I have long been a fan of breakfast. I'm not sure when or why it started, but breakfast is easily my favorite food group, if you can call it a food group. From Lucky Charms and Trix (thank you, grandparents) to pancakes, waffles and eggs benedict, I have an affinity for breakfast foods and could easily eat them every meal.
I am not, however, a morning person. I'm more of a brunch girl, if we're being honest. I love a nice big "breakfast" of pancakes, eggs, fruit - the works - somewhere around 10 am. Work, on the other hand, starts at 7, which presents a real problem for this night owl.
Recently I realized that I needed to come up with better breakfast solutions. I was eating far too much sodium between the instant oatmeals and store-bought breakfast burritos. Not to mention, that gets expensive! I decided I needed to find ways to have breakfast that I make without having to get up any earlier.
Enter my new obsession, the pre-made breakfast.
I did a lot of googling, pinteresting, and more googling and found several breakfast recipes that freeze and reheat well. I also found recipes that are meant to be enjoyed cold. I've been making this and stocking our freezer with them. They're homemade, meaning I know every ingredient that goes into them, and healthy. Some of my favorites are
Refrigerator Oatmeal from The Yummy Life
Cream Cheese Pancakes from I Breathe...I'm Hungry
3-2-1 Custard from The Greenbacks Gal
Finding these recipes has really made a difference for me. I love that I can have hot pancakes in the morning without having to stand over the griddle. Truly, 1 minute in the microwave and they're just as good as when I pulled them out! The refrigerator oatmeals are grand, especially when it's already 80 degrees in the morning. I also love that I have variety at my fingertips. I am definitely not one who can eat the same breakfast every day. I love breakfast and I love variety, and I love that these make ahead recipes allow me to have both without too much stress in the mornings.