My mother loved eating breakfast for dinner. She liked the simplicity of omelets, frittatas and scrambled eggs, but her all-time favorite was a boiled or poached egg served on a slice of rye toast with a drizzle of flaxseed oil. She would also add fresh fruit or sliced radishes. She would love this simple Heart-Shaped Egg-In-Hole.
Eating breakfast for dinner is an ideal way to enjoy breakfast foods if you are not a morning breakfast eater. It can also be quick to prepare. If you choose your foods wisely, eating breakfast for dinner can be more economical and lower in calories than a typical dinner — and still nutritious. Here are some fun and satisfying ideas:
Eggs are the perfect breakfast-for-dinner food. They can be hard or soft boiled, scrambled or fried, or turned into a variety of omelets or frittatas such as Ham, Mushroom and Fontina Frittata and Butternut Frittata with Sage and Gruyère. Simply add a leafy green salad, fresh fruit or seasonal vegetables and a slice of whole grain toast or a muffin to round out the meal. Other great egg recipes include Mushroom and Spinach Breakfast Puffs and Southern-Style Eggs with Grits and Collard Greens.
Tofu is a versatile vegan egg substitute that provides plant protein. Try it scrambled with vegetables such as mushrooms, onions and tomatoes, or try our delicious Veggie and Tofu Scramble and Tofu Breakfast Tacos recipes.
Whole grain baked goods such as quick breads, muffins, biscuits and scones are scrumptious. Try Whole Grain Morning Glory Muffins or Bacon, Walnut and Thyme Scones. Serve with eggs, tofu, tempeh “bacon” strips or chicken sausage, Canadian or turkey bacon or a simple fresh fruit salad.
Hot cooked amaranth, millet, oatmeal and grits with roasted nuts and dried fruit is a personal favorite. Apple-Scented Breakfast Oatmeal and Buckwheat is sweetened with apple juice and spiced with a cinnamon stick.
If you’re busy all day, slow-cooker options like our Savory Slow-Cooker Granola are ideal, allowing you to come home to a fragrant kitchen, ready to dig-in. Other options include Slow-Cooker Apple Cinnamon French Toast and Slow-Cooker Breakfast Casserole. If desired, add fresh fruit or a seasonal beverage such as this Apple Pie Smoothie.
Do you eat breakfast at dinner? Got a favorite recipe or a great idea? Let me know.