Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But, if you’ve been hitting the snooze button a little too often lately, your mad dash to get out the door may not leave enough time for a full breakfast of eggs, bacon and hashbrowns. Luckily, there a lot of quick and easy recipes out there so you’ll always have time for breakfast. Some of them you can even prep the night before. Here are some ideas to fuel your morning.
If you’re craving something sweet and syrupy, this recipe is for you. Stuffed with cream cheese and fruit, this french toast is like eating dessert for breakfast. All you need are three simple ingredients and 10 minutes. Plus, you can swap out ingredients if you wish to create a different flavor. Mix and match bread, fillings and toppings to keep things interesting and create a different breakfast masterpiece every time.
2. Egg Muffins
Keep things simple and low-carb with these tasty egg muffins. This recipe suggests using spinach, bacon and cheese. However, you can add whatever veggies or breakfast staples your heart desires. Then, simply pour the omelet mixture into muffin tins, pop them in the oven for about 20 minutes and voila! You have on-the-go mini omelets that you and the kids can easily grab on your way out the door.
Breakfast roll-ups are another simple and versatile grab-and-go option perfect for busy mornings. While you may already be familiar with breakfast burritos and roll-ups, this recipe shows you how to make the scrambled eggs so they aren’t crumbly and won’t fall out of the wrap — which is brilliant if you have kids who struggle to keep the car mess-free. Fill with cheese, spinach, tomatoes, breakfast meats or even hashbrowns to create a delicious meal you can take anywhere.
Put down your box of pancake mix and serve up some homemade cakes — in muffin form! While the ingredients may be classic, this recipe is anything but. Make all your flap-jacks at once in less than half an hour. Simply pour the pancake mixture into mini muffin tins and pop them in the oven. When they puff up and turn golden brown, take them out and let them rest for a few minutes before dipping in syrup and indulging.
If pizza for breakfast is more your style, try making these delicious pizza waffles — your kids will thank you! All you need are a few simple ingredients, including everyone’s favorite toppings, and a waffle iron. Of course, a pizza is only as good as it’s dough and, since this pizza is surrounded by dough, you’ll want it to be top-notch. Luckily, this recipe walks you through the art of making the best dough — and how to turn it into a waffle.
All you need for this recipe is a bowl, a spoon and a few basic ingredients you likely already have at home. Combine everything, mix together and then chill in the fridge for 15 to 30 minutes. Then, use your hands to roll the mixture into small bite-size balls. The best part of this recipe is you can add in whatever you’d like in place of chocolate chips — craisins, nuts, hemp seeds, shredded coconut.
As its name suggests, the fried egg BLT is egg, bacon lettuce and tomato smashed between two pieces of toast. This quick and easy breakfast sandwich only takes 15 minutes to make. And, while you may think you know this classic, this recipe offers a few variations and different ingredient options. So you can alter the recipe to suit your tastebuds. Made-to-order sandwiches coming right up!
This recipe offers instructions for making four different flavors of chia pudding — milk and honey, blueberry-coconut and brownie butter and peanut butter and jelly. Depending on which one you decide to make, you’ll need a number of different ingredients. However, each flavor makes four 16-ounce jars of overnight chia. And all you have to do is pre-make these pudding cups the night before so breakfast will be ready-to-serve in the morning.
If you’re looking for another breakfast food that’s easy to eat on the run, these five-ingredient granola bars will do the trick. Simply blend the dates in a food processer until smooth and mix in the remaining ingredients. Then, smooth out onto a small pan lined with parchment paper and chill in the fridge or freezer. Once the bars are solid, chop them into even squares or rectangles. \
10. Tropical Breakfast Smoothie
We would be remiss if we didn’t mention the king of the quick and easy breakfast — the smoothie. While there are thousands of different smoothie recipes out there, this one may be one of the greats. Passion-fruit, mango, orange and banana unite to create a sweet, fruity blend that’ll put a pep in your step. So grab your blender and a to-go cup because this smoothie will be ready to go to work with you in just a few minutes.