Since some mornings it’s necessary to make breakfast before your coffee’s fully kicked in, easy breakfast recipes are a must! Look no further than Yummly for simple breakfast ideas to jump-start your day.
Easy Overnight Breakfast Ideas
If all you can manage to do in the morning is turn on the oven, you’ll need recipes that can be prepared in minutes the night before and then cooked the next morning. The only thing easier is going out to breakfast!
In the Easiest Overnight French Toast Bak…
, slices of French bread take an overnight bath in a rich custard of milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and spices. In the morning, the bread has soaked up all of that delicious liquid and is ready to bake!
Try a Mexican spin on your breakfast with Overnight Breakfast Enchiladas. Fill savory corn tortillas with a mixture of bacon, ham, and veggies, and place them in a baking dish. Cover the enchiladas with beaten eggs and milk, and refrigerate overnight. The next morning, top the dish with enchilada sauce and shredded cheese (this will take you all of 1 minute) and pop it in the oven. Relax with a cup of coffee, knowing that in less than an hour, you’ll be enjoying a tasty, hearty breakfast.
Easy Healthy Breakfast Recipes
What if you want breakfast recipes that are easy and healthy? You’ve come to the right place. Try a low-carb, diabetic- and keto-friendly, gluten-free yogurt breakfast bowl. Fill a cereal bowl halfway with full-fat Greek yogurt. Top with a handful of berries (blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries), and a tablespoon each of chopped nuts and flaked unsweetened coconut. Dig in with a spoon and enjoy!
If you are looking for a healthy, easy breakfast option that is also very portable, search Yummly for Healthy Mini Frittatas. This recipe of eggs, ham, garlic, sundried tomatoes, and kale is super flavorful, and it’s baked in muffin cups to yield 12 perfect single-size servings. Store them in the refrigerator and grab one on your way out the door each morning for a quick and satisfying egg breakfast that won’t weigh you down. You can easily make it vegetarian by omitting the ham; try replacing it with drained black beans for extra protein and fiber.
If breakfast sandwiches are your game, whip up an easy egg sandwich: top a slice of whole-grain bread with baby spinach leaves, then a thin slice of reduced-fat cheese, then a fried egg, then another slice of bread. (You can also include turkey or ham if you want some more protein, and mustard or another low-calorie condiment to make the sandwich even more flavorful.) Toast the sandwich on a foil-lined baking sheet in a 350-degree Fahrenheit oven for 5–10 minutes, until the cheese melts. Slice in half and enjoy!
Easy Kid-Friendly Breakfast Recipes
Kids can be tough customers in the morning—either they aren’t sure what they want, or they want six different things you have no interest in preparing. Here are some ideas for uncomplicated breakfasts kids will love.
If your kids are like most kids, they’re suckers for anything sweet. Pancakes are a tried-and-true kid breakfast staple. Save them for weekends when you have a bit more time to cook and let kids help by stirring the batter and dropping in any pancake additions (blueberries, nuts, chocolate chips). It’s a win-win: the kids are happy, and adults have been known to enjoy chocolate chip pancakes too.
Try a new kid-friendly sweet recipe: how about Homemade French Toast Sticks? To make the dish a little healthier, make a dipping sauce of Greek yogurt, swirled with a tablespoon or two of maple syrup. Kids will love dipping their French toast, and you’ll be glad they are getting some extra protein and calcium.
Or think lunch (or dinner) for breakfast: for example, there’s nothing wrong with making your kid a grilled cheese in the morning if that’s what he’ll eat. Add sliced hard-boiled eggs to bump up the protein factor, and serve with fresh fruit.
The last thing you want when it comes to an easy breakfast is to be a short-order cook, having to prepare something different for each child (and perhaps other adults in your family). Get around this with a breakfast chart: Create a calendar for each day of the week, and decide the breakfast menu for each day. For example, Monday is scrambled eggs, Tuesday is toast with peanut butter, Wednesday is cereal with bananas and milk. (make sure that all the meals are something you’re willing to make, or allow your kids to eat.) Post the chart where your kids can see it. Once they get used to the routine, it’ll be fun for them to check the chart each day to see what’s for breakfast. (You might want to have a fallback option that you can offer—a single-serving yogurt, for example—if your kid refuses that day’s breakfast.)
Easy Weekend Breakfast Recipes
Even though you probably have more time on the weekends, it doesn’t mean you want to spend your free time bent over the stove. Invite friends over on a Saturday morning and serve them a dish that is as low-stress as it is tasty.
For example, how delicious does Breakfast Bread Pudding sound? This sweet, ooey-gooey recipe is a mouthwatering breakfast treat. Redolent with apples, cinnamon, and vanilla, it will perfume your whole house while it bakes. Fry up some bacon to go with it, and your guests will be drooling!
Or if you’re more in the mood for something less sweet, try the Easy Weekend Breakfast Strata. This savory, custardy breakfast casserole layers English muffins and Canadian bacon with mushrooms, green onions, and cheddar cheese for tons of flavor in each and every bite.
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