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Breakfast for Dinner?  Isn’t that against the rules? We don’t think so!

Breakfast is named for “breaking the fast.” The fast being not eating for 8 or so hours while we sleep (easiest and most fun fasting I ever do, and I do it nightly!) Traditionally, there are breakfast foods, there are lunch foods, and there are dinner foods. Occasionally you can mix up dinner and lunch, like when you have leftovers from the night before. But for some reason, breakfast for dinner seems to be the most underutilized gem of the culinary world. It’s like there’s a big unwritten rule that says breakfast foods can only be served at breakfast, and maybe, occasionally, with a waiver, you can serve them for brunch.

Breaking All The Rules

Y’all, we live in a world where singers can rap in country music songs. If that doesn’t unequivocally prove that there really aren’t set rules anymore, I don’t know what does.

No, you don’t have to be a rebel to enjoy breakfast for dinner. You don’t have to be a rule breaker to have pancakes on Taco Tuesdays! I promise, you will not be in violation of any universal script if you have omelets by candlelight. And don’t even pretend you’ve never served (or thought about serving) cereal for dinner. (I won’t tell if you won’t!)

Why Breakfast For Dinner?

You probably have your own reasons for having breakfast for dinner (or not having it), but for me, my mornings are spent either training for a triathlon or sleeping in. There is no time (nor motivation) to make breakfast for the family in either case. So, to make up for what I lack in morning chef duties, I make breakfast foods for dinner so that my children are not deprived of that family breakfast experience.

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Breakfast For Dinner Can Be Inexpensive

What I learned by doing breakfast for dinner, however, is that breakfast food is really cheap in comparison to more traditional dinner foods. A dozen eggs can easily feed my family of 4 as the main protein source, and rings in at an incredibly low price of 99 cents (at least, here in Oklahoma). 25 cents a serving? Yes please. I love a good steak but I’ve never been able to come in at 25 cents a serving with any type of meat.

Another accidental discovery was that I could take all the vegetables from the whole week, the ones that didn’t get used in the week’s recipes, and throw them all in with the 99 cent eggs and create a hearty, filling, delicious main dish. Further, I could take all the fruit from the week that didn’t get eaten and throw it into a bowl as a fruit salad side dish. So now, not only am I feeding my family the breakfast foods they were lacking, but I’m avoiding food waste and saving even more money!

Meatless Monday

Meatless Monday can be so easily accomplished by swapping a meat-based meal for a breakfast for dinner. (And if you insist that it can’t be breakfast without bacon or sausage, say goodbye to meatless monday and go for it. No rules, remember?…well, except the tiers, of course!)

quick Veggie Scramble

Breakfast For Dinner Recipes

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Almond Pancakes
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Apple Pie French Toast
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Apple Pie Granola
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Apple Walnut Muffins
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Apple-Puffed Pancake
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Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuits, Fresh Orange Wedges
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Cinnamon Apple French Toast Bake
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Baked Blueberry Oatmeal
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Baked Carrot Cake Oatmeal
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Baked Pancakes
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Banana Bread
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Banana Nut Granola
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Big Brekkie (Hotcakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, and grapes)
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Biscuits and Gravy, Scrambled Eggs, Fresh Tomato Slices
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Blender Oat Muffins
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Breakfast Burritos, Pina Colada Salad
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Breakfast Egg "Muffins"
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Breakfast Panini
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Breakfast Stuffed Peppers
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Breakfast Tart
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Healthy Breakfast Tart
Broccoli-Cheddar Omelet Roll
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Chewy Chocolate Covered Granola Bars
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Chicken and Waffles
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Chocolate-Banana Pancakes
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Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole
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Clean Eating Banana Crumb Muffins
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Healthy Banana Crumb Muffins
Clean Eating Country Breakfast Bowls
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cheaper than McDonald's
Clean Eating Instant Pot Banana Bread
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Clean Eating Whole Grain Bagels
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Denver Omelette Casserole
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DIY Instant Oatmeal Packets
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ECTA Sandwich
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French Toast Sticks
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Healthy French Toast Sticks
Fresh Grapes
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Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits
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Healthy Yogurt Parfait
Gluten Free Savory Waffles
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Gourmet Breakfast Sandwiches
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Hotshot Hash
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Low Carb Blueberry Muffins
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Mushroom and Swiss Omelettes, Sliced Fresh Kiwifruit, Breakfast Sausage
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Nutty Monkey Granola
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Pancake and Waffle Mix (Just Add Water)
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Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Bread
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PPB Breakfast Bread
Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats
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PBB Overnight Oats
Pizza Quiche
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Pumpkin Bread French Toast
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Pumpkin Crepes with Cinnamon Cream Filling
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Quick Veggie Scramble with Toast
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Roasted Onion Potatoes
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Sausage Breakfast Peppers
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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spiced Latté
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Spinach, Mushroom, and Egg Bake, Piña Colada Salad
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Spinach-Artichoke Quiche
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Steak and Egg Breakfast Wrap with Tomatillo Salsa
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Strawberry Chia Crepes
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Taco Quiche {gluten free}
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Veggie Frittata
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Veggie Waffles
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Very Berry Muffins
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Very Berry Muffins
Wakey Wakey Eggs and Bakey
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Whole Wheat Blueberry pancakes, fresh cantaloupe, scrambled eggs
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Zucchini and Egg Breakfast
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