Make Ahead Breakfasts To Go

We homeschool our kids here, but that doesn’t mean that mornings can’t be crazy!

Some days, we have errands to run, homeschool group meetings to attend, or we have a chore list that seems to be a mile long and needs to get done NOW! Those are the days that I am glad we have some of these make ahead breakfasts on hand. Just grab and go! Here are some of our family’s favorite make ahead breakfast recipes.

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baked oatmeal

Easy to make ahead, and it keeps well on the counter for 48 hours, up to 4 days in the fridge. We make double and triple batches of this on the weekends, and have breakfast for on the go weekdays!

3 cups oats
3/4 brown sugar
1 stick melted butter
2 eggs
2 cups milk (coconut milk is awesome in this!!)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup dried fruit, chopped (optional…we used dried strawberries, blueberries, raisins etc)

Mix all the ingredients together. Pour into a 9×13 greased pan and bake in a 375° oven for 30 minutes.



You can make ahead this awesome waffle mix for the weekends when you have more time, or you can use the recipe and make some waffles ahead and freeze!

12 cups of whole wheat pastry flour, or a combination of white/wheat
2 Tablespoons of baking powder
2 Tablespoons salt
4 Tablespoons sugar (sucanat, organic cane juice, other dry form of sweetener)

Mix the above ingredients and store in a tightly closed container. I put mine in a gallon sized glass jar on my pantry shelves. Use within 6 weeks.

To use the mix,

2 cups of the premade mix
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups milk (you want a thin batter)
4 Tablespoons melted butter, or coconut oil
Mix the wet ingredients together, and then mix in gently with the dry until just mixed. You will want your batter to be lumpy. Make your waffles and allow to cool thoroughly on a cooling rack. Stack in freezer bags and freeze. To serve again, simply pop them in the toaster or in a preheated oven for a few minutes.


granola parfaits

Simply take some pint sized canning jars and add some frozen or fresh fruit at the bottom. Top with yogurt of your choice. I use plain homemade yogurt, and maybe a drizzle of honey on top of that. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days. When ready to serve, top with some delicious homemade granola.

To make into a smoothie, simply use a narrow mouth jar and screw the bottom of your blender blade to the jar and whir on the blender itself!

blender jar


What are some of your favorite make ahead breakfasts?

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27 thoughts on “Make Ahead Breakfasts To Go”

  1. I have never tried to baked oatmeal. My daughter loves oatmeal. I am going to try that tomorrow morning and see if she likes it! 🙂 THanks!

  2. I’m more fascinated by the fact that you put the mason jar on the blender directly! I’d never realized you could do that!

  3. Baked oatmeal, yes please! Thanks for these – we have two kids to get ready for school each morning, and figuring out breakfast can sometimes be hectic.

  4. Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

    My morning routine doesn’t leave me any time for breakfast and I’ve been actually thinking about what I could do to get breakfast ready quickly in the morning. Perfect timing on the post.

  5. Delicious looking meals here! I have recently started to do make ahead dinner meals. Since I am up during the night with my youngest I feel its so much easier to prepare dinner than and place it overnight in the refrigerator. Then its just to re-warm the next day. So far it is working out great! I will have to give this make ahead breakfasts a try as well.

  6. Barb @ A Life in Balance

    I need to make those yogurt parfaits! My kids would love those so much! We make waffles and freeze them for week day breakfast. We do the same with flapjacks.

  7. Ok, I’m an airhead! Never once has it occurred to me that you could use a small mouth mason jar on a blender! I am so going to do my own make ahead breakfasts and your parfait idea, it’s a keeper! Thanks for sharing these recipes and your post!

  8. I’m by no means the most domestic girl in the world, but I would love to surprise the hubs’ with some of these so he could take them to work!

  9. Kathy @

    Thanks for sharing. I always like to remind people that they can have a healthy breakfast in a hurry. Thanks for posting.

  10. We used to do the baked oatmeal, but haven’t in a while. Now that we are back into the cold weather, we should probably make it again. Much healthier than some of my other grab and go breakfasts 🙂

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