12 Great Grab-and-Go Breakfast Recipes

When you're pressed for time in the morning or you need a portable breakfast for a road trip or flight, these easy grab-and-go ideas will get your day started right

Jessica Mordo
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Smoked Salmon Bagel

A hearty and satisfying bagel sandwich travels well. Wrap it in foil or wax paper for mess-free toting and eating.

Recipe: Smoked Salmon Bagel
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Breakfast Sandwiches Three Ways

These delicious breakfast sandwiches are especially great for bringing on a flight when you don't want rely on pricy options at the airport.

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Fruit-and-Nut Breakfast Bars

While many of us like to avoid the pitfall of grabbing a bar to eat as we rush out the door, this version is homemade and packed with healthy ingredients. It's a worthwhile solution when your morning routine has gotten away from you.

Recipe: Fruit-and-Nut Breakfast Bars
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Buckwheat Gingerbread Muffins

Bake a batch of these gluten-free muffins in advance and you've got an easy-to-pack breakfast option to last you the week.

Recipe: Buckwheat Gingerbread Muffins
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Miracle Carrot Muffins

Lovers of carrot cake will enjoy these moist whole-wheat muffins.

Recipe: Miracle Carrot Muffins
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Hazelnut-Butter Muffins

Hazelnut butter replaces regular butter in these muffins, giving them a protein boost and a richer nutty flavor. You can swap in almond butter if that's more to your liking.

Recipe: Hazelnut-Butter Muffins
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Manresa Bread's Buttery Biscuits

Making these biscuits is a labor of love, but once you've pulled a batch from the oven, they're ready for easy grab-and-go needs throughout the week when you're just in the mood for an indulgent breakfast. They'd also freeze well for quick reheating at a later date.

Recipe: Manresa Bread's Buttery Biscuits
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Avocado and Spinach Smoothie

This recipe has all the essentials of a filling, good-for-you green smoothie. Pour it into a reusable drink container and you're good to go; many mini blender cups even come with a screw-on lid with a flip-top opening for easy sipping on the move.

Recipe: Avocado and Spinach Smoothie
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Ultimate Citrus Smoothie

If green isn't your thing but smoothies are, this sunny citrus drink will fit the bill.

Recipe: Ultimate Citrus Smoothie
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Super Juiced Golden Milk

Whip up this nutritious drink featuring almond milk and turmeric, tote it in a thermos, and sip to your heart's content on your morning commute.

Recipe: Super Juiced Golden Milk