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10 Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes

10 Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes
Written by Oana Schneider

Looking for a quick and easy breakfast recipe? If you are, we know about 10! Needless to say, skipping breakfast is probably the biggest mistake you can make throughout the day, so you better listen up. You’ve probably seen all sorts of Nutella-related videos recently, but you know that’s not the way to go.

This product, although delicious, contains a huge amount of sugar, so let’s only taste it every now and then. Try some good vegetables instead, a nice omelet, some homemade muffins and a refreshing smoothie instead.

Here’s some data for you (courtesy of Statista.com):

  • Americans have an average consumption of 2lb cereal and flour products/ year;
  • An American eats about 75.7 eggs per year;
  • In the past 3 years, the leading morning meal was cold cereal, followed by toasted bread and banana;
  • 28% of the young adult population skips breakfast.

Keep this in mind next time you are in hurry to leave the house: breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day. You are probably wondering why cereal is not on our list and the reason is simple: for kids and young adults, cereal are probably the worst choice in terms of nutrients – they don’t contain enough vitamins, fiber etc.

If you don’t count the ones that are artificially added, cereal is nothing but a flavorless kind of snack that could never hold a candle to a nice vegetable omelet. This being said, keep reading and please, try to do something about the way you eat. 17% of toddlers are overweight and the percentage increases every year. And it’s not good food and vegetable that does that! Some kids don’t even know what the hard middle of a peach looks like or where eggs come from, which is kind of outrageous!

The good news is that we can change this. And let’s start with a good breakfast!

1. Mother’s Day Brunch

What a delicious Italian recipe! All you need is onion, garlic, salt, pepper, chili, tomatoes, eggs and Cheddar cheese. Add a frying pan and a medium-sized pot and you are ready to start. The whole process looks a lot like this: in a pan, fry the garlic and onions with a little bit of cooking oil, until the onion turns yellow.

Then, add your diced tomatoes and let everything simmer for about 10 minutes. Keep stirring the composition, add salt and pepper and let it simmer for another 5 minutes. When you are done, pour everything in a medium-sized pot, make a hole in the middle and add a fresh egg. Put your dish in the over for no longer than 3-4 minutes and voila, your Mother’s Day brunch is ready!

2. BLT Breakfast Sandwich

There are three stages of making this breakfast. First, scrape off the flesh from one avocado, add the juice from ½ lime and some salt and then stir. Now moving on to bacon: place a few strips on a grill and place the grill on a pan, then place it in the oven for a few minutes (until the fat fries off). Use two slices of bread for every sandwich you want to make, toast one side only and move on to your eggs.

If you want the yolk to be silky, only fry the egg on one side for a couple of minutes. When you are done, spread the avocado cream on a slice of bread, and add some spring greens, bacon, tomato slices and one egg. In the tutorial, Tatyana also uses mayonnaise, but we would advise against it, since avocados are rich in fats to begin with and don’t need anything else.

3. Breakfast Smoothies 

If you are trying to lose weight, this doesn’t mean you can skip meals and only eat yucky foods. On the contrary, you get to enjoy the best ingredients provide that you don’t overdo it. These 5 healthy smoothies are great for you and, in case you didn’t know, also an amazing before workout food.

There are a few things you need to keep in mind when preparing a smoothie: don’t use sugar or honey if you’re using bananas, strawberries or any other sweet fruit. The safest choices are sourly fruits: blueberries, kiwis, lemons, grapefruits etc. Choose soy milk instead of cow milk, if possible and add a drop of vanilla or almond extract to really make your smoothies smell delicious.

4. Breakfast Muffin Recipe

If you are really in a hurry every morning, then why not bake a few muffins in the weekend and keep them in the fridge just in case you don’t have time to prepare anything? This batter consists of two parts: a dry one and a wet one. The dry composition is a mix of jumbo oats, rolled oats, plain flour, white sugar, brown sugar, wheat bran, salt, bicarbonate soda and cinnamon.

Whisk everything together, add finely chopped dried fruits and move on to the wet batter. Whisk together one farm egg, some buttermilk (or yogurt), some vegetable oil and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Now combine the two compositions, add 1/3 cup of boiled water (to soften the wheats) and stir thoroughly for 1 minute. Pour the composition into mold and bake it. Watch the entire process below:

5. Turkey Patties Breakfast

If you love both ground meat and spices, this recipe is for you. Here’s what to do: prepare a mixture of different spices (fennel seeds, sage, thyme, garlic powder, salt, pepper and chili flakes). Stir everything and add the ground turkey. Mix everything using your hands and then form little patties. Place them on a plate and put them in the fridge overnight (cover them with a ziplock bag first!) and the next day fry them in come cooking oil.

The tutorial uses butter, but if you are not planning on eating the patties right away, you better use cooking oil. Butter becomes greasy and thick after cooling. Also, you’ll see that brown sugar is added- no need to do that! Don’t eat sugar that your body doesn’t need! Also, try using fresh ingredients (fresh garlic, fresh thyme etc.).

You can store some of these patties in a mason jar in the fridge and take them out every morning before leaving for work. Whether you choose to heat them up or not, they’ll still taste delicious!

6. Homemade Hash brown recipe

We know we have a few fast food fans in our audience, so this is for you, guys! Making hash browns has never been easier. It only takes 10-15 minutes and they taste like heaven! Here’s what to do: grate your potatoes and once you’re done put everything in cold water for 5 minutes (to eliminate the starch).

Then drain all the water until your potato strips look like coconut shavings, add a grated onion, egg white, flour, salt and pepper and form large patties like in the tutorial. Fry these patties in cooking oil (6 minutes on one side, then flip and 6 minutes on the other side). Enjoy!

7. Overnight Oatmeal 5 Ways

The Domestic Geek has 5 great recipes for you, especially if losing weight is your number 1 priority right now. Basically, you have to create a base for every recipe: rolled oats, soy milk and honey, then add your favorite fruits, whipped cream, butter cream and so on. However, you can also turn these oats into a great main dish. All you have to do is eliminate the honey and add tomatoes, walnuts and scrambled eggs.

You may also want to replace bread with oatmeal from now on.

8. Breakfast Burrito

If you want to make a breakfast burrito, you’ll need some Italian sausage, half boiled potatoes, paprika, salt, pepper, eggs, pickles, cold slaw, tomatoes, and parsley. Proceed as it follows: peel off the skin from the sausage and fry everything in a pan for about 6-7 minutes. Take another pan, add some cooking oil, the half boiled potatoes, paprika, salt and pepper and fry everything for another 6-7 minutes.

Now it’s time to scramble the eggs. Take a few burrito breading sheets, add the eggs, potatoes and sausage, plus some cold slaw, pickles, parsley and fresh tomatoes.  Voila, a delicious breakfast that anybody can make!

9. Pancakes and sausage on A Stick

It’s like corn dogs. Without the corn. And the dogs, of course. If you can make pancake batter, you can make this as well. Here’s what to do: fry a few sizzlers until they turn nice and crispy, place them on a paper towel to dry all the oil excess and then prepare your pancake batter, but make sure it’s a bit thicker than it usually is.

Take a few corn dog sticks and put your sizzlers on them like you would do with a popsicle, dip the sizzler in your pancake batter an fry the sausage for 45 seconds on every side. Once they are done, place them on a paper towel again and serve it with mustard or maple syrup. Enjoy!

10. Full English Breakfast

For a full English breakfast renowned for its ability to treat hangovers, watch the tutorial below. The guys from Sorted Food are on a quest to prepare the most iconic English dish, so check it out! A few tips: you can use peas instead of beans and replace cooking/ canola oil with a tiny bit of butter. For the whole process, watch the video and tell us what you thought of it:

About the author

Oana Schneider

Oana Schneider is a published author located in Chicago, Illinois, who currently works for DontPayFull.com as a communication specialist and blog editor. She writes about lifestyle, family budget, has a degree in Communications and advocates for women’s rights. Her future plans include getting a Labrador and losing a few pounds.

13 Comments

  • My favorite go to breakfast is an egg sandwich of some sort. I never thought to go the BLT route and add tomato and bacon. I am really digging that idea. My problem with bacon is I just can’t limit myself to 1 piece when I cook it. I might try and substitute ham or Canadian bacon to limit my consumption. 🙂
    Really great ideas. I love breakfast and I do agree it is the most important meal of the day.

  • I’m an oatmeal fan, and I’ve been branching out into trying savory oatmeal dishes. But generally I eat mine spiced with raisins and a bit of peanut butter. The Italian egg recipe looks delicious too, I’ve been trying to incorporate more eggs into my diet and this looks like a great way to do so. I’ll definitely have to see about trying vegetarian alternatives to some of these other dishes as well.

  • Saying breakfast is the most important meal is just an opinion and differs from person to person. Some people do not eat a “good” breakfast, or a real meal because they feel sick if they eat first thing in the morning.

    Personally, I like to eat some brown rice with raising, a spoonful of nutritional yeast and a dusting of cinnamon. Not a big meal, but I eat a lot of vegetables later in the day and meat is saved for dinner when I will be less active afterward and better able to digest it.

  • I absolutely love the stick thing, except here where I’m from, instead of it being filled with a sausage, we fill it with chopped chicken meat and onion with a little bit of yoghurt perhaps! It’s amazing!

  • These are all some wonderful ideas and everything featured here looks like something I would devour in the morning. Those breakfast burritos are turning my head right now. I’m going to start making them, I’ll use the listed ingredients, such as Italian sausages, half boiled potatoes, paprika, pepper, eggs, tomatoes and add bacon bits. Mmm, sounds great just thinking about it.

  • I’ve had a bad habit of skipping breakfast before and I was always dizzy and tired by the middle of the day but I’d still refuse to eat breakfast. I started eating breakfast when I signed up for a diet delivery plan every week so I’m obliged to eat breakfast and that was when I realized I didn’t like eating breakfast because I was always served cereal or toast.

    With recipes like these, I bet a lot of people who don’t eat breakfast would want to when they see these quick, easy and yummy recipes that can start your day. I especially loved the smoothies and the overnight oatmeal recipes because they look so good and easy.

  • I just ate lunch, but your pictures are making me hungry. Those turkey patties and hash browns look fabulous, as well as the sausage and pancakes on a stick. The Mother’s Day brunch sounds nutritious, as well as delicious, and I can see myself also trying the BLT, because I love them, especially with the addition of avocado.

  • Yummy! I wake up late most days but it doesn’t stop me from eating breakfast foods. Some of my favorite meals of the day that is for sure. I love them very much so. This recipes look very tasty and good.

  • These are great recipes! I often skip breakfast and eat at lunch time instead. The smoothie recipe seems simple and easy enough that I may make one tomorrow! My children love oatmeal and the recipe posted above looks absolutely delicious! If making the oatmeal ahead of time will save me some prep time in the morning I will gladly try it. My kids are starving when they wake up and I struggle to make them a hearty meal quickly.

  • Great meals! Maybe i should try all of them one by one…especially for the kids during rush hour in the morning going to school much better to prepare all the ingredients in the evening to cook in the morning and serve perfectly with TLC!

  • I absolutely love the mother’s day brunch and the homemade hash brown recipes. I have already had my breakfast today, but I think that I will definitely be trying them out tomorrow! It is great to have a good breakfast to start the day with, as most of us know that it is indeed the most important meal of the day. Being able to have a great breakfast means that we can have the energy we need to get everything done that we need to over the course of the day, and this means that we can be more productive. With easy and quick recipes like this, there is simply no excuse not to have something that you will really enjoy.

  • Although some of those dishes look delicious, I just don’t have the time to prepare them. I tend to just eat some porridge, if I have breakfast at all. I know that shouldn’t skip breakfast, as it sets you up for the day, but sometimes it’s unavoidable, sadly.

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