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20 Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas That Will Change Your Mornings

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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?

make ahead bacon on a sheet pan

This Oven Baked Eggs Recipe is so easy and delicious! Use this simple recipe to make Egg McMuffins, low carb breakfast sandwiches and more!
oven baked eggs
Chunky Monkey Breakfast Oatmeal Cups – These have protein from the egg, are whole grain AND have some chocolate. Grab one and go in the morning! Make a double batch and freeze and you’ll be set.
My pumpkin spiced pancake recipe is a blend of pumpkin & warm pumpkin spices, perfect for fall AND for make ahead breakfast. Top these healthy pancakes with a little real maple syrup! gluten free too!
pumpkin spice pancakes

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!

A delicious, healthy breakfast cookie you can make for your family, no guilt required! Make a batch of these and you’ll be set with a grab and go breakfast treat for the week!
breakfast cookies with cup of coffee
Make-Ahead Breakfast Bowls are bursting with wholesome ingredients to jump start your day. Make a batch as part of your weekly meal prep or as a grab and heat freezer meal.
sausage, scrambled egg, potato and cheese
Get ahead of breakfast time with these make ahead, Instant Pot Egg Bites. Make these in your electric pressure cooker and you’ll save time AND money!
instant pot egg bites
If you’re looking for a low carb hearty breakfast or dinner, make my Crustless Sausage and Cheese Quiche!!! Even better, it can be made as a freezer meal!
crustless sausage quiche

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!

crustless quiche with bacon broccoli and cheese

Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal – These look like a slices of cake but are actually a quick, healthy option to keep on hand all week!

apple pie baked oatmeal

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!

crustless quiche lorraine

Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is easy to make in the crockpot and it has the tastes and smells of apple pie – yum!!!!

Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oats

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!

banana nut muffins stacked

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.

baked frittata recipe

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!

chia breakfast pudding

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.

No Bake Oatmeal Cookie Bites

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!

blueberry compote recipe

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!

honey butter breakfast sandwiches

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!

carrot bread recipe

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!

gluten free breakfast casserole slice
made with love, Deanne

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!

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Val - Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids

Thursday 7th of September 2017

I'm always looking for some breakfast inspiration to switch things up a bit. These look delicious!

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