Make-ahead FREEZER breakfasts! French toast sticks, egg muffins (+ Nana’s buttermilk syrup!)

Happy Shelf-Cook May, Freebs! Let's be honest…who doesn't need more quick and easy breakfast ideas in their life? And how about topping it off with delicious recipes that actually taste as good when they are make-ahead, FREEZER breakfast recipes?

Now we're talkin'.

As y'all have been interested in cooking more this month (yay for shelf-cooking!) I have had an influx of requests asking for some of our quick and easy breakfast ideas. Mama J heard you! Today I'm showing you a few of our favorite make-ahead freezer breakfasts that taste incredible fresh, AND made-ahead and pulled from the freezer. In this video I'm showing you our favorite CRUNCHY French Toast Sticks, mouthwatering egg muffins, and a bonus recipe of Nana's famous buttermilk syrup!

In case you missed it, the month of May is our Freebs #ShelfCookingChallenge. I'm giving away a freezer at the end of the month for those who participate in the challenge, it is not to be ignored! So hurry and check out THIS POST for the details, and follow me on Instagram and Facebook for daily updates!).

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There you have it! Two of our favorite freezer meals PLUS the bonus of Nana's famous buttermilk syrup. Here are the recipes for you:

Here are the products I used:

  • Toaster bags. Great for re-heating things you normally wouldn't stick in the toaster, like cheesy things and sandwiches!
  • Silicone baking mats. These bad boys are inexpensive, and NECESSARY in the kitchen! Any time something touches my oven, they are baked on one of these bad boys. It keeps things from sticking/burning, which is a necessity for me as a dysfunctional cook.
  • Food processor. THIS is the one that I have, but it looks like there are tons of options. I like having a large capacity so I can crush several cups of food at once.

Here are the recipes I made:

FRENCH TOAST STICKS

I used THIS RECIPE from the Pioneer Woman cookbooks, because I'm obsessed with her and you can NEVER go wrong. She is my spirit animal. I doubled this recipe, next time I will triple it because we eat these bad boys so fast!

NANA'S BUTTERMILK SYRUP

(Get printable recipe HERE)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • ½ Cup buttermilk (if you don’t have buttermilk, use ½ C whole milk mixed with 1T vinegar that has sat for 5 minutes.)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • ½ tsp Baking soda

DIRECTIONS:

Melt butter. Add sugar and buttermilk. Stir well, let come to a boil. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and baking soda, stir. Syrup will become foamy. Let it rest for a few minutes. Serve warm, store leftovers in the fridge.

Again, get the printable recipe HERE.

EGG MUFFINS

This is also a Pioneer Woman Recipe (surprise surprise). You can add ham, veggies, whatever you'd like! I kept mine plain for my picky children. *Enter eye roll.* I doubled this recipe, you could easily triple it!

There you go! Some of our other make-ahead freezer breakfast ideas include:

What are your favorite make-ahead breakfasts?
Want to see more freezer breakfast ideas? Let me know below if so! In the meantime…Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. Love it! I am Pioneer Woman obsessed too. Her recipes are always delicious. She is a great inspiration as living way out on the ranch forces her to cook everything and pull from the freezer. No pizza delivery at the last second for her! My favorite freezer breakfasts are egg sandwhiches that are so yummy, healthy, and less expensive than any fast food restaurant!

      • We make these at our house like this: Bake a BIG batch o’ biscuits, cool completely on a wire rack, while the oven is on we pop in a baking tray that has about 15 beaten eggs with a bit of water and some salt and pepper. Bake until set. Those will get cut into squares that will fit on those biscuits. While the eggs are baking, we will form little sausage patties out of bulk breakfast sausage and cook those on top of the stove on a big griddle I have (it takes 2 burners). All of this gets popped into the freezer on a parchment lined baking sheet, without touching each other so they freeze separate. When they are frozen they get put in ziploc bags in the freezer. The kids take out what they want, say one likes sausage and a biscuit. Put it on a plate, microwave the biscuit for 45 seconds and the sausage for 1 minute. The egg gets 45 seconds, too. Put together and eat. You can so totally do ham or lightly cooked bacon. We usually do a lot of food prep on Sunday. 🙂

    • I have not made this recipe before but I have made egg muffins before. I take them out of the pan and let them cool completely. ( you can refrigerate them until chilled if you want to. Put them either in 1 large zip bag or you can put servings of them in smaller bags. If using 1 large bag be sure they are in a single layer so they don’t clump up. Since these are small ones I would microwave in 30 second at a time until they are hot. Put them on a plate and cover with paper towels. I made mine in jumbo muffin pan because I wanted to use them for breakfast sandwiches.

  2. I love egg muffins!! I’ve actually only made them once, so thank you so much for reminding me about them! I put in tomatoes and chunks of veggie-ham (I’m vegetarian) and it was so good!

    Thank you for the french toast sticks recipe, yummm! Those might end up as dessert 🙂

  3. I have to say something! I just made this recipe and omgosh is this stuff gold!!!!!! I hate french toast, like since I was a kid. Never ate it, in anyway shape or form..ever! But I have a Fun, Cheap or Free problem lol… so I tried it for my kids after we watched the cute video of how to make them. The words haven’t even been invented yet to describe how good these are… and the butter milk syrup just puts it out of this world. It made 30 sticks and I seriously ate 5 of them! I’m a die hard fan now! Thank you so much for all you do and your creative ways Jordan!!!!

  4. These turned out great! My kids loved them and were trying to chow down on them before they were even cool enough to handle!

    I have a hard time following recipes and always add my own twist. For this, I added brown sugar in the egg mix instead of granulated and added the melted butter to the egg mix, used plain corn flakes instead of Cap’n Crunch( also added almonds to the cereal when grinding) and used maple sugar in the cereal mix instead of granulated.

  5. Your smoothies look awesome! I never thought to put a carrot in! Nit sure why not! What or how do you make your breakfast burritos?

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