January 27, 2012

Eight Hot Family Breakfasts to Keep You Warm This Winter! {Naptime Simple Tips}

As evidenced by the extensive family breakfast recipe list I’ve accumulated we take breakfast very seriously in this house. I got this from my parents, we always ate big breakfasts each morning growing up. My mother, a teacher, rightfully acknowledged that a healthy breakfast is a great way for both children and adults to start the day. I’ve carried on this tradition with my daughter, we eat breakfast together every morning. Of course, just because we consider breakfast a necessity – we all wake up with growling tummies – it doesn’t mean it has to be boring or difficult to make. Here are eight of our favorite hot breakfasts. I make a lot of these after my daughter is asleep. Or, they are classic powernap recipes and come together in a moment’s notice. Here is to wishing you a warm, cozy winter morning full of hot breakfasts!

French Toast

1. Overnight Slow-Cooker Vanilla Bean & Almond French Toast: This super simple recipes is perfect for feeding a crowd and doesn’t require any baking in the morning. Be a bedtime chef, flip the switch before you go to bed and wake up to a hot breakfast ready to go!

Vegetable Pie

2. Vegetable Pie: This protein packed pie is a gorgeous winter breakfast that can filled up with nearly any kind of vegetable you have on hand. Bake it up for a Sunday brunch and save any leftovers for dinner!

Sticky Buns

3. Easy Sticky Buns; These quick buns are so much fun to make and are perfect served up cold morning. They can easily be prepped the night before and baked up fresh.

Breakfast Sandwich

4. Double Egg-n-Bacon Sandwich: This awesome, greasy sandwich is ideal when you need a filling breakfast to power you through a busy morning. The ultimate powernap recipe, it comes together in minutes and gets the day off to a great start.

Heart Shaped Waffles

5. Cinnamon-Blueberry Waffles: Homemade waffles are the key to my daughter’s heart. I always have the dry mix stocked in the pantry so I can whip them up on demand.

Steel Cut Oats

6. Cinnamon-Sugar Strawberry Steel Cut Oat Loaf: My current favorite healthy hot breakfast, this hearty loaf cooks overnight and is ready first thing. Cut out a slice each day to warm up and enjoy first thing!

Cranberry Muffins

7. Whole Wheat Cranberry Spice Oat Muffins: These healthy muffins are a terrific winter bite, especially since apples are still available in the northeast. We often pack these in our bags if we need breakfast on the go, or for a mid-morning snack.

Cinnamon Rolls

8. Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Bean Glaze:  These rolls are undeniably decadent which makes them perfect for an occasional winter treat. We find them particularly rewarding on Friday mornings, our little reward for getting through the week!

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