Easy Holiday Breakfasts for Guests

Is your home turning into a hotel for the holidays? These sweet and savory breakfast recipes will feed a hungry crowd without too much hassle.

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Mini Biscuit Breakfast Sandwiches with Spicy Frittata

Spice things up for your guests by making them miniature breakfast sandwiches with easy store-bought biscuit mix and a frittata peppered with jalapenos.

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Blueberry Coffee Cake

Ellie's blueberry coffee cake is the perfect low-calorie sweet to lighten up your brunch buffet. A cup of nonfat yogurt keeps the cake moist, with only minimal amounts of oil and butter needed, and a blend of whole-wheat and all-purpose flours adds fiber and nutrients without sacrificing flavor.

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Breakfast Bake

Jamie's one-dish breakfast bake is a savory take on bread pudding, with turkey sausage, onions and red peppers studding custard-soaked, Gruyere-topped bread.

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Overnight Oatmeal

Looking for the ultimate easy breakfast? Make a big batch of Alton Brown's overnight oatmeal in your slow cooker. Pour in the ingredients the night before, set it on low heat, and wake up to a hot and hearty breakfast.

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Crepes

Alton's classic crepe batter is a perfect blank canvas for filling with sweet (think berries or Nutella) or savory (think goat cheese and fresh herbs) ingredients.

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Bellini Bar

Set up a bellini bar for your guests to get the holiday off to a celebratory start. Make an assortment of fruit purees and syrups ahead of time, so that all you have to do the morning of is pop the Prosecco.

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Baked Apples with Oatmeal and Yogurt

Treat your guests to a healthy, bed-and-breakfast-worthy morning meal by baking apples glazed with brown sugar, butter and cinnamon and filling them with Irish oatmeal and a dollop of Greek yogurt.

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Caramelized Onion, Spinach and Gruyere Strata

Make this eggy, savory custard with spinach, herbs and Gruyere cheese. Top with sauteed cherry tomatoes for a fresh, sweet flavor.

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Pumpkin-Cranberry Scones with Whipped Maple Butter

These rustic scones are packed with spiced pumpkin flavor and flecked with chewy dried cranberries. Serve them with Bobby's easy whipped maple butter for a simple, showstopping holiday breakfast.

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Poached Eggs with Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast and Sweet Potato Hash

Use the leftovers from Ellie's Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast to prepare a hearty breakfast hash, complete with thyme-scented sweet potatoes and a perfectly poached egg on top.

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Chocolate Caramel Monkey Bread Muffins

To give monkey bread a more crowd-friendly twist, bake these individual-sized monkey bread muffins with layers of chocolate and caramel. And if you love hands-on pull-apart eating, worry not — each portion contains four little biscuits, ready for sticky-fingered consumption.

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Spinach, Bacon and Goat Cheese Frittata

Frittatas are ideal for serving eggs to a crowd –– one pan yields servings for up to six, as opposed to one-at-a-time orders. Spinach, bacon and goat cheese offer a little of everything for savory breakfast seekers.

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Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Wake up your out-of-town guests with the sweet smell of these pecan cinnamon rolls baking in the oven. A final cream cheese glaze makes these the perfectly sweet start to everyone's day.

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Breakfast Tacos with Chorizo, Egg and Potato

Spicy chorizo and chunks of potatoes add zest and some heft to this egg-filled breakfast taco, which is served with the usual Mexican accompaniments for a customized morning meal.

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Poached Eggs on Toasted Baguette with Goat Cheese and Black Pepper Vinaigrette

Start this elegant, French-inspired dish with a baguette base, then top with goat cheese, juicy heirloom tomatoes, poached eggs and vinaigrette-dressed microgreens.

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Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

A pecan-and-pepita-filled streusel gives these muffins a satisfyingly sweet crunch, while the pumpkin puree, allspice, ground cloves and pumpkin seeds add rich fall flavor.

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Cauliflower, Chevre and Onion Quiche

A rosemary-flavored buttery crust envelops Gruyere and fresh chevre cheeses in this easy, make-ahead quiche. Dress it up with a simple salad of leafy greens, or make it heartier by serving it with hash browns. 

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Silver Dollar Buttermilk Pancakes

The beauty of silver dollar pancakes is that you get lots of crispy edges in every bite. Bobby Flay dresses his up by mixing pecans into the batter and serving bourbon-molasses butter on the side.

Get the Recipe: Silver Dollar Buttermilk-Pecan Pancakes with Bourbon Molasses Butter and Maple Syrup

Creamy, Herbed Scrambled Eggs with Buttery Toasted Croutons

Homemade buttery croutons add a satisfying crunch to this egg dish, while herbed Havarti cheese provides a creamy, rich flavor.

Get the Recipe: Creamy Scrambled Eggs with Dill Havarti with Country Ham and Buttery Toasted Croutons

Savory Ham and Cheese Muffins

Butter-kissed cornmeal, sharp cheddar cheese and chopped ham: These muffins are the crumbly, melty, delicious breakfast of your dreams.

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Virgin Pomegranate and Cranberry Bellinis

For a family-friendly drink, whip up Giada's sweet-tart alcohol-free bellinis. Enjoy them as virgin cocktails in the morning, or feel free to add a splash of vodka for a seasonal, celebratory libation. 

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Yogurt-Fruit Muffins with Bran Crumb Topping

The diced fruit and peach Greek yogurt in the batter add moisture and sweetness to these breakfast-ready muffins, which are topped with a nutty bran mixture.

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Belgian Waffles with Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Butter and Sauteed Cider Apples

Bobby's sweet waffles forgo maple syrup and are topped instead with cinnamon-and-cider-sauteed apples.

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Apricot-Yogurt Parfait with California Granola

Make Bobby's apricot puree and chunky California granola the night before your guests arrive, so that come Thanksgiving morning, parfait assembly is as simple as 1-2-3.

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Mini Frittatas

Giada's mini frittatas bake in just 10 minutes and are perfect for entertaining, since they don't even require sitting down at a (set) table.

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Coffee Milk Punch

This iced coffee beverage carries your morning caffeine fix and a subtle kick of bourbon with the consistency of a milkshake. All in all, it's a wonderfully indulgent way to wake up on a holiday. 

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