Thursday, August 1, 2013

Simple Homemade Breakfast Foods for School Mornings

Here's a list of our simple go-to breakfast foods for school mornings:

English Muffins
This is one of my favorite, best-loved recipe!  Let your bread machine do almost all the work.   These freeze great, but never seem to make it to the freezer in our house. 


Peanut Butter or Jam Toast
Spread your favorite peanut butter or jam (2 ingredient homemade blueberry jam) on toast to make a yummy filling breakfast 

We just recently discovered baked oatmeal.  My kids love it!  Tera experimented and combined a couple of recipes to come up with this new recipe.  Let it cool, slice and freeze individual slices wrapped in foil.  Thaw the night before and heat in microwave.  

Blueberry- Banana Baked Oatmeal:  

3 cups quick-cooking oats (or old fashioned oats)
3/4 cups packed brown sugar (I'm going to experiment using less sugar in this recipe, the original recipe calls for 1 cup)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tsp.  salt
2-3 teaspoons cinnamon
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter melted
Ripe bananas

Combine the first 5 ingredients.  Whisk eggs, milk and butter together and add to dry mixture until mixed.

Spray and then line bottom of a 9 x 11 inch casserole dish with sliced ripe bananas.  

Pour oat mixture on top.  Then top with blueberries.

Bake 40-45 (or until set--firm on top)  at 350 degrees.  

One of the original recipes

Fruit and Veggie Muffins 
These freeze great!!!

We've made these muffins with pumpkin, banana, blueberry, zucchini.  As long as you keep to the 1 cup of grated/mashed veggies, you can come up with your own yummy combinations.  We will also substitute raisins or cranberries for the nuts, since Daniel is allergic to tree nuts. This is also a low sugar recipe.  We've upped it just a bit to suit our personal tastes. 

Waffles- Make up a double batch and freeze.  I reheat mine either in the toaster or in the waffle maker. 

Pancakes freeze great!  

Oatmeal topped with any combination of blueberries, raisins, bananas and syrup

Cream of Wheat

Serve any of the above with:  

Eggs- scrambled, fried or hard boiled
Sausage Links

On the weekends, sometimes we'll splurge with things like breakfast quesadillas...

or blueberry scones
or biscuits

Mostly, we just keep it simple!

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