Simple & Easy Breakfast ideas for the Work Week

Posted: February 17, 2021 5:13 pm

We get it; your work weeks are packed. Between unexpected video meetings, errands, helping the kids with online or in-person school, squeezing in a workout and everything else, there is hardly enough time for anything else, let alone making breakfast. Well, we are here to give you some fast and easy breakfast ideas to make that possible for even the busiest professionals. Whether or not you are craving new foods, or just want to know some fresh, simple takes on the classics, these recipes will make your mornings, and 9-5, a little more bearable.

1: Simply Perfect Pancakes

Searching for the perfect fluffy, moist, lightly sweetened pancake? King Arthur Flour has you covered. Malt, instead of sugar, gives these the ‘fresh from the diner’ taste you crave. Top with chocolate chips, berries, pure maple syrup and plenty of butter.

2: French Toast

Honey butter, oven-cooked bacon and fresh fruit are ideal accompaniments to this oh-so-light French toast. Make sure you round up a good loaf of brioche to coat in egg, milk, nutmeg and cinnamon. Pro tip: A dash of vanilla extract brings the batter to a whole new level.

3: Eggs Benedict with Homemade Hollandaise Sauce

Savory breakfast lovers, this one is for you. Take a toasted English muffin, Canadian bacon, a poached egg, and hollandaise sauce, comprised of salt, pepper, heavy cream, butter, egg whites, and, surprisingly, lime juice. Serve warm and you have got a filling breakfast! Top with avocado or hot sauce for an extra boost of flavor.

4: Easy Skillet Breakfast Potatoes

Take potatoes to the next level with rosemary, smoked paprika, butter and olive oil. Russet potatoes work best. For the ideal flavor composition, toss the ingredients on the potatoes and then put them in the fridge overnight. Come morning, get them cooking in the skillet.

5: Homemade Granola Bars

How do you make a granola bar that is perfect to even take to work, when time is tight? Simple, just mix nut butter, chocolate, oats, maple syrup or honey, vanilla extra and seeds together before chilling. Then cut and enjoy! These are much cheaper and healthier than the store-bought varieties, a must for penny pinchers and busy workers.

6: The Ultimate Healthy Breakfast Smoothie

Fruit, Greek yogurt, nut butter, greens and liquid, such as water, juice or unsweetened nut milk are blended together to make the smoothie of your dreams. Suggestions: strawberry-banana, banana peanut butter, and green machine are all popular. Add in some espresso powder for a boost.

7: Homemade Cookie Cereal

Cookies, for breakfast! With no grains, refined sugar or eggs, this healthier take on the trendy cookie cereal is vegan and gluten free. Add an extra scoopful of mini chocolate chips once you scoop the cereal into a bowl for extra sweetness. Top with nondairy milk, we recommend vanilla rice or almond milk.

8: Simple Breakfast Quesadillas

Eggs, pinto beans, herbs and cheese are tossed on tortillas for gooey goodness. Serve with plain Greek yogurt or salsa for dipping, and use a pizza cutter to divide the larger quesadilla into smaller pieces. Ole!

9: Chocolate-Filled Crescents

Almost like chocolate croissants, only better, this treat is great for special occasions. Top everything off with melted butter and powdered sugar for extra decadence. These are best when served warm.

10: Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

While this may have ‘summer’ in its name, this fruit salad is perfect any month of the year. Load it with fruit, such as grapes, melon, strawberries, pineapple, kiwi and peaches and dig in. Try presenting it in a white dish to make it really pop.

Get ready to crush your work weeks with these recipes. Hint: Meal prep for a little while on the weekends to make the early hours a little less frenzied. Then sit back, relax and enjoy! Good luck with whatever work is ahead of you.



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