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g1itterati Thu 07-Dec-17 12:13:07

The weekday mornings are hectic and I've exhausted all porridge options, forms of egg and pancakes. DH will eat bacon etc, but not the DDs. Please share any quick breakfast recipes that take no longer than 20 mins.

DingDongDenny Thu 07-Dec-17 12:14:47

chopped banana, greek yoghurt, honey and a sprinkle of granola - 1 minute prep time, healthy and delicious

mrsharrison Thu 07-Dec-17 12:28:53

Why exhaust yourself? Put out loads of toast and jars of peanut butter marmite jam butter nutella etc. Also follow it up with a banana each and orange juice.

Wide0penSpace Thu 07-Dec-17 12:31:29


TheNaze73 Thu 07-Dec-17 12:33:24

Porridge. Breakfast of the Gods

gunsandbanjos Thu 07-Dec-17 12:33:27

Toast or cereal.

I don’t eat traditional breakfast stuff as I don’t eat carbs.
My breakfast consists of full fat Greek yoghurt and nuts generally.
Or more continental cold meat and cheese.

kissmethere Thu 07-Dec-17 12:35:38

Pancakes and bacon are the weekends in our house we don't have time.
Weekdays are toast, bagels, cereal maybe scrambled egg as that's quick.
Chopped fruit with yogurt maybe? Crumpets and jam or peanut butter?

user1487372252 Thu 07-Dec-17 12:37:15

I know you've said you've exhausted all porridge options but just incase you've not tried this one:
Take frozen cherries out to defrost so they're ready. Add to porridge with toasted flaked almonds n a wee bit honey.

user1487372252 Thu 07-Dec-17 12:38:02

Ryvita with banana.

SleepingInYourFlowerbed Thu 07-Dec-17 12:39:56

I just eat oats with raisins, seeds, nuts and milk - like a homemade muesli. Much nicer than porridge.

ZoeWashburne Thu 07-Dec-17 12:41:55

I like to do batch cooking and freeze things that can easily be microwaved if people like a cooked breakfast.

Egg frittata in a muffin tray: I make these ahead of time and you can freeze them. Throw chopped up potato, cheese, sausage, veggies in a muffin tin, then pour over whisked eggs and bake them. You can freeze them individually and stick them in the microwave in the morning. They're great on their own or on a toasted crumpet or in between toast for a breakfast sandwich.

Breakfast burritos: in a tortilla wrap put some cooked scrambled eggs, potato, black beans, grilled veggies with taco seasoning and cheese and wrap it up in foil individually and freeze them. You can then stick them in the microwave or oven. These are also great for breakfast on the go. I make a whole bunch of these in one go, so we can just grab and go as needed. If you are having it at home, throw a little salsa from a jar on top.

DaftCat Thu 07-Dec-17 12:44:04

You lot are amazing. I have a rushed cup of coffee and a cereal bar if I’m feeling decedent!

mrsharrison Thu 07-Dec-17 12:44:56

Zoe i love your frittata idea. Am definely gonna do that.

Mamadothehump Thu 07-Dec-17 12:46:21

Blimey, everyone I know has the basic toast/cereal/fruit. Isn't that the norm for weekdays???

maddiemookins16mum Thu 07-Dec-17 12:47:44

Wholegrain wraps with cream cheese and ham are popular with my DD (13) as are toasted muffin breakfast pizzas (split the muffin, toast one side under the grill, turn, top the other side with a slice of ham, some sliced tomato and slice of cheese (it's quicker than it sounds).

She also sometimes has one of those microwavable tubs of beans on toast as for some reason she's famished in the mornings now and likes a decent breakfast.

PuppyMonkey Thu 07-Dec-17 12:48:03


SkaPunkPrincess Thu 07-Dec-17 12:48:43

what's wrong with cereal/toast and a banana?

WineAndTiramisu Thu 07-Dec-17 12:49:32

Toast. Cereal and milk. Way too much effort to cook properly! grin

StillSmallVoice Thu 07-Dec-17 12:52:50

Greek yoghurt, fruit and homemade granola (granola is totally worth the effort).

Ninjakittysmells Thu 07-Dec-17 12:56:33

I cook sausages the night before / in bulk. Get one out the fridge, chop it up and reheat it in frying pan. Scramble some eggs over the top.

Frittatas here too, or chopped fruit and crackers. Mostly though, toast or cereal!

ZoeWashburne Thu 07-Dec-17 12:56:47

@Mrsharrison - they also work really well when I have a little bit of leftover cooked veg/ potato from a roast. I usually make those right away when clearing up a big dinner, especially if you only have one tiny potion or veg/potato left. It goes a huge way and they are SO easy. I will bulk it out with a little ham/sausage, frozen spinach, and cheese. And 60 seconds in a microwave in the morning, and they are not at all rubbery. Plus, my kids don't even notice the veggies in it! I microwave them, and put them in between a toasted sliced muffin with a little tomato ketchup and my kids gobble them right up.

JollyWankers Thu 07-Dec-17 12:57:47

Bagel with avocado

oldlaundbooth Thu 07-Dec-17 13:09:02

Banana bread.

Make at the weekend, freeze in slices or half loaves.

Slice and toast or serve as is.

Good spread with mashed banana or toasted and buttered.

Schroedingerscatagain Thu 07-Dec-17 13:09:44

I batch make waffles, freeze then pop in the toaster in the mornings serve with whatever toppings dc wants

oldlaundbooth Thu 07-Dec-17 13:11:27

Or spinach, mushroom, cheese omelette.

Fry sliced mushrooms in butter, two mins. Add big handful spinach. Allow to wilt. Add two/three beaten eggs. Allow to set. Sprinkle with grated cheddar. Fold over. Turn heat off. (mushrooms and cheddar can be prepped the night before obviously)

Serve with ketchup /toast/ smoothies, fruit, whatever.

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