Top 10 Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

~ Want a delicious, satisfying breakfast waiting in the morning? After oodles of research and debate, here are our top 10 make-ahead breakfast recipes! Yum! ~

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With the holidays coming up … the happy chaos of Christmas morning … overnight guests … last-minute shopping and wrapping and baking (egads!) … Yeah, what we really need is a good game plan for some awesome make-ahead dishes, and we thought you might, too!

Here at THK, we spend tons of time surfing other blogs and reading cookbooks and food magazines. We have bajillions of Pins, lists upon lists, and folders that are overflowing with recipes we just can’t wait to make!

So, was it hard to come up with just 10 recipes? Yep, it really was!

We literally spent hours sifting through all our ideas to come up with the 10 recipes for overnight, make-ahead breakfasts that we are dying to make. Every single one inspires us and makes our tummies grumble!

We also specifically looked for recipes that generally fit our THK requirements of being healthy or offering nutritious advantages. Of course, wherever possible, we’re always fans of subbing lower-fat dairy products, and adding in a few more whole grains or veggies – all those usual THK tricks. But, with maybe just a minor tweak here or there, these are all recipes we would feel good about serving to family and friends. (And we just can’t wait to do that!)

So dig in … and let us know what you think!

Happy holidays!

Screen Shot 2013-12-02 at 1.09.01 PM1) Healthy Breakfast Bread Pudding from Monica at The Yummy Life


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2) Apple-Stuffed Strata from Cooking Light


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3) Individual Egg Bake Rounds from Liz at Carpé Season


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4) Breakfast Casserole from Kelly at Eat Yourself Skinny


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5) Bananas Fosters Topped Overnight French Toast from Gina at Skinnytaste


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6) Spiced Pear Baked Oatmeal from Kiersten at Oh My Veggies


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7) Arugula & Chicken Sausage Bread Pudding from EatingWell


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8) Overnight Cookie Dough Oatmeal from Pamela at Brooklyn Farm Girl


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9) White Mocha Slow Cooker Oatmeal from Kelly at Hidden Fruits and Veggies (With tips for a coffee-free, non-mocha version for the kiddos!)


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10) Granola! And in some shameless self promotion 🙂 … don’t forget our Easy, Healthy Applesauce Granola (pictured above)! Or any of our delicious muffin recipes, which can absolutely be made ahead! They freeze beautifully and are a perfect breakfast!

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Top 10 Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes — 24 Comments

    • Yep – this is for sure a great reason to start inviting scads of overnight guests to visit! We’ll help with the breakfast ideas … but all the cleaning before those guests arrive? We’re leaving that totally up to you – lol!!!! 😀 ~G&S

    • Hey, Kristi! We’re so glad you enjoyed this post! We had a lot of fun sifting through tons of great recipes and debating which 10 should make the final cut! Hugs to you, too, friend – have an awesome Christmas! 😀 ~G&S

  1. Wow!! These look amazing!! Seriously perfect for a Christmas brunch!! Number 5 looks especially tasty! Thanks for sharing! I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas!

  2. Thanks for featuring my recipe! All of these recipes look absolutely amazing and I’m excited to be on this list! I hadn’t even thought about bringing my slow cooker to my mom’s house for Christmas, but now I think I might need to so we can have some healthy-ish oatmeal in the morning!

    • Yeah – it’s just so great to have a wonderful breakfast ready to go – makes busy mornings a little easier! These ideas are perfect for holiday mornings or brunch parties, but we’re also really looking forward to having them all year – just as handy make-aheads! Yum! Hope you have a beautifully sunny Jamaican Christmas (our Ohio Christmases are, as you can imagine, a wee bit different from that 😀 )! ~G&S

  3. Nice list, ladies! I made the Apple Strata for our Christmas Day brunch last year, and it was a hit! Can’t wait to try a few of your top 10!

    • Hi, Abbe! You’re so right that the hardest thing about these recipes (besides picking which one to start with 😀 ) is just remembering to make them ahead of time before your head hits the pillow! Really – they’re all easy to make (that was part of our selection criteria). Hope your daughter shares with you!!!! ~G&S

  4. I really should have eaten breakfast before I read this. My tummy is grumbling and my mouth is watering!! I’m wishing I could dive into the screen and have a bite of each. That bananas foster french toast…yum. So, just send over a batch of your yummy granola and I might be able to survive some crazy shopping today. 😀

    • Hey, Cindy! We were so excited about every one of these recipes! They all look soooo good! Sorry the granola didn’t make it to you in time for shopping (FedEx overnight just isn’t fast enough – we need FedEx immediate!! 😀 ) but hopefully you found tons of great bargains! Merry, merry Christmas!!!! ~G&S

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