10 tasty tips to elevate your family breakfast.
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We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but many of us are often too busy to have an elaborate spread in the mornings. However, there are still ways to make sure your family looks forward to breakfast and gets the nutrition they need to start the day off right. Of course, there are also a few culinary tricks to keep in mind for the next time you have an elaborate breakfast with your loved ones as well.
Here are 10 suggestions to elevate breakfast time that will make your morning feast one of a kind.
Make flavored syrup
If you’re serving pancakes or waffles for breakfast, make your family feel like they’re dining at their favorite breakfast restaurant by offering flavored syrup. You can puree fruit and mix it with your favorite maple syrup before warming the mixture and serving.
You can also enhance the syrup with vanilla, cinnamon, or other extracts for a burst of flavor that makes breakfast complete.
Offer more beverage choices
While the focus of breakfast is the food, you can provide more tasty and nutritious drinks for your family to enjoy during their morning meal as well. Fresh-squeezed fruit juices are filled with vitamins and minerals, and you can control the amount of sugar in the juice since you’ve prepared it yourself.
If your family loves enjoying a steaming cup of coffee with breakfast, you can serve Kona coffee instead of your regular brew. This coffee can boost your metabolism and the Hawaiian-grown brew has a naturally sweet taste that goes great with pastries or fruit.
Create an omelet bar
Make your family feel like you’re all on vacation with an omelet bar. Let each family member choose the veggies, meats, or cheeses they want to include in the omelet. They can pour the egg into an omelet maker or prepare the eggs on the stove for an easy and customized breakfast.
Make oatmeal more exciting
Oatmeal isn’t known for being an interesting food, but you can change that by making a pot of oatmeal flavored with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Create an oatmeal bar with ingredients like fresh fruit, dried fruit, coconut, walnuts, and caramel chips so your loved ones can prepare the hot cereal to their liking.
If you’ve been trying to eat healthier as a family, make smoothies for breakfast. Offer a variety of fruits, juices, and milk so everyone in the family can make their version of this nutritious breakfast.
Customize your pancakes
Think about your family’s favorite ingredients and incorporate them into a pancake breakfast. Chopped nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips, or peanut butter chips can easily be added to the pancake batter to make this breakfast entree even tastier.
Offer a fruit platter
A variety of fresh fruit arranged on a platter looks appealing and may motivate your relatives to eat more of “nature’s candy.” A fruit platter also looks sophisticated and makes everyone feel like they’re dining at a fancy restaurant.
Make a family-style entree
If your loved ones can agree on one breakfast food they all enjoy, make a family-style version for everyone to share. Bake a giant pancake and encourage everyone to take a slice or a huge cinnamon roll that can be sliced like a pie. Or, you can make a frittata if your family loves omelets.
Have dinner for breakfast
Make breakfast even more fun by turning some of your family’s favorite dinner entrees into breakfast food. You can make breakfast sliders with sausage patties, eggs, and avocado. Or, offer breakfast burritos so your loved ones can enjoy the meal with their favorite taco fixings. Or, you can prepare fried rice to make sure your kids get a serving of veggies in the morning.
Create an appealing space
If you have a little extra time on the weekends, create a fun and inviting space to enjoy breakfast. You can play some of your children’s favorite songs during the meal, or make place settings with each family member’s name on them. Decorating the table in your family members’ favorite colors will also make the dining space more inviting and get everyone to the table faster.
These tips will make breakfast more enjoyable and nutritious so you can share fond memories with your family while indulging in your favorite foods. Offering a variety of healthy options will also give your family the energy they need to tackle the day.