Easy Breakfast Meals

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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.

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Breakfast Ideas

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.

Ideas for Easy Breakfast Meals

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.
  1. Think and plan what's for breakfast before you go to bed at night.

  2. Even something simple like putting out the pan you are going to use and laying out a recipe, will help ease your morning.

  3. Even if you are doing something quick, like cereal, set out bowls and cereal boxes on the table before you go to bed.

  4. 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.) 

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Scrambled eggs always work well in the morning and you can add vegetables easily.

  8. Serve smoothies with your breakfast. It is a good way to start your day with fruit. Or create a smoothie bowl.

Easy Breakfast Meals and Recipes

Whole Wheat Waffles

waffles Ingredients:
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup oil or applesauce
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt
Directions:
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.

Crepes

Learn how to make Crepes!
crepe recipes

How to Make French Toast

  • loaf sliced bread
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • sprinkle cinnamon
Blend eggs, milk and cinnamon in flat dish. Heat griddle. Soak both sides bread in egg mixture and fry on griddle. See a baked French Toast Recipes
french toast

Microwave Eggs

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.
egg in jar

Eggs for Breakfast

Visit the Omelet Recipes Page to learn how to make omelets or try an egg casserole recipe for easy breakfast meals.

Breakfast Sandwich Video


Homemade Oatmeal

Try these easy homemade oatmeal recipes.
oatmeal recipes

It is easy to make something like oatmeal fun!

Quiche Cups

This are great to make ahead and freeze. Pull out of the freezer in the morning and heat in the microwave 30 seconds -1 minute.
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.mini quiches
  • Shredded cheese
  • Chopped onion
  • Chopped, cooked spinach
  • Mushrooms
  • Diced ham
  • Crumbled sausage
  • Bacon, chopped
  • 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. More Cooking in a Cup Ideas.

Homemade Granola

Make a batch of granola for an easy breakfast morning. Or turn that homemade granola into homemade granola bars.
granola

Pancake Recipes and Spreads

pancake recipes
See our pancakes recipes and pancake spreads and syrups
here.

More Easy Breakfast Meals and Ideas

breakfast recipes for kids
  1. Breakfast Casserole. On a weekend create a egg casserole and use the leftovers for breakfast on the weekdays. 

  2. Parfait -Yogurt topped with granola, fresh fruit or dried fruit.  See more parfait ideas.

  3. Simple Smoothie with toast. 

  4. Pancake Wrap- Cooked sausage, ham or bacon wrapped in a pancake. Make these the night before and just reheat in the microwave.

  5. Egg sandwich with tomato, bacon, ham or cheese.

  6. 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.

  7. Homemade trail mix can be mixed ahead of time and stored in individual containers or in a jar in the pantry. Be sure to include a mix of healthy nuts (for protein) and dried fruit.

  8. Pre-packaged nut packets are also a quick solution when you are short on time on week day mornings
  9.  
  10. Frozen grapes or cherries. Not everyone is a big eater in the mornings but some frozen fruit to nibble on during the ride is a great way to wake up their tummy.

  11. Apple Cheese Tortilla. A tortilla can be filled with shredded cheese, thinly sliced apples and microwaved for a few seconds until the cheese melts. It's tasty, nutritious and fast.

  12. Bake banana bread or zucchini bread on Sunday to make your Monday mornings go a little smoother and tastier.
waffle recipe

Burritos

Try breakfast burritos
breakfast tortilla


Breakfast Kabobs

Ingredients
  • Assorted fruit slices
  • mini waffles or mini pancakes
  • powdered sugar, if desired
Directions
Add waffles or pancakes on a skewer alternate skewer with cut fruit. Before serving sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.
breakfast fruit kabob

Overnight Baked Peach French Toast

Easy breakfast meals that you can prepare the night before:
  • 6 eggsfrench toast oven
  • 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.
peach toastovernight baked french toast

blue starIf you'd 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 bake.
Try an Apple French Toast Recipe

Check Out More Breakfast Recipes

Quiche
Pancakes
Omelets
Waffles
Smoothies
Breakfast Meals
Crepes
Oatmeal
Granola
Breakfast Burritos
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Breakfast Burritos 
Breakfast burritos are one of the most popular breakfast foods because they are quick and easy to make, and perfect for those eating-on-the-go mornings. …

Puffy Pancake Recipe 
Does breakfast get a little monotonous at your house? It sure does at my house. This recipe is good for a weekend meal as it bakes for about 20-25 minutes. …

4 ingredient breakfast cookies  
1 Cup oats 2 smashed ripe bananas 1 egg 1/4 Cup mini chocolate chips Stir together well and bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

Caramel Apple Rolls 
1 can of crescent rolls 1 can of apple pie filling 1 box of cream cheese 1/2 jar of caramel ice cream topping 1 bag of chopped pecans or other nuts …

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