Just because you’re caught up in the morning rush doesn’t mean you’re too busy to grab a healthy breakfast. These make-ahead breakfast recipes ensure you’ll be good to go—even if you aren’t actually going anywhere.
Mornings are a scramble even for the most organized households—getting dressed, remembering lunches, not to mention remembering to grab after-school or after-work clothes. But even if you’re currently working remotely and the kids are still distance learning, there’s inevitably a lot going on in the a.m.
It’s easy to see why so many people skip breakfast. If you do manage to grab something, it’s completely understandable if it’s just a sugar-filled meal replacement bar. That said, there are plenty of breakfasts that are super easy to make ahead of time or pull together very quickly in the morning. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite easy, healthy breakfast recipes below.
These overnight oats combine Greek yogurt, chia seeds, honey, and fruit for a little sweetness. It’s the perfect way to incorporate vitamins, nutrients, and protein that will keep your energy up all morning long. Because it’s in the refrigerator, it’s easy to grab when you’re in a rush and it’s super refreshing—and a nice change from cottage cheese. Get our Overnight Oats with Summer Fruit recipe.
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Pop this delicious recipe in the Crock-Pot the night before so that it’s completely ready to go in the morning. You could also whip up some homemade granola ahead of time to top it off with, or cut up some fruit as you’re getting ready to leave. Get our Slow Cooker Steel-Cut Oatmeal recipe.
This lightly sweetened polenta is super comforting and would be great if made the night before and popped in the fridge so that you could grab it on the way out the door. Top it with fresh raspberries and crème fraîche in the morning—you might want to loosen it up with a bit of hot water or non-dairy milk as well. Get our Enriched Polenta Porridge with Raspberries and Crème Fraîche recipe.
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It’s impossible not to look forward to a sausage and sweet potato muffin. These delicious treats are bolstered with oats and can be made ahead of time, then grabbed out of the fridge in the morning. They’re packed with protein and carbs that will help get you through the day. Get our Breakfast Sausage & Sweet Potato Muffins recipe.
If you don’t do carbs, though, these “muffins” are more like protein-packed mini frittatas that you can customize any way you want to; make a couple batches in your muffin pans on Sunday and grab them for breakfast and lunch all week. (If you have an Instant Pot, you can also make Starbucks-style egg bites, which are just as customizable.) Get the Egg Muffins recipe.
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Big fan of sweet breakfasts? These raspberry matcha muffins may just be the way to go; the matcha is full of antioxidants and the almond milk in the recipe activates its nutrients. The raspberries help cut the sweetness, but you could also spread Greek yogurt on top for the perfect tang and extra dash of flavor. Get our Raspberry Matcha Muffins recipe.
The best way to make sure you know what you’re eating in your granola bar is to make it yourself. These cherry power bars are packed with oats, nuts, flax seeds, and even wheat germ. Sweetened with honey, they contain lots of protein and have around 225 calories, so they’re sure to keep you feeling full. Get our Cherry Power Bars recipe.
Look, if cookies aren’t an acceptable breakfast meal, these muffins will just have to do. They are delicious and contain the perfect amount of sweetness (from honey, maple syrup, and ripe bananas, plus a sprinkle of turbinado sugar on the tops) to satisfy your morning sugar hankering. Whole wheat flour and rolled oats keep them healthy, and canola oil replaces butter. Get our Healthy Banana Muffins recipe.
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If you need a vegan or gluten-free breakfast option, these are perfect. Oat flour, almond flour, and coconut oil plus ripe bananas and cocoa combine for a decadent-tasting muffin that’s actually pretty good for you. Get our Chocolate Banana Crunch Muffins recipe.
Make these guys for those days when you need an extra burst of energy. They contain dates, pecans, and almonds, which means they are protein-rich and naturally sweetened. They’re so delicious we can almost guarantee that they’ll be your new favorite to-go breakfast go-to. Get our Figgy Fuel Bar recipe.
If you crave chocolate in the morning, but you aren’t willing to sacrifice protein and nutrients, this bar is the way to go. They contain oats, almonds, wheat germ, flax seed and, of course, chocolate! Get our Chocolate Victory Bar recipe.
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