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Homemade Toaster Waffles & Grain Mill Wagon Challenge {plus 6 more breakfasts to make ahead of time}

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I recently joined forces with the Grain Mill Wagon Challenge to help people experience freshly milled flours! I make all my own breads and use 95% freshly milled flour in my recipes. I’ve been grinding my own flour since 2005 and love it! I thought this Challenge would be a fabulous way to share wonderful recipes with you, my fabulous readers!


Since I’m gearing up for Back2School, the first recipe I’m sharing with the Grain Mill Wagon Challenge is for Homemade Toaster Waffles. I quadruple this recipe so we can eat some on cooking day and also freezer quite a few. When we’re ready to eat them after they’ve been frozen, I just pop them in the toaster and we enjoy!

If you’re looking for more breakfast recipes that can be frozen ahead of time for easy mornings, here are some of my favs!

Eggy Breakfast Muffins – these unique muffins combine flour, meat, cheese, and veg. They are delightful and a favorite of my 8 year old.

Homemade Monkey Bread -this is a fun treat. Normal people buy frozen bread dough at the store and make this recipe with pre-packaged bread. I’m not normal, though, and make my own. 😉

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread – this is another fabulous recipe and is my father-in-law’s favorite. I also quadruple this recipe so I have extras to freeze.

Mix & Match Muffin Packets – I learned this trick from LifeAsMom! Instead of just making one batch of muffins, I whip up 4 or 5 extra packets of the dried ingredients. When we want hot, fresh muffins, I take a packet out of my freezer, add oil, mix-ins, and milk, and we enjoy!

Buttermilk Pancakes – Another easy recipe to double and then freeze. These also heat up very nicely in the toaster.

Scone Packets – This is very similar to the muffin packets, except it’s scones! We love scones at my house and having the dry ingredients already mixed together saves me time on busy mornings.

Don’t forget to find the recipe for Toaster Waffles at the Grain Mill Challenge. Do you have a favorite breakfast recipe that can be made ahead of time and frozen? Please leave a link in the comments, if so! I’m always on the prowl for new ideas!


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About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long time green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.


  1. blankChristy says

    I would love to learn how to grind my own flour. Can you recommend some books or other resources. So glad I found your blog – it’s wonderful! Thanks so much!

    • blankMichelle says

      Hi Christy, You can find some great resources at the Grain Mill website! I also have some books I love- No More Bricks by Lori Viets and Healthy Recipes from the Heart of Our Homes – In the Kitchen with Phyllis & Shirley (the lady I bought my first grain mill from). Also, check out Pleasant Hill Grains website! And feel free to email me questions! [email protected]plifylivelove.com

      • blankChristy says

        Thanks so much! I’ve been making my bread with recipes from takebackthebread.com. I would love to grind my own flour though! Now a NutriMill is on my Christmas list!!

  2. blankmjskit says

    That’s amazing that you’ve been grinding your own flour since 2005. You impress the heck out of me! I try to buy locally grown ground wheat flour, but that’s as close as I’m going to get to the real thing. 🙂 Frozen waffles are a perfect quick breakfast! Other than those, I freeze bagels, muffins and fruit for smoothies. I don’t have a chest freezer anymore so freezer space is limited. Have a great weekend!

  3. blankChristy says

    Had to come back and tell you I made these waffles and they are fantastic. My kids gobbled them up!! Going to make a bunch for the freezer before school starts! Thanks so much!

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