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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

16Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy and indulgent eats, you’ll be eating well in the morning all week long. Now how about lunch?

1. Berry-Beet Açai Breakfast Bowl: Think of this breakfast bowl as a smoothie you eat with a spoon. Simply toss some fruit and coconut flakes on top just before serving. (via Gourmande in the Kitchen)


2. Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies: We’re not opposed to grabbing a few cookies on our way out the door, but these oatmeal-raisin ones are actually meant to be eaten in the AM. (via Back to the Book Nutrition)


3. Gruyère White Cheddar and Kale Strata: Simply pop this eggy, bread-y, cheesy casserole in before getting ready and you’ll be digging in in no time at all. (via The Endless Meal)


4. Chia Seed Oatmeal: It’s time to retire those overly sweet instantoatmeal packets, stat. Making no-cook oats is just as easy, and allows you to customize the mix to your tastes. (via The Little Epicurean)


5. Healthy Breakfast Burritos: Make a whole batch of these burritos and stockpile them in the freezer for a healthy, protein-packed meal. Wanna know the best part? They only take a couple minutes to warm up. (viaRecipe Righter)


6. Overnight Pull-Apart Brioche Cinnamon Roll Bread: A long overnight rise in the fridge makes this brioche-meets-cinnamon-bun creation especially rich. (via Half Baked Harvest)


7. Brunch Borek: We’d gladly nibble on a few of these flaky phyllo-wrapped bacon and egg bites for breakfast. They reheat beautifully in the oven in just a matter of minutes. (via Time to Cook Online)


8. Cherry Chocolate Buckwheat Porridge: We’ll let you in on a little secret: This healthy porridge reads much more like chocolatey black forest pudding on the palate. (via Punctuated With Food)


9. Breakfast Quiche: Make your next brunch a breeze by baking this casserole-like quiche the day before. With a relaxed schedule of morning-of prep, there’ll be ample time to shake up a few AM-appropriate cocktails. (via Real Food by Dad)


10. The Best Gluten-Free Muffins: Personalize these tender muffins with whatever mix-ins you like. Dried fruit, chocolate chunks and nuts are all solid choices. (via Natural Comfort Kitchen)


11. Cheesy Sausage Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole: You’ll cover all the breakfast essentials in a single bound with this dish. Both kids and adults are sure to gobble it right up. (via Neighborfood)


12. Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes: Yielding just a single portion, these (mostly) make-ahead ‘cakes are also a terrific choice for solo diners. (viaBreakfast Drama Queen)


13. Chocolate + Coconut Granola: The trick to keeping granola fresh and crisp for weeks and weeks: Stash it in the freezer. Whether enjoyed solo or sprinkled atop yogurt or ice cream (for dessert, of course), you can’t go wrong. (via Wolf Goes Vegan)


14. Crescent Breakfast Puffs: What can’t crescent rolls do? These savory egg-filled muffins are a real treat to munch on in the morn’. (via Crockpot Gourmet)


15. Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches: We’re all for reducing our trips to thedrive-thru, especially when it tastes this good. (via She Knows)


16. Ham and Cheese French Toastie Roll-Ups: We love, love, love French toast’s latest look. Make ahead, portable and sweet-savory flavor are just a few of its new features. (via Recipe Tin Eats)

17. Make-Ahead Smoothies: Plow through a whole bunch of produce prep and portion it all out to help smoothie-making a snap come sunrise. (via Simple Green Smoothies)

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