Isn’t it great to wake up knowing you already have breakfast ready and waiting? These healthy breakfast meal prep ideas will help you make that happen!
It’s totally possible to enjoy a nutritious and satisfying breakfast, even on busy weekday mornings. Just prep your breakfast ahead of time – preferably in a big batch, so you can enjoy it all week long (or share with your family)!
From muffins to egg casseroles to overnight oats and beyond, these make ahead breakfast recipes are all easy to prep ahead of time and totally delicious, too.
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What is meal prep?
Meal prep is just a method of preparing multiple meals ahead of time, so you can save time later (like during a busy week when you might not have time to cook). Typically, the meal is prepped in a large enough batch so you can enjoy it over the next 3-5 days.
Not only does meal prepping save you time, but it also saves you money (and sanity!) and reduces food waste.
Certain types of food work better for meal prep than others, especially things that are meant for making ahead of time (like overnight oats).
Meal Prep Breakfast Recipes
If you know me, you know I’m a big fan of breakfast. I like it so much that I often have two breakfasts, in fact – one first thing and one mid-morning! Gotta stay on top of that hanger, am I right?!
Having pre-made breakfast options ready and waiting are key to making sure I don’t let myself get too hungry, especially with multiple little ones in the house (read: chaos).
I tend to like having a more sweet breakfast first thing, like oatmeal or chia pudding with fruit, and a more hearty, savory breakfast mid-morning, like a frittata or something else with eggs.
In today’s post, I’ve rounded up some of my easy breakfast meal prep friendly faves.
Simply prep these tasty breakfasts on a Sunday (or whichever day you like), and then grab and go throughout the week. Take that, hectic mornings!
Make Ahead Oatmeal & Chia Pudding
Let’s start with oatmeal.
Sometimes oatmeal can get a bad rap, but it’s actually so yummy if you make it right! (I talk more about this in my post: How To Make Oatmeal Taste Better (and More Filling).)
I also included a chia pudding recipe in here too, if you want to switch things up or try something new.
This dairy-free make ahead oatmeal uses almond milk for a creamy texture and slightly nutty flavor. The combo of berries (like strawberries and blueberries) with sliced almonds is delish!
Baking oats is one of my favorite ways to prepare oatmeal in bulk!
Baked oatmeal has a crispier texture than typical oatmeal, and it’s perfect for meal prep. Just cut into slices and reheat in the microwave when you’re ready to enjoy, then toss on any additional toppings, like a melty nut butter or whole or chopped nuts for some crunch!
If you love carrot cake like I do, these carrot cake oats are a must-try! To prep ahead, just combine the ingredients in a jar, shake, and let sit in the refrigerator overnight.
These are extra creamy (thanks to the coconut milk), and studded with deliciousness like shredded coconut, walnuts, and crushed pineapple. And, they’re gluten free (as long as you use gluten-free certified oats)!
This chia pudding is easy to make and so satisfying! It’s made with coconut milk, so it’s dairy free and has a delicious light coconut flavor.
You can use fresh or thawed frozen mango – either way, it adds a sweet and tropical flair!
Who doesn’t love this classic flavor combo?
Peanut butter and chocolate come together (along with bananas and chopped nuts) for a crave-worthy breakfast you can prep in a jar.
Coconut milk makes this banana chia pudding extra creamy and oh so tasty (plus, dairy free!).
Add any toppings you like – such as shredded/flaked coconuts and berries. Plus, it only requires about 5 minutes of active prep time!
These cherry chocolate overnight oats are like dessert in a jar – but they’re nourishing enough for breakfast!
Chopped or slivered almonds add a lightly nutty flavor that’s totally delicious.
If you’re craving something tropical, give this recipe a try! It’s got mango, coconut, kiwi, and banana.
You can practically feel the island breeze as you dig in. 😉
Meal Prep Recipes with Eggs
Eggs are a great way to keep you full and energized in the morning.
They’re packed with protein and great for making ahead, and they are my favorite for a mid-morning second breakfast when I need something really filling to tide me over until lunch!
Here are some of my favorite breakfast meal prep ideas with eggs.
Breakfast burritos are my absolute favorite – I love having these breakfast burritos on hand in the freezer so I can quickly reheat and eat! Some of my favorites are these sweet potato breakfast burritos and these sausage potato egg burritos.
Just fill tortillas with your favorite roasted veggies and cheese, toss in some scrambled eggs, then wrap up the tortillas and save for later. (The trick is to wrap them in a paper towel before freezing, for when you reheat them in the microwave.)
I’d suggest making a TON of these at once so you can eat on them for awhile, and I also sometimes make half of them with rotisserie chicken instead of eggs when I want to have some easy lunch or dinner options on hand, too!
This veggie frittata seems fancy, but it’s actually quite simple to make.
Plus, once you make it, you can keep it in the fridge for at least 5 days. Just reheat yourself a slice and breakfast is served!
I love egg casseroles for make-ahead breakfasts. They’re great for using up all those extra veggies in your veggie drawer, too!
This one features bell peppers, mushrooms, asparagus, zucchini, spinach, feta or goat cheese, and smoked salmon. It’s packed with protein and flavor.
This combination of butternut squash, prosciutto, and goat cheese makes for an absolutely delicious strata! Just make it ahead, cut into portions, then reheat and enjoy throughout the week.
These portable scrambled egg muffins are the perfect breakfast meal prep idea! They’re easy to make, and you can toss in any ingredients you want, from veggies to meats to cheeses and herbs. Yum!
Craving a breakfast sandwich but don’t want to spend all that time in the morning making it? These make-ahead breakfast sandwiches are the key.
You just make the egg filling ahead of time, then use your favorite bread (or English muffin, bagel, etc.) to assemble in the morning. Voila!
This sausage egg casserole is one of our favorite brunch recipes for gatherings, but you can also make it for your weekly meal prep!
It’s cheesy, filling, and savory, and it is just as delicious reheated a few days later as it is fresh out of the oven.
These savory muffins have a surprise in the middle: a delicious hard-boiled egg! Cute, right? And fun for kids, too!
They’re packed with protein and yummy herbs, and they’re easy to make ahead and take on the go.
Meal Prep Breakfast Muffins
If you’re looking for something on the sweeter side, these easy meal prep muffins are the way to go!
They’re super portable, flavorful, and lightly sweetened (aka not sugar bombs like some muffins can be) for a breakfast you’ll love.
These power muffins are packed with nutrients (including a hidden veggie) and flavor! They’ll keep you satisfied for hours, thanks to plenty of protein from the almond butter and walnuts.
Plus, they’re healthier and sweetened with pure maple syrup (or honey) and ripe banana.
Sweet potato and coconut come together for a moist, crave-worthy muffin! They’re especially perfect for fall, but can definitely be enjoyed year-round.
These pear honey muffins are perfectly sweetened and so fluffy. Studded with juicy pear and slightly spicy ginger, these are always a hit!
These bright and lemony zucchini muffins are a blog fan favorite from many years ago!
They’re easy to make ahead and healthy, with plenty of staying power to keep you full until lunch. Great way to use up zucchini, too!
These healthy peach muffins are packed with peachy, summery flavor. They happen to be vegan and gluten-free, too!
You can make either muffins or bread out of this delicious pumpkin batter. Either way, these come out wonderfully soft, with a hint of spice and sweetness.
As soon as the weather cools down these muffins are my go-to!
If you love carrot cake, give these muffins a try!
They’re delicious and nutritious, featuring whole wheat pastry flour, walnuts, raisins, carrots, and applesauce. These are another blog fan favorite from back in the early blog days!
And there you have it: my favorite breakfast meal prep ideas! We make these all the time, and I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. 🙂
Have you tried any of these yet? What’s your favorite meal prep breakfast recipe? Let me know in the comments!
Looking for even more breakfast inspiration? I’ve got you covered:
- 6 Sweet Potato Breakfast Recipes
- Healthy Oatmeal Recipes: How to Up Your Breakfast Game
- Quick & Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Busy Mornings
- Brunch Recipes for Easter: 13 Delicious Ideas (these are great for any brunch occasion!)