Racing around in the morning isn't fun. Whether you miss an alarm (or hit snooze a few times) or just don't feel like getting up, dragging yourself out of bed and having to get ready for work is a good way to burn through the little energy you already have. What makes it even worse is that you race out the door without any breakfast, thereby worsening your fuel levels throughout the day.

Don't worry about skipping breakfast anymore because we're here to make sure you always get a balanced meal in your belly before leaving for work. These make-ahead breakfast options will ensure you've always got something waiting for you in the fridge in the morning.

Classic Waffles

waffles on a plate drizzled in syrup and topped with berries

Preparing some waffles ahead of time is one of the easiest make-ahead breakfast options there is. You don't need a lot of ingredients and it won't eat up a lot of your time after work either, so you can go and enjoy your hours of freedom after a hard day. You can also top it with jam or syrup or fresh berries in the morning to give it a little something extra. Since waffles are a pretty classic recipe, there are plenty of variations you can find online that will help get you going.

Mixed Oats Or Oatmeal

a bowl of oatmeal on a white table

Making yourself a bowl of oatmeal before work has already proven to be a time-saver. But, preparing something quick and easy like oats the night before will shave precious minutes from your time in the morning. Not to mention, if you're really running late then you can take your oats with you to work and prepare them there. One of the great things about oats is that you can pretty much mix them with anything as well! There are so many kinds of oats that you can make, too, and being able to toss a collection of yummy ingredients into one swift recipe is a great way to save some time.


a plate of blueberry muffins

Really, who among us isn't indulging in a muffin for breakfast? Even if we make a quick stop at Starbucks, muffins are a simple purchase because they're just filling enough to get us through the day and they're cheap. Though, if you were to make a batch of muffins yourself the night before or even on the weekend, you would have an even cheaper meal to feast on for several mornings. You wouldn't need to stop anywhere or spend any money and you can make whichever muffin you like! There's nothing worse than having to fight with someone over the last blueberry muffin...

Granola Bars

granola bars surrounded by nuts and fruit

Sometimes we just don't have enough time in the morning to grab anything but a granola bar. But, if you're someone who only has the time to eat on the go, then you should look into making granola bars for yourself. As opposed to the store-bought kind (which also cost you more and more money as time goes on) you can add whichever ingredients suit you best and keep the remaining bars for up to three weeks! So long as they're stored in an airtight container, granola bars are the little breakfast treat that will be there for you in the days to come.

Breakfast Pudding

two cups of pudding on a counter

Pudding is a simple make-ahead breakfast that only requires some yogurt, chia seeds, agave syrup, and a few slices of your favorite fruit. You can add whichever kind of fruit works best for you and store this recipe for 2-3 days in the fridge. It's a healthier alternative to some of the other breakfast options out there, especially the options we lean toward in a hurry. A breakfast pudding is the kind of meal you can prepare in a short amount of time as well, and even if you don't want to have pudding for breakfast you can bring it with you to work and store it in the fridge for a snack!

Breakfast Sandwiches

english muffins on a baking sheet

All the different types of breakfast sandwiches out there really appeal to those of us who never have time to make our own breakfast. But, if you'd like to save some money on your morning commute and have a meal that gives you the same great taste of a breakfast sandwich, make your own at home! They don't need much else besides English muffins, eggs, and ham. You can put sausage or bacon in there as well and add a slice of cheese if that's your prerogative. It's up to you how healthy you'd like to make these, but you have the power to make an assortment of breakfast sandwiches that work best for you.


frittata on a plate next to lettuce and tomato

If you're looking for something a little more savory to eat in the mornings, then a make-ahead breakfast frittata is one of the best options you have. It's going to take you a little more time in the long-run, but you'll have something on your hands that you can take slices of over the course of a few days. It's loaded with spinach, tomatoes, and feta so you'll be getting a delicious mix of ingredients that will keep you full until lunchtime rolls around.

Breakfast Wraps

eggs and tomatoes on bread

Just like the breakfast sandwich, breakfast wraps give you the option of adding whichever toppings best suit you and your tastes. These spinach and feta breakfast wraps keep things on the healthy side while also being freezer-ready so you can dig into them whenever you want to. They're super easy to make and all you need to do to reheat them is stick them in the microwave for two minutes. Not only will you have food ready to go for a few days but you'll be able to let them warm in the microwave while you get ready.

breakfast on a plate

Giving yourself some extra time in the morning with these make-ahead breakfast options is a surefire way to guarantee you some relieved stress!

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