3 Weekday Morning Baking Recipes

My family wakes up early, and we love baking breakfast items together! My love for baking started with baking birthday cakes (you can learn more about my Baking Beginnings here!), but has expanded into a variety of dessert and breakfast treats. While I love executing more elaborate recipes on the weekends, during the weekday mornings we have more limited time. Today I am sharing 3 of my favorite breakfast recipes for weekday morning baking!

These are recipes I’ve discovered and tweaked, and use ingredients that we typically have at home. They don’t require any yeast or proofing time, which cuts down on the total prep time. They each take less than 30 minutes from start to finish, which makes them perfect for hectic mornings. I love to share Instagram stories (@tidydad) of our weekday morning baking adventures, so follow along behind the scenes! And you can also pin these recipes to Pinterest to save for later!

Weekday Morning Baking: Cinnamon Rolls

Tear and Share Cinnamon Rolls

Dough

 

Filling

 

Frosting (Optional)

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Brush a 8-inch square baking dish with 2 tablespoons melted butter
  2. If mixing dough in a bowl: Whisk flour, 2 tablespoons white sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl (I always mix directly in my Pyrex 8-cup measuring bowl). Work 3 tablespoons softened butter into flour mixture using your hands. Beat milk and egg together in another bowl; pour into flour-butter mixture and stir with a silicone spatula until a soft dough forms.
  3. If mixing dough in a blender: combine all dry dough ingredients in blender pitcher, then pulse the blade to incorporate butter into the dry mixture. Pour in milk and egg to mixture and combine.
  4. Turn dough out onto a floured work surface, knead in 1/4 to 1/2 cup of flour and roll dough into a 1/4-inch thick rectangle. Brush surface of dough with 2 tablespoons melted butter.
  5. Whisk 1/2 cup white sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Sprinkle 1/2 of the cinnamon sugar mixture in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. (You can also cut these quantities in half to reduce the amount of sugary goodness!)
  6. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar over butter-brushed dough. Roll dough around filling to form a log. Cut log into 18 rolls and place rolls in the prepared baking dish.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until rolls are set, 20 to 25 minutes.
  8. Beat confectioners sugar and milk in a bowl until frosting is smooth. Top the hot cinnamon rolls with frosting.

 

Baked Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

Ingredients

Topping

Berry Compote

  • 3 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 1/4 cup juice from an orange

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 8-inch square baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl mix together the quick cooking oats, baking powder, sea salt and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl mix mashed banana and peanut butter together until combined.
  4. Add in the vanilla extract, maple syrup and egg. Mix until combined.
  5. Add milk and stir until combined.
  6. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients and combine thoroughly.
  7. Pour the mixture into the lightly greased baking pan.
  8. While mixture bakes combine frozen mixed berries and juice from orange in a saucepan (our favorite Le Creuset saucepan has a lid that doubles as a skillet!)
  9. Bring mixture to a boil.
  10. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened.

 

Pancakes

Light and Fluffy Pancakes

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder into a bowl and mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the egg, milk, vanilla, and melted butter together. Be careful not to use hot, melted butter, as that may end up cooking your eggs!
  3. Pour the wet ingredient mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until mostly incorporated. The batter should be thick and a little lumpy. Set the batter aside for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Heat a non-stick pan over a low-medium heat and coat it with oil (We absolutely love using our copper non-stick electric skillet!). Use a 1/4 cup measure to scoop and drop the batter into the pan so that you get evenly-sized pancakes (this is my girls’ favorite part!).
  5. Cook until the first side is golden brown, or until the top surface forms bubbles. Flip and repeat on the other side. Adjust heat accordingly. Serve while still hot.

I hope you try out these weekday morning baking recipes, and let me know which one is your favorite! And if you’re looking for more baking recipes, check out my Pizzas & Baking Shows blog post, featuring our favorite pizza dough recipe with 3 of our favorite variations for toppings!

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About me

Hi, my name is Tyler Moore. My wife and I live with our two young daughters in a 700- square-foot apartment in New York City. I began my tidying journey when an early-30’s crisis invited me to reflect upon, challenge, and change my patterns of daily living. I quit my job as a school administrator, returned to teaching, and started Tidy Dad to help others tidy, simplify, and find joy in their lives. I firmly believe the tidying process can transform your life. I’d love for you to join me in exploring ways that tidying can make room for what’s important in life. 


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3 Weekday Morning Baking Recipes

My family wakes up early, and we love baking breakfast items together! My love for baking started with baking birthday cakes (you can learn more about my Baking Beginnings here!), but has expanded into a variety of dessert and breakfast treats. While I love executing more elaborate recipes on the weekends, during the weekday mornings we have more limited time. Today I am sharing 3 of my favorite breakfast recipes for weekday morning baking!

These are recipes I’ve discovered and tweaked, and use ingredients that we typically have at home. They don’t require any yeast or proofing time, which cuts down on the total prep time. They each take less than 30 minutes from start to finish, which makes them perfect for hectic mornings. I love to share Instagram stories (@tidydad) of our weekday morning baking adventures, so follow along behind the scenes! And you can also pin these recipes to Pinterest to save for later!

Weekday Morning Baking: Cinnamon Rolls

Tear and Share Cinnamon Rolls

Dough

 

Filling

 

Frosting (Optional)

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Brush a 8-inch square baking dish with 2 tablespoons melted butter
  2. If mixing dough in a bowl: Whisk flour, 2 tablespoons white sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl (I always mix directly in my Pyrex 8-cup measuring bowl). Work 3 tablespoons softened butter into flour mixture using your hands. Beat milk and egg together in another bowl; pour into flour-butter mixture and stir with a silicone spatula until a soft dough forms.
  3. If mixing dough in a blender: combine all dry dough ingredients in blender pitcher, then pulse the blade to incorporate butter into the dry mixture. Pour in milk and egg to mixture and combine.
  4. Turn dough out onto a floured work surface, knead in 1/4 to 1/2 cup of flour and roll dough into a 1/4-inch thick rectangle. Brush surface of dough with 2 tablespoons melted butter.
  5. Whisk 1/2 cup white sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Sprinkle 1/2 of the cinnamon sugar mixture in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. (You can also cut these quantities in half to reduce the amount of sugary goodness!)
  6. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar over butter-brushed dough. Roll dough around filling to form a log. Cut log into 18 rolls and place rolls in the prepared baking dish.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until rolls are set, 20 to 25 minutes.
  8. Beat confectioners sugar and milk in a bowl until frosting is smooth. Top the hot cinnamon rolls with frosting.

 

Baked Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

Ingredients

Topping

Berry Compote

  • 3 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 1/4 cup juice from an orange

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 8-inch square baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl mix together the quick cooking oats, baking powder, sea salt and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl mix mashed banana and peanut butter together until combined.
  4. Add in the vanilla extract, maple syrup and egg. Mix until combined.
  5. Add milk and stir until combined.
  6. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients and combine thoroughly.
  7. Pour the mixture into the lightly greased baking pan.
  8. While mixture bakes combine frozen mixed berries and juice from orange in a saucepan (our favorite Le Creuset saucepan has a lid that doubles as a skillet!)
  9. Bring mixture to a boil.
  10. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened.

 

Pancakes

Light and Fluffy Pancakes

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder into a bowl and mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the egg, milk, vanilla, and melted butter together. Be careful not to use hot, melted butter, as that may end up cooking your eggs!
  3. Pour the wet ingredient mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until mostly incorporated. The batter should be thick and a little lumpy. Set the batter aside for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Heat a non-stick pan over a low-medium heat and coat it with oil (We absolutely love using our copper non-stick electric skillet!). Use a 1/4 cup measure to scoop and drop the batter into the pan so that you get evenly-sized pancakes (this is my girls’ favorite part!).
  5. Cook until the first side is golden brown, or until the top surface forms bubbles. Flip and repeat on the other side. Adjust heat accordingly. Serve while still hot.

I hope you try out these weekday morning baking recipes, and let me know which one is your favorite! And if you’re looking for more baking recipes, check out my Pizzas & Baking Shows blog post, featuring our favorite pizza dough recipe with 3 of our favorite variations for toppings!

____________________________________________________________________________

This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. We make a small commission for purchases made through these links with no additional fee to the customer. We only link to products we use and love! Thank you for supporting our blog! 

September 25, 2019

Weekday Morning Baking

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Hi, my name is Tyler Moore. My wife and I live with our two young daughters in a 700- square-foot apartment in New York City. I began my tidying journey when an early-30’s crisis invited me to reflect upon, challenge, and change my patterns of daily living. I quit my job as a school administrator, returned to teaching, and started Tidy Dad to help others tidy, simplify, and find joy in their lives. I firmly believe the tidying process can transform your life. I’d love for you to join me in exploring ways that tidying can make room for what’s important in life. 


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