Breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day, it’s the best meal of the day.
Start your day off on a high note with a filling meal that is not only nutritious, but also delicious. Why settle for cereal when there are so many more options out there that will have you thinking about the next day’s breakfast all day?
Here are five drool-worthy ideas that will have you waking up before your alarm every single morning.
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Chocolate for breakfast? Yes please.
It doesn’t get much better than rich chocolate chips, smooth peanut butter, and the classic taste of pancakes coming together on one plate.
The best part? It’s simple and it’s a kid-friendly recipe.
All you need is:
- 1 cup of pancake mix
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup of peanut butter
- 1 cup of milk
- ½ tsp of vanilla extract
- 1 cup of chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp of unsalted butter
Mix everything except the butter together. Melt the butter in a nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Once that’s melted, pour in your mixture (about ¼ cup at a time) and cook until bubbles start to form and the edges are golden brown. Flip and cook the other side for about two more minutes.
Sunny Side Up Toast
What better way to start your day than with a little bit of sunshine?
Turn your oven to broil and place the bread of your choice on a baking sheet. Cut a sun (or any design that you want) from aluminum foil and place it on the bread. Broil the bread until it’s golden brown (or your desired shade) and remove from the oven. Remove the foil and enjoy!
There is never a bad time for pizza, but why not try one that’s geared specifically to breakfast?
Remove the crust from the oven and sprinkle with the scrambled eggs, then break up the bacon and place it over the eggs.
Pop it back in the oven for another 20 minutes and you’ve got yourself a mouthwatering meal before noon.
Cheesy Egg Toast
You could just have regular toast and an egg, but where’s the fun in that?
To get the best of both worlds, start by pushing the centre of the bread into the shape of a rectangle using a spoon. It is important to not go all the way through the bread.
Sprinkle some salt and pepper on the bread before cracking an egg into the rectangle that you created, making sure that you don’t break the yolk. You can season the egg using more salt and pepper or any seasonings of your choice.
Spread butter around the edges of the bread that are untouched by the egg. Sprinkle some shredded cheese on top of the butter and put your creation in the oven, toaster oven, or skillet and cook at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Make sure that you are watching carefully to ensure that it doesn’t burn.
Bacon Pancake Dippers
You’ve had bacon and you’ve had pancakes, but have you ever had them together?
Two of arguably the best breakfast foods come together for one savoury, yet sweet dish that may or may not have you licking the plate.
Put the pancake mix into a squeeze bottle (or something that allows you to have a lot of control over pouring the mixture) and distribute the batter into an oval shape that is longer or wider than the bacon.
Lightly press the bacon into the pancake batter and add more to cover the bacon.
Cook until the batter starts to bubble, then flip it over and cook for a few minutes longer. Serve these with your favourite syrup and you’ve officially earned the title of breakfast master.
The good part about these is that you can freeze them so when you want a snack, all you have to do is pull them out of the freezer and pop them in your toaster.
Stop slamming your snooze button and start looking forward to starting your morning with these easy and delicious meals. When you rely on Northern Shopper for your groceries, you are getting the best products at the best prices so that you can create unforgettable meals.