18 On-the-Go Breakfast Ideas for Fueling Up on Busy Mornings

Carrot Breakfast Cookies
Photo: Blaine Moats

Breakfast skippers, we're looking at you. Thanks to these quick and easy breakfasts (most of which you can make the night before), it's no problem to start your day with a meal you can feel good about. Try granola bars, overnight oats, breakfast sandwiches, and more on-the-go breakfast ideas all workweek long.

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Chia Pudding

Chia Pudding Bowl
Jacob Fox

Feeding a family with diverse flavor preferences? Create a chia pudding bar for a healthy breakfast on the go so 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.

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Freezer Egg Sandwiches

Freezer Egg Sandwiches
Andy Lyons

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 two minutes.

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Sausage and Potato Mini Egg Bakes

Sausage Potato Mini Egg Bakes
Carson Downing

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. Then, on a morning when you need a grab-and-go breakfast, microwave for one minute and enjoy as-is or tucked inside a tortilla.

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Sweet Tortilla Wraps

Sweet Tortilla Wraps
Carson Downing

This on-the-go breakfast idea is customizable, meaning your morning will never get boring. Start with a tortilla (we like whole-grain for the extra nutrients), add a smear of your favorite spread, then pile on fruit, granola, chocolate chips, or nuts. The endless possibilities will be fun for adults and kids to create.

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Breakfast Tarts

Breakfast Tarts
Blaine Moats

We get it. You don't want to start your morning with processed, store-bought breakfast treats. So we developed a homemade copycat recipe for one of the best grab-and-go breakfasts, which calls for only eight ingredients. Reach for one on your way out for a sweet—but not too sweet—morning.

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Carrot Cake Refrigerator Oatmeal

Carrot Cake Refrigerator Oatmeal
Karla Conrad

Is this dessert or breakfast? We'll let you decide. What we know for sure: If you're looking for an on-the-go breakfast that's delicious and full of protein and fiber, this make-ahead breakfast is for you.

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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Granola Bar

Chewy Tropical Granola Bars
Jacob Fox

"Absolutely delicious, and the kids loved helping make and eat them," says one BHG.com reviewer. These granola bars may look like the store-bought snacks you and your family gobble up, but now you'll know exactly what's in them.

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Carrot Breakfast Cookies

Carrot Breakfast Cookies
Blaine Moats

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 this quick breakfast even more decadent, drizzle with Greek yogurt "icing." This one-handed breakfast wrapped in parchment is ready for the daily commute.

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bites

No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bites
Andy Lyons

Upgrade to these delicious no-bake bites if you sometimes grab a banana on your way out the door as breakfast to-go. (Or even better, pair the banana with a couple of the bites.) Make a big batch on Sunday. They keep in the refrigerator for the rest of the week.

Buy It: Ninja Food Processor ($150, Bed Bath & Beyond)

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Coconut-Chia Oat Crisps

Coconut-Chia Oat Crisps
Brie Passano

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, or dunk it in Greek yogurt. All the possibilities make this one of our most versatile on-the-go breakfast ideas.

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Blueberry Cereal Bars

Blueberry Cereal Bars
Jacob Fox

Make your own cereal bars with 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, and diced dried apples. You're the boss.

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Mason Jar Omelet

Mason Jar Omelet
Matthew Clark

A quick weekday morning version of our favorite weekend brunch? Sign us up! Try this easy egg dish for a delish keto breakfast on the go. 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.

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Chai Breakfast Cupcakes

Chai Breakfast Cupcakes
Kritsada Panichgul

No, your chai tea latte doesn't count as breakfast. But chai breakfast cupcakes? Yeah, we'll count those. Try this easy muffin-like recipe if you crave sweet morning meals but you're bored with packaged grab-and-go breakfast bars.

Buy It: Good Cook Muffin Pan ($4, Target)

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Chewy Tropical Granola Bars

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Andy Lyons

These chewy granola bars have no added sugar. Don't worry, though. This healthy grab-and-go breakfast is still plenty sweet, thanks to a banana and some dried apricots. Munch on one with a piece of fruit or hard-cooked egg for a well-rounded breakfast, or enjoy one as a low-sugar dessert.

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Blueberry-Oat-Chia Seed Muffins

Blueberry Oat Chia Seed Muffins
Blaine Moats

Muffin recipes are so easy to eat on the go, and when they're made with oats and chia seeds like these, they'll keep you full until lunchtime. Make them mini as directed, so you get two muffins per serving, or save a pan and make full-size muffins.

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Protein-Packed Smoothies

Protein-Packed strawberry Smoothies with straws
Peter Krumhardt

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.

Buy It: Ninja Professional Blender ($89, Walmart)

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Tropical Fruit Breakfast Parfaits

Tropical Fruit Breakfast Parfaits
Karla Conrad

Make granola the night before, then toss all the ingredients into a to-go cup the following morning. Don't forget a spoon! These fruity parfaits are the ultimate grab-and-go breakfast idea for work because one bite transports you to a beachy café.

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Copycat Bacon and Gruyère Egg Bites

Copycat Bacon and Gruyere Egg Bites
Dera Burreson

Save time (and money) by skipping a stop at the coffee shop in exchange for this easy on-the-go breakfast. Cottage cheese is blended into the mix for added texture and tang while providing extra protein. Make a batch of bacon- and cheese-filled egg bites and store them in the fridge for up to three days. A quick 45 seconds in the microwave is all it takes to reheat.

Buy It: Ball Quilted Crystal Jars ($12, Target)

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