Recipes - Breakfast

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Almond-Vanilla Granola 79¢ per serving
Almond-Vanilla Granola
Granola usually costs a mini-fortune. We can't figure out why since it's made of pretty basic ingredients. Plus, commercial granola often is loaded with sugar... too sweet for our delicate foodie palates! Try this healthful homemade version instead. It's simple to put together and really economical, especially if you buy the ingredients in bulk. Almonds are costly, so we use just a handful and add flavor with vanilla and almond extracts, and with ... read more
Bacon-Scallion Quesadillas $1.00 per serving
Bacon-Scallion Quesadillas
This simple, zesty dish relies on tortillas to make the budget work. It’s filling and quick to prepare. The tortilla is an excellent, economical staple, but ordinary quesadillas become more interesting with the addition of crispy bacon and scallion. Top with sour cream and fresh salsa for a foodie treat.
Blackberry-Lemon Muffins 41¢ per serving
Blackberry-Lemon Muffins
These homemade treats are not only easy to make, they are delicious, much healthier and, of course, cheaper (at just 41¢ per muffin) than store-bought ones. We used fresh blackberries, but raspberries or blueberries work great, too, depending on what is in season (or you can use frozen berries). These are a big hit with all of us for breakfast, and have been for generations — the recipe was adapted from our great-grandmother's original.
Blueberry-Nutmeg Whole Wheat Pancakes $1.09 per serving
Blueberry-Nutmeg Whole Wheat Pancakes
We love pancakes for a lazy weekend breakfast. This version is extra flavorful—and healthful—with whole wheat flour, fresh berries, nutmeg, and a rich maple butter syrup to top it all off. Enjoy these on their own or with a side of bacon on a weekend morning. If you have extra, set some aside for a quick weekday bite.
Coconut Chia Pudding 88¢ per serving
Coconut Chia Pudding
Chia is the latest health craze, and with good reason—it's a superfood. Chia seeds are one of the best plant-based sources of Omega-3 fatty acids, with over 7 times more than found in salmon. They also are loaded with calcium, fiber, and iron. We first tasted chia pudding when experimenting with a dairy-free diet, and fell in love with it—and now we're obsessed with it. While chia pudding may be trendy, and therefore expensive at your local café, ... read more
Oatmeal with Apple and Apricots 71¢ per serving
Oatmeal with Apple and Apricots
Forget prepackaged oatmeal, which can be pricey and ordinary. Buy rolled oats in bulk for just pennies and prepare them yourself for a delicious and hearty breakfast that's ready in just 5 minutes. Whole rolled oats are not just cheap, they are also extremely nutritious, offering loads of fiber, protein, potassium, and magnesium. The texture is chewy and apple adds some crunch while apricots give it tang.
Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins 26¢ per serving
Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins
Muffins are a great breakfast treat. This version pairs fresh orange with chocolate chips and a touch of spice, a winning combination for flavor and price. The chocolate adds a bit of richness but they are just sweet enough in our opinion and aren't overloaded with sugar unlike commercial muffins. We enjoy them with a cup of coffee in the morning, with tea as an afternoon snack, or even for a light dessert! You can make a batch of muffins ahead o ... read more
Orange-Banana French Toast $1.46 per serving
Orange-Banana French Toast
This ridiculously inexpensive breakfast is inspired by the New Orleans classic, bananas foster. French toast becomes a foodie favorite with caramelized bananas and a squeeze of fresh orange.
Zucchini and Goat Cheese Omelette with Fingerling Potatoes $1.73 per serving
Zucchini and Goat Cheese Omelette with Fingerling Potatoes
The omelette is a French classic, and it makes it onto our list for its super low cost and versatility (not to mention deliciousness). If you don’t have zucchini, you can substitute any vegetable that appeals to you. Grating the zucchini gives it a fine texture that blends well with goat cheese, and the sautéed fingerling potatoes round out the meal and leave us satisfied for hours. This is a favorite for Sunday mornings, and we love how inexpens ... read more
= quick and easy
= gluten free
= vegetarian
= vegan