6 Indulgent Breakfasts You Can Make the Night Before
As the mornings get colder there's one thing we're not so keen on—leaving the cosy comfort of our beds.
For anyone needing to be up, fed and watered, dressed and at work before 9am (so most of us then), the thought of peeling back snuggly blankets to venture out into the early morning's chilly air isn't so appealing. The good news? It's totally possible to schedule a sleep in. All you need to do is make your breakfast the night before. (You can also lay out your outfit and make sure your bag is packed but we're not here to tell you how to live your life.)
Below you'll find our edit of six delicious breakfast recipes from the interwebs that can easily be prepared ahead of time. We've ensured each one will last a while in the fridge or on the counter so you'll only need to get yourself organised in this department a couple of times a week to beat the clock. And because we know you might need a little extra incentive to make the effort, each recipe is completely indulgent, too. Because porridge is cool, but nothing beats eating blueberry cake for breakfast.
Gluten-Free and Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
This one might seem intimidating but the author's recipe is surprisingly easy to follow and comes complete with pictures and handy hints to help you navigate any tricky bits. It makes 7 rolls so if you set aside an hour and 15 minutes on a Sunday you'll have the whole next week's breakfasts sorted.
Blueberry Breakfast Cake
Who said you can't eat cake for breakfast? Probably your mum. But Sara Forte of Sprouted Kitchen says otherwise. (And we're siding with her.) This blueberry-spiked delight comes together in a single bowl which is always a win for night-before baking. Cut the sugar in half for a virtuous version.
Brown Butter Banana Bread with Blueberries and Dark Chocolate
Nothing says indulgent breakfast like toasted banana bread, smeared with jam. Unless of course, you add nutty brown butter, blueberries and dark chocolate to the mix. Despite its dessert-y vibe, this recipe is gluten-, and nut-free and also suitable for anyone following a FODMAP-friendly diet.
Sweet Potato and Pear Spiced Muffins
Grain-, dairy- and refined sugar-free, these sweet muffins are actually quite healthy. (As far as muffins go, at least.) They contain sweet potato, pear and banana for added flavour and fibre, and walnuts for crunch. Follow the author's recommendation and have them with some creamy coconut yoghurt.
Berry and Cream Cheese Croissant French Toast
There is absolutely nothing healthy about this recipe and we are completely fine with that. Layers of buttery croissants, fruity jam, cream cheese, cinnamon and cream create the most heavenly breakfast bake you've ever ever had. If you ask us, it'd also be delicious served warm with ice cream after dinner.
Sausage Breakfast Pies With Caramelised Shallots
Finally, a savoury option! These sausage pies are a cinch to make—especially if you use store-bought pastry. Here's the recipe: Cut a sheet of puff pastry in half lengthways and fill with sauteed sausage meat, caramelised shallots, mushrooms and red pepper pesto. Bake in a 200C oven for 20 minutes.
Into this? Try these blueberry lemon pancakes.