Breakfast

Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

31 March 2022 | Last Updated: 22 May 2022 By Aleksandra

This collection of make-ahead breakfast recipes will sure come in handy during the back-to-school season and also throughout the year. These delicious breakfast recipes can be made ahead and enjoyed in the morning when you don’t have time to cook (or you just don’t want to). You’ll find here many tasty recipes, both sweet and savory.

#1 Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal is my absolute favorite make-ahead breakfast. It’s quick to make, reheats well, and it’s so delicious and filling. Our favorite recipe is this Banana blueberry baked oatmeal but this Carrot cake baked oatmeal and Pumpkin baked oatmeal are also delicious.

Banana blueberry baked oatmeal in a white baking dish with a serving missing.

#2 Pancakes

What’s better than pancakes for breakfast? While the pancake batter needs to be cooked right away, cooked pancakes reheat beautifully and I often take them to work in my lunch box. My absolute favorite recipe is this blueberry buttermilk pancakes recipe, but I also have many other pancake recipes that are well worth trying out.

A stack of blueberry buttermilk pancakes with a part missing.

#3 Savory Pancakes

Have you ever tried savory pancakes? These are so good. They can be made with regular all-purpose flour or buckwheat flour (a healthier choice) and are seasoned with herbs, parmesan cheese, and sun-dried tomatoes. Just like regular pancakes, they reheat very well.

A stack of savory pancakes on a white plate served with tomatoes and basil.

#4 Egg Muffins

Egg muffins make a great portable breakfast on the go. They taste best reheated but they store really well. My favorite egg muffins are filled with broccoli & cheddar and smoked salmon & goat cheese.

Broccoli cheddar egg muffins on a beige plate.

#5 Healthy Muffins

These healthy apple muffins are perfect for breakfast – they are made with healthier whole wheat flour and sweetened with maple syrup and honey. They are filled with lots of apples and seasoned with cinnamon. This is a perfect choice for a healthy, guilt-free breakfast, and it’s something sweet that I feel comfortable giving my kids to kindergarten.

Healthy apple muffins on a black cooling rack.

#6 Frittata

Frittata is an Italian baked omelet but if you’re not familiar with it, it’s basically an egg muffin baked in a larger baking pan. It reheats well, just like egg muffins, and can be cut into wedges. This particular recipe is made with eggs, smoked salmon, goat cheese, zucchini, and spinach.

Smoked salmon frittata in a white-blue baking dish.

#7 Cheesy Potato Egg Scramble

This potato egg scramble is a great way to use up leftover cooked potatoes and makes a fantastic cheesy breakfast. Potatoes are cooked with eggs and cheese, seasoned with Old Bay seasoning, and served with sour cream and chives. So good!

Potato egg scramble with ham and cheese in a pan.

#8 Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Sweet potato hash is a quick sheet pan recipe with sweet potatoes, eggs, and bacon. It’s quick to prepare and makes a delicious savory breakfast.

Sweet potato breakfast hash with eggs on a black baking sheet.

#9 Baked Rice with Apples

My kids are crazy over this baked rice with apples. The rice is baked with milk and sauteed apples and topped with sweetened sour cream. It’s really good and reheats well.

Polish rice with apples in a casserole dish.

#10 Breakfast Quesadilla

This breakfast quesadilla is filled with scrambled eggs, tomatoes, and cheese. It’s super quick to make, filling, cheesy, and so good. Serve it with salsa for a perfect savory breakfast. It’s also great if you’re planning to make this breakfast for a crowd – just make a sheet pan quesadilla in a large pan and you’ll have plenty of servings! (the instructions are in the post).

A stack of breakfast quesadillas on a wooden board topped with cilantro.

#11 Crepes

What about crepes for breakfast? Depending on the filling, they also reheat really well! Sweet crepes that would be good for a make-ahead breakfast are these apple crepes, and for a savory option, try these savory crepes with ham, cheese, and egg, or smoked salmon crepes with herbed cream cheese!

Savory crepes with cheese, ham, and eggs on a white plate.

#12 Brioche bread pudding

If you have leftover brioche, the best what you could do is brioche bread pudding! It’s quick to make, super delicious, and reheats well!

You may also like this croissant bread pudding.

Brioche bread pudding is being drizzled with caramel sauce.

#13 Breakfast Sandwiches

Breakfast sandwiches are another delicious breakfast idea. We like them with this smoked trout spread or cranberry chicken salad!

Cranberry chicken salad croissant sandwich on a white cutting board.

#14 Stovetop Oatmeal

Stovetop oatmeal is delicious, filling, and also reheats well. We love this Banana oatmeal with passion fruit, Creamy coconut oatmeal with spiced pears, Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal, or Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal.

Apple cinnamon oatmeal in a green bowl.

#15 Puff Pastry Breakfast Tarts

Puff pastry breakfast tarts reheat surprisingly well, and filling, crunchy, and delicious. This puff pastry treat is topped with veggies, eggs, and chili flakes.

Puff pastry breakfast tart cut in half with a runny yolk on a white plate.

#16 Breakfast Smoothie

Why not make a breakfast smoothie if you’re in a hurry. We especially like this banana coffee smoothie which makes a great breakfast on the go! It’s made with filling bananas, oats, cocoa powder, almond butter, cinnamon, and a shot of espresso!

Coffee banana smoothie in a glass. Flowers and coffee beans on the side.

Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

This breakfast smoothie made with bananas and coffee makes a great make-ahead breakfast.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 smoothie
Calories 479kcal
Author Aleksandra

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) espresso
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 heaping teaspoon almond butter
  • large pinch of cinnamon

Instructions

  • Add the oats and espresso to a blender container. You can add now the rest of the ingredients, or if you have time, leave the oats with coffee for about 15 minutes to soften (it will be easier to make the smoothie smooth).
  • Add all the other ingredients and pulse until smooth.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Calories = 1 large smoothie (the whole recipe), this is only an estimate!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Diet Vegetarian
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