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Breakfast Ideas: Tips And Recipes to Help You Upgrade Your Morning

Breakfast Ideas: Tips And Recipes to Help You Upgrade Your Morning

Say goodbye to boring breakfast using these pantry items

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Dasom Yang

Dasom Yang

Food Editor at Kitchen Stories

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. A nutritious and delicious one will get you started on the right foot—regardless of whether you prefer it sweet or savory, a quick snack, low-carb or always with eggs. So how do we achieve this, especially when we're squeezed between work, chores, and wanting to get a minute more of beauty sleep? Get inspired and avoid making the same breakfast everyday (or skipping it all together) with these tips and recipe suggestions: from upgrading your classics with a pinch to preparing grab-and-go breakfasts that aren't boring.

Think outside the (cereal) box

We at Kitchen Stories have also been grappling with the breakfast question for a while now. We collected 30 breakfast recipes for every kind of morning, tips on how to make the perfect cup of coffee at home, and selected the 5 most perfect breakfast sandwiches. We managed to bring the café-grade brunch home and decided there are more things to put on your toast than avocados. Our verdict here is clear: There's plenty of room to get creative for your breakfast! How? Look no further than your pantry.

Upgrade your egg classics with a pinch

Herby French omelette

Herby French omelette

While resorting to the fullproof scrambled eggs or perfectly fluffy omelette can be easy and comforting, adding a small step to your trusted routines can take the first bite of your morning to the next level. Try sprinkling a few flakes of herby salt along with dry herbs (for example, our own Fleur de Salty mix) for a burst of flavor to punctuate the fluffy texture.

A small pinch for the big wow!

Fleur de Salty

Fleur de Salty

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vegetarian
Turkish-inspired scrambled eggs

Turkish-inspired scrambled eggs

If you're looking to really spice things up and add dimension to your egg dishes, chili is your answer. Depending on the amount, form (dried, fresh or in oil with crisps) or the kind, you can adjust the level of heat and aroma. But no matter what you choose, a pinch or two will surely awaken your palate and keep you warm and energized, as in these Turkish-inspired scrambled eggs or Thai-style stuffed omelette. If you want to highlight the chili power with other flavors, help yourself to a quick pinch of our Aromen Reichtum spice mix that contains black cumin and coriander.

Maximize your flavor dimension!

Aromen Reichtum

Aromen Reichtum

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You want avocados with that?

vegetarian
Poached eggs on avocado toast

Poached eggs on avocado toast

A drop of zesty lemon is a perfect match to round out the fresh, creamy avocado: If you're short on time or have run out of fresh lemons, you can easily whip up the flavor combination with a dash of our Avocado Dreams mix, made specifically with lemon zest for all dishes containing avocados.

One sprinkle, perfect zest!

Avocado Dreams

Avocado Dreams

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Oatmeal but better

vegan
Spiced quinoa porridge with persimmon

Spiced quinoa porridge with persimmon

Are you more of a warm-bowl-for-breakfast kind of person? Then have a look at this savory oatmeal with jammy eggs: The secret here is to add rice vinegar and miso paste to conjure that complex, umami flavor to liven up your oatmeal and go easy on your digestive system with the help of the fermented products.

If you'd rather go for sweet oatmeal, then spice it up with cinnamon and chai to bring in that comforting aroma: These anti-inflammatory spices will help settle your stomach for the day.

Grab and go: ready-made breakfasts that aren't boring

If you're still unsure how to experiment or really don't have time to tinker in the kitchen in the morning, ready-made breakfast you can prepare the night before and grab on your way out may be your jam.

vegan
Loaded banana and carrot breakfast muffins

Loaded banana and carrot breakfast muffins

Try to pack your baked goods with as much nutrient and flavor as possible, and don't be shy from adding bits of fruit and vegetables. These loaded banana and carrot breakfast muffins are made with chia seeds and sesame seeds for that filling nutrients, and spiced up with cinnamon, turmeric, and nutmeg for that beautiful aroma as well as powerful antioxidants.

Breakfast quiche cups

Breakfast quiche cups

If you'd rather go savory and can't give up on your eggs, take notes from these breakfast quiche cups. Using premade pastry sheets, they are baked in no time, and the layer of melted cheddar will make the idea of skipping breakfast seem absurd.

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Youtiao (Chinese fried dough sticks)

Youtiao (Chinese fried dough sticks)

A simple croissant-and-coffee is more your vibe? Then take inspiration from our recipe developer Xueci's childhood memory and try a different kind of pastry and beverage combo: Dipping the deep-fried Youtiao in soy milk will ensure a soothing start to your day.

Need more inspiration?

Here are some more recipes to upgrade your morning and have a full, delicious start to your day!

Pancake tacos with candied bacon and scrambled eggs

Pancake tacos with candied bacon and scrambled eggs

- Peanut butter French toast
- Çilbir (Turkish-style poached eggs with yogurt)
- Smashed pea toast with feta
- Black sesame milk buns
- Easy bacon sandwich

Chocolate waffles with tahini cream

Chocolate waffles with tahini cream

What are your favorite ways to spice up your breakfast routine? Tell us in the comments!

Published on June 12, 2023

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