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25 Easy Make Ahead Christmas Breakfast Ideas

Spend more time enjoying your time with family and friends with these easy make-ahead Christmas breakfast ideas everyone will love! No need to spend your Christmas morning in the kitchen!

These delicious breakfast or brunch recipes for Christmas day are the perfect way to start your celebrations.


There is enough cooking, cleaning, wrapping and entertaining going on in December to leave you wishing you had extra time to enjoy all the fun Christmas day activities.

One thing you shouldn’t have to think too hard about is Christmas morning breakfast!

Whether you are having a cozy Christmas morning with your immediate family members or putting on an extravagant occasion for extended family and friends, these Christmas make ahead breakfast ideas will keep you from missing out on all the morning fun!

Make sure you also check out these perfect side dishes for Christmas dinner and ideas for leftover ham and leftover turkey!

Tips For Making-Ahead Meals

The idea of making meals ahead of Christmas is pretty great.

Less to do on the day so you can sit back and enjoy the moments with your family and friends instead of rushing back and forth to the kitchen.

If you are making just for your household, it can be pretty simple.

And if breakfast isn’t the meal you want to start with, turn it into make-ahead Christmas brunch once the extended family and friends arrive, straight after the gift exchange fun.

Christmas morning table

If you are entertaining for breakfast or brunch, these tips will help:

  • Know how many people you are expecting for breakfast or brunch
  • Find out if your guests have any dietary needs
  • If slow cooking or baking overnight, take care to do this safely
  • For bread and baked goods, wait until they cool before putting in an airtight container to prevent sweating
  • Consider 2 or 3 different make-ahead dishes if entertaining for a crowd
  • Fresh fruit and yogurt are perfect accompaniments
  • Cut up fruit the day before or go with single items that require no prep like fresh strawberries, bananas, apples, mandarins, grapes etc

Make Ahead Christmas Casseroles For Breakfast

If you are looking for an easy breakfast casserole for a make-ahead Christmas breakfast, these will definitely save you time on Christmas morning and make the whole family happy.

They can be prepared the night before and re-heated ready to eat. Or even better, a slow cooker overnight breakfast casserole that is ready to eat once the excitement eases and hunger sets in.

Overnight Cinnamon Eggnog French Toast Casserole – Enjoy the sweet flavours of French toast minus spending ages in the kitchen flipping toast in the pan.

Eggnog french toast

Monte Cristo Style Breakfast Casserole – A yummy loaded casserole with filling flavours to keep everyone full until Christmas dinner.

Monte cristo breakfast bake

Slow Cooker Keto Mexican Breakfast Casserole – The flavours of Mexican in this delicious make-ahead slow cooker casserole.

Crock pot mexican breakfast casserole

Breakfast Casserole With Bacon – This loaded casserole with cheese and bacon and a fresh salsa style burst of flavour on top.

Breakfast casserole with bacon

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole – Just like a giant hashbrowns to share!

Tater tot breakfast casserole

Sourdough Egg Breakfast Casserole – Easier than eggs on toast with this sourdough breakfast casserole.

Sourdough breakfast egg casserole recipe

Overnight Chai Eggnog French Toast Casserole Another twist on the eggnog French toast casserole, topped with slithered almonds and fresh mint.

Make ahead french toast casserole

Cheesy Potato Breakfast Casserole Who says you can’t have potato bake for breakfast? This potato casserole is a hearty breakfast to kick off the festivities.

Breakfast potato casserole

Overnight Gingerbread French Toast Bake Gingerbread flavours in an overnight French toast casserole. Yum! Plus this baked french toast is much easier than doing 2 bread slices at a time!

Gingerbread breakfast bake french toast

Bacon And Egg Biscuit Casserole This bacon and egg biscuit casserole is the perfect mix of breakfast and holiday flavours.

Bacon and egg biscuit casserole

Baked Bacon Tomato Feta Frittata – This easy oven baked frittata recipe works with any ingredients you have on hand, including leftovers and it’s also a super easy make-ahead alternative to bacon and eggs!

Oven baked tomato frittata

Make Ahead Breakfast Muffins

There is no denying how much I love muffins for convenience. Lunch box muffins are great for school kids, but they also make a perfect make-ahead holiday breakfast.

You could put together a mix of healthy breakfast muffins if you are looking for easy make ahead Christmas brunch ideas while entertaining. And you don’t just need to stick with classic blueberry muffins either.

Applesauce Oat Banana Muffins – Loaded with healthy oats, applesauce and banana, these are a family favourite in our household!

Banana muffins with applesauce

Walnut & Pear Muffins – Our other favourite muffin recipe, the sweet pear combined with the walnut crunch makes these a perfect breakfast muffin for Christmas day.

Walnut and pear muffins

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins – Sometimes treats are okay for breakfast, right? These banana chocolate chip muffins are a fun way to start Christmas morning.

Banana muffins with chocolate chips

Carrot Ham Cheese Muffins – These savoury muffins with hidden veggies are a good way to start the day.

Savoury breakfast muffins

Mango Banana Yogurt Muffins – Sweet yogurt pieces, banana and Greek yogurt make up these yummy breakfast muffins.

Mango banana yoghurt muffins

Breakfast Egg Muffins – Have bacon and eggs ready to go in advance with these muffin cup size portions.

Egg muffins

Make Ahead Bread & Pullapart Recipes

If you don’t want to worry so much about having to reheat or keep warm on Christmas morning, bread and pull-apart rolls are fantastic to bake the day before.

Many of these would be ideal make-ahead breakfast recipes to freeze too.

Crescent Bacon Breakfast Ring – The best thing about this breakfast ring, aside from the yummy flavours, is the fact that it looks the part too. A festive wreath you can eat!

Crescent bacon breakfast ring

Amazingly Moist Cranberry Bread Recipe – Sweet breakfast bread to enjoy with family and friends.

Cranberry orange banana bread

Apple Pull-Apart Bread – This pull-apart bread is a simple make-ahead brunch or breakfast idea that everyone can help themselves too, even while doing fun things like opening gifts together!

Apple pull apart bread

Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread – Monkey bread is a fun sweet breakfast idea as a special Christmas morning treat and this one brings in those favourite flavours of cinnamon rolls.

Cinnamon roll monkey bread make ahead christmas breakfast recipes

Check out these incredible yet simple Charcuterie boards and grazing platters for more Christmas breakfast inspiration.

More Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas

In case you need even more ideas for Christmas breakfast for kids and adults, these ideas are great on their own or as part of a combination paired with any of the other delicious breakfast recipes above.

Put together a complete pre-prepared breakfast or brunch banquet fit for kings and queens for your festive morning.

Greek Yogurt Fruit Bark – A quick way to enjoy a morning yogurt, fruit and oats. Plus it takes less than 5 minutes to match up a batch the night before.

Greek yogurt fruit bark

Apple Pie Turnovers – Enjoy sweet apple pie flavours in easy to eat sized portions. They are a lovely twist on a classic breakfast pastry.

Apple pie turnovers

Slow Cooker Cranberry Almond Overnight Oatmeal – Overnight oats are always a simple option to make ahead and even better when it’s in the slow cooker!

Slow cooker cranberry oatmeal

Cheese and Bacon Scrolls – These grab and go 2 ingredient scrolls are made with Greek yogurt and flour, with your favourite toppings added in.

Hawaiian pizza scrolls

You can also make ahead fruit salad, muesli with dried fruit, bacon and eggs or waffles or pancakes that can be reheated and any of your favourite sweet baked goods or sticky buns. After all, your holiday breakfast can be a once a year treat.

With all these delicious Christmas breakfast ideas, your biggest challenge now will be deciding which to make. And best of all… no missing out on all the festive fun with the rest of the family while you are cooking in the kitchen! If you need more ideas for your Christmas day menu, check out these lunch food ideas for entertaining too.

I hope these Christmas day breakfast ideas help save you time you can instead spend having fun!

What about those Christmas Day leftovers? Check out these delicious ideas for using leftover Christmas ham and leftover Turkey so that you can enjoy your leftovers in a whole different way over the coming days.

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