Make Ahead Freezer Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches

Make Ahead Freezer Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches

Good Morning. July was quite the month over in the DDOP Home. We’ve got lots of exciting things happening, I did a Weight Watchers take over, which was such an amazing opportunity. My blog got so much exposure, and I am so grateful. (If you’re new around here, HEY THERE! Glad to have you. Hope you enjoy delicious food and lots of rambling.) We also took a small vacation to Lake Michigan! Eric’s family has owned an absolutely gorgeous property right on the lake for over 100 years. It was so good to relax and unwind. I had so much down time especially after Pepper went to bed that I didn’t even know what to do with myself. (No Netflix on the Lake! haha) 

I am so glad I thought to stuff my recipe notebook in my bag at the last minute, so I was able to write some of my recipes and jot down ideas for new ones. The air was so crisp and cool at night that it reminded me so much of fall, so there’s lots of soups and fall comfort food on the way over here soon enough. I get so excited to be in the kitchen in the fall. Ya’ll know how much I LOVE cooking, but turning on the oven in the summer is such a sweaty bummer. 

 

Even though I’ve been out of school for quite sometime. ( Approximately 10 Years actually. Eek has it really been that long?) and Pepper hasn’t entered the school season of her life yet. I still think of school back in session when it comes to fall. And I know many of you HAVE to think of school right now. Crock pot meals, quick breakfasts, anything a little quicker and easier to get you back into the swing of school season.

 

I’ve been making these freezer friendly breakfast sandwiches for a few years now, I love having them as a super easy and healthy (if you play your cards right) breakfast option. These are Eric’s absolute favorite. I make his with real eggs & a pork sausage patty because he needs a little more substance for his long work days, and he couldn’t care less about points or calories because he doesn’t need to watch his weight. (grumble) The best thing about these sandwiches is that they are completely customizable, I’ve done center cut bacon, turkey bacon, deli ham, Canadian bacon, turkey or chicken sausage patties, or just egg & cheese! Just remember, depending on the sandwich filings you use the WW points and calories could be more or less! 

Eric and I have been so busy with the farm house that we have gotten into a terrible habit of grabbing breakfast sandwiches out and about. I usually grab a Egg White Delight or a Subway Egg & Ham Flat Bread on days that we just want to get straight to work on the house. This time around while grocery shopping I decided to do the math and see how much money we save by not grabbing breakfast at Mcdonalds, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, Etc. to make 12 sandwiches It’s about $20.00! How many sandwiches can I get for 20 bucks? I think 4ish. Maybe 5, Depending on where you go. So I’m calling that a serious WIN. 

Now I’ll stop talking your ears off and I’ll show you how to make these guys:

 

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

Start off by pouring about 3 cups of egg beaters into a 9×13 sheet pan. Make sure the pan is sprayed fairly well all over and on the edges. Or you’ll have a serious mess. I’ve done that multiple times while in a rush. Trust me out of all the steps, you won’t want to skip that one. Pop the pan into a 350 degree preheated oven for 15 minutes. 

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

*If you want you can use whole eggs too. Go ahead and whisk a dozen eggs together, Pour into the sprayed 9×13 pan. Pop into preheated 350 degree oven for 13 minutes instead of the 15 with the egg beaters. 

Freezer Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches

Fry up your bacon! 

Freezer Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches

I just love bacon. Set it aside on some paper towels to sop up some of that delicious extra grease. 

Freezer Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches

I use these english muffins because they are only 2 Smart Points and 90 calories per muffin. I find mine at Walmart & Jewel Osco. Save the bags. You’ll need them later. 

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

If you need to: take a moment and slice open your english muffins and set aside. Most muffins are pre-sliced. These ones are not.

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

After your eggs are done baking, cut into 12 squares. You’ll probably be able to cut them accurately. I don’t know what I was doing, not paying attention to cutting squares, that’s for sure. 

  Freezer Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches

Next, I make of an assembly line and I start building sandwiches. This recipe makes 12 sandwiches, but I normally double or even triple it so that there’s about a month worth of “work week/school week” breakfast sandwiches ready to go.

IMPORTANT: These items need to completely cool before you make the sandwiches up. You can let them set on the counter for about 20-25 minutes or place them in the fridge for 10 minutes. 

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

Lay out all the english muffin bottoms

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

Layer your egg squares, followed by a piece of bacon (or whatever topping you choose)

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

Lay the cheese slice on top. Don’t worry. Your cheese slices might go rogue and not stay together while taking them out of the wrapper. Just plop them on there. It’ll be fine. 

Freezer Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches

There we go, the sandwiches are all done! 

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

How delicious do these all look?

I might have just ate one for a snack because, in a few minutes they will be designated breakfast sandwiches and I just wanted to eat one before that happened. 

 

  Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

Use a square sheet of aluminum foill and wrap up the sandwiches one by one. 

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

All done! (A cheese piece still decided to go rouge. It’s okay, I ate it.) 

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

 

And here’s the part that I think saves these sandwiches from any type of freezer burn and also makes them stay nice and organized in the freezer. 

 

These will stay good for 3 months in the freezer. 

Here’s the thing:

I don’t like them straight from the freezer into the microwave. They just don’t heat thoroughly and I find myself having to disable the entire sandwich and heat some parts separately. I don’t know, I might be doing it wrong, but that’s okay. I do a lot of things wrong. 

Here’s what I do: I usually take a entire pack of 6 out (or how ever many I am planning on eating that week) and let them thaw at least over night before you make one in the morning. I microwave them for about 50 seconds and they are good to go.

I’ve also popped them in the oven, still wrapped in foil, at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes.

Either way works beautifully! 

I hope these sandwiches make those busy mornings a little more bearable and a lot more delicious. 

Enjoy! 

 

Much Love

Star

 

 

Make Ahead Freezer Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches
Serves 12
the perfect lighten-ed up on-the-go sandwiches for your busy mornings.
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Ingredients
  1. 12 light english muffins, I use Healthy Life Original
  2. 12 slices American Cheese made with Skim Milk, I use Kraft Brand
  3. 12 Slices Center Cut Bacon
  4. 3 cups Liquid Egg Substitute, I use Egg Beaters
  5. Salt & Pepper, to taste
  6. Cooking Spray, I use coconut oil spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 cooking sheet (with sides) with cooking spray. Be sure to get the sides.
  2. Pour 3 cups of the egg beaters into the pan and salt & pepper.
  3. Place in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Uncovered.
  4. While the eggs are cooking, fry up your bacon, and set aside.
  5. Separate your english muffins. Do not toss the english muffin bags.
  6. When your eggs are done, cut into 12 squares and transfer to a plate to cool faster.
  7. The eggs & bacon need to be completely cool or at least room temperature before assembling the sandwiches. Let sit for about 20-25 minutes or pop into refrigerator for about 10 minutes.
  8. Form an assembly line and build sandwiches. First the egg, then the bacon, followed by the cheese, and top with the other half of the english muffin.
  9. Lay out twelve squares of foil and start wrapping the sandwiches completely.
  10. Place 6 sandwiches each back into the english muffin bag and tie.
  11. Freeze for up 3 months. Before heating, Let the sandwich(es) thaw over night.
  12. Microwave for 50 seconds or pop them in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes.
  13. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Serving Size: 1 Sandwich. 4 Smart Points, 4 Points Plus, 160 Calories, 1.5g fat, 23.5g carbs, 6g fiber, 16g protein
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31 Comments

  1. undercoverweightwatcher

    What a great idea for the busy school mornings. I need to get my hands on those muffins. I’ve given up English muffins because of points…and also because I like them with melted butter in every cranny. I’d love a good four point breakfast sandwich! xo
    PS You made me laugh when you said you did a lot of things wrong. All I see is you doing a lot of things right, but I do like your humility! It’s definitely part of your charm, my friend!

    • Yes! Every Walmart I have been to has them. I hope you can find them! They are honestly pretty yummy & taste perfect as sandwiches!

      And as always, you’re always the best and give me the best compliments! Thanks for all the love you show, Erin! So lucky to have you as my buddy!

  2. Shana Barry

    I have found if I wrap in Saran Wrap and then put them all in a gallon size freezer bag they tend to taste better. I’ve been making these for a few years now, they are a life save. And heyyyy I have to find those English muffins. The one I use are 3 smarties! Thanks for another great recipe!

    • I used to do the Saran Wrap method, but in all honesty. I am Saran Wrap challenged and avoid working with it at all costs haha! I started using the foil squares a couple years ago and I think they keep the quality too. šŸ™‚ i hope you can find those muffins there are such a good deal!

  3. You posted this at the perfect time! I was just starting to get a little panicky thinking about school routines/crazy mornings starting again! Thank you so much! Love your writing, too! You’re awesome!

    • Thank you!!!! So much for your sweet compliments! I’m glad these might make your mornings a little less crazy! I hope you enjoy them!

  4. Sonia Villarreal-Orson

    Thanks for posting this! I go back to work in 2 weeks and these will be a perfect breakfast on the go! Your recipes are wonderful and easy to follow!! šŸ™‚

  5. @savage.momma

    Before I started working, I used to make a version of these for my teen girls every morning! I am excited to try these out for the new year which could help all of our morning routines. Definitely going for the oven option though since I prefer to avoid the microwave. Thanks for posting this great idea!

    • I hope that you and your girls enjoy them! I avoid the microwave a lot too! That’s why I posted oven directions too šŸ™‚ good luck with back to school!!!

  6. oh, great recipe! I do a breakfast burrito and my husband usually eats them all before I remember to eat them for me! I will have to give this a try for our back to school routine.

    • I’m doing a freezer friendly breakfast burrito next! I Love those too! Get those burritos before hubby eats them all, girl! Or hide them! šŸ™‚

  7. I’m curious how these are only 4sp? Are you using egg whites and turkey bacon? In my system this is how I see it.
    English muffin 2sp
    1 piece bacon 2sp
    1 egg 2sp
    1 piece cheese 1sp
    Total 7sp

    • I will write the total points out for each item and then you divide by twelve.

      12 English muffins- 28
      12 slices of center cut bacon- 10
      3 cups egg beaters- 3 (if you are using whole eggs- it would come out larger)
      12 slices American Cheese Made with Skim Milk- 6

      In the recipe it shows exactly what I used- in the photo proceed I used whole eggs as another option after I showed egg beaters because some people do not like to use egg beaters.

      Total: 4 Smart Points Each šŸ™‚

  8. Thank you for the new idea for breakfast. I love getting egg white delights too, but they are almost $3 here. Plus I can heat one up when I have to be at work at 5am.

    Question – have you ever toasted them before assembling them and freezing? Not sure with heating it in the oven.

    • Eric’s LOVES these for his 5:30 AM breakfasts. Quick & Easy! When I began making these I did toast them, and honestly by the time you froze them and reheated them it didn’t make much of a
      Difference. There was a SLIGHT difference, but nothing to write home about. I like not toasting them, personally because it just took so much extra time during the prepping process!

  9. Hi! I made these on Sunday! Thank you! Also I have had a bit of trouble with the ones I made making the eggs just taste really soggy. I was wondering if you have any tips. It was a hot day. So maybe I didn’t let me cool long enough. And I have been pulling them out and putting them in the fridge overnight before the next morning. Do you think the oven method would help? (I also used egg beater egg whites if that matters!)
    Thanks again! Any suggestions would be wonderful!

    • I’m don’t think the egg beaters would matter. It’s fairly important to have all ingredients cool when assembling the sandwiches! I’ve made mine in the microwave dozens of times and their wasn’t a sogginess to them. Did you wrap in foil and then bag them before putting into the freezer? I prefer the oven me method, because they do “crisp” a bit more, but I’ve never had a problem with the microwave when really pushed for time!

  10. I’ve never heard of Healthy Light Original English muffins and I love breakfast sandwiches. I will have to go to wal-mart and look for them.

    • Jenna, yep! This brand makes bread, English muffins, hot dog buns, and hamburger buns! I love to save a little point here and there with them. I hope your Walmart carries them and you can find them. I also saw that you have a blog and took a quick glance! It looks lovely! I’m looking forward to reading more of it soon! Best, Star

  11. Hey Star,

    These look great! You may have already answered this but, when you use the oven method for reheating (vs microwave) do you also make sure the sandwich(es) are thawed? And if you use the oven method from frozen, did you find the same issue with them not being warmed all the way through?

    Can’t want to try these!

    • Tiffany, yep! At the very bottom of the blog post it says all my heating instructions. šŸ™‚ I have never put them straight into the oven from the freezer. I normally let them have the chance to thaw at least over night and then I put them in the oven in the morning (or whenever I want to eat them!) I will try one out tomorrow from frozen and see how it works out, but if I had to guess I would think it would heat a bit unevenly!

  12. Desiree Gagnier

    I don’t understand how this can be for smart points 2 points for the English muffin two points for the egg 1.4 the bacon two points for the Chiefs maybe one if it’s low fat I don’t understand where the Four Points comes from.

    • I build the recipe within the Weight Watchers App.
      Healthy Life English Muffins- 28 SP
      3 Cups Egg Beaters- 3 SP
      12 slices American Cheese made with skim milk- 6 SP
      12 Slices Center Cut Bacon- 10 SP

      You divide by 12 servings and it comes to 4 Smart Points.

      Each sandwich would break down to about one point between the egg and the cheese, 2 points of the healthy life english muffins, and a point with the bacon.

      I just follow how WW divides them out. Enjoy! Best, Star

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  14. Iā€™m glad to discover this site. I really appreciate your efforts and I am waiting for your further posts. Thanks!

  15. I’ve made these! Love them and they’ve saved my hide on busy mornings!

  16. I’m making these today but wondering if you’ve ever added green onions, chopped peppers and/or mushrooms to the egg beaters while coolin? Would it make it too watery?

    • I have added chopped green onions before! No mushrooms or green peppers though. If I had to make a good guess, I think it would be just fine. I would just add a little. And I would make sure the eggs aren’t ‘jiggly’ at the 15 minute mark. They may need an extra minute or two! I hope it works!

  17. While cooking!!! I guess I didn’t proof my message!! Sorry

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