Tot-Approved Breakfast-for-Dinner Recipes

Serve breakfast for dinner this week.

Without a dreamy nap or a luscious glass of wine, how can a tired, out-of-ideas-for-dinner mama morph into a fun mama? Serve breakfast for dinner! Take it from me: breakfast for dinner is a good change up from the everyday dinner doldrums. Your kids will think you're fun, even a tad devilish. They'll never have to know that these are healthy recipes, too!

Sweet Potato Waffles
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So good, the kids will never know they're eating a sweet potato.

2 cups of white, whole wheat flour (or 1 cup all purpose/1 cup whole wheat)
3 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. nutmeg
1 tbsp. ground flax seed
1 large sweet potato, baked, peeled and pureed
2 cups milk
1/8 cup melted butter
1/8 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 large eggs
3 tbsp. vanilla extract

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ground flax and nutmeg. Set aside. In a separate mixing bowl combine sweet potato, milk, butter, eggs, sugar and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Slowly add dry ingredients to mixing bowl and mix until just combined. The batter will be lumpy. Pour ¼ cup portions of batter onto a heated and sprayed waffle iron. Serve immediately. Or freeze for later, with a piece of parchment paper between each waffle.

Frittata
Piece of Pie and a Dash of DIY

Your kids will gobble this up and want the leftovers for breakfast.

1 package crescent roll dough
10 eggs
½ pound breakfast sausage
5 pieces of bacon
¼ cup milk
1 ½ - 2 cups Colby jack and mozzarella cheese
½ tsp. onion powder
½ tsp. oregano
¼ tsp. garlic powder
Salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9x14 pan with cooking spray. Unroll crescent rolls flat along bottom of pan. Separately, cook sausage and bacon accordingly, draining on a paper towel. Beat eggs, milk, spices and cheese in a bowl. Sprinkle sausage and bacon on top of crescent rolls. Pour egg mixture on top of meat and rolls, making sure it is evenly spread over the entire pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. The recipe makes enough for dinner and leftovers. Zap in the microwave or toaster oven for breakfast.

Kid-Cooked Bacon and Egg Sandwiches

Weekday mornings are too crazy to let younger kids help with breakfast. Breakfast for dinner is a great time to slow down, relax and try some simple family cooking fun.

Eggs
Bacon
Bread
Butter
Lettuce
Tomato
Cheese

Let your kids decide how they like their eggs - scrambled, over easy - then have them help you cook the eggs up. Fry or microwave some bacon. Toast the kids' favorite bread. Spread a little butter on the toasted bread. Let the kids add whatever they like: cheese, lettuce, tomato, etc. Then put it all together in sandwich form and dinner is ready. Dig in!

Content by Kathy Tyrer.
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