No time for breakfast? Think again with these delicious recipe hacks!
We wish pancakes, omelets and eggs benedict (love the cream sauce!) were on the daily menu – without the fuss and mess, of course. The sad reality is that between the alarm buzzing and getting out the door on time, breakfast might not be at the top of your morning must-do list. Even if you listened to your mom and still believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day, mornings are busy.
But what if you could have the healthy, delicious breakfast you dream of without the mess? We’ve found 10 breakfast hacks that we’re betting are going to make your mornings a whole lot tastier. Now that’s what sweet dreams are made, right?
9 breakfast hacks for a great start to your day
- Mash it up. Forgot the jam at the grocery? No problem! Grab berries and bananas from the fridge and mash them up. Sprinkle some sugar, taste it and spread it.
- Pre-prep your smoothies. On the weekend, chop some fruit and seal in a sandwich bag, along with your favorite toppings, (nuts, chia seeds, etc.). Blend it up each morning and voila, smoothie on the go!
- Simmer eggs in leftovers. If you made a delicious veggie stir-fry or even pasta last night, crack in some eggs and scramble for a hot, quick breakfast.
- Stop cooking oatmeal. Sometimes the 3-minute microwave time is too long. Grab some oats and pour in apple juice, almond milk and refrigerate the night before. In the morning, stir in yogurt – eat cold or warm slightly. Bon appetite.
- Scramble your salsa. Grab salsa from the fridge and crack in some eggs – scramble. Add fresh veggies or hot sauce for an extra morning kick.
- Bottle pancake mix. Mixing pancake batter when in a hurry can take forever. While making your evening meal, mix your pancake batter and store in an empty ketchup bottle. In the morning, pancakes will be ready in minutes.
- Freeze it. Freeze your bread and toast from frozen. Saves time and ensures you always have fresh bread on hand.
- Grate butter. Spreading hard butter on toast while in a hurry can be a struggle. Grate the butter in a bowl and it will instantly be easier to spread on you morning toast.
- Enjoy coffee & yogurt together. Mix your (cooled) morning coffee and your favorite yogurt in a blender with your choice of fruit.
Turn breakfast hacks into quick recipes
You saw how easy it is to jumpstart your day with breakfast hacks. Now it’s time to put those hacks to the test with 3 delish recipes. Don’t let your stomach grumble, time to power up with breakfast.
1 minute make ahead chocolate chip muffin recipe
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 2 tablespoon banana
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 tablespoon beaten egg
- 3 tablespoons chocolate chips or blueberries
In a small/medium ramekin add oil. Then add banana, egg and vanilla and stir together until combined. Next add in the dry ingredients. Mix together until combined and stir in chocolate chips. Microwave for 60 seconds! That’s it! Top with banana ice cream, peanut butter, milk or more chocolate chips! It’s a great anytime breakfast. Recipe via Snapguide.com
On the go cereal bar recipe
- 1 serving cereal of your choice
- 2 tablespoons mini marshmallows or other toppings such as honey, nuts or fruit.
Spray a microwave safe bowl along the inside with cooking spray. Combine cereal and marshmallows in the bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Mix together cereal and marshmallows until they are combined. Let the mixture sit in the bowl for 1 – 2 minutes so the marshmallows can harden up. Take your hands and run them under water to keep the mixture from sticking to your hands. With your hands grab the cereal mixture and start to form into a rectangle. If they are not sticking together let the marshmallows harden more or run your hands under water again.
Slow-cooker French toast recipe
- 2 loaves Pillsbury™ refrigerated French loaf, baked according to package directions
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 6 large eggs
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups pecan pieces
Spray a 4-5 quart slow cooker with nonstick baking spray. Cut baked Pillsbury™ French bread loaves into 3/4-inch cubes. Spread on a clean baking sheet. Bake in an oven preheated to 225°F for 30-40 minutes, or until bread is dried out and crisp. Place the bread into your prepared slow cooker. In a blender, combine milk, eggs, cream, vanilla, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Drizzle entire mixture over the bread in the slow cooker. In a small bowl, use a fork to combine the brown sugar, butter, and nuts. Sprinkle mixture over the top of the bread. Set slow cooker to low. Cover and cook for 4-5 hours. 20 minutes before serving, remove the lid of the slow cooker and allow the French toast to cool and set. Serve with fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup, if desired. Recipe via Tablespoon.com
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