Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfasts to Make Mornings Easier
Cheesy Egg Breakfast Sliders
Hawaiian sweet rolls help these mini make-ahead breakfast sandwiches stand out from the a.m. eats competition. Layer the bottom bun, honey mustard, ham, egg, cheese, and top bun. Pop your pan in the fridge until guests arrive (or your family crawls out of bed). Drizzle with melted butter and warm for 10 minutes to melt the cheese.
Mini Bacon and Egg Cups
Pair one bacon and egg cup with a banana for a light breakfast, or warm up a couple with a toasted bagel and jam if you have a big appetite. You can even wrap a couple mini egg bakes inside a whole-wheat tortilla for a a make-ahead breakfast burrito. Store the leftover egg bakes in plastic wrap in the refrigerator for a day or two, then reheat for about 60 seconds in the microwave when you’re ready to eat.
Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust
Why fuss with finicky pastry when a shingled sweet potato shell works just as well? That’s just the beginning of this savory, healthy make-ahead breakfast. Bacon, eggs, peppers, and two types of cheese come next. Put all of those components together and bake for 45 minutes, then cover and chill. You can fire up a piece at a time throughout the week as your appetite desires.
Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal
Breakfast doesn't get much easier than this. Simply add oats, water, and salt to your slow cooker. Once it’s finished, dress up your bowl of set-and-forget oatmeal with one of our suggested toppings. The result: A delicious and healthy breakfast option with minimal hassle!
Freezer Egg Sandwiches
This popular vegan treat can be a financial investment if you order it at a restaurant, but it doesn’t cost a lot—or take a lot of time—to stir up this make-ahead breakfast at home. Combine milk, yogurt, honey or syrup, chia seeds, and a couple other flavor-boosters, then allow it all to “marinate” for a couple hours (or overnight) as it chills. Next grab a spoon and make your way to the bottom of the bowl.
Chile-Quinoa Breakfast Burritos
These make-ahead breakfast burritos pile on the protein thanks to the addition of quinoa (one of our favorite vegetarian protein-packed options). Wrap and roll the eggs inside the tortillas, then pop in the freezer. Defrost overnight in the fridge, then toast up in a skillet.
Banana-Oat Breakfast Cookies
Yes, you have our permission to eat cookies for breakfast! These treats 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 make-ahead breakfast to grab on the go.
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. Yes, healthy make-ahead breakfasts can be cozy and comforting, too!
Granola Cups with Yogurt and Fruit
These adorable granola cups are a stellar healthy breakfast idea to have on hand for busy mornings. Store them in the freezer for up to three months. When you’re ready to fuel up, fill the cups with yogurt and fresh fruit and dig in!
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. In the morning, just pop the healthy breakfast idea into the oven and bake.
Turkey-Pepper Brunch Strata
With a whopping 27 grams of protein, this brunch dish is a powerhouse way to start your morning. The spice-infused strata can be made 8 to 24 hours ahead for an easy morning. Serve with a side of fruit to round out the stress-free, healthy meal.
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 inside these delicious cookies. This is one healthy breakfast recipe that tastes like dessert!
Two-Way Nutty Granola Recipe
You'll go nuts for this quick and easy healthy breakfast recipe. Only 6 grams of fat are found in this wholesome DIY cereal that can double as a midday snack. With its long storage life, this is the ultimate make-ahead nosh that’s as easy to enjoy by the handful as it is atop pretty much any sweet breakfast, such as a stack of pancakes!
This vibrant healthy breakfast recipe 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. Assemble it after dinner and chill overnight. Come morning, all that’s left to do is bake the make-ahead breakfast casserole for half an hour. Oh yes, and enjoy it!
This make-ahead breakfast is marvelous on top of yogurt, smoothie bowls, fruit parfaits, oatmeal, the options are nearly endless. Prepare a big batch during the weekend and it will last in an airtight container all week. (If you don’t eat it all before then!)
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 adore how easy this is to make. Simply pop a slice into the microwave or toaster oven for a few minutes for almost-instant healthy breakfast recipe.
Zucchini-Brie Breakfast Casseroles
Zucchini and yellow summer squash are the base for this savory make-ahead breakfast casserole recipe that makes six adorable individual servings. Add creamy Brie cheese and chunks of sourdough bread for a hearty and healthy breakfast. Opt for fresh dill to brighten things up.
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. Come morning, simply give it one more quick whir in the blender before you go and transfer to a to-go cup.
Roasted Breakfast Pears
Juicy pears sprinkled with granola make an elegant and equally tasty healthy breakfast recipe. Drizzled with a sugary syrup, this breakfast is perfectly balanced between delicious and nutritious. Top ‘em off with your favorite flavor of Greek yogurt for a dessert-like finish.
You only need six ingredients to serve this scrumptious breakfast bake tomorrow morning. After chilling this make-ahead breakfast casserole overnight, all it takes is 35 minutes to get this hearty ham and cheese mix out of the oven and onto your plate. For even more flavor, toss some herbs into the egg mixture (dill, thyme, oregano, or chives work wonderfully).
Six-Grain Slow Cooker Porridge
Steel-cut oats, cracked wheat, bulgur, barley, brown rice, and cornmeal join forces to add 6 grams of heart-healthy fiber to your menu at meal one! 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 this healthy breakfast idea with a splash of milk and a sprinkle of pecans.