3 Affordable Back to School Egg Breakfast Recipes

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the American Egg Board.

Last week we started our 10 Day American Egg Board Egg Breakfast Challenge. Now that we’re starting the first week of school I’m feeling very prepared for the one meal of the day that has to be ready and eaten in the few minutes before the kids run off to the bus stop. During the challenge I realized that eggs are a convenient breakfast choice for busy mornings because they can easily be microwaved, baked ahead, scrambled or even hard-boiled for a quick grab-and-go option. Every recipe we tried was cooked in less than 5 minutes and it’s easy to sneak in extra protein and vegetables.

With the rising cost of public school lunches, I was also happy to find that making breakfast at home is affordable! At an average retail cost of 15 cents apiece, eggs are one of the most affordable sources of high quality protein per serving.

On Day 5 of our breakfast challenge we tried the Incredible Edible Egg 1 Minute Sausage & Cheese Omelet recipe. This was a huge hit for both of my daughters who love sausage. When you used pre-cooked sausage crumbles, either store bought or made ahead yourself, this becomes an incredibly quick breakfast. This breakfast is just $1.99 per serving!

1 Minute Sausage and Cheese Omelet

1-Minute Sausage & Cheese Omelet

Ingredients
1 EGG, beaten
1 Tbsp. milk
2 Tbsp. fully-cooked breakfast sausage crumbles or 1 fully-cooked breakfast sausage link or patty, chopped
2 Tbsp. shredded Cheddar cheese
1 flatbread (6-inch), toasted

Directions
Step 1 BEAT egg and milk in 2-cup cereal bowl until blended. ADD sausage.
Step 2 MICROWAVE on HIGH 30 seconds; push cooked edges toward center. MICROWAVE until egg is almost set, about 15 to 45 seconds longer.
Step 3 SPRINKLE with 1 Tbsp. cheese. FOLD omelet in half; slide onto plate. TOP with remaining cheese. SERVE immediately with toasted flatbread.

On Day 6 we went with a tried and true recipe with a few healthy additions. Basic fried eggs are quick and simple to make in just minutes. You can dress them up with whole grain toast and diced garden tomatoes. It’s a great breakfast to customize for kids whether they like their eggs over-easy or over-hard.

Back to School Breakfast Basic Fried Egg Over Toast with Tomatoes

Basic Fried Eggs

Ingredients
1 TBS Butter
2 to 4 EGGS
Salt and pepper
Optional: toast and diced tomatoes

Directions
Step 1 For Over-Easy or Over-Hard Eggs: HEAT 2 tsp. butter in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot.
Step 2 BREAK eggs and SLIP into pan, 1 at a time. IMMEDIATELY reduce heat to low.
Step 3 COOK SLOWLY until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard, 5 to 6 minutes. SLIDE turner under each egg and carefully FLIP it over in pan. COOK second side to desired doneness. SPRINKLE with salt and pepper. SERVE immediately.

On Day 7 we chose a fun fried egg recipe with a twist. Toad-in-the-Hole is a fun way to cook eggs that will keep them interesting for kids. It takes a little longer than the other egg recipes I tried but it’s worth those extra few minutes and a perfect way to end the school week.

Toad in the Hole 10 Minute Egg Breakfast

Toad-in-the-Hole

Ingredients
2 slices white OR whole wheat bread
2 tsp. olive oil
2 EGGS
Salt and pepper

Directions
Step 1 CUT OUT center of each bread slice, using a 2-1/2 to 3-inch heart, round or other shape cutter; reserve cut-outs. COAT large nonstick skillet lightly with oil.
Step 2 TOAST bread slices and cut-outs on one side in skillet over medium-low heat until golden, about 5 minutes. TURN bread pieces over.
Step 3 BREAK AND SLIP an egg into center of each bread slice. COVER pan and COOK SLOWLY until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard, 5 to 6 minutes. SEASON eggs with salt and pepper. SERVE immediately.

Don’t let the unique cooking method scare you. This breakfast is really easy to make. Check out how we did it in the video below.

On days 8 through 10 we remade some of the kids’ favorite egg breakfast recipes from the previous days. Overall, I think I enjoyed this experience as much as my kids did. I know for sure we’re going to start the school year off right with some new breakfast ideas that don’t come out of a box and hopefully they’ll have a successful start!

Eggs provide a number of excellent dietary benefits, can be easily cooked in a variety of ways, and are very cost effective. The American Egg Board highlights the many benefits of eating eggs in addition to providing tips and delicious recipes. For more information, please visit http://IncredibleEgg.org.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the American Egg Board.

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  1. Great choices for back to school breakfast. Love all 3 choices, especially egg in a hole.

  2. Yum! My kids love eggs. I think they would like all of these! I almost always default to scrambled because we love ‘em, but I love all the ingredients in these recipes.

  3. I used to love the egg in the middle of the bread thing. But since I don’t eat bread anymore, it doesn’t have the same effect…;)

    We love eggs. They are seriously one of the MOST perfect food.

  4. Yummy. We love eggs, last year the Toad-in-the-Hole was very popular in our home =)

  5. Toad in a hole is my kid’s favorite. They eat it often. Though my method is a bit different no matter how you make they they are yummy and quick for breakfast

  6. I adore Toad-in-the-hole and used to make it for the kids all the time! these days, my daughter and I are all about making homemade Egg McMuffins – yum! Eggs are so good and versatile!

  7. Those are great recipes. One of our favorite egg recipes is a egg/sausage/cheese burrito. My son loves it and it’s so inexpensive. I want to try the Toad in the hole for myself :)