Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

Six Grain Slow Cooker Porridge
Simplify your mornings with a breakfast that's ready in no time. Take care of prep work the night before to guarantee less stress the day of. With no more than 345 calories and 14 grams of fat per serving, these breakfast recipes are sure to start your day on a high (and healthy!) note.

Slow Cooker Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Breakfast doesn't get much easier than this: Simply add oats, water, and salt to your slow cooker. Dress up your make-ahead oatmeal with one of our suggested toppings to give yourself a delicious and healthy option with minimal hassle.

Sausage and Sweet Pepper Hash

You don't have to spend an hour at the stove to enjoy a hearty breakfast! This chicken sausage and red potato hash cooks overnight in your slow cooker, so you can wake up to a healthy, hassle-free meal in the morning.

Banana-Oat Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast? Yes! These cookies are full of good-for-you ingredients like banana, peanut butter, and dried cranberries. Best of all, these cookies can be frozen for up to two months, making them the perfect healthy choice for making ahead and grabbing on the go.

Overnight Blueberry Coffee Cake

Yes, coffee cake can be both delicious and healthy! Prepare this cake, which is studded with juicy blueberries and full of Greek yogurt, up to 24 hours ahead of time. Then, in the morning, just pop it into the oven and bake.

Fruit, Nut, and Brown Sugar Freezer Oatmeal Cups

Prep your usual morning bowl of oatmeal months in advance by whipping up a batch of these freezer oatmeal cups. Just pop a frozen cup in the microwave for a few minutes, and before you know it, you'll have a piping-hot bowl of oatmeal waiting for you.

Maple Brunch Cake with Apples and Cranberries

Serve this fruit-filled cake and impress guests at your next brunch party without spending hours in the kitchen. Your slow cooker does the work for you, so you can spend an extra hour or two sleeping in.

Granola Cups with Yogurt and Fruit

These adorable granola cups are great to make ahead and have on hand for busy mornings. Store them in the freezer for up to three months, then fill with yogurt and fresh fruit and enjoy.

Turkey-Pepper Brunch Strata

With a whopping 27 grams of protein, this strata is a powerhouse way to start your morning. The spice-infused breakfast bake can be made 8 to 24 hours ahead for a no-stress morning.

Carrot Breakfast Cookies

Sneak a serving of veggies into breakfast by baking shredded zucchini or carrots into these yummy cookies. Thanks to rolled oats, raisins, dried cranberries, and pecans, you'll never notice the vegetables as you grab a cookie from the freezer on your way out the door.

Chocolate-Walnut Bread Pudding

Satisfy your sweet tooth first thing in the morning with a warm, chocolaty breakfast recipe that's good for you, too. The only thing better than starting your day with chocolate is the satisfaction of knowing your slow cooker did all the work.

Two-Way Nutty Granola Cereal Recipe

You'll go nuts for this quick and easy recipe! Only 6 grams of fat are found in this wholesome breakfast that can double as a midday snack. With its long storage life, this is the ultimate make-ahead breakfast.

Slow-Toasted Granola

There's a process for perfection when it comes to granola. Learn what to add, how to bake, and exactly when you should add fruit to your version.

Breakfast Bake

You only need six ingredients to serve this scrumptious breakfast bake tomorrow morning. After chilling overnight, all it takes is 30 to 35 minutes to get this hearty ham and cheese mix out of the oven and onto your plate.  

Poblano-Chorizo Strata

This vibrant breakfast dish satisfies four food groups in delicious fashion. Hearty chorizo sausage, fluffy eggs, and fiery poblano chile peppers come together to make a meal that will fill you up, guilt-free.

Zucchini-Brie Breakfast Casseroles

Zucchini and yellow summer squash are the base for this savory breakfast recipe that makes six adorable individual servings. Add creamy Brie cheese and chunks of sourdough bread for a hearty and healthy breakfast.

Breakfast Pita Pizzas

Pizza for breakfast? You bet! You'll love the taste of tofu and vegetables smothered in melted cheese just as much as you'll love how easy it is to make. Simply pop a slice into the microwave or toaster oven for a few minutes for instant breakfast success.  

Protein-Packed Smoothies

Pack your morning full of protein with a delicious strawberry-banana smoothie. Turn it into a make-ahead breakfast by making it the night before and placing it—still in the blender—in the fridge overnight. In the morning, give it one more quick blend before you go!

Roasted Breakfast Pears

Juicy pears packed full of healthy yogurt and granola make an elegant and equally tasty recipe. Topped with a sugary syrup, this breakfast is perfectly balanced between delicious and nutritious.

Six-Grain Slow Cooker Porridge

Let your slow cooker do the legwork so you can wake up to the sweet smell of porridge in the morning. Once you're ready to eat, top off your breakfast with a splash of milk and a sprinkle of pecans.

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