25 Breakfast Recipes to You Can Make the Night Before

updated Jul 3, 2023
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Whipping up a hot breakfast from scratch in the morning — be it on leisurely weekends or busy weekdays — always sounds like a good idea. But sometimes it’s difficult to make that happen. Well, these 25 recipes are here to jump-start things for you. If you prep, assemble, or even bake your breakfast the night before, you’ll be left with minimal work when you wake up.

25 Breakfast Recipes to Make the Night Before

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Potato, Chorizo, and Cheesy Egg Burritos

These breakfast burritos were created with busy weekday mornings in mind, fulfilling the egg, cheese, meat, and carb foursome that’s guaranteed to deliver a hearty morning meal.

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Freezer-Friendly Frittata Breakfast Sandwiches

This is a frozen portable breakfast which is ready to eat after just a few minutes in the microwave.

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Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Quesadilla

This is your classic ham, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich reimagined into a freezer-friendly quesadilla.

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Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Bread Boats

Egg boats are the breakfast sandwich you wish you’ve been eating all along. This new take on the classic sausage, egg, and cheese mixes the trio into a custardy filling that’s baked together in a hollowed-out mini-baguette.

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Scrambled Chickpea and Spinach Pitas

For a vegan breakfast sandwich that will power you through the morning, look to this pita pocket stuffed with a blend of spiced chickpeas and sautéed veggies.

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Breakfast Burrito Egg Casserole
It's everything you love about a classic breakfast burrito layered into an egg casserole.
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Sausage and Greens Breakfast Casserole
Casserole for breakfast is something look forward to when it has sausage, spinach, potatoes, and plenty of cheese.
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Sweet Potato & Spinach Breakfast Strata

You don’t even have to get up early or do anything extra in the morning. It’s as simple as turning on the oven and popping it in for an hour or so. Sure, it takes some time to bake, but the hard work has already been done!

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Egg and Chorizo Breakfast Casserole

A baked omelet is essentially a crustless quiche — substantial enough to be a filling breakfast, without the heaviness of the added crust in a quiche.

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"Ham and Cheese" Breakfast Casserole

It’s rich, eggy, and unbelievably, incredibly delicious.

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Breakfast Polenta Squares with Spinach & Bacon

Meet the polenta breakfast bake — a no-stir, practically hands-off way to make a hearty breakfast that will last you all week.

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Loaded Savory Breakfast Muffins
This savory muffin's got it all: eggs, sausage, cheese, spinach, and even a bit of apple to help you power through your day.
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Strawberry Cheesecake Breakfast Bars

There’s a time and a place for a granola bar or energy bar, and then there’s an altogether different time for a decadent, crumbly, fruit-filled bar with a silky layer of cream cheese. These bars are for that occasion.

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Savory Muffins with Prosciutto & Chives

They’re savory and portable, and in spite of a relatively low calorie count (150 or so) one will keep you filled up all morning.

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Freeze-and-Bake Lemon Poppy Seed Scones
A warm breakfast baked good is only moments away when you fill the freezer with these make-ahead scones.
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Almond Fig Breakfast Loaf

You can slice, toast, and serve this bread with butter, but it’s great all on its own with a cup of strong coffee or tea.

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Savory BreakfastToaster Tarts

This ham, leek, and ricotta version is a stand-out favorite in our house, so I thought it was about time I shared them with you.

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Slow Cooker Creamy Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
A recipe for pumpkin spice steel-cut oatmeal made in the slow cooker.
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Frozen Single-Serve Oatmeal with Almonds & Dried Cherries

These handy little pucks of cooked oatmeal have all the mix-ins frozen right into them, so they are easy to heat up quickly or grab on your way out the door and warm up at work or school.

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Baked Oatmeal Cups

Perfect for grab and go.

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Easy Muesli
This healthy muesli recipe is packed with whole grains, nuts, and seeds for an easy, satisfying breakfast.
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Easy Homemade Granola
A simple easy granola recipe for beginners and seasoned breakfast bakers alike.
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Coconut, Apple, Date & Almond Breakfast Mix
Coconut, apples, dates, and almonds combine for a fresh take on muesli.
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