Traditionally Sunday mornings were a time for a good, wholesome, family breakfast… Of course over the years that has faded away a bit as things do in families; kids grow up, grandparents become ill, people move away. Various things can take you away from your family and being able to spend hours in the kitchen and at the table talking over a large breakfast spread.
For me, one of those things is the fact that I am now living halfway across the country from my family. However, that doesn’t mean I still can’t enjoy a great sunday morning breakfast. Only now, when I can, I have it just me and the boyfriend… And probably still the same size spread hahaha
I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some of my FAVORITE breakfast options. Ya know since breakfast is the most important (and my most favorite) meal of the day.
There are various elements to breakfast and everybody is a different kind of breakfast person. Are you a pancakes person? A waffles person? An eggs person? … Or all of the above? 😉
I am typically not so much a pancakes person, though over the last year or so I have experimented with and made some pretty good simple healthy ingredient/protein pancakes. (Many of which can be found under my Breakfast Recipe list)
I am however, very much a waffle person! 🙂 Having a waffle maker in my kitchen and at my disposal now is probably much more exciting than it should be… I don’t do waffles every Sunday, but when I do they typically consist of Bob Mills gluten-free oat flour, vanilla and/or agave nectar, blueberries or Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips, coconut oil, water, and baking powder. That is a classic, simple, but absurdly delicious mixture. In fact, my all-time favorite waffles were the Gluten-Free Pumpkin Waffles I made last fall. (whose recipe is also on that list)
Now if you are neither a pancake nor waffle person and lean more to the side of traditional diner breakfast, then I also have some hints for you. That is my go-to and favorite kind of Sunday morning breakfast. The eggs, hash, toast, meat kind of breakfast. OH MY!
Of course when we think of the typical diner breakfast, we normally don’t think healthy. We think over-filling, greasy, deliciousness. I am here to tell you that you CAN make this traditional type of breakfast without the stuffed greasy mess.
So, after all this rambling nonsense, without further ado, here is what a typical traditional Sunday morning lineup looks like…
The center piece: EGGS! 😀
Mine, and my boyfriend’s, new favorite way to cook eggs is poaching. It took quite a few tries to get it right but once I got it down to a science. OMG. It’s delicious.
The most amazing breakfast thing I have ever cooked is probably my sweet potato hash. It has replaced any kind of homefries/hashbrowns my family eats (even the non-clean eaters haha).
It combines some classic with a twist and it is also super versatile so you can add and subtract as you wish and still end up with something to die for…
Sweet Potato Home-fry Hash [printable version can be found under the Breakfast Recipe list]
- 3 small sweet potatoes
- 4 slices turkey bacon (we used smoked maple)
- 1/2 large onion
- 2 chicken sausages
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Slice turkey bacon and chicken sausage into small thin bites.
- Dice onion extremely fine.
- Chop sweet potatoes into small cubes.
- Heat olive oil in pan.
- Begin with onion and sweet potatoes. Cook on low, stirring frequently to allow sweet potatoes time to soften.
- Once sweet potatoes are soft enough to squish and slice with a plastic spatula, increase heat and add meat to frying pan.
- Cook on high until meat is cooked brown and begins to brown and sweet potatoes have a browned crisp outside.
- OPTIONAL: Scramble eggs into the mixture for a full breakfast or enjoy on the side.
- D E V O U R 😀 </recipe>
The side piece: Meat, meat, meat
If you are a chicken sausage person, I highly recommend Aidell’s. Their chicken and apple is the light of my life. If you are a bacon person, Trader Joe’s applewood smoked bacon is absolutely mouth-watering.
Now if you are throwing these in the hash, follow the instructions above.
BUT if you are just trying to have the usual crisp bacon side, we have recently tried, tested, and fallen in love with the best way to cook bacon… BAKE IT!
I’m sure you have seen this around social media and the web. If you have not yet tried it, I urge you to. The bacon has come out perfect EVERY SINGLE TIME. Crispy but not too crispy and, when you use a baking rack on top of the baking sheet, you eliminate 70% of the grease!
Seriously try it.
The extra: Toasty toast
Many times the toast given is unnecessary at diners. I am usually so full that I don’t even go there. It is also dripping with far too much crap butter for me. But that’s another discussion.
If you are a toast person I will direct you over to Ezekial Bread. I recently shared a short description of why it’s awesome on my facebook page. Basically, it is a flourless, guiltless, organic sprouted grain bread. They have so many flavors, from basic to sesame to cinnamon raisin. So pick your own poison but if you like that little extra umph on the side, grab some Kerry Gold butter and Ezekial Bread and go for it!
Sunday’s are typically a time to relax, enjoy, and spend with loved ones. For someone who used to work all day on Sundays, I have been truly trying to take advantage of enjoying my newly free weekend days with my love. One of the things the two of us are huge fans of is food and cooking. So if you have loved ones who either love food, love cooking, or love both, take advantage of days together and try to bring them all around the table for a healthy but wholesome and delicious breakfast. It will make a huge difference in your health, happiness, and family life.
If you are interested in more recipes for the best meal of the day comment below or feel free to contact me! 🙂
Now back to my pool time 😉 …. Happy Sunday everyone! 🙂