6 Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes For Busy Days

In the midst of hectic mornings, it may be difficult to find enough time to create a breakfast that is both nourishing and satisfying. It is important, however, to begin your day with a meal that is well-balanced in order to maintain your energy levels and your productivity. Having breakfast dishes that you can prepare ahead of time provides a simple option that enables you to have a meal that is both tasty and gratifying without the burden of having to prepare it in the morning. By preparing these recipes in advance, you will be able to streamline your morning routine and ensure that you get off to a good start for the day. 

Overnight Oats 

If you're looking for a healthy and adaptable breakfast option, overnight oats are a great choice. To make it, just throw some rolled oats into a container with some milk (dairy or plant-based), sugar, and toppings like fruit, nuts, seeds, or spices. After a night of soaking in the fridge, you'll wake up to oats that are creamy and tender. You have the choice to reheat overnight oats in the microwave for a hot breakfast or eat them cold. 

Breakfast Burritos 

On mornings when you're on the go, grab a breakfast wrap for a tasty and portable meal. Make a stack of wraps by stuffing whole wheat wraps with a combination of scrambled eggs, sautéed veggies, cheese and a protein of your choosing (bacon, sausage, tofu, etc.). Separate each burrito by rolling it up securely and wrapping it in foil or parchment paper. Keep the burritos covered in the fridge or freezer for later use; all you have to do is reheat them in the oven or microwave. 

Egg Muffins 

You can add whatever you like to egg muffins, making them a versatile and protein-rich breakfast choice. After greasing muffin pans, whisk together egg, milk, and spice combination to make egg muffins. Before baking the muffins, fill each cup with chopped veggies, cooked meat, cheese, or herbs. Egg muffins, once cooled, are a great breakfast on the move because they can be frozen or refrigerated. 

Chia Seed Pudding 

A healthy and filling breakfast alternative, chia seed pudding may be made the night before. In a jar or other container, mix together chia seeds, milk (almond, coconut, or dairy), and sugar. After a good stirring, put the mixture in the fridge to thicken and let the chia seeds soak up the liquid, which should take a few hours or perhaps overnight. For a little more flavour and texture in the morning, sprinkle some fresh fruit, nuts or seeds on top of the custard. 

Breakfast Casserole 

For a satisfying and easy meal that you can whip up in advance, try a breakfast casserole. Layer cooked meat (sausage, ham, etc.), veggies and cheese in a baking dish to make a casserole. After the casserole ingredients are combined, pour the egg, milk, and spice combination over them. Whisk until well combined. After covering and chilling the dish overnight, bake it in the oven until brown and firm. Breakfast casseroles are great for crowd feeding or weeknight meal prep since you can make them with any ingredients you choose.  


Smoothie packs are a great way to get a healthy breakfast on the move, especially on mornings when you're running behind schedule. Make a batch of frozen fruit smoothies and store them in airtight containers or bags. Add any extra ingredients you want, such greens, almonds, seeds, or spinach. Just take one pack in the morning, thaw it in the freezer, and mix it with any liquid (milk, juice, yoghurt, etc.). A personalised smoothie pack is the ideal way to jumpstart your day since you may add whichever ingredients you choose. 

Quick Tips  

Make your breakfasts ahead of time by planning and preparing them on a certain day of the week. This will help you simplify your morning routine. 

Make sure that your breakfasts that you prepare ahead of time are both fresh and well-organized by purchasing high-quality storage containers and freezer-safe bags. 

Customize your recipes to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs, including options for vegetarian, gluten-free, or dairy-free diets. 

Experiment with different flavour combinations and ingredients to keep your breakfasts exciting and varied. 

Don't forget to label your make-ahead breakfasts with the date of preparation to ensure freshness and avoid waste.