Easy Breakfast Ideas That Aren't Cereal

Photo credit: Rene Schwietzke (Flickr) True life confession: I'm not really a cereal eater. I never really have been. Though you couldn't tell that from the fact that we literally have five boxes of Frosted Flakes in our home (I didn't buy them, I swear). And I can't really get into yogurt for breakfast. It actually took me a long time to like yogurt at all and I can still only really eat a few kinds of Greek yogurt and there has to be granola into it. I am, however, a huge fan of eggs and bacon and sausage and breakfast sandwiches. Really all of the stuff that's not sweet. But it's kind of a pain in the ass to make that stuff everyday. It's so tasty though (and makes for an amazing brinner).

So, I actually found some easy breakfast ideas that aren't cereal. (Sorry I didn't take any pictures of the stuff I made)

Egg "muffins"

These are super duper easy, but, careful if you warm them in the toaster oven because the burn easily. Here's the recipe I used:

1 carton of "fake" eggs (you know, like egg beaters. You can use real eggs too) 1/2 green pepper 1/2 red pepper A little chopped onion A few handfuls of cheddar cheese Salt & pepper to taste

Mix all in a bowl and fill muffin cups. Then bake a 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until the eggs are puffy and no longer runny. You can put them in muffin cups or grease the pan really well. Then just put them in a plastic bag and pop them in the freezer.

Breakfast sandwiches

Side note: my mom has this amazing breakfast sandwich maker that works wonderfully. You just have to have some precooked meat on hand. So get some bacon or sausage and make it and the store it in the fridge.

I made breakfast sandwiches using this blog post as a guide. I basically did everything the instructions said. However, we didn't have a microwave before living at my moms so we had to rely on the toaster oven which was difficult. Sometimes it would overcook the english muffin and the egg in order to get the sausage done when it was frozen. I might have made the sausage too thick. But we ended up just keeping some in the fridge and that worked pretty well. I also sometimes just had the sausage and egg precooked so we could easily make sandwiches with it. The eggs and sausage are what takes the most time anyway.

Breakfast Burritos

Full disclaimer! I have yet to try this recipe I found, but I'm dying to. So if anyone else does let me know how it goes will ya?

I'm still on the hunt for more. There has to be more. Right?! But I think this is a good start. Does anyone have any to add to the list?