Whether you’re meal prepping for weight loss or simply to have more time in the morning, these super healthy breakfast meal prep options make weekday mornings a breeze!
Breakfast Meal Prep For The Week
I’ve been getting a lot of requests to show more meal prep ideas, so I wanted to highlight a few of the recipes already on the blog that are great for meal prep.
As a single girl who loves to cook, I’ve been doing meal prep since long before the concept had an official name.
My freezer is always stacked high with pyrex containers of leftovers I can take out for an almost-instant meal, and I often double recipes even when cooking just for myself.
One of my favorite make-ahead breakfast recipes (and if you ask my mom, it’s her favorite recipe on the entire blog!) is the chocolate chip oatmeal breakfast squares, because one batch makes a huge amount—eight to sixteen servings, depending on your appetite—so you cook only once and get a healthy and filling breakfast for the entire week!
Leftovers freeze well, which means you can keep your freezer stocked with ready-to-go healthy breakfast options any time you’re in a rush or simply don’t feel like cooking in the morning.
Full Recipe: Oatmeal Breakfast Squares To-Go
You can customize the meal prep boxes to give yourself variety throughout the week, and it also works to divide up the batter of the actual breakfast bars and stir different add-ins (such as raisins, shredded coconut, chopped walnuts, or chia seeds) into each portion.
I made my boxes this time into four different flavors:
Option 1: Strawberries and Homemade Nutella
Option 2: Peanut butter and sliced banana
Option 3: Blueberries and Coconut Butter or vegan cream cheese
Option 4: Mixed berries and walnuts or trail mix
*Side note: I’ve switched to using glass containers instead of plastic and highly recommend these BPA Free Glass Meal Prep Containers.
Above, watch the video for the Baked Oatmeal Bars
Breakfast Meal Prep Recipes
15 NEW Recipes, try a different flavor for each day of the week… breakfast will never be boring!
Vegan Breakfast Enchiladas, from the Hello Breakfast ebook
This is probably one of the recipes from the cookbook that I make the most often – they’re high in protein, easy to make, and can be completely soy-free. You get 6-8 breakfast enchiladas from the recipe, and leftovers freeze well.
Peanut Butter Brownie Baked Oatmeal
If you’re like me and prefer savory breakfasts, this vegetarian lentil soup is actually a great breakfast option because it’s full of vegetables, whole grains, and protein to keep you full until lunch. Packed into a thermos, it’s a perfect clean eating healthy breakfast on the go.
Banana Muffins (The Best Recipe)
Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes To Go
Cook up a bunch at once, then freeze leftovers as individual servings. Try them topped with coconut butter and granola for a sweet breakfast or roasted veggies and beans for savory.
Fat Bombs (Keto Friendly, Low Carb)
Keep them in the freezer to have on hand any time you’re craving chocolate for breakfast. They’re also really good melted into oatmeal or on top of pancakes in the morning!
I love this and I know my kids will, too. What a fun way to start the day.
Katie: I am on a special diet with the Diabetic Prevention Program. I have to track my fat grams, calories and carbs for everything I eat. I just purchased your Hello Breakfast cookbook. I received and downloaded the .pdf file. Can you provide the nutrition information for the recipes in your cookbook?
Jason Sanford says
Hi Eileen! Let me know if this link is what you’re looking for! 🙂
Jason (media relations)
I am working on some of these tonight. I got inspired. Thanks for the great ideas.
Those meal prep boxes are so cute! I love the creativity 🙂
Love all your delicious meal prep ideas especially those meal prep boxes with oatmeal squares! It´s a wonderful idea. Have to try it 🙂 Have a wonderful day!
sooo many options!!! 😮
Melissa Griffiths says
So versatile! Thanks for all the ideas.
Emily Watts says
Hello Katie, I was looking for some healthy breakfast recipes which will equally tasty. Because I joined the gym last week. These recipes are easy to make and less time consuming and mainly they are tasty. Thank you for giving such a good recipe.
Michelle Maria says
Thanks for all the great ideas. My Bob’s Red Mill delivery is coming today! I went a little a crazy because I had a 20% off coupon code and took that opportunity to stock up! I ordered all manner of flours, from almond to artisan bread flour,lol! I CANNOT WAIT to start baking pretty much everything on this page! (I’m vegetarian, not Keto or omnivore) So I hope my family is hungry!!!!
Chocolate Covered Katie says
Ooh that sounds so fun! Baking supply deliveries are the best kind 🙂
Hi Katie! These all look sooo good! I’m a choco lover too so I’m definitely going to try one of these especially the Fat Bombs 🙂 So many amazing ideas here, thanks for sharing!
Hi there! I made the oatmeal breakfast bars this week and they really are delish!! Have you made any other variations of this? Meal prepping my breakfast was incredible and I’d like to continue doing it but don’t want to get tired of the bars!
Hi, my family loves these squares too. I’ve been making them weekly for months now. Besides the original recipe( which is my favorite), my daughter likes it when I add shredded almonds and raisins. This is when I use the maple syrup and apple sauce. My husband likes it when I use mashed bananas, honey, and peanut butter. We use the dark chocolate chips in both. They both taste amazing.
I loved this recipe, and you made it look really easy to make. Thanks for sharing.
I’m going to make these this weekend!! I’m SO excited:)
Is there a certain type of oil I’m supposed to use? Thank you!
Jason Sanford says
Hi, what recipe? If you mean the oatmeal breakfast bars, they are great with sunflower, melted coconut, canola, or vegetable oil. Just probably not olive or sesame oil haha.
A lot of these recipes really is are a way to induce diabetes and weight gain – bombarding the body with that much sugar and fat early in the morning – most reasonable people would pass. Dessert has it’s time and place, but it’s not breakfast.
Actually, the only thing that causes weight gain is consistently eating a caloric surplus (meaning past the point of physical fullness/what your individual body needs, NOT based off of what BS online calculators say you should be consuming) for an extended period of time.
Sugar does not cause weight gain, fat does not cause weight gain, and there’s no reason foods have to be limited to a specific time of day. That’s totally unnecessary. Restriction, deprivation and disordered eating are more harmful than any food could possibly be.
The human body is much smarter and more flexible than you give it credit for. Maybe if you had dessert for breakfast once in a while you wouldn’t feel the need to attack others for no reason 🤷🏼♀️☺️
These recipes all look so good! I’m just learning to meal prep recently so this was really helpful and I’ll try out the oatmeal cupcakes today. Thanks so much!
Ashley Rose says
Can you please tell me how many calories are in this please? I really want to make them but I’m a calorie counting diet.
CCK Media Team says
Hi! There are nutrition facts for each of Katie’s recipes under the ingredients/instructions for that recipe 🙂
I was wondering if the bars can be made with coconut oil? Thanks
CCK Media Team says
Desiré de Jong says
How would you incorporate adding protein powder to this to amp up the protein intake?