RECIPES: 10 freezer meals for breakfast

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NOTE: These recipes are from Richly Rooted.

Sooo, who feels like making a big, healthy breakfast each morning? You’ve dragged yourself out of bed, gotten the kids ready for school, and done all the other tasks involved with getting a family moving in the morning. I don’t know about you, but after all that, I certainly don’t have the energy to cook breakfast. With that in mind, here are some recipes for freezer meals designed for breakfast time.

I’ve been really into freezer meals lately. One thing that’s always made me feel guilty about is that I can no longer cook meals for my family with any regularity. Instead, we throw something together quickly or end up getting food somewhere else. I’ve now got a freezer downstairs crammed full with meals, but they’re almost all for dinner.

1. BREAKFAST BURRITOS

Breakfast burritos are super versatile. Get creative with your fillings and use bacon, sausage, peppers, onions, different types of cheese, whatever sounds good to you! I made a batch with diced, skillet-cooked potatoes.

2. EGG SANDWICHES

I fully admit, I like those Egg McMuffins from McDonald’s! But you can stay out of the drive-through by making your own healthier, cheaper version at home. Try these sandwiches with biscuits, English muffins, or bagels.

3. WAFFLES

For something more filling and healthy than Eggo waffles, make a batch from scratch! Stack them in freezer bags and pop them in the toaster to defrost and crisp up. This recipe turned out great, and you can make it with regular flour if you don’t have Einkorn.

4. MUFFINS

This would be a good one to make when you’re already preparing a batch of muffins for supper–just double whatever recipe you’re making and freeze cooled muffins in a Ziploc bag. Here are my recipes for Heavenly Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins and Pumpkin Black Raspberry Muffins.

5. SMOOTHIES

Freeze individual “smoothie kits” in Ziploc bags–fruit, ice cubes, mix-ins like dried coconut, kelp powder, flax seed, etc. In the morning, just dump it in the blender along with a few scoops of yogurt, kefir, or some milk.

6. PANCAKES

Like waffles, a regular pancake recipe can be made in advance. Stack and freeze the pancakes, then reheat in the oven or toaster.

7. BREAKFAST BARS

This breakfast granola bar makes a good non-messy grab-and-go breakfast. Let them cool, then cut each bar and wrap in wax paper secured with a piece of tape.

8. BREAKFAST BISCUITS

It’s really hard not to eat these savory breakfast biscuits straight out of the oven, but if you can manage to set aside a batch to freeze, you’ll be glad you did on those busy mornings!

9. CINNAMON ROLLS

Imagine digging in to a hot, gooey cinnamon roll just minutes after waking up. This can be your reality if you make and freeze a batch ahead of time!

10. TOASTER STRUDEL

Pack these toaster pastries with something sweet, like berries and cream cheese, or go with a savory egg-and-meat filling.

Have these recipes got you inspired to try out freezer cooking? Here are some more links and resources you might want to check out:

7 Easy Steps for Planning a Freezer Cooking Day @ Intentional By Grace

10 Easy Freezer Meals @ The Humbled Homemaker

35+ Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Freezer Meals @ The Humbled Homemaker

Freezer Cooking: What, Why, and How @ Young Wife’s Guide

Meal Planning and Freezer Cooking: Two Ways to Save Yourself Time, Money, and Stress @ Jaimie Ramsey

New Leaf Wellness and Money Saving Mom have lots of freezer meal ideas and free printables!

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