Make-Ahead Freezer Breakfast Ideas

I'm here to save your morning routine with some amazing make ahead breakfast ideas…

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 pulled from the freezer. In this video, I'm showing you our favorite CRUNCHY French Toast Sticks, mouthwatering egg muffins, and more!

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There you have it! Two of our favorite freezer breakfasts PLUS the bonus of Nana's famous buttermilk syrup. Keep on scrollin' to find the recipes.

FREEZER BREAKFAST MUST-HAVES

  • Toaster bags – These are great for reheating 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. It keeps things from sticking/burning, which is a necessity for me as a dysfunctional cook.
  • Food processor – There are so many different types! I like having a large capacity so I can crush several cups of food at once.
  • Freezer bags – The brand doesn't really matter, but make sure that they're FREEZER bags and not storage bags. This will really make the difference in keeping your food fresh in the freezer.

FREEZER BREAKFAST RECIPES

These recipes are so easy to make and they’re so delicious whether they’re fresh or frozen! I make up a ton of these on the weekends so that we can have hot and homemade breakfasts during the week that are ready to eat in a snap.

FREEZER FRENCH TOAST STICKS

I love the Pioneer Woman’s from her cookbook, because I'm obsessed with her and you can NEVER go wrong. She is my spirit animal. I doubled it, but next time I will triple it because we eat these bad boys so fast!

This is such a great shelf cooking recipe because you likely have most of these ingredients on hand. You can switch out the Cap’n Crunch for any sweetened cereal that you have, and you can use any type of bread that you have that needs to be used up. You can also make your own half and half by using milk and heavy whipping cream. It really is so easy to adapt it to what fits your needs! #ThatsWhyILoveShelfCooking

Grab our French Toast Sticks recipe here!

We serve this delicious recipe with our house secret recipe Nana's Buttermilk Syrup. We always have it on hand since it is a family favorite! Try it and you'll never want to use plain ‘ole maple syrup again.

FREEZER EGG MUFFINS

This is also another recipe inspired by the Pioneer Woman (surprise surprise). It’s also another great one for shelf cooking! You can add whatever meats and veggies you have that need to be used up. I kept mine plain for my picky children. *Enter eye roll.*

Grab our Egg Muffin Cups recipe here!

I doubled this recipe, but you could easily triple it! It calls for a normal muffin size, but I like to make ours in a mini muffin tin because they’re just the right size for little hands. Just make sure that you use lots of cooking spray so that they come out easily!

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DIY EGGOS

Okay, this has got to be one of our favorite and easiest morning breakfasts ever!! Next time you're making waffles, just make an extra large batch. Cook 'em all up and freeze them so they're easy to pull out and toast on busy mornings!

Homemade DIY Eggo Waffles Breakfast Hack

This is so easy the kids can do it themselves! What a lifesaver.

Grab our DIY Eggos recipe here! Plus get tips for freezing and reheating this easy breakfast idea!

We also love to make oatmeal and smoothies!! Check out how we prep our smoothies in advance for easy blending. And if you haven't tried Overnight Oats, you should check 'em out! They are so versatile and filling for those little (and big ;)) tummies.

What are your favorite make-ahead breakfasts? Let me know in the comments, I’m always looking for new ideas!

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

Enjoy!

Comments

  1. AvatarMegan Ostendorf says

    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!

      • AvatarGinny says

        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. 🙂

    • AvatarTam says

      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. AvatarMelissa says

    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. AvatarAntonia Mendez says

    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. AvatarJessica says

    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. AvatarS. Annette Anderson says

    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?

    • AvatarFunCheapOrFree says

      We’re so glad you found this helpful! Thanks for commenting and let us know if you have any more questions!

  6. AvatarNadine says

    I have trouble finding the recipe for the french toast sticks. The link just won’t work. Could you check it please?

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