My Trick for Always Having Homemade Breakfast in the Freezer

updated May 1, 2019
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While I am a self-proclaimed morning person, I am not immune to the frenzied morning rush that happens on weekdays. If it wasn’t for my freezer, I’m not quite sure how I’d manage a breakfast that’s both totally satisfying and simple as can be.

I make a point to stock my freezer not just with meals for extra-busy nights, but also nourishing breakfast options. Here’s my simple trick for making it happen.

Batch Cooking for a Better Breakfast

It’s time to add batch cooking to your meal prep routine. Batch cooking goes beyond simply prepping breakfast the night before, or even making a day or two of morning meals in advance — batch cooking is all about going big and thinking far in advance.

The way I see it, if I’m already prepping a recipe and dirtying dishes, it doesn’t take much extra effort to make a double or triple batch. And the reward to my future self is huge. A ready-made breakfasts waiting in the freezer is always a good thing.

My approach to batch cooking involves making one or two breakfast recipes that will last for days, even weeks, to come when stashed in the freezer.

The Best Breakfast Options for Freezing

When it comes to freezer-friendly breakfast options, you’ve got a lot of choices. Baked goods freeze incredibly well, as do pancakes. Eggs can also fare well when frozen, particularly when they contain a generous amount of fat, like cream, half-and-half, or sour cream. Whether your skew sweet or savory, there’s something that’s just right for you.

  • Muffins and quick bread
  • Scones
  • Baked oatmeal cups
  • Pancakes and waffles
  • Breakfast sandwiches and burritos
  • Frittata cups

My Favorite Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes to Freeze

All the recipes in this list meet the requirements for scaling and freezing well. In fact, every recipe in the list below was designed with freezing in mind. Whether it’s hearty breakfast muffins or cheesy egg wraps, there’s something in this mix that will work for you.

What do you like to make in advance and freeze for easy breakfasts?