Even though I hate getting up early, then as soon as I’m in the kitchen making my first coffee, I feel like morning is my favourite moment of the day. I love looking at the morning sun soaking the table, and my full of energy kids around it (unless of course they are screaming/whining or crying because they just can’t wait one more minute for food).
And although I’m not usually in a mood to cook before 9am, I do like to change our routine a little and prepare something different from time to time. So here is a couple of my favourite ways to start a day right:
This is one of the I- seen-it-somwere-on-Pinterest recipes. And I found it to be a perfect rainy day/cold morning pick me up! You can start preparing it in the morning and I really suggest serving some salsa on the side!
Bacon & eggs cups :
White bread slices
Place white bread slices in a greased muffin pan. Bake on 350F for around 5 minutes. Then add bacon, and pour one egg. Bake until the egg is done ( around 15 minutes).
Now, don’t get me wrong, but in general I think that a French tost is not worth the fuss. I never liked the overly soaked and egg tasting French tost. Nobody does, right? But this one, made with real French baguette and vanilla extract, is just perfect, and definitely worth the time ( 10 minutes of preparation).
Simple French toast:
1/3 French baguette
1/3 cup of milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix milk with eggs and vanilla, and pour it over the baguette cut in slices (use a deep bowl) and let it soak for at least 5 minutes. Melt butter, and bake it until golden on a pan or a skillet. Serve warm with maple sirup and berries.
And this is another Pinterest inspired recipe. I did change it a little though: I was hoping that red pepper will desapere among the ham and cheese, and that it’ll be easier for my baby to eat it (and yes, she did notice it, and no, she didn’t eat any).
But the rest of us really liked them, and they are a great lunch option too!
Breakfast muffins :
1/2 cup ham cut in slices
1/2 cup old cheddar
1/3 cup red pepper cut in pieces
Mix it all together, and pour in to greased muffin tin. Bake on 360F for around 25 minutes.
And if yore just plain tired and don’t feel like cooking, you can always upgrade the plain milk and ceral :
1/2 cup granola
1/4 cup chocolate chunks
1 cup Greek yoghurt
And that is my favourite breakfast!
What are your recipes for a breakfast out of the ordinary?