How To Cook Breakfast With These Recipes
Do you love to cook breakfast for your family as much as I do? There is something really awesome about cooking a meal together as a family. Now that’s it’s down to just Mark and me at home, breakfast is a whole lot different than when we had a house full of family or friends when we would cook breakfast for a large group. I learned from my daughter and son-in-law to bake bacon in a 9″ by 13′” pan instead of the cookie sheet idea. It’s a lot easier and less splatter from the grease. I do buy thick center cut bacon from Costco, it’s my favorite.
If you stock your pantry with the basics like flour, baking soda, baking powder, honey, salt, vanilla, maple syrup, oil, etc. you can make so many recipes. Here is my post showing you the basics of what you need in your pantry. Linda’s Pantry Ideas
If you look at my pantry idea article you will see the items I like to store so I can make pancakes, biscuits, bread, waffles, crackers, pasta, cookies, crepes, tortillas, muffins, and so much more. Here’s the deal, if you have those few items you can make so many meals that will fill the belly. You can add meat, beans, fruits, and vegetables and you are set for feeding your family after a disaster, a job loss, or loss of income for some reason. You will not need to depend on anyone but yourself. What a sense of peace that will give you.
If you know how to make some of these recipes, please teach others so they can learn to be self-reliant too. If we have a disaster, food will become scarce. No, I’m not trying to scare you, I just want to teach the world to be prepared for the unexpected.
Cook Breakfast Together
I love setting the table with family, pouring the water or juice in the glasses, folding napkins, you name it, I love it! We all work as a team right down to the youngest grandchild. I truly love it!
1. Puffy Popeye Pancake
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 cup butter (melted)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees and grease a 9-inch by 13-inch pan, or a 12 cupcake or muffin tin pan. Combine the ingredients in a blender and quickly pour into pans desired and bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly browned and puffy.
2. Waffles by Linda
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1 cup flour or 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
I dump everything into a bowl and use a whisk to combine the ingredients. Preheat your waffle iron and grease it so the waffles will not stick. I use a 1/2 cup scoop and pour the batter into the waffle iron and cook until lightly brown. This recipe makes about 8 waffles. I store my hot waffles in a tortilla maker to keep them warm until the family gobbles them up.
3. Linda’s Whole Wheat Ebelskivers
- 1-1/2 cups freshly ground whole wheat flour (white bread flour works well too)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon dough enhancer (optional)
- Dash of salt
- Freshly ground nutmeg using a Microplane or out of a jar to taste
- Whisk the following:
- 1 cup buttermilk (I used the dry food storage type and reconstituted with water as directed)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
After whisking, add the dry ingredients. Heat the Ebelskiver Pan. I use vegetable spray instead of putting 1 teaspoon of oil in each Ebelskiver hole. Heat the pan until very hot. I use a toothpick to flip mine. I will cook both sides and then cook them on their side. Here's my post showing how to cook them.
Here’s my post showing how to cook them. Ebelskivers by Linda
4. Crepes by Linda
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons of oil
- 3 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1-1/2 cups milk
Combine the ingredients in a blender or large bowl and use a whisk. Preheat and grease a griddle or crepe maker and put about 1/4 cup of batter, depending on what size pan you are using, onto the hot pan. Spread the batter with a crepe tool and use a silicone spatula to flip the crepes, once you can see the edges are starting to brown. Cook the other side until slightly brown. I use a tortilla warmer to keep these warm.
Chunky Monkey Pancakes:
- 2 cups freshly ground hard white wheat flour or white enriched bread flour
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 4 teaspoons honey
- 4 eggs
- 2-1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup oil
- Sliced bananas
- Mini chocolate chips *use amount as desired (I sprinkle just a few on each pancake)
I place all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk it until blended. It will be a medium thick batter or add more milk until you reach your preferred thickness. I use approximately 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake and cook each side until golden brown. Serve with maple syrup or caramel sauce.
I hope my recipes help you cook breakfast with your family or friends, life is good when you sit around a table and enjoy one another. May God bless you to stay healthy and safe this year. Thanks again for being prepared for the unexpected, we need to be diligent in our food and water storage.
My Favorite Things:
These are some of the items you can use if we have a grid down. Be sure and store fuel accordingly.
Crepes: AdobeStock_90723113 by little hand stocks
Ebelskivers: AdobeStock_60622989 by Brent Hofacker
Crepes with Nutella: AdobeStock_65037409 by themalni
Waffles: AdobeStock_105848473 by VM 2002
25 thoughts on “How To Cook Breakfast With These Recipes”
YUM! Everything looks wonderful! I really want to try the ebelskivers – do you think I could use my egg poacher with 6 hole non-stick wells? My guess is they probably won’t brown? Thanks Linda for your awesome articles! Mary
Hi Mary, how deep are the egg poacher holes. I just measured mine and the “cups” are 3/4-inch deep and just under 2-inches wide. I have never used an egg poacher pan, but if it looks like the one in the picture it should work, possible. Good luck, I love these! Linda
Linda – yes the holes are about the same size, but you put water in the pan and then the steam is what cooks the eggs. I’m on the lookout for an ebelskiver pan – they would be perfect my daughter’s baby shower brunch! Mary
Hi, Mary, oh ebelskivers are so fun! They are so delicious and unique! I hope you find a pan!!! Linda
Hello Linda. I don’t know if you live near a Value Village but cast iron ones turn up there on a regular basis. I picked up one that was like new and only paid $3.
Sorry, meant to say Mary, not Linda.
Thanks for sharing Olga. Linda
Ummm….I’m not trying to rain on your parade, but it seems like a lot of these recipes require the use of an oven. Since “Food Storage Mom” suggests “SHTF”, and “SHTF” implies “Grid Down” , i.e. both electricity and gas, how are we gonna bake without an oven?
Please don’t say “just use a camp oven”. I tried baking in Coleman’s propane camp oven and it was a huge failure (in fact, Coleman doesn’t offer a “Camp Oven” any more). There is no regulator like you have on a regular gas or electric kitchen oven to set the temperature. And because the Camp Oven is so small, whenever you open up the door you lose all the heat and hence, your timing is way off.
Dutch oven, perhaps?
I’m sure Linda will get back to you, but I wanted to let you know I made the popeye pancakes in my solar oven a couple of years ago and they turned out perfect. It’s great to be able to make something like that camping. I have a stove top cast iron waffle oven that works as well on a grill over a camp fire as it does on the stove. You might want to check into that. A cast iron eberskiver pan works well on the campfire grill, as well.
Hi Mare, I have been looking at a cast iron waffle iron, I love waffles! I know my mom had a cast iron ebelskiver pan. Great tip! Linda
I got my waffle iron in a second hand store for $5.00! The girl that owned the store didn’t even know what it was until I told her. I actually have an electric waffle iron, but I use the cast iron more often. It’s a 6-inch iron, so they are kind of small, but they sure turn out nice.
Hi Mare, I think I will go check out the thrift store in Hurricane, they may have one. Thanks, Linda $5.00 YAY!
We used a camp oven for many, many years and we baked all kinds of things in it. We used it on Coleman stoves, propane stoves, and a Kerosene stove. Haven’t used it on a charcoal grill or propane grill but wouldn’t be surprised if they also work. Our favorite was lasagna. Several companies still sell these and they are in use all over the world. Ours is made by “Butterfly”. Look them up. We have one now that we purchased a couple of years ago. There is a built in thermometer to use to regulate temperature. Practice a little and you will get the hang of it.
Hi, John, I have got to look up the “Butterfly”, I love new tips and ideas. Thanks for the great comment, Linda
We purchased the oven and a kerosene stove from St Paul Mercantile.
Link is: stpaulmercantile.com
The kerosene stove is small and portable. We purchased it with legs. It can be used inside for cooking, such as a kerosene heater can be used inside to heat. Cute little stove. Works well.
So if the power goes out, we can cook and bake inside (or outside) our kitchen.
John, thanks for the links, they are not secure sites and they will compromise my website. They do not have the https “s”. I will fix them and people will have to cut and paste them. Thanks Linda
I tried to reply these just to your email so you could edit and post as you wished but your email address would not accept my email. Thanks
Hi John, I’m sorry about that, not sure why it wouldn’t send the email to me. I left the name of the company and I looked up the products you talked about. I wish they had a secure site then I can put the links in, they need to buy an SSL certificate and pay someone to make their site a “Secure” site. I have two sponsors that have yet to make their site “Secure” with the https. It costs money, and some do not understand how it will hurt our sites. Therefore, I cannot put their links in my posts. Linda
Hi The Wiseman, well, I have several ways I can bake them or use a griddle. I have a Sun Oven, A Camp Chef Stove/oven combination (it has a griddle), I have a Volcano stove, several Dutch ovens, I can bake or cook anything. I have options with or without fuel. I have never used a Coleman Camp Oven, I can only talk about the one I use to teach people how to survive at my classes. Anyone can use a Dutch oven to make meals, it takes very little fuel, I store the charcoal or lump coal in airtight containers and it will last forever. Linda
I’d never had popeye pancakes before you introduced them to me. I just love them, now. They are like a cross between a pancake and a popover. Besides having them with butter and syrup, I like to split them open and stuff them with sausage gravy. I even use them as a side bread for things like stew and gumbo.
I’ve made the chunky monkey pancakes several times, as well. I like to heat up some peanut butter with syrup and use that to top them, then top everything with the bananas. The peanut butter is really good with the chops and bananas. *G* Have a great day, my friend! Big hugs, Mare
OH, Mare, I always learn some new things from you! I’m all over that peanut butter in the syrup and of course the sausage gravy! OH MY GOSH, I love these ideas! Have a great day my friend! Hugs, Linda
How bout folding reflector oven sitting beside a campfire. First used when a scout 60 some years ago. Taught my grandson to cook with it when he was 7. Will be 23 in May he and I camp several times a year and he can bake up some fine biscuits and cinnamon rolls! Lighter to carry than a Dutch oven and with enough fire a little faster as with everything practice practice practice john
Hi, John, I LOVE your comment! We can always use new ideas that we have never used. My mouth is watering for those cinnamon rolls, by the way! It’s so wonderful you taught your grandson how to cook outside when he was 7. Having grandkids is the best gift ever, right? I have 17 grandchildren and enjoy every moment with them. Good job! Linda
Breakfast is my favorite meal to have for supper. Nothing like it as the final meal of the day.
Hi, Roland, I grew up having breakfast for dinner! I love you comment, it reminds us all these recipes can be used any time of the day! Thank you! Linda