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9 Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Recipes to Simplify Your Mornings

Prep breakfasts ahead of time to save time and simplify mornings! Check out this list of great freezer-friendly breakfast ideas!

Prepping breakfasts ahead of time is one of my tried and true ways of simplifying my weekday mornings. I love being able to wake up to healthful breakfast foods that I can pull from the freezer, heat up in a matter of seconds, and feed to my family.

These have been some of my go-to freezer-friendly breakfast recipes for years…

1. Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets — This one is extremely easy to prep ahead of time, and the kids love helping out with this one!

2. Baked Oatmeal — My husband and children rave about this recipe! It’s ridiculously easy to make and it freezes beautifully.

3. Whole Wheat Chocolate Pancakes — Our family loves pancakes, and this recipe is always a hit in our house!

4. Breakfast Burritos — I originally started making these after trying to come up with a homemade alternative to my husband’s favorite McDonald’s breakfast burritos. They are perfect for breakfast-on-the-go, and they are probably loads healthier than the McDonald’s burritos. One thing is for sure, they are significantly less expensive!

Psst! You can also try these Homemade Hot Pockets — a great variation on the breakfast burrito!

5. Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pancakes — This recipe is a family favorite that we’ve used countless times over the years. And when I can find a really healthful recipe that still tastes amazing — it’s a HUGE win in my book!

6. Carrot Cake Waffles — In all honesty, I wasn’t sure that I would be impressed with this recipe. When I originally first tried it, I really only made it because we had some carrots that needed to be used up. But it turned out to be a winner recipe. Jesse especially loved them and kept raving about how good they were.

7. Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Waffles — These are a little lighter and crispier than typical waffles, but they are delicious and definitely a winner gluten-free, dairy-free recipe!

8. Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls — I have made these over and over again throughout the years. I don’t think my husband would mind at all if I made these every single day. But seeing as I doubt we really need that many calories, we typically save these as a special Saturday breakfast.

9. Homemade Granola — This recipe comes from my sister, Brigette. It’s not the healthiest granola out there, but it’s definitely a winner in the taste category! It’s crunchy and chunky and sweet and everything you could possibly want in a bowl of granola.

What are some of your favorite make-ahead breakfast ideas? I’d love to hear!

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  • B. says:

    Now that you aren’t eating sugar, do you have any good recipes that don’t have sugar in them? I love the looks of these, but I try to avoid processed sugars and I’m not fond of sugar substitutes, either. 🙂

  • Jennifer says:

    My husband packs a breakfast burrito every day to work. I use one pd sausage, and 2 -12 oz bags of frozen pepper/onion mix. I then divide it into 4 freezer bags. Each week I thaw one bag out and make 3 scrambled eggs to mix in. I can get a months worth for $5!

  • Chris says:

    I recently watched your Youtube on your “three weird tricks” for helping your skin. I was going to ask if you cut out sugary breakfasts too, but you answered above. Would you be willing to address how avoiding sugar has helped your anxiety and go into more detail about your struggle. I totally understand if that is too personal but if not, it would be helpful. My son is having trouble with this. He also eats a lot of sugar. (He’s an adult so I don’t control what he eats). 🙂

  • Danielle says:

    Thanks for the baked oatmeal recipe. I made it yesterday and my oatmeal hating daughters both loved it! Yeah for an easy, healthy breakfast. The only change I made was to substitute maple syrup for the sugar and I only used 1/4 cup of that, and I added some raisins for a little more sweetness since I dialed the added sugar way back. I had tried some in the past and they were to mushy for us, my kids said this tasted like cookies!

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