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!
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 Cinnamon Breakfast Bars – These look like a slice 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.
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!
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.
This Baked Frittata Recipe has mushrooms, arugula, tomatoes and feta. If you’re missing one of those, no worries! I have ideas for substitutions.
Sweet and Savory Oatmeal Bake – I give credit to my Mom for finding this one. She baked these up for me after our youngest was born. We wrapped them individually and had delicious, warm breakfast for weeks. I can personally attest to the yummy factor on this one. Customize however you like!
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
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!
P.S. If you have more eggs than you know what to do with, check out these ways you can use eggs!
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