Breakfast Ideas

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If you're the cook in family, you probably can relate to this post. Before going to bed last night, like every night, I think ahead of what to cook for breakfast the next morning. I don't like the typical cereal and milk to kick off the day mainly because eating sugary food with cold milk is simply not healthy at all in my opinion. I make the habit of cooking a hot breakfast for my family. Call me crazy, but last week, I got up an hour early at 5:00 A.M. to bake apple bread for breakfast because that was all I could think of to make. The bread takes 1 hour and 15 minutes to bake so once I popped it in the oven and set the timer, I went back to sleep.

Lately, I'm running out of breakfast ideas. Here's my usual round of breakfast: waffles, eggs and toast, pork or chicken porridge or congee, potstickers, Chinese dim sum, Chinese buns (bbq pork or custard), chicken noodle soup, and quesadilla. I want to try something new. If you don't mind sharing, what do you normally eat for breakfast?

15 comments:

Gratitude said...

We Malaysians are truly sinful when it comes to eating supper cum breakfast at 4am (weekend clubbing stretches to after 3am) coz it may be regarded as breakfast for some very early risers. From the sinful malay food of nasi lemak (preferably with copious amounts of coconut milk in the rice) to the chinese fare of bakuteh (especially those who simply love the fatty morsels), our society is simply not qualified to advise on a healthy breakie diet.

However, the "at times" health-conscious moi will make a nice steaming plate of organic oats with a dash of syrup. Sounds delicious to you? I think the Teochews have it right too as a bowl of congee with some cooked vege seems healthy.

Sorry for the rambling. ^_^
+Anton+

Rose Belle said...

@Gratitude - I love coconut rice! My manager (she's Burmese) made it once for a potluck and she taught me how to make it, tried it, and it turned out (of course) not as good as hers. Organic oats? That's oatmeal, right? Only my four year old daughter and I eat oatmeal, everyone else thinks it's nasty.

ChrisJ said...

(I hope you don't get this twice- it got away on me!!)

Thank you for some great breakfast ideas - my breakfasts are boring, so maybe now I can jazz it up a bit.

Rose Belle said...

@Chris - Hope you'll enjoy them!

Mei Teng said...

Cooking for the family can be tough as you run the risk of not knowing what to cook for everyone! :)

Breakfast is quite easy for me. It's either bread, cereal, oats or some local Malaysian favourites.

Rose Belle said...

@Mei - Thanks for sharing!

Dora said...

I eat bread with peanut butter + a mug of cereal for breakfast but if I'm taking a relatively late breakfast, I'll have a bowl of noodle soup. Anyway, u r hardworking to get up as early as 5am to bake the apple bread!

Rose Belle said...

@Dora - The apple bread was a one time thing, really don't see myself doing that any time soon unless I really have a craving for the it!

Jane said...

For my family, the rush in the morning is the biggest problem to cook a healthy breakfast. I prepare my of the food at night and cook in the morning to save time.
Yogurt parfait, oatmeal, breakfast burritos, and french toasts are good alternatives.

Jane said...

Oh and granola bars and breakfast bars are convenient and healthy too but a bit too sweet in my opinion.

Cheryl said...

I have several "favorites" for breakfast, one being a bowl of oatmeal with brown sugar sprinkled on it; bagel with cream cheese spread (I like onion bagels, bagels with everything in them, and plain bagels) or sometimes a bowl of granola.

Rose Belle said...

@Jane - Breakfast burritos?? I've never tried making that before. That's really a great idea. Thanks.

@Cheryl - I used to eat have a bowl of oatmeal at work every day. I add a bit of milk, cinnamon, and honey to mine. Bagel and cream cheese is a great idea. I'll try that. Thanks.

ladyviral said...

My breakfast is really random~

I would sometimes have egg mayo sandwich, or just a sunny side up sandwich. Ham sandwiches, tuna sandwiches, sausage sandwich (a lot of sandwiches hahaha). Noodles, Pancakes with cheese filling? :P

A Vecchioni said...

I'm not really a breakfast person. I usually just eat a banana to get it over with, but when our son was growing up, pancakes were his favorite. Sometimes I'd add 1/2 cornmeal to the pancake mix. Sometimes a few apple slices. Sometimes a couple drops of vanilla. Those were the days.

Rose Belle said...

@Anthony - we used to have waffles and/or pancakes every single day for the longest time and we got so sick of it that no one wants them anymore.