Breakfast isn’t just a morning meal!
In fact, our family loves having breakfast for dinner.
Sometimes we have an egg frittata filled with thinly sliced potato, broccoli, sausage, onions and topped with cheese. Cooked like a crustless quiche, this egg dish is filling and nutritious.
But, what I really love about making breakfast for dinner is that I can make a big batch of muffins to be eaten the following day or two.
Perfect for grab-and-go breakfasts or those soccer mornings where just getting out of the house with everyone’s gear in hand is worthy of a trophy..or at least a sticker.
As much as I love the convenience of buying cardboard trays of muffins from the large discount warehouse..I know it is so much cheaper and better for my family when I just make them from scratch.
Recently I combined two of my favorite muffin recipes and doubled it. I had a huge mountain of muffins and my family couldn’t be happier. I put a dozen in each gallon sized zip-lock bags and put most of them in the freezer so i could just take a few out at a time. Because I substituted most ff the oil for applesauce, these muffins are moist without being heavy.
SIDE NOTE- If you don’t have All Bran, you can use whatever bran cereal you have on hand. Next time your Raisin bran gets to the bottom of the box, don’t worry about what to do with the last bit of crumbs, save them in a zip tight baggie to use in this muffin recipe.
So get a pot of coffee brewing, breakfast (or dinner ) is served!
From my kitchen to yours,
Do you have breakfast for dinner? What is your family favorite?
- 1 c. All Bran cereal
- 3/4 c. milk
- 1 1/4 c. applesauce
- 1/2 c. oil
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3/1/4 c. flour
- 2 c. sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
- 2 c. shredded carrot
- 8 oz. crushed pineapple - drained
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In bowl mix cereal, milk, oil, applesauce, eggs, vanilla. Set aside to soften cereal about 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile in a larger bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg.
- Stir cereal mix into bowl with dry ingredients until combined. Do not over mix.
- Fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full.
- Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.