I have a love-hate relationship with cooking. I love it because for years, it’s been a hobby of mine, and then it became a career. It’s brought me a lot of good things! But I hate it because: time. Or, rather, a lack of it. When you have a toddler, you can’t exactly spend a leisurely morning making waffles. I’ve learned that when I do have time to cook—mostly on the weekends—I need to prep as many meals as I possibly can to make weekdays easier. And make-and-freeze breakfasts are the perfect place to start because mornings are the most chaotic time of the day.
The problem with freezer meals is that some things just don’t freeze well. Who wants to waste all that time preparing something to freeze and have it end up being inedible? So you have my personal guarantee that these breakfasts are freezer-friendly because I’ve made every single one of them—and most, I’ve made multiple times.
Make & Freeze Cinnamon Peach Baked Oatmeal Squares
I’m not a fan of freezing traditional oatmeal—I know a lot of people do it, but I’ve found that to get a creamy texture upon reheating, I have to add a lot of liquid, and adding all that liquid dilutes the flavor. Boo. This is the perfect solution: oatmeal in squares. It’s like oatmeal meets cake meets bread pudding and it’s a favorite in our house.
Almond Butter Pancakes from Two Peas and Their Pod
These are simple to make and I love that they incorporate almond butter for a protein boost.
Sweet Potato Banana Bites from The Lean Green Bean
I don’t know what it is about these things, but Sweet Pea can’t get enough of them. I’ve made several batches—they freeze beautifully and they work well in lunchboxes too.
Cottage Cheese Pancakes from Weelicious
There’s a lot of vanilla in this recipe, so these pancakes smell amazing when they’re cooking. And cottage cheese is a great source of protein!
Banana French Toast Sticks
French toast is one of our favorite make-and-freeze breakfasts—and when you cut it into sticks, they’re great for toddlers. Serve them with applesauce, yogurt or maple syrup for dipping.
Spinach Ricotta Bites from Weelicious
For a savory make-and-freeze breakfast option, give these ricotta bites a try. We also love them for lunch or dinner with marinara for dipping.
Frozen Yogurt Bites from Hello Glow
These super-easy yogurt bites are perfect for teething toddlers and you can customize them by using different sweeteners, seasonal fruit, and other add-ins.
Mini Margherita Quinoa Frittatas from Kitchen Treaty
Make some for your kiddos and some for yourself because these protein-packed frittatas are good!