Are you looking for quick and easy make ahead breakfast recipes? These breakfast recipes are all made ahead. I love the idea of having a hot breakfast ready even when you are on the go.

Lunch and dinner can be made ahead too with these lunch box ideas and make ahead dinners frozen and ready for your crock-pot.

Breakfast Recipes

Are there days the breakfast drive-thru tempts your better judgment, or you skip breakfast altogether? These recipes make having a hot, healthy breakfast as easy as 1-2-3, even on busy mornings!

These egg muffins are one of my favorites! They are dairy and gluten-free but you would never know!

Eggs in Muffin Cups


I am a huge fan of casseroles that can be made the night before. A casserole is a go-to for larger families or groups, but you can also assemble one for yourself to have healthy breakfast waiting for you all week.

Overnight Breakfast Casseroles

Breakfast casseroles are so underrated! The following options range from savory to sweet, and they’re all adaptable to your own personal style. They are the absolute champs of hectic mornings when  you really need something nutritious and filling but you don’t have much time.

My favorite way to use breakfast casseroles is for a brunch for company or to have handy to pull out and bake for overnight guests.

This casserole sneaks in some veggies! Use red bell peppers and onion, or try chopped broccoli or zucchini for a new twist.

Overnight Breakfast Casserole

piece of make ahead breakfast casserole on white plate

How about a sweet start to the day? Coffee cakes are such a welcoming treat on a weekend morning. Our coffee cake recipe is what I like to think of as a casserole in disguise – so easy and yet so decadent!

Top this casserole with pecans or walnuts for a crunchy accent, then refrigerate the whole thing in the pan. Pop it in the oven in the morning, drizzle the easy-to-make glaze over the top, and wake up the whole neighborhood with the aroma of fresh coffee cake!

Overnight Coffee Cake

overnight coffee cake

Overnight French Toast Bake

french toast casserole in glass pan

Are you feeling like enjoying a taste of autumn? Add a little pumpkin to your morning! You can substitute cooked, mashed sweet potato for the pumpkin puree in this recipe if you prefer. It’s guaranteed delicious all year round.

Make Ahead Breakfast Recipes

Psst. Want to hear a secret? Homemade granola is super easy to make, and healthier than pre-packaged granola bars. I try to keep the ingredients for this low-fat recipe on hand.

Make a big batch like this at home and you’re not only better off nutritionally, you save money. It’s hard to beat freshly made homemade granola bars.

Healthy Granola Recipe

Baked oatmeal is hearty and healthy. You can make this recipe in a big casserole dish or use a nonstick muffin pan for grab-and-go oatmeal cups. You’ll never be tempted to reach for pop tarts again when you’ve got a breakfast option like this available!

Baked Peach Almond Oatmeal

peach almond oatmeal in bowl

Browse the cereal aisle in the grocery store and you’ll find loads of varieties of single-serve oatmeal packs. You can make your own flavored oatmeal at home with a recipe that requires no cooking at all!

Use instant oats that absorb liquid overnight, and add custom flavor combinations, fresh fruits, and nuts. This is a great recipe for summertime because these jars are perfect right out of the fridge.

Overnight Oats

overnight oats

I am always asked for the recipe for this Egg Casserole. Sun-dried tomatoes and mozzarella cheese add a piquant twist to a classic scrambled eggs and sausage breakfast staple. So delicious!

Breakfast Casserole on white plate

Breakfast Recipes to Freeze

Looking for a freezer friendly breakfast? How about the best quiche EVER, and yes, it freezes beautifully.

In fact, since this recipe makes two quiches I always try to keep one in my freezer for any last minute guests or someone that could use a meal. This quiche is good for breakfast and brunch – or how about dinner?

slice of quiche on plate

This Freeze Ahead Breakfast Skillet hits the spot! It’s got all the classic diner flavor of fried eggs and sausage, in a breakfast bake recipe so flexible you simply toss your choice of ingredients into a bag and freeze.

breakfast in skillet

Do you like breakfast foods for dinner? We love a breakfast night at our house.

Breakfast burritos are another crowdpleaser because they can be customized right at the table with salsa, guacamole, cheddar cheese, cilantro… The possibilities are limited only by your appetite!

Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos


Hash browns are the french fries of breakfast! No, really – if you’re looking for a savory morning twist, try this quick casserole served up with ketchup or hot sauce.

Freezer Hash Brown Casserole

freezer hash brown casserole on a white plate

These versatile little sandwiches will get motors running in the morning. They are just as easy with ham and cheese in place of sausage and bacon! Make with English muffins, or try mini bagels or leftover biscuits.

Freezer Breakfast Sandwich

freezer breakfast sandwich with bite taken

Freezer pancakes are a breakfast kids can make on their own. They can be super healthy with you opt for whole grain and add a bit of protein powder if you like. Top with fresh blueberries and raspberries for a bit of fruit. We always opt for real maple syrup rather than pancake syrup.

How to Freeze Pancakes

Breakfast Breads

Make these easy Raisin Bran muffins a family tradition. Even my teens like muffins, because they’re so convenient to grab and go when there’s no time for a sit-down breakfast. You can eat them warm with melted butter or a little honey, and they really satisfy a craving for sweets while still being healthy.

Refrigerator Raisin Bran Muffins


Banana Bread

chocolate chip banana bread recipe

Famous Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins – so moist!

Banana Muffins

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  1. These look so delicious and yummy! I can’t wait to try them all! My family is going to definitely love them!

  2. I love that these are all in one place! Pinning! The kids are doing school from home so having any of these prepped and ready will really make mornings easier. Thanks

  3. The perfect collection of breakfast choices for this back to school season. I can’t wait to cook my way through all of them. That’s practically something new to eat every day for two weeks. You’ve got me covered!

  4. We’re using these ideas to survive the first week back to school! Loved the freezer burritos! Thanks for sharing!

  5. These all look so tasty!! I am all for make ahead recipes, especially breakfast! Mornings can get so busy!

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