With kids heading back to school, mornings are bound to be busier than ever. But amidst all the rushing around, it’s still important to ensure everyone in the family starts the day with a hearty, healthy breakfast. That’s why making breakfast ahead of time makes a lot of sense, and these awesome recipes, which can be quickly heated up and served, will make mornings easier — and oh so delicious!
Classic Crispy Waffles
The secret to the crispy, crunchy surface of these fluffy-on-the-inside waffles: just a bit of vegetable shortening. Make them ahead of time and reheat for breakfast to enjoy a sumptuous breakfast that can be readied in minutes.
Lightly Toasted Overnight Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Honey-Roasted Apricots and Pistachios
Get all your nutrients in one bowl with this recipe by chef Bobby Flay. Overnight steel-cut oatmeal is stirred with apricots, honey, cloves, cinnamon and chopped pistachios for a healthy and delicious start to your day.
Maple Granola To-Go Breakfast Cookies
Moist and delicious, these homemade granola bars are sweetened with maple syrup — a healthy breakfast treat to munch on the way to work or school during those extra-busy mornings.
Vegan Apple Pie Oatmeal Bake
Introducing our healthy, breakfast-approved take on everyone’s favourite fall dessert. Featuring apples, walnuts, cinnamon and chia seeds, this vegan oatmeal bake is made for second helpings. Tip: top with coconut yogurt for an extra creamy boost.
Vegan Blueberry Muffins
Meet your new favourite healthy breakfast on-the-go. Containing both soy-based yogurt and apple sauce, these vegan-friendly blueberry muffins boast the same delectable flavour and texture as their regular counterparts.
Tropical Breakfast Parfait
Featuring the fresh flavours of mandarin orange, pineapple and vanilla yogurt, parfaits are the ideal dish to whip up ahead of time and serve right from the fridge in the morning. What could be easier?
Yogurt Breakfast Loaf
When it comes to make-ahead breakfasts, you won’t go wrong with this delicious loaf courtesy of Anna Olson, featuring the refreshing tropical flavours of orange, pineapple and coconut.
With a total time of 20 minutes, who could say no to this light, fluffy frittata chock-full of tender morsels of turkey? Serve for brunch, lunch or dinner for a healthier post-holiday meal. For more variety, try one of these healthy dinners you can make in 30 minutes or less.
Sweet Eats Raspberry Breakfast Rolls
A fruity take on cinnamon buns, these raspberry ones can be prepared ahead of time and heated to ooey, gooey perfection in the morning.
Cinnamon-Pecan Pancake Breakfast Casserole
Casseroles are the perfect make-ahead meal and this breakfast version, combining pancakes with creamy cinnamon-infused custard, will be a surefire hit any morning.
Quinoa Oatmeal Bars
Start your morning with a breakfast bar packed with ingredients from the Prairie harvest haul like quinoa, oats and Manitoba hemp seeds.
Mini Italian Frittatas
Ina’s make-ahead Italian frittatas are filled with chopped leeks, Italian prosciutto, spinach and grated Fontina. The egg mixture is divided into the cups of a mini muffin tin, and topped with fresh Parmesan before baking to a light golden-brown finish.
Honey Fruit Salad
Getting kids to eat fruit and veggies can be a challenge, but they won’t be able to resist this mouth-watering mélange of fruit that can be prepared ahead of time.
Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
Breakfast just doesn’t get better than this hearty make-ahead casserole, filled with ham and cheese, that will have everyone in the family begging for seconds.