Organic breakfast recipes are not difficult to find or to create. You will be using the same ingredients as with conventional breakfast foods, only in organic versions. No matter what food gets you up and moving in the morning, you can enjoy the organic counterpart.
Organic Breakfast Items
Just about everything you could want to eat for breakfast is available in an organic version these days. There are organic fruits and fruit juices, as well as organic coffee and tea, organic eggs, sausages, and organic cereals. You can even buy mixes for pancakes, waffles and other tasty treats.
The first step in developing organic breakfast recipes is knowing where to shop for good organic ingredients. A good organic food store should have a wide selection of organic breakfast foods. Some of the brands to be on the lookout for include:
- Stonyfield Farm organic dairy
- Organic Prairie breakfast sausage
- Nature's Path cereal, granola bars, waffles, and toaster pastries
Be sure to check out your natural food store's bulk section, where you will probably find organic granola, cereals and baking ingredients at a discount.
Simple Organic Breakfast Recipes
Most people feel that they are too busy to create a healthy breakfast. With a little planning, anyone can have an organic breakfast as fast as they can grab a donut and a cup of coffee. These two recipes can be made ahead and warmed up as needed for a quick and healthy breakfast any day.
Blueberry Blue Cornmeal Pancakes
Pancakes are always a favorite and these organic blueberry blue cornmeal pancakes are as delicious as they are beautiful. As long as all the ingredients are organic, your pancakes will be, too. If you find yourself short on time, mix up the dry ingredients ahead of time and just add the wet ingredients when you are ready to make them. You can also freeze the extra pancakes and microwave them for a quick breakfast on a busy morning.
- 3 cups of organic flour
- 1 cup organic blue cornmeal
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/2 cup organic sugar
- 4 organic eggs
- 3 cups organic milk
- 1/4 cup unsalted organic butter, melted
- 2 cups organic blueberries
- Grated zest of one organic lemon
- Preheat your griddle until a drop of water dances across it.
- Mix the dry ingredients.
- Whisk eggs, milk, and cooled melted butter together until well blended.
- Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and carefully fold in the blueberries.
- Scoop 1/4 cup of batter at a time onto the griddle and flip when bubbles form and pop on the surface and edges begin to dull.
Organic English Muffin Bread
This is a batter bread that results in a loaf of bread with the texture and flavor of an English muffin. Just let it cool and slice it, then toast until the tips are golden brown. Slather it with organic butter and some local honey to experience the flavors of organic, fresh, healthy foods. This is the perfect bread for someone who hasn't had experience with making yeast breads.
- 5 1/2 cups organic flour
- 2 tablespoons dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon local, raw honey
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 1/4 cups warm organic milk
- butter and cornmeal for greasing and dusting the pans
- Mix the yeast, honey, and water. Set aside.
- Mix the dry ingredients together.
- Add the milk and one cup of the flour to the yeast mixture. Blend well.
- Add the remaining flour and beat. You should have a very soft, loose dough.
- Spoon the dough into 2 loaf pans that have been greased and dusted with the cornmeal. Set aside in a warm place until the batter has doubled and is at the top of the pans, or a little above.
- Preheat the oven to 425 F.
- Dust the tops of the loaves with cornmeal and bake for 15 minutes or so. Loaf will sound hollow when tapped. Bake for 20-25 minutes if you want a crisper, more golden crust.
- Cool and slice.
Yield: 2 loaves
Converting Conventional Recipes to Organic
Any of your favorite breakfast recipes can be organic with just a few simple changes. All the measurements stay the same - you will just want to make sure that you use organic ingredients. Many conventional grocery stores are carrying organic items, but you can purchase them online if you have trouble locating them in your area.
Some websites that use recipes with primarily organic and local ingredients are:
Creating organic breakfast foods is not any more difficult than it was to make a regular breakfast. Just remember that your result will only be as good as the ingredients you put into it. Stocking your pantry with organic ingredients will keep your meals healthy and delicious.