50 Cheap Breakfast Ideas

50 Cheap Breakfast Ideas

Cheap as Chips Breakfast Ideas that kick-start your metabolism and get you going in the morning. 

Are you ready to take notes? Alrighty then! Here are some super cheap as chips breakfast ideas that are still yummy, filling and delicious!

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Breakfast Muffins Recipe | Stay at Home Mum

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 them 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!

Cinnamon Semolina PorridgeCinnamon Semolina Porridge
Both spicy and sweet, if you are a fan of porridge, you are going to love this version!
Warming Chai PorridgeWarming Chai Porridge
Chai isn’t just a delicious hot drink – it is a fantastic flavour for porridge too!
Perfect Microwave PorridgeHow to Make Perfect Porridge in the Microwave
Don’t make porridge in the saucepan! You can make it just as good in the microwave in only a few minutes!
Slow Cooker PorridgeSlow Cooker Porridge
If you are making a large amount of porridge – make it in the slow cooker!

2.  Crumpets and Toast

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!

Homemade Crumpets can be served traditionally with slatherings of butter and jam – or enjoyed as a savoury snack – topped with baked beans and cheese!

Traditional Homemade Crumpets
French Raisin Toast
5 Minute French Toast
Baked Ham, Cheese and Egg Toast Cups
Gooey Chocolate and Banana French Toast
French Toast Rolls
Banana on Toast Breakfast
Banana and Honey Toast

Traditional Homemade Crumpets

How to Make Homemade Crumpets | Stay at Home Mum

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!

There are also Protein Shakes or Weight Loss Shakes that are easy to put together on the run and they contain everything your body needs.

Banana and Oats SmoothieBanana and Oat Smoothie
Delicious and filling Smoothie. This smoothie is also good frozen as an ice block!
Chocolate and Banana Boobie SmoothieChocolate and Banana Boobie Smoothie
Breastfeeding? You need a good nutritious breakfast. If you need one on the go – this is for you!
Cherry Ripe SmoothieCherry Ripe Smoothie
This is just delicious! If frozen cherries are on sale – buy up big!
Keto Strawberry SmoothieKeto Strawberry Smoothie
Doing Keto? No worries – we still have you covered. We use Almond Milk in this recipe and add Avocado for fat.
Weetbix SmoothieWeetbix Smoothie
The perfect blend of Smoothie and Breakfast all in one!
Banana Almond SmoothieBanana Almond Smoothie
Fruit and delicious – and has a very surprising ingredient you may not see coming!
Keto Avocado SmoothieKeto Avocado Smoothie
A delicious mixture of Avocado, Almond Milk, Vanilla and Almond Milk.
Strawberry Delight SmoothieStrawberry Delight Smoothie
If strawberries are in season and are cheap and plentiful – use fresh strawberries – otherwise grab a bag of frozen strawberries.
Mango, Oaty, Coconutty Smoothie!Mango, Oaty, Coconutty Smoothie
Only three simple ingredients!
Dragonfruit, Strawberry and Mango Yoghurt SmoothieDragonfruit, Strawberry and Mango Yoghurt Smoothie
Dragonfruit is very pretty and mild flavoured.
Super Green Summer Breakfast SmoothieSuper Green Summer Breakfast Smoothie
Green is good!

4.  Homemade Bulk Muffins

Muffins are terrific – I make them all the time at home.  If I have any fruit that is starting to look manky or some leftover veggies, they all get incorporated into muffins and frozen for a quick breakfast or even to pop into school lunches!

Bulk Savoury Muffins that Work Out to 17c EachBulk Savoury Muffins That Work out to 17c Each
So cheap – and muffins are a great breakfast idea!
Ham and Vegetable MuffinsSavoury Ham and Vegetable Muffins
Use triple-smoked ham for these – the flavour just goes all the way through – delish!
Easy Cheesy Muffins | Stay at Home Mum3-Ingredient Easy Cheesy Muffins
Just three simple ingredients!
Banana Muffins (Dairy Free)Dairy-Free Banana Muffins
These freeze really well – so make huge batches and grab one on the go!
Healthy Sour Cream Blueberry MuffinsHealthy Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins
Sour Cream gives these muffins a slight tart flavour which really works with the sweetness of the blueberries.

5. Greek Yoghurt

Greek Yoghurt is both cheap and delicious – and you can turn plain yoghurt into so many recipes!   Here are just a few cheap as chips ideas!

Frozen Yoghurt BitesFrozen Yoghurt Bites
These are great in Summer – and also a great recipe for a healthy after school snack!
Strawberry Frozen Yoghurt BarkStrawberry Frozen Yoghurt Bark
Another delicious frozen yoghurt treat – healthy and delicious!
Easy Greek Yoghurt FlatbreadEasy Greek Yoghurt Flatbread
With just Greek Yoghurt and some flour – you can make delicious flatbreads that are delicious for a cheap breakfast!
Homemade YoghurtHomemade Yoghurt
Sure – you can easily go buy yoghurt – but if your family eat a whole load of it – why not make it in bulk yourself at home!
Strawberry Frozen Yoghurt Bark | Stay at Home Mum

 Strawberry Frozen Yoghurt Bark – One of the Many Cheap and Chips Breakfast Ideas!

6. Hot and Cheap Breakfast Ideas

Creamed Corn and Ham Toasted Wraps
Sweet Potato Vegan Wraps

7. Pancakes and Waffles

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 Cheap as Chips Breakfast Ideas that taste great?

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