Quick or Make-Ahead Recipe Ideas for Christmas Breakfast? Good Questions

Quick or Make-Ahead Recipe Ideas for Christmas Breakfast? Good Questions

Emma Christensen
Dec 23, 2010

Q: I want to start a special Christmas breakfast tradition for my family (me, my husband, and our 4-year-old daughter). I just don't know a lot of breakfast recipes! Can you recommend anything?

It has to fit some qualifications. We don't want to spend too long cooking on Christmas morning, because we're going in the afternoon to my in-laws house, so it needs to be quick to make or prepped to go ahead of time. If it's pre-prepared, we have to be able to make it the morning before, or sooner, because we're spending Christmas Eve at my sister's house! Any good ideas? Thank you.

Sent by Tamara

Editor: What a sweet idea to start an annual Christmas tradition for your family! We also completely understand your need for something quick or that can easily be made ahead.

Happily, most breakfast casseroles can be made the day before, refrigerated, and baked the next morning. Even breakfast rolls can be made ahead, refrigerated, and then baked. You could also do something that's quick, but feels extra special, like making crepes for your whole family (fancier than pancakes!) or buttermilk biscuits with special holiday jams.

Take a look at these posts for some ideas:

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
Fresh and Light! Modern Breakfast Casseroles
Sticky Lemon Rolls with Cream Cheese Glaze (always a favorite!)
Sleep In! How to Make Breakfast Rolls Ahead of Time
Before the Turkey: 8 Breakfasts for Thanksgiving Morning

Readers, what are your favorite Christmas breakfasts?

Related: Breakfast on the Go: Scones

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