The Ultimate Breakfast Burrito Cheat Sheet

Breakfast burritos have been around since 1975 when they were invented in a Santa Fe cafe, and over the years they’ve been adopted by everyone from McDonalds to Dunkin Donuts to Taco Bell. However, they’ve taken on a new life in recent years, courtesy of websites like Reddit, where they feature strongly in the r/MealPrepSunday subreddit, with posts sharing recipes always popular.

It’s not hard to see why, because breakfast burritos have a lot going for them, especially in a modern world where we need affordable, tasty snacks to fit in our busy lives. According to a survey, 31 million Americans skip breakfast every day. A study from the American Heart Foundation showed that people who skip breakfast have a higher risk of heart attack or death from heart disease than those who don’t, so the importance of a quick and tasty breakfast snack is obvious.

What makes burritos so convenient is the ability to batch and freeze them for up to three months, with only 2-3 minutes of microwaving required to get them ready to eat. Unlike many other options, breakfast burritos can also be nutritious and have the flexibility to meet a wide variety of dietary needs.

In this guide we’ve split up 44 burritos into 7 key groups, from low-calorie to high-protein to vegan and paleo, as well as picking out some of the best freezer-friendly recipes. So, whatever your fitness or health goal is in life, there are burritos here that can be a part of that plan as well as a quick and tasty breakfast solution. So why not try the 44-day challenge? Embrace the breakfast burrito and you’ll never have to go without in the morning again.


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Wikihow. (2017) How to Make a Breakfast Burrito

Erwin, J. (2014) How to make a breakfast burrito

Durand, F. (2013) How To Wrap a Burrito (So It Doesn’t Fall Apart When You Eat It!)

Happy Dieter. (2016) 5 Low – Calorie Burrito Recipes

Duff, J. (2016) Healthy, Low Calorie Breakfast Burrito

Inspiralized. (2014) Savoy Cabbage “Breakfast Burrito” With Sweet Potato Noodles

Sweet Peas & Saffron. (2017) Healthy Breakfast Burritos with Kale, Mushrooms and Feta

Harroun, D. (2014) Breakfast Burritos – Campfire Style

Home Cooking Memories. (2017) Easy Breakfast Roll-Ups Recipe

SkinnyMs. (2018) Southwestern Protein Breakfast Burrito

Liddon, A. (2012) High Protein Vegan Breakfast Burrito

Ambitious Kitchen. (2018) Healthy Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Avocado Breakfast Burritos

Hersh, L. (2015) Protein-packed Breakfast Burritos

Kesseli, S. (2016) High Protein Epic Breakfast Burrito Recipe

White, D.A. (2017) On-the-Go Breakfast Burrito

Alderson, E. (2016) Vegetarian Breakfast Burritos

Kim’s Cravings. (2015) Sweet Potato Breakfast Burritos

Caroline’s Cooking. (2018) Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito

Cookie and Kate. (2018) Vegetarian Breakfast Burritos

Mollenkamp, A. (2018) Smoky Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito

Hersh, L. (2016) Meal-prep Vegetarian Black Bean Breakfast Burritos

Godwin, S. (2018) Breakfast burrito

Can’t Stay Out Of The Kitchen. (2014) Veggie and Potato Breakfast Burritos

Schirm, A. (2015) Gluten-Free Breakfast Burrito Recipe

Cotter Crunch. (2017) Grab And Go Gluten-free Breakfast Wraps (3 Ways)

Meaningful Eats. (2016) Gluten-free Potato, Bacon & Egg Breakfast Burritos {Dairy-free Option}

Black, T. (2018) Gluten Free Egg Burritos Recipe

Gluten Free Recipes. (2017) Gluten Free Breakfast Burrito

One Lovely Life. (2012) Ranchero Breakfast Burritos (GF, DF)

The Vegan 8 (2015) Easy Vegan Mexican Breakfast Burritos

Caris, L. (2017) The Ultimate Vegan Breakfast Burrito

Patalsky, K. (2013) Vegan Breakfast Burrito

Macey, D. (2014) Healthy Vegan Breakfast Burritos

Abell, N. (2013) Cheap & Easy Vegan Breakfast Burrito Bowl Recipe

Naughty Nutrition. (2018) Healthy Breakfast Burrito With Chipotle Mayo

The Edgy Veg. (2015) Best Vegan Breakfast Burrito

Le, L. (2018) Vegan Breakfast Burritos

Primal Palate. (2014) Breakfast Burrito

Hamilton, C. (2017) Double-Meat Breakfast Burrito Recipe

Fagone, M. (2018) Breakfast Pancake Burrito

Bryant, G. (2011) Paleo Comfort Foods – Recipe/Review – Breakfast “Burrito”

Paleo Leap. (2018) Breakfast Burrito

Tastefulventure. (2016) Paleo Breakfast Burrito

Goldglantz, L. (2016) Paleo Berry Breakfast Burrito

Healy, H. (2017) Healthy Breakfast Burrito (Paleo, Gluten-Free)

Gimme Some Oven. (2016) Freezer Breakfast Burritos

Cookie and Kate. (2014) Freezer Breakfast Burritos with Sweet Potato Hash and Black Beans

Rhee, C. (2013) Breakfast Taquitos

Sissom, B. (2017) Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos

Arias, T. (2015) Freezer Breakfast Burritos

Ambitious Kitchen (2018) Veggie Packed Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos



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