We love Trader Joe's for so many reasons, but especially for their incredible selection of frozen foods. And while their frozen breakfast section isn't the most robust, what they do offer should pique your interest. Whether you're looking for a savory or sweet start to your day, they have some fabulous — and affordable — items on hand.
We sorted through the offerings, and we can say with confidence that these are their best frozen breakfast foods. Stock your freezer with them to make breakfast a snap.
1. Silver Dollar Pancakes
These half dollar-sized pancakes are a touch sweet and very spongy with a pleasing hint of chew. Eat them as is, or sprinkle a few berries or mini chocolate chips on top for a breakfast kids and grown-ups can get behind.
2. Belgian Waffles
You don't need a passport to enjoy these thick, fluffy waffles. Smother them with fruit and whipped cream, or just melt a few pats of butter and enjoy the simplicity.
3. Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Quiche
If you want to mix up your breakfast routine, dig into these delicate quiches. The flaky crust is substantial enough to hold you over until lunch. They're also available in a spinach, mushroom, and cheese variety.
4. French Toast
You can't beat the convenience factor of frozen French toast. All you need is a toaster oven or microwave, a few minutes to spare, and you're on your way.
5. Cheese Blintzes
Paper-thin crepes hold a sweet cheese filling inside. Heat a few up in a pan or toaster oven for an indulgent breakfast. Dress 'em up with a few teaspoons of your favorite jam, or enjoy them plain.
6. Breakfast Burritos
These hefty burritos are filled with eggs, potatoes, turkey bacon, and cheese. We like to add a few squirts of Sriracha to kick up the flavor even more.
7. Shredded Hashbrowns
These are the perfect side dish when cooking breakfast for a crowd. And, at only $1.69 a bag, they're budget-friendly too. Resist the urge to stir the pan; they taste best when the potato pieces are left to brown.
8. Potato Pancakes
If you want a savory start to your day, reach for these latkes. Top them with poached eggs for a fun twist on Eggs Benedict, or keep it traditional with a scoop of sour cream or applesauce on the side.
9. Chocolate or Almond Croissants
A little advance planning is required to enjoy these when the sun comes up. Leave them out the night before so these pastries can properly proof. After 20 minutes in the oven, you'll have hot, fresh, flaky croissants.
10. Toaster Waffles
It doesn't get much easier than tossing a few frozen waffles into your toaster when you're pressed for time. And with multi-grain, gluten-free, and seasonal varieties, you can find a version to please even the pickiest palate.
Do you have another breakfast favorite from the TJ's freezer aisle?