Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Families
Beat the morning scramble with these healthy recipes you can prep or cook in advance.
Broccoli and Cheese Frittata Cups
We pumped a breakfast casserole with nuts, eggs, fruit, and fiber-rich oats. Bake it ahead, then warm it up in the microwave.
Ham and Cheese Breakfast Bread
You can think of this bread as a twist on one of your kid’s sandwiches: ham and cheddar, baked into a savory loaf. In the morning, all you need to do is slice and toast. One piece contains almost as much calcium as a cup of milk and, thanks to the grated zucchini, gets some veggies into your kid first thing.
Make the dish the night before; it can be refrigerated for up to two days. Reheat leftover slices in the microwave for 30 seconds.
Almond Pancakes with Pear-Maple Compote
You can make these pancakes gluten-free! Mix the dry ingredients and make the compote in advance.
Mom's Super Quick Granola
Make a batch in advance; store in airtight containers at room temperature for up to two weeks or freeze for up to two months. Just pour 1/2 cup into a bowl and add milk.
Prepare on Sunday night; store in the fridge for up to three days or freeze for up to one month. Serve over yogurt or oatmeal.
4 Easy Twists on Toast
Originally published in the October 2014 issue of Parents magazine.