Mornings are tough. I’m not a morning person by nature, but even if you’re one of those people that roll out of bed ready to take on the day there’s just a lot to do in the mornings. With so much going on, it’s easy to run out of time for breakfast, and let’s face it, the thought of preparing a meal so early in the day doesn’t always sound terribly appealing.
To make those crazy mornings a little bit less hectic and to make sure you get out the door on time and with enough fuel to face the day, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite, easy and healthy make-ahead breakfasts. These recipes take the stress out of what to make in the morning since they can all be prepared ahead of time so they’re ready to go when you are. So go ahead and hit that snooze button one more time.
It’s hard to beat homemade waffles for breakfast. These tender, golden waffles are gluten-free, grain-free and nut-free thanks to a secret ingredient! The waffles themselves can also be made ahead of time if desired and kept in the freezer until needed for a quick weekday breakfast.
Bake up a sheet pan of crisp, crunchy and nutrient dense chocolate granola bark on Sunday and you have breakfast covered for on Monday. Like a crunchy granola bar but thinner and broken up by hand into shards like you would brittle or bark, it’s great on its own or with yogurt, almond milk and fruit for breakfast.
Easy to make cinnamon swirl pancake muffins are the perfect choice for busy weekday breakfasts. Part muffin, part pancake it has all the ease of preparation of a muffin but with the fluffy, tender and not too sweet taste of a pancake.
Mini frittatas are an easy, no-stress solution to those harried and hurried weekday mornings. They take almost no time to throw together the night before and keep well in the fridge for days, making it super simple to just pop one in your mouth on the way out the door or stash a couple away in your cooler bag for lunch.
Special enough to serve for the holidays but easy enough to make them an everyday eat, these butternut squash pecan muffins are the perfect treat to ring in the fall season.
If you tend to skip breakfast because you’re too tired or too rushed most mornings then you’ll want to try this grain-free bircher muesli. It’s a quick and simple, but filling breakfast you prepare ahead of time so it’s ready to go when you are.
If you love pancakes for breakfast but don’t love all the fussing at the stove then this recipe is for you. You can serve this warm or at room temperature but I actually like it even better then next day straight from the fridge.
This quick bread is packed with chewy bits of dried fruit like dates, raisins and cherries along with nuggets of pecans and hazelnuts, and best of all it keeps well for days.
You can throw these energy bars together in just a few minutes and keep a batch in the fridge or freezer for when you need them since they’ll stay fresh for several weeks.
Tender and custard-like with a soft, melt in your mouth texture, grain-free crêpes are as tasty hot off the pan as they are from the fridge the next day.