It’s no secret that I like to serve fun treats for breakfast. If it’s made with whole grains, is low in (natural) sugar, can be served with fruit and/or eggs, and will keep my family nourished and full for at least two hours before they start asking for a snack or lunch, I consider it a breakfast food. Don’t get me started on my frequent rant of “who decided store bought donuts, honey buns, fruit loops, or other sugar-filled negative calories are a part of this balanced breakfast????”
You’ve already been informed of my Giant Breakfast Cookies, Breakfast Cake, and Homemade Poptarts. I’ve also shared that I occasionally serve homemade apple pie or peach cobbler for breakfast. Filling and wholesome, less sugar than drizzling syrup over a pancake = breakfast of champions. (Or at least of my boys, who I consider to be champions, without a doubt.)
While strawberries have been in season, from time to time, I have served Strawberry Shortcake for breakfast. It’s made with whole wheat and honey, and topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. If that’s not breakfast, I don’t know what is. My boys agree, of course.
Recently, I decided to bake my Shortcake batter in muffin cups for a fun twist. It was super easy. I made them the night before, and had a great breakfast to present to my family the next morning.
Find the recipe here. Instead of spreading the batter in a pan, scoop it into 10-12 well greased or paper-lined muffin cups. Bake at 350° for about 20 minutes. Serve with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.
What are some “treats” you serve for breakfast?
(And by the way, we enjoy the occasional Krispy Kreme when we’re visiting family or friends. It’s fun -just not a regular occurrence at our house. ) :)