Protein-packed make-ahead breakfast burritos

(gluten and dairy-free, too!)

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After burning ourselves out on baked oatmeal (so good, but we had so much!), we’re on to a new breakfast thing. “New” = not really new at all, because usually at some point during the day I will have an egg burrito. It may be breakfast, it may be lunch, but a day isn’t a day until an egg burrito has made an appearance. I really think they’re my favorite food? 🙂 Now, I’ve just added more excitement to the standard combo and made a big batch to freeze and reheat during the week. 

Breakfast time is either slow or frantic over here, depending on the day, and it’s nice to know we have quick and delicious meals in the freezer ready to enjoy at a moment’s notice.

Orrrrrr conveniently stuff into your face as you type a blog post. 😉

Make ahead breakfast burritos

Make-ahead burritos aren’t a new concept in the least, but I think this is my first attempt! I wanted to include an awesome mix of protein, carbs and healthy fats (oh hi, guacamole), so here’s how I put these beauties together:

First, I made some sweet potato hash: 1 large sweet potato, cubed and baked at 400 for 40 minutes with sea salt, olive oil, salt, smoked paprika, and pepper.

Next, the veggie mixture: chopped onion, kale and spinach, sautéed in coconut oil with garlic, sea salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice.

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Finally, the star of the show: a large batch of fluffily, scrambled eggs. For this, it was 6 whole eggs and a half a carton of egg whites that I wanted to use up. 

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After that, it was time to prep!

I set out all of the tortillas (6 gluten-free tortillas. I prefer the Trader Joe’s brown rice version, but since they crumble easily, I figured I’d try something new) and added 

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a smear of guacamole (I love the Trader Joe’s and Wholly Guacamole pre-made stuff, and this is my favorite recipe for homemade)

eggs,

greens,

sweet potatoes,

and lots of hot sauce (this part is optional!).

Rolled it all up so nothing can escape,

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and then wrapped in plastic wrap before storing in the freezer in a large freezer bag.

The tortillas did pretty well and didn’t crumble, but they didn’t hold their shape exceptionally well. 

#burritobutts

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A little trick to reheat: slightly moisten a paper towel and wrap the frozen burrito in that before microwaving for 2 minutes. This will keep the tortilla and ingredients from drying out! 

Some more of our favorite make-ahead breakfast options:

Berry chia pancakes

Breakfast cookie

Zucchini banana pancakes

Perfect protein pancakes

Is there something that you eat pretty much every single day? Any awesome breakfast burrito combos?

xoxo

Gina

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Comments

  1. These sound amazing Gina! I love the addition of the sweet potato bits. My breakfast (or lunch) burritos are usually stuffed with lightly cooked bell peppers, red onion, and greens, as well as scrambled eggs and lots of salsa. In fact, I haven’t had one in a long time so thanks for the reminder!

  2. Anything that comes in burrito form is AWESOME in my book 🙂

  3. Ahhh I should start making these! The only make-ahead breakfasts I eat are overnight oats (which I love) but having a savory breakfast on hand would be pretty helpful.

  4. I love the meals you prepare and plan to give these a try among many other things you have posted.
    Thank You!

  5. Yum! Brian and I love our breakfast burritos, but it has been SO long since I have made them. Great idea at making a bunch ahead of time 🙂

  6. Yum! I made this Southwestern Frittata (http://everydaypaleo.com/southwestern-frittata/) last night and I’m so excited to enjoy it this morning. Maybe there will be some hot sauce involved as well! Does the premade guac keep well? I know fresh would turn a pretty gross color.

    • Fitnessista says:

      the layer exposed to oxygen turns brown. when i store it in the fridge after using some, i press plastic wrap on top so it doesn’t turn brown

    • I didn’t know this until recently, but if you are only using half an avocado, you can store the side with the pit in an airtight container and it won’t turn brown. Something about keeping the pit with the avocado helps. Pretty sure you can also keep the pit in the container after making the guac for the same results.

  7. YUM! And yes the Trader Joes pre-made guac is SOOOO good! I love dipping carrots or celery in it instead of chips. 🙂

  8. These look fantastic! I am going to have to give them a try! Do you keep them in the fridge or freezer?

  9. I’ve been making these for a long time for the hubs during the week. He doesn’t like to eat before PT so they are the perfect option for after! Thanks for sharing.

  10. I eat avocado every single day. These look amazing (minus the hot sauce- I’m a wuss). Thanks for sharing!

  11. Great idea! I think these will make an appearance during my weekly prep this weekend 🙂 Thanks!

  12. Crystal says:

    My husband eats an egg burrito every day too! Except he likes bacon or sausage in his, lol. And LOTS of Cholula in every bite.

    I have a smoothie almost every single day, even in the winter! I can’t get enough…

  13. I love this! This would be perfect for a post workout quick on-the-go breakfast. Thank you!

  14. Yum! I think my husband would love these and I’ve been trying to think of some more high-protein breakfasts!

  15. I generally have a banana with peanut butter at least once a day. These days though, the banana’s been optional and I’ve been loving pb on a spoon 😳
    I’ve pre-made burritos for lunch before but never breakfast. Worth a try though!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Fitnessista says:

      or you can pour some chocolate chips in there and dig them out with a spoon? 🙂

      • Yup, I’ve done that. 🙂 I’ll also sometimes mix PB with some maple syrup and cocoa powder for a chocolate treat.

  16. Every single day for the past 3+ years we make a green smoothie for breakfast. Spinach, frozen bananas, almond milk, flax seed, oats, rice protein powder, and mint extract. Lately I’ve been thinking about pre-making PB&J and putting in freezer bags for a quick grab before Jazzercise class since I always forget to fuel up beforehand. I wonder how avocado does in the freezer.

    • Fitnessista says:

      that sounds amazing! the avocado freezes beautifully. i was skeptical at first, but i started mashing and freezer it when liv was a baby.

  17. What a great recipe! I cook eggs every morning or have egg muffins ready to go in the fridge. We need something new though, so this will be the next thing I try. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Yes! My easy egg muffins. I make them Sundays and have them ready for me over the week. http://theskinny-life.com/easy-egg-muffins/

  19. These look so easy! Love it!

  20. Absolutely one of my favorite things to have for breakfast. My husband will actually make them for me which, may make it even better. We will sometimes add the jalapeño chicken sausage from TJ’s as well. Super yummy!! I’ve never frozen them though – glad to know they work out well frozen and reheated for those extra busy mornings (i.e. when I can’t figure out what to wear!).

  21. Looks great! I have to try these, especially since a 3 month old baby doesn’t let me eat breakfast every day! However, I did get a chance to make an egg in a hole this morning. SO easy and yummy. Enjoy your day!

  22. Justine says:

    Ooo these sound wonderful and easy! I will have to try this sometime. Usually I make overnight oats with rolled oats, banana slices, almond milk, cinnamon, and chia seeds to grab as I head out to work in the morning. I like the egg rito as a quick savory breakfast option though. Thanks for sharing!

  23. I LOVE this idea! I’ve recently started making healthy shakes at night to have for breakfast the next morning but I do not always have time so this is such a great option for a quick breakfast! I’m always running out the door frantically so making a batch on a quiet night seems idea. Thanks!

  24. I literally live off of my stash of make ahead frozen breakfast burritos that I make every couple of months. I love this combo I’ll definitely have to give it a try, good tip about the warm paper towel too!

  25. Gina these looks delicious and easy to prepare too. Perfect for a quick grab in the mornings. My regular breakfast are overnight oats and green smoothies.

  26. As crazy as it sounds, freezing eggs never occurred to me. Brilliant idea! Def going to stock my freezer full of egg burritos to eat on the way to work!
    Thanks Gina!

  27. Jennifer says:

    Um, yes! Every day = breakfast burrito. I like to add mushrooms to mine, one weekend I roasted a few peppers under the broiler and used slices of them in my burritos that week. Goat cheese, too 🙂 Hope you’re having a good week

  28. I love having eggs for breakfast so I definitely enjoy breakfast burritos! I drink a green smoothie everyday and never get tired of it!

  29. i’m obsessed with egg burritos, too! i start work in the afternoon, so i’m usually able to make lunch at home before i leave. i always include hummus, spinach or kale, veggies (usually tomatoes and bell pepper), and avocado in mine. so delicious and a great way to get my veggies in!

  30. I pretty much eat the same things every day. Think Thin bar first thing in the morning; Trader Joes salad for early lunch; yogurt and chia seeds and/or almonds for an afternoon snack. I really only shake things up at dinner time. I love the idea of make-ahead-breakfast burritos because morning is really the only time I don’t have time to sit down and eat, and I would like to move away from the packaged bars at some point.

  31. You had me at burrito. <3 I will definitely have to give these a shot, maybe with tofu or tempeh in place of the eggs. And naturally they'll end up smothered in hot sauce, because that's how all meals should be.

  32. This is an awesome idea!!

  33. I’m definitely on a green smoothie every single day run. I also always have hummus and nut butter (any kind) at some point during the day. Always!! I really love pickles, too 🙂

  34. delicious idea! i think mashed or refried black beans would be a yummy addition 🙂

  35. yum! these look delicious – definitely will be making them when school starts to really pick back up in the fall and i’m looking for a fast easy breakfast for those early morning classes.

  36. Shannon says:

    Did the guacamole reheat ok? I would think it would turn brown in the microwave.

  37. These look so good! I haven’t had an egg burrito in a while and now I’m craving one 🙂

  38. How do you like the Rudi’s tortillas? I’ve tried Food For Life’s brown rice & black rice tortillas and they tend to break easily (also not crazy about their taste)

  39. Yaara Leve says:

    This looks perfect and delicious!! My mom recently had pretty intense surgery on her shoulder–so it’s been difficult for her to cook. I told her about this recipe–she loves eggs/egg-white scrambles–and she now totally wants me to cook up batches like you and freeze them for her so she can take to work!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!! 🙂 She also is gluten-free and eats the brown rice tortillas like you.

  40. I eat eggs for breakfast nearly every single day, and I still love them. Even better when someone else makes them for me 🙂

    Ahhhh, burrito butts!

  41. Dominique says:

    Thank you so much for the savoury breakfast recipe! I’m not a fan of sweet breakfasts and this is a great make-ahead option. I’ve been having eggs with rice lately when I’m out of GF bread.

  42. I could eat this everyday! I eat eggs most mornings and salads at lunch, too. My daily eats are pretty typical.

  43. Where did you find the Rudi’s tortillas? I just bought some gluten free tortillas at Trader Joe’s tonight since that was their only gluten free option, but I’d really like to try the Rudi’s.

    Thanks for the egg-rito reminder. I’m definitely going to make some of these this weekend to have on hand.

  44. What an awesome idea! Lately I’ve been doing egg & veggie bowls with hummus or tahini and goat cheese for breakfast—I was so sick of bringing sweet breakfasts like oatmeal and yogurt to work, and so far this has been a great change of pace.

  45. Hi and thanks for the paper towel tip for when you microwave them out of the freezer. As well as not drying out, sure helps to keep their shape a bit more together.

  46. Such a great idea…but we don’t have a microwave. Do you have any ideas on good reheating options. We don’t have a toaster oven either. I’m thinking maybe wrapped in a damp towel in a skillet with a lid?

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