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Make-Ahead Breakfast Ideas

Start the morning on the right foot with any of these scrumptious make-ahead breakfast and brunch recipes. Each one is a crowd-pleaser, perfect for when you have guests.


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    • Bacon-Mushroom Quiche with Gruyere and Thyme

      Decadent Gruyere cheese and bacon combine with fresh mushrooms and thyme to create a full-flavor filling surrounded in a flaky piecrust for the ultimate make-ahead breakfast.

    • Blueberry Surprise French Toast Casserole

      The secret to this blueberry-studded breakfast casserole is pockets of luscious, melty cream cheese. Top it off with your favorite breakfast syrup for a sweet finish.

    • Cranberry-Orange Tea Ring

      Simple scissorwork is all it takes to give this gorgeous tea ring its unique look. A final drizzle of orange-flecked icing makes it irresistible.

    • Poblano-Chorizo Strata

      Sausage, poblano peppers, and oregano flavor this colorful Mexican-style dish. A sprinkling of queso fresco adds a delicious finishing touch.

    • Spicy Apricot & Sausage Braid

      This beautiful braided bread is worth a little extra effort for the tender, spicy-sweet results. It makes an exciting addition to your brunch buffet or a hearty snack for holiday guests.

    • Video: How to Make Your Own Bread Braid

      Learn how to make a beautiful braided bread.

    • Peach-Prosciutto Cornmeal Muffins

      Chopped peaches and prosciutto add a distinct sweet and salty twist to the classic cornmeal muffin. For added sweetness, serve them with honey or peach preserves; if you prefer a saltier flavor, serve with butter.

    • Overnight Cranberry Coffee Cake

      Tart, citrusy, and buttery, this slightly crumbly cake is perfect paired with coffee for breakfast. Pecans or walnuts would work in place of almonds, if you prefer.

    • Bagel-Lox Strata

      The bagel-and-cream-cheese breakfast is elevated to a new level with the addition of lox-style salmon, eggs, and herbs in this breakfast strata.

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      How to Poach Eggs

      Watch how easy it is to poach eggs to serve in your holiday recipes.

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      Baked Apple-Spice Doughnuts

      Shredded apple, spices, and a dusting of cinnamon-sugar give these doughnuts fabulous fall flavor. And because they’re baked and not fried, you can indulge without guilt.

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      Ham Souffle Roll

      The souffle is spread in a shallow pan and baked, then topped with ham and cheese and rolled into a spiral. The result is an elegant brunch entree that’s sure to impress.

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      Spicy Brunch Lasagna

      Layer upon rich, decadent layer of sausage, cheese, pasta, potatoes, and creamy Alfredo sauce will satisfy even the largest appetite. If you have any chives or green onion left over, sprinkle them on top for a fresh garnish and a pop of color.

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      Baked Oatmeal

      Baking fruit-filled oatmeal is an excellent way to use up any leftover fruit in the house. Don’t worry about which fruits work together best -- any combination is delicious.

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      Caramel-Pecan French Toast

      Gooey caramel, crunchy pecans, and tender bread offer an unforgettable taste sensation for anyone with a sweet tooth at breakfast.

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      Baked Denver Strata

      The classic Denver omelet is transformed into a one-dish meal complete with veggies, meat, English muffins, cheese, and, of course, eggs. Serve with a side of your favorite fresh fruit to get all the food groups.

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      Easy Chocolate-Almond Croissants

      Chocolate croissants are a staple at any pastry counter. You'll quickly discover you can create an equally delicious treat at home in a jiffy with this shortcut make-ahead version.

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