Breakfast ideas you can easily make ahead and serve for leisurely breakfasts during the holidays, special occasions, or busy mornings!

Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas from

When I first married, I was a bit overwhelmed with making breakfast when we had overnight guests for the weekend, especially during the holidays. I wanted to be able to serve a warm, inviting, comforting breakfast without having a huge mess in the kitchen. I also wanted to be able to enjoy spending time with everyone without anyone feeling like they should hurry into the kitchen in the morning to help me.

Now that we’ve been married for nearly 20 years, I know there are certain types of breakfast recipes that I turn to when we have guests for the weekend, for special occasions, and leisurely weekend brunches. And since our son was born, I learned that these same dishes are essential to get a hearty, homemade breakfast made throughout the week!

I think you might find them handy, too!

Breakfast Casserole | ©

Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast Casserole with Spinach, Bacon, and Mushrooms 

Baked French Toast

Cinnamon Apple Baked French Toast

Mushroom Bacon Breakfast Strata – The Pioneer Woman

French Toast Casserole – The Little Kitchen

Overnight Ham and Cheese Bake – Recipe Girl

Buffet Breakfast Casserole – Recipe Girl

Overnight Eggnog French Toast Bake – Table for Two




Mini Quiche

Easy Ham Frittata

Bacon and Mushroom Quiche

Ham and Gruyere Crustless Quiche 

Crustless Quiche with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Spinach 

Gouda Mushroom Frittata – She Wears Many Hats

Cowboy Quiche – The Pioneer Woman

Asparagus and Sun Dried Tomato Quiche – A Spicy Perspective

Mini Hash Brown Crust Quiche – Pizzazzerie


Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe from

Make Ahead Dishes

Cinnamon Muffins

Perfect Pancake Muffins

Cinnamon Rolls

Cranberry Orange Muffins 

Southern Tenderloin Biscuits

Buttermilk Waffles

Chocolate Chip Muffins 

Simple Coffee Cake

Homemade Granola

Raspberry Bars

Coconut Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pear Walnut Bread 

Cinnamon Apple Muffins

Breakfast Potatoes 

Pumpkin Banana Bread with Vanilla Bean Glaze

Lemon Blueberry Cornbread Muffins 

Ham and Cheddar Biscuits

Coconut Pecan Banana Bread

Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Chocolate Chip Espresso Pumpkin Bread 

Peach Bars 

Salted Caramel Banana Nut Muffins 

Bruleed Cherry Oatmeal 

Southern Fried Apples 

Slow Cooker Grits

Overnight Oatmeal 

Blueberry Muffins

Southern Ham Biscuits 

Homemade Breakfast Tarts 

Make-Ahead Breakfast Burritos

Banana Bread Muffins

Mini Sausage Quiche 

Blueberry Bundt Cake – Bake at 350



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