35 breakfasts to prep the night before
grab-and-go options that aren’t the worst.
Published Apr 22, 2016 5:00 AM
Figuring out what to eat in the morning is hard—mostly because we feel like we’re still asleep. But fret no more! We have all the breakfast recipes you can make the night (or week!) before, because when it comes to mornings, easiest is best. Always.
Just looks at these muffins! We’re supposed to believe these are healthy? You don’t have to tell us twice—we’ll take it.
Leaving these breakfast enchiladas in the refrigerator overnight is an option, making them your new go-to when you’re trying to feed more than one person a fresh, savory meal.
baked honey berry oatmeal
vanilla almond overnight quinoa
zucchini bread with oats
We would eat a slice of this zucchini bread every single day of the week forever. Skimp on the sugar if you’re looking for a healthier dish, or bring it on if you’re trying to make your breakfast as dessert-like as possible.
banana nut bread no-bake energy bars
pumpkin french toast casserole
This recipe is geared more towards a family breakfast, not a solo “running out the door” Monday morning. Either way, you can prep the whole thing the night before, store in the refrigerator overnight, and pop in the oven come morning.
chia & raspberry breakfast
whipped ricotta with lemon and olive oil
overnight cake batter protein oatmeal
Turns out, you can really have your cake and eat it, too. Or I guess in this case, eat healthfully and also devour a version of cake batter. Combining the ingredients the night before only takes 5-10 minutes, meaning you can grab-and-go the next morning.
oatmeal raisin muffins
overnight cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting
Warning: These cinnamon rolls still require an hour of sitting in the warm sun after having chilled in the refrigerator overnight, which makes them great for entertaining groups, but not so much for rushed mornings. Though we imagine showing up an hour late to the office with these rolls might get you off the hook…
Make your house guests (or family!) a healthy dish they won’t be able to resist. Prepare the chard mixture the night before for nonexistent morning prep. Simply spread the mix, add eggs, bake, and enjoy!
almond joy chia pudding
5-ingredient granola bars
Another no-bake recipe (these bloggers sure know the way to our hearts!). These bars are kid-approved, an easy way to avoid preservatives, contain just five healthy ingredients, and yield 15 large bars or 30 small bars.
cinnamon bun scones
In case you didn’t know, homemade cinnamon rolls are rather labor intensive, due to the yeast-based dough. These scones are the closet you’ll get to the real thing in just 30 minutes—that includes prep and bake time!
overnight egg nog french toast casserole
tomato bacon spinach quiche
chocolate overnight oats with strawberries
We’ll take any excuse we can get to eat chocolate for breakfast AND call it healthy. This recipe includes chia seeds and oats and can be made with almost any topping, on the off chance you don’t like strawberries.
overnight miso porridge
Miso? For breakfast? Yep, and with the addition of honey, it’s just the right amount of savory and sweet for your first meal of the day. Let chill overnight and reheat in the morning for an easy—but complex tasting—meal.
creamy vegan bircher muesli
chocolate banana walnut overnight oats
pb&j stuffed multigrain pancakes
It might not be socially acceptable to eat a regular pb&j for breakfast, but pancakes? You betchya. They’re easy to freeze (for up to six months, thank you very much) and even easier to reheat and devour.
cherry-almond granola bars
peanut butter and honey cheerios™ granola
chia pudding with dried apricots and pineapple
overnight breakfast bulgur with vegan maple berry sauce
Bulgur is super healthy, surprisingly easy to make, and can be prepped the night before like oats or chia seeds. The author of this recipe says it takes just 10 minutes of prep to have breakfast for an entire week, which means we already added it to our Sunday to-do list.
veggie muffin frittatas
carrot apple flax muffins
peanut butter overnight oats
asparagus and goat cheese frittata
Eat breakfast like a queen for a week with this savory (and healthy!) frittata recipe. Heat up if you’re feeling a hot meal or eat cold, because that’s how versatile frittatas are (in case you forgot!).