Breakfast for a Crowd: 11 Healthy Recipes to Help Pull It Off
Got an entire family to feed? Hosting your extended family for the holidays or some other special occasion? Whatever the reason, creating an entire breakfast for a crowd can be stressful. But roll your shoulders back and do those breathing exercises you keep meaning to do because when it comes to breakfast, we’ve got you covered.
When feeding large groups of people, there are a few key points you want to remember: Keep it simple, cook in large batches, and, if possible, use the oven or slow cooker instead of the stovetop. By following these simple tips, you’ll happily — and quickly — execute your breakfast-for-a-crowd mission.
Don’t you worry one bit, because surfing the internet for breakfast recipes is one of our all-time favorite pastimes. And when it comes to finding recipes for serving breakfast for a crowd, we already did the research for you.
11 Low-Carb Ideas for Serving Breakfast for a Crowd
No matter the occasion, these healthy, low-carb breakfast ideas easily serve groups of eight or more people. From set-it-and-forget-it recipes to high-protein casseroles that could serve a football team, these breakfast recipes make it easy to gather people around your dining room table.
1. Vegetarian Breakfast Casserole
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When you're hosting a large group of out-of-town guests, there's no reason you need to spend hours in the kitchen drudging over breakfast. You have memories to swap, mimosas to sip, and great moments to relive.
This easy breakfast casserole allows you to spend less time meal prepping and more time with your friends because it only takes 15 minutes of prep work. Prepare the casserole the night before, store in the fridge, and toss into a preheated oven the next morning for a crowd-pleasing dish.
2. Keto French Toast Casserole
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This low-carb French toast bake is flavorful, fluffy, and full of protein. Plus, rather than having to soak individual bread slices in egg yolk, you can prep the whole thing in one solid swoop.
Combine gluten-free keto bread, eggs, heavy cream, and almond milk into a single baking dish, then bake for 40 minutes. To serve, top with blueberries, cinnamon apples, or sugar-free chocolate chips.
3. Celery Root Hash Browns
Hashbrowns are, quite arguably, one of the most popular breakfast side dishes in existence. Unfortunately, if you're watching your carb intake (we know how that goes), you probably want to skip those starchy sides.
Instead, try these crispy celeriac root hash browns, which are far lower in carbs than the usual potato version. All you need is celery root, olive oil, salt, and Greek seasoning. Whip up a big batch of this side dish, then pair with scrambled eggs for an easy breakfast spread.
4. Asparagus Quiche With Sweet Potato Crust
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Whipping up a quiche or frittata is an easy way to feed a large group of people. This breakfast dish serves a party of eight, making it an ideal breakfast for a crowd.
This quiche recipe gives a healthy twist to the classic recipe, using a crust made out of sweet potatoes, avocado oil, and salt. Fill your crust with eggs, asparagus, feta, and heavy cream for a satisfying breakfast entree loaded with protein and healthy fats.
5. Keto Breakfast Muffins With Zucchini, Cheddar, and Ham
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If you ever need a portable make-ahead breakfast option, be sure to bookmark this recipe. Egg muffins are loaded with protein, feed a crowd, and are easy to grab as you sprint out the door in the morning.
If your household is utter chaos before 8 a.m., this keto muffin recipe could help ease that early-riser stress. Plus, with just 6 grams of carbs, 13 grams of protein, and 18 grams of fat per muffin, they're sure to keep your family members full until lunchtime.
6. Keto Maple Pecan Almond Flour Cinnamon Rolls
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Whenever you gather a crowd, you just gotta serve something sweet — you just gotta. And, as we are fully aware, you can certainly serve a sweet treat without the sugar-spiking ingredients.
These low-carb cinnamon rolls are made with almond flour, coconut cream, and xanthan gum, then rolled with a cinnamon filling made from sugar-free maple syrup, pecans, and monk fruit (or other keto-friendly sweetener). Serve them alongside coffee and tea for a crowd-pleasing morning treat.
7. Turmeric Oven Scrambled Eggs
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Here's something no one tells you about feeding a crowd: You'll probably become distracted every 2-3 minutes like clockwork. To prepare yourself for the wind sprints you'll be doing in and out of the kitchen, you may want to use your oven and give your stovetop the morning off.
Think about it: When you make breakfast recipes in a stovetop skillet, you can't take your eye off the cooking process. However, you can easily place this sheet pan egg bake in the oven for 15 minutes while you go check on your guests.
8. Low-Carb Banana Bread
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If the holidays take place at your house this year, you better be armed with a full list of sweet and savory recipes. This delicious, low-carb banana bread covers the former and would be the perfect treat to serve come Christmas morning.
Made from almond flour, psyllium husk, bananas, and cinnamon, your guests will never guess it's low in carbs. Serve with a dollop of butter or cream cheese for a wonderful sunrise spread.
9. Breakfast Taco Casserole
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At one point in your life, there was no problem that a breakfast burrito couldn't solve. But alas, now that you have an entire family to feed, wrapping up individual breakfast enchiladas or burritos takes way too much time.
Lucky for you, this taco-inspired breakfast bake solves all your morning woes, delivering your favorite Mexican flavors without the extra hassle. Made with eggs, paleo tortillas, chorizo, and salsa, it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
10. Keto Cranberry Orange Scones
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If you don't trust your baking skills, we strongly encourage you to give this brunch recipe a try. Made with just 10 ingredients, you can DIY this breakfast for a crowd in no time.
Combine almond flour, baking powder, coconut oil, eggs, and cranberries in a large bowl to make the dough, then press into "scones" on a baking pan. Bake for just 25 minutes, and you have freshly-baked scones to feed a crowd.
11. Greek Crock-Pot Breakfast Casserole
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When you're torn between your guests in the living room and breakfast baking in the kitchen, a slow cooker can become your new best friend. A Crock-Pot allows you to prepare "set it and forget it" meals, thereby giving you the freedom to entertain your guests.
This egg casserole recipe is not only flavorful, but it’s also a protein-packed meal. Plus, it just happens to be loaded with veggies like mushrooms, spinach, and onions in every bite.
When It Comes to Feeding a Crowd, Keep Cereal School on Hand
Before you stretch your fine-tuned hosting skills, we’ll leave you with one final tip: To feed a crowd, always keep Cereal School on hand.
Let's face it: If you have house guests or an always-on-the-go family, getting the entire group to eat at once will be a never-ending hurdle. You need portable options that everyone can enjoy, regardless of their morning schedule.
With Cereal School, every person can grab a bag of these sweet and crunchy high-protein cereals when hunger hits. Plus, to help manage these large groups, we offer variety packs that include up to 60 individually-portioned bags. So what are you waiting for?
Stock up on Cocoa, Fruity, Cinnamon Bun, Peanut Butter, Berries, and Cookies & Cream for an all-natural, deliciously sweet (yet sugar-free) option that is sure to be a crowd — and host — pleaser.