They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and the good news is it can also be the least expensive. For less than $1 a serving you can kick start your day with a balanced, delicious dish. Here are eight cheap breakfast ideas to get you started.
Do you prefer savory over sweet even for breakfast? Then these 7 savory breakfast ideas are sure to hit the spot. If time is of the essence in your household, these 13 make-ahead breakfast casseroles will keep every tummy happy — and help you keep your sanity, too!
1. Peanut Butter-Banana Quesadillas
Source: Budget Bytes
Bananas and peanut butter come together to make a breakfast quesadilla for 86¢. Don’t use the microwave on this one. Cook your quesadilla on the stovetop so you get a crispy tortilla and an ooey-gooey peanut butter filling.
2. Marshmallow Cereal Bars
Source: Waiting on Martha
A bowl of cereal is the easiest breakfast there is, but on some mornings there isn’t even time for that. Marshmallows bind your favorite cereal into bars you can grab and go. Using a cereal coupon, we were able to makes these morning treats for 8¢ per two-inch square.
3. Skillet Breakfast Nachos
Source: The Grant Life
We all know nachos as an affordable meal, but we typically think of them as game day fare. Make them breakfast-worthy by piling tortilla chips with scrambled eggs and bacon — and, of course, no nachos are complete without a heap of melted cheese.
4. Idaho Sunrise
Source: Gimme Some Oven
You can get a five-pound sack of potatoes for around $2.99, making it the perfect base for a $1-a-day breakfast. But if you’re looking for more than hash browns, the Idaho Sunrise is for you.
5. To-Go Baked Oatmeal Cups
Source: The Wholesome Dish
Oats are a great way to fill up on a budget. These to-go baked oatmeal cups make it possible to make a batch of breakfast that will last throughout the week. Plus, you can use a variety of toppings like blueberries, walnuts, and chocolate chips to add variety.
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6. Three-Ingredient Crescent Sausage Bites
Source: The College Cook
Using coupons for cream cheese and crescent rolls, we were able to make these three-ingredient crescent sausage bites for around 40¢ a serving. This easy but out-of-the-box dish is perfect contribution for a breakfast potluck.
7. Italian Baked Eggs
Source: Damn Delicious
If you love a savory breakfast but are looking for something beyond the basic eggs and bacon, then this one’s for you. Use ramekins to combine marinara sauce, eggs, and cheese into a gourmet breakfast for less than $1.
8. Breakfast Grilled Cheese
Source: Fabulessly Frugal
Frozen waffles are easy and affordable, but sometimes you want to up the ante on breakfast. Fill the center with a cream cheese and cottage cheese mixture, then add a dollop of your favorite jam for a satisfying morning grilled cheese.
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