20 Make-Ahead Breakfasts

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These easy ideas for make-ahead breakfasts will help you get your mornings started on the right foot! There are plenty of sweet and savory options to choose from.

20 Make-Ahead Breakfasts

It isn’t much of a secret that I’m not a morning person. The promise of coffee is just about the only thing that gets me out from under the covers (OK, the promise of coffee and the fact that I need to get my butt into the office. But mostly coffee.)

If I don’t prepare my breakfast the night before, chances are I’ll leave the house without one. Luckily there are tons of make-ahead breakfast recipes out there.

I love taking a few extra minutes on Sunday night to make something that can last the whole week. That way, I can grab it and go without worrying about anything more time-consuming than a quick trip to the microwave.

Below, you’ll find 20 delicious make-ahead breakfast recipes – healthy options packed with whole grains, savory bites, and sweet pastries. No matter what your breakfast preference is, you’ll be sure to find a new favorite!

If this list still has you hungry for more, be sure to check out my archives for 100+ healthy breakfast recipes.

Breakfasts with Whole Grains and Seeds

  • Healthy and Delicious Overnight Oats Overnight oats are so easy to make for the week. You can reheat them in the morning or eat them cold like a pudding straight from the fridge. This post walks you through the basics of how to make overnight oats and has some of my favorite topping ideas to keep things interesting.
  • Blueberry Almond Millet Porridge If oatmeal isn’t your jam, give another whole grain a try! Millet is one of my favorites, and it makes such a tasty porridge, especially when paired with fresh berries and nuts.
  • Chewy Earl Grey Granola Bars Granola bars are such a classic grab and go breakfast or snack. These homemade bars are flavored with earl grey tea, lemon, and white chocolate chips for an elegant flavor profile.
  • Mango Sticky Farro Farro is another great grain option if you’re looking for something off the beaten track. It has a nutty, chewy texture that you’ll love!
  • Autumn Harvest Breakfast Cookies Breakfast cookies are similar to granola bars and are so convenient for grab and go – and kids (and adults!) love them since they’re so fun! This recipe is full of texture and flavor from grated carrot, raisins, pumpkin seeds, and coconut.
  • Carrot Cake Granola Granola is great eaten straight from the bag, or sprinkle it over a container of yogurt. This recipe is inspired by the flavors of classic carrot cake – yum!

Baked Breakfast Taquitos // @HealthyDelish

Savory Breakfast Ideas

  • Zucchini, Red Pepper, and Feta Sous Vide Egg Bites Sous vide egg bites are all the rage lately. They’re soft, fluffy, and so adaptable! Don’t let the fancy name scare you away. These egg bites are baked in a water bath for the perfect sous vide texture without any fancy equipment required.
  • Individual Veggie Quiche Cups Miniature quiche cups are so cute and much easier to deal with in the morning that cutting a slice from a whole pie. Pop one into a tupperware and stick it in the microwave when you get to the office.

Mini Apple Cinnamon French Toast Casseroles

Sweet Breakfast Ideas

  • Strawberry Peach Smoothie Freezer Packs Freezer packs are a game changer for busy mornings. Simply dump a pack into the blender, blend with your favorite liquid, and go! Don’t forget your reusable straw!
  • Cashew-Chai French Toast Casserole It’s so easy to make multiple servings of french toast casserole at once, then portion out and reheat in the mornings. This is also a great recipe for entertaining or serving for breakfast on Christmas morning.
  • Honey-Vanilla Parfaits Make your yogurt more exciting by turning it into a fun parfait with fruit and granola.

Maple Pecan Scones

Bread and Pastry Recipes

  • Maple Oat Pecan Scones Scones are seriously underrated, if you ask me. I love their subtle sweetness and tender-crisp texture. They go so well with my morning coffee!
  • Strawberry Amaretto Coffee Cake Coffee cake is always a crowd favorite, especially when it has delicious flavors like strawberry and amaretto baked into it. You’ll LOVE the sweet crumble topping.
  • Earl Grey Banana Bread Quick breads, like banana bread are always easy to grab on the go. This version gets extra flavor from earl grey tea – one of my favorites!


Hi, I'm Lauren!

I'm a certified plant-based cook and enthusiastic omnivore who loves looking for creative ways to make weeknight meals more nutritious. I'm the author of Heathy Eating One Pot Cookbook and Healthy Meal Prep Slow Cooker Cookbook. I also blog at The Busy Foodie. Read more...


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37 thoughts on “20 Make-Ahead Breakfasts”

    • Then get up early and cook yourself breakfast! This obviously isn’t for you. Lots of people like these recipes, even if you don’t.

  1. I love having breakfast made ahead of time…it’s definitely motivation to get out of bed! Gorgeous round-up, thank you so much for including me!


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