17 Overnight Breakfast Dishes So You Can Sleep In

Wake Up to a Ready-Made Breakfast

Keto Cinnamon Rolls

The Spruce Eats / Cara Cormack

We all love a delicious breakfast, especially on holiday mornings or special occasions, but sometimes we love sleeping in, too. That's where make-ahead breakfasts come in! There are plenty of delicious recipes that can be prepared ahead of time, so you can enjoy your sleep, then wake up and enjoy the scrumptious flavors and heavenly cooking smells of a satisfying breakfast that can be ready in just minutes. So if you're looking for easy breakfast ideas, check out this winning round-up of our absolute favorite overnight options. From breakfast casseroles to breakfast enchiladas, irresistible breakfast pastries—and more—await you.

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    Roasted Vegetable Quiche

    Roasted Vegetable Quiche

    The Spruce Eats / Cara Cormack

    Vibrant, elegant, and delicious, this roasted vegetable quiche also reheats beautifully, making it a great make-ahead brunch dish for guests. The seasonal vegetable medley of butternut squash, peppers, onion, asparagus, and cherry tomatoes is super flavorful, and looks lovely on the table. A store-bought frozen pie crust is a handy shortcut for busy home cooks.

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    Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish

    Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish

    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    Blueberry danish are crispy, flaky, fruity, adorable pastries that are a cinch to make starting with packaged frozen puff pastry. These colorful, delectable pastry bites look so pretty and sophisticated on a clean white plate, and nobody needs to know they are the easiest thing to make. Bake them ahead with our foolproof recipe, for serving warm (heat briefly in the microwave) or at room temperature.

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    Make-Ahead Scrambled Eggs

    Make-Ahead Scrambled Eggs

    The Spruce Eats

    Who knew you could cook up perfectly-fluffy eggs the night before, and simply warm them in the oven for the next day's breakfast? Our super-easy recipe for make-ahead scrambled eggs is delicious every time, and a real-time-saver for those mornings when you're rushing around. Enjoy them on a plate, or serve in puff pastry shells for a special breakfast.

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    Christmas Breakfast Casserole

    Christmas Breakfast Casserole

    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    Christmas morning is always hectic, and this ready-ahead breakfast casserole is a welcome solution. Hearty, creamy, and savory, with a filling of ham, bacon, eggs, tater tots, cheddar cheese, colorful bell peppers, and cream of mushroom soup, it is easy to throw together the night before Christmas. Then pop it in the oven in the morning, and let it bake through while you open presents.

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    Apple Cinnamon Muffins

    Apple Cinnamon Muffins

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

    Perfectly moist, and just sweet enough, with a delicious filling of farm-fresh apples and cinnamon, topped with a sweet and sticky glaze, our apple cinnamon muffins are a perfect way to fill up on fall or winter mornings. Bake a big batch for your freezer, for an on-the-go breakfast, mid-day snack, or lunchbox treat that takes mere seconds to warm in the microwave.

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    Air Fryer Hash Browns

    Air Fryer Hash Browns

    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these are the breakfast hash browns of your dreams. The air fryer cooks them to perfection in a short amount of time, without the extra mess and calories of deep-frying in fat. They are an ideal complement to your weekend breakfast eggs. Freeze ahead up to three months, so you always have homemade hash browns on hand.

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    Red Velvet Waffles

    Red Velvet Waffles

    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    Sweet and dreamy, bright and cheery, chocolatey red velvet waffles are the ideal breakfast for Christmas morning, Valentine's Day, or any other special occasion. They also freeze well on a baking sheet (just allow to cool first), and keep up to three months stored in an airtight plastic baggie, separated by sheets of parchment paper. When ready to serve, simply whip up the quick cream cheese icing, or save effort with a store-bought frosting.

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    Make-Ahead Bacon and Egg Breakfast Casserole

    Make-Ahead Bacon and Egg Breakfast Casserole

    The Spruce Eats / Cara Cormack

    With a short ingredient list, and an easy assembly, this tasty and filling bacon and egg breakfast casserole is an easy way to please your family on lazy mornings. Just throw it together the night before, store in the fridge overnight, and slide into the oven in the morning. Check the recipe for ideas for yummy and fun customizing ideas.

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    Keto Cinnamon Rolls

    Keto Cinnamon Rolls

    The Spruce Eats / Cara Cormack

    Tender, doughy cinnamon rolls with a sweet and gooey filling are always a morning delight. These scrumptious rolls are quicker and easier to make than grandma's version and can be enjoyed by those on a Keto diet. Bake them ahead, storing in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days, or freeze up to two months in a resealable plastic bag.

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    Pumpkin Pancakes

    Pumpkin Pancakes

    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    Fluffy, savory, and full of cozy baking spices, pumpkin pancakes are a delicious cold-weather breakfast idea. These pancakes are super easy to make ahead and freeze beautifully, sandwiched between parchment paper sheets in an airtight plastic bag. Reheat them straight from frozen by popping them into the toaster (or use a baking tray in your oven). Serve topped with maple syrup, or the included recipe for maple-bourbon whipped cream.

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    Ready-Ahead Buttermilk Biscuits

    Ready-Ahead Buttermilk Biscuits

    The Spruce Eats / Bahareh Niati

    Buttermilk biscuits for breakfast are a comforting taste of home, and welcome at any time of year. You can bake these biscuits ahead and freeze them on a baking sheet, storing up to two months. When you're ready to enjoy homemade biscuits that taste freshly baked, simply pop them into the oven.
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    Overnight Oats With Chia Seeds

    Overnight Oats With Chia Seeds

    The Spruce Eats / Laurel Randolph

    Overnight oats are a wholesome make-ahead breakfast idea that you can whip up in 10 minutes. While you may not think of oats as exciting, this breakfast bowl is straight-up delicious, with cinnamon, maple syrup, vanilla, optional dried cherries, and chia seeds for a pudding-like texture. Enjoy them cold from the fridge, topped with sliced bananas, toasted almonds, and any other desired toppings.

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    Breakfast Enchiladas

    breakfast enchiladas

    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    Breakfast enchiladas are stuffed with a mixture of scrambled eggs, chorizo, melted cheese, and hash browns. Topped with enchilada sauce and more cheese, they are baked until melty and delicious. The casserole can easily be assembled the night before, covered, and refrigerated until the morning. Use soyrizo to make a vegetarian version.

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    Coffee Cake With Cinnamon Streusel Topping

    Coffee Cake With Cinnamon Streusel Topping

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Rattray

    This moist and tender coffee cake is an ideal treat for holiday mornings or weekend brunch. For a freshly-baked cake that goes from oven to table, assemble (but don't bake) the cake the night before and place in the fridge overnight. The next morning, remove the wrap and bake as directed. Alternately, you can bake the cake two days ahead and store it tightly covered at room temperature until serving time.

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    Bananas Foster French Toast Casserole

    Delicious Bananas Foster French Toast

    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    When you're looking for a super-decadent, make-ahead holiday breakfast treat, or an impressive brunch dessert, look no further than this unbelievably sweet and rich bananas Foster French toast casserole. Inspired by the famous New Orleans dessert, our wake-and-bake version is geared to breakfast, and can be easily made at home. Just throw it together the night before, and pop it into the oven in the morning, for a warm and delicious treat.

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    Air Fryer French Toast Sticks

    Air Fryer French Toast Sticks

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Rattray

    Delight kids and adults alike on holiday mornings with yummy and fun French toast sticks. They are easy to make any morning of the week, and can be frozen up to two months ahead for reheating and serving with maple syrup. There is minimal muss and fuss using the air fryer, and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar adds a wonderfully crisp and delicious coating to these breakfast bites.

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    Breakfast Empanadas

    Breakfast Empanadas with Bacon and Eggs
    Marian Blazes

    Yummy, cheesy Spanish-style empanadas stuffed with breakfast fillings are an inspired way to feed your family breakfast on the go. Make them ahead, stuffing the delicious pastry bundles with a filling of bacon, eggs, and cheese, when you have time on the weekend. Then freeze them individually to warm up quickly in the microwave or toaster oven on busy weekdays.