We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but when life gets hectic it’s often one of the first things that gets skipped. However, running out the door in the morning with an empty stomach has been linked to weight gain, high blood pressure and cholesterol, and can even put you at a greater risk for heart disease. Since life isn’t getting any less busy, we’ve put together a list of ten make-ahead breakfast recipes that are simple, healthy, and delicious to ensure you never leave the house hungry again.
Blueberry Overnight French Toast Bake
This one is perfect to bake up on a lazy Sunday morning and enjoy the rest of the week. Whip it up the night before, throw it in the oven the next morning, then dig in! This recipe is also perfect if you have a large crowd to feed- but we won’t tell if you keep it all for yourself. Recipe from Sweet Peas and Saffron.
German Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats
If this sounds too good to be true get ready to become a believer. This recipe is sweet, chocolatey, and packed with protein to keep you going until lunch. It’s the perfect make ahead breakfast for a busy week, plus it’s vegan and can also be made gluten-free. Get the recipe from Flavor the Moments.
Green Smoothie Breakfast Popsicle
Is there anything more perfect in summer than a popsicle? We absolutely love the creative take on this classic childhood treat from Floating Kitchen, it’s colorful, refreshing, and so customizable. Grab one for breakfast, make a batch for a pool party, or munch on one anytime you need a vitamin-loaded snack. Popsicles just got the ultimate adult makeover Get the recipe here.
Southwest Breakfast Pizza
Healthy pizza for breakfast—this may be the greatest sentence ever written. This recipe comes together in under thirty minutes and can be refrigerated and enjoyed all week long. Feel free to play with the toppings or sub the eggs for a tofu scramble and non dairy cheese for a delicious vegan version. Recipe from Muy Bueno Cookbook.
Mediterranean Egg White Breakfast Cups
Make a big batch of these over the weekend and you won’t have to worry about breakfast for the rest of the week. While we love the Mediterranean flavors from Cooking LSL, they also work great with any leftover veggies you have on hand. These protein packed breakfast cups will last up to a week in the fridge and take just thirty minutes to prepare. Get the recipe here.
Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches
Skip the drive-thru and instead bake up a big batch of these delicious, healthy breakfast sandwiches. Pop them in the freezer when done and in the morning simply throw them in the microwave (no defrosting necessary) for a few minutes and voila! Breakfast! It’s as simple as that. Now there’s no excuse for ever skipping breakfast again. Recipe from Damn Delicious.
These scones are so delicious that nobody will ever suspect they are actually good for you. Loaded with dried fruit, nuts, these delectable treats are also totally grain-free. Not a fan of cranberries? Try making a batch with fresh blueberries, rasberries, or literally any other berry you can think of. Perfect for a rushed morning or a lazy Sunday afternoon siping iced tea on the patio. Try the recipe from Alkaline Wellness.
Baked Blueberry Oatmeal
This yummy make-ahead breakfast is subtly sweet, filling, and so simple to make. Throw a batch in the oven, let it cool, then cover and put in the fridge for a weeks worth of healthy breakfasts. Try swapping out the blueberries for raspberries, strawberries, or even blackberries for a different flavor every week. Get the recipe from Nutmeg Nanny.
Paleo Stuffed Breakfast Peppers
These just might be one of the healthiest breakfasts around. Loaded with iron, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and vitamin C, they’ll have you feeling like a rockstar all day long. Plus, each stuffed pepper comes in at under 200 calories so you can munch away guilt-free- the ultimate win. Recipe from Paleo Grubs.
Enchilada Breakfast Casserole
Don’t worry vegans, we haven’t forgotten about you. This enchilada casserole, packed full of protein and veggies, is the perfect make-ahead breakfast for a hectic week or even to bring to a potluck. It’s so insanely flavorful that nobody will miss the meat or dairy- trust us. Get the recipe from Cheftographer.