Easy Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas

Whether your kids are homeschooled or go off to school, feeding them a good breakfast is important. Today I’m sharing easy, make ahead breakfast ideas that our family loves. Maybe you can add a couple to your morning recipe list!

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Depending on when your family wakes and what your mornings hold, they can feel a bit rushed. I love starting my mornings early so the rush doesn’t feel quite so overwhelming.

One thing I try to do, since I tend to rise 2 hours before the rest of the house, is have a hot breakfast ready for my family.

Getting the kitchen messy first thing in the morning isn’t a pleasant thought, so having some “from scratch” breakfasts that can be made in advance is always a nice treat for the homemaker.

I’ll share a few things that I tend to throw alongside these make ahead breakfast ideas to help fill out the meal.

Make Ahead Breakfast Bread Ideas

We love breakfast breads around this house for several reasons, but one of the main reasons I love them is because you can bake them the day before and they are ready to go.

I oftentimes double my recipes and freeze our breakfast breads. This works great if we are having company coming into town, too, because I can have breakfast made weeks in advance and that relieves some of the last minute pressure.

There are a lot of breakfast breads we like, but I’m going to share our top breads so you don’t have to sift through oodles of recipes.

Make ahead breakfast

The BEST Banana Bread


I grew up with a mom who made sweet breakfast breads, so it’s always been a breakfast staple in my home now, too. For some reason, I struggled to make my mom’s banana bread taste as good as she does. I went out on a limb to create a recipe that was just as delicious, but that turned out. That’s where this delicious greek yogurt banana bread comes into place. Prepare yourself… it’s amazing!

breakfast breads as simple breakfast ideas

Delicious Pumpkin Muffins

These easy pumpkin chocolate chip muffins have been in my kitchen arsenal for years upon years. I ate them when visiting a friend’s house and immediately asked for the recipe and we have been enjoying them ever since. Your family will love them just as much, I’m sure!

You can put in lots of “add ins” to make these muffins special and I share all of the tips for getting the perfect muffin in my Pumpkin muffin post!

Make ahead breakfast

Simple Orange Scones


Scones are wonderful for this because you can make them ahead and store in an airtight container for the next day. This makes it easy to spice up breakfast without creating more of a morning rush. 

There are also tips for making your scones ahead and freezing them for an easy breakfast!

Simple Biscuits for Breakfast

Easy, Flaky Biscuits

The only thing better than smelling a warm homemade biscuit is eating one. Today, I’m sharing the easiest homemade biscuit recipe that is great for eating straight out of the oven or freezing for later. This recipe is so basic that they even qualify as no egg biscuits, too. Yet, they are so delicious!

I share tips and tricks so you get the perfect, fluffy biscuits that are fully of buttery, flaky layers. Mmmmmm. There are so many ways to use these biscuits, so be sure to check out the post for ideas!

Make Ahead Casserole Breakfast Ideas

Overnight Oatmeal Bake

We have been making this simple overnight oatmeal bake for years. Even my “non-oatmeal” kids love this healthy breakfast! The best part is that it comes together quickly and is made the night before so your kitchen stays clean the next morning!

There are tons of ways to switch this breakfast dish up to make it new and exciting, so be sure to check out the post to see how we love to mix things up!

Breakfast Casserole

If you’re in the mood for a savory breakfast that you throw together the night before, then this is the casserole you’re looking for.

It has the savory flavors from breakfast sausage and eggs… paired with the subtle sweetness of crescent rolls. It is a great casserole to make for lots of bellies.

It is a recipe that I make any time we are having overnight guests and I serve it with my Overnight Oatmeal Bake!

Recipe is below!

Other Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast is a loved meal in our home, so I have quite a few beloved recipes. These aren’t make ahead, but I wanted to share them anyway.

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Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole

Liz Quick
I make this casserole any time we are having overnight guests. Even the pickiest of kiddos loves this savory breakfast dish.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 83 kcal

Equipment

  • 9 x 13 baking dish

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound breakfast sausage
  • 1 tube crescent rolls
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 °F and grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • Brown your pork sausage in a medium skillet until the pink is gone. Drain the cooked sausage.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, salt, pepper, and milk together.
  • Open the tube of crescent rolls and press into the bottom of your baking dish. Spread the sausage evenly over the crescent rolls. Sprinkle the cheese on top of the sausage.
  • Pour the egg and milk mixture over the sausage and cheese.
  • Bake the casserole 35 minutes, or until the center is done and doesn't jiggle.
  • Allow casserole to cool for 10 minutes before cutting.

Notes

Make Ahead Instructions:
To make this casserole ahead, prepare the casserole, but do not bake it.  Cover it with aluminum foil and place in the refrigerator for up to overnight.  
When you are ready to bake it, preheat the oven and allow the casserole to sit on the kitchen counter while the oven preheats.  Remove the aluminum foil and bake as directed.
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