10 Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes for the Whole Family

Posted: September 8, 2022 10:33 am

Now that school has been in session for a few weeks in most areas of the country, you may be feeling the stress of getting the kids fed and out the door on time. You can make it easier on yourself by preparing breakfast the night before so that the morning rush is less stressful.

Here are 10 of the best make-ahead breakfasts that you can prep the night or weekend before.

Freezer Breakfast Quesadillas

Add a bit of zip to the first meal of the day with these freezer breakfast quesadillas. Prepare a batch of these on the weekend when you have extra time and the whole family will be able to simply grab one out of the freezer and nuke it on the way out the door. These quesadillas are extremely customizable. With scrambled eggs as the base, you can then add in the meat and cheese of your choice. Additional filling ideas include red peppers, onions, mushrooms, and kale. The addition of taco seasoning contributes another layer of flavor. Flour tortillas are the best choice if you plan on freezing these beauties for later consumption.

Blueberry Pancake Casserole


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Enjoy the delicious taste of blueberry pancakes without the hassle of standing over a griddle and flipping flapjacks all morning with this blueberry pancake casserole. Other than a few ingredients that get added just prior to putting it in the oven, you can prepare the casserole the night before. You can even prepare the streusel topping in advance. Everyone in the family will love digging into this special treat before a busy day.

Low Carb Breakfast Meal Prep Bowls

If you are looking to lower your intake of carbohydrates, these low carb breakfast meal prep bowls fit the bill. Sautéed portobello mushrooms combine with asparagus, zucchini, red onion, and Italian sausage to create a healthy breakfast that only contains 8 grams of net carbs. Store these bowls in the fridge for up to four days or in the freezer for up to one month. If you are a vegetarian, you can swap the sausage for a veggie meat alternative or scrambled eggs. You can also easily add in a bagel or some toast for kids who do not need to worry about their carb intake.

Quinoa Egg Breakfast Muffins

These quinoa egg breakfast muffins are brimming with protein, helping to keep you going until lunchtime. The muffins are also vegetarian and gluten-free, making them a good breakfast choice for families with special dietary needs. You can prepare these muffins ahead of them and store these in the fridge for up to four days or pop them in the freezer. The only ingredients that you need to make these nutritional beauties are quinoa, eggs, spinach, garlic, cheese, garlic, and salt. Use your cheese of choice or customize further by swapping the spinach for mushrooms, broccoli, peppers, or onions. Just be sure to chop the veggies small.

Overnight Breakfast Casserole With Bacon And Sweet Potato

It is easy to pull together this overnight breakfast casserole with bacon and sweet potato the night before a busy morning, ensuring that your family will enjoy a hearty meal to start the day. The casserole is packed with sweet potatoes, jalapeño peppers, and bell peppers. The chili powder and cumin delivers a southwestern flavor to this dish. You can take the meal prep one step farther by freezing individual portions of this casserole for grab and go breakfast ideas.

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

These freezer breakfast sandwiches could not be easier to prepare ahead of time. Layer baked eggs, cheese, and ham on top of English muffins for a tasty treat. It is easy to bake the eggs all at one time and then use a large circular cookie cutter to make the perfect shape to sit on top of the muffin. Be sure to wrap the sandwiches tightly in plastic wrap before putting them into a freezer bag to keep them fresh and ready to eat at any time.

Overnight Slow Cooker Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal

Your slow cooker is not just useful for having dinner ready when you get home at the end of the day. This recipe for overnight slow cooker apple pie steel cut oatmeal is the perfect breakfast idea for busy mornings. It takes about eight hours for these oats to cook up, making it easy to start the night before and set to warm until ready to eat. As a bonus, you will wake up to the wonderful scent of apple pie to entice you out of bed. Add a splash of milk to each bowl and you are ready to get dig in.

To-Go Baked Oatmeal Muffins

You can take your oatmeal on the road with you with these to-go baked oatmeal muffins. The baked oatmeal is prepared in a muffin tin and then finished off with your favorite toppings. Good topping ideas include chopped nuts, coconut, dried cranberries, chocolate chips, and fresh blueberries. You can make a variety of these muffins so that everyone in the family finds something that they love. These muffins also make great additions to a lunchbox or for a quick snack after school on the way to practice.

Sweet Potato Freezer Waffles

These sweet potato freezer waffles will be a recipe that you turn to time and time again. These waffles have no added sugar and are packed with fiber so you can feel good about serving them regularly. Feel free to double the recipe so that you have more to freeze for later use. Older kids will be able to pull the waffles out of the freezer and prepare them on their own.

Easy Overnight Lemon Berry French Toast

This easy overnight lemon berry French toast makes a great Friday morning treat as you look forward to the weekend. The casserole is brimming with juicy strawberries and a lemon cream cheese that is soaked up by a soft baguette. Top the casserole with extra berries or a dollop of whipped cream. Serve the French toast with the breakfast meat of your choice to add some protein to the meal.

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