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Title: What's for breakfast?
Post by: jengod on October 05, 2015, 10:25:33 PM
I love to lurk in the dinner thread, so I couldn't resist opening a breakfast thread.

My breakfast will be overnight crockpot groats (4 c water, 1 cup whole grain oats aka groats, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp homemade vanilla extract), topped with a ridiculously good pineapple quince (http://www.treesofantiquity.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=273) jam my mother made from quinces she gleaned while on a recent vacation up north. Coffee is Sprouts Organic Blend purchased in bulk on sale, rough ground for use in a French press.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Cwadda on October 05, 2015, 10:34:56 PM
-Obtain an egg and an English muffin.
-Open the egg, beat, add salt and pepper.
-Put the egg in the microwave on high for 88 seconds. While this is happening toast the English muffin.
-Take out of microwave, place on English muffin.

And there you have it, an egg McMuffin for a fraction of the price.

Tips:
-Find microwave safe bowl or cup roughly the size of the English muffin for optimal fit.
-Stop the microwave after 73 seconds. Place a piece of cheese or meat, and then microwave again for the remaining 15 seconds.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Kaikou on October 05, 2015, 11:14:25 PM
-Obtain an egg and an English muffin.
-Open the egg, beat, add salt and pepper.
-Put the egg in the microwave on high for 88 seconds. While this is happening toast the English muffin.
-Take out of microwave, place on English muffin.

And there you have it, an egg McMuffin for a fraction of the price.

Tips:
-Find microwave safe bowl or cup roughly the size of the English muffin for optimal fit.
-Stop the microwave after 73 seconds. Place a piece of cheese or meat, and then microwave again for the remaining 15 seconds.

Fully cooked?
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Urchina on October 05, 2015, 11:54:32 PM
Greens and mushrooms sautéed in oil and garlic with a fried egg on top. Add hot sauce of your choice.

We also make egg burritos regularly. Scrambled eggs and veggies dressed in homemade salsa and wrapped in a tortilla or ladled onto corn tortillas.

I also love huevos rancheros -take black beans and mix 50-50 with fresh salsa. Bring to a simmer in a small frying pan. Make a well in the middle and crack an egg into it. Salt and pepper the egg and cover the pan until the egg is cooked to your liking. Serve over warm corn tortillas with cilantro and onion. Soooooo good, and you can make it ahead and then reheat portions in the microwave.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Nudelkopf on October 06, 2015, 04:30:07 AM
3 Weet-bix and milk. Every day, since I was about 3.

Breakfast of champions.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: szmaine on October 06, 2015, 04:43:48 AM
Coffee. Can't eat in the morning.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: 2Birds1Stone on October 06, 2015, 05:52:43 AM
I have 75 grams of Kashi Go Lean mixed with free milk from the office fridge.

We also have a Flavia machine (similar to Keurig) with 20 different flavors of coffee/iced coffee, tea's, espresso, cappuccino etc.

I buy 1 box of Kashi per week, so I get 5 breakfasts for $2.   
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Matt in Akron on October 06, 2015, 07:18:33 AM
One organic pop tart ($0.67) and a cup of coffee (free at work) while sitting in my cube.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Kaplin261 on October 06, 2015, 07:46:39 AM
3 scoops of Cafe Bustelo in my Mr. Coffee Espresso machine $0.35
2 Bananas, 2 Apples and 1 Orange $1


Lunch will be Salad,Soup and a piece of cornbread from the cafe here at work for $4
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: FLBiker on October 06, 2015, 07:52:46 AM
Put rounded 1/2 cup oats in a bowl, w/ 1 generous scoop of peanut butter and a smaller scoop of cranberry habenero jam.  Pour in hot water.  Top w/ blueberries or sliced banana.

If I'm feeling funky, I'll do oats, peanut butter, soy sauce, chili sauce, fried onions and sauteed banana.

On the weekend, I love fried egg sandwiches.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: GuitarStv on October 06, 2015, 08:12:55 AM
I'm on board with the oats/peanut butter mixtures as well.  Take two heaping spoonfuls of peanut butter and a large handful of chocolate chips, dissolve in boiling water.  Add about a cup and a half of oats.  Stir thoroughly, then let it sit for about four minutes.  Reese's peanut butter oats FTW!  I usually eat this with a banana and yogurt before going for my long Saturday bike ride, but today I'm at home looking after my sick 2 year old . . . so figure I will need similar amounts of energy.  :P
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: NotJen on October 06, 2015, 08:13:30 AM
Overnight oats (1/2 c rolled oats, 1/2 c homemade almond milk, 2 tsp chia seeds) with homemade apple butter stirred in
2 cups of coffee

Just had a snack of homemade yogurt, but reading this thread has me hungry again!
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: ketchup on October 06, 2015, 08:16:09 AM
This morning:

Melt lard in pan.  Chop 1/2 large onion.  Add onion to pan.  Chop 5 mushrooms.  Add mushrooms to pan.  Stir.  Let the dogs out.  Add two giant handfuls of spinach.  Stir more.  Turn heat off.  Crack five eggs into middle of pan.  "Scramble" eggs and mix all together.  Turn heat back on medium.  Bring the dogs back in.  Dump on salt, pepper, paprika.  Mix again.  Serve.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Lady Fordragon on October 06, 2015, 08:25:40 AM
This morning:  an apple and some mixed nuts

On the weekend:  scrambled eggs, bacon, and home fries

Overnight oats (1/2 c rolled oats, 1/2 c homemade almond milk, 2 tsp chia seeds) with homemade apple butter stirred in

I used to make a (work) week's worth of overnight oatmeal (oats, milk, greek yogurt, some sort of fruit, chia seeds, etc.) in mason jars so that DH and I could grab and go.  I should start doing this again.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: mozar on October 06, 2015, 08:36:26 AM
Breakfast burrito: one fake sausage cooked and split in half, scrambled egg, tomatoes from the garden, slices of avocado, and a warm flour tortilla.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Workingmomsaves on October 06, 2015, 08:53:49 AM
This thread is making me hungry😄 I had oatmeal mixed with brown sugar and pecans.  It was yummy. My two year old ate half my bowl.  Next time she is getting her own.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: freezerburn on October 06, 2015, 08:56:43 AM
2 cups of coffee and overnight oats: 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1/2 cup milk, 2 tbsp unsweetened dried coconut, 2 tbsp maple syrup, handful of frozen cherries from the giant costco bag.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Kitsunegari on October 06, 2015, 08:57:39 AM
On Sunday we hosted a brunch, so for 2 days in a row we had diabeetus for breakfast - pear crumble, brioches with dulche de leche, pudding.
Normally we eat bread with yogurt and jams (all homemade) in summer and oatmeal with nuts and fruits in winter, but I'm getting bored of both.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Easye418 on October 06, 2015, 08:59:20 AM
Fiber 1 Bar - Lemon flavored and Green Tea..... promptly followed by trip to the bathroom.

:)  Gotta stay regular.

If I had time to make breakfast, that egg mcmuffin sounds great.  I wake up at 6:30AM, leave the door at 7AM. 
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Kitsunegari on October 06, 2015, 09:07:03 AM
I'm on board with the oats/peanut butter mixtures as well.  Take two heaping spoonfuls of peanut butter and a large handful of chocolate chips, dissolve in boiling water.  Add about a cup and a half of oats.  Stir thoroughly, then let it sit for about four minutes.  Reese's peanut butter oats FTW!  I usually eat this with a banana and yogurt before going for my long Saturday bike ride, but today I'm at home looking after my sick 2 year old . . . so figure I will need similar amounts of energy.  :P

Nice idea! Just noted on my cooking board :-)
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Petuniajo on October 06, 2015, 10:54:00 AM
I keep it simple. 2 eggs with some cheese, plus a couple of apple slices (or banana, or whatever fruit we have on hand).
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: dalegendman on October 06, 2015, 05:12:57 PM
Oatmeal with almonds, banana, a spoonful of sugar, and a cup of coffee. Breakfast of champions.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 06, 2015, 06:02:54 PM
Avocado on homemade wholemeal toast. With a little salt and pepper.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Jakejake on October 06, 2015, 06:10:29 PM
Nonworkdays in winter: steel cut or old fashioned oats, with cranberries if I have them in the freezer.

Workdays: a quart of coffee from my french press with a giant scoop of protein powder, drink a bit at home, shove the rest in my bike bag to finish at work. Much love and respect to my daughter, who sent me off to the bus station once after visiting her with a mason jar of coffee. The vibe of it just makes me happy in a way a thermos never can.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: sfsellin on October 06, 2015, 08:38:08 PM
Avocado on homemade wholemeal toast. With a little salt and pepper.

Heck yeah. That's my breakfast too. I picked up an obsession with avocado while living in Byron Bay, Australia.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: firewalker on October 06, 2015, 08:59:22 PM
What, no mention of Spam?
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Teacherstache on October 07, 2015, 06:14:44 PM
Often lately it has been a homemade chewy granola bar and coffee from our standard drip coffee maker.

Other mornings it is a banana and coffee.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: terran on October 07, 2015, 07:03:18 PM
Often lately it has been a homemade chewy granola bar

Do you have a recipe for those?
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: lakemom on October 08, 2015, 05:05:35 AM
I like a bowl of cheerios drizzled with honey and sprinkled with 2T. of chopped nuts.  The honey keeps the nuts from just going to the bottom of the bowl.  Quick, easy, and more filling than just a bowl of cereal.  I use whole milk as well for additional fat to keep me full longer.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: boarder42 on October 08, 2015, 06:49:35 AM
I dont eat breakfast

FREE!!!
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Joggernot on October 08, 2015, 12:13:40 PM
Two hard boiled eggs from refrigerator.  I cook a dozen at a time and keep them ready for breakfast and easy snacks.  And coffee.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Cwadda on October 09, 2015, 05:20:22 PM
-Obtain an egg and an English muffin.
-Open the egg, beat, add salt and pepper.
-Put the egg in the microwave on high for 88 seconds. While this is happening toast the English muffin.
-Take out of microwave, place on English muffin.

And there you have it, an egg McMuffin for a fraction of the price.

Tips:
-Find microwave safe bowl or cup roughly the size of the English muffin for optimal fit.
-Stop the microwave after 73 seconds. Place a piece of cheese or meat, and then microwave again for the remaining 15 seconds.

Fully cooked?

Yes, after 88 seconds it'll be fully cooked.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Kaikou on October 09, 2015, 05:45:09 PM
I dont eat breakfast

FREE!!!

Ha! Just came to post this.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: MBot on October 09, 2015, 05:58:48 PM
Usually just oatmeal, but these are my favorite - Fresh cranberries are in season, and they're half-price after Canadian Thanksgiving!

http://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/52635/low-fat-blueberry-bran-muffins/

It's good as written, but here's my tips:
- Don't mind the "low fat" in the title, I don't usually bake low-fat but these just happen to be. They still stay moist for several days.
- Use half the sugar if you make it with blueberries, close to the full amount if you use cranberries. I also use extra cranberries.
- If you like, other spices can be added (cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon zest)
- Any mashed fruit (bananas, pumpkin, etc.) can be used in place of the applesauce.
- If you double the recipe to yield 24, it bakes up nicely as 18 giant muffins. I'll take two regular-size or one giant muffin for breakfast.
- Greased/floured pans work well. They may stick a bit to the pan until cool, but when they're cool they'll pop right out.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Kriegsspiel on October 09, 2015, 06:06:36 PM
-Obtain an egg and an English muffin.
-Open the egg, beat, add salt and pepper.
-Put the egg in the microwave on high for 88 seconds. While this is happening toast the English muffin.
-Take out of microwave, place on English muffin.

And there you have it, an egg McMuffin for a fraction of the price.

Tips:
-Find microwave safe bowl or cup roughly the size of the English muffin for optimal fit.
-Stop the microwave after 73 seconds. Place a piece of cheese or meat, and then microwave again for the remaining 15 seconds.

Cut a section out of a can of ____.
Put that section in a skillet.
Then crack the egg into the circle.

This is a next-level breakfast maneuver.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Cwadda on October 11, 2015, 10:41:00 AM
-Obtain an egg and an English muffin.
-Open the egg, beat, add salt and pepper.
-Put the egg in the microwave on high for 88 seconds. While this is happening toast the English muffin.
-Take out of microwave, place on English muffin.

And there you have it, an egg McMuffin for a fraction of the price.

Tips:
-Find microwave safe bowl or cup roughly the size of the English muffin for optimal fit.
-Stop the microwave after 73 seconds. Place a piece of cheese or meat, and then microwave again for the remaining 15 seconds.

Cut a section out of a can of ____.
Put that section in a skillet.
Then crack the egg into the circle.

This is a next-level breakfast maneuver.

Honestly I learned this egg cooking technique from my 88 year old neighbor. Haha
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: 2ndTimer on October 11, 2015, 10:43:59 AM
Leftover stew that I made a few days ago out of leftover roast pork, really cheap carrots and onions and a little kale that was bravely regrowing it's leaves after I harvested them the first time and cornmeal dumplings.  Finished it this morning!
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Verdandi on October 11, 2015, 01:47:04 PM
cold oats, walnuts, an apple and organic milk = muesli :)
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Rural on October 11, 2015, 03:52:17 PM

 Whole wheat toast with peanut butter. Every day for years now. Makes life so much easier.


Oh, and about a half a pot of coffee.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Catbert on October 11, 2015, 07:03:01 PM
Smoothie:  homemade yogurt, banana, canned pineapple, OJ, frozen zucchini. 

I eat smoothnies about 1/2 the time.  Most things stay the same except the frozen component.  It could be zucchini, cranberries, guavas, strawberries, cantaloupe, kale... 
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: FrugalWad on October 11, 2015, 07:33:23 PM
Banana-flavored protein powder, cocoa powder, and honey mixed in with two servings of steel cut oats and microwaved for 10 minutes in a comically enormous bowl. And a couple fried eggs with a cut up baby bella mushroom in my awesome cast iron skillet. Breakfast of champions.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Kitsune on October 11, 2015, 07:40:32 PM
Oats soaked overnight in homemade yogurt and topped with blueberries (bought frozen at costco).

Tasty, healthy, and less than .50$/breakfast.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Pinch of salt on October 12, 2015, 01:38:57 PM
Coffee and a home made croissant
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: NotJen on October 12, 2015, 04:46:28 PM
Banana-flavored protein powder, cocoa powder, and honey mixed in with two servings of steel cut oats and microwaved for 10 minutes in a comically enormous bowl. And a couple fried eggs with a cut up baby bella mushroom in my awesome cast iron skillet. Breakfast of champions.
Do you make the "instant" steel cut oats?  I could never find a bowl large enough that wouldn't boil over in the microwave.  So, I gave up and went back to regular steel cut oats.  I used to make them in the crockpot overnight, but now I just do them on the stove on the weekend, or in the evening.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: ozbeach on October 12, 2015, 05:02:27 PM
Toast and vegemite.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: MsFrugalista on October 12, 2015, 05:03:45 PM
3 Weet-bix and milk. Every day, since I was about 3.

Breakfast of champions.

Oh, I loved Weetabix when I was young! You brought back some good memories for me :)
Nowadays it's oatmeal with peanut butter, coconut oil, raisins (plus any other dried fruit we have), walnuts, and a little bit of agave or maple syrup...with a cup of tea! I love breakfast :)
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Bracken_Joy on October 12, 2015, 05:48:53 PM
Same thing every day. 2 eggs, scrambled, topped with Frank's hot sauce. And then 1-3 cups of local, fresh ground coffee with heavy organic cream.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: GorgeousSteak on October 12, 2015, 06:24:40 PM
I mostly eat homemade granola, make a batch every week or two depending on how quickly our family goes through it.  The recipe I use is contains oats, pecans, peanut butter, maple syrup, sunflower seeds, shredded coconut, and coconut oil.  Not the cheapest possible thing, mostly due to the maple syrup and nuts, but for the taste, price, health combo, I think its tops for me.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Mr Money Mutton Chops on October 12, 2015, 06:55:54 PM
I think I'll have to try some ideas from this thread. But I often don't eat breakfast, I find I'm not hungry when I wake up, and by the time I do eat it's usually lunchtime.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: thedayisbrave on October 13, 2015, 05:09:58 AM
Coffee and avocado toast :)
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: lil_miss_frugal on October 13, 2015, 08:51:14 AM
Usually cereal during weekdays. Now that it's getting cold, oatmeal is an option. Minute oats with water and brown sugar.
When I'm feeling fancy I buy English muffins and add a fried egg, ham or Canadian bacon, and cheese! Weekend breaksfasts includes, pancakes with shredded hash brown or cheese grits and eggs or sausage.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: rubybeth on October 13, 2015, 11:07:33 AM
Most of the year, I have a fried egg on an everything bagel with some melted Mexican cheese and part of an avocado on top. It's a super tasty breakfast sandwich and takes just a few minutes to make. Plus coffee.

In the fall/winter, I often make these jumbo pumpkin muffins, recipe by Martha Stewart--they are sooo delicious, and have lots of "superfoods" in them that are good for you (walnuts, yogurt, pumpkin, eggs) and they are large so one with a cup of coffee keeps me going all morning: http://www.marthastewart.com/355570/pumpkin-muffins I splurge for organic canned pumpkin puree for making these, and just use the full 15 oz can instead of the odd amount that the recipe calls for, always turns out fine: http://www.vitacost.com/farmers-market-organic-canned-pumpkin-puree-15-oz-2
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: HappierAtHome on October 13, 2015, 05:08:43 PM
Today: steamed sweet potato with diced avocado on top.

A whole avocado, because I am an avocado glutton.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Kitsunegari on October 14, 2015, 08:00:30 AM
Today I had a smoked tempeh and avocado sandwich because we run out of the usual, and it was the best thing ever.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: GoCubsGo on October 14, 2015, 03:03:13 PM
1/2 cup steel cut oats
2 tsp Dehydrated peanuts (PB2 brand-chocolate)
1 Truvia packet
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1/4 Vanilla Flax Milk
Small hand full dried cranberries or fresh blueberries

Pretty much every day for 3 years
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: powersuitrecall on October 15, 2015, 09:31:13 AM
Awesome thread!  I need a change from my stand issue, which is:

- 1 bowl of Spoon Sized Shredded Wheat + Bran
- 1 cup Americano style Sumatra dark coffee made with the awesome aerobie aeropress
- whatever the kids leave behind (banana slices with PB)

I'm totally going to try oats + PB.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: jacksonvasey on October 16, 2015, 10:34:14 AM
Fall thru spring I usually make a frittata at the beginning of the week and cut it into wedges, and wrap them up in the fridge.  Then it's easy in the morning to grab a wedge and, depending on how much time I have, I either warm it up with a slice of cheese and eat it on toast, or just eat it cold.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Zikoris on October 16, 2015, 10:48:26 AM
I have a toasted mini bagel with crunchy peanut butter every day. My boyfriend has a very particular and sophisticated toast system that I don't fully understand, though lately he's been working on finishing off a pumpkin pie I made for Canadian Thanksgiving.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: protostache on October 16, 2015, 10:57:59 AM
I have two fried eggs on toast with coffee. Lately I've been jazzing up the eggs with some sliced cheese and deli ham or turkey. Some days I skip the cheese and have a yogurt instead. Once a week or so I work from Panera and treat myself to a bagel sandwich and scone.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: monstermonster on October 16, 2015, 11:02:22 AM
Same thing every day for 7 years: Tacos. Costs me between $.08-$.29 cents a taco, I eat 3 each morning unless I have physical activity (long commute, run, or a job outside) then I have 4. I started this because my commute was 10 miles each way, and after biking for an hour, this was the only thing that kept me still full.
Ingredient        Cost per taco
beans      0.05
tortillas      0.02
"cheese (vegan)"   0.15
Habenero sauce   0.02
lettuce/spinach   0.07
canola oil   0.01
hot peppers 0.006
      Total Cost of Tacos   0.29 (high end)
      Per week cost   8.20(high end)
      Per Month cost   36.32511099 (high end)
         
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: SingleMomDebt on October 16, 2015, 11:10:30 AM
Cracked wheat sourdough toast and coffee with almond milk.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: acorn on October 20, 2015, 01:11:42 PM
I'm rarely hungry in the morning so I usually skip breakfast. Otherwise it's a banana or an apple.

I find that if I have a proper breakfast (cereal/eggs/toast/pancakes), I get hungrier earlier in the day??
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Kitsunegari on October 20, 2015, 01:29:02 PM
This morning I had a sandwich made with homemade bread, goat cheese and sliced apple. It was delicious and I think it will be my autumn breakfast from now on :)
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: mustachepungoeshere on October 20, 2015, 05:09:14 PM
-Obtain an egg

First steal a chicken...

(Old joke about making chicken soup.)
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: mustachepungoeshere on October 20, 2015, 05:13:05 PM
This morning I had two slices of sourdough toast with sliced tomato and salt and pepper, and made poached eggs with wilted spinach on sourdough for my husband.

Other weekday regulars are Weetbix, milk and honey, porridge with brown sugar, or Nutrigrain with milk.

Weekends are usually scrambled eggs or French toast.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Astatine on October 21, 2015, 02:52:13 AM
This morning was Aldi brand All Bran with skim milk and fresh banana. Tomorrow will be cornflakes and milk to avoid chemo aversion of healthy breakfasts that I like to eat.

3 Weet-bix and milk. Every day, since I was about 3.

Breakfast of champions.

How Strayan of you. :)
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Caoineag on October 21, 2015, 06:39:33 AM
Most of this week its been left over Shaksuka with new eggs added each morning (think spicy tomatoes which you cook eggs in). I am using tortilla's as my bread but my husband used pitas.

Another common one for weekdays is homemade refried black beans, a little cheese, scrambled eggs and a little sour cream in a tortilla for a breakfast burrito.

Another staple but usually for the weekends is eggs and potato scramble. The other weekend staple is German Baby (think oven pancake) with some sort of fruit on the bottom (pears, apples and bananas have all been used).

Since I get up fairly early but don't eat immediately, breakfast tends to be a little fancier everyday for me than it is for others.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: aperture on October 21, 2015, 06:51:06 AM
Two hardboiled eggs, coffee (costco) and half/half
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: stephQ on October 21, 2015, 07:28:16 AM
1/2 cup oatmeal + banana
green tea

This x 5 days, Monday - Friday. Weekend breakfasts are much more interesting :)
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Chranstronaut on October 21, 2015, 07:52:29 AM
+1 for oatmeal and peanut butter on work days, along with free coffee at work.

On weekends I make creamy scrambled eggs, toast and coffee in my French Press.

Gordon Ramsay's recipe:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUP7U5vTMM0

I don't add as much butter, instead one small pat into the pan with 2-3 eggs, mixing continually over very low heat.  Even without creme fraiche, it's still really creamy if you cook it super slow (3 minutes-ish?).  I usually eat them plain and they are delicious, but mild in flavor without salt (don't tell Gordon I don't always season my food...)
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Bob W on October 21, 2015, 09:08:21 AM
Pretty much every week day it is 3 eggs.  Some weekends bacon and eggs.  Boring I know.

Probably need to start going with some oatmeal and raisins as eggs are getting costly. 
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: EconDiva on October 21, 2015, 10:40:30 AM
Odwalla Strawberry protein shake.  I'm a big breakfast person but I've simply been too tired/lazy to cook for a while now.  I've been drinking these for breakfast for like going on a month.  Anyone know if they're "healthy"?  I sure hope they are.  But this expense is ridiculous.  Gotta drop these things pronto and starting boiling some eggs over the weekends.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Bracken_Joy on October 21, 2015, 11:09:11 AM
Odwalla Strawberry protein shake.  I'm a big breakfast person but I've simply been too tired/lazy to cook for a while now.  I've been drinking these for breakfast for like going on a month.  Anyone know if they're "healthy"?  I sure hope they are.  But this expense is ridiculous.  Gotta drop these things pronto and starting boiling some eggs over the weekends.

Check the sugar level on those some day....

Sorry to break it to you =\
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: mustachepungoeshere on October 21, 2015, 07:53:50 PM
This morning was Aldi brand All Bran with skim milk and fresh banana. Tomorrow will be cornflakes and milk to avoid chemo aversion of healthy breakfasts that I like to eat.

3 Weet-bix and milk. Every day, since I was about 3.

Breakfast of champions.

How Strayan of you. :)

She's a Weetbix kid. :)

A few years ago my husband and I were overseas for six weeks for work. We were travelling through Israel and Palestine and had been warned not to eat the fruit or drink the milk in certain places. All I wanted for breakfast was Weetbix. My husband showed me this ad and I nearly cried.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a78JA6-71Xs
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: bauhauss on October 21, 2015, 08:16:47 PM
I'm rarely hungry in the morning so I usually skip breakfast. Otherwise it's a banana or an apple.

I find that if I have a proper breakfast (cereal/eggs/toast/pancakes), I get hungrier earlier in the day??

That's true for me too. The more you eat, more hungry you get.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Daisy on October 21, 2015, 08:24:21 PM
My typical morning breakfast is a mix of:

- puffed brown rice (or puffed kamut)
- some kind of nut (pecan, almond, hazelnut, or walnut)
- some kind of seed (pumpkin, sunflower, or chia)
- shredded coconut (optional depending on availability - I have a bunch of bags in the freezer from my building's coconut crop this summer)
- some kind of fruit (usually strawberries with optional blueberries, but could also be peaches, bananas, mango, anything that goes well with yogurt)
- yogurt (I go whole milk organic on this one, and please don't give me any of that Greek stuff - yuk)

This is my breakfast staple. I mix it all up and eat it on the way to work while I am driving (don't tell anyone). I vary up the grain, nut, seed, and fruit combinations depending on my mood and what I have available. I like to keep it varied.

On weekends or other weekdays I may vary it up a bit with French toast, almond milk fruit smoothies, omelettes, nut butter on rice cakes, oatmeal, quinoa "oatmeal".
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: jaye_p on October 21, 2015, 08:31:01 PM
The same thing I have every day for breakfast - soupy rice with pork and greens.  Volumetric, tasty, filling, healthful.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Bracken_Joy on October 21, 2015, 09:08:11 PM
The same thing I have every day for breakfast - soupy rice with pork and greens.  Volumetric, tasty, filling, healthful.

Recipe? Do you cook it in bulk then reheat?

Sounds like it could be good!
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: jaye_p on October 21, 2015, 09:18:17 PM
Bracken_Joy, it is really good!  I make a bunch of rice at a time in my rice cooker.  For breakfast, I dice up a slice of bacon and a rehydrated dried shiitake mushroom.  Stir-fry them in a wok with some oil.  When the bacon is crisp, add 2 cups of chicken broth and 1/2 cup cooked rice.  Add a bit of salt if needed.  Then add in as many greens as you can fit in the wok (I usually use at least 3 cups of spinach, arugula, choy sum, napa cabbage, or chard).  When the greens are wilted, pour the soupy rice into a bowl and enjoy!
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Bracken_Joy on October 21, 2015, 09:20:58 PM
Bracken_Joy, it is really good!  I make a bunch of rice at a time in my rice cooker.  For breakfast, I dice up a slice of bacon and a rehydrated dried shiitake mushroom.  Stir-fry them in a wok with some oil.  When the bacon is crisp, add 2 cups of chicken broth and 1/2 cup cooked rice.  Add a bit of salt if needed.  Then add in as many greens as you can fit in the wok (I usually use at least 3 cups of spinach, arugula, choy sum, napa cabbage, or chard).  When the greens are wilted, pour the soupy rice into a bowl and enjoy!

I bet poaching an egg into the middle of that would be out of this world! Scheming now....
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Daisy on October 21, 2015, 10:28:12 PM
Lately I've been experimenting with egg bakes. Easier than making an omelette for hurried morning work commutes.

Mix egg, almond milk, some kind of veggies, and bake in a casserole dish. After cooling cut it in squares. Freezable for future consumption. Reheat in microwave, oven, or in a pan. Take it with you for a mobile breakfast or eat at home. Always with a side fruit. It's not breakfast for me without fruit.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: jaye_p on October 22, 2015, 05:49:32 AM
Bracken_Joy, adding a poached egg would indeed kick it up a notch.  Hmm.  Thinking of trying that tomorrow...
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Matt_D on October 22, 2015, 07:15:22 AM
Coffee and avocado toast :)

Is avocado toast just avocado on toast? Or is there more to this?
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Nancy on October 22, 2015, 08:08:12 AM
I usually have a large bowl of steel cut oats (cooked in slow cooker). I add a chopped up banana and raspberries (frozen from the garden or later in the year from the store), 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal, and a ton of cinnamon. I microwave it so the banana/raspbs are warm. I also make espresso on ice with water added to it (an Americano). To me, it's the most delicious breakfast ever. I eat really early, so I usually have second breakfast, after I've biked into work, around 9:30 or 10:00 (usually an apple/piece of free fruit and some almonds).

Today, I had cucumber muffins (whole wheat flour, blended cukes, 3 eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extract, blended banana for sweetener, apple sauce instead of oil, chopped walnuts) with extra cinnamon on top and warmed raspberries that I spread on the muffin like a jam. Yum!
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Jon_Snow on October 22, 2015, 10:29:22 AM
4 egg whites on a piece of dry whole wheat toast. And some multi-vitamins.

This is about as exciting as breakfasts get for me these days. Cheese may as well not exist at all. I miss you cheese. :/
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: jengod on October 22, 2015, 11:01:50 AM
Coffee and avocado toast :)

Is avocado toast just avocado on toast? Or is there more to this?

Yup. Sprinkle on some sea salt if you're feelin' real fancy.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: Kaplin261 on October 29, 2015, 02:37:25 PM
Coffee and avocado toast :)

Is avocado toast just avocado on toast? Or is there more to this?

Yup. Sprinkle on some sea salt if you're feelin' real fancy.

This is my favorite as well, great alternative to bacon.
Title: Re: What's for breakfast?
Post by: jengod on October 29, 2015, 02:49:06 PM
Today's whole-groat slow-cooked oatmeal was garnished with hemp hearts and dried cherries.

I also finished the last of my   First batch of home-roasted coffee. So much smoother than what I'm used to!


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