What should I have for breakfast?

After three long years of skipping breakfast every morning, I’ve decided to go back to eating in the mornings to stave off junk-food cravings around 10:30 every morning.

So, Dopers, what do y’all suggest I eat in the mornings?

Chocolate Fudge Pop Tarts. Then you can have your breakfast AND your junk food in one meal. For variety, try Oreo-O’s cereal.

French vanilla oatmeal with nutmeg and cinnamon. Mmmm-mmm! This is what I usually have when I eat breakfast-type foods!

Frosted mini wheats.
cold pizza.
lo mein.

cashew butter smeared over a banana, then a whole grain bagel toasted with organic blackberry jam. And cup of Earl Grey tea, with milk and sugar.

Mmmmmmm…now I’m hungry.

Mmmm… breakfast…

Frozen Eggo waffles are surprisingly good. Bagels, english muffins, or toast with jam and/or peanut butter. A fresh nectarine or some cherries on the side. Coffee with milk.


If you believe some of the diet and nutrition gurus currently enjoying faddish popularity…they claim that a high carb or high-sugar breakfast will lead you to crave that junkfood mid-morning. I have found that’s true… for all this “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” wisdom, I feel hungrier after eating one. Unless I eat a breakfast that is low in carbs. BORING!

That said, I love breakfast cereal. I let myself buy some indulgent kid-oriented crap to have some mornings, as a reward for not hitting the snooze bar 80 times. MMMMMMmmmm. Eggo now makes something called “Toaster muffins” which are these bizarre little bread-shaped things which have a muffin-like texture. They grow on you.

It doesn’t have to be. John Waters’ favorite breakfast is a gallon of whole milk and a pound of bacon.

vomit I think I’d rather go without…

Anyway, I’ll be eating most of my breakfasts in ye olde college dining hall soon, so cereal it is! (mmmmmm… cocoa puffs…)

It’s been a while since I dredged this up, but … might I suggest a big bowl full of Hamburger Helper. Stroganoff flavor is ideal for breakfast because it comes with that stuff that mixed with an eyedropper of milk turns into something vaguely sour-creamish. Gotta have your dairy in the morning.

Well, there’s egg and bacon
egg sausage and bacon
egg and spam
egg bacon and spam
egg bacon sausage and spam
spam bacon sausage and spam
spam egg spam spam bacon and spam
spam sausage spam spam bacon spam tomato and spam…

I eat granola and yoghurt or oatmeal with dried fruit.

Sometimes Ben&Jerry’s and coffee!

What the hell? Does no one eat grits anymore?

Jack Batty wrote:

Cooked or uncooked?

That “white topping” stuff is awful no matter what time of the day Hamburger Helper is eaten. Bleah. Give me good old-fashioned Lasagne flavored Hamburger Helper any day. Or better yet, one of those store-brand Lasagna Hamburger Helper clones that doesn’t have any added MSG.

Well I was thinking cooked of course, but with the proper funding I would be willing to try just pouring all the contents into a bread mixing bowl, pouring some 2% milk over the top and digging in. Let me know if the grant comes through.

On a Sunday morning after a rough night of partying, may I suggest warm beer and cold pizza? :smiley:

On a more serious note, the traditional breakfast of Eggs, bacon or sausage, and toast gives me the most energy throughout the day. Eating a good breakfast is a great way to boost your metabolism naturally. Too bad our rat-race society has gotten most of us out of the habit.

Earl Grey tea with milk
raisin toast with butter and/or cream cheese
peanut butter granola bars
nectarine or plum

I haven’t skipped my Earl Grey in the morning for many many years.

Ignore tracer–I think this sounds amazingly delicious! I have actually done this many times! I love this stuff! Especially with lots of extra sour cream and cracked black pepper. Mmmmm!

Cocoa Puffs
Cocoa Pebbles
Fruity Pebbles
Cinnamon Life
Reese’s Puffs
Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Granola - any kind
uh… dare I go on?


I usually keep a supply of hard-boiled eggs in the fridge, so I can have a quick breakfast by:

  1. Popping 2 pieces of toast in toaster
  2. While toast is toasting, crack & peel egg.
  3. Pour a glass of juice
  4. Put a little butter or peanut butter, or jam on toast.
  5. Eat in about 3 minutes flat.

Keeps me going for a while on the weekdays, and slightly better than a bowl of cereal.

On weekends, I like to cook a big breakfast, if I can. Sausages, potatoes w/ onions, scrambled eggs, muffins, whatever I get the time to do.

Funny, now that I’m in cooking school, I don’t have much time to cook anymore.