Breakfast Made Easy: 5 Simple Meals

Sometimes breakfast seems like the hardest meal to actually cook. I mean, it is really easy to pour a bowl of cereal, but I don’t like my kids eating cereal all that often plus it is nice to change it up too. I like make ahead breakfasts that also refrigerate well to reheat for later in the week. I am going to share some of our family’s faves with you. Please keep in mind all of these recipes are easy to change up and modify. I have food allergies, so these are all gluten and dairy free and most are paleo {extremely tasty too}, don’t judge them based on that ;).

Austin Moms Blog | 5 Easy Breakfast Meals

Overnight Oatmeal Bake

2 c oats

2 c water

1/4 c yogurt {I use coconut vanilla yogurt}

1 tsp baking powder

1 large egg

2 Tb melted butter {I use coconut oil}

2 tsp vanilla

1/4 c maple syrup {I usually buy grade b pure maple}

1 1/2 c blueberries {optional}

Combine water, yogurt, and oats in a bowl, refrigerate overnight. The next morning heat the over to 375, grease an 8×8 pan and sprinkle with half of blueberries. Then combine all ingredients except blueberries into the bowl with soaked oats, mix well. Pour into pan, sprinkle remaining blueberries then bake for 45-50 minutes, until browns on top. It is delish! My kids don’t all like the blueberries, so I usually skip them and just add a touch more syrup and a heaping spoon of cinnamon, it is so good! This dish is filling too and usually lasts a couple days for us.

Egg Pizza {Frittata}

Any fillings you want:

garnet sweet potatoes – cubed small

spinach – chopped

zucchini – diced fine

bacon – chopped

seasoning to taste – salt, pepper, paprika, chipotle, etc

dozen eggs

This is such a versatile dish and can be made as easy or complex as you wish. Preheat oven to 350. Crack eggs in a big bowl and whisk, set aside. In an oven safe pan cook the potatoes {I use the bacon grease} til soft and starting to brown, add zucchini, bacon, spinach and any other veggies, cook for just another minute or two. Add the eggs to the pan and put it in the oven for about 20ish minutes. Some times I have to cook it longer. Once the eggs are solid on top it should be done. I change this up constantly when I cook it and we have it for dinner a lot too. You can use hamburger meat, mushrooms, peppers, carrots, onions….anything!!

Paleo Pancakes

{I use the recipe from Against All Grain – Meals Made Simple as the base and change it up to our tastes}

Pancake mix:

3 c blanched almond flour

1 c coconut flour

1 Tb baking powder

2 tsp cream of tartar

3/4 tsp sea salt

Mix this all well and store in a glass jar in fridge for up to 6 months

Now for the pancakes:

palm shortening for greasing pan

6 large eggs

1 c almond milk

2 c pancake mix

1/4 c melted ghee or coconut oil

1/4 c coconut crystals

1 tsp vanilla extract

Heat a seasoned griddle or cast iron skillet over medium heat, add 1 tsp shortening to grease pan. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well….I use my food processor. Pour about 1/4 c of batter per pancake on to pan and spread to make about a 4″ circle, cook til first side bubbles then flip and cook for another minute or two. Repeat til out of batter. It can make about 24 4″ pancakes….I get restless and sometimes make bigger ones with no problems.

To change it up from time to time I will add cinnamon, pureed pumpkin or sweet potato, blueberries, or chocolate chips. I also will cut parchment paper and layer the pancakes between the sheets then freeze them. Pop them in the microwave or taster and voila…instant breakfast. ***Can also be done with waffles***

No Cook Ideas….

Banana Oat Bowl.….. slice a banana, add a cup of cooked oats {I use Udi’s gluten free vanilla oats}, drizzle with honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Strawberries are good too!

Yogurt Bowl.….a cup of the same oats as above, a cup or more of berries, and a couple scoops of your favorite yogurt. I use So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurt and for my kids some times use Noosa’s honey yogurt.

We mostly eat paleo in our house and I am over the top picky about the food I buy so everything in organic and non-gmo, but these recipes are easily modified for most preferences and needs. I hope you have some new ideas for breakfast other than the over used bowl of cereal.

Happy Eating!

:: What’s your “go-to” breakfast meal? ::

 

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