Freeze Ahead Breakfast Options

Make Ahead / Freeze Ahead Breakfast Options

 

Freeze Ahead Breakfast Options to make your morning run smoother

If you do not do any meal prep or freezer meals yet, then start with breakfast. Morning can be hectic and stressful in a household with kids or even on your own. When we have breakfast options ready to pop in the microwave or blender, it makes for a less stressful day. Anything that saves time in the mornings is welcome!

These are my top Make Ahead/  Freeze Ahead Breakfast Options :

Pancakes 

(Recipe for Pancake Mix)

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Mix up a batch of pancakes and make them small enough to fit in your toaster. Let cool and place on parchment covered cookie sheets in freezer. Once frozen (about 1 hour) place in zippered freezer bag. OR you can cool, place in zippered freezer bag with wax paper between the pancakes.

To serve: Take out of freezer and toast in toaster.

French Toast

I usually watch the bakery discount racks at the grocery store and pick up a couple extra loaves to make French Toast. Make them up, and then let cool & place on parchment covered cookie sheets in freezer. Once frozen (about 1 hour) place in zippered freezer bag. OR you can cool, place in zippered freezer bag with wax paper between the pancakes.

To serve: Take out of freezer and toast in toaster.

Breakfast Burritos

(Recipe & Instructions)

burritos

My favourite grab and go breakfast!
I usually make these up in batches of 20 at a time now. You can make these using many variations of ingredients,  here is my recipe.

To Serve: Microwave for 40 to 60 seconds. (Time may vary due to varieties of microwave )

Smoothies

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Smoothies are a fast and healthy option and, Yes, they can be prepped ahead.

I purchase yogurt that has been marked down, 50% off, then freeze it in ice cube trays. Then put 2 or 3 frozen blocks in the freezer bags with the other items for the Smoothie.

Measure out 1 cup of berries or other frozen fruit and place in freezer bag with yogurt. Add spinach,  kale, wheat germ, or any other items you want to add.

When ready for a Smoothie,  simply place contents of the bag in the blender and add some coconut water, juice or milk.

Also check out: 5 Awesome Smoothie Recipes

Muffins

Muffins can be one of the best breakfast options out there. Having so many recipes to choose from, and most can be frozen and thawed for 15 seconds in the microwave. Or if you prefer, that however many you need by taking them out of the freezer the night before.

These are a few of my favourite recipes:

Omelets and Omelet Muffins

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Omelet Muffins are one of my favourite make ahead breakfasts. You can put anything in them that you like. One egg per muffin tin and then bacon, chopped veggies, cheese, you name it. Be creative and use up what you have in the fridge. Here is how I make mine.

We like basic omelets as well, so my make ahead packets are simply the veggies all in a freezer bag ready to thaw and add eggs. I cook up a large batch of onions, peppers and any other veggies and seasonings I want, then divide into snack baggies. Then place the baggies into a larger freeze bag and label. These are great to ass to soups and sauces as well.

Looking for some inspiration for more make ahead meals?
Check out some of the other recipes on our page.

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