Time Saving Healthy Breakfast Recipes (2024)

By: Denise Bustard25 Comments
Posted: 4/7/22Updated: 4/7/22

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These time saving healthy breakfast recipes will make early mornings so much easier! Prep them ahead and you are set for the week.

Just like our time saving healthy lunch ideas for work, these time saving healthy breakfast recipes can make weekday mornings go so much smoother and feel less stressful.

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Is breakfast the last thing on your mind when you're scrambling to get out the door in the morning? Do you skip breakfast, then devour a giant sugary muffin later in the morning? This was me. Finding meal prep was a game-changer in my morning routine.

Whether you spend an hour stocking the freezer with breakfast burritos, or ten minutes making a batch of overnight oats, you are not going to regret it!

reasons you'll love these recipes

  • there's something for everyone - whether you're craving something sweet, or something savory!
  • they are easy, meal prep friendly, and filled with wholesome ingredients
  • whether you're meal prepping for 1, or serving a crowd - these time saving healthy breakfast recipes include options that everyone will enjoy

Tips for prepping your breakfast

  1. Start small. Pick simple breakfast recipes to start with- overnight oats will take just 10 minutes to prep and are an easy option to fit into your schedule
  2. Love your freezer. Many of these time saving healthy breakfast recipes are freezer-friendly: breakfast burritos, breakfast sandwiches, egg muffins and more. Putting in a weekly or monthly prep session will stock you up and set you up for success.
  3. Get the right containers. The right containers help keep your food fresh, and reheat it evenly. From meal prep containers to mason jars, check out my favorite meal prep containers.

Frozen Smoothie Packs

7 Breakfast Smoothie Recipes (+ Freezer Tips)

7 breakfast smoothie recipes with zero added sugar and no bananas! Sharing a formula to help you come up with your own smoothie recipes, and showing you how to make meal prep smoothie freezer packs.

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It might seem silly, but assembling your smoothie ingredients ahead as frozen smoothie packs means that all you need to do in the morning is to shake them all out into the blender, add your liquid and blend away.

Don't reach for the disposable plastic bags, grab a few pint mason jars or silicone reusable stasher bags, and you are good! Here are 5 frozen smoothie packs to start you off!

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Stasher Silicone Storage Bags

These ½ gallon Stasher silicone storage bags are ideal for meal prep, and freezing chicken marinades!

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Big Batch Oatmeal

7 Healthy Steel Cut Oats Recipes

7 healthy steel cut oats recipes that are easy to make ahead and keep in the fridge or freezer for easy breakfasts. Plus instructions on how to cook steel cut oats in the Instant Pot, slow cooker or on the stovetop.

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Steel cut oats can be made in a big batch, then portion it out to re-heat on weekday mornings! Here are seven healthy steel cut oats recipes. We make a double batch in our Instant Pot and it lasts for 3-4 days.

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Instant Pot

This is the Instant Pot that we own and love!

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Baked Eggs

7 Healthy Breakfast Egg Muffins

Light, fluffy, and never soggy, these egg muffins are perfect for breakfast or a snack on the go! Freezer and fridge-friendly, this recipe is perfect for reheating- it is never wet or squishy. 7 tried and true flavor variations are included.

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If you prefer a savory breakfast, consider making a batch of healthy breakfast egg muffins for easy breakfasts on the go. You could also go the way of a frittata (like this ), which can be portioned out and reheated.

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Favorite Muffin Tin

We love our muffin tin made by USA pans - the silicone nonstick coating makes it very easy to clean.

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Parfaits

Berry Quinoa Yogurt Parfaits (Make Ahead)

These easy meal prep berry quinoa yogurt parfaits are packed full of protein thanks to greek yogurt and a scoop of quinoa!

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Looking for something customizable? Parfaits are ideal because you can go wild and customize them based on your tastes! They are so easy to grab on your way out the door. Berry quinoa yogurt parfaits are delicious, and you could add some protein powder for an even bigger boost of protein. Swap out the fruit, add some granola, nuts, or seeds...there are a million ways you can change these up.

Baked Oatmeal

Easy baked oatmeal muffins

Easy baked oatmeal muffins are a delicious meal prep breakfast or snack on the go. They are easily made gluten-free and vegan, are freezer-friendly, and are customized with seven different flavor variations so you'll never get bored!

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If you need a grab and go breakfast, baked oatmeal is your friend! Check out these 7 easy baked oatmeal muffins. Best of all they are so quick to prep - you can mix them up before the oven has even pre-heated!

Savory Breakfast Bowls

Make Ahead Sausage Breakfast Bowls

Make ahead healthy sausage breakfast bowls with roasted root vegetables and turkey sausage. Prep ahead and re-heat for tasty meal prep breakfasts.

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Meal prep bowls are not just for lunches! Cook them ahead and re-heat in the morning! Here are some more savoury breakfast bowl ideas:

  • Tofu scramble with breakfast sweet potatoes
  • Make ahead healthy sausage breakfast bowls
  • Sweet potato breakfast meal prep bowls

Overnight Oats

Fruit on the Bottom Overnight Oats

Fruit on the bottom overnight oats require no cooking, and are perfect for meal prep! Just 5 simple ingredients and 10 minutes to prepare.

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Overnight oats are such a great time-saving healthy breakfast recipe because they come together in under 10 minutes! Easy to customize and grab on your way out the door. Check out my favorite fruit on the bottom overnight oats, and if steel cut oats are your jam, check out these overnight steel cut oats. You may also like this chocolate chia pudding!

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Weck Tulip Jars

These 500 ml Weck Jars with glass lids are so handy for meal prep. Use them for condiments such as pickled red onions, to jar salads, and so much more.

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Breakfast Casseroles

Overnight Breakfast Casserole with Bacon and Sweet Potatoes

Overnight breakfast casserole with bacon and sweet potato is a healthy, hearty breakfast for a crowd! Assemble it the night before, refrigerate, then bake it up in the morning.

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If you are cooking for a crowd, but want to save time in the morning, check out these healthy breakfast casserole recipes! All the prep work is done in the evening before, then you can pop them in the oven the next morning for easy breakfasts. You can also bake these up on the weekend and re-heat for easy breakfasts on weekdays.

Here are a couple of time-saving overnight breakfast casseroles:

  • Blueberry overnight french toast bake
  • Instant Pot breakfast casserole
  • Crockpot breakfast casserole
  • Crockpot french toast casserole

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Favorite Casserole Dish

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Breakfast Burritos

Ultimate Breakfast Burrito Recipe

Ultimate breakfast burrito recipe- with eggs, ham, salsa and cheese, these breakfast burritos are going to keep you satisfied. Easy to make ahead and freeze for make ahead breakfasts.

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Breakfast burritos are one of our favorite time-saving healthy breakfast recipes because they are freezer-friendly, packed full of protein, and easy to sneak some veggies in!

Here are some more breakfast burrito recipes:

  • Healthy breakfast burritos with kale, mushrooms and feta
  • Southwestern sweet potato breakfast burritos
  • Healthy breakfast burritos with zucchini and lentils

Breakfast Sandwiches

Copycat Starbucks Egg White Breakfast Sandwich

Copycat Starbucks Egg White Breakfast Sandwich has egg whites, turkey bacon and white cheddar sandwiched between an english muffin. Stock up the freezer for easy breakfasts!

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Skip the drive thru and the HUGE amounts of sodium with your own homemade breakfast sandwiches...these are so easy to prep ahead and freeze!

Here are more freezer breakfast sandwiches:

  • Spinach feta breakfast sandwiches
  • Herbed cauliflower breakfast sandwiches
  • Mushroom bacon freezer breakfast sandwiches
  • Copycat starbucks egg white breakfast sandwiches

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Ham and Egg Breakfast Sandwiches + More Time Saving Breakfast Recipes

5 from 4 votes

Prep Time: 10 minutes mins

Cook Time: 25 minutes mins

Total Time: 35 minutes mins

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Healthy freezer breakfast sandwiches made with eggs, ham, cheese and served on an english muffin. An easy and tasty alternative to the drive thru!

4 sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • salt & pepper
  • 4 slices cheese
  • 4 slices ham
  • 4 english muffins

Instructions

  • Prepare- Heat oven to 375°F. Spray a 8 x 8 inch baking dish with spray oil and set aside.

  • Mix- In a large bowl, beat the eggs and milk together. Fold in the spinach, broccoli, salt and feta. Pour the egg mixture into the baking dish.

  • Bake- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through (center should not jiggle).

  • Cool- Allow to cool completely, then cut into 4 circles (using a glass or measuring cup) or into 4 squares.

  • Assemble- Assemble the sandwiches: one serving of egg with a slice of cheese and ham between the english muffin.

Tips:

Storage

Wrap each sandwich in a small ziplock bag, and store in the fridge (up to 4 days) or in the freezer (up to 3 months)

Reheating

Thaw overnight in the fridge (if frozen).

Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds to heat through.

Crisp up in the frying pan or on a sandwich press.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1sandwich, Calories: 350kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 276mg, Sodium: 538mg, Potassium: 213mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 660IU, Calcium: 286mg, Iron: 1.9mg

Course: Breakfast

Cuisine: American

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Meet Denise Bustard

Denise Bustard is the creator of Sweet Peas and Saffron, a meal prep-focussed food blog. With a PhD in biochemistry, Denise takes a scientific approach to perfecting her recipes. You can find Denise's work featured on Huffington Post, MSN, Self and more.

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  1. Afton Jackson says

    My wife and I have been looking for ways to get our kids to eat healthier meals all around the clock. Your recipes for baked eggs and frittatas were really helpful because of how quick they are to make along with eggs being a great source of protein for our currently growing young boys. I'll be sure to keep your recipes in mind while looking for more breakfast restaurants I can sample food from and recreate. Thank you for your help!

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    • Denise Bustard says

      Hi Afton! I'm so happy to hear you've enjoyed the baked eggs + frittata! Thanks for reporting back 🙂

      Reply

  2. Tiari says

    Time Saving Healthy Breakfast Recipes (24)
    Hi, I loved the recipes.
    But I have a question, is there a no eggs option for the breakfast sandwiches?
    Thank you!

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  3. Jane King says

    Time Saving Healthy Breakfast Recipes (25)
    Sounds exciting to have fresh ideas what to have for breakfast. Thank you

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    • Denise says

      Yay! Hope you give some of them a try, Jane!

      Reply

  4. Tammy Decaro says

    Hi can you heat the breakfast sandwich from frozen? Hubs can never remember to thaw it out.

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    • Denise says

      I have thawed in the microwave but it's kind of a pain. I just do low heat and flip it often until the middle is thawed.

      Reply

  5. Sherrie says

    Time Saving Healthy Breakfast Recipes (26)
    Hi there. I’m not seeing a lot of vegan options.
    Any ideas besides oatmeal?

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    • Denise says

      Hi Sherrie! I have a ton of vegan recipes in this roundup: https://sweetpeasandsaffron.com/vegan-meal-prep-recipes/

      Reply

  6. Elitecooker says

    breakfast is very important for us to spend the day nicely. This is awesome guide to follow. Thanks a lot

    Reply

  7. Arti Gupta says

    All recipes are looking very delicious, this blog will help me and I will try all these. Thanks for sharing

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  8. Tav-El says

    These don't save time. You've just moved the work to a different time. I'm busy 24/7. I want something healthy that's pretty much ready to go. Microwaving is fine, but I ain't turnin' on no oven.

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    • Denise says

      LOL! I seriously love the way you think! I am NOT turning the oven on on a weekday morning (or weekend, who am I kidding). These recipes do save you time in the morning but you do have to put in the effort ahead of time. If you are looking for the most ridiculously easy breakfast on the list, go for the overnight oats 😉

      Reply

  9. Jean Brad says

    TThank you for all the wonderful recipes. I use your site often and never told you how much I appreciate the time, effort and generosity you put into all you do. Love and big hugs to you!

    Reply

    • Denise says

      Hi Jean, thank you so much for your comment, you just made my night! Let me know if you ever have any recipe requests.
      Take care,
      Denise

      Reply

  10. Andrina Mathew says

    yummiest recipe

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  11. Erica says

    What a great round-up! I've been really into smoothies and oatmeal lately, but I'm looking to "branch out" and be more adventurous with my breakfasts.

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  12. Angelo says

    Hi Denise, i'm new to your blog but really excited to try your recipes! I do have a question though, do you always have to heat your prepped meal or can i eat these cold? I don't have any time to eat at home in the morning so i eat at work before i actually start working, i'm a house painter so i can't heat any food. Thank you!

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    • Denise says

      Hi Angelo! I do have several salad recipes on the site that don't need to be heated before serving; here's a link to a salad round up: https://sweetpeasandsaffron.com/21-make-ahead-salads-meal-prep/. I should do a 'no heat' meal prep round up soon!

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  13. Dee says

    We LOVE the breakfast sandwiches! They are so easy and keep us full till lunch!

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    • Dee says

      Time Saving Healthy Breakfast Recipes (27)
      Meant to leave a rating 🙂

      Reply

      • Denise says

        Thank you Dee!

        Reply

  14. Brittany Audra @ Audra's Appetite says

    So many delicious ideas!! 🙂

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    • Denise says

      Thank you!

      Reply

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