This week 4 Moms are talking breakfast and sharing some of our favorite recipes. Please link up your favorite breakfast recipes at the bottom of this post and you’ll be featured on all of the 4 Moms blogs. Be sure to visit the other moms of many to see what they have to say Connie, KimC and Deputy Headmistress.
Me? I love mornings and breakfast is one of my most happy times.
Our family enjoys getting up and going early, so by the time breakfast rolls around we are all hungry and ready for a little break. We lean toward having a warm, more hearty meal in the morning and enjoy spending some time together relaxing and preparing for the day ahead.
We schedule a full hour for breakfast each morning to visit and look forward to the day ahead. In addition to eating we go over our memorization box and Mark (if he’s home) reads a devotional book and a Proverb. Then we sit around the table, drink tea and visit. The younger ones will crawl up into laps of a willing parent or older sibling and garner some extra snuggle time out of the deal.
When all of our children were younger and didn’t have as much to say we enjoyed singing and reading aloud around the breakfast table. We still occasionally make time for singing, but we have a chatty crew now that we’re heading into the teen years and no longer read aloud.
Our time at breakfast gives us the opportunity to enjoy being together as a family before the busyness of the day really begins and starts us off on the right foot with a time of enjoyment and fellowship with those whom God has given as our closest companions at this time in our lives.
Here are a couple of our favorite breakfast recipes:
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Baked French Toast
10 slices of bread
1 1/2 c milk
1/3 c honey
1 t vanilla
3/4 t cinnamon
Mix all ingredients except bread. Put a layer of bread in a greased 9 x 13. Then pour in some of the wet mixture. Repeat. Cover and place in the refrigerator over night. Bake at 350 degrees for ~ 40 minutes. Top with maple syrup, fruit, honey, molasses, etc.
Thanks to my friend Jama for sharing this recipe with me years ago. It’s one of our favorites!
3 cups rolled oats
1/4-1 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup milk
1/2 cup melted butter (or applesauce)
Mix together all ingredients and pour into a greased 8 x 8 baking dish. (We usually mix this up and put it in the fridge overnight.) Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes. Serve warm with milk.
We double this recipe for our family and put it into two 8 x 8 serving dishes rather than one larger dish so that it will still cook within 40 minutes.
You may be interested in seeing one of our past breakfast menu plans.
Now it’s your turn, share some of your quickest, easiest or yummiest breakfast recipes or ideas. Please link directly to your breakfast post (not to your home page) and link back to at least one of the 4 Moms blogs in your post.