15 Tips for a Better Breakfast in 2017

15 Tips for a Better Breakfast in 2017

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Dana Velden
Jan 1, 2017
5-Minute Homemade Protein Shakes
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Breakfast can be so many things, from a quick grab as you're running out the door to a more leisurely weekend project. Here's how to make a better breakfast experience — no matter what your circumstances are.

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Breakfast for Busy Mornings

The weekday breakfast is often our most harried meal. Inevitably we're running behind and can only grab the closest thing before rushing out the door. Here are a few ways to help assure that your morning will be fueled by more than a shot of espresso and a Pop-Tart.

1. The Slow-Cooker Egg Casserole Is a Breakfast Miracle

Here's your template, literally everything you need to know, for making egg casserole in the slower cooker. Just start it the night before and wake up to a beautiful breakfast.

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2. 24 Big-Batch Breakfasts You Can Make Ahead of Time

We're talking low-effort, big-impact breakfasts that deliver a week of meals or more, so you can make your morning food routine a manageable one.

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3. 5-Minute Homemade Protein Shakes

These fresh and vibrant homemade protein shakes (no protein powder necessary!) are just the thing to fill you up when you need a quick breakfast on the go, or a boost to get you through the afternoon.

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4. Portable Breakfasts You Need This Week

Here are five delicious breakfasts that are also ideal for hectic mornings. You can prep ahead of time, grab it on your way out the door, and still start your day with a good, solid meal.

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5. How To Make Congee Rice Porridge

Make up a big batch of congee over the weekend to heat up during the week for a quick, savory, hearty breakfast that will fuel your entire morning.

Lazy Weekend Breakfasts

Weekend breakfasts are hopefully a little more leisurely — something to linger over and enjoy. Or they're the time to pull out the big-deal appliances, like the waffle maker, and make a big mess.

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6. How To Make the Lightest, Crispiest Waffles

This recipe is guaranteed to produce the ideal waffle with a fluffy interior and crispy, crunchy exterior, ready for your finest maple syrup and butter.

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7. 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making French Toast

French toast is another classic dish for breakfast in bed on the weekends. Here are a few tips and hints for making sure your French toast is browned and crispy on the outside, while incredibly custardy and rich on the inside.

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8. 3 Little Finds That Make Pancake Breakfast Easier and Better

Ah, pancake Sundays — what could be better? These three little finds will help make this weekend favorite even easier and more delicious.

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9. Bread, Sausage, and Apple Hash

Inspired by leftover Thanksgiving stuffing, this savory hash is going to make any weekend morning feel like a holiday! It's all here — bread, sausage, apples, the appropriate herbs, and, of course, the runny fried egg on top. Woo-hoo!

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Oatmeal Is Forever

No matter if you're having a busy morning or a quiet weekend, oatmeal is a favorite choice. Whether you make it fresh on the stovetop or you're doing an overnight or slow-cooker recipe, a warm bowl of oatmeal topped with your favorite sweet or savory flavors is sure to inspire happiness.

10. The Ultimate Guide to Oatmeal

Here's everything you need to know about oatmeal, from the different varieties to tips and techniques that will help you take your oatmeal game to a whole new level.

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11. 10 Sweet & Savory Ways to Top Your Morning Oatmeal

Your mornings may be busy, but there's still opportunity for creativity and invention when it comes to your oatmeal — especially if you move beyond traditional brown sugar and raisins and into these delicious flavors and textures!

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12. 7 Ways to Make Better Oatmeal This Fall

Slow cooker? Overnight soak? Microwave? Here are seven tips to achieve oatmeal success for any morning of the week.

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How to Love Your Yogurt More

Once an obscure hippie food, yogurt now has its own aisle in the grocery store and a place of honor on our breakfast tables. Sometimes you're topping something with yogurt; sometimes you're topping your yogurt with something! Either way, we can't get enough of it.

13. How To Make Yogurt at Home

Be sure to bookmark this basic guide for making your own yogurt at home. Why make your own? It simply tastes better, you can control what goes into it, and it is often less expensive. And it's fun and easy!

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14. 12 One-Ingredient Ways to Jazz Up Plain Yogurt

Yogurt gets a bad rap for being bland and boring. We prefer to see it as a luscious blank canvas — here are 12 ways we've freestyled our morning yogurt with just one ingredient.

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15. 3 Breakfasts (and a Dessert!) to Make with Homemade Coconut Yogurt

If you're vegan or lactose-intolerant, knowing how to make your own coconut yogurt can be incredibly useful. Here is a breakfast plan for making your own coconut yogurt and using it all week long.

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