Saturday, May 09, 2009

Recipe: Breakfast

Update 10/4/09: I added some more muffin recipes.

A friend emailed & asked me for breakfast recipes, so I thought I would share here. I've learned that children need a hearty breakfast so that they can focus on their lessons. It also helps with attitudes- low blood sugar equals grumpiness. (Plus, my kiddos are always starving in the morning.) We try to soak grains for nutritional purposes, which means I need to start the recipe the night before. This helps the prep work in the morning to go faster.

Beyond eggs, here are a few family favorites:

- This link has two favorites: Baked Oatmeal & Cream of Seven Grain Porridge

- Dutch Puff

- Sweet bread or/and muffins with fruit or/and yogurt/smoothies are great when we are in a hurry. (And they make great snacks- double or triple the recipe & freeze 'em!) Here are a few favorites: Applesauce Muffins, Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins, Blueberry Muffins, Banana Bread or Muffins, and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins.

- Chocolate Coffee Cake: great for dessert too!

- Hashed Browns: This one is a bit time consuming but is so yummy! Serve with eggs.

- "Mom is Great" Breakfast Cake: this is also good as a cold snack! Do you remember the Bill Cosby story about Dad serving chocolate cake? You can view it here- too funny! This is just the sort of thing that would happen in our home if I did not have breakfast prepared.

- Homemade Granola: be sure to soak the grains for extra nutritional benefits!



dawn said...

Thanks for reminding me ... we had dutch puff for breakfast this morning and the kids were very happy :)

Tully Family said...

Yeah! :) I knew you needed some of these recipes too. Oh, and I feel so honored to receive your comment. LOL

Jeanelle said...

The "Mom is Great Breakfast Cake" is good. The children liked it a lot. Still their favorite is baked oatmeal.