10 Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes for Kids to Simplify Your Mornings


The weekday morning struggle is real—getting everyone out the door, fully dressed, with everything they need on time is a miracle in itself. Turn the chaos into calm with these make-ahead breakfasts for kids. We’ve found putting in extra time the night before or on the weekend will make your mornings run smoother. Scroll down for breakfast inspo that’ll make your mornings easier. 

Creamsicle Chia Pudding

Creamsicle Chia Pudding
A Taste of Madness

This Creamsicle Chia Pudding from A Taste of Madness is one of the most delicious make-ahead breakfast recipes for kids. Your family will be wanting seconds of this one. 

Apple Pie Oatmeal Smoothie

Apple Pie Oatmeal Smoothie
The Stay at Home Chef

The kids will love this apple pie oatmeal smoothie from The Stay at Home Chef—it tastes like apple pie in a glass! The recipe keeps the sugar to a minimum, making it a healthy way to start the day. 

Taco Muffin Tin Eggs

Taco Muffin Tin Eggs
The Cheerful Kitchen

We’ve seen a million twists on muffin tin eggs, but you’ll definitely want to try this one from The Cheerful Kitchen. With veggies, cheese and ground beef, it’s filling enough to keep little bellies satisfied until lunchtime. 

Peanut Butter Granola

Peanut Butter Granola
Joy Food Sunshine

This granola from Joy Food Sunshine is super easy to make and will make your mornings a breeze. You can serve it up as cereal, sprinkle it over yogurt with some berries or just gobble it up by the handful. 

Breakfast Burritos with Chorizo

freezer breakfast burritos
The Suburban Soapbox

These breakfast burritos from The Suburban Soapbox can be prepared on the weekend and stashed in the freezer for up to a month. Just pop them in the microwave and they’ll be your savior on stressful mornings.

Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

healthy oatmeal banana chocolate chip muffins
My Food Story

Make a batch of these muffins from My Food Story on the weekend, and you’ll be set for the whole week. The chocolate chips make them an instant hit with the kids, and the wholesome ingredients make them a win for parents too. 

Berry Chia Overnight Oats

berry chia overnight oats
Sue Bee Homemaker

If your little ones like oatmeal, then you’ll want to give overnight oats a try. This version from Sue Bee Homemaker is bursting with berries and adding a sprinkling of chia seeds ups the nutritional benefits even more. 

Breakfast Sandwiches

make-ahead breakfast sandwiches
The Charming Detroiter

Skip the Egg McMuffins and try out The Charming Detroiter’s genius make-ahead breakfast sandwiches instead. Your little foodies will have a new favorite breakfast. 

Kiwi and Raspberry Chia Pudding

kiwi and raspberry chia pudding
Seasonal Cravings

For an impressive breakfast totally worth the (night before) effort, you’ve got to try this recipe from Seasonal Cravings. With layers of fruit and chia pudding, it’s as healthy as it is eye-catching. 

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

ham and cheese breakfast casserole
The Cookie Rookie

You can make this breakfast casserole from The Cookie Rookie on the weekend, and the leftovers will be just as tasty heated up throughout the week. The dish is stuffed with kid-fave ingredients like ham, cheese and crusty bread to start your day off on a delicious note. 


—Taylor Clifton & Susie Foresman

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