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sunday brunch: quick and easy breakfasts

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I usually reserve my Sunday Brunch posts for some complicated and somewhat time-consuming breakfast recipe. But, the truth is, five days out of the week, my reality is that I’m trying to get out that door and get to work just like the vast majority of you. So I decided this week, I’d share some of my favorite weekday breakfasts.

Frozen Waffles

And no, I’m not talking about Eggos. One particularly dull Saturday, whip up a big batch of waffles (using this pancake mix), let them cool completely and then stuff them into a freezer bag and pop them into the ice chest. When you are ready to nosh, just slip one into the toaster (frozen). If you have a bit more time, go the traditional route and top them with butter and syrup, but my favorite high-speed waffle technique is a smear of peanut butter (cream cheese is good, too) topped with banana slices. The peanut butter works as a glue so tight that you can even eat it in the car!

Hard Boiled Eggs

We pretty much always have a handful of hard-boiled eggs in our fridge at all times. They are a great, portable way to get in some protein and fat (something that a lot of carb-heavy breakfasts are missing). Plus, if you don’t use them for breakfast you can always eat them as a snack or put them on a salad.

Breakfast Cookies

One of my very favorite recipes on this blog is the one for Fruit and Nut Breakfast Cookies. They are grab-and-go, chock full of great fiber, fat and carbs and they taste delicious. A couple of these little suckers keep me full for so long (especially when paired with a hard-boiled egg). I usually make a batch of these on the weekend for us to grab from all week-long.

Banana and Nut Butter

I like to keep a few packets of almond butter on hand for food emergencies. When all else fails and I have to bolt out the door, I know I can grab a banana (we always have those) and a packet of nut butter. Even if I don’t get to eat it immediately, the banana and butter holds well in my purse. Between the banana and the nut butter, you get a really great balance of all three macronutrients (carbs, fat and protein) in a small package. This is also one of my favorite breakfasts for traveling!

Other Options

On the mornings when I have a bit more time, I’ll whip up a smoothie (something you are probably sick of seeing my today’s eats posts), make an egg sandwich or even have some overnight oats if I am feeling particularly prepared the night before.


What’s your go-to quick breakfast?

Cassie is the founder and CEO of Wholefully. She's a home cook and wellness junkie with a love of all things healthy living. She lives on a small hobby farm in Southern Indiana with her husband, daughter, two dogs, two cats, and 15 chickens.

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  1. Emily

    I just tried your breakfast cookie recipe. Yum! I’m not a fan of raisins (I chalk it up to a bad childhood experience!), so I used all dried cranberries. Saw some yummy looking pumpkin seeds at the grocery store, so I subbed those for the almonds.

  2. shauna

    Oooh, I love this post! Now that Ty is eating solids, we’re trying to make sure his diet (and ours, consequentially) is well rounded. Breakfast is so hard for me, though! I can never figure out what to feed him!

    Our go-to breakfasts right now are oatmeal (I need to try making it in the fridge overnight. Ty LOVES oatmeal, especially if I puree some berries or add a bit of jam we got from the strawberry farm), muffins (banana muffins or zucchini muffins), and yogurt.

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