Make-Ahead Breakfast: Overnight Oats, Egg Bakes & More
I never have time to make breakfast on weekday mornings, but I need something more satisfying than a bar or container of yogurt. Do you have some recipes I can make the night before? Future me would greatly appreciate it!
Breakfast After Dark
Breakfast is so important, but I sometimes want to use those extra morning minutes for other important things (like sleeping!). That’s why I like to prep filling morning meals in advance. Here are a dozen and a half easy recipes for your make-ahead pleasure…
Overnight OatsThis one’s got “overnight” right in the name! Simply mix the ingredients in a bowl or a jar, and let the fridge do the work. I love 'em chilled, but you can heat them up if you like. Check out three favorites below, and click here for more.
Oat BakesThese hearty baked oatmeal bars are game-changing. They’re fantastic chilled, warm, or hot, and the portion size is HUGE. I dare you to not be satisfied after eating one!
Egg BakesWhip up a multi-serving egg casserole in your slow-cooker, Instant Pot, or oven! Then just pop it in the microwave for a minute or so in the morning. I love making minis in a muffin pan: cute, quick, and portion controlled! Click for even more recipes.
Breakfast SandwichesMake a big batch of McMuffin-inspired sandwiches ahead of time, and enjoy them throughout the week. For variety, change up the cheese, mix in veggies, or top with a meatless sausage patty like the kind by MorningStar Farms.
Pancake PoppersPancakes are more of a “morning of” kind of breakfast, but pancake poppers are the perfect make-ahead version: part muffin, part pancake, all delicious. You get four poppers per serving -- eat ‘em all at once or munch throughout the morning…
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