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Healthy make-ahead breakfasts

by Marina Hopkins

published on 4 January 2024

There’s nothing like a feel-good breakfast packed with nourishing (and, of course, delicious) ingredients to get you bouncing out of your front door in the morning. From moreish overnight oats to wholesome snack bars for a speedy breakfast on the go, these healthy breakfasts can conveniently be made ahead of time so you can squeeze in an extra few minutes of sleep, and will boost your energy to power you through your day.

Asparagus and Tomato Frittata Slice

Asparagus and Tomato Frittata Slice

by Alessandra Peters

If you prefer a savoury breakfast, this protein- and veggie-packed asparagus and tomato frittata is your new best friend. Make the frittata at the weekend, slice it up, and you’ll have a delicious, energising breakfast ready to go for the weekday mornings ahead.

Easy Granola

Easy Granola

Melissa Hemsley’s granola recipe is exactly what it says on the tin: it’s oh so easy to make. Keep a big batch of this stored in your larder so that you can have a wholesome and flavour-packed breakfast ready in moments, ideal for a rushed weekday morning. 

Overnight Oats with Raspberry and Chia

Overnight Oats with Raspberry and Chia

by Derval O’Rourke

This recipe for overnight oats is made for anyone who isn’t a big fan of early mornings. If you’re the kind of person who snoozes your alarm more times than you’d care to admit, and always runs out of time for breakfast, make these tasty oats the night before for some energy-boosting morning fuel that you can quickly wolf down – or pop in a container to eat on the go. 

berry overnight oats

Berry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

by Niall Kirkland

All the nutritional benefits of a healthy and filling breakfast, but with the indulgent flavours of a dessert – what’s not to love about these protein-packed overnight oats?

Blueberry Porridge

Blueberry Porridge

by Alex Hely-Hutchinson

Not only is this blueberry porridge a delicious and satisfying breakfast, it’s also a real feast for the eyes, making it a great option if you’re hosting breakfast or brunch. Make the blueberry compote ahead of time and soak your porridge oats the night before, then all that’s left to do in the morning is heat the porridge and assemble the toppings. Because why wouldn’t you want a work of art for breakfast?

Melissa Hemsley’s Perfect Pancakes

Melissa Hemsley’s Perfect Pancakes

If pancakes are part of your usual weekend routine, try this gluten-free recipe by Melissa Hemsley and make a few extra. Melissa says that “any extra pancakes will keep in the fridge for a few days, or you can freeze them. Pop them in the oven or fry in a pan to reheat”. Weekday pancakes? Sounds dreamy!

Multiseeded Sourdough

Multiseeded Sourdough

by Melissa Sharp, Lindsay Stark

For all the bakers out there, what could be better than a loaf of homemade sourdough to keep you going throughout the week? This loaf developed by Modern Baker founder Melissa Sharp is a well-loved classic – and it freezes well so you can keep a lasting supply. 

Blueberry Porridge Squares

Blueberry Porridge Squares

by Olivia Wollenberg

These blueberry porridge squares from Livia’s Kitchen are the ideal on-the-go breakfast or mid-morning snack. Packed with nutritious oats and berries and simple to make, this moreish bake is hard to beat when it comes to healthy and easy make-ahead breakfasts.

Peanut Butter, Maple Syrup & Banana Overnight Oats

Peanut Butter, Maple Syrup & Banana Overnight Oats

by DK Publishing

Peanut butter with banana is not only a classic flavour combination, but also packed with energy-boosting nutrients. That’s why this recipe for peanut butter, maple syrup and banana overnight oats from Superfood Breakfasts ticks all of the boxes. It couldn’t be easier to prep the night before, so it’ll be ready and waiting for you when you open your fridge in the morning.


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