Breakfast in a Hurry: Easy Recipes for Quick-Fix Morning Meals

by in Family, Recipes, April 20th, 2013

Egg-in-a-HoleIn the midst of the hustle and bustle that is inevitably your morning routine, it can seemly nearly impossible to serve your kids a breakfast of anything other than cereal, and while of course weekdays are no time for leisurely prepared flapjacks or made-to-order omelets, it’s important to send your little ones to school with a wholesome meal in their bellies. Quick-fix recipes that can be made easily and eaten in a flash are welcome timesavers, and kid-friendly picks like egg-in-toast, breakfast-style pizza and better-for-you ganola bars are go-to classics. Check out a few of Food Network’s favorite simple-to-make recipes below for no-fuss morning meal ideas and must-see tips.

The ultimate all-in-one weekday breakfast, the Pioneer Woman’s Egg-in-a-Hole (pictured above) is a kid-friendly favorite that’s ready to eat in only five quick minutes. Using the rim of a round glass, remove a hole in the center of a piece of bread — whatever kind you have on hand will work — then drop it in a buttered skillet and fill the hole with a cracked egg. In less than a minute, the egg will have begun to set within the bread and it will be ready for a gentle flip. Ree recommends letting the egg cook just until the yolk is soft — any longer and it won’t be runny.

Transform a traditional pizza dinner into a made-over morning meal with Ellie’s recipe for English-Muffin Breakfast Pizza. Featuring whole-wheat English muffins instead of pizza dough and fresh tomatoes, Canadian bacon and mozzarella cheese as the toppings, this deliciously light but satisfying dish requires mere minutes in the oven before the cheese is warm and melted.

Homemade Granola BarsIf sit-down breakfasts are simply out of the question on hectic mornings, reach for Ina’s ready-to-go Homemade Granola Bars (pictured right), a from-scratch version of the store-bought variety. She combines oats with crunchy almonds, a trio of chewy dried fruits and shredded coconut for subtle sweetness so these chewy bites are every bit as flavorful as the boxed bars but far more wholesome.

Visit Food Network’s Family and Kids Headquarters for more quick, simple breakfast ideas.


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Comments (10)

  1. Karen says:

    I grew up on these! We called them "egg in a nest" :)

  2. Celine says:

    hey! it may sound like a stupid question but I guess you toast the bread before you put it in the pan? because if you flip the bread to cook the other side, the egg won't be runny right? sorry for the question if it's dum… forgive a European nice girl who never had those! :)

    • Kristi says:

      No, don't toast ur bread first… Put butter in ur skillet and it will toast as it cooks.. The egg will set as the first side cooks and they r easy to flip… Also fry the extra piece of bread that u cut out of the middle in butter as well… That's the best part… :)

    • Cheeron says:

      I was wondering the same thing!!!! Thanks 4 asking it!!!! :-)

    • Granny Becky says:

      No question is stupid or wrong to ask, Grandma 'me' says so. You can make this in pre-toasted bread or french toast, or cinnamon toast. Even yesterday's pancake, a little butter and sprinkle sugar on it, my Dad's favorite as a kid…

  3. Jennifer says:

    I make these for my kids all the time…Big hit!

  4. Kobi Ansah says:

    wow it's beginning to sound good maybe i could try some and i will enjoy to ma fullest.

  5. Ms Lady says:

    So u want yolk 2 b runny?

  6. Livie says:

    In the south, we call this "Toad in a hole"

  7. Laura says:

    I make these for my kids all the time.
    Here's a great idea… use a fun cookie cutter to make the hole!

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