Getting a good, healthy and filling breakfast every day can be tricky, especially if you’re working from home. So, either if you’re a meal prep pro or you are looking for some easy beginners meal prep recipes these 25 Easy Breakfast Meal Prep Ideas will help you find delicious ideas for make-ahead breakfast recipes to really help you out on busy weekday mornings.
Smoothie Packs – https://www.heynutritionlady.com/make-and-freeze-smoothie-packs/
Smoothies are the ultimate on-the-go breakfast, especially if you’re looking to get those portions of fruit a veg in first thing. These easy Make And Freeze Smoothie Packs are great because you just need to grab one from the freezer and whizz it up in your blender for a delicious breakfast in minutes.
Egg Muffins are also a healthy, protein and veggie filled breakfast idea you can make in batches and stash either in the fridge or the freezer for later. They’re also great for clearing our your vegetable drawer!
Oatmeal Cookie Bars – https://kathleenscravings.com/healthy-oatmeal-cookie-bars/
These Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Bars are great if you’re the sort of person who prefers to take their breakfast with them to work, and wait until you’re hungry until tucking in. Packed with oats, nut butter and some cheeky chocolate chips, they’re also great for a mid-day energy boost.
No Bake Energy Bites – https://whiskedawaykitchen.com/easy-no-bake-energy-bites/
And in that vein, if you prefer breakfasts that are more of the snack / energy boost persuasion, these Easy No Bake Energy Bites are packed with oats, nut butter, chia seeds and flaxseed for some good, healthy energy that will keep you going through the morning.
Amish Baked Oatmeal – https://www.theseasonedmom.com/amish-baked-oatmeal/
However, if you prefer something a little more traditional, this Amish Baked Oatmeal recipe is flavoured with apples and cinnamon, and can be made the night before for baking and slicing in the morning, or made ahead so that individual servings can be re-heated each morning.
Baked Banana Oatmeal Cups – https://kathleenscravings.com/baked-banana-oatmeal-cups/
In a slightly more modern take on the baked oatmeal idea, these Baked Banana Oatmeal Cups are the perfect size and shape for just grab-and-go. They can also be made vegan-friendly for #veganuary by using your favourite nut milk and switching out the chocolate chip for dairy free versions.
Keto Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets – https://themodernproper.com/keto-ham-and-cheese-hot-pockets
Trying out the keto diet in 2021? Regardless, these Keto Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets – inspired by the popular American snack – look simply fantastic. Warm ham and hot cheese, encased in a delicious homemade crust; just take them out of the fridge or freezer before baking or microwaving to perfection! Oh, and did I mention that they’re also low carb and gluten-free?
Healthy Zucchini Muffins – https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/healthy-zucchini-muffins/
Perhaps muffins at breakfast are more your style? These super Healthy Zucchini (Courgette) Muffins are made with olive oil to make them heart healthy; they’re also gluten-free, naturally sweetened and store well in the freezer for batch baking!
Make-ahead Blueberry Crumble Breakfast Cake – https://thrivinghomeblog.com/make-ahead-blueberry-crumble-breakfast-cake/
Or perhaps full on (healthier!) cake for breakfast is more your thing? This Make-ahead Blueberry Crumble Breakfast Cake is delicious made with either fresh or frozen blueberries depending on the season, and is made healthier with wholewheat flour and flaxseed.
5-minute Nutty Granola Bars – https://www.rainbownourishments.com/5-minute-nutty-granola-bars/
Historically granola bars have had quite a bad rep, but these 5-minute Nutty Granola Bars made made using the musli mix of your choice, naturally sweetened with sweet and chewy dates.
Chocolate Rawnola – https://www.purelykaylie.com/chocolate-rawnola/
Sticking with oats for the moment, sometimes you just can’t beat a good jar of granola sitting on the kitchen counter. This raw chocolate granola recipe is made with just 5 ingredients, is vegan, gluten-free, and is just as good for snacking as it is to top your favourite breakfast bowl.
Yes you can make a batch of egg muffins for the ultimate veggie meal prep breakfast, but why not make wedges of frittata instead? Still just as healthy and just as great for clearing the freezer, a frittata has the added bonus that you can eat it hot for dinner the night before, then wrap the leftover portions to take to work with you through the week!
Banana Flax Freezer Waffles – https://www.heynutritionlady.com/banana-flax-freezer-waffles-vegan/
Did you know that you can freeze waffles? This vegan Banana Flax Freezer Waffles recipe is great for making ahead, ready to be headed up in the oven or in the toaster come breakfast time.
Chia Popsicles- https://www.rainbownourishments.com/easter-chia-popsicles/
Okay, this delicious and healthy make-ahead breakfast option is a bit more out of the box: Chia Popsicles! These healthy homemade breakfast ice lollies are such a treat, made with coconut milk and studded with healthy nuggets of carrot cake. One to kick off a day that you know is going to be a tough one!
While quiche for breakfast is more of an American idea, it is one that lends itself perfectly to meal prep. Think a frittata, but a bit fancier, and in this case made a lot healthier by switching out the regular pastry crust for a sweet potato version.
Zucchini Pancakes – https://thrivinghomeblog.com/easy-zucchini-pancakes-a-freezer-meal/
Just as you can freeze waffles ahead, you can also freeze pancakes for re-heating too! This easy courgette pancake recipe is also a great way to pack in a few more veggies first thing in the morning – bookmark this one for the summer when if you’re a gardener or veg box subscriber you’ll have a seasonal glut to deal with, too!
Make Ahead Baked Breakfast Sandwiches – https://hungryenoughtoeatsix.com/make-ahead-baked-breakfast-sandwiches/
Move over Starbucks, we can do better than you McDonald’s Breakfast, now is the time to start making Make Ahead Baked Breakfast Sandwiches. Filled with scrambled eggs, sausage and cheese these breakfast muffins are an absolute lifesaver prepped ahead, especially on a weekend breakfast after a shared bottle of wine or a few cocktails the night before!
Breakfast Burritos – https://themodernproper.com/breakfast-burritos
Or, if you are more inclined towards Tex-Mex flavours, you can also make breakfast burritos ahead! This simple meal prep breakfast burrito recipe only takes 35 minutes to batch cook, and are great if you need a hot, filling breakfast on the go.
Breakfast Quinoa – https://fromthelarder.co.uk/breakfast-quinoa-with-cashew-cream/
Returning to a more traditional breakfast idea, this recipe for Breakfast Quinoa is a gluten-free alternative to classic porridge, elevated by serving it with dried fruit, nuts and cashew cream.
Banana Nut Overnight Oats – https://www.theseasonedmom.com/banana-nut-overnight-oats/
Overnight oats are the ultimate meal prep breakfast, as well as being super good for your guts and your digestion. This Banana Nut Overnight Oats recipe is made more indulgent with thick Greek yogurt and a generous amount of peanut butter. Yum!
Fruit on the Bottom Overnight Oats – https://sweetpeasandsaffron.com/fruit-on-the-bottom-overnight-oats/
While you usually add flavours and boosters to your overnight oats, you could instead leave them plain and try this recipe for Fruit on the Bottom Overnight Oats, where a bright, luscious layer of fresh fruit is hidden under their blanket of oats ready to be discovered with your spoon.
Forced Rhubarb and Cardamom Breakfast Compote – https://www.rachelphipps.com/2014/01/recipe-forced-rhubarb-cardamom.html
Either served with yogurt, granola or both, breakfast compotes are always a good shout – they’re usually freezer friendly, too! This simple recipe for Forced Rhubarb and Cardamom Breakfast Compote is naturally neon pink, perfect for bringing some colour to these dar winter mornings.
Baked Apples – https://www.theseasonedmom.com/baked-apples/
While baked apples are often seen as a rather old fashioned dessert, they also make a great breakfast option, too! This Baked Apples recipe uses just 5-ingredients, and would be wonderful piled into a bowl with some natural yogurt and a handful of homemade, make-ahead granola.
Chia Berry Compote – https://whiskedawaykitchen.com/chia-berry-compote/
Looking for something slightly thicker and with a bit more texture when it comes to the fruit compotes you use to build your breakfast bowls? Try this recipe for Chia Berry Compote which works just as well spooned over pancakes and waffles as it is paired with yogurt and oats.
Chia Pudding – https://www.dessertfortwo.com/chia-pudding/
Speaking of chia seeds, chia pudding is also just as great for breakfast as it is for dessert. This Chia Pudding recipe served with mango is made with coconut milk to make it vegan-friendly, and includes easy swaps to make it for people following a keto diet, or for small children.