Some days require a speedy on-the-go breakfast, but on cold, late fall mornings it’s nice to wake up and enjoy a leisurely, hearty meal. This week, we decided to take advantage of the chilly weather and share some of our favorite hot breakfasts. From creative porridge to fancy-looking eggs, these dishes are far from boring or blah. So set your alarm just a few minutes earlier, make a hot cup of coffee or tea, and start the day on a toasty, relaxed note with these five warming breakfasts.
Breakfast Polenta with Chorizo via A Little Saffron
Photo: Ileana Morales / A Little Saffron
Start the day on a savory note with this tender polenta (a porridge-like dish made from cornmeal) topped with spicy chorizo sausage, tomatoes, and queso fresco.
Blueberries ‘n’ Cream Amaranth Porridge via Naturally Ella
Photo: Erin Alderson / Naturally Ella
Amaranth may be a grain that harkens from Biblical times, but this sweet and creamy dish is totally modern. The porridge tastes equally good with fresh and frozen blueberries, so there’s no excuse not to make this all winter long.
Photo: Rachael / Set the Table
This warm breakfast is healthy with a capital H. Featuring eggs, Greek yogurt, greens, garlic, and not much else, it’s a delicious way to get protein and veggies first thing in the morning.
Breakfast Stuffed Sweet Potatoes via Damn Delicious
Photo: Chung-Ah Rhee / Damn Delicious
Why didn’t we think of this first? This ingenius recipe lets baked sweet potatoes shine by stuffing them with eggs, sausage, tomatoes, avocado, and a sprinkling of cheese. With plenty of fiber, protein, fat, and carbs, this meal will keep you full until lunch.
Photo: Adrianna Adarme / A Cozy Kitchen
“Porridge” reminds us of gluey, sticky, gloppy, and generally blah-tasting oatmeal. Not so with this inventive recipe. Regular old oats get a makover thanks to persimmons, pistachios, honey, and a sprinkling of brown sugar.
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