Make Ahead Ideas for Breakfast
Grab and go, or pop into the oven--no complex brain activity needed!
A made-ahead breakfast lets you jump out of bed and greet the day with a smile. Or at least put on pants and wander to the kitchen to find breakfast almost ready.
- For the fastest breakfast solution, keep boiled eggs on hand to grab and go. Other on-the-go eats include dried fruit and nut mixes, quick breads such as zucchini or banana, breakfast bars, muffins, scones, sausage pinwheels and quiche.
- Pancakes freeze well. Just make a few extra, then wrap a stack of three in plastic wrap and freeze. Microwave for a few seconds, then top with your favorites. (When pressed for time, spread peanut butter between two pancakes for a portable morning meal.)
- When the occasion calls for something more formal, make a casserole the night before. Here are some of our favorite morning meals that just need a brief heating or baking and are definitely worth getting out of bed for.
—By Nicki Pendleton Wood
This tasty breakfast dish is a good source of protein and can be enjoyed all day long.
This recipe is delicious and makes great use of leftover ham.
Makes a great breakfast bread.
Make extra brown rice to use in this creamy dish that’s equally good for breakfast and dessert.
Peanut butter and bananas come together in this delicious quick bread.
A super-healthy (and gluten-free) pumpkin bread for snacks or breakfast.