7 Make-Ahead Ideas For a Healthy Breakfast

Make-ahead breakfasts
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January 18, 2019

If you’re taking a look at your busy schedule and wondering how you’re going to manage a nourishing breakfast when you have to be out the door so early, let us offer a suggestion: the make-ahead breakfast. You got it! Just like packing your lunch the night before, figuring out what you’re going to eat for breakfast is something you don’t have to wait until the morning of to decide on.

This list of easy, make-ahead breakfast ideas is great if you’re feeding a small army or if you don’t mind the same thing everyday. With ideas like a practical sheet pan frittata to homemade granola bars, there’s something on this list for every kind of morning appetite.

Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast Burritos

These crowd pleasers, with eggs, sausage and vegetables, are grab-and-go, so you can hand them out as everyone is piling into the car. If you’re cooking for a smaller household, wrap them individually in foil, label, and keep them stashed in the freezer for up to a month. We love these grain-free tortillas for anyone who’s gluten- or grain-free.

French toast casserole
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Vegan, Gluten-Free Overnight French Toast Casserole

Sometimes you just want an indulgent breakfast a regular Tuesday morning. Here’s a fun, tasty a.m. meal that feels like a treat but doesn’t go overboard. You can prep it the night before and bake it off in the morning. The smell alone will wake the house up.

Overnight Oats for a Crowd

This is more of a formula than a recipe—but that’s good, because you can make it suit your needs. Serve these with a few different toppings and let people DIY their own bowls.

Sheet pan veggie frittata
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Sheet Pan Veggie Frittata

Delicious hot, cold or anywhere in-between, a frittata is the perfect make-ahead breakfast dish. This sheet-pan version feeds a big group with ease or can be breakfast for one to two over the course of the week.

Healthy Five-Ingredient Granola Bars

We love a short ingredient list when there’s so much other stuff to do to get ready for the weekday rhythm. Whip up these date- and nut butter-based bars super-fast and leave them out so everyone can grab one no matter what time their alarm goes off.

Breakfast casserole
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Healthy Breakfast Casserole

Get some vegetables into your family early on with this tasty casserole, loaded with broccoli, onion, garlic, and parsley. It’s also hearty and rich, with two cheeses, so everyone will be full of the good stuff to start their day.

Paleo Egg Cups

With just 5 ingredients, these tasty, veggie-packed egg cups become the ideal minimalist approach to make-ahead breakfast. You can make them while you’re prepping any veggies for dinner, and rest assured everyone can help themselves once they’re out of the oven.

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