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Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

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Your mom was right — breakfast is the most important meal of the day! But with our hectic lifestyles, it can be the meal we most often miss. After snoozing your alarm five times and scrambling to look presentable, you’re lucky if you have the chance to slurp down a cup of morning joe before flying out the door.

It doesn’t have to be like that. Here are some quick and easy make-ahead breakfast recipes that — with a little preparation the night before — will kickstart your morning, setting you up for success all day long.

Overnight Oats

Overnight oats offer a tasty, healthy option for people who don’t have time to make breakfast in the morning. And they’re so customizable! We’ve included three overnight oat recipes to choose from, each with a different twist.

Skinny Overnight Oats

Skinny Overnight Oats

Recipe & Photo Courtesy of Skinny Taste and Gina Homolka

If you’re calorie conscious the Skinny Taste’s overnight oat recipe should be your go-to. They’re filling and use Stevia instead of added sugar.

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Recipe & Photo Courtesy of Dana & Minimalist Baker

Peanut butter takes overnight oats to a whole new level of awesome. We just love the creamy texture it adds, and you can use whichever nut butter you prefer.

Make it Your Own Overnight Oats

Make It Your Own Overnight Oats

Recipe & Photo Courtesy of Kate at Cookie + Kate

This recipe shows you how you can really customize your overnight oats to your liking. Experiment with different add-ins to keep your mornings interesting.

Make-Ahead Mason Jar Smoothies

Make Ahead Mason Jar Smoothies

Recipe & Photo Courtesy of The Wholesome Dish & Amanda Finks

Smoothie lovers rejoice! Why didn’t we think of this before? Simply fill mason jars to the top line (1 1/2 cups of fruit) and freeze until you’re ready to use. Dump the contents of the mason jar into your blender, add milk of your choice and any other mix-ins you like, and blend it up. Pour it all back into the mason jar for a handy portable container.

Slow Cooker Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Slow Cooker Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Recipe Courtesy of Johnsonville Sausages & Photo Courtesy of the Food Network

If you’re more of a warm food for breakfast kind of person, no worries. Slow cookers are an essential tool for the fast-paced professional or busy family. Prepare this savory breakfast casserole the night before, and you’ll have a hot breakfast waiting for you when you emerge from the bathroom looking a like a million bucks.

Breakfast gets your morning off to the right start by providing you with the nutrients and energy you need to dominate the day. With quick grab-and-go recipes, you’ll never have to leave your luxury apartment at Center Pointe empty-handed or with an empty stomach again.


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