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Freezer Cooking for Breakfasts

Posted By Jessica Fisher On July 12, 2010 @ 8:00 am In Freezer Cooking | 22 Comments

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Breakfast can be a rough meal of the day. You know it’s good for you and your family to eat a good breakfast each morning, but getting it together can be a tough job to tackle.

Freezer cooking [4] can save the day!

You’ll be pleasantly surprised to see what great breakfasts you can pull off if you do some prep work ahead of time. Here are just a few ideas to get you started.

Here’s a run-down of my breakfast freezer meals this month:

[12]Over the course of the last couple days, my kitchen has seen some action. FishChick came down with a fever and my mom was here for a visit, so I didn’t do the concentrated all day cooking thing, but tackled things in fits and spurts.

  • Assembly-line mix-making resulted in the following: Instant Oatmeal Packets [13], Mix and Match Muffin Mix [14], Biscuit Mix [15], Brownie Mix [16], and Pancake Mix [17]
  • I found a loaf of Texas Toast on markdown at Sprouts [18] so I baked up some Oven French Toast. [19] I cooled it on a wire rack and then put it in the freezer in a 2-gallon freezer bag. I made some slices whole and cut others in half. I’ve got teenage boy eaters and itty-bitty, birdy girl eaters. So, now each has his or her own size.
  • I love having both a bread machine and a KitchenAid! I got both those babies doing double duty and made double batches of both Cinnamon Rolls [9] and Chocolate Butterhorns [20]. I flash froze them on every tray I own and then once they were solid, moved them to freezer bags.
  • Lastly, me and my food processor joined forces to make a huge batch of Raspberry Blueberry Scones. [11] These are so good! I cannot imagine what they would be like if I used heavy cream like the original recipe I tweaked says.

All I can say is that breakfast oughta be suh-weet around here in the coming weeks!

Curious about freezer cooking? Consider purchasing my cookbook, Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook [21] from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your local bookstore. It’s chock full with over 200 freezer-friendly recipes, planning pages, shopping lists, cooking plans, and basic and advanced how-to’s to making freezer cooking work for any home, family, and lifestyle.

What does breakfast look like at YOUR house?


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[4] Freezer cooking: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/03/preparing-for-freezer-cooking.html

[5] Make a Your Own Baking Mixes: http://goodcheapeats.com/2010/07/make-your-own-mixes/

[6] Coconut-Lime Muffins with Chocolate Chips: http://goodcheapeats.com/2010/07/coconut-lime-muffins-with-chocolate-chips

[7] Prepare Your Own Instant Oatmeal: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/03/frugal-friday-making-my-own-instant-oatmeal.html

[8] Enjoy Cinnamon Roll Convenience Without the Can: http://goodcheapeats.com/2010/03/cinnamon-roll-convenience-without-can/

[9] a bag of cinnamon rolls: http://goodcheapeats.com/2009/10/whole-grain-cinnamon-rolls/

[10] Chocolate Butterhorns: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/04/chocolate-butterhorns-perfect-for-freezing-perfect-for-anytime.html

[11] Raspberry-Blueberry Scones: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/06/4th-of-july-recipes-and-an-ultimate-recipe-swap.html

[12] Image: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/07/freezer-cooking-plan-for-july.html/mixes

[13] Instant Oatmeal Packets: http://lifeasmom.com../2010/03/frugal-friday-making-my-own-instant-oatmeal.html

[14] Mix and Match Muffin Mix: http://goodcheapeats.com/2009/11/mix-and-match-muffins/

[15] Biscuit Mix: http://goodcheapeats.com/2010/01/drop-biscuits/

[16] Brownie Mix: http://goodcheapeats.com/2009/12/cocoa-brownies/

[17] Pancake Mix: http://goodcheapeats.com/2010/01/pancakes-easy-pantry-staple/

[18] on markdown at Sprouts: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/06/grocery-geek-presents-a-weekly-shopping-trip.html

[19] Oven French Toast.: http://goodcheapeats.com/2009/07/oven-french-toast/

[20] Chocolate Butterhorns: http://lifeasmom.com../2010/04/chocolate-butterhorns-perfect-for-freezing-perfect-for-anytime.html

[21] Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1558327568/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1558327568&linkCode=as2&tag=oflwtf-20

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