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Egg-ceptionally Easy Holiday Breakfasts: 4 Easy Ways to Enjoy Eggs on Holidays

29th March 2017

When you’ve got kids, the morning rush can be unavoidable (even when you’re on holidays) so we’ve compiled a list of our favourite recipes to beat the morning scramble (excuse the pun), fill everyone up with a hot and healthy breakfast and be out and about in no time.

MICROWAVE SCRAMBLED EGGS
It’s hard to believe that you can have fluffy, café-style scrambled eggs on your plate in three minutes but it’s true! The kids could even whip these up themselves while you have a sleep in!

Method

  • Crack three eggs in a microwave safe bowl with a dollop of milk and whisk (you can add tomato, ham, cheese etc. here if you want).
  • Place mixture in microwave on high for one minute and then stir to fluff the eggs up.
  • Microwave again for 40 seconds on high and stir again.
  • Continue in 20 second burst until eggs are light, moist and fluffy (times will vary depending on your microwave)
  • Serve straight away on buttered toast, delicious!
    Tip: For a fun brekky for the kids, add a few drops of green food colouring and serve with some cooked ham or bacon. Voilà! Green Eggs & Ham!

POACHED EGGS IN GLAD WRAP
For those who prefer their eggs poached, we’ve got a fail-safe way to ensure perfection every time!

Method

  • Line a small (egg-sized) bowl with cling wrap and spray the cling wrap with non-stick oil.
  • Crack an egg into the cling-wrapped bowl.
  • Create an air-tight parcel for the egg by twisting the end of the cling-wrap tightly and finish with a knot.
  • Bring a pot of water to simmer (just below boiling point) and drop the eggs in, one at a time.
  • After approx. 6 minutes (depending on how you like your eggs), remove the eggs and cut away the knot in the plastic, before peeling away the remaining plastic.
  • Serve straight away on buttered toast, delicious!

TOADS IN HOLES
An old-favourite from our own childhoods, Toads in Holes are perfect if you are camping and only have a BBQ for cooking on but are also great fun if you do have a kitchen handy.

Method

  • Depending on what’s available to you, create an egg-shaped circle in the middle of your bread (We’ve use cookie cutters, upturned glasses and if nothing is available, just ripped the bread).
  • Brown one side of the bread on the hot plate and then flip the bread over.
  • Crack an egg into the centre and cook until desired consistency is required (You can flip a third time if you don’t like runny eggs).
  • Serve straight away…some tomato or BBQ sauce is always a welcome addition!

EASY BREKKY MUFFINS
These are our personal favourite because not only do they use up all the leftovers in your fridge before you depart for a holiday but they freeze really well which means you can prepare them before you leave home and all you have to do is microwave them in the mornings. They are also really great as a filling snack between meals when the kids are hungry.

Method

  • Preheat oven to 200°C and grease a 12-hole muffin tin thoroughly.
  • Tear up 4-5 pieces of bread (good job for the kids!) and fill the muffin tray with the pieces until they are about ¾ full.
  • Chop up some ham and sprinkle evenly on top of the bread.
  • Divide a cup of grated cheese across the muffin tray on top of the ham.
  • Whisk together 8 eggs, 2 teaspoons of mustard (optional) and a teaspoon of pepper and pour this mixture evenly across the muffin tray.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on top.
    To freeze: Ensure muffins are completely cool and freeze in sealed bag or container. When defrosting, microwave the muffin until it is warm through.