Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Go-To Breakfast & A Giveaway

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Hearty (Whole Wheat) Blueberry Pancakes

For several years, we bought pre-made waffles at our local warehouse store as a breakfast treat for our kids. The kids enjoyed them so much that they became a regular breakfast item served during the week. In the back of my mind, I knew that these waffles were providing very little nutritional value for my boys, but I was in a lazy mode and told myself that it was okay because I served them healthy meals throughout the rest of the day. When I finally sat down to read the nutritional content, I was less than happy about the amount of sodium in each waffle, plus the fact that the first ingredient listed is “enriched flour” (i.e., all the goodness is taken out in processing and then a little bit is put back in). I researched frozen whole-wheat waffles, but soon realized that the price over the long term would be prohibitive.

Last year, we invested in a waffle maker. It is nothing fancy, but can spit out a batch of waffles like nobody’s business. We also pulled our pancake grill out of the basement and dusted it off. We tried several whole-wheat waffle and pancake recipes and soon found ones that have both great taste and texture. These basic recipes took on lives of their own and are morphed into many different versions, depending on the whim of the cook. We rotate between a variety of spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves – and frozen fruits – blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries.

No matter what form the waffles and pancakes take on, the whole family enjoys them. We typically make double, or even triple, batches and freeze the extras. On a busy weeknight morning, we pop them in the toaster oven for a quick, healthy meal. We pile on fresh fruit and just a touch of syrup. Not only do our boys enjoy every bite, but we feel confident knowing they are starting the day with a meal that is high in fiber and vitamins.

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98 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

Waffles is a favorite.

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quitecontrary1977 said...

Waffles is the family favorite here, too!
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oneordinaryday said...

We do exactly the same thing. There are always one or two batches of pancakes and waffles in the freezer. Perfect way to get the kids going in the morning and I know I'm sending them off with a healthy breakfast.

De said...

Go to breakfast is a bowl of yogurt, fruit and granola.
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Anonymous said...

Go to breakfast is sausage, egg, and cheese biscuits. Kids love them.

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kari jasus said...

our go to breakfast is muffins. i make a different kind each week to liven things up. it’s easy and quick when we are in a hurry.
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Kelly said...

Our family favorite is oatmeal.


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Kelly said...

Tweeted

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Darcy said...

I always keep yogurt on hand for me, and frozen sausage breakfast sandwiches for my husband!

Wander said...

Poptarts and cereal!
Yes....I'm a mom that resorts to processed junk!
It's just the easiest to go to.

Tammigirl said...

My family has lots of different favorites, but they will always, always, always eat pancakes. And sausage.

Karate Mom said...

Well, it's not healthy, but Grands Flaky Layers cinnamon rolls are always consumed at lightning speed around our house. So I save them for Saturday mornings!

Susan said...

My son will always eat cereal. That is the one breakfast item I don't have to worry about.

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Kristie said...

Any kind of cereal-it's quick and easy!

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fostertam said...

Microwave sausage biscuits

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The Sunshyn said...

Bacon is the one thing we can be sure everyone will eat. It's not the quickest or the least mess, but its the one we always come back to.
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The Sunshyn said...

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Barbara Bakes said...

I usually make whole wheat pancakes and French toast every Saturday and Sunday. For birthdays we do strawberry crepes.

Grace said...

I always eat Special K cereal with strawberries and soymilk. I never get tired of it. It's just so delicious!

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Amanda said...

I normally wind up doing two breakfasts, something simple for me (like toast) and then a toad in the hole for my other half.

Nicole Greene said...

My favorite breakfast foods when we are rushed or in a hurry are bananas, granola bars, and cereal!

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Suzanne aka vivisue said...

English muffin with eggs, green chile, and cheddar cheese! Always a winner at our house! These pancakes look great! MM is the pancake maniac, er uh, I mean "man". LOL!

bdiane34 said...

Poptarts are the one thing that all my kids love
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Betty N said...

I have 9 grandkids and they don't all like the same things.We always have cereal and fresh fruit on hand. I also keep pancakes in the freezer for a change and most of my grandkids love my soft oven cinnamon toast

Wehaf said...

Oatmeal. And also, sadly, poptarts.

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Kelly Massman said...

When we're in a hurry-cereal.

Thanks!
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meeyeehere said...

Pancakes!!If nothing else,my family will eat pancakes
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Danielle said...

If I actually cook breakfast it's scooby doo waffles if not it's poptarts.
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Betty N said...

tweet
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TruthHole said...

Bagel and cream cheese is fast and always good

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Anonymous said...

english muffins here! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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LAMusing said...

Oatmeal with raisins and brown sugar! Yummy!
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Norma said...

Our go-to breakfast is cold cereal with some fresh fruit!
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LAMusing said...

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Tabathia said...

chocolate chip muffins
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Tabathia said...

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Leah @ A Butterfly In My Stomach said...

Our go to breakfast is cereal


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Racingjourno said...

Protein shakes with fruit. Although, without the fruit, it's a harder sell.


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Racingjourno said...

Tweet:
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Deb said...

On the weekend I make batches of mini frittatas in muffin tins. I use eggs, bacon or sausage, cheese, potatoes and chives - or anything else I have extra of in the fridge. I bake them up and then pack them up and freeze them. In the mornings the kids pop them in the toaster and they are like a gourmet breakfast each day. They love them, and really get their day off to a good start.

ms-texas said...

my family will always eat cinnamon toast

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susan1215 said...

My children have cereal every day

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Deanna G. said...

Cereal for sure! :)

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Amber said...

Ooh yummy! We love french toast, it's something the whole family agrees on.

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EMAIL ewalsh40@gmail.com said...

Bagels or even bagel sandwiches with cheese and mayonnaise are quick and filling.

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Anonymous said...

Granola is our family staple. Sometimes we just pour some soymilk over it and have granola cereal. Or we mix it up in our yogurt with some fruit and make a yogurt parfait. It is also delicious on ice cream (but not for breakfast though!).
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Kerry said...

Cereal is something the whole family will eat and it's quick too!
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Kerry said...

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Carol W. said...

Our "go to" breakfast is cereal, milk, and fresh fruit.

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gmissycat said...

Everyone here loves bananas and toast!
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Heather W said...

Cereal! in a bowl or a baggie
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Tracy R said...

Yogurt, granola bars and bananas.

won said...

Cereal, pop tarts, granola. It's all good ;)

Thank you.

won said...

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Henria O. said...

They will always eat oatmeal!
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Diane said...

Hashbrowns are something everyone will always eat!`

sodahoney said...

Go to breakfast is hot of cold cereal and a piece of fruit

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jakiesmom said...

bacon is a must



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elle.paisley designs said...

waffles!
Pumpkin chocolate chip,
buttermilk bacon,
or topped with scrambled eggs and cheese!

elle.paisley designs said...

waffles!
Pumpkin chocolate chip,
buttermilk bacon,
or topped with scrambled eggs and cheese!

Dee said...

definitely waffles hands down :)

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Karine Traverse said...

My girls are weird and I know they will almost always eat toast with either butter, cream cheese or peanut butter
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Carolsue said...

My family will ALWAYS eat Bacon and Eggs
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Jennai said...

My family will eat anything that includes bacon -- they don't get it often though, much to their chagrin
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jillyrh said...

Waffles or bagels and cream cheese

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Barbarawr said...

We all eat bagels. They're fast, filling, lasting, and they don't leave crumbs!

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Shannon said...

Apples are what we grab if we're running behind and need something to eat on the way.

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Anonymous said...

** WITHOUT A DOUBT ... BANANAS! **

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Just call me b said...

Without a doubt, my go to food is a bagel!

jan said...

Pancakes are always a sure thing here! sammiejanL40 at aol dot com

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PauleyD said...

Poptarts for the kids, granola bars for Mom and me.

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Anonymous said...

My family will always eat waffles or pancakes. JD

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Betty C said...

I'm exceptionally fortunate. My family will eat almost anything I decide to serve. They love sweetened cereal (they don't get that very often) and they are thrilled when I make a coffee cake.

Betty C said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

We enjoy homemade french toast and never have a problem getting it eaten. :-)

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Suzanne said...

Homemade Spelt Pancakes with a drizzle of warm maple syrup and fruit. Yum, I could go for a couple right about now.

Amy said...

We have homemade buttermilk pancakes at least once a week. When I am feeling fancy (not lazy) I will serve it with bacon!