cake for breakfast. And this one is made with almond flour so it’s grain-free.
Cranberry Sour Cream Almond Cake from Cotter Crunch
If your family’s breakfast tastes lean more towards the savory, this protein-packed egg bake is sure to be a winner.
Make-Ahead Southwestern Quinoa Egg Bake from Hello Glow