10 INEXPENSIVE BREAKFAST IDEAS


Cinnamon Twist Scones with Eggs

If you crave something sweet in the mornings these cinnamon twist scones will really hit the spot without breaking the bank. You can make them ahead and store them in the freezer for when you are ready to have a couple for breakfast, but they never make it to the freezer in our home. They are just too good! [1]


Egg and Potato Hash

If sweetness isn’t what you crave in the morning. Try making egg and potato hash. I like to dice a potato really small, cook it up in a little bit of oil and season with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Once the potatoes are almost done cooking whip an egg and pour over the potatoes. Stir and cook until the egg is cooked through. You can also add onions, peppers, or any other vegetables you might have hanging out in the refrigerator. It’s also great to include a few cooked vegetables from the night before. [1]


Eggs

Consider eggs your breakfast superhero. This is the protein-rich ingredient that works with any budget for a versatile, filling breakfast. [2]

  • Veggie-Packed Tater Tot Breakfast Bake

  • Crustless Quiche with Summer Vegetables

  • Tex-Mex Migas

  • Eggs with Summer Tomatoes, Zucchini, and Bell Peppers

Breakfast Bowls

These breakfast bowls and parfaits are wonderfully deceptive. They look totally impressive (with equally big flavor to match!), yet come together without costing a bundle. For a fancy breakfast bowl that fits your budget, start with inexpensive canned beans, cornmeal, fruit, or grains from the bulk bin. [2]

  • How to Make a Hearty Breakfast Fruit Salad

  • Breakfast Fried Rice

  • Black Beans and Plantains Breakfast Bowl

  • Breakfast Banana Split with Yogurt and Jam

  • Apple Farro Breakfast Bowl with Cranberries and Hazelnuts

  • Savory Grits Breakfast Parfaits

English Muffin + Cheddar + Avocado + Tomato

Call it a breakfast pizza or an eggless egg sandwich, but this morning meal is a deal at just 96 cents. [3]


Oatmeal + Milk + Raisins + Walnuts

Even with the addition of "pricey" walnuts, you can still get a super-nutritious oatmeal breakfast for 81 cents. Add cinnamon and vanilla to make this extra delicious. Throw in a grated carrot or apple for added nutrition. [3]


Bagel

A newly traditional American breakfast is the simple toasted bagel. Up the flavor and protein with a schmear of peanut butter and jelly or cream cheese. [4]


Yogurt Parfait

Plain yogurt is a healthy, filling, and budget-wise ingredient for multiple morning meals. Add a few slices of seasonal or dried fruit, a few spoonful's of granola or muesli, and a bit of honey. [4]


Sheet-Pan Eggs and Bacon Breakfast

I saw this sheet-pan eggs and bacon recipe on social media and decided to re-create it. It was a huge hit! Use any cheeses and spices you like. [5]


Sausage Cheese Puffs

People are always surprised when I tell them there are only four ingredients in this easy sausage balls recipe. Cheesy and spicy, these golden morsels are a fun novelty at a breakfast or brunch. [5]


 


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