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13 Speedy Breakfasts for Cold, Sleepy Mornings

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When my alarm goes off at 6:30 am (ok, ok, 7 o’clock), I usually end up burrowing under my toasty covers, calculating the exact number of minutes I can get away with staying in bed. It's just so hard to drag myself out of bed: there’s no sun to pry my eyes open, and even thick socks are no match for my freezing floor. But! I am a breakfast person. I need creamy oatmeal, granola-topped yogurt, or some type of eggs to start my day right. Skipping it isn’t an option.

To strike a balance between my urge to stay under the covers and my need for breakfast, I have a special way to start my day in the winter: I turn to speedy toasts, pre-made baked goods, and sheet pan standbys. Here are 13 of my favorite make-ahead bites and almost-instantaneous meals to power me through dark, cold mornings—I hope they help you do the same:

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The Make-Aheads

Andrew Feinberg's Slow-Baked Broccoli Frittata
Andrew Feinberg's Slow-Baked Broccoli Frittata
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Chia Seed Pudding Isn't Gross (Here's Some No-Recipe Proof)
Cream Cheese Banana Bread

Cream Cheese Banana Bread by Posie Harwood

No-Bake Toasted Coconut, Date, and Nut Bars

No-Bake Toasted Coconut, Date, and Nut Bars by Jennifer Farley | Savory Si...

Alanna Taylor-Tobin's Stolen Granola with Extra Clumps

Alanna Taylor-Tobin's Stolen Granola with Extra Clumps by Genius Recipes

How to Make Overnight Oats Without a Recipe

How to Make Overnight Oats Without a Recipe by Sarah Jampel

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Sheet Pan Muffins
Sheet Pan Muffins

The (Nearly) Instant Crowd

Avocado Toast
Avocado Toast
Ricotta Toast
Ricotta Toast
A Pancake Mix That Makes Anything (i.e. Weekday Pancakes) Possible
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A Pancake Mix That Makes Anything (i.e. Weekday Pancakes) Possible
Milk Toast

Milk Toast by Sarah E Daniels

Egg in a Bagel Hole

Egg in a Bagel Hole by Ali Slagle

School Morning Muesli
School Morning Muesli

Share your go-to breakfasts for chilly, I-can't-get-up mornings below!

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Tags: Breakfast, Make Ahead, Winter, Quick and Easy