Save money and time with these delicious make-ahead breakfast recipes! I decided to make a list of my favorite healthy meal prep breakfast ideas that include breakfast muffins, breakfast cookies, healthy breakfast burritos and wraps, overnight oats and other oatmeal-based recipes, hearty egg recipes for breakfast and so many more. These meal prep recipes will basically save your sanity if you’re trying to eat healthier while living an actual life.
Why Meal Prep?
Trust me, I am not the biggest fan of eating the same thing every day. I really am not, I have to switch things up almost every day. But then again, meal prep doesn’t mean you have to have the same thing every single day. It just means to be prepared for the week with food that is good for you and you actually like. You:
- save time
- keep your money
- eat something healthy and delicious for breakfast
In the past I’d always fail to make ahead meals for the next few days and then every morning I’d end up drinking two cappuccinos for two reasons. 1/ They’re delicious and 2/ they made me feel like I actually had breakfast, even though I didn’t. No thanks, acid reflux and nutrient deficiencies. I’m done with that.
So, I started making some meals ahead that I can just grab and go. Like breakfast cakes or overnight oats or egg bakes for a savory option. These really did taste good even on the 3rd or 4th day and I didn’t have to spend any time preparing breakfast in the morning.
Healthy Breakfast Meal Prep Ideas
So, if you’re struggling with having a healthy breakfast or any breakfast at all during the week, start with these meal prep recipes. Invest some of your time to prepare one, two or three of these tasty breakfasts on Sunday, Monday…Whenever you decide, so that you can start your mornings right.
Healthy Breakfast Muffins & Cakes
This healthy breakfast cake is one of the most popular recipes on my blog and I can tell you – it really is that good and it’s really easy to make! Even better, it’s perfect for meal prep as it gets moister and better when it stays in the fridge overnight or for the next few days. You can find the recipe here.
These muffins are addictive! Like, I get it, they’re not loaded with vegetables, but they are healthier! Using eggs, feta cheese and oats these savory breakfast muffins will fill you up until noon. Store in the fridge for 3-4 days and heat up in the oven for best results. Recipe here.
Make a healthier version of banana bread for breakfast for the upcoming week! This recipe is super simple and doesn’t even need a blender. So good with some almond butter on top! Store in the fridge or freeze. Recipe here.
Who doesn’t love a blueberry muffin for breakfast? These healthier muffins are delicious, fluffy and kids love them too! Recipe here.
Mix some pumpkin puree, quick oats, honey, coconut oil, spices and eggs and you’ve got yourself the perfect healthier breakfast for pumpkin season! Recipe here.
Carrot cake is one of my favorite desserts and this is a very simple version without a frosting that is great for breakfast! It’s made with oats, carrots, honey, eggs and coconut oil or butter. Recipe here.
Oats, apples, pecans and coconut oil are some of the simple nourishing ingredients you need to make this healthy breakfast apple crumble. Make a big batch for the week, store in the fridge and heat up in the microwave or the oven when you want to eat it. It’s really delicious with some plant-based milk too! Recipe here.
Now you know what I’m going to make with the two bananas I left for a quick snack in the car 3 days ago and never actually ate. These healthy banana breakfast muffins come together super easily, have no added sugar in them and there’s no actual flour involved, only healthy ingredients like oats, bananas and eggs. Recipe here.
I love breakfast crumble and cherries are one of my favorite foods ever, so this is a no-brainer. The crumble is made with oats and almond flour and it’s just sweet enough. This is perfect for breakfast when served with some cashew milk. The recipe is here.
This is a wonderful healthy apple muffin recipe that you can eat for breakfast or even for snacks later in the day. Spread some nut butter on top or enjoy as is! The recipe is here.
Another way to use up those old bananas! Why not make a breakfast banana cake and start your mornings with a slice or two of that and some coffee or tea? This recipe is healthy, perfectly sweet and a great healthy breakfast option for children too. The recipe is here.
Ever wanted to start your day with chocolate? Good news: I’ve got the cake just for you. This chocolate oatmeal cake is chocolatey and super painless to make. You basically throw things into a bowl, tell a spell and bake. The breakfast cake is also flourless, dairy-free, nut-free, high in fiber and very filling. The recipe is here.
High-Protein Breakfast Recipes With Eggs
Filled with scrambled eggs, spinach, zucchini, jalapenos and cheese these meal prep quesadillas are just perfect for breakfast when you need a hearty meal. Fill up, fold in half and store refrigerated, then toast on both sides until golden brown and you’re ready to go. Recipe here.
Canned tuna, a little bit of cream cheese, veggies and eggs make a great crustless breakfast quiche! Won’t lie to you, I can eat this any time of the day. This quiche recipe comes with 13g protein per 125 calories and is super easy to make. It also keeps so well in the fridge for 3-4 days. The recipe is here.
Love this filling and super satiating breakfast in the morning! I don’t ever wake up with a huge appetite, but whenever I do – I love having something like this breakfast rice bowl! It’s so much lighter and healthier than eggs, bacon and toast. You can also make it with quinoa or brown rice for more fiber. Prepare and store ingredients separately and assemble at breakfast. Recipe here.
If you’ve got some leftover chicken and want to eat more protein at breakfast, this egg bake should be your choice. It’s lower in carbs and it’s really satisfying and tasty. Recipe here.
And…because that was so good and we’ve still got some chicken left, why not make another egg bake that is lower carb and grain-free? Yes, we will. With eggs, shredded chicken, peppers, cheddar cheese and some butter this savory breakfast bake packs 15g of protein per 200 calories. You can find the recipe here.
These high-protein vegetarian burritos are filled with eggs, beans and vegetables and are a great option for when you’re really hungry in the morning. The recipe is here.
Healthy Breakfast Cookies And Bars
When it comes to cookies, this is one of my favorite, favorite recipes. These homemade oatmeal cookies are healthier, flourless and just melt in your mouth. Prepare a batch for the week ahead…but then again I cannot promise it will last you a long time, because these are so good! The recipe is here.
If you’re like me and need to watch your glycemic load, you can still have tasty apple bars that taste like dessert for breakfast. This apple breakfast recipe uses almond flour, which makes the bars gluten-free and lower in carbs. Recipe here.
No need to bake your breakfast cookies, keep it simple with this tasty breakfast idea that involves some mixing, shaping, and leaving in the fridge. Ingredients include natural peanut or almond butter, sunflower seeds, shredded coconut, and honey or maple syrup. Recipe here.
Got some almond flour and peaches? Then you need to make these healthy bars for breakfast! They store well in the fridge and the crust tastes like shortbread, the peach is refreshing and it’s all just the right sweetness. Recipe here.
Turn your favorite muffins into cookies, why not? They’re delicious and dare I say, a bit easier to make than muffins. At least there’s less clean up involved in my opinion. I absolutely love these flourless oatmeal blueberry cookies and think they’re great for breakfast too! Recipe here.
Mix these energy bites for a quick breakfast or even a snack to have throughout the week. Recipe here.
Quick Vegetarian & Vegan Meal Prep Breakfasts
If you’ve been on the internet for the past 4-5 years you must know about overnight oats! They’re such an easy, healthy and satiating breakfast. Here’s a great plant-based recipe made with oats and chia seeds.
Mix some oats with nuts, spices and honey heat that mix up for a while, let it cool off and you’ve got yourself the most delicious homemade healthy granola. Store in an airtight container at room temperature and enjoy with your favorite milk or yogurt and some fruit. Recipe here.
Chia pudding to me is like the lightened-up version of overnight oats. It’s a very similar process and you’ll be surprised how refreshing and good this breakfast can taste. Just like overnight oats, you can keep it in the fridge for about 3 days. Recipe here.
Canned chickpeas, olive oil, scallions, herbs and spices are some of the ingredients you’ll need to make this hearty tofu scramble. Double the recipe for the entire week and serve on toasted bread with some avocado and olives if you like! Recipe here.
This is a 10-minute healthy version of peach crumble that is made on the stove with peaches, honey, oats and cinnamon. To meal prep, make more and keep the peaches and the crumble separately in the fridge and heat up before serving with some yogurt or milk of choice and nut butter if desired. Recipe here.
Best Meal Prep Breakfast For Weight Loss
All of the breakfast recipes on this list are healthy and can be a part of a super healthy diet! However, if your specific goal is to lose weight, these would be my top 3 meal prep weight loss breakfast picks:
- Vegan overnight oats. Very filling, very easy and very satiating.
- Low Carb Breakfast Egg Bake. This is a great high-protein option that will fill you up and prevent cravings.
- Banana Oatmeal Muffins. High in fiber, serve with some almond or peanut butter on top and some fresh fruit for a super satisfying breakfast.
How To Meal Prep & Eat Healthy All Week
Have a Plan. If you’re struggling with eating healthy most of the week, I recommend creating a weekly menu, a meal plan that you will want to follow. With meals you’re excited to eat! Having a meal plan will help you save time, reduce food waste and if you have a specific physical goal like weight loss, fat loss or muscle gain help to keep you on track. If you don’t have a meal planner yet, you can purchase the meal planner template that I use here. Remember to use the code NTB20 to get 20% off your order.
You don’t want to go crazy when you’re meal prepping for the week! Don’t make a ton of food at the beginning of the week that you’re not going to eat later. It’s best to figure out when you will not have time to cook or eat and make food for those days.
When it comes to breakfast, pick out 2 recipes that you will want to rotate. What I like to do is make one breakfast recipe on Sunday and another one on Wednesday night, so that they still taste pretty fresh and I don’t get sick of eating the same thing every morning. After 3 days I’m usually done and that works for me.
Meal Prep Breakfast Grocery List
As you can tell from the breakfast recipes there are many breakfast ingredients you probably already have at home. Most of them are pantry staples and the rest is fresh fruit and vegetables. Here’s a small shopping list with healthy breakfast foods for when you’re doing your weekly groceries:
Grains, Legumes Nuts & Seeds:
- sunflower seeds
- chia seeds
- almond flour
- canned chickpeas
- Greek yogurt
- pumpkin or pumpkin puree
And things like honey, spices, herbs and coconut oil.
I hope you found some new breakfast ideas that you will want to meal prep this week and I hope you try and love them as much as I do!
More Healthy Meal Prep Recipes:
- 1 1/4 cup oats
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 2 1/2 heaping tbsp dark brown sugar
- 1/3 cup blueberries
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- Preheat your oven to 180C or 350F.
- Mix all ingredients except for the blueberries by blending using a blender, a hand blender, or if using oat flour - stirring manually.
- Gently add in 1/2 the blueberries, doing your best to not break them apart.
- Grease a baking pan or line it with baking paper and shape the cookies with your wet hands, taking the dough with a spoon. Press in a few blueberries on each cookie, as desired.
- Bake for about 10-12 minutes.
- Let the cookies cool off and enjoy!
You can find the original recipe here.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 101Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 108mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g