• Make the Christmas Morning Crumb Cake.  Bake and allow to cool completely. Then leave it at room temperature, covered in foil.
  • Next, prepare the oatmeal. Add the oats, and water, seasonings and apples. Cover and refrigerate.
  • To prep the egg bake you can cook the sausage for the egg bake, drain and transfer to an air tight container. Cut the peppers and place those in a container. Then in a large bowl you can mix the egg batter, adding everything except the sausage and peppers.  You’ll add those right before baking. Cover and refrigerate.
  • Mix together the hash browns and parcel them out into the muffin tin, cover and refrigerate.
  • Mix together your maple syrup and rosemary, and cover andrefrigerate.
  • Make the Christmas Morning Crumb Cake.  Bake and allow to cool completely. Then leave it at room temperature, covered in foil.


  • Preheat your oven to 300F (150C) to reheat the crumb cake
  • Meanwhile remove the oats from your fridge. Remove the lid and bring them to a boil, and then cover and simmer for 10 mins and then transfer to your slow cooker on LOW
  • While the oats are simmering, place the cake, covered in foil in the oven for 10 mins to warm through, then remove foil and allow to bake for another 5 mins to crisp up the topping.
  • Once everyone wakes and begins to start to help themselves to these starters… prep the second half of the buffet.


  • If making both the bacon, hash browns and egg bake, here’s how to bake all three easily with one oven.
  • Preheat oven to 400F (200C). Place the bacon and the hash browns in the oven together for 20 mins.  At that point, brush the bacon with the maple syrup. Bake for another 5 mins.
  • Remove the bacon and allow it to rest at room temperature resting on the rack. The bacon does not need to be served hot, in fact it’s even better at room temp because the syrup hardens and isn’t sticky.
  • Leave hash browns in the oven and reduce oven temperature to 350F (176C)
  • Add sausage and peppers to the egg batter, and pour into a greased skillet.
  • Place egg bake in with the hash browns and bake for 30-35 mins. This way the hash browns will crisp up and will be perfectly done at the same time as the eggs. 
  • Since you are going to be baking these together, make sure the skillet you want to use for your egg bake can fit in your oven at the same time with your muffin tin. Just try it out the day before with these things empty and you’ll find out right away if you need to choose another skillet.
  • Then make room on your buffet for the main dishes and have everyone serve themselves to a hearty and delicious brunch!