The holidays are all about family and food. But no one wants to spend their entire day in the kitchen. We’ve come up with 6 delicious holiday brunch recipes that can be prepped or completely made ahead of time so that you can focus on what really matters this holiday season.
Of course we love the big holiday dinner. Mashed potatoes, ham, rolls — they’re staples. But, there’s something about a cozy holiday breakfast that just gets us in the holiday mood for the rest of the day.
We’ve gathered 6 delicious holiday brunches that can be prepared ahead of time (either mostly or completely) so that you can focus on what really matters this holiday season.
We’ve taken the classic Monte Cristo sandwich and turned it into a holiday brunch favorite. Our version takes the sweet and savory sandwich and makes it into a casserole sandwich bake, all topped with a mix of sour cream & eggy goodness. Our favorite part: It’s all prepped the night before. You just need to put it in the oven in the morning. Get the recipe
Making individual pancakes is time consuming, but they’re just as delicious baked in the oven on a sheet pan! These pancakes are just the cozy, fall treat you’ve been looking for. Apple, cinnamon and creamy cottage cheese makes a delicious pancake to feed the whole family. Combine the dry ingredients and measure out the wet the night before to make your morning simple. Get the recipe
If you want a holiday breakfast showstopper — this is it. A beautiful orange glaze and a bounty of sugared cranberries give the breakfast cake a festive, snow-dusted look. Plus, this cranberry orange holiday bundt can be made entirely in advance. Get the recipe
These french toast muffins are sweet and savory all wrapped up in one little package. They’re super easy to make, using french bread as a base, soaked in creamy eggnog, milk and cinnamon. Make the candied bacon in advance and pre-cut your bread to make assembly in the morning easy. Get the recipe
Looking for a holiday brunch that’s a bit lighter? This cottage cheese omelet bake is for you: Plenty of veggies, eggs and cottage cheese all in an oven-baked omelet. It’s low-carb and gluten-free. Get the recipe
If you’re looking for a “just pop it in the oven” type of holiday breakfast, this is it. This baked french toast is prepared completely the night before which lets the creamy mixture soak into the challah bread. All you have to do is wait 30 minutes to let this cozy batch of french toast bake. Get the recipe