Breakfast is one of the hardest meals of the day to plan for, in my opinion. Mornings are always busy getting the kids up, getting ready, and heading to work.
Lucky for me, I work from home, so I don’t have to bother with a commute. I also know I don’t have to put on a full face of makeup if I don’t have the time.
That said, it’s still hard to prep for breakfast. I feel like over the last couple of years, I’ve mastered some basic breakfast recipes that I can do with my eyes closed. These are family-friendly, simple to prepare, and affordable.
Some of them are classics, but I often get into a rut, and I like to see a full list of ideas to jog my memory on the options.
I hope these inspire you to ditch the cereal and donuts! If you have any go-to breakfast recipes, please share them in the comments. I’m always on the hunt for new ideas that are simple and kid-friendly.
1. Banana Bread
2. Veggie Frittata
3. Instant Pot Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal
4. Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Pancakes are always an easy breakfast idea that I can make at a moment’s notice. We have all the ingredients on hand, and when I add chocolate chips, I know my kids will get excited.
I use the popular pancake recipe from All Recipes (except I do a third whole wheat flour) and just add chocolate chips to the batter. My kids especially love it when I arrange the chocolate chips into a smiley face. 🙂
If you don’t eat them all, you can save them in the fridge and heat them up the next day, or you can freeze them and pop them in your toaster straight from the freezer.
5. Overnight Oats
6. Berry Kiwi Smoothies
7. Scrambled Eggs with Toast and Fruit
My daughter doesn’t like scrambled eggs, so we don’t make it as often as other options, but my son is a huge fan!
I love scrambled eggs on toast, because it’s fast and easy. You can also add some avocado, which is so delicious!
I know there are fancy ways of making scrambled eggs (cue Gordon Ramsay), but I do it the quick way. Add the beaten eggs to a preheated skillet and stir until the eggs are set and still a little glossy. Remove from the heat and enjoy.
8. Baked Blueberry Oatmeal
9. Baked French Toast
Once you try baked French toast, you may never go back to the one-at-a-time stovetop version.
America’s Test Kitchen developed this everyday French toast recipe where you place your bread on a sheet pan and pour the egg mixture on top. Stick it in the oven, flip halfway through, and voila – french toast for a crowd!
I don’t make this every week by any means, but if I want to switch things up or we have people coming over, this is always on my list.
10. Egg Muffins
Last but not least are egg muffins. These basically use the same ingredients as a frittata, but you put your mixture in a muffin tin and bake it for 20-25 minutes. You can also do mini muffins and bake for 10-12 minutes.
They’re fast to make and reheat well. If you like to meal prep at the beginning of the week, egg muffins are ideal. You could have several days of breakfast prepared with very little effort.
I don’t use a recipe for this, per usual, but if you want one, I like the version from Yummy Toddler Food.
I hope these 10 breakfast ideas help you plan your week.
I would love to know – what are your go-to breakfasts? Leave ‘em in the comment section below!