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.