Sweet and Savory Toddler Breakfasts to Make in Advance
I've been super into making batches of food in advance lately so I don't spend my entire life cooking and washing dishes. I spend an hour on Sundays making breakfasts for the entire week (and often some to freeze) and then I can actually enjoy my mornings rather than adding to the chaos. Here are two recipes that I've found to be great hits with the toddler set:
Black Cherry, Apple and Carrot Muffins
1 1/4 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 c brown sugar
1/4 c canola oil
1 c chopped apple
1/2 c shredded carrot
1/2 c fresh cherries or thawed frozen cherries
1/3 cup slivered almonds
Preheat oven to 350°, line a muffin tin with muffin wrappers. Mix all of the ingredients together, adding a little water if necessary to ensure everything is incorporated. Fill muffin cups 2/3 of the way and bake for around 20 minutes.
Savory Egg, Bacon and Cheese Cups
1 canister Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 c crumbled cooked bacon
1/4 c parmesan cheese
1/2 c coarsely chopped spinach
Preheat oven to 350°. Line a muffin tin with 8 crescent rolls. I usually just flatten them a little so they will form a cup inside of the tin. Mix all of the other ingredients well and divide between the 8 rolls, try not to let it overflow. Fold the excess dough over the top of the egg mixture and bake for 15-20 minutes. The egg should be cooked completely before pulling out of the oven. The rest of the week allow yourself to sip coffee, take a leisurely shower, do a crossword puzzle, enjoy!
Do you have any recipes for meals you can make in advance?