25 batch breakfast recipes to buy you more time in the morning

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Sejal Kapadia Pocha
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When we're racing against the clock in the morning, there's one part of our routine that is sacrificed above all others. In our ranking of morning priorities, it comes after applying our make-up, straightening our hair and ironing a shirt. 

We're talking about sitting down for a healthy and hearty breakfast.

We don't need to be reminded that it's the most important meal of the day, and yet it's the one morning activity we find ourselves fleetingly skipping or rushing through. 

So in hope of bringing relaxed and wholesome breakfasts to us all, we've searched the internet for the best batch breakfast recipes. Each one can be prepared and cooked on a Sunday so that you no longer have to dedicate time to making your first meal of the day.

And the best part? They all look absolutely delicious. Never have a half-hearted breakfast again...

  • Avocado, egg and ham muffins

    For those who usually grab fruit and run out the door, try these pre-bake egg muffins which are full of protein and small enough to pack in your handbag. 

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  • Cinnamon french toast sticks

    This modern twist on the classic brunch recipe is perfect to nibble on at your desk. Cook a large batch until crispy, then allow them to cool and store in the freezer. Drizzle in maple syrup when re-heated.

    Find the recipe at

  • Breakfast sandwiches

    Buy a batch of English muffins, fill at least five with mini egg frittatas, bacon and cheese, wrap them using wax paper and store them in a freezer. When you're ready to eat one, simply pop it in the microwave for two to three minutes. 

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  • Pre-prepared freezer oatmeal

    Ashley of blog Edible Perspective has become a self-taught expert on oats and she's developed a way to make a gigantic batch with with various exciting toppings using a muffin tin and freezer. 

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  • One-pan breakfast quesadillas

    Brighten up your weekday mornings with these scrambled egg quesadillas packed with tomatoes, mushrooms, potatoes, avocado and cheese. The mixture will last around four days; all that's left to do is heating a flour tortilla.

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  • Fruit and yogurt breakfast parfaits

    Creamy Greek yogurt is mixed with oats, chia seeds and a splash of milk, then layered with frozen fruit and berries in a jar for a make-once, grab-and-go breakfast. They keep for several days in the fridge. 

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  • Mini vegetable and bacon fritatas

    Miryam Quinn Doblas, clinical dietitian and author of The Matcha Cookbook: Green Tea-Inspired Meals, Snacks, Drinks and Desserts developed this healthy recipe for a versatile and easy-to-create breakfast.

    Follow the recipe at her blog

  • Blueberry and spinach breakfast salad

    Instead of lunch, why not prepare a breakfast salad ahead of the week? With a lip-smacking vinaigrette and granola chunks, this sweet and crunchy dish is an excellent meal to wake up to. 

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  • Granola banana pops

    It's worth investing in a few wooden ice-lolly sticks for these healthy iced banana lollies that are layered in fruit yoghurt and berries. Keep them in the freezer and they'll last you a few weeks. 

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  • Peach and Blueberry Greek yogurt cake

    Bake this fruit-packed cake and devour the entire thing over the course of the week. 

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  • Oatmeal superfood breakfast bars

    These gluten-free bars will become your newest addiction. They're loaded with healthy ingredients such as oats, pumpkin seeds and blueberries. 

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  • Strawberry yoghurt bark

    Believe it or not, it only takes two ingredients to make these moreish healthy breakfast snacks.

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  • Coconut and almond quinoa

    This sweetened and creamy quinoa is a satisfying way to begin the day. But best of all, this recipe makes a large batch, which can be heated for breakfast throughout the week.

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  • Six ingredient breakfast pie

    This warm and delicious breakfast pie made of potatoes, sausage, egg and kale makes at least six hearty and wholesome servings. 

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  • Apple cookies

    If you'd like to make your daily apple more exciting prepare a mix of peanut butter, pecans, coconut shreds and chocolate chips on Sunday, ready to smother on apple slices over the week. Consider it the new bagel. 

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  • Freezer Mediterranean breakfast wraps

    Eggs, spinach, feta, tomato and flour tortillas come together to make a substantial morning meal that doesn't require cutlery. Simply heat them in the microwave or on top of a toaster. 

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  • Oatmeal muffins

    Another grab-and-go healthy breakfast recipe, which you can top with your favourite flavours, whether its blueberry or chocolate. 

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  • Bulk Muesli Mix

    It can be a pain to prepare Bircher muesli every so often, so why not try this batch recipe which puts oats, shredded coconut, flax seed, chia seed, sliced almonds, golden raisins and date pellets, all in one. Simply add yoghurt and shredded apple (or any fruit of your choice) to a portion when you're ready to eat.

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  • Smoked salmon salad

    Don't let the edible flowers deceive you. This breakfast salad is easy to throw together with cherry tomatoes, mixed salad leaves and a natural yoghurt and lemon dressing. Store in individual Tupperware containers which you can eat out of. 

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  • Blueberry and honey cream doughnuts

    Instead of grabbing a pastry with your morning coffee, why not bake your own? They're buttery and flakey - the ultimate early morning treat.

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  • Quiche toast cups

    These miniature quiches are a bitesize version of that classic home comfort food - eggs on toast. 

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  • Kale breakfast casserole

    Give yourself a boost with the generous helping of kale found in this Italian frittata recipe. The best part is you can throw in any other veg and meat leftover in your fridge.

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  • Pre-seasoned figs with yoghurt

    Marinade figs and nuts in honey and cinnamon and fold into Greek yoghurt for a quick and refreshing breakfast. 

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  • Healthy peanut butter oatmeal cookies

    There's no oil, no flour, no eggs and no added sugar in these cookies. They're so healthy, they're good enough to nibble on with a cup of morning coffee.

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  • Smoothie bowls

    The latest cult breakfast trend satiating the appetites of food lovers is a smoothie bowl. From chocolate, hazelnut and banana to nuts, date and blackberry, there are plenty of flavours try every week.

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Sejal Kapadia Pocha

Sejal Kapadia Pocha covers stories about everything from women’s issues to cult foods. She describes herself as a balance between Hermione and Luna Lovegood.