Breakfast is almost always a rushed experience at our house. Though breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day, it’s often difficult to make sure everyone is starting their day off right with a hearty breakfast.
I’ve found some great make ahead breakfast ideas that will change the morning rush routine (hooray!). Save precious moments in the morning by preparing these breakfast meals ahead of time and simply finish them up when you’re ready to eat.
You’ll appreciate having extra time in the morning and knowing you’re sending the crew off well-fed and fortified for their day!
- Kids will love starting their morning off with this cute CinnaBunny Bread.
- Don’t miss these family meal ideas as well to help make lunch and dinner a breeze.
1. Freezer Smoothies
From Dashing Dish
Start your day off with a delicious berry smoothie. Simply make and freeze yogurt ahead of time. Just place yogurt in baggies with strawberries and bananas and place in the freezer until ready to use. In the morning when you’re ready for your smoothie, remove from freezer, just add milk and baggie ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
2. One Minute Breakfast Burritos
From Kitchen Meets Girl
Make sure your kiddos have good, nutritious food in their belies before sending them out the door for a full day of learning. School breakfasts are made easy with these one minute breakfast burritos that will give your kids all the energy they need for a busy day at school. They are stuffed with eggs, breakfast sausage, Mexican cheese, and southwest seasoning. The best part is that they are super affordable and a great grab-and-go option.
3. Freezer Breakfast Burritos
Breakfast burritos are always a hit with the kids at our house. With these two easy ways to make them, these breakfast burrito recipes will be your new go-to on busy mornings before school. Let your kids help wrap up some burritos on the weekend and then freeze them for easy microwavable breakfasts during the week, or make them individually in the microwave in a matter of minutes the day of. Either way, they are delicious!
4. Santa Fe Breakfast Quesadillas
From Once A Month Meals
Filled with creamy scrambled eggs and a healthy mix of nutritious vegetables, these Santa Fe Breakfast Quesadillas are a great way to start your morning. To have an easy breakfast on busy mornings for you and your kids, check out the instructions for freezing them for later! Pop the frozen quesadillas into the microwave for 30 seconds and they are ready to eat. They are the perfect healthy and energizing breakfast for your busy family.
5. Sausage Breakfast Casserole
Super quick to bake and makes a great dish to cook in the summer months, during holidays or even when super busy during the busy weekdays.
6. Breakfast Sandwiches Revisited
Make some breakfast sandwiches in no time that you could put up against the famous McDonalds Egg McMuffin any day of the week. With more real ingredients and an easy freezable recipe, these breakfast sandwiches are healthier and cheaper than your favorite fast food breakfast. Whole wheat English muffins are topped with perfectly cooked eggs and cheddar cheese. Simple, delicious, and easy to freeze for later.
7. Freezer Pancakes
Using a pre-made pancake mix in the morning is fast, but you can get out of the kitchen ever faster with freezable pancakes. With this method, you can make up an entire package of pancake mix for the kids can pull them out of the freezer and heat them up in no time. Quick and easy – and it’s a cheap breakfast idea too!
8. French Toast Bake
From Mormon Mavens in the Kitchen via Lil’ Luna
Make ahead French toast casseroles are some of my favorite dishes to serve guests at big breakfast parties and holiday brunches. This French toast bake recipe is simple to make and beyond delicious. The yummy sourdough bread is topped with brown sugar and cinnamon, then baked to perfection in the oven.
9. Baked French Toast Sticks
From Iowa Girl Eats
Baked French Toast Sticks are a fun finger-food breakfast recipe that are freezer friendly, too! Thick cut bread is sliced into finger-friendly sticks, soaked in sweetened and spiced egg batter, then baked instead of fried. The result is a fluffy, dunkable dipper that is absolutely mouthwatering. Plus you don’t have to stand over a hot stove to get that yummy and decadent flavor.
10. Homemade Whole Grain Pop Tarts
Pastries for breakfast are always a good idea. The only way to make breakfast pastries better is to make them a little healthier. These whole grain pop tarts stuffed with easy strawberry jam taste like a pure wave of indulgence without the mounds of sugar. The naturally sweet strawberry jam filling is the perfect complement to the buttery and flaky pastry. Pop in the toaster in the morning for a tasty on-the-go breakfast!
11. Refrigerator Raisin Bran Muffins
From Skip to my Lou
If you are looking for a quick breakfast recipe for your family these refrigerator raisin bran muffins are just the ticket! Mix up the ingredients the night before for a warm breakfast in a flash. Buttermilk makes these muffins perfectly moist and they are filled with delicious Raisin Bran cereal. You could even mix this recipe up the night before for an easy brunch snack.
12. Banana Pancake Bites
From Emily Bites
Keep your pajamas on a little bit longer in the morning and throw together these quick and easy Banana Pancake Bites the night before. Made right in a muffin tin, these fluffy and tasty pancake bites are stuffed with fresh bananas and drizzled with maple syrup. Experiment with different toppings such as breakfast sausage, blueberries, or chocolate chips!
13. Freezer Ready Breakfast Skillet
Throw your favorite ingredients into the pan along with some fresh cracked eggs and some sliced baked potatoes to make this delicious and nutritious breakfast skillet. Make a big batch then portion it off into freezer bags for quick, easy, and hearty breakfasts throughout the week. Check out the tasty variations like the veggie skillet, supreme meat lovers skillet, and spicy southwest skillet.
Want more delicious breakfast ideas perfect for kids? Check out these great recipes!
- 27 Unique Muffin Recipes
- 20 Awesome Ideas for School Day Breakfast
- Pancake Recipe
- Cinnamon Roll Recipe
- Pumpkin Pancakes
- French Toast
- Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Casserole
- Buttermilk Pancakes
- How to Make a Buttermilk Substitute
Plus, check out 9 Make-Ahead Weeknight Dinner Ideas…