Quick and Easy Overnight Breakfast Recipes

By. Harleigh Markowitz

Mornings are chaotic for all students, particularly HB students with our insane schedules and hours and hours of homework each night. According to the Huffington Post, approximately 31 million Americans skip breakfast each day. Out of all of the high school students in the US, only 36 percent of students each a sufficient breakfast on a daily basis. This is not good. Children and adults who skip breakfast are not getting the nutrients and vitamins that are needed to propel them through the day. While this is a rapidly growing problem in our society, there is a solution: overnight breakfast. Overnight breakfasts are different recipes that call for breakfast being made the night before and stored in the refrigerator or freezer, which can save a lot of time in the morning while still providing the right amount of nutrients needed for that individual. Here is a variety of recipes that can be made the night before that will provide you with a quick and nutritious breakfast the next morning!

Apple Granola Overnight Oats
Ingredients:
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 ¼ cups honey
1 ¼ cups almonds
1 ¼ cups chia granola
1 apple (finely chopped)
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Directions:
1. mix yogurt, milk, granola, apple, and cinnamon in large bowl
2. divide into 4 jars or containers and cover
3. refrigerate minimum 8 hours
4. when ready to serve, top with honey and chopped apple
(Source: Pillsbury)

Overnight French Toast
Ingredients:
1 can French toast loaf baked
1 cup brown sugar
¼ cup + 2 tablespoons melted butter
1 ½ cups milk
6 eggs
½ teaspoon maple syrup
½ teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Directions:
1. bake 1 can French toast loaf and cut into thick slices
2. mix eggs, milk, maple syrup, and vanilla in medium bowl
3. ladle mixture over bread in pan
4. sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over top
5. drizzle butter on top
6. cover with plastic wrap
7. refrigerate for 8 hours
8. when ready to bake, heat oven 350F and bake 30 minutes
(Source: Pillsbury)

Chia, Acai, and Strawberry Layered Breakfast Jar
Ingredients:
• chia pudding
o 4 tablespoons chia seeds
o 1 cup almond milk
o pinch vanilla powder
• acai smoothie layer
o 1 tablespoon acai powder
o 1 cup strawberries
o 1 banana
o 1 tablespoon almond butter
o 2 teaspoons coconut
o 3-4 mint leaves
o ¼ cup almond milk
• mashed berried
• 2 teaspoons honey or bee pollen
Directions:
1. mix chia seeds, almond milk, and vanilla powder in medium bowl, set aside 15 minutes
2. add smoothie layer ingredients into blender and blend
3. in jar, add half mashed berries
4. layer of chia pudding on top of berries
5. top with acai smoothie and more fruit
(Source: The Awesome Green)

Bagel and Cheese Bake
Ingredients:
• ½ pound diced bacon
• ½ cup chopped onion
• 3 plain bagels
• 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
• 12 eggs (beaten)
• 2 cups milk
• 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
• ¼ teaspoon pepper
• ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
Directions:
1. place bacon and onion in large skillet, cook over medium-high until evenly brown
2. slice bagel in 4 slices
3.put 6 bagel slices bottom of baking dish
4. cover with bacon and onion mixture and cheddar cheese
5. top with remaining bagel slices
6. mix eggs, milk, parsley, and pepper in medium bowl
7. pour egg mixture over bagel layers
8. cover and refrigerate 8 hours
9. preheat oven 400F bake 25 minutes
(Source: Allrecipes)

Spinach, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Bites
Ingredients:
• 7 eggs
• ¼ teaspoon salt
• ¼ cup milk
• 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
• 1 cup chopped spinach
• ¾ cup parmesan cheese
Directions:
1. preheat oven 350F
2. mix eggs, salt, milk, cheese, and spinach in medium bowl
3. spoon mixture into muffin tins 2/3 way full
4. top with parmesan cheese
5. bake for 20-22 minutes
6. let cool and place in refrigerator
7. when serving, microwave 20 seconds
(Source: Real House Moms)