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Is there anything better than waking up to an already-made Mason jar breakfast? Quick answer: Nope! Whether you want to go sweet or savory, Mason jar breakfasts are a smart way to save time in the morning and have a portable meal to pop open on your commute or once you get to your desk. By preparing the ingredients the night before and letting them set overnight, you can grab your Mason jar meal in a few seconds flat the next morning, and head out the door in a snap.

Go the sweet route with a Mason jar breakfast of fresh fruit, jam, nuts and ricotta cheese, or try a savory Mason jar recipe made of eggs, meat, herbs, and potatoes. You can keep riffing on these flavor combinations, which really makes the possibilities endless. Plus, making your breakfast in a single Mason jar makes cleanup a breeze and saves you from washing unnecessary dishes (which, really, may be the best part of all). Here are 6 Mason jar recipes that are super-easy to assemble. It won’t be long before Mason jar meals are your new go-to breakfast hack.

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Overnight Pecan Pie Oats

Who says pecan pie can’t be good for you? These overnight pecan pie oats pair (surprise!) pecans and oats with almond butter and bananas to create a healthy, sweet breakfast. Sprinkle shredded coconut on top to add a bit of texture.

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Peach Breakfast Pudding

This peach breakfast pudding is packed with protein from quinoa, healthy fats from chia seeds, and tons of antioxidants and fiber from the fresh fruit. It will get you feeling peachy, literally.

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Chia Seed Pudding

This fruity, chia seed pudding breakfast is bursting with antioxidants from kiwis, mangos, and cherries, and provides a heavy dose of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. In this recipe, coconut milk adds a thicker consistency to this pudding, but feel free to experiment with any milk of your choice to get it tasting exactly how you’d like it.

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Matcha Green Tea Latte

Sometimes ditching food and drinking your breakfast is just the thing you need to start your morning. Especially when caffeine is involved. This matcha green tea latte is thick, frothy, and filling, and you don’t have to worry about spilling through a mouth hole in the lid.

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Vanilla Chia Pudding

It’s easy to jazz up a simple vanilla pudding by adding a few extras. This vanilla chia pudding is packed with antioxidants from blueberries, healthy fats from coconut shreds, and a touch of sweetness from maple syrup.

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Vegan Pumpkin and Apple Pie Yogurt Parfait

This vegan Greek yogurt parfait recipe is the perfect blend of fall’s best produce. Bursting with antioxidants, protein, and fiber, this yogurt Mason jar recipe will start your morning on a tasty note. Top with shredded coconut for an added touch of sweetness.