20 Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfasts – The Lemon Bowl®

A collection of 20 healthy make-ahead breakfast recipes to help you save time and get your metabolism running in the morning.

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Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, as it is important to jumpstart your metabolism to burn calories throughout the day. While I usually start my mornings with a delicious smoothie, I’m not the only one eating in my house! I have a husband and 2 growing boys to feed, and that requires a variety of tasty, easy, and healthy breakfast recipes to get all of our days started on the right foot.

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Of course, I also know that planning ahead is the key to success, especially when it comes to making smart food choices first thing in the morning. To get you started, I’m sharing 20 healthy make-ahead breakfast ideas – all of which can be prepared in advance so that you have no excuse for missing that first meal of the day.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What should I eat for breakfast to lose weight?

Make sure your breakfast includes protein so that you aren’t hungry again in an hour!

What is a frugal breakfast?

Meal prepping and making breakfast ahead of time for the whole week is a great way to save money as well as time! But typically meals that include eggs and yogurt are most affordable and accessible.

What breakfast will keep me fuller for longer?

When it comes to feeling full, think protein and fiber! It’ll keep you fuller for longer, usually while consuming fewer calories.

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20 Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfasts

Apple Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Creamy, natural peanut butter and crisp, juicy apples are the perfect natural sweetener for overnight steel cut oats.

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Apple peanut butter overnight oats

Ham and Cheese Baked Egg Cups

Ham and cheese baked egg cups are the ideal, protein-packed breakfast that can be made ahead in a muffin tin and quickly reheated on busy weekday mornings.

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Make Ahead Fruit and Yogurt Protein Parfaits

These Make-Ahead Fruit and Yogurt Protein Parfaits are packed with plenty of protein and heart-healthy fats to give you all-day energy.

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Make ahead fruit and yogurt parfaits

Make-Ahead Smoothie Freezer Bags

These make-ahead smoothie freezer bags are the perfect solution for a healthy breakfast you can sip and enjoy on-the-go. Simply add water or milk before blending!

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smoothie freezer bags

Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Replacing 1/2 the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour gives these muffins the extra protein and fiber you need to get through the day.

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Holding lemon blueberry oatmeal muffins

High Protein Homemade Granola

Sweetened with cinnamon and honey, this high protein granola is filled with oats, nuts, seeds, and flavor.

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High protein granola

Make Your Own Homemade Instant Oatmeal Mix

This recipe is as easy as combining oats with your favorite nuts, fruit and spices.

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Baked Oatmeal with Mixed Berries

Naturally gluten-free, this easy baked oatmeal can be made ahead and is made with oats, eggs, berries and a little bit of maple syrup.

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Overnight Chia Seed Pudding

This creamy, maple-infused overnight chia seed pudding is a naturally vegan breakfast recipe made with just five simple pantry ingredients.

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3 glasses with overnight chia seed pudding inside

Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats

An easy, portable, make-ahead breakfast recipe, your family will love these thick and creamy Peaches and Cream Overnight Refrigerator Oats.

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Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats - an easy, make-ahead breakfast recipe

Cheesy Sausage and Pepper Egg Bake

This low carb, high protein egg bake breakfast recipe is made with Italian sausage, bell peppers and sharp cheddar cheese.

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Easy Sausage and Pepper Egg Bake with tomatoes on a plate

Banana Nut French Toast Bake

This warm and satisfying banana nut French toast bake is ideal for prepping ahead and baking in the morning. The ultimate crowd-pleasing breakfast recipe!

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Banana Walnut French Toast Bake Recipe

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Chia Seed Pudding

The ideal make-ahead recipe, this vegan pumpkin pie chia seed pudding is perfect for breakfast, snack time, or dessert!

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Kids and adults alike will devour these healthy, protein-packed pumpkin oatmeal breakfast cookies.

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Cheesy Egg Cups with Sausage, Peppers and Potatoes

These easy, make-ahead egg cups are filled with sweet Italian sausage, sautéed peppers and Little Potato creamers. The perfect healthy breakfast recipe!

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Sausage and Potato Egg Cups Recipe

Overnight, No-Cook Apple Pie Oatmeal

Apple Pie Refrigerator Oatmeal is everything you love about fall turned into a healthy, make-ahead breakfast.

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Apple Pie Refrigerator Oats - The Lemon Bowl

Almond Flour Raspberry Muffins

These gluten-free raspberry muffins are light, nutty and super moist. Naturally low carb and high in protein, these muffins are the perfect make-ahead healthy breakfast or snack.

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Almond flour raspberry muffins

Spinach and Feta Greek Egg Bake

A high protein, low carb breakfast recipe, this Mediterranean inspired Spinach and Feta Greek Egg bake is full of flavor and great for making ahead of time

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

The ultimate make-ahead breakfast recipe, refrigerator oats are soaked overnight in a chocolate peanut butter yogurt mixture.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Overnight Oats Recipe

Sausage and Kale Frittata

Ideal for prepping ahead of time, this protein-packed sausage, kale and feta frittata is delicious served warm, room temperature or chilled.

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Sausage and Kale Frittata
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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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