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ISO portable b'fast food (recipe) I can put together the night before and pop in the oven in the morning

I live about 2 minutes away from my BF's work. We are celebrating an anniversary this week, and I'd love to take him something yummy for b'fast, first thing in the morning, before I head to work.

The problem is - I am not a morning person! To put together a recipe bleery-eyed could likely be a cooking disaster.

Does anyone have any recipes I could put together night before, pop in the refrigerator and then just put in the oven in the morning?? I'd love the idea of showing up at his work with something still warm - 'fresh from the oven'.

The tricky thing is it has to be easily portable and easy to handle (like finger foods - scones/muffins/etc). I have a killer overnight coffee cake recipe that would be perfect, but it's too gooey and bulky - and I don't think would work to put in muffin tins. I'd also like to take enough so he can share with co-workers (10-20 servings of whatever) - but this is not as important of a criteria.

Anything come to mind? Or do I just need to sacrifice sleep for a killer early morning treat? Any and all recipe suggestions are appreciated (as my recent go at blueberry muffins was a minor disaster!)

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  1. I'd take a picnic basket with various jams and marmalades and butter, and some lovely hot rolls (which I'd buy on the way!)

    Bacon and eggs for breakfast, but served as a quiche?? (you could bake it the night before and re-heat... or serve cold)

    1. You could make a frittata, quiche or a savory (or sweet) strata. You can make it the night before and bake the morning of, then cut into neat squares/slices. Or you could bake up some muffins.

      1. Make cinnamon rolls. They can rise overnight in the fridge, they can travel well if you keep them in the pan, and he can share the extras.

        1. I'd buy bagels, lox, and cream cheese the night before along with a fresh heirloom tomato. In the morning I'd toast the bagel, slather it with the cream cheese, load it up with the lox, and put the sliced tomato in a container. I think the picnic basket idea is great - so, I'd wrap the bagel etc., in a lovely white linen napkin and put it all in. As a bonus - I'd place a fluted champagne glass in the basket as well along with a container of ice cold orange juice. Just a thought - :)

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          1. re: DrBehavior

            Love this (and the fluted champagne glass idea!) nice touch!

            1. re: DrBehavior

              I was going to suggest something very similar: a BLT bagel, using (if you can find it) toasted onion cream cheese.

            2. Polenta -- make it the night before and refrigerate in muffin tins, or in a pan then slice in the morning. It can be reheated in the morning, perhaps with some cheese or butter on top. There are, at a conservative estimate, 5,394,657 variations you could do. Onions, nuts/seeds, bacon, etc.