No More Boring Breakfasts! How to Make Easy Jelly Rolls, Cereal Bars, Egg Casserole & More!

Does anyone else out there hate the ho-hum boring nature of breakfast? I mean really, how many eggs, stacks of pancakes, or yogurt can one person be expected to eat?


I personally get sick of the same old breakfast routines so I try to find new, exciting recipes to liven up the breakfast table. Like a hearty and colorful scrabbled egg, filled with green, red, and yellow peppers, and melted cheese. Serve this with some oranges and toast and your belly will be thanking you!


Or how about an egg casserole to open your eyes in the morning?


Oh yea…with a little preparation the night before, you can achieve breakfast nirvana! Brown 1 pound of sausage and let cool. Add to it, 6 eggs, beaten, 2 ½ cups of milk, 2 cups of shredded cheese, 8 ounces sliced mushrooms, drained, and 8 slices of bread, cubed. Pour mixture into a greased baking dish. Mix ½ cup of milk with a can of cream of mushroom soup and pour over the top. Sprinkle a cup of cheese over everything, cover with foil, and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, bake casserole at 350 for 1 ½ hours and enjoy!

Maybe you are looking for something to accompany your boring eggs? Try this sausage breakfast thingy. You will not be disappointed!

In a hurry and need something fast? Skip the drive thru and make these instead.



These are ridiculously easy jelly rolls. Forget the fact that they don’t look great and focus on the fact that there will be a party in your mouth! Dip the sides and tops of buttermilk biscuits in melted butter. Make a well in the middle and fill with your favorite jelly preserves. Bake according to the biscuit directions and let them cool before eating.

Or try these make-ahead cereal bars. These are a hit with picky preschool taste buds!


Thanks to my friend Shelly, these bars have saved the “I’ve got a busy day and no time to waste on making breakfast” feeling! Make them the night before (in a snap) and toss them in baggies so everyone in the family can quickly grab – and go!

And you know I am going to save the best for last. For a crowd pleaser, try these Cinnamon Rolls!


Oh. My. Goodness.

Once you eat these mouth-watering cinnamon rolls, you will never go back to popping open a tube of Pillsbury again!

Homemade goodness friends! How will you wake up your breakfast menu this week?

Keepin’ it Real…D

by: D (Deanna) of SpotLight316 Ministries

I am Deanna. All my friends call me D, so you can too! I am a wife, mom, and friend who wears many different hats. My primary role is that of wife and mom. I found the proverbial “beauty from ashes” in my own broken world and it is these very struggles that drive me to provide a space for others to fully express themselves and grow in the grace of God.

  • Chrissy powell

    I need this so bad!! I struggle with ideas

    • I struggle with ideas sometimes too. I hate to get in a rut – especially with “the most important meal of the day.” I’m glad you liked these simple ideas. More to come…stay tuned! :)

  • I too look for something different to serve for breakfast…this doesn’t take up too much of my hurried time in the morning :-)

    • I am not a morning person so I try to look for simple fixes in the morning for my not-so-functioning self. Let me know how you like them!

  • jenn

    Awesome i sometimes forget there is more to breakfast than just cereal eggs or pancakes

    • My teenager tends to remind me – haha!

  • Leslie G.

    I love eggs so much more when they have veggies in them. Sometimes I use the frozen hashbrowns that come with onions and peppers in them if I’m in a hurry.

    Thanks for the great post!

    • I love the flavor of red and yellow peppers – and I love the hashbrowns idea! Great shortcut and even extra yumminess! :)

  • These look GREAT!!! Pinned it too! My kids will love them!

    • Thanks for sharing the love Kristin! These are some of my family’s favorites.

  • Donna B.

    YUM! I’m seriously drooling right now. Thanks for sharing these.

  • Sarah L

    The biscuits are so easy (just not too often)

  • susan

    I am loving the Cinnamon Rolls! I have been in a rut and I appreciate all of the new ideas.

  • Stephanie Hirsch

    Yum! This sounds great!

  • angela dupree

    Looks and sounds so YUMMY!

  • jose gueits

    this is great it look delicous

  • Leland Dantzler

    Love the ease of these!

  • Wendi

    thanks for posting this! I am going to try the night before bar thingys for my kids.

  • Marlena Curley

    Thanks for these. They look great! I’m planning on trying that egg casserole this saturday for sure. Looks delish

  • Tammy

    Breakfast is my favorite meal. Where can I find these recipes?

  • Shirley

    They look delicious.

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  • cindy mckean

    Thanks!! I am always looking for new recipe ideas. I can’t wait to try these!! They look delicious!!

  • Tauna Watt

    Love how the breakfast ideas an reciped I look forward to using these in the near future!


  • Maggie

    That looks really delicious, I personally love the taste of eggs but sometimes scrambled eggs make me feel sick when I eat them in the morning. I’m thinking the egg casserole might be something I’d want to eat in the morning :) and if I still feel sick I can always make it in the afternoon for lunch 😀

  • sheri grennille

    posts like this one are why i love pinterest – so many good ideas! thanks!

  • Amy Orvin

    All of this looks fabulous!!
    Thanks for sharing the review.

  • Crystal Epperson

    Love these! I will definitely be trying this!

  • Donna B.

    I think I may try to make cinnamon rolls this weekend – I’ve been craving them all week!

  • linda r

    Thank you for the ideas and recipes! Going to try this weekend