This pumpkin bread makes a very festive and delicious fall breakfast or snack. It's moist, soft, slightly sweet and easy to make.
Recipe makes 1 loaf (12 slices). 115 Calories | 3 WW Freestyle Points per slice.
Notes: when measuring flour, don't scoop or dunk the measuring cup into the bag. You will get an over-measure of flour that way which will result in a higher amount of calories, and the loaf may come out a drier than expected. Instead, lightly spoon the flour into the measuring cup. Level off the top of the measuring cup using the back of a knife.
This tasty oatmeal bake will fill you up, and keep you full all morning. I baked this in a single serving ramekin, in the toaster oven. It's a casual week-day breakfast you can make in about 25 minutes.
Nothing revolutionary here. But it beats the drive-through version. I keep this in my breakfast line up because it's a tasty, quick option for busy work-day mornings. Not much of a recipe... just an idea.
I got light English muffins for 2 SmartPoints at Shoprite. If you have trouble locating them at your local grocery store, you may need to adjust the Points value for this recipe based on the English muffin you use. The Velveeta cheese slices are 1 SmartPoint each (all plans). Canadian bacon is 1 SmartPoints for 3 slices (all plans), but only 1 slice is used here.
To reduce Points or calories for the plan you are following, perhaps you can use egg whites instead of a whole egg, or omit the Canadian bacon or cheese.
This custard is light and creamy with a mild lemony flavor - easy to make. You can prepare the custard the night before because it needs at least 3 hours to cool and set properly.
The crepe shells are toasted for a crisp shell but the bottoms do get soft rather quickly. These are meant to be eaten with a fork or spoon (not a hand-held treat). If you pair one with scrambled eggs and some fruit, you have a really enjoyable and filling breakfast for just 4 WW Freestyle Points.
Recipe makes 4 cups of the custard, which fills 4 nine-inch crepe shells (that have been cut in half to make 8 in total). Frieda's brand used here. I found them in the produce section of my grocery store, Shoprite (near the berries). Each half-shell uses about 1/2 cup of custard per crepe. You can store the cream in the refrigerator for a few days but it will loosen a bit. My kids happily eat any leftovers.
The video below has good tips for making the shells and filling them. Nutrition information includes 1 filled crepe with 1 tbps of melted raspberries.
These tasty muffins are a breakfast you can enjoy at home, or take on the go. Be sure to use non-stick liners for these (the foil liners are good). And after you sprinkle the topping onto the batter, gently press it in with a knife or fork to be sure you don't lose half the topping during baking (smile here). See video for quick demonstration.
Recipe makes 12, nicely puffed muffins. 3 WW Freestyle Points per muffin (or 7 Points for 2 of them).
For my friends outside the US - you can use regular self-rising flour in place of the Bisquick for this recipe. It will come out close enough.
This is a very wet dough, almost like a batter. You will need a pastry bag to pipe the dough/batter onto the baking sheet. If you don't have a pastry bag, you can use a large ziplock bag and cut the tip off of it to pipe the batter onto the baking sheet. See video for specifics.
Recipe makes 10 six-inch sticks. Once they are baked and cooled, you can freeze them (in a zip-lock bag) then pop them in the toaster oven when you're ready to eat them.
Nutritional information and WW SmartPoints values based on 1 French Toast Stick.
My brother said I make the best scrambled eggs so for you Frank, here are the eggs. BTW, Frank is 21 years younger than me. He is the best kid brother in the whole world.
These eggs have diced ham and shredded white cheddar cheese. But the more important part of making these is to not overcook the eggs. I swirl the eggs in the pan, and when they are still a bit wet, turn off the heat and place them on the plate. Serve with fruit or whatever else you like.
I used 2 slices of Butterball Thin and Crispy turkey bacon, chopped up with a little scallions, fresh dill, salt and pepper. 1 point for the 4 halves shown here. You can have this as a snack or breakfast.
To get the middle of the eggs slightly soft and undercooked, submerge them into a bowl of cold water immediately after boiling (more detailed directions below).
These smothered waffle cone bowls make a good breakfast, or a snack. The waffle bowls are just 50 calories - or 2 points each. I filled it with non-fat greek yogurt, topped with blueberries and bananas that I warmed in a small sauce pot, and sprinkled it with a teaspoon of pumpkin seeds.
If you find that plain non-fat greek yogurt is very tart, the sweetness of the fruit and waffle cone in this recipe balance it out nicely.
Note that the photograph makes the waffle bowl appear larger than it actually is (just being honest). I didn't try to exaggerate this, it's just how the photo came out. The actual size is similar to that of a regular cupcake.
Whip this up in about 15 minutes. This delicious frittata is just 1 point per quarter, or 4 points for the whole thing (if you can finish it). I get the frozen artichoke hearts at Trader Joe's. Reference video for demonstration.
These delicious mini apple pies make a good breakfast, snack or dessert. You can serve them at parties and no one will suspect they are lightened up. The apples need a little head start in cooking because the pie crusts bake rather fast. Recipe makes 12 mini apple pies.
I used scrambled eggs and light mozzarella in this batch, but if it's your first time making these, pre-cooked turkey bacon and shredded cheese is a little easier. Do not put too much stuffing in these, because the skin will likely break and make a big mess in the oven.
Recipe makes 4 stuffed bagels. Serving size is 1 stuffed bagel.
These oatmeal breakfast bars are mildly sweet and have a soft and moist texture because of the oatmeal. You can make these in advance - store them in the refrigerator, then heat them up when ready to eat. If I'm on the go, I'll pack this up with a hard boiled egg or some fruit.
For the apples in this recipe, Granny Smith is good or another type of baking apple. I used an 8" x 8" baking dish. Recipe makes 8 bars. Serving size is 1 bar.
These are good for a weekend breakfast or brunch. They are very creamy and light. I recommend using "Skim Plus" skim milk for these because it's creamier than regular skim milk, but regular skim milk is fine.
I make the bagels for this sandwich on meal-prep day. Sometimes I assemble several sandwiches and freeze them so I can just heat one up and go. If you reheat the whole sandwich in the microwave (directly from frozen) you may need to remove the top of the bagel, and flip the eggs half way through to be sure it's evenly heated.
Other times, I freeze just the bagels, and defrost on the day I'm eating it - then cook and add the eggs and turkey bacon that day.
These are a tasty option you can prepare for breakfast in advance. I store them in the freezer (in a ziplock bag) and reheat in the microwave for a minute or two (rotating in between) when I'm ready to eat them.
Turkey sausage links used in this recipe are "Banquet Brown 'N Serve Sausage links". You can find them in the freezer section of almost any mainstream grocery store. If you use a different type of turkey sausage, you may need to adjust the SmartPoints and nutrition values.
Recipe makes 12 Egg Bakes in total. Serving size is 1 Egg Bake.
This is just like french toast you would normally make, but I skipped any butter, oil and syrup. Instead I just heated some blueberries on the stove top to bring out the sweetness in the berries, so it acted as a type of syrup on the French Toast.
Recipe makes 1 serving. WW SmartPoints and nutrition information based on 2 slices.