19 Make-Ahead Breakfasts You Can Make in a Muffin Pan
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19 Make-Ahead Breakfasts You Can Make in a Muffin Pan

Some mornings, choosing between hitting snooze and eating breakfast is a real struggle. Decision-making is hard! But with a little planning, you can catch a few extra Zs *and* grab your homemade breakfast to go like the #girlboss you are. All you need is a muffin pan, and boom! You’ve got 12 days of delicious breakfast (assuming your muffin pan makes 12 muffins, of course). Check out these make-ahead breakfast recipes for sweet and savory muffin-shaped breakfasts for busy mornings.

1. Bacon and Egg Breakfast Muffins: There’s something so fun about these savory muffins. Maybe it has something to do with finding a whole egg inside when you take a bite, or maybe it’s just the delicious combination of a bread and eggs. It’s an egg-cellent surprise! #sorrynotsorry. (via Recipe Tin Eats)

2. Cheese and Bacon Hash Brown Muffins: This hash brown incorporates both bacon and cheese, and so we dub it the King of Hash Browns. Your sorry fast food breakfast stands no chance after you taste this delicacy. (via Recipe Tin Eats)

3. Grab N Go Pancake Muffins: It’s not every day you have time to sit down and enjoy a stack of pancakes for breakfast. Now you can do it more often, even on the go, with these pancake muffins that are made with almond flour and yogurt for a healthy upgrade. (via All Day I Dream About Food)

4. Green Chile Mac ‘n’ Cheese Muffins: Macaroni and cheese is one dish that you won’t be able to resist, and these muffin cups with green chile give the classic dish an extra kick. Top with leftover cheese, green peppers or scallions for a beautiful garnish. This would make a great addition to Sunday brunch. (via Brit + Co)

5. Vanilla Blueberry Almond Smoothie Cups: There’s an even quicker way to make smoothies than keeping cut up fruit in your freezer. Make your smoothie in advance and freeze in a muffin tin! When it’s smoothie time, just pop two smoothie cups in your blender with a little liquid and you made a smoothie — no chopping necessary. (via Inspired Edibles)

6. Duffins: If you’ve ever found yourself ashamed of a donut craving on any given morning, meet yourself halfway. This sweet treat is a cross between a donut and a muffin, so it won’t weigh you down or fill you with regret if you’re susceptible to that sort of thing. After all, these duffins are baked and not fried. (via The Cherry on Top)

7. Croque Madame Toastie Cups: These croque madame cups make any morning feel special. They’re like little grilled cheese cups filled with a runny egg and ham. So filling that you might want to schedule nap time on your calendar after one of these. They’re still worth it. (via Recipe Tin Eats)

8. Baked French Toast Muffins: In addition to being extremely portable, these french toast muffins are healthier than actual french toast. There’s no butter, oil or frying involved, and almond milk keeps the soaking batter light. Here’s to eating French toast more often. (via Averie Cooks)

9. Egg Muffins With Sausage, Spinach and Cheese: These protein-packed egg muffins — filled with sausage and spinach — are the tastiest way to jumpstart your morning, even as you head out the door. You’ll stay full and focused until the afternoon hits. (via Two Peas and Their Pod)

10. Granola Cups: When you can’t be bothered to use a utensil, you NEED to try eating yogurt in an edible granola cup. It’s life changing. Come to think of it, it sure would be great if all utensils were edible. Get on it, world! (via Muffin Tin Mania)

11. Pepita Kale Salad in Parmesan Cups: Who says you can’t make something healthy in a muffin tin? This kale salad served in a delicious parmesan cup is easy to make, and so pretty to serve. With just six ingredients and roughly 20 minutes required, you’ll be enjoying these in no time. Add an egg on top for a little more protein. (via Brit + Co)

12. Mini Sausage Pancake Muffins: These muffins are the perfect blend of salty and sweet, all in one bite. They’re great for dipping and sharing or taking a much-needed moment to yourself. And with only three ingredients to make, how can you resist? (via Fake Ginger)

13. Cream Cheese Filled Cinnamon Roll Cups: If you’re feeling indulgent one morning, these delectable cinnamon rolls will hit the spot. The cream cheese filling makes this morning treat like a cross between a cinnamon roll and a cheese danish. Now that’s a match made in dessert-breakfast heaven. (via Five Heart Home)

14. Bacon and Egg Toast Cups: This genius bacon and egg cup is your morning answer to a night that got the best of you. It takes only three ingredients and 20 minutes to make them. Top with a sprinkling of fresh herb for a little dash of flavor. (via The Noshery)

15. Mini Frittata Cups With Mascarpone and Prosciutto: This fancy mini frittata will make your morning. On the outside they’re crisp and chewy, but inside they’re warm and fluffy, filled with creamy mascarpone cheese. It’s the perfect textural balance to indulge in on any given morning. (via Wishful Chef)

16. Turkey Sausage and Broccoli Egg White Frittata Muffins: These deliciously filling frittata muffins are full of protein and vitamin-rich broccoli. Rachel recommends using the sharpest cheddar cheese you can get your hands on for the tastiest grab-and-go meal you’ve ever had. (via Rachel Cooks)

17. Muffin Tinned Huevos Rancheros: These tortilla cups are filled with eggs, feta and smokey tomatoes. Brighten this bite up with fresh lettuce, jalapeño and sour cream. This beats an egg on a roll any day. (via Viva)

18. To-Go Baked Oatmeal With Your Favorite Toppings: Overnight oats are so last year. Baked oatmeal is where it’s at. Add a mix of your favorite toppings (strawberries! chocolate chips!) to switch it up each day. (via The Wholesome Dish)

19. Butternut Squash and Poblano Tacos: Taco Tuesday just got a whole lot easier, and even cuter than you can imagine! Make these vegetarian tacos for your next party brunch (with scrambled eggs on the side), or simply wrap three or four of these for an easy lunch option. (via Brit + Co)

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