Most busy families don’t have time in the morning to make a home-cooked breakfast. That’s why I’ve put together this collection of 12 make-ahead breakfasts that you can easily prepare on the weekend and have breakfast ready all week long.
Baked Oatmeal via HeyDonna.com
This is my go-to breakfast to make when we have a busy week. It takes just a few minutes to throw together and is out of the oven in about 30 minutes. You can easily cut up the portions, individually wrap them and keep them in the freezer. We tend to go through the whole pan easily in one week so I just leave the pan in the fridge. Get the recipe HERE.
Overnight Oats via HealthyLifeTrainer.com
These have been in the spotlight for several years now. There are hundreds of ways to make overnight oats. I prefer to eat my oats warm so I’m sharing a recipe that I prefer. This is a great starter recipe with lots of ideas to help you mix it up. Check out the recipe HERE
Banana Muffins via HeyDonna
Our Banana Cream Muffins are another family favorite. This is another great recipe to make ahead and stock in your fridge or freezer. Add in nuts or chocolate chips for some extra flavor. Get the recipe HERE
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Mini Quiches – via HeyDonna.com
I absolutely love having eggs for breakfast but I don’t always have time to make them every morning. That’s why I love my mini quiche recipe. It’s another freezer-friendly recipe that I usually make on the weekends and pop in the freezer. This recipe is pretty old and the post is in need of updating but if you’re looking for a healthy protein-filled option. Get the recipe HERE
Homemade Chocolate Granola via ThriftyFrugalMom
Granola is another favorite in our house. We all love having it over yogurt in the morning. This homemade chocolate granola recipe is so easy to make and you can feel great knowing that it’s not filled with a bunch of unnecessary preservatives. Get the recipe HERE.
Oatmeal Cups via FrugallyBlonde.com
If you need a breakfast that you can take on the go, you might want to try making some oatmeal cups. Mix up a batch and you’ll have several cups of dry oatmeal mix that you can take with you. Just add hot water and voila! Get the recipe HERE.
Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits via AFoodLoversKitchen.com
This recipe is very similar to how I make my yogurt parfaits. I remember going on a road trip with some girlfriends and one of them showed up with fancy little jars filled with yogurt, granola, and fruit. It was so thoughtful, delicious, and easy to transport. These would be great to have in your fridge ready to go on a busy morning. Get the recipe HERE.
We love this recipe and tend to make it during the holidays when we’re entertaining. It’s also the perfect recipe to make on the weekend and enjoy throughout the week. I love the crescent roll crust, but if you want something a little more homemade you can substitute biscuits or even shredded potatoes. Get the recipe HERE.
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Blueberry Scones from HeyDonna.com
Sometimes breakfast can be a quick pastry and these blueberry scones are so delicious! Substitute another fruit if blueberries aren’t your favorite. These store well in a sealed container on the counter for about a week. Get the recipe HERE.
Cheesy Bacon Breakfast Burrito from DinnerThenDessert.com
I haven’t made these in a while but they are a step up from a simple breakfast burrito that I normally make. I normally just throw some scrambled eggs with cheese and peppers in a tortilla. If you’re looking for something a little nicer give this recipe a try. Get the recipe HERE.
Simple Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches from MyFrugalAdventures.com
Who doesn’t love an egg McMuffin? They are filling and satisfying but can break the bank. Make a batch of these easy sandwiches to have on hand for a busy morning. Get the recipe HERE.
Grab and Go Breakfast Protein Boxes from FamilyFreshMeals.com
I love this idea! I’ve spent over $6 for something similar at Starbucks, why not put one together at home instead? You get protein from the hard-boiled egg, nuts, and cottage cheese. Swap out the items if you’d rather have yogurt, different fruit, or nuts. There are so many different ways you can personalize these boxes. Get the recipe here.
I hope you found some inspiration in this post and that you can make some breakfasts to have on hand when you’re having a busy morning. If you’re looking for some ideas for your lunchbox check out my printable list of lunch box ideas.