Healthy & Affordable Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas

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I don’t know about you, but my mornings are pretty rushed. We don’t have a minute to spare if we want to be on our way on time. Making healthy breakfast items ahead of time will save you time and money. If you have quick and easy breakfast items prepared, you will be less likely to run through a fast food establishment.

Here are a few ideas:

  • Make waffles or pancakes ahead of time and freeze. The Sneaky Chef has several pancake recipes for integrating healthy ingredients into the mix. Pop one in the toaster just before you head out the door. Instead of using syrup, just place a little butter spread for less mess in the car. If you have time to eat before jumping in the car, try fresh berries instead of syrup.
  • Make oatmeal in your slow cooker. Before the sweet dreams take hold, make up a batch of oatmeal in your slow cooker to cook as you sleep. Waking up to a bowl of hot cereal sounds wonderful!
  • Hard boil eggs. They are full of protein and quick to eat on the run.
  • Make breakfast burritos or sandwiches ahead of time and freeze them. A few seconds in the microwave and you are good to go!
  • Keep fruit on hand. When fruit that you like is at a rock bottom price, consider freezing it for a later date. Flash freeze your berries, juice citrus fruit and freeze or leave bananas in their peel and freeze for banana bread. Smoothies with added protein powder make a refreshing summer breakfast or snack.

Don’t forget to make your coffee or tea at home for more savings! Set your coffee pot to automatically brew when you wake-up to save you time.

What are your ideas for a quick and healthy money saving breakfast?

Thank you to Sara at Saving for Someday for inspiration for this post!

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  1. says

    Toot tootin’ my #ubp10 party horn on your blog!!!

    Love this post. We do the make a batch of waffles and freeze them! Very good to do! I have a question for you- have you ever froze bananas that were ripe? So when you take them out of your freezer do they taste the same or do they ripe nwhen they come out and thaw out?

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    • Madame Deals says

      Bananas from the freezer are a bit soggy. I have only frozen ripe ones that are ready for banana bread. Many times I don’t have time to bake immediately but I will go back and use the bananas at a latter date. Frozen bananas are also great in smoothies!


  2. says

    Hi there! Niki here, dropping in from over at Free 2 Be Frugal. I really enjoyed your Frugal Friday post…I am wondering what kind of protein powder you use? And where do you buy it?

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    • says

      Hi Niki,
      When my son was a little younger he was a bit underweight due to constant ear infections. I put Soy protein powder from Whole Foods in his smoothies. It helped him out!


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