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7 Easy Seasonal Breakfasts to Feed the Crowd

By Rachel Nussbaum | December 20, 2015 | Greatist

Holiday breakfasts are one of our favorite things: everyone coming downstairs in their pajamas, gathering around the table, living out that cereal commercial life—except for the one person tasked with putting it all together. Thankfully, that generous (and sleep-deprived) soul need not suffer any longer: These seven recipes feed a crowd but require minimal prep work. Meaning breakfast is happy for all, as it should be.

1. Flourless Apple Pie Pancakes

Photo: Jessica in the Kitchen

These pancakes are full of healthy substitutions—honey, Greek yogurt, and almond milk in place of sugar, butter, and milk—and they're none the worse for it. The recipe also calls for oat flour, but all that means is throw some old-fashioned rolled oats in a food processor or coffee grinder. Mix all the ingredients together into a batter for a quick and delicious breakfast with just five minutes of cooking time.

2. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Photo: Amy in the Kitchen

First, just look at it. This slow cooker pumpkin pie oatmeal is beautiful. Second, it's so easy—just combine the ingredients (steel-cut oats, pumpkin purée, vanilla extract, water, and salt), set the Crock-Pot to warm for eight hours, and wake up to breakfast already done.

3. Spaghetti Squash, Quinoa, and Parmesan Fritters

Photo: Julia's Album

Another beaut, these fritters are perfect to make en masse—it's in their fritter nature. They're a great option if you're looking for a low-carb, high-protein breakfast. Spaghetti squash, we just can't quit you.

4. Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Crustless Quiche

Photo: Budget Bytes

Cutting out the crust puts a healthy spin on the traditional quiche, while a trio of cheeses (feta, Parmesan, and mozzarella) keeps it mouthwatering—and gives you an extra dose of calcium.

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5. Chocolate Chip Coconut Flour Banana Bread

Photo: Ambitious Kitchen

Make this the day before, then pop it in the oven for a few minutes the morning of for a warm loaf with perfectly melted chocolate chips. Sweet (but not too sweet), this bread is also paleo and gluten-free, for family and friends with different diets.

6. Apple Pie Overnight Oats

Photo: Annie's Noms

You'll be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn't like these overnight oats. Healthy for those who want it and creamy and delicious even if they don't? We're sold.

7. Make-Ahead Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

Photo: Very Culinary

This bake takes about 95 percent of the work out of making French toast, and we’re up for that 5 percent when the result is something this good. Cinnamon, nuts, and pumpkin purée round out the key ingredients for a seasonal spin on an all-time favorite.

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