Celebrating National Breakfast Week: Orange Berry Muffins, French Toast Casserole & More! #ShareBreakfast

This week is National Breakfast Week and we’re celebrating at the Jolly house! Why? Well, for starters – we LOVE breakfast. We could eat breakfast for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! From a bowl of cereal with fruit to waffles, eggs, and bacon – breakfast rules in this house!

 

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Thankfully, breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day. It’s what gets you going in the morning. The fuel the drives you and your family throughout a day of work, school, sports, and … life.

 

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In honor of National Breakfast Week, I thought I’d share with you three of our favorite breakfast recipes – Orange Berry Muffins, Yogurt, Fruit & Cereal Parfaits, and Sweet & Crunchy French Toast Casserole – ALL made using some of our favorite cereals! The muffins and parfaits are perfect for those busy weekday mornings and the french toast casserole is just the dish to serve the family on a lazy Sunday morning.

 

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First up is the Sweet & Crunchy French Toast Casserole. This is a perfect dish for a weekend breakfast or brunch. I love that it can be assembled the night before and popped in the oven the morning of breakfast. What I love even more is the crunchy, buttery sweet topping the Frosted Flakes give the dish. In the words of Tony the Tiger, it’s “grrrreat!”

 

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Sweet and Crunchy French Toast Casserole Recipe
adapted from Kelloggs.com

INGREDIENTS

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  • 8 1-inch-thick slices firm-textured bread (such as challah)
  • 1 can (12 oz.) evaporated fat-free milk
  • 1 1/2 cups whisked eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 cups Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes® cereal
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 3 cups fresh raspberries, blueberries, or sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup maple syrup, warmed

DIRECTIONS
1. Diagonally cut each bread slice in half. Arrange in single layer in 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

2. In medium bowl whisk together milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Evenly pour over bread slices.

 

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Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 24 hours. Use spatula to turn bread slices once.

3. Bake, uncovered, at 375°F for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in small bowl combine KELLOGG’S FROSTED FLAKES cereal and butter. Evenly sprinkle over casserole. Bake, uncovered, at 375°F about 20 minutes more or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes.

4. Cut into 8 rectangles. Transfer to serving plates. Sprinkle with berries. Serve with syrup.

Next are the Orange Berry Muffins. These muffins are extremely moist and are literally exploding with citrusy flavor. You and your kids will love them! They are a quick breakfast to grab on-the-go on those especially rushed mornings. We have A LOT of those ever since Lucas started school! You can also pack them in lunch boxes, as an after school snack, or anytime!

 

Orange Berry Muffins

 

 

Orange-Berry Muffins Recipe
adapted from Kelloggs.com

INGREDIENTS

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  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 cups Kellogg’s® All-Bran® Complete® Wheat Flakes cereal
  • 1 1/4 cups orange juice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries*
  • Zest from one orange

DIRECTIONS
1. In medium bowl stir together flour, sugar and baking powder. Set aside.

2. In large bowl combine KELLOGG’S ALL-BRAN COMPLETE WHEAT FLAKES cereal, orange juice, oil, and egg. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in OCEAN SPRAY CRAISINS ORIGINAL DRIED CRANBERRIES and orange zest.

 

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3. Add dry ingredients to cereal mixture. Stir just until combined. Portion batter evenly into twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin-pan cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400°F for 15 to 19 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm.

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Last, but certainly not least are the Yogurt, Fruit & Cereal Parfaits. This is probably one of my personal favorite breakfasts, which I eat almost every day.

 

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For our little National Breakfast Week celebration, I made them look extra special, but they are really just layers of yogurt, fruit, and cereal. I used vanilla Greek yogurt, berries, and Special K cereal for these and they are SO GOOD. However, we also like to use Rice Krispies, nuts, bananas, and more.

 

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The great thing is that this is a tasty and very quick breakfast to put together any morning of the week – easy peasy!

Finally, please do not forget to Share Breakfast with children in need in the United States. 1 out of 5 kids in the U.S. do not know where their next meal is coming from and YOU can help.

 

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Kellogg’s has made it super easy to help out – all you have to do is help spread the word with a  Tweet or Pin or post a Facebook update using the #ShareBreakfast hashtag! You don’t have to buy anything or spend any money – just use your social media prowess for good! Check out this special message from Taye Diggs just for you!

 

 

Visit ShareBreakfast.com to learn more.

 

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Comments

  1. YUM! Oh my goodness, I’m bringing my family over to your house for breakfast, Piera! These all look delicious – and the Share Breakfast campaign is for such a great cause!

  2. That all looks delicious, I am terrible at breakfast but my husband makes mean pancakes and crepes. I need to try that french toast dish my family would love it!

  3. The French Toast casserole looks so delicious and unique. I love the parfaits you made!

  4. I agree – the french toast casserole looks amazing! I remember not always eating breakfast before school as a child, but I love that we make time for it for my kids. And, luckily, they love breakfast food!

  5. Wow that looks delish!! But even moreso I love the charity behind it all!

  6. Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is collecting links to posts about breakfast dishes. I do hope you link this in. This is the link . Please do check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Cheers

  7. Piera , thanks for joining the link up for Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter. I hope you enjoyed looking at some of the other links. I have been reading them all and am blown away by all the great ideas! Cheers

    Ps I am signing up to follow your blog. A follow back would be great – or maybe you have already?

  8. It all looks super delicious! I love all the Kellogg’s does to support!

  9. I too LOVE breakfast and can have it for bf, lunch and dinner.. and the options that you have suggested just look so darn yummy!! those orange berry muffins look delightful! Thanks for sharing the recipes..Can’t wait to try.. !