10 Fast & Easy Breakfasts That Will Break Your Family's Drive-Thru Habit

10 Fast & Easy Breakfasts That Will Break Your Family's Drive-Thru Habit

Sheela Prakash
Apr 13, 2018
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Mornings can feel like a constant rush to get out the door and get everyone to school or work, so it's no wonder it can be easy to fall into the habit of stopping at the drive-thru to grab breakfast en route to your destination. There's a better alternative, however.

Carve out a little time on the weekend to assemble a few make-ahead options, like freezer-friendly egg sandwiches and packable yogurt parfaits, and everyone in your family will have something a whole lot better to reach for that will make it easy to skip pulling up to the drive-thru window.

1. Breakfast Sliders

These breakfast sliders might be just be the morning's greatest invention. The egg-, cheese-, and bacon-loaded bites can be made ahead and frozen so you can quickly grab and reheat them at your convenience.

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2. Loaded Savory Breakfast Muffins

Sweet muffins are all well and good, but this savory twist might just become your new favorite. They're loaded with breakfast sausage, baby spinach, cheddar cheese, and apple, and keep well in the fridge for almost a week.

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3. How To Make DIY Instant Oatmeal Cups

The possibilities for these homemade instant oatmeal cups are pretty much endless. Try them with your favorite dried fruit, a mix of nuts, coconut flakes, chocolate chips, or a combination of all four.

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4. How To Make Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos

The secret to stress-free mornings are these freezer breakfast burritos. They're filled with potatoes, eggs, and cheese, and can quickly be warmed up in the microwave in just a minute or two.

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5. Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Pops

If you're looking for a breakfast beyond oatmeal and eggs, it's time you embraced the morning Popsicle. These are made with a creamy mix of roasted bananas, peanut butter, and Greek yogurt.

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6. Savory Grits Breakfast Parfaits

While grits aren't quick-cooking, these parfaits can be prepared over the weekend when you have some extra time. The jars will keep in the fridge for up to three days and simply need to be microwaved before enjoying.

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7. Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Quesadilla

This is what you get when a ham, egg, and cheese sandwich joins forces with a quesadilla. It's gooey, rich, and another perfect freezer-friendly, grab-and-go breakfast option.

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8. Bacon Gruyère Egg Bites

These egg bites are inspired by those found at Starbucks. They're as light and fluffy as those found at the coffee chain, but a whole lot more affordable since they're homemade.

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9. Fruit-on-the-Bottom Yogurt Cups

While these cups can be made ahead of time and grabbed on the run, they're also incredibly fast to assemble. So if you didn't have the foresight, you can still quickly whip up one or enough for the whole family.

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10. Freezer-Friendly Frittata Breakfast Sandwiches

While the frittata for these breakfast sandwiches is filled with spinach and sausage, you can really add just about any ingredient you like to it, including bacon, leftover cooked veggies, or even more cheese.

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