Breaking is without doubt one of the most important meals in a day. Its benefits extend throughout the day. Eating a good breakfast will not only help you start your day with a lot of energy, but it will also help you go through the day without feeling tired or sickly. Apart from heating up your metabolism to burn more calories, this first meal of the day is going to ensure that your metabolism is working at a higher rate as you tackle the activities of the day. You should never skip it because you will not be doing any good to yourself at all. Other benefits that you are going to get from eating breakfast include increased ability to use your brain and ability to eat more food as the day goes by. There are some people who skip breakfast more often with the notion that it is very hectic and time consuming to prepare. Well, that does not have to be the case because breakfast recipes that you can prepare very fast using a toaster oven. You can also prepare breakfast using a slow cooker the day before and then just eat as you go the following morning. 

The following are some of the easiest breakfast foods that you can cook using your toaster oven if you have a busy schedule. Find best toaster oven here.

1. Bacon and Egg Toaster Cups

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  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 strips of bacon
  • Salt and pepper

How to Prepare:

  1. First, you will need to take a muffin pan and then oil it.
  2. After that, you will need to cook the bacon for about two to three minutes in a pan. When it is almost crispy, set it aside on a plate and allow it to cool.
  3. The next thing you will need to do is remove crust from the bread and then break the slices in half. Take each broken half and then press into the muffin tray.
  4. Put the bacon inside the muffin tins in circular shape while making sure that they are taking circular shapes. 
  5. Take the eggs and crack each one of them in a separate tin.
  6. Season the eggs with salt and pepper and bake them in a toaster oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. You should bake eggs for about twenty minutes or until egg whites are set.

2. Hot Chocolate Cookies

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  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 12 minutes
  • Servings: 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of good hot chocolate mix 
  • 2 sticks of butter (softened)
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1 cup of marshmallows

How to Prepare:

  1. First and foremost, you will need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. After that, take the marshmallows, put them on a sheet of tin foil and toast them in toaster oven. Be sure to watch the marshmallows keenly when they are being toasted like the toasted marshmallow drink from Dutch Bros coffee menu that you all enjoy.
  3. The next thing you will need to do is combine the flour, salt, hot chocolate mix and baking soda in a bowl. In a bigger bowl, cream together the butter and the 2 types of sugar.
  4. Add eggs into the bowl one at a time and then add vanilla. Beat the components of the bowl well to mix.
  5. After that, you will need to mix flour and hot chocolate mixture with the sugar and butter mixture. 
  6. Slowly add the flour and hot chocolate mixture to the butter and sugar mixture. You should mix them until they are properly combined and then mix in the toasted marshmallows and chocolate chips.
  7. Next, you will need to drop 2 tablespoons of cookie dough onto the cookie sheets and then allow them to bake for nine to twelve minutes.
  8. After that, remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool for some minutes before serving. 

You can cook the following slow cooker recipes overnight and enjoy eating them in the next morning for breakfast. Check out the recommended slow cooker list.

3. Quinoa Breakfast Casserole with Tomato and Spinach

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of quinoa (rinsed well and not cooked)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of frozen cut leaf spinach
  • 1/8 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/4 cup of shredded cheese 
  • 3/4 cup of grape tomatoes (halved)
  • 1/4 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese

How to Prepare:

  1. Put the 6 eggs is a large mixing bowl and whisk them until beaten. After that, add milk, quinoa, pepper and salt and then whisk until they are properly combined.
  2. Next, you will need to gently mix into mixture you just made tomatoes, spinach, and half cup of shredded cheese
  3. Take nonstick spray and then spray crock well with it. After doing that, add the egg and quinoa mixture to the crock and then top it with Parmesan cheese
  4. Cover the food and allow it to cook on high or about two to four hours. After this, the eggs should be set and their edges should be lightly browned

4. Chocolate Chip French toast

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Ingredients:

  • 1 (1 pound) loaf of French bread (cut into cubes)
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

How to Prepare:

  1. Coat the bottom and side of crock pot insert lightly with cooking spray and then put the cubes of bread into the bottom of the pot evenly.
  2. Combine the eggs, milk, vanilla, sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl and then whisk them until they are well combined. 
  3. After that, take the egg mixture and then pour it over the cubed bread and then toss to coat.
  4. Cover the mixture and then refrigerate it overnight.
  5. Take the chocolate chips and spread them evenly over the top and then cook on the low setting for four hours.

5. Creamy Homemade Yogurt

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 gallon of organic milk
  • 6 Oz of plain organic yogurt with live cultures
  • 3 teaspoons of grass-fed gelatin
  • Optional Ingredients for Vanilla Flavoring
  • 1/2 cup of pure maple syrup or honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract

How to Prepare:

  1. Pout the golden milk in a crock pot and cook it for three hours on the low setting. The mixture should reach a temperature of between 150 degrees Fahrenheit and 175 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Ladle 1 cup of the heated milk into a bowl and then add gelatin one teaspoon at constantly whisking to prevent clumps from forming. 
  3. Take the milk-gelatin mixture back to the crock pot and then whisk it properly 
  4. Turn the crock pot off and then allow the milk to sit for about two to three hours or until the mixture is somewhere around 110 degrees.
  5. Ladle 1 cup of milk to a small bowl and then whisk in the yogurt starter. You will need to add this mixture back to the crock pot and then stir it gently.
  6. Use a large blanket or towels to cover the entire crock pot while making sure that it is still turned off and then allow it to incubate for about eight to 12 hours. 

5: Remove about 6 Oz of plain yogurt and then reserve it as a starter for the next batch. You can add vanilla if you desire. The yogurt will continue firming up once you refrigerate it and can be kept for a number of weeks.

Conclusion

Eating hearty breakfast will improve your overall nutrition, regulate cholesterol, and reduce the risk of heart disease and so on. The above mentioned toaster oven and slow cooker breakfast recipes are just some of the easy breakfast meals you can prepare. Just make sure that whatever recipe you choose features a perfect combination of nutrients that will help you start your morning on a higher note.

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