How Long Homemade Breakfast Sandwiches Last In The Freezer

Homemade breakfast sandwich
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Making a batch of homemade breakfast sandwiches and freezing them is a great way to meal prep and make your mornings easier. And while most experts recommend eating your breakfast sandwiches in about a month, you can keep them frozen for up to three months if you follow some tips.

Eggs are the cornerstone of any good breakfast sandwich but are also the main hurdle when freezing because their texture may change when defrosted. For instance, frozen egg whites may gain a tough and chewy texture once thawed because they have a lower fat content (a higher fat content means more preserved texture), and the act of freezing changes their water content. You can prevent this, however, if you store the eggs properly. The other ingredients in your breakfast sandwich should freeze well, particularly if you use sausage or sliced cheese. Both of these items will retain their texture when frozen and defrosted.

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How To Properly Store And Reheat Frozen Breakfast Sandwiches

Reheated frozen breakfast sandwich
Reheated frozen breakfast sandwich - Lauripatterson/Getty Images

How long your breakfast sandwiches will last in the freezer depends on how you store them. After prepping your sandwiches, take a square of parchment paper or wax paper and place it on top of a square of aluminum foil (or plastic wrap). Then, place one sandwich in the middle and wrap it. This will keep them from getting soggy or developing freezer burn, and make it easier to thaw and reheat one sandwich at a time. Once your sandwich is wrapped, place it into a large storage bag and seal it. Since frozen bread is prone to freezer burn, which occurs when the moisture from food evaporates and is refrozen, freeze it as soon as possible and store it in the back of the freezer, which boasts a cold and consistent temperature. It's also a good idea to mark the bag with the date you made the sandwiches.

Before consuming, check your breakfast sandwich for signs of spoilage, including mushiness or sliminess. This, along with a foul or rancid odor, could indicate the sandwich has gone bad.

When reheating, unwrap the sandwich and place it on a microwave-safe plate lined with a paper towel. The paper towel will absorb any melting ice, which will help keep the bread from getting soggy. Heat the sandwich in the microwave for around two to three minutes. You can also reheat your sandwich in a toaster oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for around 10 minutes.

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