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We get it: You’re hungry and running late so you reach for a packaged breakfast bar or race through a drive-thru—or, even worse, skip breakfast altogether. We are here to tell you there’s another way. With a little prep the day before (or even the day-of), you can have a healthy breakfast treat that will keep you full until lunchtime. Here are a few grab-and-go breakfast ideas for even the busiest mornings.

Yogurt Granola Popsicles

This 3-ingredient recipe from Donna Hays incorporates Greek-style yogurt with date syrup and granola, resulting in a quick and easy snack that’s perfect for those sweltering summer mornings.

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Coconut Milk and Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seeds are packed with fiber, Omega-3s, and antioxidants. Not to mention they’re also loaded with calcium and protein making them pretty much the perfect combo to get your day started. The best part is, you can make this yummy pudding the night before so it’s ready to grab-and-go in the morning. The Work Top’s recipe uses coconut milk, but you can use any milk substitute (almond, soy).

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Protein Breakfast Bars

A protein-rich breakfast bar is essential for starting your day off on the right foot – especially if you know lunch will be a long ways away. Wallflower Kitchen’s vegan and paleo-friendly breakfast bars come packed with a medley of seeds and bold spices, and are sure to please.

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Gluten-Free Breakfast Wraps

We’d take these wraps over our usual breakfast any day! Cotter Crunch’s take features three mouthwatering filling ideas (parfait, sweet oatmeal, and an almond berry) you won’t want to miss out on.

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Breakfast Popsicles

Refreshing and light, these vitamin-rich yogurt popsicles make an exciting addition to your usual morning routine. Just add your favorite berries to Greek yogurt and milk, and sweeten it with honey. You can even toss in some granola for an added crunch.

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Oatmeal Breakfast Bites

Warm oatmeal is a staple for most morning meals, but the bowl and spoon might make things complicated if you’re eating on the run. Cue these hearty breakfast bites. You can top them with fresh fruit or splurge with some chocolate chips. Keep them at your desk for when you need to refuel.

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Greek Vanilla Yogurt Bark

Get a boost of energy with homemade yogurt bark, complete with wholesome nuts and dried fruit. You won’t even realize it’s healthy because it tastes so good.

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Peach Pie Protein Overnight Oats

Overnight oats were made for make-ahead breakfasts. You can easily prepare them with your favorite fruit flavors, pop it in the fridge, and voila! Breakfast is made, and using a jar with a lid means it’s ready to go.

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Crunchy Apple Peanut Butter Wrap

Wrap up classic breakfast flavors of peanut butter, apples, and granola for a hand-held delight you can easily make before the day gets busy.

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Southwestern Eggs Avocado Toast

Sometimes a big, fancy breakfast just isn’t in the cards on weekday mornings. But don’t fret, in just 15 minutes, you can whip these up on your way out the door. These mini avocado toasts are just as delicious as they are cute.

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Breakfast Trail Mix

Creating your own trail mix is genius because you can customize it to your liking. This mix includes Cheerios, yogurt-covered pretzels, pistachios, banana chips and dried cranberries. Once you have it prepped, just grab a handful each morning—your grumbling tummy will thank you.

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Skinny Vanilla Bean Donuts

If you are looking for a healthy alternative to sugary store-bought donuts, this is the recipe for you. With just over 100 calories each, your sweet tooth can be satisfied with these “skinny” versions, made with whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt.

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Make-Ahead Smoothie Packs

Once you get on the smoothie-pack train, you won’t want to get off. It is so incredibly easy to pre-package smoothie ingredients the day before, or even the week ahead and store it in the freezer. Breakfast made easy.

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Mini Cheese Quiche

The weekend is over and it’s back to the Monday grind, but don’t you wish you can take a piece of Sunday brunch with you? Now you can, with these lavish quiche bites. Prepare these a day ahead, and enjoy on your way to work.

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Fruit-on-the-Bottom Yogurt Cups

Put those mason jars to good use, and create a creamy combination that will satisfy taste buds all morning long. Mix and match your favorite yogurt and fruit, and top with honey, nuts, or oats for a nourishing treat.

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Maple-Sweetened Banana Muffins

Don’t waste time and money buying a pastry tomorrow morning. Have these banana muffins ready instead. They’re convenient and healthy.

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Healthy Vanilla Almond Biscotti

Pair these Biscotti biscuits with your morning cup of coffee or tea. You’ll be surprised this recipe does not use any added sugar, because the biscotti still taste sweet and satisfying.

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Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Egg White Breakfast Burritos

Sometimes the most important meal of the day should be a burrito. Avoid the greasy fast-food versions, and try this wholesome recipe from Ambitious Kitchen instead. It’s packed with yummy veggies, eggs, and beans so you can chow down guilt-free.

Originally published July 2017. Updated March 2018.

See more easy breakfast ideas:

10 One Pan Breakfast Recipes That’ll Minimize Cleanup
The French Girl’s Guide to Cooking Eggs
The Best Make-Ahead Breakfast for Easier Mornings

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