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Easy Breakfast Recipes You Can Make the Night Before

Updated October 13, 2016

Apple Oatmeal in a Jar

My kids eat breakfast during the school week at 6:45 AM. Though we all tend to wake up early, actually being functional at this time is another story. That means choosing what to have for breakfast can be a bit of a challenge. I’m constantly greeted with a chorus of “I don’t know”, so I do what I can to minimize the sleepy (and perhaps grumpy) frustrations.

That means taking care of breakfast ahead of time. I like to use my slow cooker for all sorts of things, including breakfast. It’s a great way to have a hearty, warm breakfast ready when everyone wakes up — not just the kids.

Or, bake up a casserole-style breakfast the night before and simply reheat individual portions when each eater has made their way to the table. Egg or oatmeal based casseroles work particularly well!

Check out this how-to video for making our scrumptious Apple-Berry Baked Oatmeal.

Try these breakfast recipes for happy morning bellies.

Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon French Toast

Slow Cooker Honey-Vanilla Multigrain Hot Cereal

Savory Sausage and Cheddar Breakfast Casserole

One Dish Baked Pancakes and Sausage

Overnight Cherry Oats

Pumpkin Chai Bread Pudding

Want more breakfast inspo? Check out our healthy breakfast recipe collection