Make and Freeze Back-to-School Breakfasts

When you cook and freeze breakfast items ahead of time, you’ll always have something handy to serve before school, even on hectic mornings. Try making double or triple batches of any of these recipes.

Pancakes

Instead of buying mixes, make homemade pancakes and let them cool before storing in the freezer. Use these tips to lighten up your next batch.

Recipes to try:

Lemon Blueberry Pancakes (pictured at top)

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Apple Pancakes

Apple Pancakes

Stack of Apple Pancakes with Syrup on a White Plate

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Muffins

Extra-large store-bought muffins are typically brimming with calories. Make your own so you control the muffin size and ingredient list.

Recipes to try:

Apple Muffins; Ellie Krieger

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

Food Network's Blueberry Whole Wheat Muffins

Photo by: Tara Donne ©FOOD NETWORK : 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Tara Donne, FOOD NETWORK : 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Ellie Krieger's Caramelized Onion Gruyere Quiche as seen on Food Network

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Stephen Johnson, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Quiches & Frittata

Cook these egg dishes ahead, and then let them cool before freezing them. Pop them in the oven or microwave to reheat. Eggs offer an easy way to get in hunger-fighting protein.

Recipes to try:

Giada DeLaurentiis Mini Frittatas

Photo by: Armando Rafael

Armando Rafael

Smoothies

Place the smoothie ingredients in a freezer-safe container and freeze. Toss in the blender—it’ll take 2 minutes to whip up a healthy breakfast you can feel good about serving.

Recipes to try:

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Bobby Flay's Coconut Water Smoothie with Mango, Banana, and Strawberries

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Matt Armendariz, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Ellie Krieger's Blueberry Blast Smoothie

Photo by: Tara Donne ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Tara Donne, 2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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Sandra Lee's Honeydew Smoothie

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Tara Donne, 2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Guy's Rockin Smoothie

Photo by: Tara Donne ©FOOD NETWORK : 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Tara Donne, FOOD NETWORK : 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

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