Make Ahead Breakfast Recipes

If you’re looking for make ahead breakfast recipes you’ve come to the right place! Here we’re teaching you how to turn your favorite breakfast recipes into freezer breakfasts for later!

In addition, we’re sharing tons of meal prep breakfast recipes that can be turned into easy make ahead breakfast recipes perfect for your freezer.

Welcome to our EPIC make ahead breakfast post where we’re teaching you how to make and freeze 8 common breakfast recipes so that you can stock your fridge with breakfast meal prep recipes!

Why Make Ahead?

Picture this, an entire freezer filled with already made breakfast recipes ready for you to defrost and eat wherever and whenever. #dreamy. We’re big fans of meal prep AKA make-ahead recipes for so many reasons.

  • Grab & Go: You’ll have access to already made meals making your morning super quick and convenient.
  • Healthy: Make-ahead/freezer recipes make healthy eating a cinch because you always have something already made in your freezer.
  • Meal Planning: Meal planning saves time and these make ahead breakfasts can easily be integrated into your weekly meal plan!

Make-Ahead/Freezer Breakfast Tips

Save time, energy, and money with these basic make-ahead freezer tips!

Freeze fruit that is about to go bad: Have a bundle of bananas or a few cartons of berries that are about to go bad? Freeze them so that you can use them in smoothies or baked goods for later! Check out this post where we teach you how to freeze bananas.

Buy bread in bulk when it’s on sale: If you see your favorite bread on sale at the store, buy a few loaves and freeze them for later when you don’t have time to go to the store!

Seal food tightly: Make sure to seal your food and remove as much air as possible before freezing to prevent freezer burn. Speaking of sealing food, below are a few freezer essentials you’re going to need!

Make a double or triple batch: Instead of making just one batch of breakfast burritos or pancakes, make 2 so that you can freeze some for later! It’ll save you time and energy in the long run.

Use what you have: Following a recipe that calls for raspberries, but you have blueberries? Use what you have on hand so that you don’t waste any food!

Eat by date: Always put an eat by date on your food so that you know how long it’s been in your freezer!

And now, here are 8 amazing healthy meal prep breakfast recipes that you can easily freeze for later following these simple tutorials. Enjoy and happy meal prepping!

Make-Ahead Breakfasts Video

Bagel Ham and Cheese Quiches

If you’re a savory breakfast lover you’re going to love these Freezer Bagel Quiches. These quiches use your favorite bagel as their crust and are made with ham, cheese, and eggs. Get the full recipe HERE and learn how to make-ahead and freeze it below.

bagel quiche
  1. First, make an entire batch of our Bagel Ham and Cheese Quiches. You’ll need 6 total bagels and don’t forget to save the bagel sleeve for freezing!
  2. Next, let each of the bagel quiches cool completely.
  3. Then tightly wrap each half in tin foil and remove as much air as possible.
  4. Write: Ham and Cheese Bagel Quiche on each bagel with the eat by date (3 months from the time you made it) on it as well.
  5. Place bagels back into the plastic bagel sleeve they came in and remove as much air as possible. Seal with a rubber band or twist tie.
  6. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  7. Thaw/Reheat: Remove bagel from the freezer and unwrap.
  8. Place in toaster and toast on high for a few minutes. Alternatively, defrost in the microwave for a few minutes.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cups

Baked oatmeal cups are full of whole grains, fiber, and flavor. Our peanut butter chocolate chip baked oatmeal cups are a fan favorite that need to live in your freezer year-round! Get the full recipe HERE and learn how to make-ahead and freeze it below.

baked oatmeal cups how to freeze
  1. First, make a batch of our peanut butter chocolate chip baked oatmeal cups. Then, let them cool completely.
  2. Place cooled oatmeal cups on a baking sheet and then place in the freezer for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Write: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cups along with the eat by date (3 months from the time you made it) on a freezer-safe gallon-size bag.
  4. Once the oatmeal cups are frozen, transfer into the plastic bag. Remove as much air as possible and seal.
  5. Place in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  6. Thaw/Reheat: Place 2 frozen oatmeal cups on a microwave-safe plate. Defrost in the microwave. 

Sheet Pan French Toast (Full Sleeve!)

Ever wonder how to prepare make-ahead French toast? Your prayers have been answered with the super simple tutorial on how to make meal-prep sheet pan French toast. Get the full recipe HERE and learn how to make-ahead and freeze it below.

freezer meal prep french toast
  1. Begin by doubling our Sheet Pan French Toast recipe or by just making your entire sleeve of bread into French Toast. Don’t forget to save the plastic sleeve the bread came in for later.
  2. Let French toast pieces cool completely.
  3. Then, wrap 2 pieces of French toast together with a piece of tin foil. Remember, 2 pieces of French toast is 1 serving in the recipe. Repeat for all pieces of French toast
  4. Write: French Toast along with the eat by date (3 months from the time you made it) on the tin foil of each serving of French toast.
  5. Place French toast pairs back into the bread bag and remove as much air as possible and seal with a rubber band or twist tie.
  6. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  7. Thaw/Reheat: To thaw, remove a serving of French toast from the freezer.
  8. Remove tin foil and let sit for a few minutes so that you can separate the 2 pieces of bread.
  9. Place French toast in the toaster and toast for a few minutes. Alternatively, defrost in the microwave for a few minutes.

Banana Pancake Muffins

Can’t choose between pancakes or muffins? Make our Healthy Banana Pancake Muffins and freeze them for later for an easy grab-and-go breakfast option made with whole grains. Get the full recipe HERE and learn how to make-ahead and freeze it below.

photos of banana pancake muffins
  1. First, make a batch of Banana Pancake Muffins. Then, let pancake muffins cool completely.
  2. Place muffins on a baking sheet and freeze for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Write: Banana Pancake Muffins on a freezer-safe gallon-size bag along with the eat by date (3 months from the time you made it) on it as well.
  4. Then, transfer the frozen muffins into the bag. Remove as much air as possible and seal.
  5. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  6. Thaw/Reheat: Remove muffins from the freezer bag and place on a microwave-safe plate. Defrost in the microwave for a few minutes.

Steel Cut Oatmeal

Steel-cut oatmeal is healthy and delicious, but it takes forever to make. Make a batch of steel-cut oatmeal (or any kind of oatmeal) and freeze it in a muffin tin for an easy thaw and reheat any morning of the week! Learn how to make oatmeal every way possible HERE and learn how to make-ahead and freeze it below.

freezer oatmeal
  1. First, make a batch of your favorite oatmeal. You can find our favorite basic oatmeal recipes HERE.
  2. Then, let the oatmeal cool completely.
  3. Generously spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Spoon cooked oatmeal into each muffin cup, filling all the way to the top.
  5. Place in the freezer and freeze for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  6. Remove from freezer and let sit on the countertop for around 10 minutes to thaw. OR, run hot water on the bottom of the muffin tin to loosen the oatmeal that way.
  7. Remove each oatmeal cup from the muffin tin (we use a knife and they pop right out) and transfer into a freezer-safe gallon-size bag.
  8. Remove as much air from the bag as possible and seal.
  9. Write: Oatmeal on the bag along with the eat by date (3 months from the time you made it) on it as well.
  10. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  11. Thaw/Reheat: To thaw, remove 2-3 muffin cups from the freezer and place into a microwave-safe bowl.
  12. Defrost in the microwave for 2-3 minutes and then microwave on high for 30-60 seconds.

Fajita Breakfast Burritos

There’s nothing better than a hearty breakfast burrito for the first meal of the day. Our Fajita Breakfast Burritos recipe makes 8 burritos, so let’s get cooking so we can freeze them for later. Get the full recipe HERE and learn how to make-ahead and freeze it below.

how to make freezer burritos
  1. First, make a batch of our Fajita Breakfast Burritos. Then, let them cool completely.
  2. Tightly wrap each burrito in a piece of plastic wrap, removing as much air as possible. Then, wrap each burrito again in a piece of tin foil, removing as much air as possible.
  3. Write: Fajita Breakfast Burrito on each burrito along with the eat by date (3 months from the time you made it) on it as well.
  4. Transfer burritos into a freezer-safe gallon-size bag and then remove as much air as possible and seal.
  5. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  6. Thaw/Reheat: Unwrap 1 burrito (make sure to remove tin foil and plastic wrap) and place it on a microwave-safe plate. Defrost in the microwave.

Healthy Pancakes

Love pancakes, but hate how long they take to make? Make a double or triple batch of one of our healthy pancake recipes and freeze them in single servings for later! Get 6 of our favorite healthy pancake recipes HERE and learn how to make-ahead and freeze them below.

freezer pancakes
  1. First, make a batch (or double batch!) of one of our healthy pancake recipes.
  2. Let pancakes cool completely.
  3. Then, wrap 2 pancakes together with a piece of tin foil. Remove as much air as possible.
  4. Write: Pancakes along with the eat by date (3 months from the time you made it) on it as well.
  5. Repeat until all pancakes are gone.
  6. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  7. Thaw/Reheat: To thaw, remove a pair of pancakes from the freezer.
  8. Remove tin foil and let sit for a few minutes so that you can separate the 2 pancakes.
  9. Place pancakes in the toaster and toast for a few minutes. Alternatively, you can defrost in the microwave.

Strawberry Banana Spinach Smoothies

While smoothies are a quick breakfast option, you can save even more time by prepping your smoothie in a bag so that all you need to do is add milk and blend! Get the full recipe HERE and learn how to make-ahead and freeze it below.

smoothie in a bag
  1. Follow the “for the bag instructions” in THIS post to make our strawberry banana spinach smoothie freezer bags.
  2. Then, write Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie on each bag along with the eat by date (3 months from the time you made it) on it as well.
  3. Remove as much air as possible from each bag and seal.
  4. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  5. To make: Remove a bag from the freezer and dump the contents into a high-speed blender.
  6. Add around 1/2 cup to 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk + 2 tablespoons of your favorite protein powder to the blender.
  7. Blend on high for 1 minute.

More Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

Want more make-ahead breakfast recipes? Check out some of our other recipes that would be perfect to freeze for later!

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