Warm Breakfasts on the Go

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When you’re stretched for time to get everyone in your family up and moving in the morning, it’s easy to see how cold, nutritionally void breakfast cereal has become the norm. But you can still provide your family with nourishing, filling and warming breakfasts everyday with just a little bit more forethought and preparation.

** Note: We are not strictly gluten-free, however we do try to minimize gluten and wheat whenever possible. Most of the grains we do eat are prepared traditionally either through soaking or fermentation.

Oats

A delicious and warming bowl or porridge is a tried and true super breakfast. Soak your oats the night before in water with a squeeze of lemon juice and they will be quick and easy to cook the next morning. Serve with nuts, berries, brown sugar or maple syrup.

Quinoa Bowls

Quinoa should be rinsed well before soaking in water overnight. It only takes about 10-15 minutes at a rolling boil for the quinoa to begin to soften and pop. Serve with sweet garnishes as above or add tamari, toasted seeds and avocado for a savory version.

Waffles or Pancakes

We buy a versatile gluten-free mix that makes waffles, pancakes, muffins and any other baked good a breeze. You can make a big batch of pancakes or waffles when you’re less pressed for time and freeze them. Pop them in the toaster in the morning and you have a delicious treat in no time at all.

Eggs baked in Avocado

Slice an avocado in half, scoop out some of the flesh and put to the side, crack an egg and pour into the avocado half. Bake at 220C (450F) for 15-20 minutes in the oven until the egg is cooked through.

Muffins

Muffins are so much easier than you think: 2 cups of any flour, 1 cup of any milk/mylk/water, 1/2 cup of liquid sweetener (honey or maple syrup), 1/4 cup oil or melted butter, a dash of baking soda (bi-carb), and any topping you’d like. Bake at 180 C (350 F) for 20-25 minutes.

Scrambled or Fried Eggs on Rice

Soak the rice the night before and cook for 15 minutes in the morning. Top with an egg, shredded seaweed, toasted sesame seeds, tamari and even some kimchi if you like a little spice.

Scones or Cinnamon Buns

Scones or Cinnamon buns can be made in advance. Remove from the freezer the night before and then pop them in the oven the next morning to re-heat for five minutes.

Frittata

Crack some eggs in a bowl, add cheese, a tablespoon or two of flour, pepper, salt and some grated veg if you feel so inclined. Line a baking dish with recycled/compostable baking paper for easy clean-up, pour in and bake at 180 C (350 F) for 20-30 minutes until cooked through.

Sausage Patties with avocado and tomato

Sausage patties are a warm and protein-packed breakfast. Serve with avocado and diced tomato or if you’re feeling Canadian, top with a drizzle of maple syrup.

Millet Bowls

Millet can be served like porridge- drizzled with honey, raisins a bit of cream and cinnamon.

Incorporating these wholesome breakfasts into your morning routine doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With a little planning and creativity, you can transform your family’s mornings into a warm and inviting start to the day. Say goodbye to bland breakfasts and embrace the delicious possibilities that await. Your family’s well-being will thank you for it, one satisfying bite at a time. Here’s to hearty and heartwarming breakfasts that fuel your day!

When you're stretched for time to get your family moving in the morning, it's easy to see how cold, nutritionally void breakfast cereal has become the norm.

Meagan Wilson is a parent educator and author of the now-retired seasonal series of Whole Family Rhythms. After finishing a BA, she went on to complete her Foundations in Steiner Education and Anthroposophy at Sydney Steiner College, as well as her Waldorf Early Childhood Certification at the Rudolf Steiner Centre in Toronto. She has received her certification as a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach and has supported hundreds of parents to create a strong family rhythm unique to their own values and culture. She has four young children. Meagan provides resources, support and information to parents who are looking for a bridge to cross between their unique family life and their children’s (often but not always) Waldorf schools.

3 Comments

  1. Sara on May 28, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Hello! I just found your site through Ginny’s Small Things blog – and am so grateful!
    Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day – so enjoyed reading these ideas – but quick question: why bake eggs in an avocado? I mean, besides the unique presentation, are there other benefits to it?

    • Meagan on August 21, 2016 at 11:52 am

      Sara, sorry for the late reply. I am only just seeing comments now! It’s really just the presentation and the novelty I think! ; ) And it tastes good! x m.

  2. Monique on January 19, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Hi there,
    Do you have a recipe you would be able to share for the cinnamon buns / scones?
    Thank you!

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