This recipe is adapted from Alton Brown's recipe and is a great one if you have a large family to feed and your on a tight budget or just really short on time in the morning. It is filling, versatile and ready when you wake up in the morning.
CrockPot Steal Cut Oatmeal:
4 servings (you can easily double or triple this)
Dump all of your ingredients into the crockpot, give it a light stir to combine. Set the temperature on the longest setting. That's it! You can choose to flavor it with fruit, nuts and spices ahead of time or you can make it competely plain and let everyone make it to their liking with whatever fruit/nuts/sweetener you have on hand. Depending on your texture preference you will probably want to play with this a little so don't give up if you don't love it the first time! You can always add/reduce the ammount of water and oats.
This is a very quick breakfast that will make your family feel like they are getting a special treat in the week. The great thing is your getting whole grains, eggs and you can top it with fresh fruit, honey or syrup.
Quick French Toast:
3-4 servings at 1 1/2-2 slices per person
- 6 slices of whole grain bread
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
Another easy make-ahead meal that you can keep in your fridge. This is one of my husbands favorites and often takes an extra to work for a snack or shares with work buddies. I usually make these in bulk for the week.
Breakfast Burritos (bulk recipe)
7-10 servings depending on how large/full your tortillas are
- 10 eggs
- 2 potatoes, grated
- 1 cup of desired cheese, grated (you can add or reduce this ammount)
- 1 lb ground turkey sausage/turkey bacon/turkey ham
- 7-10 whole grain tortillas
- 1/4 onion, chopped (optional)
- 1/4 pepper, chopped (optional)
- 1/4 cup mushrooms, chopped (optional)
One of my favorite things to eat (though its been a couple years...) is McDonalds Breakfast Sandwiches. As I mentioned before, I don't like buying from the frozen section so Jimmy Dean was a nogo too. I saw this idea on Pinterest and find it makes for an easy breakfast sandwich!
Sausage Egg McMuffins
- 6 eggs
- 6 slices of desired cheese
- 6 whole grain english muffins
- 1 pound turkey sausage
What are some of your go-to breakfasts on a busy morning? How do you make sure your family has a filling and healthy meal?
Written By Happily Domestic Contributer: Brittney Thompson