Starting the day with a healthy breakfast is important. But, let’s face it, sometimes we’re just too busy to spend much time in the kitchen. Or, if you’re like me, you try to get up earlier than everyone else to get some much-needed work done.
But waiting until everyone else wakes up to have breakfast might not be a good thing (I like to eat within an hour of waking up). With everyone else still sleeping I try not to make too much noise in the kitchen.
That’s where make ahead healthy breakfast recipes come into play!
13 Homeschool Breakfast Ideas
All of the breakfast ideas, round-ups, and recipes below are easy to make ahead and store away for a quick morning breakfast for those times you’re rushing out the door or if you’re an early riser and want to get ahead of your busy schedule.
Best of all, they are healthy recipes! There aren’t any sugar or white flour based ingredients. Instead, you’ll find alternative sweeteners, whole grains or grain-free recipes.
I do a mix of whole grains (whole and sprouted, if possible while keeping fat grams low) and a more ‘low-carb’ style (no grains but plenty of good proteins and fats). If you’d like to know more about mixing fuel sources (carbohydrates and fats), read Trim Healthy Mama.
And if you’re looking for more great breakfast ideas – check out Brainy Breakfasts!
1. Low-Carb Breakfast Muffins
These breakfast muffins are a low-carb muffin option made with a base of eggs, compared to the bread of a typical muffin. This recipe is made of eggs with turkey sausage for protein and peppers and cauliflower to add vegetables. Breakfast can be a difficult meal to fit vegetables into, so getting two sources of vegetables with this recipe is a great way to start your day.
This recipe is made by placing beaten eggs in a cupcake pan, adding the rest of your ingredients once they have been prepared, and baking them for 22 minutes. The recipe makes 12 servings and is an easy breakfast which can be prepared for the whole week.
Read more on how to make low-carb breakfast muffins by Flour On Face
2. Paleo Coconut Pecan Breakfast Bars
These paleo breakfast bars are made of a few wholesome and quality ingredients and are a delicious treat to start your morning. Coconut milk, eggs, and banana form a nutrient dense base for the bars, with egg and banana binding the mixture together and the banana adding extra sweetness to the recipe.
Coconut flour and shredded coconut give the bars their coconut taste, while honey adds additional sweetness to the bars. Vanilla and pecans are the two final ingredients and are optional, however the vanilla adds flavor and the pecans add crunch and protein, so both are definitely suggested to make the recipe perfect.
Read how to make paleo coconut pecan breakfast bars by Momma Young At Home
3. Bake-Ahead Eggs
These oven baked eggs are the perfect quick breakfast solution. This is one of the easiest homeschool breakfast ideas you will make, with the only ingredient being eggs and salt and pepper optional to add flavor. The recipe makes egg cups which are a savory, tasty, and unique new option for breakfast.
The steps to make this recipe are so simple. All that is needed is for you to preheat the oven to 350, add the eggs to a greased muffin pan, season them with salt and pepper to taste, and then bake them for 15 minutes or longer depending on how you like the yolk. This recipe is so perfect and easy to make there’s no reason not to try it.
Read how to make bake-ahead eggs by Frugality Gal
4. Cookie Protein Pancakes
These pancakes are sweet, full of protein, and very easy to make. The ingredients include almond milk, egg whites, Trader Joe’s multigrain pancake mix, protein powder, oats, and flax seeds.
To make this recipe, simply add the wet ingredients to a mixer, then add the dry ingredients in, then place the mixture on a hot skillet to make the pancakes. These pancakes can be topped with peanut butter and chocolate chips for added sweetness, and make the perfect light and fluffy pancakes. Being so light, fluffy, and tasty it is hard to tell these pancakes are full of healthy ingredients and loaded with protein.
Read how to make cookie protein pancakes by Happily Hughes
5. Vegetable Frittata
This frittata can be made with different ingredients based on personal preference, which makes it one of the most diverse homeschool breakfast ideas. The main ingredients are eggs and cheese, and then various vegetables can be added in depending on which vegetables you like, and Italian sausage can be added to give more protein.
This recipe is perfect because you can use frozen vegetables to make the recipe easier, and then all you need to do is beat the eggs, cook the sausage, defrost the vegetables, and then add all the ingredients into a muffin pan and bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes. Once baked, these frittatas give a nice serving of vegetables along with a healthy amount of protein with your breakfast.
Read how to make vegetable frittata by Au Naturale Nutrition
6. Best Banana Oatmeal Muffins
These banana oatmeal muffins are very simple and easy to make, while also being delicious to enjoy. The ingredients are oats, yogurt, eggs, bananas, baking powder, baking soda, and honey.
To make the muffins, all you need to do is preheat the oven to 400, combine all of the ingredients, and then bake them for 15-20 minutes. The amount of honey can be adjusted based on how sweet you want the muffins, and different ingredients can be added like blueberries or chocolate chips to mix up the type of muffin. Using vanilla yogurt can also add another layer of sweetness if they are not sweet enough on their own.
Read how to make best banana oatmeal muffins by Nate and Rachael
7. Egg And Sausage Bake
This egg and sausage bake is another very easy recipe to make. All that is needed is to cook the sausage, add the cooked sausage with egg and heavy cream to a pan, bake for 10 minutes, add a little bit of shredded cheese, and bake for another 10 minutes. Once finished, you are left with a tasty mix of sausage, egg, and cheese which is a nice new take on a traditional breakfast.
To optimize this recipe, go for a low carb sausage and use an Italian or Mexican cheese blend for the perfect bake. This recipe makes an extremely low carb breakfast which is packed with protein and flavour. To execute this recipe perfectly, try not to break the yokes when adding them to the pan initially.
Read how to make egg and sausage bake by Step Away From The Carbs
8. Paleo Breakfast Cookies
This recipe has a lot of ingredients, but the sweet and tasty cookies that result from the recipe are certainly worth it. Bananas, unsweetened applesauce, dates, and palm shortening make the base of the cookie.
To prepare the cookies, add the ingredients which make up the base to a food processor for about 30 seconds, then add the coconut flour, baking soda, cinnamon, lemon juice, and vanilla and process until it is combined.
Then add the dried fruit and coconut, form them into cookies, and they are ready to bake. Bake the cookies at 350 for 19 minutes and they are all ready to enjoy. These cookies are full of healthy ingredients, which make them the perfect treat and one of the most original homeschool breakfast ideas on this list.
Read how to make paleo breakfast cookies by Paleo Parents
9. Easy Peel Hard-Boiled Eggs
This recipe gives the perfect hard-boiled eggs, which can be very difficult to make. To make these hard-boiled eggs, place a steamer in a pot and fill the pot with water without going above the steamer.
Once you have filled the pot, add the eggs, bring the water to a boil, and cover for 20 minutes. Once the 20 minutes have passed, remove the eggs and let them sit in cold water to finish cooking them. Once the eggs are done, they are so easy to peel which makes the recipe a perfect take on one of the classic homeschool breakfast ideas.
Read how to make easy peel hard-boiled eggs by The Realistic Mama
10. Apple Paleo Muffins
These apple muffins are super tasty and nutritious, and take only a few ingredients to make. The ingredients for this recipe are apple, eggs, almond flour, baking soda, sea salt, cinnamon, lemon juice, and coconut oil.
For the best results with this recipe, grate the apple so it is distributed evenly throughout the muffin. They are very easy to make, as you just need to mix the dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients and mix, then fill a muffin pan and they are ready to bake. Bake the muffins at 325 for 20-25 minutes for the perfect muffin.
Read how to make apple paleo muffins by Cook Eat Paleo
11. Easy Healthy Muffins
These muffins are easy and healthy, and can be made with a variety of ingredients. You can use any fruit or vegetable, but some of the best to use are definitely blueberries, zucchini, carrots, or bananas.
To make the muffins, you simply need to add your dry ingredients together and mix. Then, add the wet ingredients and mix them in with the dry. Finally, add the fruit and vegetable of your choosing, add them into the muffin pan, and bake them for 15-20 minutes at 350.
The ingredients are typical muffin ingredients like milk, butter, eggs, baking powder, and salt, so these muffins are definitely an easy recipe to master.
Read how to make easy healthy muffins by The Realistic Mama
12. Coconut Flour Belgian Waffles
Waffles are a classic breakfast food which can be hard to get right, but this recipe does any waffle justice. The use of coconut flour gives the waffles a perfect texture and makes a low carb waffle just like the real thing.
There are only a few ingredients which are butter, eggs, sweetener, salt, baking powder, and coconut flour. The coconut flour is the star, and all the other ingredients are typical ingredients which you should have on hand. To make the waffles, blend the eggs and butter, add the sweetener, salt, and baking powder, then mix in the coconut flour and add to the waffle maker.
Read how to make coconut flour belgian waffles by Low Carb Yum
13. Paleo/Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
These lemon poppy seed muffins uses whole ingredients, to make a muffin that makes you not notice it is a paleo recipe. The lemon is the star with these muffins, and works well with the other ingredients.
The best part of the recipe is how easy it is to make. Simply preheat the oven to 350, combine all ingredients except the poppy seeds and mix, then add in the poppy seeds, and add to a muffin pan and bake for 20 minutes. To tell the muffins are done, place a toothpick in the center of the muffin, and if it comes out clean, then you know the muffins are done baking.
Read how to make paleo/gluten free lemon poppy seed muffins by Almost Super Mom
Looking for more healthy breakfast ideas?
I love the collection of recipes in Brainy Breakfasts – more than 40 grain-free healthy breakfast recipes perfect for busy families!