Prep-Ahead Breakfasts for Back to School

I am always (seriously, always) on the hunt for little tricks and hacks that will make my morning routine simpler and more streamlined. I lay out clothes for the week on Sunday afternoon, I make sure to wake up before my kids so I can start getting ready before I need to take care of them. I even prep all lunches so all we have to do is toss them into a lunchbox with a cold pack.

Time and time again, though, ya know what trips me up? The one thing I forget more than anything else? No matter how well-prepared I am in all other areas, the one thing that can make it all come crashing down? Breakfast.

That’s right, the most important meal of the day is the one I ALWAYS forget about until the last minute.

I have gone to work too many times without eating anything at all, and it just doesn’t end well for anyone involved.

When my kids came along, I found myself turning to store-bought breakfast bars because they are quick and easy, but I don’t like all the sugar and processed ingredients my kids get from them. (Don’t get me wrong - I definitely let my kids have sugar! I do try to make it count, though. If they’re going to eat it, they may as well be getting a cookie or ice cream out of the deal, not breakfast…)

In our house, breakfast recipes must be:

Easy to make in large batches

Healthy (have at the very least protein and fiber to fill us up)

Able to be frozen

Somewhat mess-free when eaten

Able to be eaten by my children without my assistance

I have found a few go-to’s that save my life regularly - recipes that I can make in large batches, freeze, and reheat super quickly in the morning - and I have even added a few more which I am going to try over the next couple weeks before school starts...

Kodiak Cakes Muffins & Bars

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches from Tastes Better from Scratch

Freezer Breakfast Burritos from Damn Delicious

Overnight Oats from Life Made Sweeter

Make-Ahead Breakfast Bowls from Thirty Handmade Days

DIY Smoothie Freezer Packs from Momable

Let me know what works for you and any other ideas you can share in the comments below!

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