Doorbells are ringing around the country as friends and family members gather for the holidays. If you're hosting this year, you'll probably have a dinner strategy, a stash of wine, maybe even a party menu. But what about breakfast? Easy to forget, until everyone comes down bleary eyed and hungry in the morning. Satisfy the whole crew without spending extra time in the kitchen with these recipes.
Apple and Sour Cream Coffee Cake: This make-ahead coffee cake with in-season apples is a tasty treat for ten people.
French Toast Strata with Sausage: A savory strata that serves 8. Let it soak overnight so bread can absorb the egg mixture, then pop in the oven in the morning.
Grapefruit with Pistachios: If everyone is still full from the night before, try these refreshing, lightly sweetened grapefruit slices served with yogurt – no oven needed!
Focaccia with Dried Fruit and Rosemary: This sweet bread serves 12 and is a great addition to a breakfast buffet.
Muffin-Pan Potato Gratins: Use any leftover potatoes for these individual-sized gratins that are like potato pancakes, but no flipping required!
Butternut Squash and Bacon Quiche: If you can bear to look at another pie crust, try this giant quiche, which is tuned up for the season with butternut squash and sage.
Healthy Morning Muffins: Make these muffins, starring carrots, raisins and banana, up to three days ahead. Serve them with coffee, oranges and softened cream cheese.