9 Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes to Simplify Your Mornings

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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 by making breakfast ahead of time. 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. 

Apple Pie Oatmeal Smoothie

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. Click here to grab the recipe.

Taco Muffin Tin Eggs

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. To grab the recipe, click here.

Peanut Butter Granola

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. Click here to get the recipe.

Breakfast Burritos with Chorizo

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. Snag the recipe by clicking here.

Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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. Find out how they’re made by clicking here.

Berry Chia Overnight Oats

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. To get the recipe, click here.

Breakfast Sandwiches

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. To get the recipe, click here.

Kiwi and Raspberry Chia Pudding

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. To find out how it’s made, click here.

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

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. Grab the recipe by clicking here.


—Susie Foresman