This is the perfect meal to make in bulk—load up a baking dish with Silver Hills Bakery sprouted whole grain bread (we used Big 16), non-dairy milk, vegan cheese, JUST Egg plant egg scramble, and any other plant-based ingredients you have lying around your fridge and pantry. The result? The ultimate grab-and-go breakfast for busy weekday mornings or family brunch on the weekends—our Easy Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole. Make a big batch and store any leftovers in the fridge or freezer for an easy healthy breakfast that can be ready in minutes.
Don’t be alarmed by the large number of ingredients listed for this dish! This is definitely a use–what–you–have type of recipe. Think of the first 5 ingredients as a simple base to build a make-ahead breakfast casserole with your favourite sprouted whole grain bread, and the remaining ingredients as suggestions to add flavour and make a good thing even better.
Use what you have and use what you like. From extra veg and savoury add-ins to your own special blend of seasonings, this recipe begs to be customized to fit your family’s taste.
Let’s dig in!
Can you freeze it? Yes you can! Whether you have a smaller family and find yourself with a half a casserole left after filling your bellies, or you need “make-ahead” to mean “earlier than the night before,” this dish can be baked then frozen.
- For a full or half-size casserole: Our tests suggest reheating large portions from frozen is best done in the oven, rather than microwaving to keep the bread from getting soggy. To reheat a full-size casserole from frozen, cover with foil and bake at 375℉ for 45 minutes to an hour, or until casserole is warm throughout. (Poke the middle with a fork to make sure it’s not still frozen in the middle).- Safety first! We froze ours in a plastic container with a lid, then transferred it as a frozen block to an oven-safe casserole dish. If you freeze yours in the bakeware you plan to reheat it in, choose one that is freezer-to-oven safe (e.g., aluminum, metal, or pyrex), or allow glass or ceramic bakeware to warm up on the counter first.- For single-serve portions: Perfect for weekday mornings, freeze single-serve portions in microwaveable containers. Then either let them defrost in the fridge overnight and microwave in the morning for 45 – 60 seconds, or microwave from frozen. (Heating times from frozen may vary. Start with 60 seconds, then repeat on 30-second intervals until portion is warm in the middle).