You don’t actually have to slave away in the kitchen all morning on Christmas day to enjoy a decadent breakfast or brunch. It is totally possible to have a relaxing, leisurely meal on Christmas morning without barely lifting a finger.
Twas the night before…
These recipes require all of the prep the night before, so all you have to do in the AM is turn on your oven. Your impressed family will think the elves did it. You can savor watching the kiddos open their presents, stay in your pajamas until noon (at the very least), and enjoy more of the magic that is Christmas morning.
All I want for Christmas is some Le Creuset…
Start your make-ahead breakfasts with a little jingle for your jangles. Let Santa know you want to add some dash to your breakfast making routine with these 6 kitchen essentials.
Le Creuset stoneware syrup jar / KitchenAid Pro Line series waffle iron / Marin rectangular white bakers / Noble Tonic 01: Tuthilltown Bourbon Barrel Matured Maple Syrup / Feed Dinnerware Set / KitchenAid spatula set
Visions of sugarplums…
First on our nice list: 7 treats guaranteed to please the sweet tooths in your family, followed by 13 savory stratas and casseroles that will make you melt faster than Frosty in front of a fire. On Comet, on Cupid!
We’d rather you not bring us a figgy pudding, but you can definitely bring us any one of these dreamy morsels on Christmas morning. Your house will smell like butter and cinnamon. What could be better?
Overnight Blueberry French Toast Casserole from Deliciously Yum
Marzipan & Orange Blossom Morning Buns from Love & Olive Oil
Overnight Yeast Waffles from Foodess
Overnight Chocolate Chip-Toffee Monkey Bread from Portuguese Girl Cooks
Baked Baguette French Toast from Dash and Bella
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Rolls from Creme de la Crumb
Overnight Eggnog French Toast Bake from Table for Two
Tidings of bacon and cheese…
Let’s face it, we need protein to sustain us through all of the unwrapping and entertaining that ensue on Christmas morning. That’s where our good friends bacon and eggs come in.
For some super sustenance and a meal that will stick to your bones, these breakfast stratas and casseroles are just what we want from Santa this year.
Cheesy Ham and Potato Bacon Casserole from Oh Sweet Basil
Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding with Sausage and Gruyere from Soup Addict
Overnight Egg and Breakfast Sausage Strata from Just a Taste
Ham and Cheese Breakfast Souffle Casserole from FoodieCrush
Savory Bread Pudding with Apples, Chard, Pancetta and White Cheddar from Bird & Cleaver
Make-Ahead Sausage Breakfast Casserole from Fifteen Spatulas
Eggs Benedict Strata from Taste and Tell
Easy Cheesy Breakfast Casserole from Gimme Some Oven
Clear the Fridge Bread Pudding from The Little Epicurean
Overnight Ham and Cheese Bake from Recipe Girl
Strata with Mushrooms, Sweet Potato and Bacon from Five and Spice
Spicy Breakfast Strata with Chorizo, Red Pepper and Cheddar from Inquiring Chef
Make it a great day friends, and cook something good. And make it the night before 🙂 .
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