9 Easy Make-Ahead Breakfasts

Take the stress out of busy mornings

Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Burritos

The Spruce / Leah Maroney

Give yourself a break on busy mornings with make-ahead breakfasts that are ready for eating whenever you are. Whip up the wholesome recipes when you have the time, then enjoy the fruits of your labor when another soggy bowl of cereal just won't cut it. From weekend-ready baked French toast and breakfast casseroles to savory burritos and mini egg muffins that can be devoured on the go, these meals will take the stress out of preparing a good breakfast and brighten your mornings any day of the week.


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  • 01 of 09

    Overnight Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

    Overnight Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

    The Spruce

    Use sliced white bread to make this flavorful overnight sausage and egg breakfast casserole, which gets cheesy flavor from plenty of cheddar. Make it the night before and keep in the fridge for easy baking in the morning. You can swap in turkey sausage for the meat if you want.

  • 02 of 09

    Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Burritos

    Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Burritos

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    With just a handful of ingredients, you can whip up these fun sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast burritos to microwave and enjoy anytime. This recipe wraps up the ingredients in a large flour or corn tortilla, but go ahead and add your own favorites to the filling, such as frozen hash brown potatoes, onions, or minced jalapeno peppers.

  • 03 of 09

    Bananas Foster French Toast Casserole

    Bananas Foster French Toast Casserole

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Wow your family or holiday guests with an irresistible baked bananas Foster French toast casserole inspired by a famous New Orleans dessert. The combination of bananas, vanilla, and caramel sauce is impressive enough to serve at weekend brunch or for special occasions. Make it the night before to bake in the morning, or freeze unbaked up to one month, thawing in the fridge when ready to cook.

  • 04 of 09

    Sausage and Cheddar-Filled Biscuits

    sausage cheddar biscuits
    Leah Maroney

    This simple make-ahead recipe for sausage and cheddar-filled biscuits freezes like a dream. Reheat them straight from frozen for a quick hand-held breakfast that will fill you up when you're rushing out the door. You can also add chopped onions to the meaty filling for an extra savory flavor.

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  • 05 of 09

    Coffee Cake With Brown Sugar Cinnamon Crumb Topping

    Coffee Cake With Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Streusel Topping

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    This moist, lightly-spiced coffee cake with brown sugar cinnamon crumb topping makes a wonderful weekend treat you will want to snack on all day. Bake the cake with topping, then store in the fridge up to a week before serving, or cut into slices and freeze in heavy-duty freezer wrap for up to three months.

  • 06 of 09

    Swedish Pancakes

    Swedish Pancakes

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    What are Swedish pancakes? They're thin pancakes similar to French crepes, but with pretty bubbles on the surface that form from the seltzer water in the batter. Scented with vanilla and sweetened with sugar, they make an elegant breakfast you can prepare and freeze for quick microwave reheating. Top with strawberry jam and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

  • 07 of 09

    Quinoa Egg Muffins With Spinach

    Savory Quinoa Egg Muffins With Spinach

    The Spruce / Abbey Littlejohn

    These quinoa egg muffins with spinach are actually crustless mini quiches. They are vegetarian, gluten-free, and high in protein thanks to the inclusion of quinoa. They also freeze well for a make-ahead breakfast on the go, stored in airtight plastic bags in the freezer for up to one month.

  • 08 of 09

    Broccoli Quiche

    Broccoli Quiche

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    This flavorful broccoli quiche fills a store-bought pastry shell with a nutritious filling of broccoli, cheese, and mushrooms. Prepare it up to three days ahead and store in the fridge or wrap the dish tightly in foil and freeze up to three months. To reheat, defrost in the fridge overnight, then bake covered to heat through.

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  • 09 of 09

    Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole

    Crockpot breakfast casserole recipe

    The Spruce Eats / Victoria Heydt

    This crock pot breakfast casserole cooks while you sleep, so you can wake up to a satisfying breakfast. Refrigerated hash brown potatoes, eggs, ham, green and red bell peppers, and plenty of cheddar cheese team up to form a hearty dish your family is sure to love. Freeze it easily for reheating later too, wrapped in heavy-duty foil up to three months.