I've been holding out as long as possible to pull my slippers out from the back of the closet, but now that chilly fall mornings have settled in for good, I find the day can't begin until I slip into them. With the change in the weather also comes the need for a warm breakfast to wake up to. And assembling one ahead of time is the smartest way to actually make it happen.
These 15 savory and sweet recipes can be prepared in advance and tucked in the fridge before you go to bed. In the morning, when you finally decide to come out from under the covers, all you have to do is put it in the oven to bake. That means you can go about your morning (read: drink plenty of coffee) without having to worry about making breakfast!
Breakfast casseroles and egg bakes are solid make-ahead options all year long, but during the fall months we like to fill them with ingredients that mark the season, like crispy apples, tender sweet potatoes, and hearty kale.
- Spicy Kale and Sweet Potato Egg Bake
- Sausage and Greens Breakfast Casserole
- Apple, Sausage, and Smoked Cheddar Breakfast Casserole
- Breakfast Polenta Squares with Spinach & Bacon
- Sweet Potato & Spinach Breakfast Strata
- Bacon Gruyère Egg Bites
- Black Forest Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
There are some mornings when only something sweet will fit the bill. Those types of mornings seems to be even more frequent during the cooler fall months, don't they? Luckily, there are plenty of cinnamon-spiced, make-ahead breakfasts to choose from, like bread pudding, scones, and baked French toast.