47 Make-Ahead Breakfast & Brunch Recipes That’ll Let You Hit Snooze

Created January 10, 2017
Serve up a decadent French toast or over-the-top egg bake with these clever recipes assembled the night before. Whether you’re looking for something sweet, savory or single-serving, there’s a recipe for you among Betty’s best make-ahead breakfast and brunch recipes. MORE+ LESS-

Now that you’ve found the breakfast or brunch recipe of your dreams, it’s time for some tips that’ll make serving a cinch.

Best Brunch Tips

Day Before

  • Wash and cut all produce, except fruits that may discolor (like apples, bananas and pears). Store in separate bags or containers.
  • Prepare uncooked egg mixture; cover and refrigerate. Whisk or stir before using.
  • Slice breads for French toast and place in resealable food-storage plastic bags.
  • Make juices or bases for beverage mixtures; cover and refrigerate. Don’t stir in last-minute additions, such as carbonated beverages or alcohol.
  • Prepare the coffeemaker so that it’s ready to go in the morning.
  • Set the table and gather serving dishes and utensils.

Same Day

  • Place hot beverages in thermal carafes or slow cookers.
  • Keep pancakes warm until ready to serve by placing uncovered in a single layer on a paper towel-lined cookie sheet in a 200F oven.

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