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