30+ Big-Batch Breakfasts You Can Make Ahead of Time
Are you trying to make a habit of eating a good breakfast more often, but having a tricky time making it a reality? There’s a solution for it and it comes down to what you can make ahead of time. We’re talking low-effort, big-impact breakfasts that deliver a week of meals (sometimes more!), that you can pull together in a single cooking session.
Finding breakfast options you actually look forward to eating and that can be made in advance takes the guesswork out of what to make first thing in the morning and has to the potential to save lots of time. If you like things on the sweeter side, try DIY yogurt cups, breakfast pops, baked breakfast squares, or overnight oats. Or, if you prefer a savory breakfast, try a veggie frittata, freezer-friendly breakfast burritos, or croissant breakfast sandwiches
To get you started, here are 30+ big-batch breakfasts you can make ahead.
1. Easy Toasted Muesli
This classic mixture of rolled oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit keeps well for a whole month and can be turned into overnight oats, stirred into yogurt, sprinkled on smoothie bowls, and more.
Get the recipe: C868彩票:Easy Toasted Muesli
2. Make-Ahead Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches
All it takes is a flaky, buttery croissant and a swipe of Dijon to take the classic ham, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich from basic to brilliant. Save the good croissants for another time, because a few minutes in the oven makes just-okay croissants taste flakier, more buttery, and totally irresistible.
Get the recipe: Make-Ahead Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches
3. Breakfast Grain Bowl Mix
This bowl starter is made with a mix of steel-cut oats and quinoa, plus a pop of lemon and ginger. Make a pot on Sunday, then turn it into sweet or savory breakfasts all week long.
Get the recipe: C868彩票:Breakfast Grain Bowl Mix
4. Overnight Oats
The best part about overnight oats is how customizable they are. Start with this basic formula, then have fun adding different fruit, nuts, and seeds.
Get the recipe: C868彩票:Overnight Oats
5. 5 Smoothie Kits for a Week of Make-Ahead Breakfasts
If smoothies are a regular part of your morning routine, make-ahead smoothie kits are the ultimate breakfast hack you need in your life.
Get the recipe: C868彩票:Smoothie Kits
6. Coconut, Apple, Date & Almond Breakfast Mix
This Australian breakfast mix is basically like grain-free muesli and can be eaten with milk, stirred into yogurt, or even sprinkled on toast.
Get the recipe: Coconut, Apple, Date & Almond Breakfast Mix
7. Baked Apple-Oat Breakfast Squares
Inspired by those apple-cinnamon instant oatmeal packets, these wholesome grab-and-go bars come together with a handful of pantry ingredients.
Get the recipe: Baked Apple-Oat Breakfast Squares
8. Easy Paleo Breakfast Egg Muffins
You don’t have to follow a Paleo diet to instantly fall in love with these sausage, mushroom, and spinach egg muffins. They’re for people who love eggs and crave a satisfying breakfast that will get them through the morning.
Get the recipe: Easy Paleo Breakfast Egg Muffins
9. Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos
What’s better than a homemade breakfast burrito, warm and cheesy? Nothing! Except for maybe one that you can just pop out of the freezer on a busy morning.
Get the recipe: Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos
10. Oatmeal in Jars: One Week of Breakfast in 5 Minutes
The ultimate make-ahead breakfast! You barely have to cook — just simmer the oatmeal and layer with yummy fruit or yogurt. Ta-da! Oatmeal to go.
Get the recipe: Oatmeal in Jars: One Week of Breakfast in 5 Minutes
11. Fruit-on-the-Bottom Yogurt Cups
Why buy pricey layered yogurt cups at the grocery store? Make your own in pint-sized jars with jam or fresh fruit and plain yogurt. So delicious!
Get the recipe: Fruit-on-the-Bottom Yogurt Cups
12. Yogurt Breakfast Popsicles
Yogurt, granola, and fruit on a stick — how great is that?
Get the recipe: C868彩票:Yogurt Breakfast Popsicles
13. Breakfast Polenta Squares with Spinach & Bacon
These polenta squares are a twist on an egg casserole, with plenty of hearty, homey polenta in the bake for a nourishing morning. They’re sturdy and easy to transport.
Get the recipe: Breakfast Polenta Squares with Spinach & Bacon
14. Sweet Morning Potato with Yogurt, Maple Syrup & Nuts
This idea may be a little surprising, but it’s a favorite around here: Bake a few sweet potatoes, then warm them up in the microwave and eat with yogurt and a handful of nuts or pepitas for an incredibly satisfying breakfast.
Get the recipe: Sweet Morning Potato with Yogurt, Maple Syrup & Nuts
15. Egg, Sausage, and Cheese Bundt Breakfast Sandwich
Is this the ultimate make-ahead big-batch breakfast? We think so! Isn’t the idea of using your Bundt pan kind of ingenious?
Get the recipe: Egg, Sausage, and Cheese Bundt Breakfast Sandwich
16. Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Bread Boats
Another good pick for those who like some carbs with their eggs: a bread boat to bake on Sunday and eat all week long.
Get the recipe: Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Bread Boats
17. Herbed Egg Whites & Feta on English Muffins
A super-satisfying yet light and wholesome sandwich to stash away in the freezer for busy mornings.
Get the recipe: Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Bread Boats
18. Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Quesadilla
A delicious crunchy wrap-inspired quesadilla for your freezer.
Get the recipe: Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Quesadilla
19. Savory Carrot & Zucchini Pancakes
Who says pancakes have to be sweet? Start your day with a nutritional boost with these carrot and zucchini flapjacks. Store them in the freezer (don’t forget to date the bag), and when you’re looking for a quick breakfast, you can warm a couple of them up, slather on sour cream or Greek yogurt, and take your pancake sandwich to go.
Get the recipe: Savory Carrot & Zucchini Pancakes
20. Spiced Pear Muffins
Need a reason to skip the muffins at your local coffee shop? Look no further than this homemade version filled with nutmeg and chunks of pears. Their earthy sweetness is something to look forward to with that next cup of java.
Get the recipe: C868彩票:Spiced Pear Muffins
21. Freezer-Friendly Spinach-Feta Breakfast Wraps
Like a breakfast sandwich, it’s hard to go wrong with a breakfast wrap. Fill it with eggs or scrambled tofu, add sautéed veggies and bacon or sausage. And don’t forget the cheese — everything tastes better with cheese.
Get the recipe: Freezer-Friendly Spinach-Feta Breakfast Wraps
22. Loaded Savory Breakfast Muffins
These hearty muffins are filled to the brim with good things like breakfast sausage, spinach, cheddar, and apple. Not only do they keep well stored in the fridge for up to four days, but they can also be frozen for up to three months.
Get the recipe: Loaded Savory Breakfast Muffins
23. The Wrapped Breakfast Quesadilla
If you’re burnt out on breakfast burritos, but want something similar, try making a batch of these breakfast quesadillas. Because of the way they are folded, and the fact that you brown them in a skillet, they are crispier than a regular breakfast burrito.
Get the recipe: The Wrapped Breakfast Quesadilla
24. Frozen Single-Serve Oatmeal with Almonds & Dried Cherries
Make these little oatmeal pucks in your muffin tins, and then heat them individually with a splash of milk when you’re ready to eat them. They have all the additions already mixed in, so you can have a bowl of oatmeal — complete with toppings — in no time flat.
Get the recipe: Frozen Single-Serve Oatmeal with Almonds & Dried Cherries
25. Savory Breakfast Toaster Tarts
There’s so much to love about these savory hand pies that fit in your toaster. Fill them with whatever you like (we chose ham and leeks), stash them in the freezer, and then just pop them in the toaster for a few minutes to enjoy.
Get the recipe: Savory Breakfast Toaster Tarts
26. Freezer-Friendly Frittata Breakfast Sandwiches
How do you make a breakfast sandwich even easier to eat? By replacing the eggs with a slice of frittata instead. That way you won’t have to worry about the sautéed spinach or bacon slipping out of your sandwich.
Get the recipe: Freezer-Friendly Frittata Breakfast Sandwiches
27. Baked Oatmeal with Figs & Dates
Another smart way to make your oatmeal in advance is to make this baked oatmeal recipe. One batch should last for the week, and we love any excuse to feel like we’re eating dessert for breakfast.
Get the recipe: Baked Oatmeal with Figs & Dates
28. Sheet Pan Veggie Frittata
Whether you’re planning on sandwiching it between slices of sourdough, wrapping it in a tortilla, or eating as is for a hearty grab-and-go breakfast, this veggie-heavy frittata won’t disappoint.
Get the recipe: C868彩票:Sheet Pan Veggie Frittata
Granola is one of our go-to breakfasts when we want something crunchy. With a dollop of yogurt or a splash of milk, it’s the no-cook equivalent of oatmeal. And when you make it yourself you can adjust the sugar levels, seeds, and dried fruit to your liking. Follow this basic recipe and then feel free to make your own signature variation.
Get the recipe: Granola
30. Baked Oatmeal Cups
Another way to do baked oatmeal is to use your muffin tin for travel-sized portions. They basically taste like a hearty muffin, and we can’t get enough of their filling, chewy texture.
Get the recipe: C868彩票:Baked Oatmeal Cups
31. Breakfast Grain Salad with Blueberries, Hazelnuts & Lemon
Grain bowls have become a staple for our lunches and dinners, so why not for breakfast, too? With a mix of steel-cut oats and quinoa, this berry-filled bowl will give you everything you need to start your day right.
Get the recipe: Breakfast Grain Salad with Blueberries, Hazelnuts & Lemon
32. Kale and Goat Cheese Frittata Cups
One of our all-time favorite breakfast recipes, these mini frittatas are great for a buffet brunch or breakfast you can grab on your way out the door. The best part? They can be warmed up in your microwave or toaster oven, or eaten straight from the fridge in a pinch.
Get the recipe: Kale and Goat Cheese Frittata Cups
33. Baklava Breakfast Parfaits
There are no pretenses about this yogurt parfait dessert inspiration. The honey crumble filling layered between the yogurt really makes this breakfast taste like baklava.
Get the recipe: C868彩票:Baklava Breakfast Parfaits
34. Spiced Carrot & Oat Breakfast Cookies
Cookies for breakfast? Yes, please! Especially if they are healthy breakfast cookies like these spiced carrot ones. They’re made with warming spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, shredded carrots, chopped walnuts, and raisins.
Get the recipe: Spiced Carrot & Oat Breakfast Cookies
35. Walnut-Cranberry Ginger Power Bars
Yes, these power bars might be a riff on a Rice Krispies treat, but they are actually constructed with breakfast flavors in mind. Filled with dried fruit and nuts, along with oats and your favorite puffed cereal, these are great to have on hand for breakfast or a mid-morning snack.
Get the recipe: Walnut-Cranberry Ginger Power Bars
36. Frittata with Whatever You Have on Hand
We can’t think of a veggie that wouldn’t be good in a frittata. Of course we have our favorites — asparagus, kale, broccoli, caramelized onions — but really anything will do. Follow this basic formula to come up with your house recipe.
Get the recipe: Frittata with Whatever You Have on Hand
37. Easy Cheesy Tater Tot Frittata
These easy frittata is filled with crispy cheesy tater tots and the sliced reheat beautifully throughout the week.
Get the recipe: Easy Cheesy Tater Tot Frittata