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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day–kick-starting your metabolism and gets you going in the morning. That said, spending big bucks isn’t a requirement.

Are you ready to take notes? Alrighty then! Here are some super cheap breakfast ideas.

1.  Porridge

Not the little-flavoured packets – they cost a fortune and are full of things your body just doesn’t need – I’m talking about the big unflavoured flakes that take a while to cook on the stove.  Do you know it only takes four minutes to cook two serves in the microwave?  Best of all – it is so cheap.  I picked up a large box of Uncle Toby’s Traditional Oats at IGA for $4.50.  I like using oats in cooking, it’s great to place in the bottom of some pantyhose in the kids’ bath if they have a skin complaint – it’s great mixed with a bit of water as a facemask – so many uses – and so good for you! If you can get porridge on sale it can cost you as little as 13 cents per serve!!!

Check out these recipes to spice up your porridge adventure!

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

via the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Porridge with Peanut Butter & Grapes

via theoatmealartist.com

Oatmeal with Honey & Fruit

via simplydeliciousfood.com

Cinnamon Semolina Porridge

Cinnamon Semolina Porridge
Cinnamon Semolina Porridge

Chai Porridge

Slow Cooker Porridge

2.  Home Made Crumpets

OMG!!! I love homemade crumpets–they are so deliciously moreish–this is more of a Sunday morning thing to make because it does take time–but the results will be highly worthwhile!  Best of all, it is cheap to make with simple ingredients. Click here for my recipe!

Meanwhile, lay eyes on these crumpets recipes you should definitely try!

All Australian Crumpets

via allrecipes.com.au

Crumpets with Cheese and Bacon

via geniuskitchen.com

Chocolate Crumpets

via bbcgoodfood.com

Burnt Honey Butter

via goldfm.lk

Fried Egg Crumpets

via twitter.com

Banana Crumpets

via foodtolove.au

3.  Fruit Smoothies

Get out your blender – even the kids will love this one!  Put 1/2 cup of your favourite fruit in the blender (bananas, when they aren’t so expensive, are great, but you can try peaches, apricots or some frozen berries if they are cheap enough) – 1/2 cup of yogurt (plain or flavoured), a cup of skim milk, an ice cube or two – and off you go.  It’s yummy and good for you! Not just for breakfast either!

Plan out a variety of smoothies for the whole week and try these babies out!

Chia Seed Berry Smoothie

via foodnetwork.com

Banana and Oat Smoothie

via runningwithspoons.com

Strawberry Avocado Smoothie

via yayforfood.com

PB&J Smoothie

via kitchentreaty.com

Peach and Cream Protein Smoothie

via theseasonedmom.com

Tropical Smoothie

via gimmesomeoven.com

4.  Rice

Got leftover rice from the night before?  Put a couple of tablespoons in a bowl, cover with milk and sugar to taste – it’s filling and delicious!

Here are some more ideas to turn your plain old rice into something inexpensively magical!

Creamy Rice

via goodcheapeats.com

Budget-Friendly Tuna Poke Bowl

via kitchn.com

Bacon and Kimchi Fried Rice Frittata

via thekitchn.com

Sweet Potato Risotto

via realsimple.com

Vegan Fried Rice

via minimalistbaker.com

Red Jambalaya Fried Rice

via thekitchn.com

5. Eggs

If there’s one thing that’s consistent in your kitchen, that would be eggs! Not only is it a great source of protein, but it’s cheap and easy to cook. You can do anything with it actually.

Got any ideas? How about these ones for starters?

Cheese and Ham Omelette

via bbc.com

Breakfast Mini Pizzas

via eatingwell.com

Pocket Eggs With Soy-Sesame Sauce

via everydayhealth.com

Quick Breakfast Taco

via eatingwell.com

Spring Turnip Frittata

via wholisticwoman.com

Deviled Eggs

via foodnetwork.com

Choose one of the recipes above and start your day right! Not only will your tummy be full, but also your wallet too!

What are your suggestions for inexpensive breakfasts that taste great?

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