25 make ahead breakfast recipes

25 Make Ahead Breakfast Recipes That Will Save You So Much Time In The Morning

We all need to save time during busy mornings. These 25 make ahead breakfast recipes will help you start the day off feeling successfully ahead of the game.

Whether you are trying to get everyone dressed and ready to get out the door, or you just want to have more time to focus on breakfast guests, these 25 make ahead breakfast recipes will save you so much time and stress. 

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We’ve included everything from healthy meal prep ideas, like Whole Wheat Veggie Quiches, to indulgent brunch treats, like the Best Ever Cinnamon Rolls. Make ahead breakfast recipes will help you to feed your family throughout the busy work week, or help you spend more fun time with them on the weekends. Scroll on to see the Eggs Benedict Casserole or the Boston Cream Pie Baked Oatmeal!

Customizable Make Ahead Breakfast Recipes

Healthy Whole Wheat Veggie Quiches

25 make ahead breakfast recipes that will save you time in the morning
Marley’s Menu / marleysmenu.com

These Healthy Whole Wheat Veggie Quiches are perfect if you are looking for a quick on-the-go bite that you can customize. They are so versatile – just use whatever veggies you have on hand to make a few different combinations. Try tomatoes with spinach, peppers with onions, or eggplant with arugula. Getting your veggies in during breakfast and saving time? Now that’s what I call winning the morning.

Savory Mexican Breakfast Quinoa Bowl

25 make ahead breakfast recipes that will save you time in the morning
Elise Tries To Cook / Elisetriestocook.com

If you like a savory breakfast, this recipe for a Savory Mexican Breakfast Quinoa Bowl is going to win you over! It’s a great balance of protein, carbs and veggies that will keep you satisfied until lunch. Plus, this recipe allows you to easily customize the toppings for each family member, so you can keep them all full and happy!

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

25 make ahead breakfast recipes that will save you time in the morning
Honey Let’s Eat / Instagram

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding tastes indulgent, but it’s also a nutritious and easy to make breakfast. Mix together and place into cups, or blend it first (if you’d prefer it smooth) and refrigerate overnight. You can top it with fruit, yogurt or granola to change it up for each serving. And this pudding can work as a dessert too.

Sweet Make Ahead Breakfast Recipes

Best Ever Cinnamon Rolls

25 make ahead breakfast recipes that will save you time in the morning
Anns Bites / annsbites.tumblr.com

These Best Ever Cinnamon Rolls from Anns Bites will make your family think you’ve been moonlighting at Cinnabon. Put them together after the kids go to bed or the night before you have friends over for brunch. In the morning, pull them out to let rise, then pop them in the oven. Your house will smell wonderful and there will be very little mess to clean up that morning!

Skinny Blueberry Breakfast Cake

25 make ahead breakfast recipes that will save you time in the morning
OMG Chocolate Desserts / omgchocolatedesserts.com

This recipe had me at breakfast cake! Not only is this Yogurt Oat Blueberry Breakfast Cake quick and healthy, it requires no mixer and is freezer friendly. So make it the weekend before you are planning on having morning company, then pop it in the oven to warm up before your guests arrive. Or wrap individual portions and defrost one each night that will be ready to grab in the morning.

Boston Cream Pie Baked Oatmeal

25 make ahead breakfast recipes that will save you time in the morning
Who Has The Thyme / whohasthethyme.com

Better for you than a doughnut, but just as delicious! Boston Cream Pie Baked Oatmeal Cups feature layers of baked oats, pudding, and decadent chocolate. They can be made ahead and put in the refrigerator so you can reheat whenever you’d like one. This will definitely get any kid to eat their oatmeal for breakfast!

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Streusel French Toast Casserole

25 make ahead breakfast recipes that will save you time in the morning
Averie Cooks / averiecooks.com

If you are looking for the perfect weekend or holiday treat, make this Caramel Apple French Toast Casserole. It’s pure decadent comfort food with tender bread, sweet apples and buttery caramel. Prep it the night before, then bake it in the oven in the morning. Your whole house will smell delightful, warm and welcoming!

One Bowl White Chocolate Chip Breakfast Loaf

25 make ahead breakfast recipes that will save you time in the morning
Nibbles by Nic / Instagram

Who doesn’t want chocolate for breakfast? This One Bowl White Chocolate Chip Breakfast Loaf is easy for a make ahead breakfast, so you have a convenient treat ready that will get you excited to start your day! Also, you only need one bowl! So, less dirty dishes too.

Birthday Cake Chia Pudding

25 make ahead breakfast recipes that will save you time in the morning
Kitchen of Youth / kitchenofyouth.com

This Birthday Cake Chia Pudding is such a treat! It’s tasty, comforting and perfect for meal prepping. And it’s so good for you – the chia seeds are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, fiber and anti-oxidants. If you have picky kids or family members who aren’t sold on eating chia seeds, the birthday cake version will most likely sell them on it. It has the flavor of vanilla cake and who doesn’t love something topped with colorful sprinkles?

Feed A Crowd Make Ahead Breakfast Recipes

Broccoli, Cheese & Chicken Sausage Egg Bake

25 make ahead breakfast recipes that will save you time in the morning
Our Love Language is Food / Ourlovelanguageisfood.com

Make this delicious Broccoli, Cheese and Chicken Sausage Egg Bake on Sunday, and you’ll have a savory, filling breakfast ready throughout the week. It’s packed with nutrient rich broccoli and lean chicken sausage, so you can feel good about starting your day off with this high protein dish. It will make your mornings easier and keep your body fueled until lunch.

Lighter French Toast Casserole

25 make ahead breakfast recipes that will save you time in the morning
The Girl on Bloor / thegirlonbloor.com

Need something to feed a group? Make this show stopping Lighter Overnight French Toast Casserole the night before you are expecting brunch guests. It’s the best way to serve French Toast to a crowd so you don’t have to cook each slice on the stovetop. It serves around 8 people, so you can invite your friends over or feed your hungry family!

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

25 make ahead breakfast recipes that will save you time in the morning
Mel’s Kitchen Cafe / melskitchencafe.com

Can’t decide which of your favorite breakfast foods to have? This Overnight Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole includes all of your favorites in one dish. Full of potatoes, sausage, eggs and cheese, you can make this ahead and then heat up some pieces in the morning when the family is ready to eat. And once the kids hear tater tots, they will be ready to gobble this up!

Eggs Benedict Casserole

25 make ahead breakfast recipes that will save you time in the morning
Chateau Dumplings / Instagram

Making Eggs Benedict for a group doesn’t sound like a relaxing morning, does it? But this Eggs Benedict Casserole is so easy and delicious, it will wow your crowd without you breaking a sweat. Just prep all your ingredients and put this together in a baking dish. In the morning, pop it in the oven until baked, then drizzle with extra Hollandaise sauce to serve.

Mushroom and Swiss Breakfast Strata

25 make ahead breakfast recipes that will save you time in the morning
Tessemae’s / tessemaes.com

Strata’s are wonderful breakfast casseroles with layers of chunky bread throughout the dish. They are perfect to prep ahead of time so they flavors can all come together in the refrigerator overnight. This vegetarian Mushroom and Swiss Strata is easy to put together and then pop in the oven before holiday visitors or your family is ready to eat.

Handheld Make Ahead Breakfast Recipes

Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches

25 make ahead breakfast recipes that will save you time in the morning
Real Mom Nutrition / realmomnutrition.com

Easy to prep and assemble, these Breakfast Sandwiches have been tested and hold up perfectly in the freezer. Layered with eggs, bacon and cheese, they are a classic that you can take with you from home vs. stopping at the drive-thru. The recipe makes 6 sandwiches, but you can easily double the recipe if you have a larger family to feed throughout the week.

Homemade Pop Tarts

25 make ahead breakfast recipes that will save you time in the morning
Eating by Elaine / eatingbyelaine.com

Pop-Tarts are super kid-friendly, but not so nutrient-friendly. Try this recipe for Homemade Pop-Tarts stuffed with raspberry chia jam and you can have the best of both worlds. And it’s perfect for any food allergies – it’s dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free without being free of delicious flavors! It has a flakey crust and it’s full of juicy fruit.

Ham And Cheese Breakfast Frittatas

25 make ahead breakfast recipes that will save you time in the morning
Sarah Steffens / realketones.com

Super high in protein and keto-friendly, these Ham & Cheese Egg Muffins are perfect to make in advance and eat throughout the work week. They are like mini ham and cheese omelettes you can eat on the go! Once you bake them and let them cool, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars

25 make ahead breakfast recipes that will save you time in the morning
Kitchen Sanctuary / kitchensanctuary.com

No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars are the perfect breakfast or snack to take with you and your family on the go. Everyone will be satisfied with peanut butter, oats and chocolate chips that will last up to a week in the fridge or one month in the freezer. And since this is a no-bake recipe, it’s very quick to prep and will save you time in the morning.

Chocolate Banana Muffins

25 make ahead breakfast recipes that will save you time in the morning
Five Heart Home / fivehearthome.com

Bakery-style Chocolate Banana Muffins are so tasty with your morning coffee. And your kids will think they are eating cupcakes for breakfast. There is a reason banana and chocolate is such a classic combo and these muffins balance those flavors perfectly. They are naturally sweetened with the mashed bananas, which means they don’t pack a ton of sugar too.

Meal Prep Breakfast Burritos

25 make ahead breakfast recipes that will save you time in the morning
Happy Healthy Mama / happyhealthymama.com

Want the ultimate handheld item that your teens can pop in the microwave and eat on their way out the door? Make a batch of these Breakfast Burritos with eggs, ground turkey, peppers and onions. Wrap each in foil and put them in your freezer. Now you are all set to grab one, reheat from frozen and go! They last up to three months in the freezer, although we doubt it will take you that long to go through them.

Healthy Make Ahead Breakfast Recipes

Strawberry and Cream Overnight Oats

25 make ahead breakfast recipes that will save you time in the morning
Lexi’s Clean Kitchen / lexiscleankitchen.com

This vegan and gluten-free recipe is bursting with flavor and creamy texture, without actually having cream as one of the ingredients. Strawberry and Cream Overnight Oats are quick too – make a few batches, then they are ready to eat straight out of the fridge in the morning.

Sweet Potato Waffles

25 make ahead breakfast recipes that will save you time in the morning
Kansas City Dietician / kansascitydietician.com

Homemade waffles are so delicious, and this freezer friendly recipe for Sweet Potato Waffles is a handy make ahead breakfast. You can make a batch, place them in freezer bags and then pop them in the toaster on a hectic morning. And this recipe gets bonus points for being good for you too. This is not your average frozen waffle – it’s gluten-free, anti-oxidant rich, and anti-inflammatory.

Buffalo Chicken Egg Muffins

25 make ahead breakfast recipes that will save you time in the morning
The Real Food RDs / therealfoodrds.com

If you crave a spicy, savory breakfast, this recipe for Buffalo Chicken Egg Muffins will satisfy you in the AM. They are packed with healthy veggies and protein, but are anything but boring thanks to the mouthwatering hot sauce. They are Whole30 and dairy free too, but feel free to add some cheese if you’d like. For a make ahead breakfast, you can prep them on Sunday, and have them ready to reheat for the week to come.

Healthy Brown Butter Carrot Bread

25 make ahead breakfast recipes that will save you time in the morning
Zestful Kitchen / zestfulkitchen.com

Browned butter makes a huge difference in baked goods, and this Healthy Whole Wheat Browned Butter Carrot Bread is no exception. It’s naturally sweet from the honey and carrots, but also so tender and moist. It’s like having cake for breakfast, but healthier. Warm up a slice with your morning coffee for a flavorful start to your day!

Freezer Oatmeal Cups

25 make ahead breakfast recipes that will save you time in the morning
Cupcakes and Kale Chips / cupcakesandkalechips.com

Freezer Oatmeal Cups are a make ahead breakfast you can create with the kids and have them help customize their own cups! It’s like making your own instant hot breakfast, but with whole ingredients you know are good for you. Just heat it up in the microwave to have a hot bowl of delicious oatmeal just the way you like it.

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