30 Make-Ahead Breakfast Ideas You Can Cook Once and Eat All Week
While it might not be practical, or even possible, for the family to sit down to breakfast together every day, it is entirely possible for every member to start the day with delicious and nutritious food. These make ahead breakfast ideas cater to every taste and circumstance, from paleo and keto diets to those who need to grab and go, these breakfasts can be cooked once and then eaten all week – and every one of them is outstanding.
Make-Ahead Cinnamon French Toast
Cinnamon French toast is delicious when it’s freshly made, but it’s even better when it’s a day or two old as it soaks up all the flavors. Make this dishful to keep breakfast-time treat-time.
Quick and Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast Burritos
Stick some of these make ahead breakfast burritos in your freezer, and you will have the perfect way to start the day by simply reheating and eating with no fuss at all.
Make-Ahead Sausage and Egg Breakfast Sandwiches
Stop heading to the drive-thru on your way to work every morning; now you can make your own perfect breakfast sandwiches using English muffins and freeze them for the days ahead.
Make-Ahead Pancake Mix
If pancakes are your food of choice to start the day, make the dry mix and store it in a jar. Then, when you’re ready, simply add to water, egg, and butter.
The Best Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole
Casseroles aren’t just for a hearty evening meal; with this recipe you can create a breakfast casserole that’s packed with bread, ham, peppers, and cheese which can be made days in advance.
Make Ahead Egg Muffins
These little muffins are full of everything that’s great about breakfast – eggs, meats, cheese, veg, and anything else you fancy, and are easy to reheat day after day.
Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfast Cookies
Cookies for breakfast? Who knew? Whip up a batch of these deceptively healthy cookies in whatever your favorite flavor is, and store them in the freezer for up to six months.
Freezer Breakfast Quesadillas
There are four recipes here to choose from so you can make the perfect quesadillas for you, or you can create your own filling for a customized start to the day.
Make-ahead Breakfast Bowls
If you’re looking for something heartier than fruit and cereal to eat in the morning, make a big batch of these breakfast bowls (which are totally delicious) and reheat them whenever you need.
Make-ahead Smoothie Packs
Smoothies are probably the healthiest breakfast, but they take a lot of prep. Plan ahead by measuring out your fruits and greens and freezing them, with seeds etc. measured into a container.
Easy overnight Oatmeal
Overnight oats are prepared the night before, so you wake to a tasty and nutritious breakfast which can also be eaten on the go. Try one of these six recipes and you’ll be hooked!
Banana Chocolate Chip Walnut Baked Oatmeal Cups
Anything called Chunky Monkey just has to be tried, and this is a great make ahead breakfast idea for those who love oats, chocolate, bananas, and nuts in one handy serving.
Instant Oatmeal Jars
Prepare a whole week’s worth of breakfasts using this method, and each one can be different as the contents are entirely up to you – like peaches and cream, or monkey mix, for example.
Make-Ahead Protein Packed Breakfast Bites
With around 3 grams of protein in each one, these little breakfast bites are frozen morsels of yogurt, granola, and fruit, and can be eaten when only slightly defrosted.
Make-Ahead Breakfast Enchiladas
Ideal for when you know you have a crowd over for breakfast, this make-ahead dish of enchiladas is filled with bacon, sausage, eggs, and chillies, and topped with cheese and enchilada sauce.
Make-Ahead Breakfast Pie with Lattice Bacon Crust
Mark a special occasion with this stunning lattice pie. Jam-packed with eggs, potatoes, and cheese, the lattice on the top is made of golden, crispy bacon for a hearty morning feast.
Mini Pancake Donuts
Unless you’re a police officer, you probably wouldn’t dream of having donuts for breakfast, but if you have a mini donut maker you can create these delicious little morsels using boxed pancake mix.
Instant Pot Egg Bites
Cure your Starbucks addiction by making these cheat’s egg bites, which can be made in an instant pot and kept in the fridge for up to seven days, and reheated to serve.
Make-Ahead Breakfast Biscuit Sandwiches
These breakfast biscuit sandwiches are delicious, and can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge – just reheat for a breakfast that oozes with crispy bacon and moreish melty cheese.
Easy Make-Ahead Oven Baked Eggs
If you’re yearning for those perfectly round eggs which you get at the drive thru, follow this tip to make your own which can be kept cooked in the fridge for days.
Make-Ahead Sausage and Waffle Breakfast Casserole
This sausage and waffle casserole is a game changer when it comes to make-ahead breakfasts, as it can be prepared in advance and then baked when the family is ready.
High Protein Breakfast Bites
If you’ve never thought about making pancakes in muffin tins, you really should start, because these little muffins can be topped with fruits, sprinkles, cinnamon or more for perfect breakfast bites.
Vegetarian Meal Prep Breakfast Bowls
Both healthy and hearty, these beautiful breakfast bowls can be made ahead of time and are filled with hash browns and eggs on a bed of vibrant spinach, cilantro, and shredded cheese.
Peanut Butter Breakfast Bites
Sometimes it’s just not practical to sit around the table and eat breakfast together, so on those days these peanut butter breakfast bites make a delicious grab and go alternative.
Baked French Toast Muffins
What’s better than French toast in the mornings? French toast in muffin form, and by following this recipe you can make these little cups of deliciousness in advance to make mornings more leisurely.
Freezer Breakfast Burritos
Earn yourself an extra few minutes in bed by making a batch of these breakfast burritos with a variety of savory fillings and freezing them until they’re needed, then simply microwave for 60-90 seconds.
Loaded Overnight Breakfast Casserole
Anything you fancy can go into this scrumptious breakfast casserole – hash browns, croissants, sausage, bacon, and more – and it can be prepared the night before and frozen or refrigerated until needed.
Make-Ahead Fruit Parfaits
This delightful mix of delicious breakfast items has the rather grand name of ‘parfaits’, and it’s perfect for when you want a light but satisfying start to the day.
Freezable French Toast Sticks
If you make these French toast sticks in advance, they can be kept in the freezer and then warmed in the toaster oven or microwave, before dunking in maple syrup.
Make-Ahead Ham And Cheese Calzones
Fill a calzone with all your favorite breakfast items, like scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage, and then keep in the freezer for up to six months – not that they’ll last that long!
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