Frugal Friday – Make Ahead Frozen Breakfasts

Stacks of Waffles from bcmom at Flickr

Stacks of Waffles from bcmom at Flickr

When I am left with too many eggs or bread on the brink of stale then it is time to whip out massive quantities of french toast. The kids love to mix up their breakfast with frozen convenience foods like waffles, pancakes, and french toast sticks and for pennies I can provide the same kind of easy hot breakfast as the more expensive store bought versions.

After the french toast has been cooled I pack it in small freezer bags or Press and Seal wrap (to keep the frost out) in groups of twos (I do the same with pancakes & waffles) and toss them in the freezer. When the kids get a hankering for something hot for breakfast before school all they have to do is open a pack of two and put them on a plate and zap them until hot in the microwave. I have found that by freezing them in two packs they don’t get wasted or accidentally left open in the freezer. If your kids are always begging for the fancy french toast sticks, just cut each slice of french toast into four strips before freezing. It’s a great way to save money on quick breakfast foods and I think homemade tastes better anyway.

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2 responses to “Frugal Friday – Make Ahead Frozen Breakfasts

  1. I do this, too! In fact, I’ll pick up croissants or bread from the day-old shelf just for this purpose. (Croissants make killer French Toast, LOL!)
    Do you make your toast on top of the stove or in the oven? I find the oven version very easy. I just prepare the bread as usual, then I put it on a cookie sheet coated with non-stick spray. I put this in the oven at 350 degrees, 7 minutes on one side and 3 on the other. This way I can make 8 pieces at a time instead of the four my griddle pan holds.
    Did you know you can also make egg-McMuffin kind of sandwiches, too? I make up biscuits (from a can–scratch are not my talent), then I fry some bacon and make some scrambled eggs. I make biscuit sandwiches with the bacon, eggs and a slice of cheese, then I wrap them up individually and freeze them. My younger sons love them (they are 18 and 22) and say it only takes a minute or two in the microwave to cook them up.
    I like your idea of freezing the food in individual servings!

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