Get An Extra 15 Minutes Of Sleep With These Make-Ahead Breakfasts

Photo: Courtesy of Paul Delmont/Thrive Market.
By Michelle Pellizzon

After a summer of sleeping in, hanging in pajamas, and living off of fresh fruit and popsicles, the busy fall and winter mornings make our morning routine feel like a mad dash of craziness. Keep your cool in the early-morning hours by prepping breakfast the the night before. These make-ahead breakfasts are easy, tasty, and packed with nutrients that will set you up for success for the rest of the day.
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Photo: Courtesy of Paul Delmont/Thrive Market.
Breakfast Cookies
If anything can take the edge off of Monday-morning woes, it's a batch of breakfast cookies. Yes, they're cookies, but they're packed with nutrition: Walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and flax seeds all have brain-power-boosting omega-3s and coconut oil for anti-inflammatory moisture. These cookies are also gluten-free! So go ahead: Take two. You know you want to.
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Individual "Eggs In Purgatory"
Wake up your taste buds with a spicy kick! This "eggs in purgatory" recipe can easily be made the night before and divided into individual ramekins. In the morning, crack an egg into each ramekin and bake for seven to 10 minutes until the egg is set. Protein and veggies will keep you from crashing before lunchtime rolls around.

Related: Celebrate The Beginning Of Fall With These Spiced Apple Oat Cookies
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Coconut-Flour Pancake PB&Js
Ok, pancakes might not seem like the healthiest breakfast option, but stay with us. Coconut flour has way more protein than white flour, and it’s gluten-free and loaded with fiber, so it will keep you full and charged up.

This recipe for coconut-flour pancakes is easy to throw together; you can make a huge batch and freeze the cakes individually, so that defrosting in the morning will be a snap.

Instead of topping these with sugary syrups, try an exciting update on boring PB&J: almond butter, honey, and blueberry jam make a killer combo between two warm coconut-flour pancakes.
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Paleo Cherry-Vanilla Granola & Kefir
If getting yourself to slurp up probiotic-packed kefir is a insurmountable challenge, look no further than this paleo cherry-vanilla granola.

Because kefir can have a bit of tartness, this sweet cherry granola makes a perfect topper. Plus, this recipe will last all week long, so you can use it more than once! Drizzle a little honey on top of the whole thing, and you'll never know what hit you.
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Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins
Because you already have that muffin tin out, you may as well make a batch of tasty, gluten-free blueberry muffins. Your secret weapon for keeping these muffins moist and delicious? Ghee, combined with almond flour.

Because this is an upgraded and gluten-free recipe, it's already packed with more protein than your average baked goods can boast. But if you want to boost your brain power even more, try a superfood spread that's loaded with almonds, chia, hemp, and goji berries for antioxidant benefits.

For more make-ahead breakfasts, check out Thrive's full list.

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