Make ahead Christmas breakfasts will make your life so much easier! Whether you choose a recipe to make a few days before, or one you can heat and serve the morning of, we’ve got something for everyone. Sweet, savory, vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, and dairy-free – we’ve got you covered!
1. Speculaas Spiced Baked Oatmeal With Pears
While a cookie oatmeal sounds super-decadent, this speculaas spiced baked oatmeal has no actual cookies. Instead it relies on the hearty flavours of speculaas cookies to bring a little breakfast magic to the table. Using natural sweeteners, whole-grains, and fibre-rich ingredients, it will help balance out all those extra decadent dishes that will garnish your morning breakfast spread.
2. Vegan Apple Cinnamon Buns With Cream Cheese Icing
These gooey vegan apple cinnamon buns are the perfect Christmas morning treat. A base of enriched vegan dough is combined with fresh apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon, then topped with a simple vegan cream cheese icing.
3. White Wine Bread Pudding
4. Next Level Chocolate Hazelnut Granola
We think of Next Level Chocolate Espresso Hazelnut Granola as a heartier, crunchier, healthier cousin to Nutella. Is it breakfast or dessert? It’s debatable; We’ll let you decide.
5. Flaky Currant And Chevre Scones With Cardamom And Black Pepper
These flaky currant and chevre scones are perfectly balanced with a flaky, buttery pastry, creamy and tangy chevre strewn throughout, tart currants, and spicy black pepper. The addition of ground cardamom adds a warm sweetness that won’t stand out immediately, but would be lacking without it. Swap in dried currants for Christmas morning breakfast.
6. Whole Wheat Chocolate Beet Muffins
Super chocolatey, and loaded with fibre and protein-packed nuts and seeds, these whole wheat chocolate beet muffins are a great Christmas morning snack with coffee.
7. Apple Cheddar Loaf Cake
Is it a loaf or is it a cake? Either way, it doesn’t really matter, because this apple cheddar loaf cake is what our sweet and salty flavour dreams are made of.
8. New York-Style Sourdough Bagels With Roasted Garlic Labneh
Crisp, chewy, and fluffy New York-style sourdough bagels with roasted garlic labneh will take your everyday bagel and cream cheese up a notch or two for Christmas morning.
9. Ham & Blue Cheese Scones
There are few things we enjoy more than a buttery, flaky, well-crafted scone. Warm and crispy from the oven, smothered in butter or savory whipped cream, these ham & blue cheese scones are the epitome of indulgent make ahead Christmas breakfasts.
10. Overnight Raspberry Sticky Buns With Cardamom And Ginger
You can prepare these overnight raspberry sticky buns the night (or even the afternoon) before you want to serve them. Simply wrap them up in plastic wrap, and refrigerate until the following morning. When you get up, pull them from the fridge, and set them somewhere warm while the oven preheats.
11. Multigrain Banana Spice Waffles With Espresso Maple Syrup
These multigrain banana spice waffles make a nourishing and simple breakfast for Christmas morning. Make the batter the night before. In the morning toss together some fresh fruit with mint, honey, and lime juice, and by the time the cozy scent of these waffles fills the air, you’ll be ready with an elegant breakfast you can sit down and enjoy.
12. Orange Macadamia Nut Challah Bread Pudding With Coconut Crème
Make this orange macadamia nut challah bread pudding the night before and pop it in the oven in the morning. It’s best to serve it warm out of the oven topped with some fruit, but there is also no reason you couldn’t munch on it at room temperature.
13. Vegan Apple Cranberry Crisp
This vegan apple cranberry crisp, with its sweet-tart fruit blend, warming cinnamon, and oatmeal cookie-like crisp is everything make ahead Christmas morning breakfasts should be. And extra on the oat crisp please, because we all know that’s the best part!
14. Peach & Saffron Pastries
These peach and saffron pastries are tasty, however, because they can dry out a bit on top we recommend a drizzle of honey to finish.
15. Overnight Blueberry Granola Rye Waffles
This recipe for overnight blueberry granola rye waffles can be stirred up quickly in the evening for the simplest of make ahead Christmas breakfasts. Just griddle them up on Christmas morning so everyone gets fresh, fluffy waffles, and you get extra time to relax. They also freeze well between sheets of parchment and can be popped in the toaster for an even faster version.
16. Nutty Seedy Baked Granola
This seedy nutty baked granola is awesome straight up with milk, sprinkled over yogurt, or even topped on chia pudding or smoothie bowls. Make it up to two weeks before Christmas and store in an airtight container with a lid.
17. Vegan Strawberry Streusel Loaf
A quick and healthy Christmas morning alternative is this vegan strawberry streusel loaf made from a base of sprouted spelt flour and low in refined sugar. If you don’t have fresh strawberries available, opt for frozen ones, however, you may need to extend the baking time by 10-15 minutes.
18. Raspberry Rose & Honey Labneh Turnovers
Raspberry rose & honey labneh turnovers are an interesting departure from the classic cinnamon buns on Christmas morning.
19. Blueberry Buttermilk Waffles With Whisky Maple Butter
These blueberry buttermilk waffles are studded with juicy blueberries and topped with a delicate whisky maple butter. Perfect Christmas morning family gatherings.
20. Vegan Cinnamon Buns With Chocolate & Figs
Vegan cinnamon buns with dark chocolate and figs, drizzled with orange vanilla bean glaze, make an indulgent treat for Christmas morning breakfast.
21. Croissant Bread Pudding With Bourbon, Chocolate, & Pecans
When it comes to make ahead Christmas breakfasts, croissant bread pudding with Bourbon, chocolate, and pecans is a decadent grown up treat.
22. Maple-Poached Pears With Black Sesame Granola
You can make both the maple poached pears and black sesame granola ahead of time. Keep the pears in the fridge until you’re ready to serve, and store the granola in a container with an airtight lid. On Christmas morning, simply serve both over a spoonful of yogurt. Keep a jar of maple syrup on the table and let your guests help themselves.
23. Brown Butter & Roasted Squash Bread Pudding With Butterscotch
Brown butter & roasted squash bread pudding is not just simple and seasonal, but the elements can be prepped in advance and mixed the night before.