We all love breakfast

Everyone loves a good breakfast recipe. Whether you are making pancakes and waffles (like our famous Fluffy Pancakes or Classic Belgian Waffles), scrambled eggs or your go-to breakfast casserole, I love sharing all the best and easiest breakfast ideas.

From sweet to savory, these simple recipes will help you kick off your day the right way. Or let’s be honest, help you end the day too because these breakfast recipes are great for dinner too!

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Breakfast casseroles can’t be beat

One of our favorite types of dishes to make for breakfast are casseroles. They are typically easy and require little prep time.

Although we love a good savory casserole, we also love the sweet breakfast casserole options, which typically come as “bakes”. French Toast Bakes are go-to’s in our home as well as for brunches and holidays, but in general, we like to serve a sweet AND savory breakfast casserole for these events!

Be sure to check out all of our breakfast casseroles on the site. You will find delicious recipes as well as general casserole tips and tricks.

Everyone Loves Them!

Pancakes, Waffles and French Toast are classic breakfast dishes and are definitely best when served freshly made. If you are feeding a crowd this can get a bit tricky. 

You can start cooking these food items and get a nice stockpile going before breakfast starts. As they finish cooking place them on a baking sheet in a warm oven (about 200°F). Keep them in a single layer otherwise the steam from the freshly cooked item will make the items below it soggy. They can be kept warm in the oven for up to 30 minutes and still have that freshly made taste. 

Leftovers can be frozen to be reheated later. I have a great post about freezing pancakes. The info can easily apply to waffles and french toast. 

Topping your dish can be just as important as the dish itself. Whether you’re making pancakes, waffles, french toast or biscuits there are a variety of delicious toppings you can choose from:

Buttermilk Substitute: Many breakfast Foods call for Buttermilk. If you find you don’t have any in the fridge you can simply make your own. Add 1 tbsp white vinegar or lemon juice to a measuring cup. Then, use regular milk fill to the 1 cup line. Stir and let it stand for 5 minutes.

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How Much to Serve?

I’m a pro at knowing how much my own family can eat during a meal, but it gets a little harder to calculate how much to serve when we have guests over or I’m hosting a large party for get togethers or the holidays.

I came across a handy menu calculator that helps for these situations. It’s not exact, but does give a better baseline. 

  • Quiche: 1 slice per person OR Savory casserole/strata- 2 inch squares: 1-2 per person
  • Pancakes: 3 per person 
  • Waffles, French Toast, Bagels, Muffins, Large Biscuits…  2 per person 
  • Coffee Cake, Sweet Rolls, Sweet Bake/Casserole: 1 ½  slice per person
  • Bacon OR Sausage: 3-4 slices per person
  • Eggs any style: 2 per person
  • Juice OR Milk: 1 cup per person

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Prep Ahead Freezer Packs: To make smoothies even easier you can prep enough ingredients to make several smoothies ahead of time and keep the packets in the freezer

  1. Pick your favorite smoothie recipe. 
  2. Decide how many servings you want to make ahead of time and calculate how much of each ingredient you’ll need.
  3. Divide the fruits, veggies and other superfoods into separate containers. (I use quart freezer Ziplocs). 
  4. If you wish, you can pre-freeze the yogurt into ice cube trays. Then, divide the frozen smoothie cubes into the containers. 
  5. Put the smoothie packets together into a larger Ziploc or container. I like to include a list of what you’ll need to add to each pouch to finish making the smoothie.

Texture: Thicken or thin out your smoothie:

  • Thinner: add more liquid like apple juice , water or milks.
  • Thicken with yogurt or fruit. Bananas work especially well. 

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