If you are looking for easy to make breakfast recipes for your busy morning, you are in the right place. These are make-ahead breakfasts that are freezer-friendly which will save you tons of time!
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Look, I may not a busy mom but my job takes the most time of my day. Here’s why:
I try to make my day as productive as I can so that when I wake up, I do my coffee and eat breakfast. Then if I have the mood to exercise, I’ll do it. If not, I go straight to my workroom and work until lunchtime.
Most of the days, I prefer something quick for breakfast. Healthy and quick. Something that won’t make me sleepy to keep the focus on what I have to do.
This is why make-ahead breakfasts come in handy. It keeps me on the budget and it’s easy to do.
Let’s say you do grocery for one month of breakfast (breakfast burritos for 15 days and pancakes for the rest of the month). Calculate the cost and divide it 30, you’ll see how much you spend for 1 day (only for breakfast).
It’s cheaper than having to cook a meal for each time of the day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Details on this will be in another post!
That’s when I realize that making meals ahead help me spend less on food. Which is great! More money goes to saving! If you are wondering if I did the same for dinner, I did not.
For dinner, I cook a meal that can be eaten for 2-3 days, so that the dinner budget is kept on track.
Here are some tips that could help you get into this make-ahead meal prep:
Tip #1: Start with simple recipes
I remember the first time I made a big batch of breakfast burritos, it was overwhelming. As a beginner, I tried to make simple breakfast burrito’s filling and then make variations as you go. Not only to prevent you from getting bored eating the same thing again and again but also not burdening you a lot. For example, you can do it for 10 days at first and make 2 types of filling. If you think is okay, you can move on making a big batch of 20 days and so on. Me personally, I will do 2 times 15 days batch. Today, I’m making it for 15 days and the rest is on the next day. It does not overwhelm me and I can make 2 different recipes without messing up my kitchen a lot.
Tip #2: Make space in your freezer
Lesson learned that when I do meal prep, it’s best to clean out the freezer and separate some stuff from the other. You do not want to mix your frozen chicken with your freezer breakfast. Store your chicken and cooked meals separately in different places. To sum that, make a specific space for your freezer-only meals.
Tip #3: Invest in some good freezer containers
Not only these freezer containers great for storing waffles, pancakes or casseroles, but they also help to organize your freezer. By having your own freezer containers, it’s good for the environment and you save more money!
So, shall we look into these recipes?
#1 Breakfast Burrito
The breakfast burrito is a staple for make-ahead breakfast or lunch. Easy to make, pop in the freezer for one month and reheat it every time you want to eat. Easy peasy! Try this recipe to make it yourself!
My favorite thing to add to this is spinach, you can add frozen or fresh spinach to make it more healthy. Defrost the spinach in microwave and add to the filling mix. I eat this with a cup of warm green tea for lunch!
Need a recipe for 3 weeks straight? Why not try these sandwiches for easy on the go breakfast. Heat up the sandwiches in the microwave while preparing yourself to work and grab it before you leave home. Your morning will be much easier!
I gotta share this because it’s my personal favorite. These banana oatmeal pancakes are the best ever! It’s healthy and filling you up. Two pieces of pancakes, drizzle them with some maple syrup and fresh blueberries or strawberry. It tastes the best!
The best part? No need to heat it up with a pan, just microwave it for 1 minute 30 seconds (depending on what microwave you have, mine is 1200 watts).
These low carb breakfast casseroles are a perfect meal for a large group. Great for a week’s worth of breakfast and easy to make.
These smoothie recipes are one of my go-to recipes to eat after a workout. When you mix it with protein powder, it makes a healthy breakfast option after a workout. It fills you up until lunchtime!
If you are a sweet tooth like my husband, you will love this recipe. Since I have a stomach that can’t digest regular whole milk in the morning, a dairy-free breakfast option is what I prefer. Since I have no problem with almond milk, these blueberry muffins are great for me.
Bored with burritos? Try these frittatas! Packed with protein and a great option for kids too!
#8 Oatmeal bars
There’s something about oatmeal that I love to add to my breakfast. It’s filling you up and give you fiber at the same time. Instead of plain oatmeal porridge, why not make these oatmeal breakfast bars. Great when you’re craving for chocolate in the morning!
What I love from this waffle recipe that it is a mix of flour and sweet potato. At least, I am not feeling so guilty in the morning eating a lot of carbs! Sweet potato is known to be a good source of carbs (as long as you don’t overeat it). And because I am a carb-lover girl, I can eat this without feeling too much guilt!
#10 Banana bread
If you love to eat bread in the morning, this banana bread recipe is perfect for you. Pair it with green tea and you get yourself a healthy breakfast.
All of these make-ahead breakfast recipes are easy to make and you can save more money at the same time. It sounds like a win in my book!
Let me know in the comments which recipes you would love to try? My two favorite recipes are breakfast burritos and pancakes! You gotta try them!
See ya in the next post!