Favorite Breakfast Recipes


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Babble is hosting a contest until Friday 1/27/12 they’re calling “My Family’s Favorite Breakfast Recipe Contest”

and my Baked Chocolate Peanut Butter Donuts with Vanilla Peanut Butter Glaze are in the final 8.

Baked Chocolate Peanut Butter Donuts with Vanilla Peanut Butter Glaze

If you could comment on that post saying something to the effect of your “favorite recipe was Averie’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Donuts”, I’d love it.

If something else shown there is your favorite, vote for that.

The contest got me thinking about some other breakfast recipes:

Microwave Blueberry Banana Oat Cakes (Vegan, GF)  Wrap in plastic and toss in your bag for a snack anytime.

Microwave Blueberry Banana Oat Cakes

Cinnamon Raisin Banana Oatmeal Muffins (Vegan, GF) One bowl, mix by hand with a mashed banana, bake and enjoy 15 minutes later.

Cinnamon Raisin Banana Oatmeal Muffin in pan

Cinnamon Raisin Banana Oatmeal Muffin

Baked Vanilla Donuts with Vanilla Glaze – They taste very similar to Krispy Kreme Donuts, but they’re baked, not fried.  Make as muffins if you don’t have a donut pan.

Baked Vanilla Donuts with Vanilla Glaze

Vegan Gluten Free Pancakes

Vegan Gluten Free Pancakes with blueberries

Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter and Oat Snack Bars (Vegan, GF) Makes 3 small bars. Eat one now, share one with a friend or kiddo, and wrap one up and take with you for later.

three Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter and Oat Snack Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bars (Vegan, GF, No-Bake, Freezer-Friendly) Can be made with or without protein powder and the variety of add-in’s used are extremely flexible based on taste and what you have on hand.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bar
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bar
Wrap and freeze ahead extra bars for lunch bags or have on hand for ready-made snacks.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bars in plastic wrap

Blueberry Banana Recovery Smoothie (Vegan, GF) Add whatever fruit you have on hand, canned or fresh; add protein powder (or not).  Refreshing and filled with antioxidants and potassium.

Blueberry Banana Recovery Smoothie

Pineapple Banana & Coconut Cream Smoothie (Vegan, GF) Add fruit you have on hand, canned or fresh, coconut cream or another (nut) milk of your liking, protein powder or not.  Sweet, refreshing, filling.

Pineapple Banana & Coconut Cream Smoothie

Strong coffee with cream and sugar.  A breakfast of champions, indeed.

cup of Cafe bustelo coffee

Baileys non-alcoholic creamer in coffee tastes almost identical to alcoholic Baileys in coffee, in case you don’t want to get sloshed at 7am with your java.

Baileys creamer with cup of coffee

Also see the Breakfast Recipes page which includes breads, cakes, donuts, and muffin recipes.

And anything in the Dessert Recipes section will make a great breakfast, but of course.

Do you eat breakfast?  Do you think it’s the most important meal of the day?

I am not usually all that hungry when I first wake up so breakfast is more of a whatever meal for me.  Plus whether it’s yoga or a run, the thought of eating something and then trying to work out doesn’t sound appealing and doesn’t work for me having the food sloshing around.  I eat after I’m done working out; that’s when I’m hungry and ready to dive in.

What’s your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?

I’m going out on a limb here and going to guess oatmeal, smoothies, cold cereal, toast or bagels, and coffee are going to top the list.

Thanks for the Chobani Yogurt Giveaway entries

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  1. I’m usually not hungry in the morning, but if I don’t eat breakfast, I will eat all day. ;)
    My favourite breakfast is something savoury, like brown rice + kimchi, quinoa + lentils + sriracha, oats + tahini + miso; or a savoury green juice (or smoothie). Sometimes a banana with tahini, chia, flax, hemp seeds when I’m traveling, I love that combo. I also make a microwave oat cake inspired by yours sometimes, it’s delicious :).

  2. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. It is quite possibly the best meal one could ever eat. Most of the time for breakfast I blend it up and it feels like I’m eating ice cream for breakfast. :)

    I made an excellent smoothie today that tasted like liquified chocolate covered strawberries. It was completely crazy delicious. And crazy good for you. I love chocolate protein powder.

    Thanks for all the breakfast recipes. I don’t really comment much on blogs, much more likely to lurk instead, but seeing all these fantastic breakfast recipes has motivated me to do so.

    (Plus, honestly, there’s only so much you can do with protein powder before it becomes zzzzzzzzz….)

  3. Breakfast is very important for me, but lately it’s been smoothies – even on the weekends. They just work so well early before work and before a weekend morning workout. But some amazing recipes here! keep telling myself I need to have a little more fun with breakfast on the weekends. :-P

  4. I used to be a non-breakfast girl, but after starting 5am workouts during the week, I *need* breakfast! So, I’ve made the most of that and now get way too excited about breakfast. Oatmeal with peanut butter is my all-time healthy breakfast. But, you really can’t beat donuts, on those splurge mornings!

  5. I always eat breakfast and I do think it is the most important meal of the day. I usually eat oatmeal or toast and eggs. My favourite breakfast includes runny eggs and bacon.

  6. I just voted for your delicious donuts! YUM!!! Those seriously look DIVINE!!

    I am never hungry when I wake up in the morning. I drink a cup of coffee and then go about my day. I am usually hungry around 11 or 12 and then I eat.

    I hope you win!! :-)

    1. Thanks for voting!

      And btw, if you got around to the thumbprints, would love to hear the feedback and if not yet, no worries!

      1. Oh – I meant to tell you that! I made them and they were all eaten in one sitting! My boys loved them, especially my oldest, who is a total peanut butter lover. They asked when I was going to make them again! I think I am going to make a double batch for my nephews bday party! I just love your recipes! My family loves them and they are always so easy! Right up my alley, girl! :-)

    1. Oh thanks for the info and for reading over the years if you remember these from the original recipe posting of it!

  7. I’m exactly the same as you when it comes to breakfast and working out. Once I finally feel the hunger pangs hit, I have a green smoothie, followed a bit later by something solid, like eggs or chicken sausage, or oatmeal. Weekends are sometimes more brunchy–a full on brunch might happen once on a Saturday or a Sunday, but never ever early. I’m JUST not hungry when I first wake up, and I refuse to force the issue.

  8. I love those 3 minute microwave granola bars! I am always looking for quick and easy snacks for my 6 year old!