Over the past few years, I’ve realized that the most important part of my day is breakfast. If I don’t eat in the mornings, I just feel horrible the rest of the day. I like having the option of a fast and easy breakfast, so we keep bags of things like pancakes, waffles, and muffins in the freezer for quick access.
The best part about freezing in bulk is that it doesn’t take much extra effort. I’ll make pancakes for dinner sometimes, but will make a double or even triple batch to put a few in the freezer. Same goes for waffles when we make them on random weekends. So, how do we freeze them?
The easiest way for us is to place a small cooling rack on a baking sheet and place the pancakes/waffles on them. This will make sure that nothing freezes in one big clump. Once they’re completely frozen, we’ll put them in a gallon size freezer bag and label/date them. This helps make sure we’re eating the older ones first (as long as they don’t get forgotten in the bottom of the freezer!). With muffins, I make sure they’re completely cooled, place them in neat rows in a gallon freezer bag, and lay them flat in the freezer. You can also lay them on a baking sheet first, perhaps lined with parchment paper.
By doing this, we make sure that we always have some sort of breakfast on hand even when we think there’s “nothing to eat”! And they still taste fresh even after being frozen for awhile. Just stick your pancakes or waffles in the toaster while still frozen; it’s just like Eggo but cheaper and more filling!
I’ve yet to freeze things like egg casserole, but I’ve heard they freeze well. We’ve also done breakfast burritos, so I know the eggs freeze well in that! Just cook up some scrambled eggs and sausage, put it in a tortilla with cheese and other desired fillings, roll them up, wrap individually in foil or plastic wrap, then put them all in a freezer bag. Easy and filling breakfast!
Have you frozen any breakfast foods like this? I’d love some recipes if you have them!
Jaime is a Nutrition Coach and professional writer. She enjoys cooking easy meals, running, and learning more about food.
Jaime specializes in helping women with ADHD learn to meal plan and cook healthier meals without getting overwhelmed.