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.
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 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 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.
YOGURT PARFAITS AND SMOOTHIES
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!
What are some of your favorite make ahead breakfasts?
Heather’s homesteading journey started in 2006, with baby steps: first, she got a few raised beds, some chickens, and rabbits. Over the years, she amassed a wealth of homesteading knowledge, knowledge that you can find in the articles of this blog.