8 Amazing Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

Ain’t nobody got time to spend 30 minutes making breakfast in the morning (if you do, can you let us know what gets you out of bed?), but breakfast can be instrumental in getting your day off to a great start. We know that you are all boss babes, so we’ve taken the liberty of rounding up some make-ahead breakfast recipes that are good to grab-and-go, whether you’re heading to class, to drop off the kids, or to work. All you need is to clear 30 minutes on Sunday, and to make sure that you don’t read through this recipes on an empty stomach.

Oatmeal muffins
These oatmeal muffins (pictured above) are good to keep in a Ziploc bag and grab a few each morning, share with your family if you love them, or even something to replace that daily dose of chocolate (surely that’s not just us). Just like regular muffins, you can pretty much add anything and it will be yummy.

Freezer breakfast burritos
Oh yeeeeah the breakfast burrito: the best breakfast solution to those who despise oatmeal and cereal. This baby is filled with all things good and holy: eggs, beans, cheese, sausage (or bacon if you roll like that), and other things, but we will let you read because our mouths are watering. If you sneak a tater to or two in there, we won’t tell.

Paleo breakfast brownies
Yes, the heavens have opened up, and you did just read “brownies for breakfast,” AND they’re paleo no-less. You don’t need an oven: just nuts, dates, cocoa and protein powders. Yum-o.

No-sugar added apple pie overnight oats
For those who have not experienced the time-saving breakfast magic that is overnight oats, here ya go. These oats are easy to just grab-and-go and eat on the road. Plus, this recipe is easy on the wallet and is inspired by America’s favorite dessert.

Whole wheat pancake bites
We haven’t met too many people that have said no to pancakes before. This recipe calls for plain pancake batter, but we like to sub whole wheat or buckwheat pancake mix for a healthier twist. We also recommend adding berries and almonds and the occasional chocolate chip. What? We can’t be good all the time (re: adding tater tots to our breakfast burritos).

Quinoa omelette bites
Eggs and quinoa? We call that a hit. This protein-packed recipe also allows you to sneak in a serving of vegetables. Feel free to add cheese for a little bit of an indulgence.

Pre-packed protein smoothies
If you are one of the blessed ones that can drink smoothies for breakfast and not bite someone’s head off that morning, we’ve got something for you! These make-ahead smoothie packs allow you to just dump everything in the blender the morning of. Slip in a couple of tablespoons of your favorite protein powder to hold you over. The mixed berry coconut water smoothie is especially catching our eye for a post-barre workout treat.

Layered chia pudding
Just like overnight oats, this layered chia pudding stays in the fridge overnight and gives you the chance to add some color to your dish. If you’re a little iffy about chia seeds, bear this in mind: they’re full of fiber and contain hydrating properties, and they go fantastically with everyone’s favorite superfood, acai. The recipe calls for acai powder, but since that’s not conveniently located in Murfreesboro, you can omit it!

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