Make-Ahead Breakfast Ideas For Your Best Morning Ever
When the pressure is on to get a meal on the table, there’s nothing more comforting than knowing you’ve got it covered. With these make-ahead breakfast recipes, you can serve a weekend brunch crowd or have healthy breakfasts ready to go for the entire week. Whether you prefer a sweet French toast casserole, cheesy grits, or healthy overnight oats, these make-ahead breakfast recipes will have you waking up on the right side of the bed every day. The kids will love our Pancake Casserole and Best-Ever Sticky Buns, and your book group will love our Cinnamon Coffee Cake and Tomato-Herb Frittata. Whatever you decide to make, you can rest assured these breakfast recipes will be ready to go well before you’re serving. From delicious breakfast casseroles to fresh and light quiches, these make-ahead breakfast recipes are going to wake up your taste buds with minimal a.m. prep.
Asparagus and Goat Cheese Mini Quiches
You can make these quiches up to 2 days ahead. Chill in an airtight container and let the quiches come to room temperature before serving.
Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Casserole
You won’t be standing over a hot skillet while everyone else enjoys hot cake after hot cake. Bake pancakes in casserole form and you’ll be sitting down to breakfast right alongside your a.m. crowd.
Recipe: Baked Oatmeal
Honeycrisp apples, rolled oats, pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, and raisins are a few of the all-star flavors you’ll find in this baked oatmeal. Leftovers can be reheated or enjoyed cold the next day.
Tater Tot Breakfast Bake
Recipe: Tater Tot Breakfast Bake
This definitely isn’t a light option. If you’re looking for an indulgent way to start your day, try our Tater Tot Breakfast Bake. Tater tots are baked with eggs and milk and topped with sharp Cheddar cheese and thick-cut bacon.
Spinach-and-Broccoli Breakfast Bread Pudding
Fresh baby spinach and frozen broccoli florets are cooked into this savory bread pudding. Now, that’s one delicious way to eat your veggies.
Sausage-Stuffed Honey Buns
Recipe: Sausage-Stuffed Honey Buns
Everyone’s favorite breakfast treat gets a savory update with our Sausage-Stuffed Honey Buns.
Herbed Sausage Breakfast Casserole
Herbed Sausage Breakfast Casserole is layered decadence. On the bottom is a fluffy layer of hash browns that’s topped with cooked sausage and a vegetable mixture. The whole thing is topped off with milk, eggs, and a blanket of sharp Cheddar cheese.
Recipe: Sausage-Potato Frittata
This hearty casserole includes delicious flavors from smoked sausage, baby red potatoes, eggs, milk, and Monterey Jack cheese.
Bacon-and-Tomato Breakfast Casserole
All of our favorite omelet fillers go into one delicious casserole in our Bacon-and-Tomato Breakfast Casserole recipe.
Cinnamon-Pecan Breakfast Bread Pudding
Prep time for this recipe is only 12 minutes, but it will need to chill for at least 8 hours or up to 18 hours.
Recipe: Ambrosia Breakfast
Pre-make all the elements in this Ambrosia Breakfast the day before. Assemble in the morning and enjoy a quick, easy, and fresh breakfast that will keep you satisfied all morning.
Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole
Recipe: Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole
Sweet potatoes and savory breakfast sausage make a delicious pair. We used creamy mozzarella in this recipe, but feel free to swap in your favorite cheese variety.
Creamy Grits Mexi-Casserole
Recipe: Creamy Grits Mexi-Casserole
This might look like a breakfast recipe but, take it from us, it tastes just as good at dinnertime.
Recipe: Breakfast Enchiladas
Calling all Tex-Mex fans, this one is for you. To make this ahead of time, follow the process through Step 2. Cover the casserole and refrigerate until the next day. Before baking, let the casserole stand at room temperature for 20 minutes.
Cheesy Sausage-and-Croissant Casserole
This savory bread pudding recipe is a decadent combination of croissants, sausage, cheese, eggs, and cream. Serve with a fresh fruit salad.
Oven-Baked Buttermilk French Toast
Lemon brightens up this sweet and springy make-ahead French toast.
Caramelized Onion, Spinach, and Pork Strata
This hearty breakfast casserole starts with tender pork from the slow cooker.
Mini Cheese Grits Casseroles
Recipe: Mini Cheese Grits Casseroles
Prep the grits the night before and bake these adorable mini casseroles the day you’re hosting for easy, no-scoop serving.
Pancake Bake with Cinnamon Streusel
This bread pudding-like casserole will satisfy every family member’s sweet tooth.
Any-Berry Muffins with Cornmeal Streusel
Use whichever fresh berries you have on hand for these easy muffins.
Fig and Lemon Refrigerator Jam
Recipe: Fig and Lemon Refrigerator Jam
Put up the sweet taste of fresh figs with bright lemon for up to three months with this simple jam recipe.
Croissant Breakfast Casserole
Recipe: Croissant Breakfast Casserole
This breakfast casserole is our Test Kitchen’s latest favorite way to prep a big-batch brunch ahead of time.
Praline-Pecan French Toast
Recipe: Praline-Pecan French Toast
This totally decadent breakfast casserole is holiday-worthy.
No-Bake Granola Bars
Recipe: No-Bake Granola Bars
If you like a light breakfast, these grab-and-go homemade granola bars are perfect to have on hand.
Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Recipe: Cinnamon Coffee Cake
This will be your new go-to coffee cake recipe, trust us.
Hurry Up Homemade Crescent Rolls
Recipe: Hurry Up Homemade Crescent Rolls
You won’t believe how easy it is to mimic those crescent rolls you always have in your freezer.
Recipe: Tomato-Herb Frittata
This fresh frittata actually comes together with the help of your slow cooker.
Cinnamon Roll Casserole
Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Casserole
It’s hard to beat an ooey gooey cinnamon roll straight from the oven, but this big-batch casserole manages to do so.
Recipe: Banana Bread
A tried-and-true banana bread recipe that always hits the spot with a cup of hot coffee.
Recipe: Strawberry Jam
If you hate to see strawberry season go, savor their sweet flavor even longer with this homemade jam.
Slow-Cooker Buttermilk Grits
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Buttermilk Grits
Make a big batch of classic grits in the slow cooker and eat off it for breakfast all week long.
Creamy Egg Strata
Recipe: Creamy Egg Strata
Everyone at the table can enjoy this meatless dish that’s made extra-creamy from two types of cheese.
Best-Ever Sticky Buns
Recipe: Best-Ever Sticky Buns
Prepare these the night before, bake them the next morning, and enjoy how amazing your house smells.
Citrus Salad with Granola
Recipe: Citrus Salad with Granola
Bake this easy homemade granola ahead of time and throw together these cute parfaits before breakfast.
Overnight Eggnog-French Toast Casserole
This festive breakfast casserole couldn’t be more perfect for a Christmas morning brunch.
Bakeshop Blueberry Muffins
Recipe: Bakeshop Blueberry Muffins
You can get these classic muffins ready in less time than it would take you to drive to the grocery store and buy them.
Our Favorite Buttermilk Biscuits
Recipe: Our Favorite Buttermilk Biscuits
You’re only a few pantry-staple ingredients away from making our Test Kitchen’s signature biscuits.
Smoky Sausage-and-Grits Casserole
You can assemble this savory casserole up to four days in advance before baking.
Recipe: Pancake Casserole
We can turn just about anything into a casserole, and this recipe is proof it’s always going to be delicious.
Baked Oatmeal with Apple, Cranberries, and Pecans
If you’re tired of the egg-based breakfast casserole you always make, try out this not-overly-sweet big-batch oatmeal.
Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread
Recipe: Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread
This pretty bread is such a fun baking project, and we love it with a cup of hot tea.
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Recipe: Sweet Potato Biscuits
These fluffy biscuits only have a slight sweet potato flavor that doesn’t overwhelm from the classic buttermilk biscuits you love.
Overnight French Toast Casserole with Bourbon-Maple Syrup
A splash of bourbon enhances the maple syrup’s sweetness, but you can just as easily leave it out.
Recipe: Strawberry-Blueberry Jam
What’s better than one berry? Two, of course! This easy jam is made with the ease of your slow cooker.
Sorghum-Pecan Monkey Bread Muffins
Get ready to be amazed: These sticky-sweet muffins can be frozen safely for up to two years.
Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Roll Casserole
This sweet breakfast casserole is so good it’ll make you wish you had two slow cookers.
Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal
Recipe: Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal
This oatmeal is a simple, healthy way to get your day started.
Banana Bread French Toast Casserole
Your favorite banana bread is transformed into a sweet, big-batch breakfast the whole family will love.