Breakfast need not be the usual fare on Saturday and Sunday morning. With family members enjoying their time off, weekend mornings become an opportunity to nourish your tummies and warm your hearts. Brighten your Saturdays and Sundays by trying out these creative ideas for the most important meal of the day – all while spending quality time with your family.
No Ordinary Pancake
Stop making boring pancakes and start whipping up something you’ll all be excited to see on the breakfast table. The weekend allows you more time to give your breakfast a delightful twist. Add in special ingredients to impress your family. Include berries or chocolate chips into your pancake batter, or cook them in silly shapes. Top with even more fruits, chocolate syrup, and swirls of whipped cream!
Make a rainbow parfait from fresh fruits and yogurt the way Delia from Delia Creates prepared it with her kids; this is a perfect example of spending quality time in the kitchen with your family. Summer weekend mornings will be brighter when you create this colorful concoction. It’s as easy as slicing your favorite fruits, such as berries, bananas, kiwis, grapes, and pineapples, and layering them in a tall glass to make a nice rainbow mix. Spoon a small dollop of yogurt into the center of the glass, and top with granola or a whole grain, unsweetened cereal for crunch.
Eggs + pizza = gangbuster delicioso! With her breakfast pizza, Catherine of Weelicious took advantage of her family’s love for pizza and eggs. To make this morning delight, just crack one egg on top of a round mini pizza dough, sprinkle it with salt, cheese, and crumbled bacon or any other toppings you prefer, and bake it in the oven. It’s so simple that you can get your whole family cookin’ with you and piling on their own favorite toppings.
Scrambled Egg Muffins
These heavenly – and oh-so healthy! - scrambled egg muffins are guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s morning faces. Anne from Fannetastic Food shares the recipe for this easy breakfast that has all the nutritious stuff you need to start the day. How to make them? Whisk eggs. Add in chopped fresh spinach, basil, tomato, skim milk, spelt flour (or whole wheat pastry flour), grated cheddar cheese, sea salt, and black pepper. Pop them in the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. And as Anne says, “Everything is better in muffin form.”
After a long work week, reward yourself and the whole family by whipping up a delightful breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. And while you’re at it, have some early morning fun and get the whole family involved, too!