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Deliciously Simple Breakfast Ideas

Updated on November 16, 2014

Beyond Toast and Cereal!

Welcome to this site dedicated to making your breakfasts mouthwateringly delicious!

There are lots of excellent recipe ideas for breakfast here. From the more traditional things like waffles, or pancakes with syrup to more interesting things like breakfast burritos, your breakfast will never be boring again. And of course, I have a few quick and easy things like oatmeal or smoothies as well for people who are busy and on the go, but need some energy in the morning before they start their long days. This site will have your mouth watering, guaranteed.

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Fruit Smoothie

In the summertime, when there is an abundance of strawberries in my garden, I pick them all, wash and remove the heads and put them in my freezer to make smoothies later. I'll also buy, peel and freeze some bananas as well as whatever else is in season (kiwis, peaches, etc). To make a smoothie more delicious, it's better if you freeze all the fruit first. But prepare it first, before you freeze it so it's ready to be thrown directly into the blender.

What to add to your smoothie? Well, the variations are endless, but besides the fruit, here is my list of general ingredients that I mix and match:

-oatmeal

-nuts (almonds/walnuts/pecans)

-dairy (milk/yogurt/icecream)

-water

-orange juice

-lemon/lime juice

-protein powder

-dessert tofu

-12 grain powder

Throw in whatever you want, blend it up until smooth and drink or eat with a spoon. Mmmm.

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French Toast: the Perfect Addition for your Breakfast Menu

French toast is the perfect breakfast for a lazy weekend meal at home. It's very simple to make:

Scramble up some eggs in a bowl (1 per 2 pieces of bread). Mix in a wee bit of sugar and cinnamon and milk. Dip the bread in, on both sides and fry in a pan with a bit of oil. Only flip once so that it stays nice and fluffy.

Sprinke a bit of icing sugar on top when it's done.

Toppings can include: fruit/frozen fruit that has been thawed, syrup, cream cheese, etc.

I'll share a special favorite with you. Melt some butter in a pan with brown sugar and cinnamon. When it's all bubbly and the sugar is dissolved, add some cut up bananas or apples, and a bit of vanilla. Let th fruit cook until soft. At the end, add a splash of rum or kahlua. Mmm.

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Breakfast Burrito

It's trendy and delicious! Impress your friends and family.

It's very simple and easy to make a breakfast burrito. Just fry up a few onions, peppers and tomatoes. Scramble some eggs with salt and pepper and pour them over the cooked vegetables. Stir everything until the eggs are cooked. Put some grated cheese on top of the eggs when it's done. Then, put some of the egg mixture inside a tortilla shell. Add some salsa on top and wrap it up. That's it! It should take you less than 10 minutes.

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Oatmeal

It doesn't have to be boring!

Plain old oatmeal is the perfect things for a cool fall or winter day. It's much healthier and cheaper if you don't buy those instant packs but instead make your own. It's super easy to just follow the directions on the package that you buy. To spice it up a little, I like to add some fruit, whatever is in season or in my garden works best. Sometimes, I cut up and apple, rhubarb or pear. Or, I throw in some frozen or dried blueberries or cranberries. What about raisins? It's all so delicious.

And, it's so healthy! Low calorie, with lots of fiber and it can reduce your cholesterol.

Do you eat breakfast everyday?

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Omeletes

A simple, healthy and delicious breakfast idea

Omelets are very easy to make, if you do it the lazy way. Just fry up some veggies and meat of your choice. I like peppers, tomatoes, onions, and bacon or ham. Set them aside. Cook some eggs that you've beaten with a little milk, salt and pepper. Try to just cook it on one side, and then flip it. Put the veggies in the middle with some cheese and close the other side on top of it. Serve on toast.

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Waffles

They're easier than you think to make

Waffles are easier to make than you might think. Just go to your local Walmart or kitchen specialty store and get a waffle iron or buy one online from this site and have it delivered direct to you door.

The iron will include some recipes. Mix it up and follow the directions and about 20 minutes later, you should have a plate full of delicious, crispy, mouth-watering waffles. Refer to the french toast section for possible toppings.

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Very Simple Pancake Recipe

Pancakes are also one of those things that are super-easy to make but that nobody knows how to do! Well, you can impress your family and friends. You can buy a mix from the store, or you can make your own. There are lots of recipes out there on the internet, but this is how I make them.

Get some flour (white or whole-wheat) and mix in a bit of salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Add some eggs, vanilla, and milk. You can put in some nuts, blueberries, chocolate chips or cut up banana or apple at this point. Pour some into a heated, oiled pan. Cook on both sides, but flip only once so you won't make them too flat.

Refer to the French Toast section for possible toppings. Mmmm

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A McMuffin Sandwich...faster and healthier than McDonalds!

It's simple, healthy and fast to make your own McMuffin sandwich. Toast some English muffins, and brush them with some butter if you like. Then, fry up an egg, and some bacon, ham or sausage. Put inside your English muffin, with a slice of cheese. I use fresh cheddar, thinly sliced but you can use a processed cheese slice if you like. Add a tomato slice for extra deliciousness!

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Bacon, Eggs, and Toast

A Traditional Favorite

Bacon, Eggs and Toast is a very simple breakfast favorite to cook for your family as a special treat. To mix it up a bit, serve some salsa with the eggs, or cook up some homefries as well. Add a simple fruit salad to make it a delicious breakfast!

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Fruit Salad with Granola

This is the perfect summertime, healthy breakfast. Why don't you make your salad the night before so all the flavors have a chance to mingle together? Except don't add the kiwi because it doesn't keep that well and it's better to add it fresh. If you don't have any citrusy fruit such as oranges or grapefruit, add a bit of lemon or lime juice so that the fruit will keep it's color.

Just go to the store and buy whatever fruit is in season and cheap.

You can add some granola, oatmeal, muesli to it. Don't add too much to maintain the healthiness. Add some yogurt if you want as well.

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Fresh Bread

A simple breakfast is a couple pieces of toast with some fruit. Store-bought bread is usually not that delicious and also contains a lot chemicals that you don't really want in your body. A simple way to make your own bread is to buy a breadmaker. It will take you less than 5 minutes to put all the ingredients in the machine and you'll have bread about 3 hours later. In order to have it for breakfast, most machines have a timer setting so you can get it all prepared before you go to bed and wake up to the smell of bread cooking.

What are your favorite breakfast recipes?

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      WindyWintersHubs 5 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Actually...anything healthy. I usually have fruit and yogurt or fruit and cereal. When we have company, we have pancakes and eggs with fruit for breakfast.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I haven't had breakfast yet this morning, and now I'm starving...I must go fix something simple and easy and yummy! :)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Love your smoothie idea.

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      TravelingRae 6 years ago

      I eat anything for breakfast, but my usual standby is cheese and tomato on an English muffin with a cup of coffee. I rarely eat sugar for breakfast now to curb my sugar cravings for the rest of the day. I am known to eat dinner for breakfast, too, if I'm going to have a super busy day--so pasta or sushi or chicken and potatoes, etc. I like your smoothie recipe; never thought to put dessert tofu in one.

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      jlshernandez 6 years ago

      Truthfully, I would like a healthy and leisurely breakfast every morning. Unfortunately, I have to rush to work and have to be contented with the quick and easy frozen French toast in the toaster oven. I love bacon and eggs but I reserve that for the weekends. Oatmeal is a good alternative to the usual boring French toast. Thanks for sharing.

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      Kyetsu 6 years ago

      I love oatmeal! It's quick, it's simple, and you can add almost anything to it! I love adding fruit and/or brown sugar to mine! Yummy!

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      Dallyoo 6 years ago

      Love the lens!!! I love food and breakfest is my favorite!! Great ideas you have here! Breakfest Burrito is the best!!

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      Deb Kingsbury 6 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I do tend to eat the same things for breakfast, but not all on the same day -- cereal, plain yogurt with preserves mixed in, whole wheat toast, a banana. But I do really like breakfast burritos. I usually go out for those, though.

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      mattseefood lm 6 years ago

      I always have egg, and milk for breakfast :), to start the protein!

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      traveller27 6 years ago

      I'm happy to see that you included smoothies :)

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      Cheryl Kohan 6 years ago from Minnesota

      Lots of good suggestions, here, Jackie! Am lensrolling it to my breakfast and brunch lenses.

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      ideadesigns 6 years ago

      This is making me sooo hungry and it's night. Can't wait til breakfast! I can smell this page almost.

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      hayleylou lm 6 years ago

      I love cereal and fruit :)

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      Lee Hansen 6 years ago from Vermont

      I love oatmeal for breakfast. Hubby prefers French toast. We alternate during the week, and on weekends we have waffles or crepes or eggs. I also enjoy yogurt with granola (I have a lens sharing my home made granola recipe) and a fast smoothie when I need to take breakfast with me out the door.

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      squid-pinkchic18 6 years ago

      Yum, these look delicious. French toast is one of my favorites, but breakfast is always better with fruit too. Great lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      While I could eat eggs - French toast, and now oatmeal.

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      supermom_in_ny 6 years ago

      Great lens. I always have a hard time finding something to eat. I'm allergic to many foods people eat for breakfast. Uggh, it really sucks.. Lucky for me, I love oatmeal and yogurt!