15 Easy Make-Ahead Breakfasts

Take the stress out of busy mornings

Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Burritos

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 elevate your mornings every day of the week.

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    Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats

    PB&J Overnight Oats

    Leah Maroney

     

    Kids will love peanut butter and jelly oats that combine their favorite sandwich fixins with the most important meal of the day. Busy parents will also appreciate the warming recipe, since there's no cooking required and the oats keep up to four days in the fridge when stored in sealed, airtight containers.

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    Overnight Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

    Overnight Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole
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    Use sliced white bread to make this flavorful sausage and egg 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're looking for a healthier protein.

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    Crockpot Cinnamon Rolls

    Crockpot Cinnamon Rolls

    Leah Maroney

     

    These slow cooker cinnamon rolls with soft, sweet pastry covered in vanilla-scented cream cheese icing make a heavenly breakfast treat for lazy weekends or holiday mornings. You can prep the dough the night before, then assemble in the crockpot for a couple of hours of cooking. Let cool a bit, drizzle with icing, and enjoy!

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    Corned Beef and Spinach Strata

    Corned Beef and Spinach Strata

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    You can use corned beef or pastrami for this delicious, savory and salty breakfast casserole that's easily made the night before. Just pop it in the oven in the morning, slice up some fresh tomatoes or fruit to accompany the casserole, pour the juice and coffee, and breakfast is served.

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    Perfect Blueberry Muffins

    Perfect Blueberry Muffins

    Diana Rattray

     

    Lightly flavored with vanilla and almond extracts, these cakey blueberry breakfast muffins can be made with fresh or frozen fruit. They also freeze well, so you can make them in advance to reheat for overnight guests.

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    Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Burritos

    Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Burritos

    Leah Maroney

     

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

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    Bananas Foster French Toast Casserole

    Bananas Foster French Toast Casserole

    Leah Maroney

     

    Wow your family or holiday guests with an irresistible baked 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.

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    Greek Mini Frittatas

    Greek Mini Frittatas

    Katie Workman-themom100

     

    Opa! These mini frittatas with Greek cheese and seasonings are prepared in muffin tins and make an excellent portable snack on busy days. This recipe includes onion and red bell pepper, but you can include any other fresh chopped vegetables you have on hand. Freeze in airtight plastic bags up to one month and quickly reheat in the microwave to serve.

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    Sausage Biscuits

    Sausage Biscuits

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    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 extra savory flavor.

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    Coffee Cake With Brown Sugar Cinnamon Crumb Topping

    Coffee Cake With Brown Sugar Cinnamon Crumb Topping

    Diana Rattray

     

    This moist, lightly-spiced coffee cake with an easy cinnamon and brown sugar streusel 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.

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    Swedish Pancakes

    Swedish Pancakes

    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.

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    Quinoa Egg Muffins With Spinach

    Quinoa Egg Muffins With Spinach

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    These healthy quinoa and spinach "muffins" 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.

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    Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

    Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

    Diana Rattray

    Here's a tasty recipe for classic banana bread with an extra dose of sweetness from chocolate chips and crunch from optional nuts. Enjoy it with your morning coffee or tea on the weekend. You can freeze the whole loaf up to three months if wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and stored inside a sealed freezer bag.

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    Broccoli Quiche

    Broccoli Quiche

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    This flavorful 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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    Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole

    Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole

    Diana Rattray

     

    This crockpot 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.