3 Easy Breakfast Ideas for everyone

What’s for breakfast?

We are struggling these days…struggling with deciding what to make for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Struggling with shopping lists, pick ups and deliveries. Managing all the food in the pantry, AND making it healthy.

That’s when we started looking online and found some simple, easy recipes to make, using ingredients we already had. We also started checking out the appliances we have too…time to start homesteading. Time to start making it all ourselves.

Seriously. Simple, good for you food.

You’ve probably struggled too, but check out what we’re making for breakfast these days, and we promise that they’re super easy to make! We are still making our waffles, and couldn’t live without that waffle maker! And the Nespresso makes everything a little more pleasurable too…

3 Easy Breakfast Ideas

Granola + Yogurt

I cannot believe it, but I made the granola from scratch. I feel like I’ve tried doing this years ago, and failed miserably, but this time? Perfection. Just googled a homemade granola and went with the first recipe I found…added my own additions, and…yummy. Now, to get my Whole Foods delivery of yogurt…or do I have to figure out how to make that myself now?

3 Easy Breakfast Ideas

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups rolled oats (not instant)
  • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup small-dice dried fruit
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped raw or toasted nuts or seeds

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 300-degrees F.
  • Place the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl and stir to combine; set aside.
  • Place the honey, oil, and vanilla in a small bowl and stir to combine. Pour over the oat mixture and mix until the oats are thoroughly coated.
  • Spread the mixture in a thin, even layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, then stir and continue baking until the granola is very light golden brown, about 5 to 15 minutes more.
  • Place the baking sheet on a wire rack and cool the granola to room temperature, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. (Note: It will harden as it cools.)
  • Add the fruit and nuts or seeds to the baking sheet and toss to combine. Store the granola in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. **We added Coconut flakes, chopped pecans to our first mixture! It was perfect!

Oatmeal bake and banana

We found this recipe from an instagram account we follow: CC and Mike Creative. This was beyond easy to make, and delish! The kids loved it, but also the ADULTS LOVED IT TOO!!! We added a bit of cream and fresh strawberries on top for a little extra special touch and the kids had some honey added for some sweetness!

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Straight from the CC + Mike Creative blog, here’s the “how to:”

Here’s what you do.

1.  Beat eggs
2. Add in honey and splenda (or brown sugar if you prefer to use sugar for sweetener), baking powder, salt, cinnamon, vanilla. Mix well.  *OPTION:  1/2 cup of organic maple syrup can be used as your sweetening agent too.  In regards to the sweetener, obviously it is best when cooked with brown sugar!  But if you are going for the healthy version, use either the honey and Splenda combo, or, the 1/2 cup organic maple syrup as your sweetener
3. Add in milk and melted butter. Mix well.
4. Mix in oats.
5. Pour in a 9×13 pan
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes
7. Cut in to squares and serve with fruit and drizzled honey on top.  We also like to pour a bit of milk over the top of ours.

*FUN IDEA: Serve this up as a buffet with various fruit toppings, honey, syrup, granola, chocolate chips, coconut, brown sugar, and any other fun toppings you can think of.  Let people build their own baked oatmeal buffet.

Peanut Butter Bread with Jelly and a banana

We came across this recipe from our friend Anastasia at The Identité Collective, and she’s right. Easy! You don’t have to be an expert baker, and it is delish! Now, we are working on some fun work arounds. The past few evenings, I’ve been making a different type of loaf: almond butter, sun butter, but I’m getting the confidence to play with the flour we use. I’m looking at you almond, garbanzo bean and coconut flours!

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Here’s the quick recipe…did we mention it’s made in the blender?

INGREDIENTS

  •  1 cup fat-free milk
  •  2 large eggs
  •  2⁄3 cup granulated sugar (I’ve cut this in half, and it’s sweet enough!)
  •  ONE cup peanut butter
  •  1 teaspoon kosher salt
  •  ONE tablespoon baking powder
  •  1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.
  2. Add milk, eggs, sugar, and peanut butter to blender jar. Secure lid and blend until smooth.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and secure lid. Pulse a few times until flour is incorporated.
  4. Pour batter into greased 9-x-5-inch loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Top that bread with this simple jam? And you’ve made something everyone will enjoy! We made it, and it’s totally upped our brunch game.

Here’s some of our favorite things to create our favorite breakfast treats. Now, let’s make that table beautiful for you and your family to enjoy!

We are really feeling the homesteading vibe so much these days, we are even considering making our own nut milks and purchasing this. We are taking this next level…here’s also a link to our favorite Blueberry Muffins too! Enjoy! And be sure to tag us and use the #thatsimpeccable if you share your pics!

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