Make Ahead

9 Make-Ahead Breakfasts Ready for Daylight Saving Time (Even If You Aren’t)

March  9, 2018

Whether you’re a morning person or battle the snooze button every day, Daylight Saving Time can throw us all for a loop. Yes, it’s wonderful to see that little extra bit of sun. But losing that one hour of sleep inordinately affects my morning routine. It takes extra time for me to slog through my closet and feed the cat and before I know it, I’m late.

If you’re like me, you need a breakfast that is ready and waiting before the day begins. That’s right, I’m talking about those handy, make-ahead meals that take just minutes to heat up or scarf down. Here, I’ve gathered 9 of our best ready-before-you-are breakfasts. Oh and you’re welcome for those few extra minutes of sleep.

Move aside, cookies—overnight oats get the tahini and chocolate treatment. Just combine everything in a bowl or jar the night before, and it’ll thicken as you both sleep.

Serve these over English muffins or sandwiched between toast. Plus, if you make a big batch, you can sleep in for the rest of your week.

Just when you thought classic banana bread couldn’t get any better, Poise Hardwood added cream cheese for a totally tender, not-too-dense cake.

This nontraditional (but speedier!) Spanish tortilla doesn’t care if you sleep in—it loves brunch, too.

Love streusel? This cake’s got it top and center.

Soak frozen blueberries in buttermilk for the dreamiest blue biscuits.

A dairy-free blend that mixes cashews and bananas for creamy sweetness, and a touch of lime for tartness. Top with granola and fruit or muesli, or just eat it plain.

Speaking of granola, this one’s for all you clump-lovers out there.

Psst—you can freeze leftover waffles and reheat them in the oven or toaster on busy mornings.

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Katie is a food writer and editor who loves cheesy puns and cheesy cheese.