Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; loaded with protein, healthy fats, and omegas, they provide just the right nutrition to start your day. As nutritious as breakfast can be, they are extremely tiring to make. Especially with busy mornings and tight schedules, one might even skip breakfast due to the long preparation time.
But not any more! The solution lies in make-ahead breakfast. These convenient and delicious options save you time and ensure you kickstart your day with a nutritious and satisfying meal.
Let's dive into seven make-ahead breakfast ideas that will revolutionise your mornings.
7 Pre-made Breakfast Ideas
Here are seven easy-to-make pre-made breakfast ideas that save you time and effort.
1- Muffin-tin Eggs
Muffin-tin eggs have become a regular morning routine for many individuals. You can easily prepare a generous batch and store extras in the freezer for later use. Simply pop them in the microwave, and they're ready to enjoy – a filling and nutritious alternative to omelettes in a fraction of the time. The best part? There's flexibility to mix and match various vegetables, herbs, and cheeses based on preferences.
How to make it: In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Generously coat a 12-cup pan with cooking spray or use silicone muffin cups. Distribute bell peppers, black beans, cheese, and salsa among the muffin cups, then pour the egg mixture over the top. Bake until set and lightly browned, typically around 20 to 25 minutes. Allow them to stand for 5 minutes before delicately removing them from the pan. Enjoy your convenient and customisable breakfast delight!
2- Pumpkin Spice Chia Puddings
These Pumpkin Spice Chia Puddings provide a comforting embrace as the temperature drops. Despite their dessert-like flavour, they pack a nutritional punch with whole grains and spices, offering a boost of fibre and antioxidants.
How to make it: Mix chia seeds, almond milk, maple syrup, pumpkin spice, vanilla, and a pinch of salt in a sizable bowl. Distribute the mixture into five 8-ounce jars, seal with lids, and refrigerate overnight or for up to 5 days.
3- Vegan Freezer Breakfast Burrito
Some mornings, waking up exceptionally hungry is a common experience. On those days, more than one or two egg muffins will be necessary to satisfy the appetite. That's when having a reliable Vegan Freezer Breakfast Burritos stash becomes indispensable. Despite not strictly adhering to a vegan lifestyle, a plant-focused eating pattern is adopted for health, budget, and the environment.
How to make it: In a pan, add one tablespoon of oil, and cook beans, corn, and scallions for 3 minutes. Reintroduce tofu, stir in salsa and cilantro, and heat for 2 minutes. Warm tortillas if serving now; if freezing, keep them cool. Spoon bean mix onto tortillas, roll tightly, and tuck ends. Serve or freeze-wrap it in foil for up to 3 months.
4- Banana Protein Muffins
Greek yoghurt is a highly underestimated baking ingredient, imparting remarkable moisture and a substantial protein boost to baked goods, bagels, and breads. These Banana Protein Muffins have the power of Greek yoghurt combined with peanut butter, eggs, and nuts, creating a breakfast with lasting energy.
How to make it: Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl, setting it aside. In a large bowl, whisk together yoghurt and peanut butter until smooth. Add eggs, banana, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla, whisking to combine. Gently fold the flour mixture into the banana mixture until mostly incorporated. Spoon the batter into muffin cups (3 heaping tablespoons each), sprinkle with walnuts, and bake for 18 to 22 minutes until a wooden pick comes out clean. Allow the muffins to cool after removing them from the oven.
5- Spinach Avocado Smoothie
Incorporating vegetables and greens into your smoothies elevates the nutritional content of your breakfast, offering a convenient and effective means to enhance your intake. For days that begin with an early workout, having a pre-prepared smoothie ready upon your return home is a practical choice. The Spinach-Avocado Smoothie, with 18 grams of protein and 8 grams of fibre, stands out as a fulfilling option to meet your nutritional requirements.
How to make it: Blend yoghurt, spinach, banana, avocado, water, and honey in a blender until smooth.
6- Breakfast Taquitos
These breakfast taquitos are the perfect pre-prepped breakfast meal. We combine all the breakfast burrito goodness into these crispy baked taquitos. Prepare a batch in advance and freeze for quick and easy meals. They become irresistibly melty and delicious just a few minutes in the oven.
How to make it: Preheat the oven to 425°F. Cook oil and sausage in a frying pan until the meat is cooked. Add eggs seasoned with salt and pepper, stirring until soft curds form. Remove from heat, stir in cheese and salsa. Divide the mixture among tortillas, roll up, and place seam-side down on a baking sheet. Brush taquitos with oil and bake until shells are crisp and cheese is melted, about 12 to 14 minutes.
7- Whole Grain Breakfast Cookies
These breakfast cookies, prepared in advance, are filled with a variety of ingredients such as rolled oats, millet, buckwheat flour, and fresh fruit. While enjoying cookies for breakfast, you can eat them guilt-free, knowing they are nutrition-packed.
How to make it: In a large bowl, combine oats, buckwheat flour, millet, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Heat cashew butter, coconut oil, and brown sugar in a saucepan until smooth, then pour over the oat mixture. After cooling slightly, add eggs and fold in raspberries. Scoop 2-tablespoon portions onto baking sheets, flatten slightly, and bake until golden brown (15 to 18 minutes). Cool on wire racks and serve with yoghurt. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
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