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27 Make-Ahead Breakfasts That Are Actually Good For You

Is anyone else’s healthy eating resolution getting in the way of sleeping in as long as humanly possible?

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1. Mini Frittatas

Even dirtying a cutting board is too much for some mornings. Recipe here.

2. Healthy Brownie Granola Bars

Starting the day off with oats, nuts, and dried fruits is good for your body. Starting the day off with chocolate is good for your soul. Recipe here.

3. Overnight Buckwheat and Cashew Parfait

Oats aren’t the only grain that want to have a sleepover in your fridge. Recipe here.

4. Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

So, it’s really up to you how healthy these are. Maybe lose the cheese, and swap in whole grain English muffins, you know? But, anything you make from scratch and freeze yourself will be healthier and probably tastier than what you find in the freezer section of the supermarket. Recipe and instructions here.

5. Frozen Breakfast Quesadillas

When you get sick of freezer breakfast sandwiches, make quesadillas instead! Recipe here.

7. Muesli Scones

These scones are great on-the-go breakfast options. Gluten-free and grain-free, they’re packed with nuts, seeds and dried fruit. Recipe here.

8. Sweet Potato and Kale Frittata With Goat Cheese

The best thing about making a frittata is that it’ll yield enough servings for breakfast all week. Recipe here.

9. Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl

Chia seeds always come through. Recipe here.

10. Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Breakfast Cookie

If you’re trying to eat healthier this year, it probably isn’t a good idea to stop at your coffee shop and get a pastry in the morning. But, these breakfast cookies? These are a very good idea. Recipe here.

11. Cinnamon Raisin Harvest Muffins

These paleo muffins are the perfect morning comfort. Recipe here.

12. Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

Just microwave a serving every morning, and you’re good to go. Also, I won’t tell anybody if you eat a little bit at night for dessert. Recipe here.

13. Hash Brown Egg Nests With Avocado

Make a big batch of these and refrigerate. Then, heat them up in the microwave in the morning for an egg and potato breakfast. Recipe here.

14. Overnight Slow Cooker Apple-Cinnamon Steel-Cut Oats

Steel-cut oats are far superior to instant or rolled oats. The texture is better and they’re less processed, which means they’re probably better for you. The problem is that they take 30 minutes to cook, and who has that kind of time in the morning? But, cooking them overnight in a slow cooker? Problem solved. Recipe here.

15. Spinach and Caramelized Onion Frittata With a Sweet Potato Crust

Why use flour and tons of butter to make a crust, when you can use sweet potatoes instead? For maximum crispiness, heat a small skillet, add a slice of leftover frittata, then warm it in a hot oven until it’s heated through. Recipe here.

16. Basic Oatmeal Squares

Think of these as an alternative to oatmeal, but also as a vessel for your favorite healthy toppings, like nut butter and banana slices. Recipe here.

17. Vanilla Chia Pudding

Think of this recipe as a base for whatever delicious, fruity combination of toppings and mix-ins you can dream up. Recipe here.

18. Copycat Coconut Cream Pie Larabars

Because those things are delicious, but not worth the $2 that your bodega charges for them. Recipe here.

19. Chilled Plum Oatmeal Pudding

YUMMMMM. Recipe here.

20. Stuffed Breakfast Peppers

Want to eat more vegetables for breakfast? Eat breakfast IN vegetables. Recipe here.

21. Honey Nut Bars

These paleo granola bars are a great homemade alternative for anybody who loves KIND bars. Recipe here.

22. Mini Ham and Cheese Quinoa Cups

Recipe here.

23. Blueberry Vanilla Greek Yogurt Granola Bars

Basically it’s a yogurt parfait that you can eat without utensils. And, finger food is the best food. Recipe here.

24. Vegan Blueberry Banana Spelt Muffins

With lots of fruit, nuts, and no refined sugar, these are a great for mornings when you’re feeling something carb-y. (Psssstt… spread them with a little bit of nut butter for some fat and protein to keep you full until lunch.) Recipe here.

25. Slow Cooker Frittata With Zucchini, Tomato, and Feta

If you want a freshly cooked frittata, just add the ingredients at night, then set it and forget it until breakfast time. Recipe here.

26. Apple Pie and Almond Butter Energy Balls

Grab a couple balls before you head out in the morning and you’re good to go. Recipe here.

27. Slow-Cooker Coconut and Butternut Squash N’Oatmeal

If you’re grain-free, this n’oatmeal is just as hearty as the hot breakfast cereals you’ve left behind. Recipe here.

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