25 Make-Ahead Healthy Breakfasts for On-the-Go Mornings
Here at Be Well Philly, we’re definitely not strangers to hectic, busy mornings. Whether you accidentally overslept or are running late for a super-early meeting, sometimes there just isn’t enough time to cook yourself the satisfying, nutritious breakfast your body deserves. So, instead of skipping breakfast, be proactive and prepare your morning fuel the night before! You can kill two birds with one stone: unwind and relax before bedtime and save yourself time (and stress) in the morning.
To help you out, we found 25 healthy breakfasts worth trying, all of which can be made the night before and are portable for those on-the-go mornings. From overnight mason jar oats to breakfast burritos and egg muffins, there’s a quick, healthy breakfast for all of your busy mornings, below.
Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Egg White Breakfast Burrito
via Ambitious Kitchen
Because I’m a self-proclaimed sweet potato addict, this dish immediately caught my eye. And upon further investigation, I discovered it incorporates even more of my all-time favorite foods: black beans, avocados, eggs, and cheese. Mmmmm!
Gluten-Free Baked Oatmeal Casserole
via All In Good Taste
Baked oatmeal is one of my favorite feel-good breakfasts. Throw in some berries, bananas, chocolate chips, and cinnamon for a sweet, summery flavor sensation. In the morning, just cut yourself a square and enjoy it on your commute to work!
Greek Yogurt Berry Parfait
via Call Me PMC
You’re probably no stranger to yogurt parfaits, but try making it the night before to save yourself time! Grab a mason jar and layer it with your favorite Greek yogurt, seasonal berries, and granola or whole-grain cereal. It makes for a nutritious, satisfying, and portable breakfast.
Vanilla Almond and Creamy Peach Overnight Chia Pudding
via Chelsea’s Messy Apron
This overnight chia pudding will definitely wow your tastebuds. Soaked vanilla chia seeds and peaches give the pudding its gel-like, creamy consistency while the almonds add an unexpected crunch every now and then.
Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies
If you weren’t already looking forward to fall, you sure will be after making these hearty pumpkin breakfast cookies.
Orange, Coconut and Vanilla Overnight Oats
via My Fussy Eater
This overnight oats recipe is sure to perk you up! It’s jam-packed with our favorite summery flavors like coconut, orange, clementine, and vanilla. Make it in a mason jar, throw it in your purse and voila: You have the perfect portable breakfast.
Mediterranean Breakfast Egg Muffins
via Food Faith Fitness
Get a taste of the Mediterranean when you rise with these make-ahead egg muffins. They’re gluten-free, high in protein and delicious to boot. If the combination of ham, eggs, pesto sauce, roasted red pepper, cheese, and spinach doesn’t send you flying into the kitchen, I don’t know what will.
Blueberry and Granola Breakfast Popsicles
via The Frosted Vegan
You can freeze pretty much anything and put it on a stick, but the combo of blueberries (or any berry of your choice), granola, maple syrup, and almond milk sounds pretty delicious to me.
Strawberry Lemon Chia Seed Protein Muffins
via Amy’s Healthy Baking
Proof muffins aren’t always loaded with carbs, fat, and sugar: These strawberry lemon chia seed protein muffins give you a healthy morning boost to help power you through your long work day.
Honey-Lime Rainbow Fruit Salad
via Cooking Classy
There’s no better way to start your morning than with fruit, fruit, and more fruit, am I right? Chop up your favorite berries, melons, kiwi, pineapple and grapes and top it with a light honey lime dressing for some added flavor. Store it in the refrigerator overnight to ensure freshness and enjoy on your way out the door.
Copycat Starbucks Spinach and Feta Breakfast Wrap
via The Big Man’s World
Wraps are the perfect portable meal, hands down. They’re super easy to eat when you’re on the go and guaranteed to be mess-free (well, most of the time).
Grocery store Poptarts were awesome in elementary school, but we all need something a little more sophisticated nowadays. These homemade, whole-grain poptarts are definitely healthier than the ones you ate back in the day and they’re super easy to throw in your bag when you’re running out the door.
Morning Maple Cranberry-Pecan Oat Bars
These homemade maple cranberry-pecan oat bars definitely beat your boring store-bought breakfast bar.
Vegan Raspberry Scones
via The Roasted Root
Whenever I’m at a coffee shop, I’m always tempted by the scones. These gluten-free, vegan raspberry scones use all natural coconut sugar, coconut oil, coconut milk, and fresh raspberries to make your morning scone a little healthier. Put it in a plastic baggy to take to work to avoid all the excess crumminess!
Breakfast quesadillas are super versatile! You can replace the cheese, spinach, and white beans with whichever ingredients you prefer, whip it up, refrigerate over night, then wrap it up and take it to go!
Berry Green Make-Ahead Smoothie
via Damn Delicious
This recipe may take about two minutes of prep in the morning, but you can do everything but the blending the night before. Freeze all your berries and greens in a plastic bag and measure out your liquids so all you need to do when you wake up is throw it all in the blender.
Omelet and Potato Breakfast Bites
via Ella Claire Inspired
If you know you’re going to be too busy to fix your morning omelet, then this is the recipe for you.
Quinoa Berry Bliss Bites
via DAMY Health
Pack a couple of these quinoa berry bliss bites for a light, nutritious breakfast or snack! Add blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and diced strawberries for a colorful flavor explosion.
Easy Breakfast Roll-Ups
via Home Cooking Memories
I know I’ve said it before, but you can put almost anything in a tortilla and call it a meal. Whoever invented them is a genius, seriously. The eggs in this recipe are cooked flat like a pancake then rolled up spinach and cheese. You won’t have to worry about anything falling out along the way!
Carrot Apple Bread
via Averie Cooks
Sliced, fruit-packed quick breads are another easy on-the-go meal and require no work in the morning. This carrot apple bread tastes better than carrot cake and is way healthier, trust me. Substitute the canola oil with coconut oil and use greek yogurt instead of butter for a more low-cal breakfast.
Tofu Veggie Hash Brown Breakfast Pocket
via Healthy Happy Life
These homemade pita pockets are closed so you won’t have to worry about all the good stuff falling out! Fill them with a mix of tofu, cheese, and whatever veggies your heart desires.
Apple Peanut Butter Sandwich
via Cooking Stoned
I always love dipping apple slices in peanut butter for a snack or a light breakfast. But here’s a more travel-friendly version for you! Instead of using normal bread, this peanut butter sandwich garnished with raisins uses apple slices to hold it together.
Farmers’ Market Overnight Breakfast Egg Casserole Bars
via Two Healthy Kitchens
You can slice this vegetable egg casserole into bite-sized bars or scoop some into a tortilla for a healthy, portable breakfast. Just make sure to keep it cold overnight so all of the veggies stay farmers’-market fresh!
PB & J With Banana and Granola Wrap
This jazzed-up PB & J sandwich sounds dangerously delicious. Strawberries plus peanut butter plus banana plus jam plus granola? Yes, please.
Egg, Avocado, Tomato and Sausage Breakfast Taquitos
via Damn Delicious
Taquitos for breakfast? It’s possible! Fill a corn tortilla with eggs, diced avocado, sun dried tomatoes, and cheese, cook them, then let cool overnight, and enjoy when you wake up!
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