The morning is my most difficult time of the day. I am trying to get the family ready and out the door, plan my day’s activities and get a healthy breakfast in everyone. It never seemed to happen as planned until I focused on Make Ahead Breakfasts. Inevitably, we’d leave the house and head to the local coffee shop and buy some overpriced (and sugary) snack to tide us over until lunch.
Not any more! I put together a list of make-ahead and meal prepped breakfasts that are as close to grab-and-go as can be! It is so much easier to put these together later in the day and have them ready when I need them in the morning.
It’s all about saving you time. If you’re making breakfast for a large group of people or just needing a way to cut down on your prep time throughout the week, use these great make-ahead breakfast recipes. The point of using them is so that you’re not being rushed last minute.
🥤 Smoothie Recipes
If you like to start your morning with smoothies, here are some great thirst quenching and healthy ideas.
Use water, milk, yogurt, ice, or juice as the base of the smoothie. Just know that each offers a different flavor, texture, etc.
- Water – This is a way to cut down some calories. For water based drinks you will find it is not as rich.
- Milk – Almond milk, plain milk, oat milk are all great options. You’ll find it adds more protein and texture. Whole milk will add a nice thickness to your smoothie.
- Juice – Orange juice and apple juice are two that are most used. Make sure to use all natural varieties and not ones with added sugars.
- Yogurt – Another ingredient is yogurt. Greek, plain or flavored, will make it nice and thick and creamy. Be careful, though, as it can really add to the calories.
🍨 Yogurt Breakfast Ideas
If you happen to be a huge fan of yogurt like us, here are some great ways to meal prep.
🍌Oatmeal Breakfast Recipes
Oatmeal is a staple for your go-to mornings where you want to stay full and be fueled for the day. I have tons of recipes featuring oatmeal that I think you guys will really enjoy.
Difference Between Steel Cut Oats and Old Fashioned Oats
Steel cut oats and old fashioned oats are two totally different textures. Steel cut oats are minimally processed, are a lot larger and offer more health benefits.
Old fashioned oats or rolled oats are flat and flakey that cook a lot faster than steel cut oats.
You will find the two both offer different flavors as well. Rolled oats are more mild where steel cut oats offer a punch of flavor.
🥪 Breakfast Sandwiches and Burritos
Now, you can buy store bought sandwiches loaded with bacon, sausage, and egg, but they are pretty pricey. If you want to serve up a hearty breakfast that doesn’t cost a ton, make your own breakfast burritos and sandwiches.
🍳 Crockpot Breakfast Recipes
If you own a crockpot, pull it out and whip up one or more of these slow cooker breakfast recipes. These are great for a holiday morning, a treat for birthdays, or serving up for guests.
We also love crockpot breakfast recipes for the weekends when the whole family is at home to enjoy. I highly recommend using liners for making cleanup a breeze.
🥚 Breakfast Recipes With Eggs
If you love eggs, here are some recipes that are great for breakfast meal prep. These are protein-packed meals to fuel your body for the day.
Free range organic eggs are one that many say taste the best. But whether you use farm fresh eggs or store bought, these recipes below are all great options.
🍪 Cookies and Granola Recipes
If you tend to have a sweet tooth, you will want to make some of these granola bars or breakfast cookies. A sweet but delicious grab and go recipe you can even freeze for later.
🥓 Other Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas
Now before I go I want to share a few more ideas for you to consider. Here are some vegetarian recipes, muffins, and more. Lots of delicious options to consider in this list.
Once a Month Meals – Meal Planning Breakfast
Need more meal prep breakfast ideas? Once a Month Meals has lots of ready-to-go freezer breakfast meal plans. Best of all, you can customize your selections and have the grocery list created as well as instructions for the day of cooking and the day of reheating.
It saves a TON of time and money!
I would love to hear from you! What are your favorite make ahead breakfasts? Please leave a comment below!