12 Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

End the morning frenzies with these tasty, nutritious, make-ahead breakfast recipes created by registered dietitians. Whether you’re batch cooking for the week, preparing an overnight dish or freezing leftovers for a quick reheat, each breakfast takes just a few minutes of your precious time on those busy mornings when no one can seem to find their shoes.

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Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Perfect for a portable breakfast, this overnight oatmeal combines heart-healthy oats, ground flaxseed, apples and walnuts then mixes with nutrient-rich milk for a delicious make-ahead breakfast packed with fiber, whole grains, healthy fat and protein. Serve the oats warm or cold with an extra dollop of Greek yogurt for a protein boost. Get the recipe >>

Southwest Breakfast Burritos

Because some mornings you just don’t want to cook, keep your freezer stocked with these yummy breakfast burritos filled with eggs, southwest seasoned veggies, cheese and bacon all rolled up into neat little packages. They reheat quickly so you’ll have a warm, hearty breakfast in no time. Get the recipe >>

Freezer Smoothie Bags

No need to chop in the morning when you create custom smoothie bags to keep in your freezer. Just pop the ingredients in, add 1-1½ cups liquid and blend. Your morning smoothie prep just got cut down from 15 minutes to two minutes. Get the recipe >>

Cinnamon-Puffed Rice Cereal

What are your requirements for a delicious cereal? Crunchy, sweet, filling and nutritious? If so, make a big batch of this simple, gluten-free breakfast cereal on your meal-prep day and enjoy it during busy mornings throughout the week. It is a must try since it can be made in under 30 minutes and tastes delicious both hot and cold. Get the recipe >>

Super Easy Breakfast Cookie

Cookies for breakfast? Indeed! There’s nothing easier or more exciting for little ones than a nutritious (and equally tasty) cookie for breakfast in the morning. This quick stir-together-and-bake cookie gives you everything you want in a breakfast without the extra sugar and junk you don’t. Get the recipe >>

Yogurt and Flaxseed Waffles

Break out the griddle on a lazy weekend morning and make a triple batch of homemade, healthy waffles. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers in a large zip-top plastic bag, then pop in the toaster for a speedy breakfast during the hectic weekday morning rush. Top with fresh berries and a dollop of Greek yogurt. Get the recipe >>

Egg Muffins

Need a breakfast that gives you the staying power needed to get you through the morning? These egg muffins are high in protein, low in carbs and — paired with a slice of whole-wheat toast and a glass of milk — will keep you full for hours while packing in the veggies first thing in the morning. Get the recipe >>

Baked French Toast Cups

For a portable, kid-friendly breakfast that is lower in added sugar compared to many store-bought varieties and higher in homemade flavors, these little French toast cups are a dream! Make a batch on the weekend, freeze and reheat in the morning when you’re ready to eat. Get the recipe >>

Blueberry Protein Pancakes

Eggs, oats, a ripe banana and fresh blueberries are all you need to make this fiber-rich, protein-packed breakfast. For homemade pancakes ready in less than a minute, make an extra batch, allow to cool and freeze between layers of parchment paper and store in an airtight baggie in the freezer. To reheat, microwave for 30 seconds at a time. Get the recipe >>

Overnight Hashbrown Casserole

Three ingredients (plus some basic seasonings) and just a few minutes prep the night before result in a hearty and comforting bowl of hashbrown casserole goodness in the morning. Pop the casserole in the oven when you wake up and in just 30 minutes you’ll have a warm bowl of cheesy hashbrowns. Get the recipe >>

Blueberry Cheesecake Muffins

These better-for-you breakfast muffins boast a secret ingredient to boost the moisture and protein: cottage cheese. Plus, they’re packed with fresh blueberries and kissed with a crispy and sweet whole-grain oatmeal streusel topping. With all this goodness, you’ll be begging for a second! Get the recipe >>

Yogurt Parfait on a Plate

Looking for a different way to do yogurt? Plate it! Simplify the traditional stacked parfait by spreading all of the ingredients into a thin layer and then layering them one on top of the other. This speeds up prep in the morning and assures that you get a little something of everything in each bite. Get the recipe >>