Need an easy breakfast recipe? These are all winners with my son. They’re perfect for when you’re short on time, but are still needing something filling.
Egg in a Basket
Preheat a griddle or pan over medium heat. While the griddle is warming, cut a hole in the middle of the bread using a cookie cutter. (I do NOT bake unless emotionally manipulated into it, therefore I do not own a cookie cutter. I use a water glass to cut the hole) Now, spread your “butter” on both sides of the bread. This will keep the bread from sticking to the griddle and will help it toast nicely. Apply a light layer of cooking spray to the griddle and lay the bread down. Immediately crack the egg into the hole in the bread. Depending on how well you like your yolk cooked, let it sit for 2-4 minutes. Flip the bread to cook the other side for another 2 minutes or so, remove to a plate. There you have it. Egg in a basket!
*I “butter” both sides of the cut out bread and fry it on the griddle, too. It’s yummy with jam.
**I like to serve this with bacon (check the ingredients to be sure it’s gluten-free).
***If you insist on being healthy, you can add fresh fruit to the side.
Cut bagel in half. Spread cream cheese on lower half of the bagel. If you decide to include sliced cheese, place it on top of cream cheese layer. Pile on the deli meat and top with the other half of the bagel. Place sandwich on a microwave safe plate and microwave for 30 seconds. Voilà! A delicious and hearty sandwich is just begging to be consumed.
*To keep the bagel from becoming soggy on one side, I flip it upside down to heat it and then right side up to eat it.
**It is entirely possible that the instruction above is a result of latent OCD tendencies.
This combines two of my son’s favorite breakfast meals: french toast and waffles. Say it with me…
Heat a pan or griddle to medium heat. While this is heating, prep your egg wash.
Crack two eggs into a pie tin or shallow dish and whisk with a fork. Add in ¼ cup of almond milk and a pinch of cinnamon. Stir to combine. Set aside.
Pop two waffles into the toaster. Doing this before dipping them in the egg wash will keep them from getting soggy.
Spray griddle with cooking oil, then take toasted waffles and dip them into the egg wash and set them on the griddle.
Let cook for a minute or two on each side (long enough to cook the egg, but not long enough to burn), then remove to plate.
Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
I like to mix 1 Tbsp cinnamon and 1 Tbsp sugar together and sprinkle it over the French Waffle. It’s delicious, but very sweet, so use syrup sparingly.