Breakfast Pick-Me-Up Recipes

Good morning, and welcome to a new year of the blog! To kick things off, we are starting with a recipe – rather, three recipes – that will jump-start your mornings and your year. Whether you have the entire morning, an hour or only a few minutes, you can enjoy breakfast and feel satisfied until lunch!

Breakfast Bar Set

All Morning

French Toast
Breakfast Sandwich


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 breakfast sausage patty,
  • 2 slices french toast
  • Maple syrup


  1. Gently whisk eggs and milk together in a bowl. Add oil to a small frying pan, pour in the egg mixture and cook on medium-high heat, folding egg to make the shape of your French toast.
  2. Once egg is cooked, place browned sausage patty on top in the pan and slide onto one slice of your French toast. Top with second slice, and serve with maple syrup or alone.

One Hour

French Breakfast Muffins



  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted


  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted


    Haeger Muffin Pan

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Grease muffin tin or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt, set aside.
  3. Stir together egg, milk and 1/3 cup melted butter; add to flour mixture and stir until just moistened
    – batter may be lumpy.
  4. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups and bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Meanwhile, combine 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon, set aside.
  5. When finished baking, remove muffins from oven and first dip their tops in 1/3 cup melted butter, then in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve and enjoy!

A Few Minutes (make ahead)

Milk Bottle ClockPeanut Butter Breakfast Balls


  • 1 cup wheat germ, toasted
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl until well mixed. Shape into bite-size balls and arrange in a storage container or plate, cover.
  2. Place in the freezer for about 1 hour, or until solid. Enjoy!

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