8 Make ahead Breakfast Ideas

Not enough time for breakfast?

In our busy lives sometimes it’s hard to get a well balanced breakfast in the mornings. Now with school starting and getting everyone ready it may be even harder.

So here is a little bit of help getting your mornings going with some make ahead breakfast ideas.

Steel Cut Oatmeal for the Crock Pot

Steel Cut Oatmeal for the Crock Pot

What makes this one so great is that it can be cooking overnight and hot, ready and waiting for you in the morning. Serves 3 people

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Breakfast Pie


This can be made the night before and kept in the refrigerator and warmed up in the morning.  Cut slices and have breakfast for 4 days. or Serves 4

Variations: You can use different vegetables and serve with sour cream and salsa. Also use any other kind of cheese you would prefer.

For people who are lactose intolerant substitute milk and cheese with lactose free milk  or even almond milk and lactose free cheese.

I also have friends who prefer turkey bacon over pork bacon. You want to make this your own so use any ingredients that work best for you.

Sausage Breakfast Rolls

Sausage Breakfast Rolls

Another good recipe to make the night before and keet in the fridge.  Serves 4

A variation on this is using turkey breakfast sausage, scrambled eggs and sliced tomatoes in the roll mix.

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Make ahead Breakfast Casserole

Make ahead Breakfast Casserole

Shannon Marie

“Mmm mmm good! This is a must do for every holiday in my household, or just when you have guests overnight! Can be made with egg substitute, skim milk and turkey sausage to make it healthier!”



Now for some Muffins

Muffins are always a good thing to make and grab for breakfast.  There are all kinds of variations including weight watchers 2 point muffins,  low-fat oatmeal muffins, vegan banana muffins and the best blueberry muffins.

So here are some muffin recipes for your mornings

Weight Watchers 2 Point-Pumpkin Muffins

Weight Watchers 2 Point-Pumpkin Muffins

This recipe makes 24 muffins.  Calories: 97.6, Calories from fat: 26, total fat: 2.9g, Saturated fat: 0.7g, cholesterol: 0.0mg, Sugars: 10.1g, Sodium: 140.4mg, Total Carbohydrate: 17.0g, Dietary fiber: 0.4g, Sugars: 10.1g, Protein: 1.1g


  • Add 1 egg to the batter mix and reduce the water to 1/3 cup.
  • Use yellow cake mix; add 1 egg, 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 cup oatmeal, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves.
  • Pumpkin pie mix, a can of pumpkin, 1 egg beaten, some chopped walnuts and cranberries.

Low-Fat Oatmeal Muffins


These take a little over an hour to prep and bake but oh so worth it.

Prep time: 1 hr 10 minutes, Total time : 1 hr 30 minutes Yield: 12 muffins

Some variations:

  • Add up some cinnamon and nutmeg. And some raisins, also immersed in the milk along with oats.
  • Use  whole wheat pastry flour, organic sugar, 3 cups chopped apples, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 2 teaspoons cinnamon and 1/3 teaspoon vanilla


 Vegan Banana Muffins


Prep Time: 10  minutes, Total Time: 30 minutes Serves: 12


  • Reduce flour into 12 cups, add some quick cooking oats and flax seed about 1/4 cup each. Add some blueberries and increase baking soda to 1 1/2 teaspoon.
  • Use whole wheat pastry flour, and add some applesauce.


The Best Blueberry Muffins


Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Serves: 18


  • Use 2 cups of blueberries, and use cinnamon instead of nutmeg for the topping.
  • Use brown sugar in place of white, use 3/4 cup of unsweetened apple juice and 1 cup honey crunch wheat germ. Also add more milk to thin the mixture a bit.


These were just a few recipes to get you started. I hope this encourages you to take the time to eat breakfast again.

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