12 Make Ahead Breakfasts for Back to School Mornings

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.  I thought I would also share some of my favorite school lunch supplies.

Lunchbots Lunchboxes – We have had these going on 3 years and they are great.

Kids Drinking Thermos – Another product we have had 3 years so far.  They are very easy to pop open.  Perfect for little hands.

Lunchskins Re-Usable Snack Bags -These are easy to clean and quick drying.

Hot Food Jars – Perfect for bringing hot foods like pasta and oatmeal.

Kids Konserve Ice Packs – Made of non toxic materials and BPA free.

Olive Kids Lunchbox – Durable, BPA free and easy to clean.  Comes in many styles.



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.

Banana Blueberry Muffins - My Whole Food Life

Banana Blueberry Muffins

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

Coconut Raspberry Smoothie Watermark

Raspberry Coconut Smoothie

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

22 Make Ahead Breakfasts

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65 thoughts to “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 :)
    1. All the recipes look wonderful and I can't wait to try them....except the zucchini muffins because the link just doesn't seem to work. I tried searching on your blog, Emilie, but even that takes me to a error 404 page. Could you check it for those who'd love to try your recipe? Thanks!
  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!
      1. Was wondering if you could simply soak the steel cut oats over night with a squeeze of lemon? Not only would they soften, but the enzyme inhibitors would be released and they would be even more nutritious! Looking forward to trying that...

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