Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day. I wake up an hour early just so I can enjoy my breakfast and coffee, read blogs, and watch the news. I know this may sound crazy, but I love it. I love being able to take my time and savor breakfast – every second of it. It’s pure perfection except on mornings when I accidentally sleep in.
*Insert panic mode*
What do you do when you’re running late? Truthfully when this happens I tend to grab a granola bar on my way out and call it breakfast. Note: a granola bar is NOT breakfast. What should happen on mornings when I sleep in, is that I should be able to grab an already-prepared meal from my refrigerator. Or maybe I don’t accidentally sleep in. Maybe I sleep in on purpose because in the back of my mind I know that breakfast is already prepared. Woohoo! You can feel the same relief with these 10 breakfasts you can make the night before. Hopefully one or even all 10 of them inspire you to always eat a balanced, healthy and filling breakfast! As I like to say, a morning without breakfast is no morning at all.
1. Orange, Coconut and Vanilla Overnight Oats by My Fussy Eater
There’s nothing simpler than throwing ingredients into a jar, letting them sit overnight and then having a delicious breakfast ready in the morning… especially when those oats are orange, coconut and vanilla flavored (talk about a stellar combination!) Prep time: 5 minutes
2. Ham and Sausage Hash Brown Egg Bake via Pinch of Yum
Did someone just list all of my favorite breakfast foods in one recipe? Ham, sausage, hash browns and eggs in one casserole is sure to please your taste buds. Prep time: Approx. 45 minutes
3. Baked Honey Berry Oatmeal via Apple of My Eye
With warmer weather rolling around, it’s about time to start busting out the berries. This berry bake features mixed berries and honey in delicious baked oatmeal. Prep time: 25 minutes
4. Sticky Bun Chia Seed Pudding via I Heart Eating
Prep this chia pudding and in the morning enjoy it cold or reheat it – it’s as simple as that! Plus who doesn’t want pudding that tastes like a cinnamon bun? Prep time: 10 minutes
5. Lemon Yogurt Poppy Seed Muffins via Happily Unprocessed
Talk about a grab-and-go breakfast! These Lemon muffins are not only flavorful, but healthy too! Prep time: 25 minutes
6. Fruit & Yogurt Breakfast Parfait with Honey Almond Granola via Tried and Tasty
Yogurt topped with fruit takes mere minutes to prepare, and the honey almond granola takes the flavor from good to amazing. I’ll take five, please. Prep time: Approx. 5 minutes
7. Baked Maple Donuts via Dashing Dish
What? Donuts for breakfast? Typically they’re not the healthiest option, but these maple donuts are grain-free and paleo-friendly. Prep ’em the night before for a quick and sweet breakfast. Prep time: 25-30 minutes
8. Tomato Bacon Spinach Quiche via This Gal Cooks
I used to hate quiche as a kid but now I have a new-found appreciation for it. It’s extremely customizable and, you guessed it, easy to prepare ahead of time! This version with tomato, bacon AND spinach sounds amazing! Prep time: 1 hour
9. Vegan Berry Crunch Smoothie Bowl via Domesticate ME!
A delicious bowl packed full of flavor and nutrients. Say whaaat? Strawberries, banana, blueberries, spinach, chia seeds and MORE. If you’re looking for a super healthy make ahead breakfast, this is it. Prep time: Approx. 10 minutes
10. Blueberry Lemon Bread with Lemon Glaze via Live Well Bake Often
Prep this delicious bread the night before and enjoy a few slices with your coffee in the morning, or on your way out the door, or eat one slice at a time and make the loaf last you an entire week. Whatever you decide, you’ll definitely be looking forward to breakfast every morning. Prep time: 1 hour 15 minutes
The moral is, you don’t ever have an excuse not to eat breakfast. Prep one of these tonight and enjoy a delicious breakfast in the morning!