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10 Breakfasts You Can Make Ahead for Busy Mornings

If you’re a busy mom who is short on time in the mornings, try one of these 10 healthy breakfasts that you can make ahead for hectic days.

Whether you have young kids, older kids or no kids, getting out the door in the morning can make for a chaotic exodus to ensure you get from point A to point B on time. Though some people tend to skip breakfast to avoid adding one more item to their morning to-do list, it’s really in your best interest to take a few minutes to eat and fuel your body. Not only does breakfast provide energy, but a healthy breakfast will also help to level out blood sugars and boost metabolism. And kids who eat breakfast perform better at school.

Related: Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Busy School Mornings

If your mornings before school drop offs and early office meetings are rushed, consider whipping up one of these healthy make-ahead breakfasts on the weekend before the busyness of a new week begins.

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1. Chia Seed Pudding


Banana Cream Pie Chia Seed Pudding using almond milk

Creamy Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding using coconut milk

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding using any dairy-free milk

2. Breakfast Casserole

Sausage, Egg and Cheese Grits Casserole

Hashbrown, Ham and Cheese Casserole

3. Overnight Oats

Apple Pie Overnight Oats

Cold Brew Coffee Overnight Oats

Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats

4. Egg Cups

Spinach, Feta and Sun-Dried Tomato Egg Muffin Cups

Bacon and Spinach Egg Muffins

Sweet Potato Florentine Egg Cups

5. Homemade Waffles

Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Greek Yogurt Blueberry Waffles

Buttermilk Waffles

6. Muffins

Cranberry, Orange and Pecan Muffins using almond flour

Pumpkin Spice Muffins using coconut flour

Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins

7. Yogurt Parfaits

Strawberry Yogurt Parfaits

Peanut Butter and Banana Yogurt Parfaits

Apple Pie Yogurt Parfaits

8. Crustless Quiche

Spinach, Mushroom and Feta Crustless Quiche

Ham, Cheese and Broccoli Crustless Quiche

Spinach and Bacon Crustless Quiche

9. Breakfast Cookies

Grab and Go Breakfast Cookies

Cranberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

10. Baked Oatmeal 

Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal

Berry Baked Oatmeal

Banana and Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups

What are your go-to make-ahead breakfasts?

make ahead breakfasts for busy mornings



I'm a full-time wife and semi-stay-at-home mom to four young kids. Day to day, I help my husband with his small business, but when I have any extra time, you can find me cooking or being active outdoors with my family. We live at the foothills of the North Georgia mountains and are embracing modern homesteading month by month.

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