Freezer-Friendly Breakfasts That Will Make Your Mornings a Breeze
We’ve been told time and again: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And, we believe it, honest! We need hearty breakfasts to keep us full and healthy breakfasts to keep us focused. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t guilty of a little breakfast cheating every now and then. Skipping breakfast, grabbing something quick and unhealthy (Pop Tarts do not a hearty breakfast make), or getting stuck in a boring routine of easy shove-in-your-mouth meals—we’d like to plead the Fifth. Now it’s time to take control of your chaotic mornings, starting with freezer-friendly breakfasts that you don’t have to spend time thinking about or preparing during your busy morning schedule. You and your family will think these are just too tasty to ever grab those boring granola bars again. From sandwiches to frittatas, here are some of our favorite delicious freezable breakfasts to have on hand for weekdays and weekends alike.
Tater Tot Bake
Recipe: Tater Tot Breakfast Bake
Get ready to receive rave reviews after serving your family this decadent breakfast casserole. Thick-cut bacon, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, and some hearty Tater Tots? Yes, please. Just freeze the whole dish, and pop it in the oven with extra shredded cheese on top until warm and melty.
Recipe: Breakfast Enchiladas
Remove the eggs when they’re a little runny because they’ll cook more in the oven. These enchiladas, with cheese sauce and salsa verde, make a great freezable casserole dish option for you to whip out anytime.
Cheesy Sausage-and-Croissant Casserole
Buttery croissants, hot ground pork sausage, and Gruyère cheese makes this a not-your-average breakfast casserole that will be a crowd-pleaser whether it’s a typical Saturday morning or a holiday brunch.
Herbed Sausage Breakfast Casserole
This slow-cooker casserole is hearty and flavorful. Freeze the casserole after finished and wait for the perfect day to re-heat it up for a fresh filling breakfast.
Tomato-Herb Mini Frittatas
Recipe: Tomato-Herb Mini Frittatas
You can make these in a baking dish if you prefer, but mini frittatas can be frozen individually for a quicker grab-and-heat breakfast. If you want to skip the breakfast meats every once in a while, these are a great egg-and-veggie packed alternative.
Sweet Potato Breakfast Bake
Recipe: Sweet Potato Breakfast Bake
This sweet potato casserole is a welcome twist on your typical hash brown or tater tot casserole. Breadcrumbs, mozzarella cheese, and a pinch of Italian seasoning makes this bake stand out from the rest.
Pumpkin Streusel Muffins
Recipe: Pumpkin Streusel Muffins
These muffins can also be made into loaves if you prefer, and either way tastes great when re-heated after freezing. We love a pumpkin baked treat, and these are great to grab on the run during any busy morning (or on a lazy weekend!).
Recipe: Breakfast Burritos
These hit the spot anytime, packed with sausage, eggs, potatoes, cheese, and beans (optional). Freeze after assembling, and pop them in the microwave or oven for melty, warm burritos everyone will love.
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
This baked oatmeal is almost too good. The healthy ingredients and apple-cinnamon flavor will keep everyone coming back for more, so make plenty to freeze!
Turkey Sausage & Veggie Breakfast Sandwich
These freezable sandwiches are a hearty start to any day, with turkey sausage, spinach egg scramble, more veggies (you can switch these up), and cheddar cheese. These are perfect on-the-go after being heated in the microwave.
Everything Bagel Bombs
Recipe: Everything Bagel Bombs
These filling bagel bombs are delicious and savory with ham, eggs, and melty cheese. These will be your go-to pick to pop in the microwave on a busy morning.
Blueberry Almond Breakfast Bars
Recipe: Blueberry Almond Breakfast Bars
These bars are soft, chewy, and healthy to boot. Packed full of hearty ingredients and delicious fruits, these breakfast bars are a treat to eat—and you can freeze them for an on-the-go breakfast staple to heat up on the fly.
Ham-and-Swiss Breakfast Pie
Recipe: Ham-and-Swiss Breakfast Pie
A bottom layer of grits takes this quiche-esque breakfast to the next level, while savory ham and Swiss cheese brings the pie together.
Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches
Recipe: Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches
Build these sandwiches ahead with your choice of breakfast meat, cheese, and thinly cooked, folded egg crepes, and you can freeze them for up to 6 weeks. Microwave about one minute, until the cheese is melted, and serve.
Recipe: Breakfast Cookies
Deceptively packed full of healthy ingredients like oats, nuts, bananas, and dried fruits, these soft cookies will be a hit with your crew because they look and taste like a treat—but actually are a really great nutritional breakfast that you can have on hand.
Hash Brown Egg Nests
Recipe: Hash Brown Egg Nests
Cook these a little more thoroughly for a less-runny egg that makes better for freezing. These hand-held bites are speckled with bacon, cheese, and parsley all atop a crispy hash brown nest.
French Toast Bake
Recipe: French Toast Bake
This casserole is perfect for a big family breakfast in a pinch. Cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter is enough to get us going in the morning to pop this freezer bake in the oven!
Spinach & Caramelized Onion Frittata with Sweet Potato Crust
This frittata can be saved for a rainy day and is deliciously savory with its caramelized onions, spinach, and parmesan over a lovely sweet potato crust. Pre-slice before freezing or freeze the whole frittata depending on what you want to use it for!
Savory Breakfast Muffins
Recipe: Savory Breakfast Muffins
These cornbread-esque muffins are a hit with those who like a filling, savory breakfast even if they don’t have time to prepare and eat it at home.
Smoked Cheddar, Bacon, and Egg Casserole
This traditional trio of ingredients in a breakfast casserole is made a little special with smoked cheddar, mushrooms, and crushed red pepper. Toasted bread cubes add the perfect heartiness to this freezable casserole.
Western Omelet Egg Muffins
Recipe: Western Omelet Egg Muffins
These hand-held egg bites are easy to dole out to the whole family as you’re rushing out the door. They’re perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, filled with ham, peppers, and cheese.