If you have a big family or if you often host overnight guests, you’ll appreciate this nifty tip from Good Cheap Eats. Instead of trying to serve everyone breakfast, take a leaf out of a hotel’s book and use the concept of the all-you-can-eat breakfast bar.

Creating a breakfast bar is simple to do. You’ll want to get together an array of easily prepared items that are simple to lay out. Then you can lay out the dry ingredients, along with bowls, silverware, glasses and mugs the night before. And everything that needs to be refrigerated can be pulled out easily in the morning.

Here are some things you could consider using in your breakfast bar:

  • Instant oatmeal packets
  • Homemade granola
  • Quick bread (like carrot bread, banana bread or pumpkin bread)
  • Muffins
  • Fresh fruit
  • Toast, rolls, or baguettes and butter and jam
  • Coffee, tea and hot chocolate
  • Juice and milk

Read more about this idea over at Good Cheap Eats’ Serve a Breakfast Bar.