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Easy Breakfast Ideas for a Crowd

easbreakfast ideas for a crowd

It’s no secret breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.

However, when hosting company, sometimes it’s a challenge to have something ready early-morning for a large gang! Since my morning is always super BUSY – I like to plan ahead for an easy breakfast to enjoy. Here’s some of my favorite hassle-free ideas. 

Easy Christmas Breakfast

Bagels + Pastries Spread

A bagel and muffin spread is perfect for a busy morning, especially if you have lots of guests coming and going. I’d recommend store bought bagels unless you can get to pick up fresh ones the morning of (since bakery bagels will go stale if purchased a day ahead). Get at least one bagel per person, and be sure to pre-slice. Grab a few fun cream cheese spreads – or whip up your own (try 8oz of cream cheese + 2 tbsp honey + 2 tbsp brown sugar!). Mini muffins, fresh fruit, coffee, and juices are perfect additions as well. 

Mexican Breakfast Casserole

Think of everything in a great homemade breakfast baked together to perfection. Eggs, peppers, ground beef, onions, and hash browns come together in this recipe from The Whole Cook. I love this Mexican spin on an old classic, and it’s even Whole 30 + Paleo friendly! 

Easy Christmas Breakfasts

Photo: Oven Baked Apple Pancake – Seasoned Sprinkles

Oven Baked Apple Pancake

This recipe from Seasoned Sprinkles sounds absolutely delicious. Brown-sugared apples baked in with a creamy batter and baked to perfection – throw it in when you wake up and it’ll be ready in just 45 minutes!  Make the morning even easier by cutting the apples the night before (just preserve in a little lemon-lime soda to keep from browning too much). 

Blackberry Baked Oatmeal

For clean eats, I love following what Veronika over at The Healthful Ideas is making. Her blackberry baked oatmeal looks easy, delicious and diet-friendly (this recipe is a single serve, so for a crowd just multiply accordingly). Plus I’m totally jealous of her stunning photography!

 Easy Christmas Breakfast Ideas

DIY Waffle Bar

Everyone loves waffles! Make the waffle mix in a pitcher in the morning and set it by the waffle iron (honestly I’d just use a box mix, but you can find a great homemade recipe here). Place all the fixings nearby – fresh berries, chocolate chips, whip cream, syrup, and butter. 

Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake

If you haven’t had this one yet, you are definitely missing out! It’s basically a french toast base (egg, milk, vanilla) poured over cut up refrigerated cinnamon roll dough. Top with maple syrup before baking and finish with the cinnamon roll frosting. It’s really easy and great to make the night before (I use a foil pan – no mess), and it bakes up perfectly the next morning. It beats every other french toast bake recipe I’ve tried! Watch the quick Tasty video and get the recipe here

Easy Breakfast Ideas

DIY Yogurt Parfait Bar

If you’re having an early Christmas dinner and would like to keep breakfast on the lighter side, a yogurt parfait bar is another great self-serve option. Provide a couple tubs of plain and vanilla yogurt, fresh fruit, granola, chocolate chips, and crushed cookies for toppings. Wide-mouth mason jars like these make great parfait holders! 

Crescent Roll Cheese Danish Squares

These cheese danish squares from Ava’s Alphabet look absolutely delicious. The best part – the dough is store bought crescent rolls! Well actually… the best part might be the sweet cream cheese filling. Either way – I can’t wait to try these out!

So what’s your favorite easy breakfast?  Share your thoughts below!

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22 Comments

  • Reply Jalisa Marie March 21, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Love these ideas for breakfast. My son is in love with waffles and french toast.

  • Reply dadsense March 21, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Oh man, it all looks SO DELICIOUS. I’ll BRB, gotta go bake…

  • Reply Stephanie December 29, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Oh yum these all sound delicious, especially the French toast bake! I love mini muffins too!

  • Reply Crystal Ngumezi December 23, 2016 at 11:06 am

    These are such great ideas for breakfast! I love the way you came up with this! Great photos

  • Reply Nichole @ The Titan Adventures December 21, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    These all look so good! I love the bagle and yogurt parfait bar ideas! Thanks for sharing all of them, perfect for Christmas.

  • Reply Amanda Marie (@TwoMomsandaBaby) December 21, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    They all look yummy! Great ideas!

  • Reply Christine Cox December 21, 2016 at 11:48 am

    I really like the yogurt parfait idea! A friend of mine did this for her baby shower since she had a brunch party and it went over so well!!

  • Reply Small Town So Lace (@SmallTownSoLace) December 21, 2016 at 10:52 am

    I definitely use bagels as a group go-to. Otherwise we like doing an egg bake for guests.

  • Reply tara8910 December 21, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Yay! I’m going to try that Amish Casserole for Christmas!

  • Reply thetaylor411 December 21, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Wow I think any guest would be happy to wake up to anything on this list. I know I would.

  • Reply michelle December 20, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Oh my ! All of these ideas look wonderful!

  • Reply Veronika December 20, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    These all look amazing! Thanks for the feature! 🙂

  • Reply Jessica Ashcroft December 20, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Yum! Breakfast is my favorite and I love all of these ideas! Especially the waffle bar!

  • Reply Amanda December 20, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Looks yummy!

  • Reply Gloryanna December 20, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    YUM! These are great ideas and worth saving to try anytime!

  • Reply Georgiana December 20, 2016 at 11:24 am

    These all sound so delicious! I especially want to try the cinnamon roll french toast bake and the cheese danish squares.

  • Reply Stef @ Crafty Christian December 20, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Great ideas, especially since so many of us are going to have company in town for the holidays!

  • Reply Belle December 20, 2016 at 8:40 am

    These are great breakfast ideas!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  • Reply Julie S. December 20, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Ooh that baked oatmeal sounds especially awesome!

  • Reply Jasmine - LoveLifeLaughMotherhood December 20, 2016 at 2:39 am

    everything looks amazing!

  • Reply twoboysonepup December 20, 2016 at 12:18 am

    mmm…waffle bar has my name all over it!

  • Reply Kendra December 19, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Looks delicious and now I am hungry!

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