DIY Freezer Breakfasts
No matter how you look at it, freezer breakfasts are simply brilliant. That box of frozen waffles from the supermarket has the right idea (convenience, convenience, convenience), but you can do SO much better if you do it yourself! Just set aside one hour a week—at a time that works for you—and you’ll have delicious, nutritious, convenient breakfasts all week long.
Breakfast on the Run
Most people don’t have the time to prepare breakfast in the morning, let alone time to sit down and eat. If you and your family are in the habit of breakfast on the run, check out these sweet and savory hand-held meals!
Tasty and healthy Baked Oatmeal Cups from She Likes Food are grab-n-go variations of the baked oatmeal phenomenon. These gluten-free cups come in great flavor-combinations like blueberry-almond and apple-cinnamon. After the baked cups have cooled, just pop each one into a sandwich-size baggie and freeze for up to 3 months!
The quintessential breakfast-on-the-go is the frozen breakfast burrito. But store-bought varieties leave a lot to be desired, so why compromise flavor and nutrition when you can make your own in only 30 minutes? Kitchn walks you through the entire process—including how to assemble, freeze, and reheat.
For healthier versions that emphasize vegetable combinations like sweet-potato-and-black bean or kale-mushroom-and-feta, check out Self’s 12 Healthy Breakfast Burritos. Once you taste these fresh breakfast burritos, overflowing with fluffy scrambled eggs, cheese, and the salsa of your choice, you’ll never go back to store-bought again!
Gourmet Breakfast at Home
Imagine a morning when you have time to sit down for a family meal. Maybe it’s a weekend with no soccer games. Or maybe you’ve got out-of-town guests who’ve popped in unexpectedly. Wouldn’t you love to serve a really special breakfast without having to wake up before dawn?
Make sure you’ve got a batch of these gourmet Lemon Ricotta Pancakes from Baker By Nature in the freezer, and you’ll always be ready to whip up a restaurant-style breakfast at a moment’s notice! The ricotta makes these pancakes lighter than regular pancakes, and the fresh lemon zest makes them pleasantly fragrant. For even fluffier pancakes, whip the egg whites before gently folding them into the rest of the batter.
These pancakes freeze and reheat like a dream! After cooking, allow them to cool completely, then stack with a sheet of waxed paper between each pancake, put in a gallon plastic bag, and freeze for up to two months! When you are ready to serve, reheat the pancakes on a microwave-safe dish, uncovered, for one-to-two minutes or until hot. To balance the tangy flavor of the lemons, serve with blueberry syrup!
Casseroles for Company
If you’re ever required to serve breakfast to a small army of guests, these breakfast casseroles can be made in advance, frozen, then reheated the morning you’re serving—and no one will ever know you got to sleep in!
For a hearty twist on quiche that even the pickiest of eaters will love, try this Hash Brown Quiche from Taste of Home! Instead of the standard pastry crust, this quiche uses hash browns for the base, with a flavorful ham, pepper, cheese, egg and milk filling. There’s no end to the variations of flavors you can substitute—here’s one with bacon and zucchini. Cool completely before covering tightly with foil and freezing.
A holiday favorite, Blueberry Stuffed French Toast from Creative Culinary will be your kids’ most requested breakfast! Make sure to have some fresh whipped cream on hand the day you’re serving it, as well as maple syrup. With a dozen eggs in the recipe, this dish is more substantial and nutritious than it looks!
These breakfast casseroles are delicious, easy to make, and freeze beautifully—what’s not to love? Be sure to bake these casseroles in a glass dish, so you can go straight from the freezer to the microwave. To serve, thaw uncovered in the microwave on the defrost setting. For best results, reheat the thawed casserole in a 350-degree oven until hot, about 15-30 minutes.
Breakfast To Go or At Home in Crystal Valley
Wherever you eat your breakfast, you know it will be a snap to prepare at one of the chef-friendly kitchens in the master-planned Crystal Valley. Visit one of the fastest- growing communities in the state, with new homes from Kauffman Homes, Century Communities, D.R. Horton, and Richmond American Homes. There’s lots to do in the surrounding area, so stop by to find the new home of your dreams in ranch and two-story models, priced from the $300s.