Everyone says that breakfast is the most important part of the day, so why have a boring one? You don’t have to settle for a boring bowl of healthy cereal – there are loads of exciting options that will wake both you and your taste buds right up every morning! Need some sweet inspiration? Here are some awesome breakfasts that you can sink your sweet tooth into.
Waffles is the breakfast of choice in many northern European countries such as Belgium and the Netherlands. You will be able to make ready made waffles in the supermarket. You can simply eat these straight from the pack or heat them up in the toaster or under the grill. Alternatively, if you have a waffle maker, you will be able to make your own homemade ones. Once they are ready, you can top your plate of waffles with anything you like, such as chocolate sauce or some fresh berries!
Pain au Chocolat
Pain au chocolats are enjoyed at breakfast tables throughout France and are sold in French bakeries next to the croissants. They are made from the same pastry as croissants but have an extra filling of chocolate to make them extra sweet and delicious! Legend has it that the pastry used for croissants and pain au chocolats was invented by Marie Antoinette. But in actual fact, it was created in a bakery in Austria!
Pancakes are most people’s go-to sweet breakfast in America! There are various ones you can try – what about the French-style crepes or a thick and fluffy all-American type? One of the best things about having pancakes for breakfast is that you can have absolutely anything on them, from fresh fruit and whipped cream to maple syrup and lashings of chocolate sauce! Once you have found your favorite perfect pancake recipes you can even top them with some savory treats like bacon and sausage links – just remember to top with lots of syrup for a sweet twist!
If you are expecting a lot of guests over for breakfast, you could treat them to a homemade round of monkey bread. Monkey bread is made into a round loaf that is perfect for pulling apart and sharing. To make it, you need to stick lots of balls of sweet dough together into a baking tin to help mold them into shape. Don’t forget to sprinkle on lots of cinnamon before you place it in the tin. This will help the outside go nice and gooey!
You will no doubt know all the different flavors of Pop Tarts that you can buy in the likes of Walmart and Safeway. But did you know that these are simple to make from scratch at home? And when you make your own you can put whatever you want in the filling. So they can be sweet enough to satisfy your sweet tooth! Another great reason to make your own breakfast tarts is that you can change the recipe so that it meets your specific dietary requirements. For instance, if you can’t eat gluten, you can always make your tarts with some gluten-free flour!
Cinnamon Gypsy Toast
Do you love having eggs every morning for breakfast? Well, you will be happy to hear that you can still have eggs with a sweet breakfast! One of the best recipes that incorporates this great sweet and savory mix is cinnamon gypsy toast. It’s super simple to make, and you can do it even if you are busy getting ready for work or school. First of all, soak some slices of bread in whisked egg. It is best to use white bread rather than an artisan seeded loaf. Then sprinkle each side with copious amounts of cinnamon. Once you think it’s going to be sweet enough, pop it in the pan and fry on both sides until golden. See, nice and easy!
There are two types of muffins that you can have for breakfast. The first kind are English muffins that are often toasted and served with butter or jam. You can also have American-style muffins for breakfast, which are a lot more sweeter and look just like hearty cupcakes! They often come in a variety of flavors, including vanilla, chocolate, and blueberry. Muffins are usually quite big, but you can also buy and make mini muffins. These are a great option if you want to try a few different flavors for breakfast!
Don’t worry; I’m not suggesting you go out to find a baby to eat! Dutch babies are a type of pancake that is widely eaten for breakfast around Europe. They are just like American popovers and are made with a batter that contains eggs, milk, flour, and sugar. They are often served with a dusting of powdered sugar, whipped cream, or a squeeze of lemon. But there is no need to stay this plain – you can also go wild and drizzle over some peanut butter or chocolate sauce! You don’t have to just have your Dutch babies at breakfast, as they also make a great dessert.
You will often find donuts for sale in cafes and breakfast diners, and they are no doubt a popular sweet option with many customers. So why not buy some donuts at your local bakery for a breakfast treat this week? If you are feeling adventurous, you could even have a go at making your own. It’s not that hard! All you need to do is make a batter and then deep fry the balls of batter. If you want, you can then pipe a filling into each donut, such as fresh cream or jam. You can also coat your finished donuts with powdered sugar and cocoa powder. You can even dip them in icing if you want to impress your breakfast guests!
So why have a savory breakfast when you can go sweet? After all, all your other meals will be boring and savory, so you deserve a treat first thing each morning!