Making your own breakfast items to freeze and enjoy in the weeks ahead can be a great way to save money.
Raspberry Baked Oatmeal(Cakes)
Last month I did a big day of cooking with my kids and freezing the fruits of our labors. We’ve eaten well, yet we still have a lot left in the freezer. I had tried to stretch out the meat dishes with simpler, cheaper fare like beans and rice, quesadillas, and pasta. I guess I did a pretty good job as last month’s freezer cooking is going to last well into March.
So, for my freezing cooking this month, I worked on breakfast.
Breakfast is a challenging meal for me. My kids wake at different times of the morning. They range in age from three to fourteen, and their appetites are about as varied. Lately, however, it seems like everyone is having a growth spurt.
My freezer cooking this past week has focused on breakfast. Here’s what I’ve cooked up to freeze ahead of time:
- Slow Cooker Applesauce (we got 30 pounds of ugly apples from our co-op)
- Basic Pancakes (baked as well as in mixes)
- Spiced Whole Grain Waffles (baked as well as in mixes)
- Raspberry and Cream Scones
- Ginger Coconut Scones
- Maple Granola with Oats, Nuts and Seeds
- Milk and Honey Granola
- Raspberry Baked Oatmeal (Cakes)
The Raspberry Baked Oatmeal (Cakes) were a huge hit. In fact, the first batch didn’t even make it to the freezer. While I loved the baked oatmeal in a 9×13 dish, the rest of my crew was reticent even to try it. However, once I baked it in muffin pans, no one was the wiser. Huge score! Ready to make batches and batches of these to freeze.
Rather than spend a lot of time on one day, I just made big batches of everything when I cooked breakfast each morning. Worked like a charm. Little minutes count!
How has freezer cooking gone for you lately?
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