Do you want a delicious homemade breakfast without all the work? Here are 17 simple breakfast recipes that you can make ahead and freeze!
Confession: I love eating breakfast, but I don’t enjoy cooking breakfast. When I wake up I want to eat something quickly that doesn’t require any more effort than turning on the microwave or toaster.
When I prepped and froze a bunch of breakfast burritos last year it was like a light bulb went off. I could have a delicious homemade breakfast without any work in the morning.
Sure, I had to do some cooking ahead of time, but it was worth it. I set out to find a bunch of other delicious breakfasts that could be made ahead of time and frozen.
Since my crockpot and freezer cookbooks are focused on recipes that don’t require any cooking ahead of time I’m also including a bunch of recipes below that are super easy to make. Simply combine the ingredients and freeze!
17 Simple Breakfasts You Can Make Ahead And Freeze
1. Freezer-to-Microwave Breakfast Burritos
I’ve literally made hundreds of these. They re-heat perfectly. Get the recipe.
2. Eggo Breakfast Sandwiches
These are delicious and really easy to assemble. Get the recipe.
3. Freezer-Friendly Baked Oatmeal
We ate this for breakfast on Saturday and it was DELICIOUS. Get the recipe.
4. Breakfast Sandwiches
These homemade breakfast sandwiches are cheaper and healthier than the drive-thru. Get the recipe. (Image courtesy Damn Delicious)
5. Whole Wheat Banana Nut Muffins
Proof that muffins can be sweet and healthy at the same time. Get the recipe. (Image courtesy Live Simply)
6. Make-Ahead Freezer Waffles
Cheaper and healthier than the frozen grocery store version. Get the recipe. (Image courtesy Baked by Rachel)
7. Vegetable and Egg Muffins
Less than 100 calories per pop! Get the recipe. (Image courtesy of Averie Cooks)
8. Freezer Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
I love eating these PBJs right out of the freezer for breakfast and snacks. (Three words: crunchy peanut butter.) Get the recipe.
9. Smoothie Packs
Freezing the fruits and veggies ahead of time means I always have the necessary ingredients on-hand. Get the recipe.
10. Ham and Veggie Breakfast Strata
The perfect make-ahead breakfast for house guests. Get the recipe.
11. Homemade Freezer Pancakes
More syrup, please! Get the recipe. (Image courtesy of The Lazy Mom’s Cooking Blog)
12. Blueberry Scones
Um, yum. Get the recipe. (Image courtesy of Sally’s Baking Addiction)
13. No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars
I may never buy granola bars at the grocery store again. Get the recipe. (Image courtesy Happy Money Saver)
14. Raisin Nut Granola
The perfect combination of salty and sweet. Get the recipe and freezer instructions. (Image courtesy Savvy Eats)
15. Baked French Toast Sticks
A delicious, kid-friendly breakfast. Get the recipe. (Image courtesy Iowa Girl Eats)
16. Cheesy Bacon Quiche
Savory breakfast perfection. Get the recipe. (Image courtesy Barefeet in the Kitchen)
17. Taco Sweet Potato and Spinach Egg Bake
Proof that healthy eating can be delicious too. Get the recipe. (Image courtesy iFOODreal)
Thanks Kelly. These look amazing. Now which one to try first..
Thank you Kelly. I am having a total knee replacement in less than 48 hours and will be putting many of your recipes in my freezer tomorrow to make my recovery easier (nutritious foods!) and to make my husband’s life a bit easier as he doesn’t cook much. Keep up the good work and sharing your brilliant ideas for healthy foods.
I hope your surgery goes well, Gayle. I’ll be thinking of you.
Oh I love these ideas! We are going to try two at a time and eventually will find the kids favorite here! Thank you
Do you think I could make mini pot pies with crescent or dough & cream of something soup & the veggies, bake, then freeze them? Similar to your egg muffins?
I think they could work but I’m not sure. Thought I’d ask if you have ever made any!
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Making and freezing granola bars is a GREAT idea since cooking often yields more than you can eat anyway. Plus, you don’t want to be overdosing on any one food for the next week. Nice tips!