12 Make Ahead Breakfasts for Back to School Mornings

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It’s that time of year again.  The kids are going back to school.  Mine start in a couple of weeks.   So now is the time to get organized so you are not rushing on those busy mornings.  Here is a list of make ahead breakfasts you can freeze and easily pull out in a hurry.


Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

This recipe will make a weeks worth of healthy breakfasts you can freeze and reheat for busy mornings.  You can swap out the fruits for what you have on hand as well.


Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal

This recipe can also be made with peanut butter or sunflower butter.  The choice is yours.  Make, freeze and re-heat.

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Almond Butter Overnight Oats

Use this recipe as a base and add in your own flavors.  Fruits, nuts, seeds…the possibilities are endless!  Make a weeks worth of these and then grab them when you need them.


Homemade Pop Tarts

Fill them with your favorite jams.  I personally love them with blueberry chia jam.  Then just freeze them and pull them out when needed.

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Homemade Nutri-Grain Bars

These are perfect to throw in your child’s lunch box.  My kids love them.  Add in your favorite jam and you are ready to go.  They freeze very well.


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Donuts

These freeze very well and all the kids love them.  They can also be done gluten free.


Strawberry Banana Green Smoothies

Make a big batch of these and then freeze them in ice cube trays.  Then on those busy mornings, just pop out and blend what you need.

Here are some other recipes from some blogs I follow.

Real Food. Real Deals No Knead Apple Pie Bread
Eat Good 4 Life Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chia Pudding
The Clever Carrot Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins
Sugar Dish Me Whole Wheat Poppy Seed Bagels
Chocolate Covered Katie Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Waffles

When do your kids go back to school?  Are they already back?  I know some are starting early.

22 Make Ahead Breakfasts

36 thoughts on “12 Make Ahead Breakfasts for Back to School Mornings

  1. What a wonderful post Melissa! This couldn’t have come at a better time. Breakfast is always a crazy time of day, so I appreciate get ahead recipes like this (can’t wait to try out your baked oatmeal!) And thanks for including by Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins! They sure go fast in this house!
    Have a great weekend! xo Emilie :)

  2. What a great list of make-ahead breakfasts. My kids love when I make-ahead muffins and freeze them to put in their lunches as a nice change from sandwiches. Their favorite are my peanut butter banana chocolate chip muffins. I’m really excited to make your strawberry banana baked oatmeal and the almond butter chocolate chip bake oatmeal with gluten-free oats so our family can enjoy them. Thanks for posting these!

  3. Those pop-tarts look divine! My nephew was just asking me this weekend if I could make him some healthy pop-tarts. All of these recipes are such great ideas!

  4. Great ideas! I am excited to try the recipes. Have you had success with making the baked oatmeal with gluten free steel cut oats? I wonder if the steel cut oats would soften enough?

    1. I have use gluten free rolled oats and it works out fine. I am not sure if steel cut oats will work since I have never tried. If you try them, please let me know. I’m curious!

  5. I am so glad I found your site. My son is allergic to eggs and dairy. Thank you for your recipes. I can’t wait to try them.

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