Frugal Tips/ Homemaking

Freezer Cooking: Breakfast

Need a little inspiration for make ahead breakfast food? Our list of ideas will do just that. Check out our 6 frugal breakfast freezer ideas!

Is it just me or are all the prices at the grocery store slowly creeping up? It’s slow enough that it makes us question if they are truly going up at all! A few cents here and there over a few months time and before you know it we are paying $3 for a carton of eggs!

We don’t have control over the price increases but we can control how we use the foods we purchase.

If we aren’t mindful of using up what we have on hand, we find ourselves mindless throwing away old food. That’s throwing money into the garbage can!

I imagine we are all guilty of this.

I have been incorporating freezer cooking into my breakfast meal plans for years now and it certainly saves us money in the long run.

My children eat a big breakfast. Not sure why, but they seem to be extra hungry as soon as they wake up.

Normal phrases to be heard are ” what else can I have, I’m still hungry” and “more please”. They just can seem to get enough at the breakfast table. I’ve even hear these phrases an hour after breakfast. I’m afraid to see how much they’ll eat as teenagers!

boy with pancakes

Making simple eggs for breakfast doesn’t seem to cut it our family nor does it make our grocery budget last either. Between the boys and their daddy, they could eat a dozen eggs and then still want more to eat!

Can  you relate? Trying to live frugally I have found that one of the best ways to cut down on breakfast costs is to keep my freezer stocked with homemade breakfast items.

Keeping a stocked freezer is crucial.

When I take the time to make triple (sometimes even a quadruple!) batches of breakfast items it saves us money and fills up the kids much faster. Everyone is happy with that outcome!

One of our favorite freezer breakfast items to whip up is pancakes. Everyone loves pancakes and they are super simple to make.

In just under an hour I can make a quadruple batch of regular pancakes and vegan pancakes (our Little Lady has food allergies). I also make enough for dinner that night.

It really doesn’t take that much time. So it isn’t hard to stock your freezer with healthy, homemade items that will save you so much money.

pancakes

Freezer Cooking: Breakfast Ideas

Pancakes

Waffles

These are more time consuming but so worth it! I highly recommend a waffle maker. Homemade waffles are way better than store bought.

waffles

Egg Sandwiches

All you need is English muffins, eggs and your favorite meat choice. To enhance them you could add the cheese of your choice. But if you’re cutting cost, its cheaper with no cheese.

Burritos

There are so many ingredient combinations that you can come up with! Eggs with bacon, eggs with sausage, cheese or no cheese, veggies or not. You could even throw in some hash browns to add a little  more variety!

These are my personal favorite!

Smoothies

I love to have the fruit already cut into the desired amounts, along with proportioned yogurt to just throw right into the Ninja.

Muffins

This is something that we have recently started doing due to our special needs eater. Who knew that muffins can be easily frozen and reheated?!

muffins

Freezing Tips

Let everything cool down to room temperature BEFORE freezing. Otherwise you’ll end up with a soggy breakfast.

Depending on your batch size, usually a freezer baggie will suffice. If you make a big batch with many options be sure to wrap individually with Saran wrap before placing in a baggie. For the burritos and sandwiches you’ll want to individually wrap to keep them together.

Label! Write on the package what is inside of it! Inevitably you will forget.

Reheating

Usually 30 seconds-1 minute will be enough time for everything to thoroughly heat up. If you are reheating more than one add 30 seconds per item.

Tip: The key to saving money this way is the lowered prices when buying your ingredients in bulk and making them from scratch!

 

Your turn! Do you do any freezer cooking for breakfast? What’s your favorite?

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Shannon @ Of The Hearth
    September 30, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    I love having homemade breakfasts in the freezer and ready to reheat on busy weekday mornings.
    We’ve done pancakes and burritos before, but our favorites are mini breakfast stratas and honey wheat butterhorns wrapped around sausages.

  • Reply
    Charlene Asay
    October 1, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    I needed some of these ideas. My kids have decided they don’t want cold cereal anymore in the mornings lol. Thanks for sharing your link at Thriving Thursdays link party.

    • Reply
      Anastasia Safee
      October 2, 2015 at 1:22 am

      So glad they are helpful! Kids can be so tricky in the morning 😉

  • Reply
    Helene
    October 5, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    We have one kid on a different schedule from the rest of the family and freezer breakfasts are our go to! Thanks for a couple of new ideas!

    • Reply
      Anastasia Safee
      October 5, 2015 at 6:56 pm

      I’m so happy they can help inspire you! It is so easy to get into a rut sometimes with our meals.

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    Lissette
    October 6, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    You can also do omelets in a muffin tin ready for the freezer. I have an amazing recipe for one with a hash brown base and bacon bits. You cook one day and the store the rest in a ziploc in the freezer and pop it in the microwave in the morning. Quick, easy and delicious!

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      Anastasia Safee
      October 7, 2015 at 1:13 am

      Those sound so good and easy to whip up! Bacon bits is genius! Thanks!

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    Andrea Nine
    October 6, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    With three teenage boys Kanya good breakfast ideas! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    • Reply
      Anastasia Safee
      October 7, 2015 at 1:14 am

      Yay! I’m so happy you can use them! Enjoy your cooking!

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