Three breakfast staples from scratch
Homemade is simpler than you think!
Making your favourite breakfast staples at home is easier than you think! We’ve got the right recipes to make it easy for you to get your hands in the flour and make breakfast from scratch. These recipes are great to make in advance—you don’t even have to think in the morning, the components of your breakfast will be ready to go as soon as you roll out of bed.
You likely think of cereal when you imagine a quintessential breakfast item—but you probably don’t think twice about making it yourself when there’s heaps of choice on the grocery store shelves. These homemade bran flakes are surprisingly easy, and you’re in control of the mix-ins you want to add. Try raisins, dried fruit or nuts and seeds for an extra crunch. Wheat bran is an excellent source of insoluble fibre, so you’ll be getting a gut-healthy, no sugar added, toasty crunch with this one.
Bagels are a great base for all your favourite spreads and toppings. You’ll have no problem making your own bagels from scratch—these are only five ingredients, take less than an hour to make and you’ll know exactly what’s going in them. Toast and top with your favourite combo: smashed avocado and everything bagel seasoning, peanut butter and jelly, or spice it up with cream cheese, smoked salmon and capers for a creamy-salty kick.
Skip the drive-thru and make your own breakfast sandwiches with homemade English muffins! We promise the work will be well worth it when you have a toasty yet fluffy English muffin to pair with your egg and cheese sandwich. Did you know that eggs are one of nature’s most nutrient-dense foods? With all essential amino acids and six grams of protein per egg, you can be sure you’re giving your body the fuel it needs to tackle the day! Learn more about egg nutrition from our friends at Egg Farmers of Alberta. Make ahead hack: you can freeze these English muffins for up to three months—just thaw overnight in the fridge and toast when you’re ready to eat, and you’re set to make breakfast in a jiffy.
Are you ready to get your hands in the flour and make your breakfast staples from scratch? Let us know any of your other favourite homemade breakfasts with wheat in the comments or tag us on Instagram at @LifesSimpleIngredient.