Quick and easy breakfast meals are something you need, if your
morning is a crazy time and you want to feed your family the most
important meal of the day.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Morning at our house always involves me trying to wake up and get
everyone ready for the day. I'm not a morning person so a lot of
times we would end up having cereal or instant oatmeal. I jotted
these ideas and easy breakfast meals and recipes down for my own
quick reference to make breakfast easier.
This school year I've tried to have a more healthy breakfast and
I've implemented the following tips. It really has helped our
breakfast time go smoother.
Think and plan what's for breakfast before you go to bed at
Even something simple like putting out the pan you are going
to use and laying out a recipe, will help ease your morning.
Even if you are doing something quick, like cereal, set out
bowls and cereal boxes on the table before you go to bed.
Think of 5 quick or simple breakfast meals that you can
rotate through the week. Keep the longer, or recipes with more
prep work, for the weekend. Write these 5 meals out on an
index card and rotate as you go through them each day. (our 5
are included below.)
Over the weekend or during a non busy day make a large batch
of muffins and freeze. Pull out and warm up at breakfast time.
Serve with a fruit smoothie.
Try some freezer breakfast meals. Eggs freeze well so you
can make mini egg sandwiches with mini bagels, cooked eggs and
a slice of ham. Wrap up and take out of the freezer in the
morning and heat.
Scrambled eggs always work well in the morning and you can
add vegetables easily.
with your breakfast. It is a good way to start your day with
Easy Breakfast Meals and Recipes
1 cup oats
1 cup water
1 cup milk
1-2 banana cut in chunks
Add ingredients to saucepan. Stir and cook on medium several minutes
until boiling. Stir and cook until thickens. Serve with fresh fruit
or frozen berries.
It is easy to make something like oatmeal fun!
Whole Wheat Waffles
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup oil or applesauce
4 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
Heat waffle iron. Add all ingredients in mixing bowl. When waffle
iron is heated add a scoop of batter into waffle iron and cook until
brown. Serve with peanut butter, maple syrup or fresh fruit.
Here are more waffle recipes
such as Buttermilk, blueberry, gingerbread and more.
How to Make French Toast
loaf sliced bread
1/2 cup milk
Blend eggs, milk and cinnamon in flat dish. Heat griddle. Soak both
sides bread in egg mixture and fry on griddle.
In a small glass or microwave safe bowl, crack open 1 or 2 eggs
inside. Cook in the microwave 1 minute. Sprinkle with cheese and
chopped ham or vegetables. Continue to cook until egg is set about
30 seconds or less. Serve with toast and fruit.
This are great to make ahead and freeze. Pull out of the
freezer in the morning and heat in the microwave 30 seconds -1
In a mixing bowl, blend eggs (depending on how many you are making
ahead of time) Add in any of the following ingredients you like.
Chopped, cooked spinach
Chopped green peppers
Blend together and pour into a muffin pan lined with muffin cups.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool and place in baggies.
Freeze for breakfast or snacks.
by Judy (USA)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk, at room temperature
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large egg
1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together dry ingredients: flour,
sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the buttermilk, oil and egg. Stir
into dry ingredients. The batter should be slightly lumpy.
3. Heat a nonstick griddle over medium heat. Scoop about 1/4 cup of
the batter for each pancake on top the griddle, allowing plenty of
space for spreading.
Cook until bubbles form on the surface, 2-3 minutes; turn and cook
until golden brown, 2 minutes longer. Repeat with remaining batter;
serve right away. Decorate
a pancake with strawberries, bananas and chocolate chips.
Easy Spreads for Pancakes
Here are 10 ideas on spreads to add to your easy breakfast meals.
Homemade Cinnamon Shaker
1/2 Cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix sugar and cinnamon together and place in a shaker jar or
plastic container. This is great sprinkled on homemade oatmeal
1 Cup roasted almonds
Sprinkle of salt, if your almonds are already salted you can
1 Tablespoon oil
Run ingredients through a food processor or if you have a
heavy duty blender that will work better. If butter is too
thick add a little more oil to thin mixture out.
I love this inside crepes. Stir 1 cup of cottage cheese or
ricotta cheese with 1 teaspoon or more to your liking of sugar
or honey. Stir until well blended.
Puree chopped fresh fruit, no need to add sugar. Or
use sliced peaches, sliced pears or fresh berries for a spread
1/2 Cup butter
1/4 Cup honey
Add butter and honey to small saucepan and stir together until
butter is melted and mixture is well blended. You can also
microwave in 30 second intervals.
Try the honey butter recipe above and add 1-2 teaspoons orange
I found this recipe in the cookbook More with Less. I
recommend this cookbook for a lot of made from scratch
3 Tablespoons butter, melted
Stir in 1 Cup crushed pineapple and 2 tablespoons brown sugar.
Heat 5 minutes, stirring until clear and thickens. Great on
pancakes or waffles.
Fruit flavored or plain yogurt topped with granola
or chopped nuts. Another favorite of ours in crepes or
Make teaching easier with our activities and recipes compiled in one easy to read format.
More Easy Breakfast Meals and Ideas
On a weekend create a egg casserole and use the leftovers for
breakfast on the weekdays.
granola, fresh fruit or dried fruit.
Cooked sausage, ham
or bacon wrapped in a pancake. Make these the night
before and just reheat in the microwave.
with tomato, bacon, ham or cheese.
Try some Toast
Variations. Instead of butter and jelly, how about
trying pizza toast, fruit pizza toast or spread apple butter,
honey or cream cheese on your toast.
1 apple cut into 1 inch chunks
1 pear, cut into 1 inch chunks
1 tbsp of lemon juice
1 (8 oz) unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained well
24 fresh strawberries
Place the apple and pear chunks together in a mixing bowl.
Pour the lemon juice over the top and toss to coat the fruit well.
Divide the fruit into 12 portions that contain all of the different
kinds of fruit.
Thread the fruit onto wooden skewers in any order you like.
Overnight Baked French Toast
Easy breakfast meals that you can prepare the night before:
1 1/2 Cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 can peaches, drained
1 loaf french bread or thick slices of bread
In a mixing bowl blend together eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon.
Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray and place slices of bread
in a single layer of casserole dish.
Place peaches on top of bread. Pour egg mixture over the top. Wrap
in tin foil and store in the fridge until ready to bake. Bake at 400
degrees for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
like a sweet topping to this baked french toast recipe, try adding
this topping right before baking,
1/2 cup butter, chilled
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix together until crumbly. Sprinkle on top of french toast, then