What’s for Breakfast?

One of the first things I’m thinking about when the alarm clock goes off in the morning (or when hopefully waking up to no alarm clock on the weekends!) is, “What am I going to have for breakfast?”  I cannot function without eating breakfast.  Even when I don’t wake up hungry, I eat breakfast.  It is part of getting me going in the morning.

Up until ~2-3 months ago, I was eating a lot of frozen waffles with peanut butter and syrup for breakfast.  Although they were gluten-free and had a much smaller ingredients list than the regular frozen waffles (not to mention incredibly tasty), they still weren’t a great choice for breakfast.  My other go-to was the pre-packaged oatmeal in a variety of “flavors.”  I realized that I could make my own “flavors” with no “junk” using quick-cooking or old-fashioned gluten-free oats, a little almond butter, honey, and whatever other dried fruit or nuts I want.

There are days, however, when we don’t want any of the above, or eggs (or perhaps we are out of eggs).  So, I went looking for some more unique breakfast recipe ideas.  I came across a recipe for “Breakfast Bacon and Maple Meatballs,” and at first all I could think was that breakfast and meatballs are two words that don’t really go together.  However, I was also intrigued and of course had to try them.