10 make-ahead breakfast ideas to make Christmas morning easy

There's even something in here for tiny vegetarians.

Easy Make Ahead Christmas Breakfast Recipes
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The perfect Christmas breakfast feels festive, keeps little kids going all morning, and most importantly, won't hide anyone in the kitchen for more than a few minutes.

Here are 10 of our favorite make-ahead breakfasts to check out, mama.


3-ingredient shortcut fruit pastry

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Add cherry or apple filling. You'll never guess the secret ingredient that makes this so simple.

Breakfast pockets filled with ham, egg, spinach + cheese

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These little pockets are made possible by one secret shortcut ingredient. (They'll never know.)

Slow cooker gingerbread oats

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What's more festive than gingerbread? What's more wholesome than oats? Together these gorgeous flavors mix together all night long.

Whole wheat crepes

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Did you know you can make these crepes ahead of time? Just reheat in a buttered pan on the big day and slather with your favorite fillings: Nutella, bananas and peanut butter, fresh fruit and more.

Baked apple fritters

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That's right, not a drop splattering oil anywhere. Just put the dough together the night before, arrange on a baking sheet and pop in the oven when you're ready.

Baked french toast with blueberries

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This showstopper looks amazing but the best part is how easily you can put it together ahead of time to gently warm when you need it.

Spinach and cheese strata

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This savory version of French toast is sure to be a hit, especially with tiny vegetarians.

Super simple cranberry scones with whole oats

Literally bursting with fresh cranberries and toasty whole oats, you won't be able to stop making these surprisingly simple scones. Whip up the dough a couple of days prior and refrigerate until you're ready to bake them off.

Baked croque monsieur bread pudding

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Ham, eggs and cream all bubbling together in one lucky pan. What's a nicer way to start a holiday?

Strawberry jam bars with oats

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Buttery clusters of oatsButtery clusters of oats nestled among sweet strawberry jam, think of these as the much more decadent version of cereal bars.

Charity Curley Mathews is a former executive at Martha Stewart and HGTV who's now a family food writer, blogging at Foodlets.com. That's where you'll find quick & easy recipes (packed with fresh ingredients) plus tried-and-true advice about raising little foodies. She's been featured on Food Network.com, Huffington Post, WHUP radio, ABC 11-TV and more. The author of four cookbooks, including "Super Simple Baking for Kids", she lives on a small farm in North Carolina with her family of six, plus their rescue dogs, bunnies, chickens and bees.