10 Fast & Easy Make-Ahead Breakfasts That’ll Save You on Busy Weekday Mornings

published Mar 20, 2023
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Mornings can feel like a constant rush to get out the door and get everyone to school or work, so it’s no wonder it can be easy to fall into the habit of stopping at the drive-thru to grab breakfast en route to your destination. But, if you can carve out a little time on the weekend to assemble a few make-ahead options, like freezer-friendly egg sandwiches and packable yogurt parfaits, everyone in your family will have something to reach for at home before running out the door!

These breakfast sliders might be just be the morning’s greatest invention. The egg-, cheese-, and bacon-loaded bites can be made ahead and frozen so you can quickly grab and reheat them at your convenience.

Sweet muffins are all well and good, but this savory twist might just become your new favorite. They’re loaded with breakfast sausage, baby spinach, cheddar cheese, and apple, and keep well in the fridge for almost a week.

The possibilities for these homemade instant oatmeal cups are pretty much endless. Try them with your favorite dried fruit, a mix of nuts, coconut flakes, chocolate chips, or a combination of all four.

The secret to stress-free mornings are these freezer breakfast burritos. They’re filled with potatoes, eggs, and cheese, and can quickly be warmed up in the microwave in just a minute or two.

If you’re looking for a breakfast beyond oatmeal and eggs, it’s time you embraced the morning Popsicle. These are made with a creamy mix of roasted bananas, peanut butter, and Greek yogurt.

While grits aren’t quick-cooking, these parfaits can be prepared over the weekend when you have some extra time. The jars will keep in the fridge for up to three days and simply need to be microwaved before enjoying.

This is what you get when a ham, egg, and cheese sandwich joins forces with a quesadilla. It’s gooey, rich, and another perfect freezer-friendly, grab-and-go breakfast option.

These egg bites are inspired by those found at Starbucks. They’re as light and fluffy as those found at the coffee chain, but a whole lot more affordable since they’re homemade.

While these cups can be made ahead of time and grabbed on the run, they’re also incredibly fast to assemble. So if you didn’t have the foresight, you can still quickly whip up one or enough for the whole family.

While the frittata for these breakfast sandwiches is filled with spinach and sausage, you can really add just about any ingredient you like to it, including bacon, leftover cooked veggies, or even more cheese.

This post was originally published on The Kitchn. Read it there: 10 Fast & Easy Breakfasts That Will Break Your Family’s Drive-Thru Habit