Favorite Breakfast Foods

When I was growing up my dad would make us breakfast on Sunday night.  We would enjoy eggs, pancakes, or some other fun food that was typically reserved for morning fare.  In college and as a single adult I loved breakfast so much I would sometimes eat it twice – once in the morning and then another one at night instead of a dinner.  Now as a mom and wife I get to cook a “real” dinner, but when we decide to have a big brunch after a morning workout or Saturday morning chores, these are the recipes I typically go to.

Whole Wheat  Belgian Waffles(adapted from the Betty Crocker 10th edition):

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups King Arthur Whole-Grain White Wheat Flour (found at Krogers and HEB)
  • 1 3/4 cups skim milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 tsps baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

heat waffle iron.  In a large bowl, beat eggs until fluffy with a wire wisk.  Beat in remaining ingredients until just smooth.  Follow directions on waffle maker for amount of batter and time of cooking.  Serve with peaches, yogurt, and berries; toasted nuts and berries or syrup; yogurt and granola; or peanut butter and syrup.  Or just eat them plain as a snack like our 1yo likes to do!


I use two eggs per person for omelettes, and yes, I prefer the real eggs to any of the fake mixtures.  I’ll adapt the rest of the day to make up for the saturated fat in those yolks!  For the omelette portion, whip up two eggs, and pour into a pre-heated skillet sprayed with a canola-based cooking spray.  Cook on medium heat while turning the pan and lifting the edges.  I like to flip it for a dry middle, but you can leave the middle a little runny if you like as well.  omelette fillings we like are below:

  • gruyere cheese, smoked salmon, and asparagus
  • swiss cheese, canned salmon, and spinach (cheaper version of #1)
  • salsa, shredded cheddar cheese, tomatoes, bell peppers
  • mushrooms, broccoli, and bell peppers (steamed) with cheddar cheese
  • any leftover steamed veggies from the night before


  • 2 ½ lb old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups wheat germ
  • 2 ½ cups coconut flakes
  • 1 ½ cups walnut pieces
  • ½ cup almond slices
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 ½ cup canola oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients, then spread thinly onto cookie sheets and place into a 250 degree oven.  Stir every 20 minutes for 2-3 hours.

I like this one with my homemade yogurt…


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