12 Breakfast Bites for Busy Mornings
Breakfast can be a hectic time in any household. Kids are getting ready for schoolwork, you're setting up a Zoom meeting or getting prepared for your morning commute, and the last thing on your mind is making a meal for the whole family. That's where these recipes come in to save the day! Easy to make ahead of time and perfect for serve-yourself convenience, these grab-and-go breakfast bites will keep everyone happy and fed. Check out 12 of our favorites: You can go sweet with pancake poppers and banana mini muffins, or take the savory route with bacon tater egg cups and mini frittatas.
Egg White Breakfast Bites
Pack in the protein and veggies in the morning with spinach and bell peppers mixed into these egg bites. This recipe avoids the dreaded rubbery egg whites with a secret ingredient, cottage cheese, for creamy texture.
Nobody has time to flip a family's worth of pancakes in the morning, so this easy recipe takes all your favorite pancake-y flavor and turns it into convenient poppers. Simply pour the batter into mini muffin tins, bake, and breakfast is served!
Bacon Tater Egg Cups
Combine the classic breakfast trio of bacon, eggs, and tater tots into one bite-size dish. These easily reheat, so if you know a busy morning is ahead they can be baked up the night before.
Best Yet Banana Mini Muffins
Bursting with ripe banana flavor, these muffins are just the right size to have breakfast or a mid-morning snack. With 48 muffins per batch, there are plenty to stash in the freezer for busy mornings to come.
Savory Breakfast Mini Cheesecakes
With bacon, ham, and three types of cheese, these bites are anything but sweet. "Cheesecake isn't just for dessert," says recipe creator lutzflcat. "Give it a try for breakfast or brunch, serving either warm or cold. Great for portion control and a tasty 'grab-and-go breakfast' for busy weekdays."
Strawberries 'n' Cream Croissant Cups
Don't let day-old croissants go to waste! Cube them up, toss with berries and cream cheese sauce, and you'll be rewarded with a decadent sweet treat.
Bacon and Egg Muffins
"This is a great base recipe for a quick breakfast," says creator Casey St. Laurent. "Customize to your taste with jalapeños, diced green chiles, bell peppers, turkey bacon, a half-egg-white-and-half-whole-egg blend, or avocado, to name a few ideas, just as you would season an omelet!"
Mini Cinnamon Rolls
Refrigerated crescent rolls help these mini cinnamon rolls come together in mere minutes. You can have the entire recipe baked and ready to go in under half an hour.
Croissant Mini Quiche
Rolled out croissants make the buttery base for these mini quiches. This recipe is packed with cheese and veggies, and you'll be able to customize these bites for even the pickiest of eaters.
Mini Pumpkin Butterscotch Muffins
Get a taste of fall with these rich mini muffins. "The butterscotch flavor pairs perfectly with the spices and makes for a totally fantastic taste experience... You'll definitely want to give this recipe a try," says MANDYMOODY1.
Baked Mini Doughnuts
There's nothing quite like a fresh doughnut, and with a doughnut baking pan you can make them yourself at home with no messy frying. These have the texture of classic cake doughnuts, coated in a sugary cinnamon blend.
Maple Asparagus Mini Frittatas
A little sweet and a lot savory, these mini frittatas are a nice change of pace from more traditional flavorings. They can be baked ahead and frozen for busy mornings, all they need is a minute in the microwave to reheat.