These 10 healthy make-ahead breakfast ideas will ensure that you’re not skipping the most important meal of the day!
I’m sure you’ve heard the expression before – “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” And it’s true – eating a healthy, nourishing breakfast helps to jumpstart your metabolism, aids in weight loss, and provides you with the energy to kick-start your day, amongst other benefits.
But it can be tempting to skip breakfast or just grab a large mocha from the drive-through, especially when you’re rushing off to work or attending to the kids. That’s why it’s so important to have healthy, on-the-go breakfast recipes that you can prepare ahead or that can be whipped up in minutes.
So without further ado, here are 10 healthy make-ahead breakfast recipes that will make breakfast a breeze.
10 Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes
10 Minute Healthy Breakfast Tacos
Found at Get Well With Em
Let’s face it – taco’s are probably one of the most delicious foods ever invented. So when I came across these 10 minute healthy breakfast tacos I was instantly smitten. Tacos for breakfast = amazing. These 10-minute tacos are the perfect on-the-go breakfast recipe. The taco mixture can be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator, then all you have to do is add it to a tortilla and you’re good to go.
Orange Almond Pancakes
Found at Rachael’s Foodie Life
Like the breakfast tacos, these orange almond pancakes are a good make-ahead option. I will often make a big batch of healthy pancakes on a Sunday morning and then keep them in the refrigerator to grab and reheat during the week. I love these orange almond pancakes as they’re light and fluffy with a delicious orange flavor. I used wholemeal flour instead of white flour when I’m making these.
Paleo Buffalo Chicken Broccoli Egg Cups
Found at Girl in Healing
These buffalo chicken broccoli eggs cups taste as good as they sound. Eggs are the perfect breakfast food – they contain all of the essential amino acids your body needs, making them a complete source of protein. Add to that the broccoli and chicken that these delicious egg cups contain, and you’ve got yourself a tasty, healthy breakfast option. These can easily be frozen and reheated for a quick, healthy on-the-go breakfast.
Chocolate Chia Pudding
Found at Balanced Life Leslie
Who doesn’t love the idea of chocolate for breakfast? Well, with this healthy chocolate chia pudding, you can turn those dreams into reality. This chocolate chia pudding only has four ingredients and can be whipped up in minutes in a high-powered blender. It’s a decadent, sweet but healthy breakfast (the sweetness comes from the medjool dates) that any chocolate fan will love.
Whole Wheat Blueberry Banana Muffins
Found at Cup of Catherine
Muffins are a common “grab-and-go” breakfast item, but they can be full of hidden nasties. Instead of going through the Starbucks drive-through and buying an expensive, sugar-filled muffin, try making a big batch of these whole wheat blueberry banana muffins instead. Instead of using white sugar, I like to use coconut sugar (or even omit the sugar entirely.)
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats
Found at My Menu Pal
These slow cooker pumpkin pie steel cuts oats are the perfect make-ahead breakfast idea for the cooler months. Just prep the ingredients and place in the slow cooker the night before and you’ll wake up to a warm, delicious, healthy breakfast (added bonuses – your house will smell wonderful and you can enjoy a few more minutes in your cozy bed because you know that breakfast is already taken care of!)
Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats
Found at The Small Town Foodie
Overnight oats are the quintessential “make-ahead healthy breakfast” and for good reason. They take minutes to prepare, then just throw them in the refrigerator and they do their thing overnight, tasting better and better as you’re snoozing soundly. Then bam! Wake up and you have a delicious breakfast waiting for you in the fridge. One of my favorite flavor combinations for overnight oats is peanut butter and banana, which is why I love this recipe so much!
BBQ Kidney Bean Kale Burger
Found at Veggie Inspired
Ok, so you might be thinking “burgers for breakfast? That doesn’t sound healthy!” And you’d be right – but I’ve included these for a reason. While I wouldn’t recommend making an entire burger with the bun and condiments for breakfast, the actual burger patty itself is a great, healthy, savory breakfast option. These are vegan-friendly and absolutely loaded with healthy ingredients. And they can be easily made ahead, frozen, and then popped in the microwave for an easy, on-the-go breakfast.
Gluten Free Zucchini Bread Breakfast Cookies
Found at C It Nutritionally
Unlike store-bought cookies which are full of sugar, artificial dyes and artificial flavors, these are cookies that you actually want to eat for breakfast. And they taste as good as they look! Packed with nutrients, these zucchini bread cookies are super-fast to make and are the perfect healthy grab-and-go breakfast idea.
Cake Batter Smoothie Bowl
Found at Bucket List Tummy
I’m rounding up this list of 10 healthy on-the-go breakfast recipes with a healthy breakfast that sounds too good to be true! A cake batter smoothie bowl. Because who doesn’t love cake batter?! But don’t worry, this one is completely healthy! The cake batter flavor comes from this Nikki’s Coconut Butter Vanilla Cake Batter which is just as delicious as it sounds. And if you don’t have time to put together a full smoothie bowl, you can just whip this up in the blender for a healthy, on-the-go breakfast.