22 Super Easy Breakfasts for Hectic Mornings

Make-ahead breakfast casserole The Cookie Rookie

Yes, there’s an egg breakfast sandwich on the list

Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but that means nothing to your kiddo if they aren’t excited about eating it. And since we know how hectic mornings are for everyone, we found kid-approved, easy breakfast recipes you can make ahead of time. From overnight oats to super simple smoothies, these easy make-ahead breakfasts are sure to make the morning routine a little bit more palatable. Find your favorite here.  


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5-Ingredient Cereal Bars

Weelicious

These cereal bars from Weelicious are a snap to make with only five ingredients! We especially like that they can be thrown into lunch boxes as well as being a quick bite in the morning. 

Banana Bread

Jeff Siepman via Unsplash

Warm up a few slices of this yummy banana bread, slice up some fruit and you've got a great make-ahead breakfast meal. This recipe is a favorite with Red Tricycle's Editorial Director, get the how-to here

Enchilada Breakfast Casserole

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Food Fanatic

Made with chorizo or sausage, enchilada sauce, cheddar cheese, eggs and green bell peppers, you'll be hitting all the food groups with this Tex-Mex-inspired breakfast casserole. Make it the day or weekend before and you'll have plenty for the week! Grab the recipe from Food Fanatic here

Breakfast Pasta

The View from Great Island

Pasta for breakfast?? You bet, with this recipe from The View from Great Island. Since noodles take on just about any flavor you want, go heavy on the bacon and eggs for an early morning meal. You can whip it up the night before and pop it into the microwave or in the oven on low before the kids get up.

Egg-cellent Breakfast Muffins

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Dinner at the Zoo

Sick of scrambled eggs? Dinner at the Zoo has the solution. These cute little egg muffins are kind of like handheld omelets, and you can make a large batch and eat them all week long. You can even sneak some veggies into the mix!

Best Breakfast Burritos

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Life Made Simple

Spice up your mornings with a truly tasty burrito. These wraps from Life Made Simple are easy to make and easy to customize for everyone in the fam. Did we mention they’re freezer-friendly and great for an on-the-go breakfast?

Pancakes, Please!

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Kristine’s Kitchen Blog

Looking for a better batter for your pancakes and waffles? This recipe from Kristine’s Kitchen Blog uses unsweetened applesauce instead of a ton of butter. The result is super tasty and healthier than your average pancake, too. And your leftovers will freeze beautifully!

Kid-Friendly Croissants

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Damn Delicious

Here’s the scoop on these pretty-as-a-picture sandwiches from Damn Delicious: they’re filling, delicious and totally microwavable! You can also customize the fillings to suit your kids’ fave flavors—but ham and cheese are always a classic.

Frozen Yogurt Pops

make ahead breakfast yogurt pops
Boulder Locavore

Think outside your usual yogurt cup and give this idea, courtesy of Boulder Locavore, a whirl. Sporting granola, Greek yogurt and fresh fruit, these breakfast popsicles are a great way to start the day—especially if it’s gonna be a hot one. 

Cookies for Breakfast

Kristine’s Kitchen Blog

Your little cookie monsters will be thrilled to have cookies for breakfast—and you’ll like that these cookies from Kristine's Kitchen Blog are actually an incognito healthy breakfast. They’re full of fresh carrots and apples, free of refined sugar, and freezer-friendly too!

Banana Chocolate Oats

My Fussy Eater

If you haven’t yet jumped aboard the overnight oats bandwagon, we’ve saved you a seat with this recipe from My Fussy Eater. It’s full of natural antioxidants and nutrients—not to mention chocolatey-banana goodness. And the prep time? Five measly minutes.

Gluten-Free Waffles

Minimalist Baker

Wahoo for waffles! These treats from The Minimalist Baker are gluten-free and freezer friendly. Whip ‘em up in a snap, and save them for those busy weekday mornings when all you can handle is a toaster breakfast.

Toaster Puff Pastry

Menu Musings

Sure, it looks impressive, but this idea from Menu Musings is actually easy to pull off. Make it ahead of time, and then pop it into the toaster oven in the morning. Voila!

Homemade McMuffin

Damn Delicious

Give the Egg McMuffin a homemade twist with these breakfast sandwiches from Damn Delicious. Not only are they a make-ahead treat that can be frozen and then enjoyed on the fly, but they’re also easily customizable for tiny foodies.

Super Quick Smoothies

Simply Sophisticate

For an extra fast breakfast, stock these smoothie ice cubes from Simply Sophisticate in your freezer and pop them in the blender. You can even create different cubes to give everyone in the family their fave flavors.

Apple Pie in a Glass

Apple Pie Oatmeal Smoothie
The Stay at Home Chef

The kids will love this oat-filled 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.

Muffin Tin Meat Muffins

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.

Berry Overnight Oats

Sue Bee Homemaker

This version of overnight oats from Sue Bee Homemaker is bursting with berries and adding a sprinkling of chia seeds ups the nutritional benefits even more. 

Make-Ahead Breakfast Sammies

make-ahead breakfast sandwich
The Charming Detroiter

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

Kiwi 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 kiwi, raspberry and chia pudding, it’s as healthy as it is eye-catching. 

Best Breakfast Casserole

make-ahead 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 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. 

 

 

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