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11 Make-Ahead Breakfasts To Save You Time In The Morning

Start the morning off right.

In an ideal world, we would all start our day with a delicious, nutritious breakfast. But that’s not real life, is it?

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Because for most people, myself included, breakfast looks more like this.

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For added accuracy, imagine Mushu is informing Mulan that the trains are also running late.

So, here are some easy, tasty recipes that you can make in advance, so that no matter what happens, you’ll still have a yummy start to your day.

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1. Sausage and Egg Breakfast Muffins

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With just six ingredients, these muffins are easy-peasy to make in advance. Then just wrap them up individually in the fridge, and grab one in the morning. You can reheat them in the microwave if you like, but I think they taste just as good cold.

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2. Breakfast Granola Cups

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With oats, banana, and yoghurt, these cups will keep you going ‘til lunchtime. If you’re making them in advance, leave out the yoghurt topping and add it in when you’re ready to eat.

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3. Almond Goji Berry Energy Bars

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You’ll need to buy in a couple of ingredients for this, but it’s nothing that you can’t pick up in a big supermarket. If you’re finding goji berries hard to track down, then substitute raisins.

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4. Five-Ingredient Peanut Butter Protein Bites

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Few things are as satisfying as having what is essentially a healthy Snickers bar for breakfast. You could roll these in seeds too for an extra crunch.

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5. Cheese and Marmite Pasties

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If you like a savoury breakfast, then we’re here for you. These handy pasties have potato, cheese, and Marmite, and are the perfect breakfast for when lunch will be after 2pm. If you’d like them a little lighter, then make them smaller or use less cheese.

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6. Green Smoothie Bowl

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“How can I make a smoothie bowl ahead of time?” I hear you cry. Well, make the smoothie in bulk, then freeze it! The next morning, add your toppings and feel smug.

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7. Make-Ahead Frozen Burritos

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Put in a small amount of effort on Sunday night, reap the rewards throughout the week. There’s quite a lot in these burritos but feel free to strip back what you don’t fancy.

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8. Carrot Cake Granola Balls

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These are stuffed full of carrots, oats, nuts, and dried fruit and will see you through to your coffee break. Make them in bulk and keep in the fridge.

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9. Mango Fruit Rollers

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I’m not saying that a mango fruit roller is a full and hearty breakfast. But what I am saying is that if you’re running out of the door, grabbing one of these to snack on is infinitely better than grabbing a bag of crisps.

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10. Kale, Sweet Potato, And Onion Frittata

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Frittatas are the most delicious make-ahead breakfast (especially with a dollop of ketchup, don’t @ me). So add some green leaves and tuck in.

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11. Cream Cheese Banana Bread Muffins

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Make these breakfast muffins in advance and enjoy with your morning coffee throughout the week. Delicious.

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