I wanted to share with you today two quick and easy recipes that you can use for breakfast. Single parents are always strapped for time and so good meal planning can go a long way. These recipes can store in your fridge in an airtight container for at least 5 days so that you can eat them throughout the week- if they last that long 🙂
Whole Wheat Biscuits
This is a quick, easy and guilt free way for me to have biscuits!
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup biscuit/waffle/pancake mix
1/2 cup flaxseed meal
1/2 tbls baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/8 cup olive oil
3/4 cup milk (buttermilk, unsweetened soy milk, etc.)
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
- Mix together dry ingredients. Then mix together oil and milk.
- Pour liquid into the dry ingredients and mix until the dough pulls away from the bowl.
- Use a spoon to drop onto your baking sheet.
- Bake from for about 10 minutes- until the biscuits are brown on top and bottom.
*To switch this up, you can add dry fruits such as cherries, cranberries or golden raisins. Also, you can substitute the flaxseed meal. If you decide to exclude it, make sure to reduce the amount of oil to 1/4 cup.
To make a meal of this, I cook an egg and have my biscuit with raw honey.
Breakfast Muffin Pie
I love this recipe! You can use the biscuit recipe above as your crust or you can buy ready-made biscuits and flatten them out. Be forewarned- Grands or other high-rising biscuits are not a good idea.
Two oiled muffin tins
Biscuit dough (about 12 ounces)
2 tbs milk
1 tsp season salt
1/2 cup shredded cheese
Add-ins: sauteed onion or green pepper; chopped greens; broccoli; chorizo; bacon, etc.
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Use the biscuit dough to line the muffin tins.
- Beat together the eggs, milk and salt.
- Spoon 1 tbs of egg mixture into each muffin tin.
- Spoon 1 tbs of your add-ins into each muffin tin.
- Cover each tin with remaining egg mixture and some shredded cheese.
- Bake for 20-22 minutes until the middle is set.
*Your add-ins are what will make the difference here. One week I’ll make a sweet muffin pie with apples and another I’ll make a savory one with sausage and spinach- the sky’s the limit.
To make a meal of this is easy. For my daughter, all she needs is one muffin pie and a glass of juice. My son can have a cup of tea and then head out the door with 2 or 3 muffin pies and a piece of fruit to get him through to lunch.
Let me know how these recipes work for you. I would love to learn a new way to switch up these helpful staples.