During the week I keep breakfast simple; by making oatmeal; something I can throw together quickly. But on the weekend, I like to go all out. Either Saturday or Sunday, I like to prepare something a bit more special. If you’re like me, here are some weekend breakfast ideas that’ll get everyone out of bed.
Elevate your breakfast with Kelly Gonnelly’s (Fort Plain, NY) Honey Blueberry Stuffed French Toast.
“I created this recipe using the flavors of blueberry and honey,” says Kelly. “The mascarpone cheese adds great texture to the inside of each slice.”
Kelly coats French toast in a honey nut cereal that adds tons of flavor and texture to the outside. Once fried, the outside is slightly crisp.
Then, mascarpone cheese and blueberries are combined to create a smooth and semi-sweet filling. If you’re unfamiliar with mascarpone, it has a similar texture to cream cheese. Except it’s made with cream rather than whole milk so it’s much richer and creamier.
All the flavors are balanced and create the most amazing French toast. Don’t like blueberries? You can make this stuffed French toast with other types of fruit too!
“Two of my favorite meals are eggs Benedict (of all types) and Reuben sandwiches,” reveals Jessica Caruso (Charleston, SC). “I had leftover rolls and Reuben ingredients, so this was an awesome twist and great use of the leftovers!”
With St. Patrick’s Day next month, Jessica’s Reuben Eggs Benedict On Pretzel Buns would be a great way to use extra corned beef. If you love a Reuben sandwich, you’ll enjoy this decadent breakfast.
The base is a salty pretzel bun. Classic ingredients of sauerkraut, corned beef, and Swiss cheese are layered on top. Top it off with an over-easy egg and a drizzle of Thousand Island dressing, and you have a hearty breakfast.
It doesn’t matter how old you get. Put a stack of Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes in front of anyone, and you’re guaranteed to see a smile. Josephine Quick (Indianapolis, IN) shared her homemade recipe that’s always a favorite in my house.
“You can add blueberries, apples, peaches, etc.,” shares Josephine. “Whatever you have a taste for, I have tried them all.”
You’ll find yourself creating reasons why you must start the day with these thick, fluffy, and delicious pancakes.
They are tender and have just the right amount of chocolate chips. The chips melt and are chocolate perfection. Once stacked, I love to top them with whipped cream, extra chocolate chips, and maple syrup.
Sylvia Carroll (Blue Ridge, GA) shared a recipe for Norwegian Pancakes that are similar to rolled crepes. A delicious option if you want pancakes, but also want to try something new.
“They were one of my favorite meals growing up,” Sylvia reminisces. “As a child, these were either sprinkled with sugar or syrup and rolled up. Then sliced and eaten.”
These have a texture similar to a crepe. They’re made with more eggs, though, which makes them more pliable to work with and, when cooked, easy to roll.
Lightly sweet, I dusted them with powdered sugar and syrup when serving.
Sylvia shared that her children like to fill them with cream cheese and dip them in syrup. So, of course, I tried that. Her kids have good taste… these Norwegian pancakes are delicious that way too.
If waffles are a favorite in your family, Chelsea Hollow’s (San Francisco, CA) Giddo’s Dream Waffles are fantastic.
Chelsea named the recipe after a dream she had about her grandfather, Giddo.
“My grandfather, who passed away when I was six years old, was standing right in front of me, statuesque as ever,” explains Chelsea. “His eyes sparkled with his smile and, with his huge calloused hands, he gave me a tattered and folded piece of paper. I opened the paper and saw this recipe for waffles.”
When Chelsea awoke, she immediately wrote down the recipe. These waffles are different from any I’ve made before because of two ingredients.
I thought champagne would make them different, which it did, but the creme fraiche makes the waffles stand out. It’s similar to adding buttermilk to make waffles but gives them a bit more tang.
Out of the waffle iron, they’re light and airy inside while very crisp outside.
It’s fun to prepare a breakfast everyone will look forward to and these weekend breakfast ideas are delicious choices. Happy Pinching!