Yesterday I spent about four hours bustling about the kitchen. My mission? To get our breakfasts for the month prepped and in the freezer.
Breakfasts for freezer cooking?
Yes, indeedy. Breakfast foods like baked oatmeal, energy bars, granola, and quick breads freeze wonderfully. Pancake, waffle, and muffin mixes are easy to make ahead. And though we’re doing a Pantry Challenge, I was able to pull it off with a lot of pantry staples that I already had.
Here’s what I prepped. The page numbers denote what page of my cookbook you can find the recipes.
- Spiced Pumpkin Flax Bread, page 288, 1 batch, 2 loaves
- Wholesome Energy Bars,* page 321, 2 batches, 24 bars
- Better Instant Oatmeal Packets, page 257, 40 packets
- Bulk-Batch Pancake Mix, page 258, 4 batches
- Lemon-and-Honey Flax Waffles, page 264, 2 batches
- Cranberry-Orange Granola, page 255, 2 batches
- Breakfast Cookies,* page 267, 1 batch
- Raspberry Baked Oatmeal, Good Cheap Eats, 2 batches
I think we’re set, don’t you?
Cozy Winter Breakfasts Cooking Plan
I prepped the cooking plan for your benefit as well as mine. You can download the whole shebang, including grocery list and cooking directions and get to work pretty quickly.
I did make a few substitutions based on what I had. For instance, I didn’t go out and buy oranges for zesting, but used lemon zest from the freezer instead. I was fast and loose with the cooking oils, using sunflower instead of olive or coconut where applicable. You can make the same kinds of substitutions without a problem.
With school starting back on Monday, I wanted to make things as easy as possible. I think this will do the trick.
Have YOU done any freezer cooking lately?