Make-and-Take Breakfasts for People Always On the Go
Feeding a family with diverse flavor preferences? Create a chia pudding bar for a healthy grab-and-go breakfast everyone can assemble themselves. Simply chill the chia mixture overnight in half-pint Mason jars, then set out fruits, nuts, coconut flakes, and more to fill the jars with protein, fiber, and vitamins.
Freezer Egg Sandwiches
An egg breakfast to go need not come in a greasy biscuit-wrapped and butter-loaded package. This slimmer swap sneaks in 20 grams of protein. More great news: They can be built entirely ahead and go from freezer to microwave to your mouth in less than 2 minutes.
Sausage and Potato Mini Egg Bakes
If you’re yearning for breakfast casserole but don’t have time to sit down at the table, this breakfast on the go is your quick fix! After baking, you can freeze them for up to a month. On the morning you’re in need of a grab-and-go breakfast, microwave for 1 minute and enjoy as-is or tucked inside a tortilla.
Peanut Butter-Banana Overnight Oatmeal
Overnight oatmeal is a stellar easy grab-and-go breakfast idea because it requires zero cooking time. You can doctor this version up according to your dietary needs and taste bud desires. Choose any yogurt (Greek, regular, soy), fruits (berries, bananas, cherries), milk (cow, soy, nut), nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew), and liquid sweetener (honey, maple syrup, or agave would all work well).
Freeze ice cubes with a blend of all the ingredients for these coffee-spiked smoothies. Come morning, all that’s left to do to make your on-the-go breakfast is blend with a splash of milk. (Shh...don’t tell the family, but there’s rutabaga and eggplant hiding in this chocolaty shakelike vegetable smoothie.)
We get it. You don't want to start your morning with processed, store-bought breakfast treats. So we developed a homemade copycat recipe of one of the best grab-and-go breakfasts, and it calls for only eight ingredients. Reach for one on your way out for a sweet—but not too sweet—morning.
Carrot Cake Refrigerator Oatmeal
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Granola Bar
Carrot Breakfast Cookies
Trick your kids (or yourself) into starting your morning with vegetables by sneaking carrots into breakfast cookies. Cranberries, pecans, and brown sugar sweetly disguise them. To make these baked goodies even more decadent, drizzle with Greek yogurt “icing.” Wrapped in parchment, this one-handed breakfast is ready for the commute.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bites
If you've been known to grab a banana on your way out the door as breakfast to go, upgrade to these delicious no-bake bites. (Or even better, pair the banana with a couple of the bites.) Make a big batch on Sunday, and they're good in the refrigerator for the rest of the week.
Fried Egg BLT Breakfast Sandwiches
To make this delicious sandwich a little more portable, scramble your eggs instead of frying them, or cook them over hard. Trust us: This breakfast to go is worth the extra time. (Plus, what fast food restaurant will customize everything from the doneness of your eggs to the bacon and bread type?)
Coconut-Chia Oat Crisps
Take note, folks who don’t feel hungry first thing in the a.m. Omega-3-rich chia seeds contribute plenty of protein and fiber, so even a half cup of this crisp makes for a nice mini meal. Swap it for a granola bar, crumble some over fruit and yogurt for crunch, dunk it in Greek yogurt. All the possibilities make this one of the most versatile on-the-go breakfast ideas we've got.
Blueberry Cereal Bars
Make your own cereal bars with almond butter (or try our Spicy Almond Butter), oats, dried blueberries, and nuts. Store them in the fridge, then enjoy this grab-and-go breakfast idea on your way out the door. Not a fan of blueberries? These bars would be brilliant with dried cherries, dried cranberries, or diced dried apples too. You're the boss.
Mason Jar Omelet
A quick weekday morning version of our favorite weekend brunch? Sign us up! Try this easy egg dish as a grab-and-go low-carb breakfast idea for work. Crack a couple of eggs in the jar, add your mix-ins, and screw on the lid. Tote to the office, shake, remove the lid, and microwave until fluffy.
Chai Breakfast Cupcakes
Chewy Tropical Granola Bars
Blueberry-Oat-Chia Seed Muffins
A healthy smoothie recipe is one of our top picks for on-the-go breakfast ideas because they're quick to make and don't leave crumbs in the car. This five-ingredient smoothie boasts all the most popular ingredients: peanut butter, bananas, strawberries, and yogurt.