These easy breakfast ideas to impress will make your family feel like it’s the weekend again—even on Monday morning. Many of these recipes require a little prep time the night before to ensure the morning goes by without a food hitch.
Simple French Toast
French toast is one of the easiest recipes you can make in the morning. Though it seems complicated, French toast can be ready in under 15 minutes and is packed with protein, whole grains and calcium. To make this easy French toast, all you’ll need are two slices of whole wheat bread, one egg, two tablespoons of F&N UHT milk, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Crack the egg into a flat, wide bowl or casserole dish.
Use a fork to whisk the egg so the white and the yolk mix together. Add the milk, a dash of cinnamon and one-half teaspoon of vanilla extract and mix together. Spray non-stick cooking spray on a medium-sized skillet and place over a burner on medium heat. Once the pan is hot, dip one slice of bread in the egg mixture.
Flip the bread and dip the other side, making sure both sides are evenly coated. Cook the bread in the skillet for two minutes until golden brown and flip to cook on the other side. Repeat with the second slice of bread. Top your French toast with berries and powdered sugar or drizzle with agave. When your kids wake up on Monday morning, they’ll be so excited, they’ll think it’s the weekend again.
Easy Overnight Oatmeal
Forget any prep time in the morning by making this easy oatmeal the night before. For this recipe, you’ll need one-third cup of rolled oats, one-half cup of F&N UHT milk, a single-serving container of your favorite Greek yogurt, your favorite fruits (apples and cranberries work well), chopped into small pieces and a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg.
In a Mason jar, add all the ingredients together and stir well. Close the jar and place it in the refrigerator before you go to bed at night. In the morning, you’ll have a healthy and nutritious breakfast that is full of protein, fiber, calcium and other nutrients. This is the perfect easy breakfast to take on the go.
Easy Eggs Benedict
Sometimes a savory breakfast in the morning is exactly what you’re craving. Try this easy eggs benedict to keep your morning routine a breeze. The night before, make two hardboiled eggs. Place eggs in a small saucepan and cover with water, pour a tablespoon of salt over the eggs. Cook eggs on high and bring to a boil. Let the eggs cook for five minutes per egg and remove from the heat. Run cold water over the eggs, peel them and store in an air-tight container. In a re-sealable container, mix a tablespoon of mayonnaise, a teaspoon of mustard together. Add a squeeze of lemon and a teaspoon of safflower oil. Mix together until the sauce is velvety and smooth.
In the morning, toast an English muffin. Put a slice of tomato on each English muffin half. Slice the hardboiled eggs into thin slices and arrange on top of the English muffins. Place the English muffins on a broiler pan, and sprinkle one-quarter cup parmesan cheese on top.
Slide the pan into a toaster oven or underneath the broiler in your oven and let broil until the cheese melts. Remove the broiler pan, and arrange the English muffins on a plate. Drizzle the sauce over the egg and cover. Let sit for a few minutes. When you remove the cover, the sauce should be just warm enough, and the English muffins and egg should have cooled a little.