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Amazing Make Ahead Breakfast Recipes

Posted by  ·  August 29, 2014  ·  Last Updated: July 2, 2019

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.

The following options range from savory to sweet, and they’re all adaptable to your own personal style.

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.

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
Add a little pumpkin to your morning! You can substitute cooked, mashed sweet potato for the pumpkin puree in this recipe if you prefer.

Baked Pumpkin French Toast

baked pumpkin french toast

Overnight Creme Brûlée French Toast Bake

creme brule french toast on plate with whipped cream

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 ingredients for this low-fat recipe on hand.

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
Make these easy Raisin Bran muffins a family tradition.

Refrigerator Raisin Bran Muffins


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

Make Ahead 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

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 Sandwiches

freezer breakfast sandwich with bite taken


Leave a Comment


  1. Thursday, August 31st, 2017
    Love, love, Love the breakfast egg muffins. So easy and fun to make different varieties...thanks for great idea.
  2. diane @smartmoneysimplelife
    Sunday, January 11th, 2015
    I'm a huge fan of eggs for breakfast so those 'eggs in muffin cups' look perfect for brekky on the go.

    The 'freezer hashbrown casserole' looks interesting but I have to admit, I have no idea what "hashbrown potatoes" are... mashed potato? We have hashbrowns here (Australia) but not hashbrown potatoes.

  3. Betsy
    Monday, January 5th, 2015
    We love the Frenchtoast Casserole. It is our new go-to for "quick" breakfast. My girls mix it up the night before and my hubby gets up eary to put it in the oven We cook ours right at an hour so the edges are nice and crunchy. It's wonderful. Top it with syrup and powdered sugar and you are good to go.
  4. Tina
    Saturday, October 11th, 2014
    I have been making frozen breakfast burritos forever. I make and roll mine then wrap them in parchment paper and place the in large ziplocs. No need to line a bowl with paper towels, just pop in the microwave and heat for about a minute.
  5. Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
    This is genus! I'll be pinning!
  6. linda Reynolds
    Monday, September 1st, 2014
    I have a brunch to put on for a large group of people after my daughters wedding. I want to know some things I could make ahead of time and how far in advance should we make them like quiche? Thanks. Linda
  7. Rollins
    Sunday, August 31st, 2014
    They all look delicious!
  8. Mari Chapa
    Saturday, August 30th, 2014
    Want them all!
  9. Saturday, August 30th, 2014
    I want to make them all! Thanks for including our recipes!
  10. Tracy
    Friday, August 29th, 2014
    Can you recommend a gluten free tortilla shell for your burritos? I'm having a hard time finding one that is worth eating, LoL!
  11. Friday, August 29th, 2014
    Love this compilation! My mornings are super hectic and I'm usually scrambling for breakfast, pun might or might not have been intended. Freezer burritos, good idea!