Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Top 5 Breakfast Ideas

My family really likes breakfast foods.  We like to eat them for breakfast and for dinner.  Just last night my oldest wanted scrambled eggs something bad (I think it is because she is learning to cook and loves to do eggs), so we changed our  dinner plans and had fresh grated hash browns, scrambled eggs topped with cheese, toast, and homemade hot chocolate.  Everyone was happy.  It got me thinking, I should do a post on our favorite breakfast since we love them so much.
So here we go, and they are in no particular order, just the random order that I find them. :)

One day I was looking for a recipe that called for dried whole eggs.  I found this one and thought I would give it a try.  I omitted the veggies because I just was not sure how the family would like it in the first place.  We all loved it!  I have since added different meats (ham, turkey, sausage) and added bell peppers a time or two.  It seems that no matter what I add everyone really enjoys these.  

We LOVE these muffins.  I constantly have the mix in my pantry.  My kids beg me to make muffins all the time.  I have tried them with all kids of flavors inside.  We have done chocolate chips (kids favorite), strawberries (hubby's favorite), blueberries, and raspberries.  I used fresh fruit in mine as it was coming off the vine.  This winter I plan to try some of the fruit I dried.  I am sure that will be a hit too.

My middle daughter really, really loves oatmeal.  She will almost always choose oatmeal over cereal, so when I came across this recipe I knew we had to try it.  It was a hit!  She and I eat this oatmeal for breakfast at least two times a week, it just depends upon how fast we eat all the apples in the week.  I do have one change to the recipe that we like better... I omit the nutmeg.  It is just a little too much for me.  I tried cutting it in half and it was still too much, so I just don't add it.  I am not saying it is bad, that was just all I could taste the first time.  But I still loved the recipe enough to try it again and again and again....

My hubby and I have always liked German Pancakes.  I don't make them a ton, but when I do it is like a little treat.  My kids started liking them when I saw Mel's recipe for mini, pop-in-your-mouth sized portions.  They gobbled them up.  

Buttermilk Pancakes are one of my very favorite.  They come from this blog, but she is going through a blog redesign and I couldn't find the post.  Good thing I make them so much I have the recipe down by heart (and written down).  

Buttermilk Pancakes

2 C. flour
2. tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 eggs
2 C. buttermilk  *or substitute*
1/4 C. melted butter

*buttermilk substitute*  2 C. milk plus 2 Tbsp vinegar.  If you are using the substitute combine these at the beginning so they can sit for 5 minutes.  
In a mixing bowl add the dry ingredients together.  
Add the egg yolks to the milk.  Mix together with a fork and add to the flour mixture.
In a small mixing bowl beat the egg white until they form stiff peaks.  Fold into the flour/milk mixture.  Add melted butter.  

We really like these pancakes and do all sorts of fun things with them.  Eat them regular with maple syrup, yogurt instead of syrup, blackberry syrup, fruit on top.  You name it and we have probably tried it.  

I hope that you enjoy these recipes as much as we do!!



Vanessa said...

Love this breakfast idea. I think it's great you're writing the blog as a family. I'm your newest follower. I was also nominated by It's Sarah Rose for the Liebster award. Come visit if you get a chance.


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