5 Make-Ahead Breakfasts To Get You Out The Door On Time
Eat like a queen all week long!
1. Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are an easy and delicious way to have a morning treat. They can be made to match specific dietary needs (vegan or dairy-free) and in a variety of different flavors, so you'll never get bored! Follow these tips for the perfect porridge.
Don't add your mix-in's too soon. Fresh fruit, nuts, and seeds shouldn't be added until right before you enjoy your oats to best maintain their texture. Unless you're using chia seeds--those are used as a thickening agent.*
Mix! Take a minute before diving in to mix your oats for maximum deliciousness. This will give you the best mix of all the textures.
Make sure to add enough liquid. If your liquid to oat ratio is off, you could end up with the oatmeal equivalent of concrete. Make sure you have a two to one ratio of liquid to oats, and even more liquid if you want a thinner texture.
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2. Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos
Breakfast burritos are a hand-held way to have your favorite breakfast staples: eggs, bacon, sausage, plus anything else you could want!
Tortilla size truly does matter. You'll want to shoot for 10-12 inch tortillas for the proper hand-held burrito that doesn't burst.
Corn tortillas are not the best option. They tend to be more difficult to wrap or freeze. Try whole-wheat as an alternative.
Avoid soggy burritos. Let the fillings cool for about 10 minutes before assembly and don't layer the eggs first. Add the cheese first as for a sog-free barrier.
To reheat: Unwrap from the foil and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes.
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3. Make-Ahead Egg Muffins
These are pretty straight forward and super easy. Add which ever mix-ins you prefer and bake away. They can be enjoyed as-is or between an english muffin for a grown-up, healthy Egg McMuffin.
If frozen, reheat in the microwave for 45-60 seconds. If refrigerated, 30 seconds should be good.
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4. Homemade granola bars
Everyone loves a good granola bar, but the store bought versions can be laced with a ton of sugar and dubious ingredients. By making them yourself, you can control the sweetness and tailor the ingredients to your taste.
Control your texture. If you like your bars more chewy, add flaxseed meal. A crunch lover? Bake another 5-10 minutes after cutting.
Keep it together. Avoid using too much liquid or your bars won't hold together. Granola will hold together better if it's been baked to a dark golden color.
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5. Chia seed pudding
Quick and easy, and a gluten-free alternative to overnight oats. Creamy and delicious, it's like dessert for breakfast.
You can use different sweeteners to match your needs. Try maple syrup, stevia, or leave the extra stuff out altogether.
Change it up by adding different mix-ins. Cocoa powder for chocolate or peanut butter and jelly!
Vary the texture. For a whole-seed version, just whisk in the seeds after you've blended the other ingredients. If you prefer things smoother, just add the seeds in when you're blending everything else.
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