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20 Make-Ahead Christmas Morning Breakfasts So Good, Your Kids Will Pay Attention


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Opening presents leaves everyone hungry, and after weeks of shopping, planning, and preparing, the last thing you want to do is have to make breakfast for hungry kids. Instead of losing your morning to the kitchen, consider a breakfast that can be made ahead of time.

Christmas morning should be about fun and family. These recipes allow you to make them before the madness - some of them will keep in the freezer for weeks. They are so delicious that they will even lure your children from under the tree and to the table.

From muffins to casseroles, there's something on this list that your family will love.

1. Eggnog French Toast Bake

Break out the eggnog and get cooking! This French toast bake is perfect for the holidays. Prepare it the night before for a deliciously easy Christmas morning.

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2. Stuffed Breakfast Biscuits

These little biscuits pack a huge punch. They're full of everything that makes breakfast great - eggs, sausage, and cheese. Make a batch and be ready for breakfast.

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3. Overnight Hash Brown Casserole

If you are a lover of hash browns, this one is for you. This casserole is cheesy and full of potatoes. The best part? All you need to do is take it out of the fridge in the morning and put it in the oven.

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4. Cranberry Orange Muffins

The bright pop of cranberries and citrus are one of my favorite holiday flavors. These muffins are moist and tasty. Warm them up in the oven and serve with butter.

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5. Strawberry Apple Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal is perfect when you're looking for a breakfast to make ahead of time. This one is full of strawberries and apples - a sweet way to get the day started.

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6. Protein Packed Breakfast Bites

This recipe combines granola, yogurt, and fresh fruit into handheld bites. They're sweet, crunchy, and fruity. We can't get enough!

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7. Breakfast Burrito Casserole

Who doesn't love a breakfast burrito? They're tasty, but can be a pain to make. This casserole takes all of the hassles away and leaves you with a filling breakfast.

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8. Sausage, Spinach, and Gouda Strata

Stratas are great to make ahead of time. This one might sound too grown up for the kids but trust us. It's cheesy and full of delicious sausage. Everyone will be happy on Christmas morning.

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9. Baked Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal

Here's another baked oatmeal, but this one tastes like a peanut butter cup! This breakfast is so sweet, that it feels more like dessert.

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10. Cheesy Ham, Potato, and Bacon Casserole

This casserole is serious business - it calls for both ham AND bacon. This is the breakfast you need to fuel a day of family dinners and presents.

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11. Cinnamon Roll Bites

If your kids like cinnamon rolls, they'll love this breakfast. You can make this the night before and simply warm it in the oven. Serve it with some whipped cream to make it extra special.

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12. Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

It's Christmas! Why not surprise your kids by telling them they can have cookies for breakfast? These cookies are sweet and healthy and perfect to eat while unwrapping gifts.

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13. Maple Sausage, Apple, and Sage Strata

This strata has all the notes of fall. The flavors are reminiscent of everything that is great about fall and winter, and your family will love how tasty it is.

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14. Pancake Bites

Break out the mini muffin tin! These pancake bites are fun to make - the kids can help - and versatile. Top them with fruit, chocolate chips, or whatever you can dream up. They're sure to be a hit.

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15. Baked Blueberry Lemon French Toast

Blueberry and lemon might remind you of spring mornings, but they are just as tasty on Christmas. This French toast bake is bright and easy to put together. It's sure to become a staple in your household.

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16. Breakfast Enchilada Bake

This is a hearty recipe that proves that Enchiladas aren't just for dinner. It's full of flavor and will have your family leaving the tree to come to the table.

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17. Overnight Egg and Sausage Strata

This strata brings about the flavors of the classic breakfast sandwich. Throw it together on Christmas Eve, and put it in the oven while the family is going through their stockings.

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18. Gingerbread Waffles

Nothing says 'Christmas' like gingerbread. These waffles are a sweet delight. Make them ahead of time and heat them in the oven on Christmas morning. Bonus: your kitchen will smell great!

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19. Pecan Pie Baked Oatmeal

Here's another one that could double as dessert. Caramelized sugar and earthy pecans come together with oatmeal for a breakfast that will warm your belly and your soul.

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20. Breakfast Sandwich Sliders

These are great because they are filling and they allow you to personalize them. If you have a houseful of guests for Christmas, try putting together a big array of tiny sliders. Everyone will be happy!

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Watch: How to Make Pecan Cream Pies