Make-ahead breakfasts

Turkey and Swiss scones

A little advance work lets you start your day with a hearty meal, even when those morning minutes slip away.

Turkey and Swiss Scones
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Servings Prep Time
8 scones 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 scones 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Turkey and Swiss Scones
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
8 scones 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 scones 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter (cut into thin slices)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups finely shredded or chopped turkey
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk (or up to 1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • pepper jelly (optional)
Servings: scones
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, thyme, and ½ teaspoon salt. Add cold butter, using your fingers to work the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Quickly mix in cheese and turkey. Stir in 3/4 cup buttermilk and mix with hands until a soft dough forms. If the dough isn’t coming together, add more buttermilk a tablespoon at a time.
  4. Working on a floured surface, pat dough down until it’s a 1-inch-tall circle. (For softer, thicker scones, pat down into a 2-inch-tall circle and bake a little longer.)
  5. Cut circle into 8 wedges, like pizza slices. Space scones at least an inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet and sprinkle with coarse salt. Pop in the refrigerator while the oven preheats, so the butter doesn’t begin to melt.
  6. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until firm to the touch and lightly browned. Allow to cool completely, then freeze in freezer-safe containers.
  7. Remove one or more and thaw overnight in fridge. Warm in the microwave for 30 seconds. Serve with pepper jelly, if desired.
Breakfast burritos
Breakfast Burritos
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Servings Prep Time
6 burritos 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 burritos 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Breakfast burritos
Breakfast Burritos
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Servings Prep Time
6 burritos 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 burritos 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 12 pieces bacon
  • 12 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 scallions (chopped)
  • 1 red bell pepper (finely diced)
  • 1 cup shredded colby jack cheese
  • 8 10-inch flour tortillas
  • Salsa (optional)
Servings: burritos
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until it has reached desired crispness. Set bacon aside on paper towels to catch excess grease.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs with milk and salt. Over medium heat, melt butter. Add scallions and bell pepper and sauté for 2 minutes.
  3. Lower heat to medium low and add egg mixture to skillet. Let eggs begin to set on the bottom, then stir every few minutes until eggs are no longer runny but slightly glossy. Remove skillet from stovetop.
  4. Have a tray handy to place wrapped burritos on. Scoop 3 large spoonfuls of egg mixture onto the bottom third of each tortilla. Top eggs with a generous sprinkling of cheese and two slices of bacon. Tightly roll the tortilla starting with the filled end, folding sides in toward the middle halfway through, then continuing to roll tightly.
  5. Place each burrito seam-side down on the tray. When all burritos are assembled, wrap them individually in pieces of aluminum foil, covering completely.
  6. Transfer burritos to freezer bags. Store for up to a month.
  7. To reheat, remove foil and microwave seam-side up for 1 minute, then flip over and microwave for another minute. Let stand 1 minute before eating. Top with salsa, if desired.
Overnight Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
Overnight Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
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Servings Prep Time
5 servings 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
5 servings 5 minutes
Overnight Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
Overnight Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
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Servings Prep Time
5 servings 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
5 servings 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 cups steel-cut oats
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract*
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • additional milk (as needed)
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Mix together all ingredients in a large container. Cover with a lid and store in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. In the morning, add more milk for desired thickness. When ready to eat, keep oatmeal cold or warm it up in microwave for 1 minute per serving.
  3. Suggested toppings: banana slices, dried cranberries, and pepitas.
Cherry Almond Chia Seed Parfait
Cherry Almond Chia Seed Parfait
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Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cherry Almond Chia Seed Parfait
Cherry Almond Chia Seed Parfait
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Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces cherries (frozen or fresh)
  • 3 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 tablespoons slivered or sliced almonds
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Blend 1 cup of the cherries, 2 cups of the almond milk, and the almond extract in a blender.
  2. In a container with a lid, combine blended cherries with 1/2 cup of the chia seeds and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour to set (the chia seeds will soften and absorb the liquid).
  3. In a separate container with a lid, mix 1/4 cup chia seeds, 1 cup almond milk, and honey. Place in refrigerator for 1 hour to set.
  4. Remove both chia mixtures from refrigerator and stir well. Layer cherry chia and vanilla chia in parfait glasses or Mason jars. Top with remaining cherries and slivered almonds, if desired.
  5. Eat immediately or cover and keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.