If you are not a morning person, getting ready for school or work can be tricky. That’s why planning make-ahead breakfasts can be a total game changer — seriously. Preparing your food in advance can shave off as much as 20 minutes from your morning routine, letting you take it easy as the sun rises.
After all, breakfast is a crucial component of a successful day. If you don’t keep your stomach full and happy, your body and mind won’t be able to do its thing. You’ll feel lethargic and groggy. You’ll also be the culprit of that grumbling stomach in your morning meeting. Basically, it’s just as important as staying hydrated and drinking enough water.
The key to taking advantage of make-ahead breakfasts is all about the prep. The day before your week starts, whip up one of these recipes below. Once it is all done, divvy it up and store in the freezer. Dishes like quiche should be cut into slices beforehand to make your life a little easier.
Taking the time to cook make-ahead breakfasts will pay off in the form of stress-free, tasty mornings. Before you know it, waking up will be a major treat — I promise.
1. Spinach and Blue Cheese Biscuits
Who says blue cheese is just for dressing? This savory concoction by Joy the Baker is perfect for a grab-n-go morning breakfast... and lunch. And dinner.
2. Cherry Cream Cheese Muffins
Take a break from the traditional bagel and opt for a muffin filled with chunks of cream cheese. Bring in some cherries and you've got a serious treat. Head to Pastry Affair for the full recipe.
3. Banana Berry Muffins
If you prefer conventional muffin flavors, check out this banana berry version from Adventures in Cooking. This one would pair amazingly well with a hot cup of your favorite latte.
4. Tomato and Egg Breakfast Pizza
Pizza lovers, rejoice. I Am A Food Blog has developed a breakfast version just for you. I'll take six slices, please.
5. Celery Root Hashbrowns
If you're up for the challenge, use celery root to make a batch of hashbrowns with Adventures in Cooking. Not only are they healthier and less starchy than potatoes, but you'll be impressed with yourself each and every morning.
6. Chorizo Breakfast Sausage
Ditch the conventional boxed sausage for mouthwatering chorizo breakfast sausage by Lick My Spoon. The recipe will teach you how to make it from scratch and earn you some serious kitchen cred.
7. Whole Wheat Strawberry Pancakes
You can never go wrong with a stack of strawberry pancakes. This version, by Adventures in Cooking, uses whole wheat flour and flax meal for a major nutritional punch. Come sunrise, simply grab a few and pop them in the oven.
8. Breakfast Taquito Recipe
Mexican food for breakfast? You bet. Thanks to I Am A Food Blog, all of your biggest dreams can now come true. Feel free to customize this recipe with your favorite medley of vegetables and cheeses.
9. Cherry Berry Banana Overnight Oats
Contrary to what you might think, make-ahead breakfasts don't always need the oven. For example, Foodie Crush's cherry berry banana oats can be made overnight in the fridge. Prepare it before you go to sleep and you'll wake up to a homemade breakfast.
10. Vegetable Frittata
Frittatas are downright wonderful. Not only are they ridiculously easy to make, but they give you a chance to use up leftover veggies. Consider using ramekins like Thyme for Cooking for a readily portioned breakfast each morning.
11. Smoked Salmon Quick Quiche
Get your fill of protein with Foodie Crush's smoked salmon quick quiche. Easy to make, easy to eat. Awesome.
12. Spinach, Artichoke, and Goat Cheese Quiche
Amp up the fancy points with a spinach, artichoke, and goat cheese version. This recipe, also by Foodie Crush, will satisfy your stomach before you even step out the door.
13. Sourdough Breakfast Pizza
We’re not done with the breakfast pizzas just yet, folks. This one by The Crepes of Wrath features a sourdough crust and chunks of bacon. Yes, please!
14. Best Banana Bread Pancakes
Two classics come together in this glorious invention by Foodie Crush. I’m thinking this would be amazing with some chocolate chips thrown in there.
15. Power Breakfast Egg Meat Muffins
Get started on the right foot with these protein-packed power breakfast egg meat muffins by The Healthy Foodie. They make the perfect post-workout snack, too.
16. Ham & Cheese Breakfast Casserole
In the same vein as frittatas and quiche, this ham and cheese casserole by Foodie Crush can last you an entire week. How’s that for adulting?
17. Overnight Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
For another overnight oatmeal idea, visit Mel’s Kitchen Café. This maple brown sugar version would pair especially well with a quintessential PSL.
18. Blueberry Crumble Bread
Doubling as breakfast and snack, Pasry Affair’s blueberry crumble bread is ideal for savoring the last of the summer berries. Bonus: it smells like vanilla.
19. "Cinnamon Roll" Scones
Sweet tooth folks will swoon over Naturally Ella’s scone recipe inspired by cinnamon rolls. This is another breakfast-worthy treat that would go amazingly well with a PSL.
20. Lemon Cornmeal Breakfast Cake
Thanks to Joy the Baker’s imagination, lemon and cornmeal come together to create a breakfast cake full of unique flavor. Now, you can finally say that you made yourself cake for breakfast.
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