These 15+ Breakfast Meal Prep Ideas for Busy Mornings are perfect for when you're in a rush or just don't have time to make breakfast.
Why Meal Prep Healthy Breakfast?
Eating a healthy breakfast is something many people struggle with, and you're not alone.
I don't have much of an appetite first thing in the morning and I really don't like many breakfast foods, especially sweeter options like cereal. I don't know about you, but I've always been a savoury type of gal!
I'm also very physically unmotivated to make breakfast, so needless to say it's easiest for me to have breakfast ready to go in the fridge so I have no excuse to not eat in the morning.
If you're like me and find it hard to eat breakfast each morning, these healthy breakfast recipes are a great way to get ahead of things and stay organized so you can focus on getting to work without rushing or worrying about what you're going to eat.
These breakfast ideas will help you:
- Save time in the morning
- Save money since you're not stopping at the drive-thru
- Be more organized each work week
- Reduce stress since breakfast is ready to go in the fridge
The meal prep breakfast ideas below are super easy, and you're going to love them whether you're a savoury or sweet person. There are options for both listed below and most of these healthy breakfast recipes can be made in advance in less than an hour.
Watch how to make some of these recipes on YouTube!
Here are the best meal prep containers for breakfast recipes:
- Glass meal prep bowls are so great for microwaving and reheating your food safely – perfect for breakfast casseroles and steel cut oats
- These Bento box containers are perfect for separating ingredients but using the same container (think berries and pancakes)
- Restock your freezer with nitrate/sugar-free bacon from Butcher Box – and for a limited time get two free ribeyes and bacon!
Healthy Breakfast Ideas
In this round up of breakfast ideas, I've included everything from breakfast burritos to steel cut oats, breakfast quesadillas, egg bites and more.
Many of the below breakfast options can be frozen so if you're prepping way ahead you can freeze some of the recipes for later and reheat in the microwave. Just make sure you use your microwave-safe meal prep bowls!
You can make most of these breakfast ideas using a sheet pan, a casserole dish, in your Instant Pot, in a skillet or in your slow cooker. The options are endless and most of them involve batch cooking a giant serving and dividing it all up for the work week.
No-Recipe Easy Breakfast Ideas
Finally, if you forgot to actually do your meal prep or don't like to meal prep on the weekends, there are some easy breakfast options for busy mornings that you can whip up in a flash!
Here are some of my fave last-minute breakfast ideas:
- Avocado toast with egg
- Protein bar and banana
- Instant oatmeal and berries
- Fruit and yogurt smoothie
- Greek yogurt and granola
- Nut butter toast with fruit
- Frozen whole-wheat waffles with fruit and peanut butter
- Microwave quiche
If you are a fan of meal prep breakfasts, check out these great healthy breakfast recipes below and tell me which one you're going to try first!
Oats are one of my favourite things to prepare for breakfast! You can make overnight oats for a quick meal prep or bake them into delicious oatmeal cups or cookies. Whichever way you choose to eat them, you're going to love these high-fiber recipes.
Pancakes aren't just for weekend mornings! You can meal prep them for breakfasts throughout the week. These recipes are filled with fruits and/or protein which really makes them more nutritious and delicious!
Breakfast Bowls/Mason Jars
I'm all for making mornings simpler! Prepping your breakfasts into individual portions in glass meal prep bowls or mason jars make for easy grab-and-go breakfasts. I've included an assortment of my favourite recipes in this round up that are perfect for those frantic mornings.
Sandwiches and burritos aren't just for lunch! I love eating them for breakfast, too. These protein-packed recipes are a great way to start your day!
I love prepping a couple of different breakfasts every month and storing them in the freezer! These recipes can all be stored for up to 3 months. Wrap up individual portions and store them in freezer bags so all you have to do in the morning is grab a serving and reheat.
Breakfast Meal Prep Ideas
- Ingredients of choice
- Follow the instructions of the recipe of choice linked to above.