Search This Blog

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Breakfast Favorites

Fooled you with the picture below, uh? You thought we eat cake for breakfast? Well, sometimes we eat pie. More on that later. For now, here are two more pictures of Abigail's birthday. Below is the cake I made for her. She wanted a My Litte Pony cake and wanted it to be a carrot cake. Seriously, what little girl wants a carrot cake? I was proud. :-)

Below is what Nathan made for Abby. They are an owl family made out of tissue paper rolls. Got the idea from Frugal Family Fun Blog. You should check it out sometime, it's probably my favorite blog. He was really proud of it.

Breakfast. Finally! You wanted to read about food, right? For a while we actually stopped buying cereal (except for David who is, I'm afraid, uncurable). Then I got pregnant and getting up early to make breakfast lost its appeal. Anyways, here are some of our favorite breakfast recipes. They are all healthy and best of all, delicious! You'll notice that a lot of them are from Ellie Krieger. She's my favorite chef. She manages to make really healthy food that is very yummy. Some of her food is too far out there for me and I don't care for it. For the most part though, we (including kids and meat and potatoes husband) really like her recipes. Plus, her ingredients are usually pantry stables or easy to get.

Muesli Parfaits
Nathan's favorite. He will actually request this. We fight over them. I win; I'm bigger and stronger....for now. They are super easy, super tasty. The only thing to remember is that they have to be assembled the night before as they have to stay in the fridge for a while. Go here for the recipe.
Whole Wheat Pancakes
Adapted from this Ellie Krieger recipe. My kids like really dense pancakes rather than fluffy ones. These freeze really well and re-heat easily in the toaster. Just put parchment paper in between your pancakes so they don't stick to each other when you freeze them. They will be very dense. ;-)
Mix together:
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
In a separate bowl mix:
2 large eggs
1 cup 1 percent lowfat buttermilk (or put 1 TBSP lemon juice in a 1 cup measuring cup, then fill rest with milk and let stand 5 minutes and substitute that for buttermilk)
3/4 cup lowfat milk
2 tsp honey
Combine flour and egg mixtures. Spray a large non-stick griddle with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Spoon about 1/4 cup batter per pancake int ot the pan. Flip when the pancake tops are covered with bubles and the edges look cooked, about 2 minutes. Cook until pancakes are golden brown and cooked through, and additional 1 to 2 minutes. Serve with real maple syrup or honey.
Individual Mini Apples Pies
What's better for breakfast you ask then fresh apple pie? Not much, right? Well, maybe the muesli parfaits. These take a little work ahead but you get a bunch of cakes and if you freeze them before baking, you can just pop them in the oven in the morning and your house will smell lovely. Plus, if you have little ones, these are perfect sizes. Click here for the fabulous recipe from Heavenly Homemaker. We like to do the muffin tin version.
Pumpkin Pancakes
My kids actually eat these although they are not really dense. Love these in the fall. Go to Parenting magazine's website here for the recipe. Serve with real maple syrup or honey.
Denver Frittata
David's favorite. It's a really yummy egg dish. This one, in our house at least, is a grown-up only. The kids just aren't eating the whole egg yet. Abby probably would but since Nathan has declared the "disgusting," she won't touch them. Thanks Nathan! Don't you love how one uttering of a sibling can undermine your months or years of hard work to grow a good eater? Anyways, go here to Parents magazine for the recipe.
Multi-grain Waffles
These also freeze really well, taste great and are good for you. Especially if you add some fruit on top! Go here.
Those would be our favorites. There are many more in my binder as I tend to collect recipes. But these are tried and true. Hope you'll try some and like them as much as we do.

No comments:

Post a Comment