6 Breakfast Ideas I Recommend

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Today, I want to share some breakfast ideas, it’s part of my canned food series. Yes, these are boxes, but we need some easy-to-make meals. I love cooking from scratch, but I wanted to see what was available at the grocery store for breakfast besides scrambled eggs and bacon.

With the price of bacon, most of us have cut way back on it anyway, right? As I walked up and down the aisles, I saw several boxes that looked great to me. Please remember to take your kids and grandkids to the store and have them choose the boxes they would like to eat after helping you make them.

These are so easy. I had forgotten how nice it is to have a box of muffins to make at the last minute! I have to tell you, these muffins are so good! I will still make muffins and quick bread from scratch, but these are so nice to have as backups. Muffin Mix Sampler Package 

6 Breakfast Ideas I Recommend

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Breakfast Ideas I Recommend

I’m just giving you the heads up here, I didn’t type in all the ingredients of each of these boxes. Please inspect the ones you find at your local grocery store and decide which ones, if any, would work for you. The shelf life listed is based on the “best used by” date on the package when I purchased them this week.

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I did see some gluten-free varieties, but opted not to buy those. Readers who need to watch for gluten in recipes could purchase the gluten-free options as needed.

1. Cracker Barrel® Buttermilk Baking & Pancake Mix

  • Just add the mix, milk, and an egg for pancakes. Biscuits, combine mix and milk to make them.
  • Shelf-Life: September 2023

I also buy the Krusteaz® brand pancake mix at Costco. It makes the fluffiest waffles and pancakes. The nice thing about the Costco option is you only have to add water. I keep a few packages in my refrigerator.

2. Betty Crocker™ Cinnamon Streusel Muffin & Quick Bread Mix

  • All you need is the mix, water, eggs, and vegetable oil for muffins or the quick bread.
  • Shelf-Life: April 2023

I love muffins and quick bread and these cinnamon streusel muffins were easy to make and tasted like they were homemade.

3. Krusteaz® Cranberry Orange Muffin Mix

  • Combine the mix with water, vegetable oil, and eggs to make these muffins.
  • Shelf-Life: August 2023

It’s awesome to have a variety of muffin mixes to make at the last minute. These are really good with scrambled eggs and salads.

4. Betty Crocker™ Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin & Quick Bread Mix

  • Combine the mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs to make muffins and some quick bread.
  • Shelf-Life: February 2023

This box was the first one I baked. Everyone really enjoyed them. The lemon glaze was a hit for sure.

5. Pillsbury™ Banana Quick Bread & Muffin Mix

  • Combine the mix with water, vegetable oil, and eggs to make the quick bread or muffins.
  • Shelf-Life: July 2023
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My family loves banana bread and banana muffins. I bake them from scratch all the time, but these taste awesome and are so easy to throw together and bake. I love these easy-to-make mixes!

6. Lehi Mills™ Blueberry Muffin Mix

  • Mix contents with water, vegetable oil, and eggs to make the muffins.
  • Shelf-Life: September 2023

Who loves blueberry muffins? My whole family does, and this company originated right here in Lehi, Utah. It’s the same company where I buy my hard white wheat. Lehi Mills in Utah

Final Word

I hope you have enjoyed my canned/boxed series as much as I have writing it. Let me know what other breakfast items you have picked out before. I love cooking from scratch, but sometimes we need something in a hurry, and particularly after a disaster or emergency these will work really well. May God Bless this world, Linda

15 thoughts on “6 Breakfast Ideas I Recommend

  • June 15, 2022 at 7:23 am
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    Hi Linda! My family also likes the Hungry Jack pancake mix that you just add water to. Hungry Jack also has a pancake mix where you add eggs and milk I believe, so read the label! These mixes are nice to have and although I do prefer cooking from scratch, mixes are a real time-saver.

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    • June 15, 2022 at 7:40 am
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      Hi Paula, oh I love the packages where you only add water! It was so fun to walk up and down the aisle and look at the packages and boxes of mixes. I decided on boxes because they would stand up on my pantry shelf. I can’t remember the last time I bought anything in a box because I enjoy cooking from scratch, as well. BUT, I do buy cake mixes and add LOTS of stuff to them. LOL! This was really fun to choose some breakfast ideas that I would love to make at the last minute or after a disaster. If they are on sale, it’s even better. Could I make my own mixes? Sure, but I want a few convenience boxes! Life is good when you have a pantry filled with various items. Linda

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  • June 15, 2022 at 7:44 am
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    Good Morning Linda. I’ve fallen in love with Kodiak Cakes pancake/waffle mix. It’s a little on the pricy side, but, in my opinion, is well worth it. All you add is water. So simple! I normally buy the Cinnamon Oat one but they have several to choose from.

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    • June 15, 2022 at 10:19 am
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      HI Pam, I will have to look for those. I only went to Walmart and they don’t always carry my favorite things. I have tried Kodiak Cakes pancake/waffle mix, they are super good! I mean really good!! LOL! Thanks for the great reminder!!! Love those, Linda

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  • June 15, 2022 at 9:44 am
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    We use Pearl Milling Company pancake mix you have to add an egg, milk and oil to.

    But since we have chickens, eggs feature prominently in our breakfasts, as does biscuits and gravy, creamed chipped beef on toast, cream of wheat, and oatmeal.

    Love those Martha White Blueberry muffins too, esp when we add fresh blueberries.

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    • June 15, 2022 at 10:25 am
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      HI Ray, well, everything you typed, I LOVE! I have not had Cream of Wheat for years, I grew up on that one. I will look for the Pearl Milling Company pancake mix, I have not tried that one. I could have cream-chipped beef on toast every single day. You will love this, Ray, my friend and I went to every restaurant in St. George, Utah to rate the best biscuits and gravy. We went every day for a week as I remember. That town has limited restaurants as you may know. The best one in our opinion was Black Bear Diner! It’s a chain of restaurants!! Linda

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    • June 15, 2022 at 2:50 pm
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      Ray, Yes eggs, toast, eggs / cream of wheat .. Home canned sausage patties., creamed meat of all kinds with biscuits…all are viable options… as is green chili over eggs… .. rarely have french toast, pancakes or waffles..dry cereals are snack foods only . honey nut cheerios..These last ruin in the pantry.

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  • June 15, 2022 at 11:40 am
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    Linda, thank you for these ideas on quick and easy mixes to have on hand. I noted that they all use eggs and for that I recommend also storing OvaEasy egg crystals. I use the small packages and even enjoy them in a good scramble with lots of veggies from the garden in the morning. Best egg product for storage in my opinion. As for Kodiak Cakes, from Park City, UT, I recommend trying the Dark Chocolate Power Cakes – Flapjack & Waffle mix with 14 g protein. You can make these for desert with ice cream on top!!! Ummm good. Flapjacks take water and Waffles take water and 1 Tbsp oil. I purchased in Walmart. Another breakfast idea that you covered in canned meats and comments was corned beef hash; I like to make that with eggs and toast every so often. I also freeze extra pancakes for a quick breakfast when there is no time for cooking. I have cream of wheat about 2 times a week with a protein source.

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    • June 15, 2022 at 3:45 pm
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      Hi Carol, Oh boy, does that sound good, dark chocolate power cakes!! I love OvaEasy eggs, they are the only ones I can recommend for eating anyway. They are real eggs. Love them!! It’s so fun to see all the breakfast ideas from everyone! I love it! Linda

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  • June 15, 2022 at 12:01 pm
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    I, too, love the Kodiak pancake/waffle mix! It’s whole grain and if purchased at Sam’s Club, comes in a very large box for about $12. Walmart carries much smaller boxes of the same thing. I’ve noticed that Costco has been carrying it too. I used to get just the Kodiak Flapjack/Waffle box but now it only seems to come in “power cakes.” I haven’t figured out what the difference is, tho…too busy. It can be purchased directly from Kodiak in Park City but I don’t know the shipping costs. I recently purchased the Cracker Barrel brand just to try it out but haven’t had time yet. Being diabetic, I have to stay away from stuff that’s too sweet/sugar’d, etc. Kodiak doesn’t adversely react with me.

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    • June 15, 2022 at 3:51 pm
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      Hi Robbie, what??? Is Kodiak in Park City??? Oh my gosh, I did not know that! Thank you! Good to know about Kodiak is better for you! Linda
      It sounds like the “Power Cakes” by Kodiak are made from 100% whole grains, and non-GMO ingredients, and are packed with 14g of protein per serving!

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      • June 15, 2022 at 4:06 pm
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        Yup, they’re in Park City. I don’t know if they have a “store” per se where you can shop but they have a whole boat-load of products online! I don’t care for oatmeal but my family does and the grandson loves the Kodiak instant oatmeal, strawberry flavor, to be exact. Being Norwegian, as you are, I grew up with cream of wheat w/milk, brown sugar and butter…mmmmm. You should check out their site. Walmart carries alot of the muffins, brownies, oatmeal, etc. in their store but I’m always amazed at what they actually have.

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        • June 15, 2022 at 6:30 pm
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          Hi Robbie, oh my gosh, I will check the next time I go to the grocery store!! Yummy! Linda

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  • June 22, 2022 at 11:16 pm
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    If you have an Aldi near you, it would be worth it for a trip to save on breakfast ingredients. Pick up some canned veggies, soups and meals also.

    Aldi’s has a fabulous double chocolate chip muffin mix. They have other muffin mixes that are as good as the brand names for a much lower price.

    We love the Kodiak Kakes pancake and waffle mix. We discovered it about 8 years ago when we visited MIL, BIL and SIL in Alaska. We managed to bring one box home with us, which called for some extremely creative packing. I was happy when we finally found it locally, just in time to realize it cost far more than the brands we had been buying.

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    • June 23, 2022 at 5:58 am
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      HI Topaz, I have heard about Aldi’s and the good buys. We do not have one in Utah. I will have to check out their prices here. I’m glad to hear they taste yummy! Linda

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