I love that time on Christmas morning after the kids have opened their stockings when we all sit down together and eat breakfast. It’s relaxing and quiet and a time for family connection. I used to rush around making the food after the stockings were done. The kids would get grouchy because they were hungry and I felt pressured to get something on the table. Now that I use make ahead recipes for Christmas morning breakfast, things are totally different.
The kids can eat right away because the food is ready and I don’t have to stress about cooking. Instead, I can enjoy my family and be in the moment with them. I love it!
What I do is pop whatever it is I’ve made ahead into the oven as soon as I come down the stairs. Then we can start opening stockings in the living room while the smell of deliciousness starts to creep in from the kitchen. And I don’t have to worry about anything because when we’re done, breakfast is ready to be eaten!
Make Ahead Recipes for Christmas Morning Breakfast:
If you’re looking for more of a make ahead brunch the whole family can enjoy, our make ahead french toast recipe is perfect.
This is one of the most requested meals for the kids’ birthday suppers and there are cries of joy whenever I announce that I am making it!
These make ahead pancake mini muffins are wonderful to have in the freezer.
The pictures don’t do it justice mainly because my attempt to make it look festive are not Pinterest worthy, but this is one of our favourites. We have it almost every year.
These simple breakfast hand pies can be made ahead and reheated one at a time for busy mornings.
Having ready to go breakfasts like these taco breakfast cups make mornings so much easier.
Making these everything bagels breakfast muffins ahead allows you to grab one on your way out the door or a busy Christmas morning!
This make ahead French Toast Casserole is great to pop in the oven for an easy weekend breakfast.
The handheld sandwiches are great for a large group.
This cheesy slow cooker hash brown casserole is perfect for potlucks, brunches or Christmas mornings. You can make it in the crock pot or the oven.
These are SO easy to make and you can prepare them ahead of time. You can make a ton of these in just minutes and store them in the fridge or freezer.
It only takes a few seconds to warm up in the microwave, and they taste YUMMY still! They last in the freezer about 3 months.
Mix and match your favourite toppings to make these freezer-friendly pancake muffins.
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