Quick and Easy Holiday Breakfast Ideas for a Crowd
Recipes that’ll feed the whole gang, without having to get up at 6am to cook.
Sarah Burns · about 2 months ago
Spend With Pennies | Bakerita | The Loopy Whisk
What could be better than having the whole crew over for a festive holiday brunch? Not getting up at the crack of dawn to cook it all. Don’t slave away in the kitchen all morning – save time and energy with these breakfast recipes perfect for a hungry crowd, and sleep in a little!
Cheesy Breakfast Pizza
Nothing pleases like a pizza! Spend with Pennies shares a delicious swap out of the traditional tomato sauce/mozzarella toppings, replacing them with a combo of classic breakfast favorites, and a duo of melty cheeses. Keep things simple with a store bought crust, mix in veggies of your choosing, and you’ve got an irresistible crowd pleaser no matter how you slice it.
Sheet Pan Pancakes
Warm, fluffy, the perfect consistency for sopping up butter and syrup – what’s not to love about pancakes? Making them. Pouring, measuring mixing, pouring, waiting, flipping, and a heap of dirty dishes left in their wake. Skip the mess, because there’s an easier way: a genius, one-bowl, one-pan recipe by Sheri Silver. Prep the pan in the fridge overnight, pop it in the oven in the morning, and they’ll bake up light and fluffy in less than 20 minutes. Keep any leftovers wrapped in plastic wrap in the freezer, and pop them in a toaster for a breakfast treat anytime.
Everything Bagel Breakfast Casserole
Fans of make-ahead breakfasts, here’s one with everything! This recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction is a spin on a classic egg-bake style casserole, but loaded with texture, flavor – and of course – bacon. Bell pepper and tomato round out this recipe with their fresh flavors, and the layer of cream cheese baked over top will make this an instant hit with your holiday morning crowd!
Vanilla Brown Sugar Breakfast Polenta
If you’ve ever had polenta, chances are it was of the savory, cheesy variety. But if you’re craving a comforting, warm breakfast that feels fancier than everyday oatmeal, this recipe by the Brown Eyed Baker is what you’ve been searching for. She gives this classic Italian dish a sweet twist with vanilla and brown sugar, and the result is a creamy, decadent breakfast that’ll stick to your ribs on a cold morning.
Granola Breakfast Tarts with Yogurt and Berries
Vegan and gluten free brunch options are sometimes difficult to come by – especially if you live in a family of meat and gluten-eaters. Here’s a recipe the entire table will be clamoring over, Granola Breakfast Tarts by Bakerita. You can even do all the prep work ahead of time by making the shells, and storing them in the fridge till you're ready to eat. Just load ‘em up with scrumptious yogurt and berries, and breakfast is served.
Crock Pot Cinnamon Roll Casserole
Tantalizing with delicious smells wafting through every room, crockpots are definitely one of the best ways to make a meal – including breakfast! Show Me the Yummy will show you the way to cinnamon roll perfection in a crockpot, complete with classic cream cheese icing perfect for dipping or drizzling over top.
Farmer’s Market Overnight Breakfast Casserole
Bring ’em all over for brunch, but skip the morning baking. Dice up your veggies the night before, layer all the ingredients in a casserole dish, and store in the fridge till you’re ready for them the next day. It’s a delectable, easy, healthy recipe by Two Healthy Kitchens that’ll fuel up the fam on the good stuff without feeling stuffed.
French Breakfast Puffs
Cinnamon-sugar baked bliss! It’s not a muffin, and it’s not a donut, but maybe it’s somewhere in the middle, and whatever it is it’s definitely covered in buttery, sugary goodness. And you probably have everything you need to make up a batch already in your pantry! Pre-heat your oven and head over to The Merry Thought for the recipe and you could be enjoying your own batch within 45 minutes. Are they great for sharing? Sure, but if you want to make a “test” batch just for yourself, we won’t tell.
Vegan Cinnamon Pecan Sticky Buns
Dripping with decadent maple syrup caramel, and sprinkled generously with crunchy pecans, this is an epic recipe to add to your holiday breakfast repertoire. It’s a sweet, irresistible, cinnamony treat cooked up by Kat at The Loopy Whisk, with a recipe so easy, you could make any day a holiday. In fact, let’s all just collectively decide right now to replace Mondays with Sticky Bundays, and start the week out in the sweetest way possible!
Double Chocolate Zucchini Cake Donuts
Double the chocolate, double the fun – and with a “better for you” recipe like this, go ahead and eat more than one. This mouth-watering, chocolatey recipe by The Loopy Whisk makes creative use of zucchini for a moist, cakey donut with lots of flavor, without lots of unhealthy ingredients.
Lemon and Blueberry Bread
Bright, lemony flavors in a bread that’s bursting with blueberries is a breakfast table showstopper for sure! And you can’t go wrong with a recipe that can be pulled together in about ten minutes. King of quick breads, Michael over at Inspired By Charm shares this delightful recipe that will leave your home smelling as wonderful as this loaf looks!
Cranberry Orange Pull Apart Muffins
Don’t think your baking skills are up to the challenge of such an instagram-worthy breakfast? Sheri Silver – an accomplished baker herself – totally gets it. That’s why she concocted this ingenious pull apart muffins recipe using dough straight from a can. Buttery biscuit dough is layered with fresh cranberries, orange zest, and an ooey-gooey orange glaze for a delicious breakfast treat that won’t take all morning to make.
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