7 Frozen Breakfast Items Kitchn Staffers Always Have in Their Freezers
One recent morning, I asked my Amazon Echo to “snooze” so many times, Alexa started to give me a news brief instead. Once I finally got out of bed, there was no way I was whipping together a gourmet breakfast. Feeling curious and oh-so-sleepy, I decided to ask my coworkers to share their favorite frozen breakfast items for when they just can’t in the morning. I’ve also included a freezer favorite of my own for when I have a bit more spunk.
(Confession: When I said “one recent morning,” I really meant “most mornings.”)
2. Trader Joe’s Hash Brown Patties
“Hands down my family’s favorite breakfast treat is Trader Joe’s Hash Brown Patties. They taste like the McDonald’s hash browns I used to covet as a kid and we can bake them up quickly in the toaster oven.” — Meghan Splawn, Associate Food Editor
3. 365 Everyday Value Frozen Blueberries
“Does frozen fruit count as breakfast? I am obsessed with Whole Foods 365 frozen blueberries. I eat them right out of the bag or dump them into smoothies.” — Grace Elkus, Senior Food Editor
4. Trader Joe’s Frozen Chocolate Croissants
“I love TJ’s frozen chocolate croissants. Just take one out the night before and pop it in the oven for 20 minutes while you get ready. The croissant comes out hot, fresh, and flaky — like it was just made at a real bakery.” — Kelli Foster, Associate Food Editor
“I’m bracing myself for the backlash but, to me, these pre-cooked breakfast sausages smell like Sunday mornings. My dad used to brown up a big batch and serve them with his famous scrambled eggs with cream cheese. These sausages have an almost unnatural maple syrupy flavor and a funky texture, but I love them anyway. Second confession: I cook them in the microwave.” — Lauren Masur, Staff Writer
What about you? What frozen breakfast items do you have on hand right now?