Breakfast issues... suggestions, anyone?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by mylittlezoo, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. mylittlezoo

    mylittlezoo Poppy Creek Farm

    Mar 16, 2009
    I have the worst eating habits ever. I am a healthy eater, but regularly only eat once a day, in the evening. I have a very active lifestyle and this is now taking its toll on my immune system, energy levels etc.

    Does anyone have any ideas for breads or anything that I can make once a week, keep in the fridge and then just heat or eat cold? I'm the grab-and-go type. I'm eyeing Katy's oatmeal right now.... any other suggestion welcome! I have to get myself together, before I get sick. No time to be sick!!

  2. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

    Sep 28, 2008
    what is wrong with an orange or banana??? It is grab and go..
  3. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Homemade granola! There are hundreds of recipes online, just choose one that isn't loaded with vegetable oil or sugar. You can also make homemade pop tarts, try Googling it for a recipe. Bagels are a good choice, you can even buy whole grain bagels now.
  4. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    Eggs? They're kind of quick. Not really grab-and-go but they're very good for you.

  5. mylittlezoo

    mylittlezoo Poppy Creek Farm

    Mar 16, 2009
    Quote:Ohhh, bananas.... yum. What a great idea! I can't believe I'm so dumb I didn't think of this.
  6. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    make a big baked pancake (my mother calls it a toastie, but I don't think that that is the real name) cut it up and freeze it and every night take out a piece and put it in the fridge it is good cold with butter or cottage cheese and it is good hot.

    ETA: for instructions on how to make the toastie:
    Make regular pancake batter, pour onto a lightly grease pan the batter should be about 1 inch deep and bake until firm, at 350 F
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2010
  7. mylittlezoo

    mylittlezoo Poppy Creek Farm

    Mar 16, 2009
    Quote:I'm going to take a look, I'd like to find something my DH can eat in the car on his way to work....

    Kooshie: Yes, we eat a ton of eggs! As many as our girls can produce [​IMG]

  8. BettyR

    BettyR Songster

    Mar 1, 2008
    Texas Gulf Coast
    First thing you need to do is go to Walmart and buy yourself a bottle of daily vitamins...along with a bottle of vitamin D. The vitamin D will boost your immune system...take one in the morning with you daily vitamin and one at night. I take mine with a glass of milk to protect my vitamin burps. [​IMG]

    Then either buy or make yourself some yogurt and make a batch of homemade granola. Mix a handful of granola into your yogurt and eat that.

    If your not a yogurt fan here are a few other things.

    (posted on Copykats by Lotsofhats, Sept. 1, 2003)

    In a large bowl, combine:
    1 3/4 cup flour
    1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp. nutmeg
    1/4 tsp. cinnamon

    In another bowl, combine:
    1 egg
    1/3 cup oil
    3/4 cup sugar
    3/4 cup milk

    Add wet ingredients to dry, and stir only to combine (do not over mix!). Fill muffin tins 2/3 full and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
    Meanwhile, melt 1/2 cup margarine or butter and set aside.
    Combine 3/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon in another bowl and set aside.

    Take muffins out, and while they're still hot, dip in melted margarine and then in cinnamon sugar mixture.

    Banana Nut Bread
    (Granny Allison’s Recipe)

    2 cups flour
    1/2 teaspoons soda
    1/2-teaspoon salt
    1 cup mashed bananas (3 medium)
    1/2 cups nuts
    1/4-cup sour milk (1teaspoon vinegar and 1/4 cup milk)
    1 stick butter or 1/2-cup butter Crisco plus 2 tablespoons milk
    1 1/2 cups sugar
    2 eggs beaten
    1-teaspoon vanilla

    Stir flour, soda and salt together and set aside.
    Mash your bananas and set aside.
    Chop the nuts and set aside.
    Mix the milk and vinegar together and set aside.

    Cream shortening or butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well add vanilla and beat well, stir in your bananas. With mixer on low speed mix in flour and milk a little at a time until all is mixed in then add nuts. Mix on low speed until all is well mixed.

    Bake in one large loaf pan at 350° for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

    You can split it up into two smaller loaf pans but reduce
    your baking time by almost half.

    Praline Sticky Buns

    1-1/4 cups warm tap water
    3 tablespoons white sugar
    3 tablespoons powdered milk
    3 tablespoons sour cream
    1 teaspoons salt
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1 egg
    3-3/4 cup bread flour
    2 teaspoons instant yeast

    Place ingredients into bread machine in the order listed and select the dough cycle.

    Prepare the pan:
    Non-stick spray oil
    1/2 stick butter, melted
    1/2-cup light brown sugar
    1-teaspoon cinnamon
    1/3-cup light corn syrup
    1/2 cup chopped pecans
    Spray a 9”x13” baking pan very well with non-stick cooking spray then pour in the melted butter and tilt the pan to spread the butter all over the pan. Sprinkle the pan evenly with the brown sugar and cinnamon; then drizzle the corn syrup evenly all over the pan. Sprinkle evenly with the chopped pecans.

    Prepare the dough:
    1/2 stick of butter, melted
    1/2-cup light brown sugar
    1-teaspoon cinnamon
    1/3-cup light corn syrup
    When the dough has risen to the top of the pan in the bread machine turn it out on a well-floured counter and roll it out to a thickness of 1/4 inch. Spread the melted butter and the rest of the ingredients evenly over the dough. Roll the dough and pinch to seal the edges. Cut the dough into 12 equal pieces and lay them cut side up into the prepared pan. Allow the dough to rise until almost double and bake in a 325° oven for 40 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 190°. Allow the buns to cool in the pan for 5 minutes then turn them out into a larger foil covered pan. Cool and cover with foil.



    Mini Sausage Kolachies

    1-1/2-cups water
    2 tablespoons instant powdered milk
    1 tablespoon white sugar
    1-teaspoon salt
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1 egg
    4 cups all-purpose flour
    1-tablespoon active dry yeast

    Place ingredients into bread machine in order listed and select the dough cycle. When the dough has risen to the top of the pan remove it pinch off a piece of dough the size of a large walnut and stick a room temperature Little Sizzler Sausage in the dough and close.

    Rise and bake at 350° 40 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling rack.

  9. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

    Feb 24, 2009
    far west Ohio
    Okay-now I HAVE to try the Sticky Buns! [​IMG]

  10. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Songster

    Sep 22, 2008
    Holly Grove, VA
    I'm not diabetic, but feel myself going into insulin shock just reading the suggestions! [​IMG]

    Personally, I do have blood sugar issues (not diabetic...but if I'm not careful, it's in my genes...) and while I know I'm supposed to eat breakfast, I find that I'd rather skip the bowls of cereal or really any carbs to avoid having my blood sugar tank mid-morning and then I'm eating everything in sight trying to get my sugar back up. If I do eat breakfast, I have to grab something like an egg with cheese - no bread. It's a total pain as one of my favorite staples are cereal.

    Good luck!

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