I use this heritage recipe for waffles from the family cookbook. I double the recipe and use half whole wheat flour. We have always been a syrup loving family, but we are now mostly using powdered sugar as a topping (slightly healthier, right?!).
But I am thinking of switching things up a bit and trying soon this recipe for Whole Wheat Waffles.
Tuesday: Scrambled Eggs and…
Our scrambled eggs are pretty basic. The kids like them with ketchup. If there are any left then I like them with salsa. Zach and Lily eat eggs and toast with a little bit of cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top, or leftover waffles. Anwyn prefers dry cereal (Life) or granola.
Wednesday: Whatever or Breakfast Date Out
For awhile now I have been pondering ways for Jared and I to have quality one-on-one time with our children. The Breakfast Date Out is our current experiment. Every Wednesday, one child gets to go with one parent out to eat at a restaurant. We rarely eat out, so this is very thrilling. Everyone who stays home eats whatever: toast, leftovers from other days, etc. I eat a bowl of oatmeal, topped with brown sugar, cinnamon, and raisins.
Thursday: French Toast
I follow the recipe from The All New Joy of Cooking book my mother gave me as a wedding present.
2/3 cup milk
4 large eggs
2 Tbsp. sugar or pure maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
Add the slices of bread one at a time to the mixture, cook on a girdle (okay, I abbreviated the directions but I’m sure you can figure it out). Top withy syrup or powdered sugar.
Friday: Breakfast Bars or Cookies or Muffins
I am still adding recipes to this category. I really like this Whole Wheat Muffin recipe because it is quick and easy and healthy.
Last week I tried these Banana Oat Cookies and everyone ate them-success!
These Super Strawberry Bars are on my list to try.
The basic criteria here is that it has to be a recipe I can whip together and feed to Anwyn between the time I get up at 6:50 a.m. and we walk to the bus stop at 7:50 a.m.
Saturday: Puffy Pancakes
Technically these are usually called German Pancakes (recipe), but we prefer the more descriptive name of Puffy Pancakes. Top with powdered sugar.
This is a new addition to our menu. My husband is an awesome biscuit maker, and he thankfully agreed to be in charge of Sunday breakfasts. I believe this is the recipe he uses. I plan to also serve hard boiled eggs or sausage. On Fast Sunday the kids eat bagels and cream cheese.
Adding in the Fruit: Smoothies
Looking over this menu I realize that it is sadly lacking in FRUIT! I am working to remedy that (when budget and season will allow for it). However…we get a good dose of the good stuff in our mid-morning smoothie snack. I pull out the blender and toss in the following: 1-2 Tbsp of orange juice concentrate, banana, frozen strawberries, banana, yogurt, and milk. This week I finally took the plunge and added spinach leaves–it was great, and the children didn’t even notice. I usually make extra and freeze the leftovers in a popsicle mold. Then I only have to make smoothies every other day, with popsicles served on the in-between days.
Sadly, most days the smoothie snacks are just for Lily and Zach and me (the lucky one’s who still get to be home all day). On school days Anwyn gets a bowl of fruit with breakfast to compensate (frozen strawberries or blueberries).
General Conference weekends we eat crepes! This is the time of the year we indulge in Nutella (if it’s in the house, then Zach will eat it by the spoonful multiple times of day-okay, I am sometimes guilty too–so I have to limit its availability in our home 🙂
When it comes to breakfast, these blog posts are inspiring to me:
Breakfast at our House (Raising Lemons)
10 Healthy Breakfasts in 10 Minutes or Less
I would love to hear what breakfast is like at your house!