15 Best Make-Ahead Brunch Recipes

15 Best Make-Ahead Brunch Recipes

Emma Christensen
May 6, 2013

I love brunch, you love brunch — I think we're all on board for a good weekend brunch, yes?! The one problem with brunch, however, is figuring out how to make it without having to get up at the crack of dawn to start cooking. This is why we're bringing you a round-up of all our favorite make-ahead brunch recipes today, just in time for Mother's Day — or whatever plans you may have next weekend.

Sticky Lemon Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze

Once you start thinking about, a great many breakfast recipes are perfectly fine made ahead. Most yeasted breads, like our Sticky Lemon Rolls or the Monkey Bread, can be made right up to the point when you shape the bread, at which point you can refrigerate overnight and finish the recipe the next day. Frittatas and quiches are often even better the next day — the Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Quiche is a new favorite at my brunches.

I also love the idea of making individual fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt cups. They're so easy to make ahead and are fun for guests to grab from the buffet table, plus they make a healthy addition to the typical — and much loved — frosted rolls and rich egg dishes.

For more brunch inspiration and some tips on planning all the details to host a big brunch, take a look back at our Book Club Brunch series:

    Do you have a favorite make-ahead breakfast dish? Any tips for throwing a big brunch party?

Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage and Eggs

Overnight Buttery Streusel Coffee Cake

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