Busy morning, Easy breakfast
Work & school schedules at my house have been a bit whacked out lately. So I thought I’d do myself a favor and create a few easy breakfast foods the kids could grab on the busy mornings as we’re running out the door.
You’ll get so much inspiration from these simple breakfast ideas. They’ve been such a huge help for our overly busy mornings.
First, an amazing recipe for a baked pancake! Guys, I’ve never made a baked pancake and honestly, I probably would have called on Aunt Jemima, added the mix to my skillet and simply baked it. That’s NOT what this is. This is an amazingly simple, slightly tangy and sweet, why don’t I make these all the time kind of breakfast treat. A nice warm cup of coffee, a cozy blanket on the couch… Ok, let me just stop or I may be tempted to forget all my obligations for the day and dive into relaxation! By the way, these were still great the next day. We ripped a hearty piece off and kept it moving…good to go.
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk (or you could use regular milk, I like the tang of buttermilk)
- 1 cup flour
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2-3 tsp white sugar
- 2-3 Tbs butter for melting in the skillet
- ¼ to ½ (per your desire) of a lemon, to squeeze over the finished pancake
- 1-2 Tbs powdered sugar, to sprinkle over finished pancake
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- Whisk the eggs & buttermilk in a bowl.
- Add the flour, salt & sugar. Whisk all ingredients well.
- Add the butter to the pan and let it melt a bit, then pour the mixture straight into the pan.
- Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown (I cooked mine a bit longer)
Next up, easy breakfast muffins. It’s my daughter who made the correlation between these and the little muffins you buy pre-packaged in the grocery store. However, I have to say, these are way better from you than those packaged pastries! And if I was really on top of my game I would have tossed in some oats…next time.
- I started with a box of Jiffy corn muffin (which added a nice texture), then added a box of blueberry muffin mix. Then, I simply chopped up a nut mix (I always have on hand) and some carrots & apples. Threw in a handful of raisins, and I bumped up the protein with a spoon of peanut butter and added a dash of cinnamon. Combine everything in a bowl, mix, then baked according to the instructions on the package. These would also be great for dinner. Just add some chopped broccoli and a few sprinkles of cheddar cheese and viola, from breakfast to dinner in two easy ingredients.
Puff Pastry Strudel
Finally, puff pastry. Ok, so I typically always have a few packages of these in the fridge. They’re a great to throw together a super-fast snack or even dinner….think hand pies (sweet or savory…maybe even eggs ‘n cheese). Now I have to tell you, I made a mistake by using the jelly, I should have just used a different type of pie filling (maybe, peanut butter and apples-YUM!). The jelly thinned out too much for my liking during the baking process. However, the cherry pastries turned out nice.
- Simply take the pastry out of the package, cut it down to the size you want, then add some filling; Not too much though, you want to leave enough room so you can crease the edges without the filling oozing out. I sprinkled mine with a bit of cinnamon, and of course you can mix powdered sugar and a small splash of milk to make a drizzle for the top.