We keep things simple for breakfast. It’s rare that I fix one breakfast item for all of us to eat. In our house, the usual order of the day is that everyone fixes their own. When the kids were younger, I helped them get their food ready, but learning to fix their own breakfast was a good step toward independence.
My goal is that no real cooking goes on during breakfast. We’ve got places to go and things to do, so I don’t want us spending time fixing breakfast.
Here are 6 ways we keep breakfast simple:
Make it the same every day
We are boring breakfast eaters, eating the same thing nearly every day. We each have our favorite and stick to it. This makes fixing breakfast a breeze. By making the same thing each day, it’s easy to time the coffee with the toaster, while tag-teaming juice pouring.
Most of us eat toast, bagel or English muffins for breakfast. This is easy for the kids to fix. It also works well for eating breakfast in shifts. We’ve got a 4 slot toaster, that keeps the waiting to a minimum.
If you like muffins or waffles for breakfast, try making a big batch and freezing them. We’ve also done this with homemade bread. It’s much cheaper, healthier and better tasting than the store-bought versions.
A few of us like oatmeal for breakfast and most days that means quick oats in the microwave. Sometimes, someone will have hot Grape Nuts cereal, which we also microwave.
Slow cook it
During the winter, we crave a hot breakfast. I often make a batch of slow cooked oatmeal one day, with enough to microwave for leftovers. Try Peaches & Cream, Pumpkin Spice or Apple Oatmeal – all in the slow cooker.
There are times that we need a protein boost at breakfast. A scrambled egg is quick to fix (use a non-stick skillet to make clean up quick too). Peanut butter on toast or a glass of milk add a boost of protein without adding time to breakfast prep.
What do you eat for breakfast?