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Freezer {speed}cooking-Breakfast Burritos and Baked Apple Oatmeal Squares

on January 18, 2012

I attempt to do small batches of pre-cooked, ready to eat freezer meals once a week.  My goal is to spend only an hour or two and work through two or three recipes.

This week my goal was to work on some breakfast meals.  I love giving my kiddos healthy, wholesome breakfasts…but hate the mess it makes and the time it takes.  We try to move through breakfast quickly so we can move on to schooling.

I started with Baked Oatmeal Squares…this is a newer recipe in our house, but we love it!  I am listing an original recipe and my (healthier) version of it.

Original Baked Oatmeal

3 cups rolled oats

1 cup brown sugar

2 t. cinnamon

2 t. baking powder

1 t. salt

1 cup. milk

2 eggs

1/2 cup melted butter

2 t. vanilla extract

My Version ( mine is a doubled version)

6 cups rolled oats

1 qt. jar of apple pie filling (which we canned this fall)

4 t. baking powder

2 t. salt

2 c. milk

4 eggs

1 cup applesauce (we canned this too!)

3 T. vanilla (home made)

Add all ingredients and mix well.  Pour onto greased cookie sheets, or cake pans.  Cook for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.

I didn’t quite have enough to fill two cookie sheets.  {oops}

After baking, and slight cooling, I sliced them up into square bars, left them on the cookie sheets, and put them in the freezer.  When they were frozen, I broke them apart into little bars.

 I put them in some gallon freezer bags and they will be ready to eat in a matter of (microwave) seconds!

*NOTE:  we’ve tried both versions…my kids like both, I prefer the first.  Then again, anything with butter tastes better, right?

While the Oatmeal was baking we started in on the breakfast burritos.

I have a general recipe, but you can add whatever makes you and yours happiest!

18 eggs

1-2 cups milk

a few cups of frozen hash browns

green peppers


I didn’t add any meat this time, but I have added in bacon or sausage for some added yumminess.

When the eggs are cooked I put them onto a flour tortilla sprinkled with cheese and roll them up.

Here is the key to keeping them perfect in the freezer…

  1. Wrap each burrito in a paper towel
  2. Take the buritto that has been wrapped to the paper towel and re-wrap it in tin foil.

 My boys love to make an assembly line and help with this.

When they are all wrapped up, stack them in your freezer, and you have a hearty breakfast on the go!

Remove tinfoil, but not the paper towel, before warming in the microwave.

Happy {speed}cooking!



2 responses to “Freezer {speed}cooking-Breakfast Burritos and Baked Apple Oatmeal Squares

  1. Penny Tocheri says:

    Love your good helpers in the kitchen! Yummy! What beautiful brown eggs!

  2. great ideas! never thought to freeze those.

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