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Try These Meal Prep Ideas for Easy Grab-and-Go Breakfasts

Breakfast quesadillas, chocolate muffins, and oatmeal muffins with blueberries
Cookie + Kate/Fit Foodie Finds/Live Well Bake Often

Whether you’re a parent, you have to be at work early, or both, mornings always seem to be the busiest time of day. That’s why breakfasts you can prep ahead of time and eat on the go are an excellent idea!

It can be tough to do everything you need to do in the morning. By the time you get dressed, get the kids ready, and do whatever else needs to be done, breakfast often gets pushed to the side. The best way to ensure you get a substantial breakfast in the morning is to meal-prep something you can eat on the go.

Some recipes on this list might need to be reheated in the microwave for a few seconds, but then you can munch them in the car on your way to work.

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Cups

Oatmeal muffins with blueberries
Live Well Bake Often

These oatmeal cups contain complex carbs, fiber, and fruit for a healthy breakfast that will give you energy throughout the day. They have the same portability as muffins but are heartier and more filling.

Fresh blueberries are recommended in this recipe, but frozen can be used if that’s all you have. You’ll probably need to add a few minutes to the cooking time because frozen berries hold more moisture.

Butternut Squash Breakfast Wraps

Tortillas with squash, eggs, spinach, and turkey
Country Cleaver

These wraps are filling and full of flavor. Packed with good-for-you ingredients like butternut squash and spinach, this breakfast also packs a ton of protein with the addition of cheddar cheese and turkey sausage.

These wraps can be fully assembled, frozen, and then reheated in the microwave when you’re ready to eat them. Roll one in some aluminum foil before heading out the door and you’ll have a portable breakfast that will keep you full until lunch.

Simple Breakfast Quesadillas

Folded quesadillas with eggs and sausage
Cookie + Kate

If quesadillas weren’t already one of the best inventions known to man, this recipe makes it completely acceptable to enjoy them first thing in the morning. The key to making any recipe breakfast-friendly is to add eggs … for some reason. But hey, no complaints here!

These quesadillas can be frozen and reheated in the microwave, but you’ll lose the crispy quality if you toast them first. For the best grab-and-go method, skip the skillet and wrap your cooked ingredients like burritos before freezing.

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

Breakfast sandwiches made from English muffins, eggs, cheese, and ham
Flying on Jess Fuel

Fast-food breakfast sandwiches have their place, but homemade ones are hard to beat. These are super easy to assemble and perfect for picky eaters.

Tip: Cook your eggs in ramekins so they fit perfectly on top of your English muffins. You’ll save time in the long run by not needing to trim your eggs whites after they cook.

Healthy Chocolate Muffins

Several chocolate muffins
Fit Foodie Finds

Muffins are the ultimate grab-and-go breakfast, but they aren’t always the healthiest. Enter these healthy chocolate treats, which are naturally sweetened and made with wholesome ingredients.

You can store muffins in your pantry or fridge for up to three days or in the freezer for up to three months. Make sure to let them cool completely before freezing or the steam will get trapped in the bag and make them soggy when you reheat them later.

Easy Breakfast Roll-Ups

Rolled tortillas stuffed with spinach, eggs, and cheese
Home Cooking Memories

These roll-ups are similar to breakfast burritos but much less messy. They’re perfect for kids who need to eat in the car on the way to school because mom’s alarm didn’t go off and the cat threw up on the carpet and—well, you know those mornings.

This recipe is also great for sneaking in some veggies to your kid’s breakfast without them tasting it between all that cheese. Add a slice of turkey breast for some more protein and flavor.

Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Protein bars made with oats and chocolate chips

Protein bars are great to have on the go, but store-bought varieties are often packed with questionable ingredients. Made with peanut butter, oatmeal, and protein powder, these bars get their protein from multiple sources and have plenty of health benefits.

Did we mention they also taste like a bakery cookie? Not too shabby for a filling breakfast you can take anywhere.

Healthy Breakfast Cookies

A large pile of cookies
Gathering Dreams

Speaking of bakery cookies, why not make some of these breakfast cookies, too? Don’t be fooled—they’re secretly healthy and full of nutritious ingredients like flax seeds, chia seeds, and mixed nuts.

The recipe notes that this dough will be much drier than traditional cookie dough, but that you should avoid the temptation to add more liquid. They can also be frozen for up to a month and eaten at any temperature.

Healthy Zucchini Muffins

A tray of zucchini muffins and one muffin cut in half
Cookie + Kate

Zucchini bread may be an old recipe, but these aren’t your grandma’s muffins. Zucchini muffins are a perfect way to sneak some veggies into your diet (or your kids’) before noon without noticing.

These are naturally sweetened and super moist thanks to the zucchini. And we promise you can’t taste it at all!

You’ll be surprised how easily these zucchini muffins let you sneak some veggies into your family’s diet without any fuss!

Breakfast Pockets

Breakfast calzones covered in poppy-seeds
Clean Eating

These are basically breakfast calzones and we are here for them. Made with almond flour and coconut flour, these breakfast pockets are low-carb and high-protein for a filling breakfast that won’t cause you to crash before 11:00 a.m.

You can sub out the ham for bacon or sausage if you’d like, or drop the meat and add the equivalent amount of eggs if you want to make these vegetarian. They freeze beautifully and stay held together while you eat them.

These breakfast recipes can be prepped ahead of time and eaten on the go, so you have no excuse not to enjoy a tasty breakfast before work or school. If you like the idea of prepping meals and freezing them for later, check out these tasty lunch and dinner recipes.

Anne Taylor Anne Taylor
Anne Taylor is a writer with a BA in Journalism and a passion for storytelling. Her work has been published on a variety of websites including Mental Floss and Well + Good, and she recently published her first novel, What it Takes to Lose. When she's not writing, Anne loves to travel (19 countries and counting), spend time outside, and play with her dog, Pepper. Read Full Bio »
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