Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so you
don't want to skip it as a way of saving money. And while cereal might
be your go-to breakfast of choice, it can get a little boring and start
to add up. If you're looking for budget-friendly breakfast ideas, then
try these tips. It's sure to give a little spice to your life while also
saving you money.
This is a great thing to make in bulk (which saves you even more) and
freeze for a quick on the go breakfast. There's such a variety of
things you can get when it comes to muffins. You can make bran muffins,
blueberry muffins, chocolate chip muffins, a fruit and veggie muffin, or
a nice pumpkin muffin.
Making oatmeal can literally cost pennies. And with different
toppings you can really change it up - from cinnamon and apples to
blueberries. Or try peaches and milk or some frozen berries. Make it
more appealing for the kids by dressing it up with some chocolate chips
or fruit sprinkled on top. Make sure it's a texture the kids will like.
If your child likes a mushy cereal then he'll like the oats fully
cooked. For more of a crunch, cook it a little less and cool it down
with some milk.
Okay, we know making eggs every morning can be a pain. While they are
relatively quick to cook, there's all the hassle of dirtied pans. But
make an egg bake over the weekend and freeze it and you have a great
inexpensive breakfast in the morning. Scramble some eggs with spinach or
peppers and onions or even some ham and bake it in the oven till set
and you have a perfect yummy egg bake all week long.
Okay, another not so great one for the week maybe, but if you have a
loaf of bread that is starting to go hard, then this is a good time to
make some French toast. With just eggs, milk, and bread, you can't get
much cheaper than that. You can top with some fruit or add a little
cinnamon to the egg and milk mixture.
Make your own granola and it will be much cheaper. Then mix it with a
little yogurt or fruit. Just combine rolled oats, oil, honey, vanilla,
and a little brown sugar. Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet and
bake for 30 minutes on 350 degrees F. Stir frequently to ensure even
baking. It will be golden brown when it's done.
These can be inexpensive to make because you can toss just about
anything into them. Got some berries that are getting a little soft?
Toss them into a smoothie. Keep some plain yogurt in your fridge to
thicken up those smoothies.
Peanut Butter Toast
This is a filling, quick, and easy breakfast. Just add some fruit
(bananas and peanut butter are delicious, by the way) and you have a
So the next time you are looking for an inexpensive breakfast idea,
don't reach for the cereal. Try one of these; you won't be disappointed.
Do you have any other inexpensive breakfast ideas to add to this list?