Trader Joe’s 10 Best Frozen Breakfasts to Add to Your Cart Right Now

Trader Joe’s has amassed a truly cult following from his legions of fans. It’s not a store I frequent, but I can truthfully say that every time I invite a buddy over, they come up with items from said supermarket in the hand. (Let’s put it this way: I wouldn’t encourage you to bet any other way.)

T.J. is famous for its wide range of items, but one of its most popular sections is actually breakfast aisle. Breakfast may be a meal of exponential importance, but for some it is often missed or skipped, lost in the fray of the morning bustle. For others, a banana Where granola bar are always at hand, providing just enough energy until lunch time.

While a wide distribution of breakfast foods made for incredible weekend indulgence, dig into crispy bacon, bagels and cream cheese, fancy eggsfresh fruit, hot coffee and juicing on Monday or Friday morning is not easy for people who work from 9am to 5pm. But thanks to frozen breakfast products, it is possible to enjoy butter croissant fresh out of the oven, any day of the week.

Without further ado, here is Trader Joe’s 10 best frozen breakfast items to add to your cart right now. (As always, keep in mind that availability may vary by location.)

Trader Joe’s Homemade Gluten- and Dairy-Free Pancakes (Photo courtesy of Joseph Neese)image_placeholder
While most pancake recipes include the necessary dairy products (such as Butter or buttermilk) and gluten (like flour), these frozen treats contain neither. According Frozen Meal Frenzy review, “These pancakes don’t quite match the texture of regular pancakes – those loaded with dairy and gluten – but we’re happy to report that they are absolutely delicious, especially when drizzled with syrup. The pancakes might be dairy-free, but these still mimic the sweet, creamy taste of buttermilk pancakes.”


Trader Joe's Blueberry WafflesTrader Joe’s Blueberry Waffles (Photo courtesy of Joseph Neese)image_placeholder

In an Insider article on family-friendly foods at Trader Joe’s, Jenn Morson writing that “blueberry waffles are a big hit when our kids want a hot breakfast.” Just put those waffles in the toaster or toaster oven – and voila – breakfast is served.

Top them with fresh blueberries, butter, maple syrup or powdered sugar. TJs even posted this recipewhich transforms the waffles into a kind of “sandwich”, held together with a delicious sweet blueberry cream cheese spread.

Trader Joe's Quiche LorraineTrader Joe’s Quiche Lorraine (Photo courtesy of Joseph Neese)image_placeholder

A little higher than the usual weekday fare, TJ’s Quiche Lorraine is an indulgent bite. The grocer describe thus: “Our Quiche Lorraine has a superb pastry crust and contains around 20% raw ham. The ham is accompanied by Swiss cheese, both presented in a fluffy egg custard made from a short list of simple ingredients.

Although it is a great breakfast option, you can also serve it with a simple green salad for a starry lunch.

Trader Joe's Shredded Hash BrownsTrader Joe’s Shredded Hash Browns (Photo courtesy of Joseph Neese)Image_placeholder

Reddit user u/RVelts admits: “Frozen hash browns are my favorite and I force myself not to buy them since I’m going to eat them all. So good in the toaster!”

This Editor is not alone; as we researched the items on this list, these frozen hash browns seemed to be the most popular item. At their core, they’re nothing more than jagged potatoes, which means they can be prepared in a multitude of different ways (beyond the instructions on the package). Feel free to use them as you see fit, at any time of the day.

Trader Joe's Belgian WafflesTrader Joe’s Belgian Waffles (Photo courtesy of Joseph Neese)Image_placeholder
Picture Perfect, Trader Joe’s Belgian waffles don’t skimp on the size. Like frozen meal frenzy Remarks“Even though these waffles are quite thick, they have an airy quality to them. The batter also has a bit of natural sweetness, which means you can enjoy these waffles without syrup.”
Again, don’t limit them to breakfast. Pair them with fried chicken for brunch, enjoy them with ice balls for dessert or use them to make a sandwich. The options for this culinary journey are endless.
Trader Joe's Mini CroissantsTrader Joe’s Mini Croissants (Photo courtesy of Joseph Neese)Image_placeholder
One of the undisputed winners of breakfast offers, rich and buttery the croissants are unbeatable, especially when slightly reduced in size. According to TJ websitethese croissants “require no fermentation or thawing. They go from freezer to table in less than 30 minutes, and best of all, people find them flaky and tastier than ever!”

This is one of Trader Joe’s most popular items, so you can rest assured the quality is good.

Trader Joe's Chocolate CroissantsTrader Joe’s Chocolate Croissants (Photo courtesy of Joseph Neese)image_placeholder
But these are not the only croissants here to impress you. Like Kate Oczypok writing for The Kitchn, “There are few frozen items at Trader Joe’s that are more beloved than their frozen chocolate croissants. shelves for as long as TJ’s keeps its doors open.”
If most of the comments and reviews on this beloved article are to be believed, then you might want to stock up for your next shopping spree. Manufacturing Chocolate Croissants at home are quite a laborious task, so buying these frozen foods will free up extra time for indulgence.
Trader Joe's EggwichTrader Joe’s Eggwich (Photo courtesy of Joseph Neese)Image_placeholder
These gluten free breakfast sandwiches have recently exploded in popularity. Trader Joe’s website describe as such: “Each Eggwich is fully cooked and ready to reheat after being frozen, which only takes about two minutes in the microwave. Once reheated (and a moment to cool), the cheese becomes wonderfully melty, the turkey sausage takes on a crispy, yet supple texture, and egg patties become incredibly fluffy, while retaining enough structure to serve as handfuls.”
Sounds pretty awesome to us. Although this is the only “Eggwich” variant currently offered, we hope there will be a vegetarian iteration on the horizon.
Trader Joe's Mushroom and Spinach QuicheTrader Joe’s Mushroom and Spinach Quiche (Photo courtesy of Joseph Neese)Image_placeholder

TJ went to town in his online the description of this product, waxing poetic for almost five paragraphs on ingredients, flavor and even ideal drink pairings. It seems pretty obvious that a lot of thought and preparation went into the chain’s version of this French cuisine icon.

TL;DR: This vegetarian quiche contains a mixture of “eggs, fresh cream and Swiss Emmental cheese, with spinach and a mixture of white mushrooms and oyster mushrooms. Just the right amount of salt and nutmeg (which not so secret, secret ingredient) help delicately balance all the flavors.” Of course, this is also another option that doesn’t have to be limited to breakfast; the quiche tastes stellar no matter what time of day.

Trader Joe's Brioche French ToastBrioche from Trader Joe’s French Toast (Photo courtesy of Joseph Neese)Image_placeholder

Flavorful, fluffy and light, it’s a great breakfast option for a busy morning. Frozen Meal Frenzy reports that “the taste and texture of this French toast will vary greatly depending on how you choose to bake it. When heated in the oven, it will be crispy around the edges and soft in the middle, which is about near our ideal French bread toast.”

Good to know! The same site also notes that baking this French toast in the microwave makes the consistency a little chewy. We will definitely keep that in mind.

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