3 Go-To Make-Ahead Breakfasts

Sometimes you’re in the mood for a lazy weekend breakfast (key word: lazy) or a quick but ambitious weekday breakfast. Enter make-ahead breakfasts. Whip up these wholesome recipes when you’ve got the time, then enjoy the fruits of your labor when cereal just won’t cut it. From sweet to savory, these 3 breakfasts elevate “grab-and-go” to delicious new heights.

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    The Spruce

     Craving the slow-food comfort of creamy oatmeal (but running out the door in the morning)? This simple overnight oat recipe "cooks itself" magically overnight as it soaks in the fridge. Store these oats in a mason jar so you can grab them as you head out the door, and enjoy them cold or heated up in the microwave once you get to work.

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    The Spruce

    These cookies are healthy enough to pass for a luxurious breakfast and yummy enough that you’ll be craving them again for your afternoon snack. The stars of these cookies are zucchini with a sprinkle of chocolate chips. The combination is actually tasty! The base is oats, whole wheat flour and banana. Walnuts–or your nut of choice—give these soft, chewy treats a light crunch and a protein punch. 

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    The Spruce

    Quick breakfast doesn’t have to mean boring (or carbo-loaded) breakfast. These vegetarian breakfast quesadillas are packed with flavor and protein. For an easy morning treat, make these ahead of time and freeze, then microwave and/or heat on the pan (the pan will give it a crispy finish) when you’re ready to eat.