Since our family never eats breakfast together during the week, we try to put more focus on breakfast during the weekend. The Target Breakfast Twist is all about making breakfast fun and less hectic, and the Frugality Is Free family has embraced this project with open arms.
On weekdays, my Mom-on-the-go breakfast is usually a banana right before an exercise class and a glass of water, but on the weekend I spruce it up a little bit. One of my goals has been trying to find ways to add protein to my breakfast, but I will admit that I am not fond of eggs in the morning, and as a vegetarian all meat-choices are off the table as well.
Check out this Protein Boost Peanut Butter and Granola Banana Split:
How We Make It:
- A banana
- Your favorite fruits
- Nature Valley Protein Crunchy Granola
- Jif Creamy Peanut Butter
Simply spread a line of peanut butter on the banana, then drizzle it with granola and cut up fruits. You can also add a dollop of plain yogurt, if you want a little more creaminess.
The boys’ favorite breakfast is by far crepes, although pancakes are a close second. The Target Busy Family Project inspired us to kick it up a notch though, and the boys surely enjoyed the new chocolaty twist to their favorite weekend breakfast.
Crepes with Nutella and Banana
How We Make It:
- 2 cups of milk (we use lactose free milk)
- 2 cups of flour
- 3-4 eggs
- a dash of salt
- 1 tea spoon of sugar
- 1 tea spoon extra virgin olive oil
- butter for cooking
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla is optional
Mix the ingredients until there are no lumps left, then pour it on the pan, and make sure the batter is spread thin. Turn when one side is brown, and serve warm. Spread Nutella over and add bananas or other favorite fruits.
We were out of whole wheat flour, but using half whole wheat flour and half regular flour usually make great crepes as well.
Other kid-friendly fun breakfast favorites…
Wheeties with fruit, milk and Big Slice Pure Kettle-Cooked Apples
Sliced Bananas with Granola, Blueberries and Blackberries
Find many more great breakfast ideas to make your breakfast fun for everyone in the family…
You find special savings on these products at Target – and even more inspiration by visiting Target.com/BreakfastTwist
Right now, you can also get free bread when you purchase select General Mills breakfast cereals at Target.
Select General Mills cereals are on sale at $2.75
You get a free loaf of bread when you buy 2 select General Mills, Nature Valley, Jimmy Dean, Quaker or Archer Farms breakfast items. (Look out for signs like the one above).
Make sure to bring along these breakfast coupons
- Nature Valley Granola coupon from the 2/2 Smart Source coupon insert
- $0.75 off 2 General Mills cereals Target coupon
- $0.75 off Multi Grain Cheerios Chocolate cereal
- $0.75 off ONE BOX Chocolate Toast Crunch™ cereal
- $1.00 off TWO BOXES any flavor Cheerios cereals
- $0.75 off Fiber One Protein Maple Brown Sugar
- $0.50 off TWO BOXES Nature Valley Snack Bars
- $0.50 off Nature Valley Greek Yogurt Protein Bars
Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.