Category: Breakfast

  • No-Bake Energy Bars

    1 C roasted almonds 1-1/4 C pitted dates (can substitute raisins for 1/2 C) 1 T dried coconut (unsweetened, if possible) 3/4 C water 1/4 C cocoa 2 T instant coffee powder 1 t chia seeds 1 T vegetable oil 1/4 t salt Put the almonds, dates, coconut, and water in a food processor and…

  • Hoecake (Unleavened Bread)

    3/4 C milk (reconstituted dried milk is fine) 1/4 t vinegar 2 T wheat bran About 1 C self-rising flour Mix the dough gently, until it’s the consistency of stiff cake batter. Do not overbeat. You can use a quarter cup more flour, if it’s too runny. Spread on a hot greased skillet or griddle,…

  • Grain Mill Whole Wheat Pancakes

    Grind about 2 C wheat flour in a grain mill Add: 1/2 t baking soda Pinch salt 1 C instant milk powder 2-3 T melted butter or vegetable oil 2-3 egg yolks Add water until the batter is runny enough for pancakes. Then let it sit for a couple of minutes while you beat 2-3…

  • Buttered Rum Oatmeal

    This was published under the title of “Off-Watch Rejuvenator,” to be enjoyed after a cold night watch. It was submitted to The Best of People & Food Cookbook (copyright 1983) by Ernie Copp. It looks like a intriguing alternative to Killer Oatmeal (although my husband might proclaim me blasphemous for saying so)! Make a mug…

  • Hot Shredded Wheat

    Heat about an inch of water in a small pan and dissolve a teaspoon of salt in it. Carefully dip some shredded wheat biscuits into it (they’ll fall apart if you handle them too much). Set the salted biscuits in a greased skillet and dot with butter. Cook, covered, over medium heat until the bottoms…

  • Stovetop Granola

    Whisk together: 1/2 C oil 1/4 C honey 1 T vanilla 1/2 to 1 C brown sugar (optional) Combine the following dry ingredients in a large bowl: 4 C rolled oats 1 C sunflower seeds 1/2 c sliced almonds 1/2 C cashew pieces 1/4 C shredded coconut 1/2 C wheat germ 2 T nonfat dried…

  • Banana Jam

    3 C chopped bananas 1 C orange juice 1/4 C lime juice 3-1/2 C sugar Mix ingredients in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer, stirring occasionally, for at least 20 minutes. Test the consistency by placing a spoonful of the jam on a small plate — when it’s…

  • Toasted Oatmeal Pilaf With Bacon, Pecans, and Sage

    This is a wonderful side dish for any meal, not just breakfast. If you’ve never had savory oatmeal before, think “Scottish Skirlie.” 4 slices uncooked bacon or 2 oz cooked bacon pieces 1/2 C pecans, broken into pieces 1 C rolled oats or quick-cooking oats (do not use instant) 2-3 t sage 1-1/2 C water…

  • Southern Doughnuts

    I remember when my mother pulled this recipe out of her cigar box collection and made doughnuts, with little me helping. It was probably the year before I went to kindergarten, because all my brothers and sisters were at school when we did it. Butter, the size of an egg 1 C sugar 3 eggs,…

  • Oatmeal-Walnut Muffins

    1-3/4 C flour 1/4 C sugar 2 T baking powder 1/2 t salt 1 C quick oats 1/2 C chopped walnuts 1 T cinnamon 1 egg 3/4 C milk 1/3 C vegetable oil Preheat the oven to 400 F. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In another bowl, beat the egg with the…