A good breakfast provides enough energy to get through the holidays.
Looking for an extra special holiday breakfast that’s still easy enough to pull off on a weekday? We’ve got you covered with our favorite prep- and make-ahead holiday breakfast recipes. Choose from muffins, coffee cakes, breakfast casseroles, and more Southern-style breakfast favorites.
Smoky Sausage and Grits Casserole
This hearty casserole, studded with smoked sausage and flavored with thyme, can be assembled up to four days ahead. Prep it in advance and wake everyone up with the comforting smell of sausage and cheese grits.
Sunny Skillet Breakfast
Recipe: Sunny Skillet Breakfast
Here’s a fun take on the usual potato hash and eggs. Made in a single skillet, this egg-topped potato bake makes a great holiday breakfast. Top with crisp chopped bacon if you like.
Apple-Pecan Streusel Muffins
Recipe: Apple-Pecan Streusel Muffins
Muffins are a perfect make-ahead breakfast. Everyone will love these lightly spiced muffins filled with chopped Granny Smith apples and topped with a sweet pecan streusel.
One-Dish Blackberry French Toast
Recipe: One-Dish Blackberry French Toast
If you’re serving French toast to a crowd, forget standing over the stove, spatula in hand. This French toast casserole bakes up in a single pan. Serve with warm maple syrup and vanilla yogurt for an extra special breakfast.
Cheddar Cheese Grits Casserole
Recipe: Cheddar Cheese Grits Casserole
You probably already have all of the ingredients on hand for this tender, fluffy, cheesy casserole. Serve with bacon and fruit salad on the side for a simple and satisfying breakfast.
Creamy Egg Strata
Recipe: Creamy Egg Strata
A strata is a savory bread pudding—and your new favorite brunch dish. It feeds a crowd, can be prepped in advance, and can be flavored in so many delicious ways. This version, made with Swiss and Parmesan cheese and a touch of nutmeg, is so rich and comforting.
Sticky Bun Pumpkin Muffins
Recipe: Sticky Bun Pumpkin Muffins
What do you get when you combine moist, spiced pumpkin bread with ooey-gooey sticky buns? Breakfast magic.
Bananas Foster Coffee Cake with Vanilla-Rum Sauce
Treat your crowd to something extra special with their orange juice and coffee. This tender crumb-topped coffee cake is perfect for a holiday brunch or Christmas morning breakfast.
Scrambled Egg Muffin Sliders
Recipe: Scrambled Egg Muffin Sliders
Muffins don’t have to be sweet. Surprise everyone with tasty, savory “sliders” split and filled with scrambled eggs. We love topping the muffins with salty, smoky bacon but you can omit it.
Sausage-Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
Frozen hash browns make this potato casserole super easy to assemble. Prep the entire dish the night before and bake it in the morning for a hot and savory breakfast everyone will love.