Most days we eat hot breakfasts. We have the luxury of sitting down to eat together as a family most mornings before Jon heads out to work. Hot breakfasts are filling and nutritious, as well as pretty tasty. Along with a pot of coffee it’s a great way to start the day.
Our schedules haven’t always lent themselves to a full sit down breakfast. When Jon had to be at work by 6am, I often sent him out the door with just a piece of toast. Or a granola bar. If anything. When I was working outside the home I would often bring something with me to eat at my desk. It was just too hard to take the time to eat anything before running out the door.
But for now while our schedules allow it? Hot breakfast it is. (And we love the family time it provides!)
So, what do we eat for breakfast? Well, I’m so glad you asked. When it comes to categorizing our breakfast menu, there’s eggs and then there’s everything else.
So many eggs, so many ways! Our breakfast staple.
Scrambled or fried eggs with toast, bacon, and/or sausage.
Egg Sandwiches (We eat egg sandwiches all.the.time. Fried eggs. Cheese. Meat if we have it [bacon, ham, or sausage]. Some kind of bread – sourdough toast, croissant, bagel, English muffin, etc.)
Skillets (sautee veggies/meat, add scrambled eggs, and top with cheese. A great way to incorporate more veggies, including spinach! which can be added without a noticeable change in flavor.)
Quiches / Frittatas (I love quiches for their crust, but frittatas are super easy and delicious. Great to make ahead the night before.)
Omelettes (We often keep it simple with just cheese, but you can add any veggies or breakfast meats! A great way to use up leftovers.)
Breakfast Burritos (Wraps, cheese, and eggs are a must. Avocado and meat are delightful. Fresh pico de gallo and other toppings are a glorious addition. After filling the tortilla, I always roll it and place it in my heated cast iron pan for a minute or two. The wrap gets crunchily delicious and it seals the tortilla close, holding it together!)
Oatmeal (Elsie’s favorite! She literally asks for it… at least once a day! We keep it pretty simple – always with milk, honey, and cinnamon. Sometimes a scoop of coconut oil or ground flax. I like fresh fruit or raisins/craisins in mine… Elsie prefers to eat the fruit separately :))
Pancakes (I have recipes I love for both wheat pancakes and G/F blender oat pancakes… recipes to come soon!)
For those mornings Jon has an early meeting, we’re heading out the door to church, or we just slept in too late to sit down to eat:
Egg Sandwiches (Yep. Again with the egg sandwiches! It’s my go-to. Toast up some bread of some sort, cook up an egg and throw it on there with a slice of cheese, and wrap it in waxed paper. Mickey D’s breakfast sandwiches have nothing on a homemade one!)
Bagels with cream cheese (Super easy and quick. I just pull a sliced bagel out of the freezer and stick it in the toaster for a minute or two. It thaws as it toasts. Spread a little cream cheese and voila. Breakfast on the double.)
Granola (Ok so it’s not a hot breakfast, but granola is also a staple in our house. I love this healthy recipe that uses coconut oil and honey. It has great flavor and also makes great clusters for on-the-go snacking. Some mornings I’ll pack a container of granola and a little jar of milk and Jon will eat his granola once he gets to work.)
I’ve just started to learn the art of smoothie making. If I can load up a yummy drink with protein and fruits/veggies that my family will enjoy, that will be a great addition to our breakfast rotation! Pair it with a muffin (a personal favorite), and that sounds like a win to me.