I'm gonna level with you. You need make ahead breakfast ideas in your life.
Pop Tarts will only get you so far and Starbucks pickup will land you in debt. Although, here in our neck of the woods, drive through isn't an option, although Casey's breakfast pizza is pretty darn delicious but not so great on the waistline.
So here we are.
Make ahead breakfast it is. I'm not a morning person and it takes a bit for the coffee to kick in. That's when these bad boys I'm telling you about come into play....
I've rounded up some (mostly) healthy make ahead breakfasts ideas for you and your family. A little birdie specially requested chocolate chips so I included some of those, too!
Freezer Friendly Make Ahead Breakfast
Let's kick it off with make ahead bacon! Whether you're cooking bacon for a crowd or stocking your freezer with bacon for easy breakfast or dinner additions, this recipe is for you! Added bonus - cooking bacon in the oven means your stovetop stays clean!
While you're at it, why not use that bacon to make this amazing Crustless Quiche Lorraine?
Our family loves meal prep breakfast burritos. Full of cheese, egg and sausage they are perfect for breakfast on the go and an easy camping recipe, too!
Healthy Zucchini Muffins with Chocolate Chips - I've been following this blogger for some time and Erin always has delicious recipes! These are made with honey, whole wheat flour and banana. And zucchini, obviously. Make some to eat and stash the rest in the freezer. Thaw overnight.
Baked Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas
Low Carb, Crustless Quiche with Bacon, Broccoli and Cheddar is easy to make and even our four year old loves it!
Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal - These look like a slices of cake but are actually a quick, healthy option to keep on hand all week!
Mini Muffin Pancake Bites - Customize these cuties with whatever add-ins you like. (Chocolate chips I'm talking to you). Berries and flaked coconut would be good options, too! I'm willing to bet these would freeze well if you thawed overnight to reheat.
Crustless Quiche Lorraine is full of protein packed eggs, Swiss cheese and BACON! Even with all of that yummy flavor, it's light and delicious!
Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is easy to make in the crockpot and it has the tastes and smells of apple pie - yum!!!!
Blueberry French Toast Casserole - Bake this on the weekend, eat it all week!
If I'm being honest, Banana Pecan Muffins are basically an excuse to eat cake for breakfast. But I'm okay with that!
Baked French Toast Muffins - These look kind of amazing. Yes, they're a splurge but some days, you need those! Use brioche bread if you want to change things up.
Dutch Apple Bread always brings a smile to my face. It has all the flavors of apple pie but in quick bread form! Make a big loaf or three small loaves.
This Baked Frittata Recipe has mushrooms, arugula, tomatoes and feta. If you're missing one of those, no worries! I have ideas for substitutions.
Blueberry Oatmeal Bars have no refined sugar, and extra protein from added eggs. A drizzle of real maple syrup or a dollop of yogurt and you'll be satisfied all morning long!
No Bake Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas
Oatmeal Energy Bites - 5 healthy ingredients, minutes to make. Done!
You’re gonna love this healthy take on an overnight breakfast treat. Chia Pudding with vanilla is made ahead of time for a delicious start to your day!
No Bake Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites Cotter Crunch- These have chocolate chips, cranberries and other yummy ingredients. Change out the peanut butter for nut allergies.
Pumpkin Energy Bites - Made these, loved these, froze the extras. Give them a try. I added chocolate chips to my last batch.
More make ahead breakfast recipes
It only takes 15 minutes to make a batch of this Blueberry Compote recipe! It's amazing on pancakes and waffles. You can stir it into yogurt and oatmeal, too!
This is the easiest way I've found to make instant pot hard boiled eggs that cook uniformly, don't crack, and peel easily every time!
Honey butter is melted into warm ham, egg and Biscuit Breakfast Sandwiches. These make ahead breakfast sandwiches are hearty, salty & sweet all in one!
I hope these easy breakfast ideas help you on busy mornings; at least enough until the caffeine kicks in!
Carrot Bread is an easy to bake quick bread recipe that's loaded with carrots but don't worry - your family won't notice! It's flavored with cinnamon and spices, walnuts and a healthier, reduced fat secret! Have it for breakfast or as a snack slathered with some butter!
This breakfast braid has brunch AND field meals written all over it! Creamy scrambled eggs, melty cheddar cheese and salty ham make this a family fav!
We love to prep this Gluten Free Breakfast Casserole as a ready to eat breakfast recipe. It’s filling, it’s kid-friendly and the prep is easy peasy!
This from scratch Banana Pancakes recipe is easy to make and can be ready in under 20 minutes with simple ingredients you probably already have. Those overripe bananas sitting on your countertop finally have a great way to go to use!
These sausage, egg and cheese breakfast bombs are a huge hit with our family. Only a handful of ingredients will have you on your way to an easy cheesy grab and go breakfast!
P.S. If you have more eggs than you know what to do with, check out these ways you can use eggs!