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Easy Breakfast Dinner Recipes

Updated on March 30, 2014

Breakfast for Dinner is Hearty and Healthy

With four busy kids and a full life, I will admit that the temptation to give into fast food occurs regularly. However, I worry about sodium and fat content, so I prefer to make fast and easy dinners at home.

At least once a week, my kids ask for a breakfast dinner. Sure, I could let them have a bowl of cereal, or perhaps peanut butter toast. But, I prefer to make an easy breakfast dinner that includes the four major food groups: protein, grains, fruits/vegetable and dairy.

In 1/2 hour or less, you can fill up your family with these super easy recipes. You'll be relaxed and happy to know that your children have been properly fueled up for the next day.

Trust me that you'll all sleep easier!

We love easy breakfast dinner recipes
We love easy breakfast dinner recipes | Source

Breakfast Dinner Recipe: Toaster Waffle Breakfast Sandwiches

Toaster waffles are a staple in our home, almost as much as milk, eggs and peanut butter. So, when we came up with toaster waffle breakfast sandwiches for dinner last year, I can be practically guaranteed we'll have the necessary ingredients.

Use your favorite flavor of toaster waffles - plain if that's your style, or try blueberry or cinnamon for a sweet, savory delight!

This recipe makes 2 breakfast sandwiches, so be sure to double or triple, as needed! Your family may be hungrier at dinnertime than first thing in the morning.


  • 4 frozen toaster waffles
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 T. milk
  • 2 slices American cheese
  • 4 slices bacon (if desired)
  • 1/2 tomato, sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a medium bowl, combine eggs and milk, and stir until well combined
  2. Over medium low heat in a skillet, cook eggs until no longer runny (about 5-7 minutes) and remove from heat
  3. While eggs are cooking, toast the waffles
  4. After waffles are toasted, spread lightly with butter
  5. Top 2 of the toasted waffles with egg mixture and then season with salt and pepper
  6. Place one slice of cheese on each sandwich half. Add 2 slices bacon and 1 slice of tomato, if desired
  7. Top with the other toasted waffle and eat as a sandwich

Waffle breakfast sandwich recipe
Waffle breakfast sandwich recipe | Source

Breakfast Dinner Recipe: Fruity Eggs Benedict

This is a great twist on a favorite egg dish. With fruity eggs benedict, you combine peanut butter and fruit on english muffins, and then serve the eggs on the side. Its a great brunch recipe for kids because the taste isn't overly sophisticated, but its filling and delicious.

I never feel bad about serving eggs as part of a breakfast dinner recipe. This one fits the bill in more ways than one. It's ready in less than 15 minutes, and includes tasty, inexpensive ingredients.


  • 4 english muffins
  • 1/4 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 sliced banana
  • 1 c. canned pineapple
  • 8 eggs
  • 4 chopped chives
  • 4 slices Canadian-style bacon
  • 2 T. butter
  • 1 1/4 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Toast the split english muffins in a toaster or toaster oven
  2. While they are still warm, spread each half with peanut butter
  3. Top with sliced banana and spoon pineapple
  4. Set aside
  5. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, chives, salt and pepper, and scramble together with a fork
  6. Cut up the Canadian bacon and add to a skillet with 2 T. of butter - cook for 2 minutes
  7. Add the egg mixture and cook for 5-7 minutes
  8. Stir in cheese to the egg and ham mixture

Serve eggs next to prepared english muffins for a delicious, easy breakfast dinner!

Quick and Easy Breakfast

Dutch pancakes are a great breakfast dinner recipe
Dutch pancakes are a great breakfast dinner recipe | Source

Baked Apple Pancakes, aka Dutch Pancakes

I may be cheating just a bit by including this recipe, which is arguably not the healthiest selection, but it fits the requirements of fast and easy.

Baked apple pancakes are finished in the oven, and something between a crepe and a pancake, and much more fun!  Definitely more sweet than savory, you'll still fill up the entire family in 30 minutes.

My mother-in-law always makes this recipe (she calls them Dutch Pancakes) for the kids when they visit. Naturally, I HAD to learn how to make them, too. The pancakes puff up in the oven and turn golden brown.... simply delicious!


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 c. milk
  • 4 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 c. unsalted butter
  • 2 peeled, cored and diced apples
  • 1/8 t. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 c. powdered sugar (also known as confectioners sugar)
  • 3 T. lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, milk, eggs, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon; set aside batter
  3. In an oven-safe 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat
  4. Add apples to butter and sauté until soft, about 3-4 minutes
  5. Remove from heat and pour prepared batter over apple/butter mixture in the skillet
  6. Take the skillet and insert directly into preheated oven and bake 15-20 minutes until puffed up and golden brown
  7. Using a potholder, carefully remove from oven, sprinkle with powdered sugar and lemon juice
  8. Slice into pieces and enjoy!

Oven Baked Dutch Apple Pancakes

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    • stephhicks68 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie Hicks 

      8 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Hope it was great sunnyglitter - I made them for "real" breakfast the other day!

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      8 years ago from Cyberspace

      I think I might make that waffle breakfast sandwich for dinner tonight. I'm looking for something quick and easy.

    • stephhicks68 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie Hicks 

      9 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Thank you Winsome! We totally love breakfast for dinner and its a great way to stay fueled and healthy :)

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      9 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Yummm--thanks Stephanie for a delicious reminder of how much fun a late breakfast can be. I've always wanted to use my iron skillet for something like the apple pancake and by yimmeny here's the recipe. Waffles with hot melted butter and fresh strawberries with whipped cream is great too. =:)

    • stephhicks68 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie Hicks 

      9 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Thanks Nancy's! Hope you love the dutch apple pancake recipe. Best, Steph

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      Nancy's Niche 

      9 years ago

      That Dutch Apple Pancake looks delicious!!! It’s definitely going to appear on my breakfast table in the next few days…Yummy, thanks for sharing these delectable recipes…

    • stephhicks68 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie Hicks 

      9 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Hi Money - thanks! I thought the bacon and eggs smiley face was funny for a breakfast dinner hub. Funny, we had toaster waffles sandwiches for dinner tonight as we ran out the door for a baseball game. Best to you - Steph

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      Money Glitch 

      9 years ago from Texas

      Hhhmmm, Thanks for sharing such yummy breakfast recipes. Love the happy face at the top. I agree with your comments above, I like omelets and other breakfast foods for dinner as well. :)

    • stephhicks68 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie Hicks 

      9 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Hi ST - I love omelets for breakfast dinner, too. Peppers, onions and mushrooms are yummy! I probably should have created a separate hub for the dutch pancake recipe! ;)

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      9 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      I'm a big fan of breakfast for dinner, one of my favorites being an omelet that includes peppers, onions, and mushrooms. Add some toast and a bowl of fruit topped with yogurt or sour cream, and all food groups are taken care of. Love the Dutch pancake recipe!

    • stephhicks68 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie Hicks 

      9 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      With Dutch pancakes on the menu, I'd be more than happy to have a breakfast dinner every day of the week ;-)

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      Sandra Mireles 

      9 years ago from Texas

      I, too make breakfast for dinner. Love your hub and recipe for Dutch pancake.

    • stephhicks68 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie Hicks 

      9 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Thanks so much oceans - I write from our many experiences of making breakfast for dinner. Hope it inspires you and others. Best, Steph

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      9 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Steph, Breakfast for dinner has to be one of the best ideas ever. I love this hub, and all your ideas and recipes. Thanks for sharing with us.

    • stephhicks68 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie Hicks 

      9 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Trust me, nifty - the dutch pancake is simply too good! ;-)

    • nifty@50 profile image


      9 years ago

      The Dutch apple pancake looks Great!


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