Make breakfast easy with these make-ahead freezer-friendly breakfast recipes.
I started this post as make-ahead breakfast recipes for back to school, but I quickly realized that these recipes work for make-ahead and freezer-friendly breakfasts for anyone.
These are all recipes that adults and kids will enjoy!
Make Ahead Freezer Friendly Breakfast Recipes
Today we are talking all about make-ahead and freezer-friendly breakfast recipes, but if you need more freezer meals be sure to check out my list of favorite freezer friendly dinner recipes.
Breakfast is an important meal of the day. We need to send our kids off to school and head off to work with a meal that will start the day right.
Mornings however can be crazy. Having breakfast ready to just reheat and eat makes those busy mornings easier.
It is so easy to make a big batch of breakfast on the weekend or make breakfast ahead of time and freeze it. Keeping breakfast foods in the freezer is one of my favorite ways to make mornings easier.
All the recipes below work well for making on the weekend and reheating throughout the week, but they also freeze great.
It doesn’t matter if you freeze it or just make it ahead to use over several days, having breakfast made ahead makes mornings so much easier!
Are they gluten-free or dairy-free?
Most of these recipes are also gluten-free as long as you read labels to make sure that the ingredients are gluten-free. On the recipes like pancakes and waffles, I included links to my gluten-free versions.
Many of the recipes are also dairy-free or have dairy-free options.
My baked oatmeal recipes are some of the most popular recipes on my site. My family and readers love it.
I even have a whole post full of tips and recipes for freezing baked oatmeal. and a post full of tips and faq’s about baked oatmeal.
Any of my baked oatmeal recipes would be great for back-to-school breakfasts.
Don’t buy those expensive breakfast bowls make your own homemade Breakfast Bowls. They are so easier and so much cheaper!
One of the things that I love about homemade breakfast bowls is that you can change up the meat and add any extras like peppers and onions that you like.
Homemade Frozen Breakfast Burritos are one of my son’s favorite make-ahead breakfasts. When the freezer needs restocked he gladly volunteers to help me make more.
These work great for lunches as well. My husband takes these for an easy lunch all the time.
Homemade Smoothie Mixes
Homemade Smoothie Mixes are another great make-at-home version of a freezer section favorite. If your kids love smoothies these are great!
Eggs and Sausage
I have been freezing Eggs and Sausage for years. Sometimes I add peppers and onions and sometimes I don’t. It is about as easy of a make-ahead breakfast as you can get.
I love to have small containers of eggs and sausage in the freezer for both breakfasts and lunches.
Breakfast freeze so well and everyone loves cookies for breakfast! Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies, Coconut Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies, Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies, and Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies are all favorites at our house.
Cake for breakfast? Yes you can have cake for breakfast with this easy to make Applesauce Muffin Cake. It can be eaten right away or frozen for breakfasts whenever you need it.
Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins
Dark Chocolate Cherry Breakfast Muffins are a delicious make-ahead breakfast. You can make them and reheat them during the week or freeze them for easy breakfasts on busy mornings.
If you have never tried pancake muffins you need to! They are an easy and delicious way to have pancakes for breakfast any day of the week.
Waffles also freeze great. A few of my favorite recipes are Light and Fluffy Waffles, Dairy-Free Waffles, and Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Waffles.
Pancakes also freeze great. Any of my pancake recipes work well for stocking the freezer. You can freeze regular pancakes, gluten-free pancakes, dairy-free pancakes, peanut butter pancakes, and more.
What is your favorite make-ahead breakfast?
Originally posted August 2017. Updated August 2021.
Hey Lynn! Love the inspiration here these days! My favorite homemade freezer items for breakfast are definitely waffles and french toast. I prefer them re-toasted anyway in the toaster than first time around because they are so much crispier. Even now that its just my hubby and me, I still keep those things in the freezer for toasting, for breakfast or for supper. So much better homemade! I tend to also keep extra muffins and quick breads (banana bread, pumpkin bread, zucchini bread) in the freezer for breakfast as well as frozen homemade (unbaked) cinnamon rolls and homemade (unbaked) biscuits.. The biggest problem is that we have been stocking up lately and now I can’t remember what all I have in there. I need to inventory and at least make a list!
Take care and have a great week!
All of those are great freezer foods! I have tried keeping freezer inventories, but I was never very good at keeping it updated. I need to get better at it as well. I have found a few things in my freezer recently that were several years old… a freezer inventory would have prevented that.