Family Breakfast Recipes
By: Recipes: Amanda Haas
French toast doesn’t have to be a junky breakfast. In fact, with the protein from the eggs and some fresh strawberries, it can be an energizing start to the day. Serve a small amount of syrup on the side if you want to control how much sugar your kids are getting. They’ll love dipping the “soldiers” into the syrup.
These cute little crustless quiches are ideal for families on the go. Whip up a batch (or two) on Sunday evening, and you have an easy go-to breakfast for busy weekday mornings. They’re also quite versatile—this version features spinach and mozzarella, but cooked broccoli and cheddar or crispy bacon are yummy substitutes or additions. They freeze well, too.
These muffins are delicious and you can sneak in some whole-wheat flour as well, pleasing both parents and kids. The recipe makes two dozen muffins, so freeze half of them and then microwave them for 20 to 30 seconds.
Mix up for morning routine with a delicious frittata; eggs boost protein and veggies become tender and delicious. Get creative with your frittata combos – try spicy jalapenos and cheddar or ham and Swiss. This frittata easily feeds a family of four.
Kids love having some control over what they’re eating. You just need to make sure you give them smart ingredients to choose from. Any of these are good choices. Whether your kids prefer sweet or savory, one of these 4 are sure to hit the spot.
Have you ever read the nutritional content on a smoothie? It’s packed with sugar. Here’s one that’s better. Put frozen fruit straight into the blender. It acts like ice.
Think of this granola as a topping rather than a cereal. Instead of getting your kids all hopped-up on a full bowl (it’s loaded with delicious maple syrup), sprinkle it over yogurt with fresh blueberries or raspberries on top. You’ll still get the wonderful taste of the granola and the health benefits of the oats without too much sugar.
Hash browns are delicious, but they’re too much work to make at home. Here’s an easier method using fingerling potatoes that’s equally as good and makes the perfect accompaniment to fried eggs. Your kids might even think the potatoes are better than French fries.
This breakfast option is fluffy, salty, cheesy, and will make you think you are in France. Using a gluten-free pie shell will also yield outstanding results. Serve this for breakfast or for brunch with a mixed greens salad.