Ask the grumpies: Favorite breakfast cereal? Or favorite breakfast food in general?

Leah asks:

Favorite breakfast cereal? Or favorite breakfast food in general?

Leftover cold pizza!

For cereal I like various kinds of muesli.  I don’t like having sugar for breakfast and it seems like almost everything is sugary.

If I’m feeling fancy, I like breakfast tacos or breakfast burritos.  Or an open face toasted cheese sandwich with a runny egg yolk.  Yum.  Avocado toast also good.  Ricotta toast too.

19 Responses to “Ask the grumpies: Favorite breakfast cereal? Or favorite breakfast food in general?”

  1. Leah Says:

    Mmmm cold pizza

    Have you had breakfast pizza? Delicious!

    I like a good, toasty onion bagel with cream cheese. Once a year or so, I spring for lox for my bagels.

  2. Steph Says:

    I usually eat peanut butter on whole wheat toast for breakfast. I miss Honey Nut Cheerios, but cereal doesn’t make me full so it’s a rare treat at this point.

  3. Maya Says:

    Mostly just a comradely reminder to avoid Kellogg products until the union deal is ratified :).

    (I make the kids eggs, but have never been able to eat a breakfast myself… )

  4. yetanotherpfblog Says:

    Day to day I do yogurt with a roasted thyme/seeds/nuts/raisins mix on top.

    On special occasions, I like bacon egg sandwiches that one of the cafes nearby makes. Sometimes I’ll make other things egg tacos or egg on rice if I am in need of comfort food, berry smoothies before a workout.

    I used to be a no-breakfast person and now I’m just a late-breakfast person.

  5. CG Says:

    I usually have two pieces of whole wheat toast with butter and honey or homemade jam and a glass of milk. Sometimes I have a fried egg with my toast. I like oatmeal but when I eat it I’m hungry an hour later–it never fails. On Saturdays I make pancakes or waffles. The biggest change I’ve made over the years, aided by a sabbatical and the pandemic, is eating breakfast a lot later. I get up, get kids to school, exercise, and then eat breakfast around 9 or 9:30. I’m not that hungry in the morning and if I eat later I don’t get hungry before 1ish. Then I don’t usually need an afternoon snack. Next semester when I’m back to teaching a morning class 2x per week (with an hour commute) I’m going to have to figure out what to do about all that. I feel much better and healthier on this later schedule.

  6. Chelsea Says:

    Leftover takeout is the best, followed by an egg sandwich.

  7. omdg Says:

    Scrambled cheese egg on toasted rye bread. Everything else is a distant second.
    Daughter loves Nutella on toast. She also loves Honey Nut Cheerios.

  8. bookishbiker Says:

    90% of my breakfasts are the same. I use a digital scale but it’s just to keep it all accurate:
    40 grams rolled oats (~1/2 cup)
    pinch salt
    water (~1 cup)
    microwave 1 minute; add 1 T peanut butter, maybe some jam or chopped-up apple; microwave 30 seconds.
    so yummy! And the peanut butter makes it last.

  9. SP Says:

    I go through phases. Common phases are: Oatmeal w/milk + peanut butter. Banana. Muesli and yogurt. Life cereal (I like sugar!). Or i skip entirely and have a mid-morning snack that is whatever. Lately I’m in an open face egg sandwich phase, put an egg-in-a-hole, grill it, melt cheddar on top, and add tabasco sauce. This is a WFH breakfast around 10 or 10:30, I’m not usually hungry enough or motivated enough to do this if I have to be in the office at a reasonable time.

  10. Alice Says:

    I’m currently eating 1-egg omlets with a slice of cheese inside and a sprinkle of a spice/salt mix on top. I make a batch 1-3 days ahead, keep them in the refrigerator, and then reheat them very briefly in the microwave. This is mostly because I need things to be fast/easy in the morning, plus I’m working on weight loss. It’s something I like enough to eat, but don’t like so much that I’d want to go overboard with it.

    Favorite things would probably be granola with milk, the majorly crunchy kind with raisins mixed in. Or good bread and butter. Or extra-browned/crispy home fries, cooked with mushrooms and onions. (The soft, squishy home fries can go to someone else….)

  11. FF Says:

    No breakfast cereal.
    Usual breakfast: plain greek yogurt or skyr with fresh fruit
    Occasional weekend breakfast: homemade popovers with butter and/or jam

  12. accm Says:

    Cereal with yogurt, oatmeal with assorted toppings. There have been many, many waffles and pancakes during the pandemic.

  13. Lisa Says:

    Like CG, I prefer to eat a little later, so I’ve taken to bringing breakfast to work and eating as I start my day. That doesn’t work so well when I have to teach first thing in the morning, but luckily, I rarely do. If I don’t have to worry about feeding myself, it’s easier to get everyone off in the mornings. My favorite thing lately is an insulated mug of Crio Bru (roasted cocoa beans that you make in a French press like coffee) and a yogurt (I like yoplait oui). Or muesli with yogurt or fresh strawberry milk. I really like Trader Joe’s microwavable steel cut oats (in the frozen section) with dried blueberries and coconut chips, but since COVID I rarely go to Trader Joe’s. If I’m eating at home I like a fried egg, toast, and some sauteed spinach. Saturday morning is pancake morning (or waffle morning) at our house.

  14. Candi Says:

    Workday breakfasts are Greek yogurt or a dark chocolate protein bar. On weekends I sometimes have toast with Swiss cheese and cucumbers (a favorite from Scandinavia) or peanut butter jelly toast. Rarely I’ll make avocado toast, scrambled eggs or French toast.

  15. Anonymath Says:

    I don’t care for sugary breakfast either. I cook up a whole grain porridge in a crockpot with some boneless skinless chicken thighs and ginger. After a while on low it gets very creamy and the chicken shreds nicely. I warm that up for breakfast with some soy sauce for a week. Sticks to the ribs and keeps me going without morning snacking till lunch.

  16. teresa Says:

    Every day: skyr with toasted almonds and shredded coconut. Lots of coffee. Protein bar instead if I have to go running shortly after getting up.
    If I go to brunch: Chilaquiles, or breakfast burrito, or burrito bowl with sunny side up egg on top, and always french toast. The french toast is breakfast dessert. Breakfast dessert is an extremely underutilized concept.
    I love honey nut cheerios but would be hungry half an hour later if I ate cereal for breakfast, so just get them sometimes for snacking.


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