With a little one (albeit a cute little one!) waking me up early to start the day, making breakfast ahead of time has been a new discovery for me. I wake up starving, but now I also have a newborn waking up starving. The solution? Prepping a week’s worth of breakfasts on Sunday to have on hand to quickly reheat during the week.
I’d always seen other bloggers and Pinterest posts about using Sunday to meal prep and thought it looked too time consuming. Plus, I enjoy making dinner and fresh meals each night. Breakfast, however, is a different story. I love breakfast foods but I’m not using this meal as a creative outlet. Instead, I want something fast, yummy, healthy, and filling.
Here are some of my go-to breakfasts that I spend a few minutes preparing on Sunday night for the week ahead.
- Oat and Quinoa Cereal from Bon Appetite Magazine: I eat a lot of oatmeal, so this recipe from Bon Appetit is a nice one to mix it up a bit. It’s also super tasty when you add a drizzle of maple syrup and walnuts on top.
- Make Ahead Omelet Muffins from Skinny Taste cookbook: The idea of an egg in muffin form sounded strange to me at first, but they were delicious and a quick grab n go snack too.
- Breakfast Quinoa: We eat quinoa at least once a week, so I’ve been making larger quantities and putting aside some to use for breakfast. In the morning, I’ll stir almond milk into a bowl of quinoa and top with walnuts, golden raisins, and cinnamon. Pop it in the microwave and you have a hot breakfast cereal.
- Peanut Butter Overnight Oats: Like I said, I eat a lot of oatmeal. (Plus, it’s good for milk supply now that I’m nursing.) I make several variations of overnight oats (sometimes adding canned pumpkin) or using the Skinny Taste cookbook version, which includes seedless grapes and grape jelly instead of a mashed banana and flax seeds.
- Chia Seed and Oatmeal Pudding: Chocolate and peanut butter – what else could be better for breakfast?
- Breakfast Cookies from Bread & Wine Book: This is another great grab n go breakfast, and I found myself eating these as a quick snack during the day too. The original recipe is from a favorite book of mine, Bread & Wine, but it’s copied here on this blog.
Do you have any favorite make-ahead breakfasts? Let me know in the comments!