Stay ahead of the back to school rush with these 20 make-ahead back to school breakfast recipes that are filling, wholesome, and gluten free.

20 Make Ahead Back to School Breakfast Recipes photo collage

Well, they broke me. The past few weeks have been filled with all the feelings as summer wraps up and the start of the school year looms. I have never wanted summer to continue harder until this weekend when Lincoln, my usual calm cookie, had a meltdown because Cameron was…smiling at him. To be fair, Cameron was smiling at him (littler brothers, man,) but either way, it was then and there that I thought to myself, “WE ARE DONE HERE. Bring on school, schedules, and a little separation!

We’ve got our teacher assignment, lunchbox, new shoes, and can-do attitude. Let’s do this!

Now, I’ve been warned by nearly every Mama friend of mine that packing school lunches is the literal worst and if you feel breakfast is a challenge too, I’ve got 20 make-ahead, filling, wholesome back to school breakfast recipes to help make mornings – or at least breakfast – go smoothly at your house. We feel lucky in that Lincoln’s new school starts a whole hour later than the school he attended last year (woof, that was a year) so hopefully the mad dash mornings will be cut down a bit, and these gluten free recipes will help too.

Cereal and milk, and frozen waffles are FINE, you guys – they are so, so fine! – and I don’t want you to think that I’m up here on some high horse telling you that your children have to eat a homemade breakfast every single day before school. What I AM telling you is that these back to school breakfast recipes are not only easy to make ahead, but yield multi servings so you can make once, on the weekend for example, then eat all week long.

I usually make oatmeal bar and muffin recipes then store in the fridge. For my breakfast casserole recipes I’ll bake on Sunday then reheat in the mornings. Several recipes, like the Mini Ham and Cheese Quinoa Cups, Make-Ahead Breakfast Bowls, and Breakfast Burritos can be frozen then thawed in the microwave right from the freezer.

I hope you and your family love these recipes – and may the force be with you as we all head into a new school year!

20 Make-Ahead Back to School Breakfasts

Maple-Cinnamon Oatmeal Breakfast Bars >

Maple-Cinnamon Oatmeal Breakfast Bars are naturally sweetened and gluten-free. Enjoy as a healthy snack or easy, on-the-go breakfast! | iowagirleats.com

 

Mini Ham and Cheese Quinoa Cups >

Mini Ham and Cheese Quinoa Cups are the perfect, poppable, gluten-free breakfast or snack recipe. Easy, delicious and loved by kids and adults alike! | iowagirleats.com

 

Banana-Nut Mini Muffins >

Plate of Gluten-Free Banana-Nut Mini Muffins

 

Green Smoothie Muffins >

Stack of Green Smoothie Muffins

 

Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole >

This breakfast casserole recipe reheats well all week!

Gluten-Free Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole

 

Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars >

Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars are a healthy bowl of oatmeal in bar form! Keep these refined-sugar-free and gluten-free breakfast bars on hand for a healthy, on-the-go breakfast or snack option. | iowagirleats.com

 

Homemade Chewy Granola Bars >

Stack of Homemade Chewy Granola Bars | iowagirleats.com

 

Make-Ahead Breakfast Bowls >

Make-Ahead Breakfast Bowls are full of filling, hearty ingredients to power you through your morning. This vegetarian and gluten-free recipe is also freezer-friendly! | iowagirleats.com

 

Healthier Zucchini Banana Bread Muffins >

Healthier Zucchini Banana Bread Muffins are soft, squishy, and just sweet enough. Pair with coffee or tea for a tasty, gluten-free snack or breakfast idea!  | iowagirleats.com

 

Gluten-Free Breakfast Casserole >

This breakfast casserole recipe reheats well all week!

 

Maple Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Bars >

Stack of Maple Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

 

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bars (BANANA FREE!) >

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bars are a healthy, gluten-free breakfast or snack recipe that taste decadent but are made without refined sugar. These are a hit with kids! | iowagirleats.com

 

DIY Frozen Breakfast Burritos >

NOTE: this recipe was published before I had to go gluten-free. Please use a gluten-free tortilla if you need to eat GF!

 

Black Bean, Sweet Corn, and Tomato Quinoa Burritos >

 

Almond Flour Blueberry Muffins >

Psst! I occasionally leave out the blueberries and add cinnamon. Super good too!

Plate of Almond Flour Blueberry Muffins | iowagirleats.com

 

Make-Ahead Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Parfaits >

 

Make-Ahead Raspberry Peach Crisp Breakfast Parfaits >

Make-Ahead Raspberry-Peach Crisp Breakfast Parfaits are gluten-free, fresh and filling. Assemble at night then grab and go for a quick and healthy breakfast in the morning. | iowagirleats.com

 

The Best Grain Free Granola >

Bowl of The Best Grain Free Granola.

 

Breakfast Taco Casserole >

This breakfast casserole recipe reheats well all week!

Breakfast Taco Casserole is layers of breakfast taco ingredients baked in an easy-to-eat, satisfying casserole. This gluten-free breakfast recipe reheats wonderfully, too! | iowagirleats.com

 

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls >

These cinnamon rolls reheat fabulously!

Photo of Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls on a plate

 

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