Make-Ahead Recipes for Thanksgiving Morning

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Last week, I wrote about keeping the kitchen as clean and free of non-Thanksgiving prep in the day or two before the big day. You can order takeout the night before, but what about breakfast itself on Thanksgiving morning? The house smells amazing, but every cooking surface is bubbling with delicious holiday goodness and the oven is absolutely out of commission, monopolized by turkey and stuffing on track to be served late afternoon. What is there to munch on for breakfast, that's simple and still special?

Check out these make-ahead breakfast ideas that are sure to please your kitchen schedule and tide you over until the big meal.

One of the great things about breakfast baked goods for the morning of a holiday is that they can be prepared a few days in advance. This way, nothing gets added to the already long queue of items. Although egg casseroles and baked French toast can be prepared 80% in advance, they still usually require the oven the day of, which can put a kink in things.

However, items like coffee cake or muffins can even be prepared farther in advance, kept in the freezer, and put out to thaw the night before. The result is a satisfying bite over your morning coffee before embarking on the all day cooking adventure that is Thanksgiving. Best to start off such a cooking intensive day perfectly, am I right?

6 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Thanksgiving

What are your favorite easy but special breakfast items to serve on Thanksgiving morning?

(Image credits: Megan Gordon)

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