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10 Make-Ahead Breakfasts to Prep This Weekend - Recipe Roundup

10 Make-Ahead Breakfasts to Prep This Weekend - Recipe Roundup
From The Kitchn - September 16, 2017

When it comes to meal prep, you usually focus first on dinner and then maybe lunch. That means all too often breakfast gets the shaft. Maybe you think Oh, I will just wing it! I will eat a granola bar on my commute! I will grab a muffin from the coffee shop! But you deserve so much more than that.

From sweet treats like carrot quick bread and apple-cinnamon French toast casserole to savory delights like scrambled chickpea and spinach pitas and ham, egg, and cheese quesadillas, these 10 make-ahead recipes will save you time and money (looking at you, $10 breakfast sandwich) in the mornings.

1. Turkey, Broccoli, and Cheddar Mini Frittatas from Simply Scratch

This recipe makes 12 muffins, which you can pack up in an airtight container and stash in the fridge or freezer. They are also super customizable. Do not like turkey? Go for deli ham. Prefer a different cheese? Swap in Gouda for the cheddar. The possibilities are endless!

2. Carrot Quick Bread

This carrot quick bread is essentially carrot cake you can eat for breakfast. With freshly grated carrots, a tangy yogurt glaze, and warming spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, this quick bread is luxurious yet wholesome. When wrapped in plastic and stored at room temperature it can last for five days, meaning you can cut off a slice or two all week long.

3. Tart Cherry Almond Baked Oatmeal from The Faux Martha

The premise of baked oatmeal is simple: Instead of standing at the stove, stirring and fretting over a pot of oatmeal, you can simply combine a bunch of ingredients in a baking dish and throw it in the oven. When you are ready for breakfast, cut out a square of oatmeal and reheat it quickly (a splash of milk added after heating helps with any dryness) in the microwave.

4. Make-Ahead Spinach and Feta Egg Casserole

This egg casserole, with spinach, dill, and feta cheese, tastes just like Greek spanakopita. You can either make it, bake it, and store it in the fridge for four days to eat all week long, or you can make and freeze it before baking. If you go the freezer route, just defrost it overnight and then bake it and you have got eggs for a crowd.

5. Freezer Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches from Damn Delicious

6. Scrambled Chickpea and Spinach Pitas

7. Golden Milk Overnight Oats from The Bojon Gourmet

8. Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Quesadilla

9. Rainbow Frozen Yogurt Pops from Half Baked Harvest

10. Apple-Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

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