Our 10 Most Popular Big-Batch Breakfasts

updated Nov 19, 2019
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Big-batch recipes are ideal when you’re feeding a crowd, but we also really love making them to help get a jump start on the week ahead. Having a meal that’s already prepped and cooked means one fewer thing to worry about during the hectic morning rush, and it guarantees the day starts with something wholesome and filling.

A little work on Sunday lets your future self start strong all week long. Here are 10 of our most popular big-batch breakfasts perfect for feeding yourself for the week ahead.

1. Easy Homemade Granola

Not only will this crunchy granola last for a month, but it’s also super versatile so you can reach or the mix-ins you like best. For the longest shelf life, make sure to completely cool the granola before dumping it in a storage container.

Get the recipe: How To Make Easy Homemade Granola

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2. Cheesy Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Whether you’re feeding a bunch of hungry mouths, want a hearty breakfast that will last you all week, or just want something to stash in the freezer for occasional last-minute meals, this is the casserole you want on your side.

Get the recipe: Cheesy Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

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3. Vegetable Supreme Egg Bake

Keep this casserole on the roster when you want a high-protein breakfast that will fill you up and start the day with a dose of veggies.

Get the recipe: Vegetable Supreme Egg Bake

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4. Tender Baked Oatmeal Cups

These oatmeal cups are one of my favorite breakfasts to batch cook. You can top them with any kind of nuts, seeds, or dry fruit (chocolate chips are also fair game!), and they keep for months in the freezer — defrost overnight and pop in the microwave for 45 seconds for a warm, portable breakfast.

Get the recipe: How To Make Tender Baked Oatmeal Cups

5. Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos

Stock your freezer with a bunch of these wholesome, high-protein burritos. Warm them back up for 12 to 15 minutes in a 350°F oven, and you have a delicious, easy-to-carry breakfast. I guarantee your future self will think you’re a genius.

Get the recipe: How To Make Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos

6. The Easiest Cinnamon Rolls

Treat Future You to cinnamon rolls with your cup of morning coffee, next week. Swapping out little packages of yeast for self-rising flour makes this version easy as can be.

Get the recipe: How To Make the Easiest Cinnamon Rolls

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7. Bacon, Potato, and Egg Breakfast Casserole

This filling casserole contains all the ingredients of a classic breakfast packed in each bite. But the real surprise is the addition of sun-dried tomatoes; they’re the all-star ingredient that really make this classic breakfast casserole stand out.

Get the recipe: Bacon, Potato, and Egg Breakfast Casserole

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8. Perfect Pumpkin Muffins

These spiced, pillowy muffins are honestly as perfect as the name indicates. But should you want to mix in some raisins and toasted walnuts, you won’t regret it.

Get the recipe: How To Make Perfect Pumpkin Muffins

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9. Steel-Cut Overnight Oatmeal

This version of overnight oats can all be made on Sunday, and yields five single-size servings of chewy, creamy oats ready to be warmed up and enjoyed. Top with your favorite mix-ins, such as nuts or dried fruit.

Get the recipe: How To Make Steel-Cut Oatmeal in Jars

10. Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches

If Egg McMuffins hold a special place in your heart, it’s time to stash these BEC sandwiches in your freezer immediately.

Get the recipe: How To Make Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches