Easy Breakfast Ideas

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These easy breakfast ideas are great to make while you have your family any time of the year.  

Being in quarantine can get monotonous am I right?  These easy breakfast ideas can be made into a fun cooking lesson for kids while you are stuck inside.  The best part is they are all really easy to make and use ingredients that you probably have on hand.  If you don’t have a specific ingredient don’t be afraid to substitute for ingredients you do have. 

For example the pina colada pancake can easily be made into a banana nut pancake by switching the vanilla pudding mix to banana pudding mix or adding a smashed banana. The peanut butter and jelly oatmeal can be made with cashew butter or sunflower butter instead. 

I hope you love these recipes as much as I do!

Pina Colada Pancakes:

The best pancakes I think I have ever eaten!  Seriously. All the amazing flavors of a pina colada collide with an easy breakfast. These pancakes can be made gluten free by using gluten free pancake mix. And you may want to make extra coconut sauce.  This stuff is drinkable!

If you have trouble finding coconut extract at your grocery store try getting it on Amazon.  I have had great luck there. 

And remember if you can’t find fresh pineapple use canned.  If you don’t have coconut milk use regular mix.  Get creative! 

pina colada pancakes

Piña Colada Pancakes

Yield: Makes 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Piña Colada meets pancakes!

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ Cups Pancake Mix or Gluten Free Pancake Mix (I like to use Bisquick for this recipe)
  • ½ Cup Dry Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¼ Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Cups Canned Coconut Milk
  • Cooking Spray
  • 4 Rings Fresh Pineapple, Sliced ⅛ Inch

Optional Toppings:

  • ½ Cup Fresh Pineapple, Cubed ¼ Inch
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • 2 Tablespoons Shredded Coconut, Sweetened and Toasted
  • Coconut Syrup (Recipe Follows)

Instructions

  1. Preheat a nonstick sauté pan over medium heat.
  2. Combine the pancake mix and dry pudding in a mixing bowl. Add eggs, vegetable oil, and coconut milk and stir to combine.
  3. Spray the pan and place the rings of pineapple onto the pan (make sure you have space between the pineapple rings, you may need to do this in multiple batches).
  4. Add ¼ cup of the pancake batter over each pineapple ring covering the pineapple completely.
  5. Cook for 5-7 minutes.
  6. Make the syrup (recipe follows).
  7. Flip the pancakes with a spatula and cook on the other side for 3 minutes.
  8. Remove from the heat and top with syrup and toppings.
waffle on a white background topped with pineapple, whipped cream and cherries.

Homemade Coconut Syrup

Yield: 10 Servings
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A great syrup option for any pancake or waffle bar.

Ingredients

  • 4 (14 ounce) Cans Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon + 1 Teaspoon Pure Coconut Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Butter Extract
  • Pinch of Salt

Instructions

  1. Place the ingredients in a small saucepan and heat on low until warmed through.
  2. Place the syrup in syrup containers or mason jars.

Notes

Keep refrigerated after use. Just reheat when ready to serve.

Microwave Omelet:

One of my favorite breakfasts that the kids can make themselves and get creative is a microwave omelet. You don’t have to worry about them working the stove and they love getting to use their favorite omelet toppings to make their own individual serving.  

I also like adding leftover roasted vegetables or hash browns to the mix. Remember use whatever you have on hand. 

microwave omelet

Microwave Omelet

Yield: Serves 1
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 3 minutes

Single serving omelets are cooks in seconds in the microwave.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 slice deli ham, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon cheddar cheese, shredded
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste

Optional:

  • hot sauce, to taste

Instructions

    1. Spray a mug with cooking spray.
    2. Place the eggs, ham, and cheddar cheese into the mug. Mix with a fork to scramble the eggs.
    3. Microwave for 1 minute, or until eggs are cooked through. Carefully remove with a pot holder. Season with salt and pepper, and hot sauce.

Notes

Add whatever omelet fillings you like.

Easy Cinnamon Rolls:

One of my all time favorite breakfasts!  These easy cinnamon rolls have been a family tradition since I was born.  My mom made them for Christmas and New Year’s every year and I have continued the fun tradition with my own family. They are so easy and use minimal ingredients which makes them perfect for an easy quarantine breakfast. 

The best part is these canned biscuits last for months in the fridge.  So you can stock up on these and have this breakfast more than once! 

Easy cinnamon rolls

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Yield: Makes 8 Rolls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

We make these every Christmas morning and for special occasions. The best part is they are so easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 1 can biscuits
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted in a bowl
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix together sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
  3. Place one biscuit on a fork and submerge it completely in the melted butter. Then toss in cinnamon sugar on both sides.
  4. Place the biscuit in an 8 inch cake pan.
  5. Continue with the remaining biscuits and slightly overlap them in the pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cooked.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal:

Chances are you probably have some oats and some coffee creamer on hand.  I love making this peanut butter and jelly oatmeal since it’s filling and kid friendly. You can use any nut butter or jam that you have on hand. 

If you have frozen berries this is a great way to add some extra fiber and mix them in with the jam. You can also use fresh if you have access to them. 

Coffee creamer is my go to liquid when making oatmeal because it creates a thick and flavorful oatmeal that is amazing! And if you can’t find milk use up that coffee creamer you probably have on hand. 

Peanut butter and jelly oatmeal

PB &J Oatmeal

Yield: Serves 1

A great way to start the day!

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Quick-Cooking Oats
  • 1 Cup Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Chunky Peanut  Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Boysenberry  Jam or Jam of Choice
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Boysenberries  or Berry of Choice

Instructions

    1. Place the oats in your serving dish. 
    2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, warm the almond milk  until simmering.
    3. Add the hot almond milk to the oats and stir to combine.  
    4. Add the peanut butter and jelly and stir to combine. 
    5. Top with berries.

Notes

You can use different nut butter and jams as well.

If you love these breakfast recipes try out these 15 Recipe Ideas With only Pantry Ingredients.

 


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