Easy Breakfast Recipes You Can Make the Night Before

Taking care of prepping breakfast ahead of time saves time and early-morning frustrations. Check out our picks for recipes to get you going.

Updated October 13, 2016

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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 opens in a new tab.

Try these breakfast recipes for happy morning bellies.

slow cooker apple 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

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