Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world and helps us to get going in the morning. You can enjoy a nice ‘cuppa’ with a huge variety of different breakfast options. These options range from simple scrambled eggs on toast to a full house fry-up with waffles and maple syrup! Let’s talk about what to eat with coffee for breakfast.
Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day. It needs to provide us with enough energy and nutrients to get our bodies functioning efficiently. That’s not to say we shouldn’t spoil ourselves with an elaborate spread from time to time. But, it’s good to remember to keep the balance. To do this, you could enjoy several delicious healthy breakfast options in your diet.
There are two main types of coffee beans, called Arabica and Robusta, that are quite different in taste and effect. Coffee brewed from Arabica beans has a sweeter and smoother flavor and won’t give you too much of a buzz. It has a lower caffeine content than robusta. If you are after a good strong, slightly more bitter coffee booster, then a robusta cup is the one for you.
Below is a list of delicious breakfast companions you can enjoy with your trusty cup of morning coffee. Here’s to starting your day off right!
Top 10 Best Foods to Eat with Coffee for Breakfast
Nothing beats waking up to the smell of freshly baked croissants wafting down the road from the local corner bakery. A perfect grab and go breakfast companion to a cup of freshly brewed coffee.
If you prefer to bake your own croissants in the comfort of your home, you can purchase frozen, raw, or pre-cooked croissants. You can simply defrost these, heat, and eat! Remember to follow the instructions on the package as defrost and cooking times may vary accordingly.
Here is a delicious savory filling, highly recommended by a good friend:
- sliced salami.
- fried mushrooms.
- mascarpone cheese.
This combo, together with your favorite caffeine boost, will get you through the morning with a smile on your face and a warm fuzzy feeling in your belly.
2. Breakfast Burrito
Easy to prepare, versatile, and delicious! You can fill breakfast burritos with a variety of different options according to your own personal preference. A popular breakfast option is scrambled egg, fried onion & tomato, and sliced sausage (meat or vegetarian) with some grated cheddar cheese and fresh herbs.
You can purchase Pre-made tortilla wraps at your local supermarket. Store these in the freezer and easily prepare them within minutes on a hot skillet or frying pan. When the wrap is warmed through on both sides, fill with filling of choice, fold over and enjoy!
Top tip: Use ‘spray ‘n cook’ instead of cooking oil when warming the tortilla wraps to prevent sticking while not adding unnecessary greasiness.
3. French Toast with Bacon, Blueberries & Honey
Start your day on the right foot with this family-pleasing ‘breaking of the fast’ meal. Only attempt after you enjoy your morning ‘wake-me-up’ americano (or coffee of choice) when you’ve fully woken up.
Preparation: Fry up some bacon strips in a pan until cooked to the perfect crispiness. While the bacon is sizzling away, beat up the eggs in a bowl and season as desired. Dunk bread slides individually into the egg mixture, coating well on both sides, and fry in a pan for a few minutes on each side until cooked through.
Tip: Don’t soak the bread in the egg for too long as the bread may become too soggy. Now will be an excellent time to enjoy your second cup of coffee!
To serve: Stack the bacon on top of the French toast. Sprinkle with fresh blueberries, drizzle with golden maple syrup and finish it off with some fresh mint leaves to awaken and refresh your taste buds!
4. Breakfast Parfait (Yogurt, Fruit & Granola)
Healthy, nutritious, and oh so delicious! A breakfast parfait can be prepared the day before to save you time in the morning. This is great if you have to rush to work or get the kids to school on time. At the same time ensuring that you have a balanced meal with enough nutrients to sustain your body.
Kick start your day with this easy to eat combination of your favorite yogurt topped with freshly cut fruit and crunchy granola. If you feel like you need a protein boost, you can add a handful of mixed nuts.
For an easy breakfast-to-go option:
For those who work a typical 9-5 job, prepare your breakfast parfait in a recyclable cup with a lid the night before. Store in the fridge overnight and grab it on your way out. Enjoy your breakfast break with a nice hot cup of filter coffee!
5. Shakshuka (Israel’s Best!)
Keen to try something new? This one-pan meal is perfect if you have limited cooking space or hate doing dishes! It is simple to cook and tastes delicious!
Fry up some chopped onion, garlic, and tomato in a pan. (Add some chopped mushrooms or peppers if you like). Pour some water into the tomato/onion mix, reduce heat and simmer until thick and saucy. Using a wooden spoon, create individual hollows in the sauce and crack the eggs into them. Cover the pan with a lid until eggs are cooked through. Sprinkle with grated cheese and fresh basil and serve on toast. Always a winner!
6. Pancakes with Strawberries & Maple Syrup
An all-time classic you can’t go wrong with. Golden pancakes, or flapjacks, topped with sliced juicy strawberries and a drizzling of maple syrup or honey! Simple and delicious, this crowd-pleaser is enough to put you into anyone’s good books!
Author Note: Get creative with a variety of different pancake topping options. For a substantial savory meal, fill pancakes with mince and eggs. Or, if you are not up for something heavy, simply enjoy with cinnamon, honey, and fresh fruit.
7. The Full House Breakfast
Also called a ‘Fry-up’ or commonly known in England and Ireland as a ‘Full English breakfast,’ this substantial meal is perfect for a comforting weekend spoil after a hard weeks’ work!
Sip on your favorite blend of steamy coffee and dig into this mouthwatering feast. Fried eggs, back bacon, sausage, baked beans, mushrooms, fried tomato & hash browns! If you have a sweet tooth and want to add a delicious companion to your fry-up, you can heat some pre-made waffles and finish them off with a good dose of maple syrup! The weekend couldn’t come sooner!!
We recommend a coffee made from robusta coffee beans as the flavor is stronger and more bitter than arabica coffee. This will provide a good balance for the sweet syrupy waffles. The full house breakfast goes great with a latte or flat white.
8. Eggs Benedict
Popular for breakfast or brunch, and eggs benedict consists of two halves of toasted English muffin topped with crispy bacon, poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce. Substitute the bacon for slivers of smoked salmon or trout for a light, satisfying meal that isn’t too greasy or overfilling.
Enjoy a smooth Arabica coffee with this sophisticated daytime appetite pleaser. With less caffeine content than robusta coffee, it has a sweeter taste. It is the perfect balance to a salty salmon eggs benedict brunch. And the best part? It won’t make you feel edgy if you have already had your first cup of wake-me-up coffee.
9. Hot Oatmeal with Apple & Cinnamon
Oats are considered to be one of the most healthy of all grains, providing a great source of fiber, antioxidants, and important vitamins and minerals. Oatmeal is excellent for lowering blood pressure, weight-loss and it’s a tasty gluten-free alternative.
You can purchase oatmeal at any supermarket, has a good shelf life, and is easy to prepare within minutes. Top off this hot porridge with chopped apple and a sprinkle of cinnamon and honey. For a creamier option, you can also add some milk or butter.
10. Scrambled Eggs on Toast
Convenient, simple, and easy to prepare if you don’t feel up for cooking a complicated meal. Or if you don’t have much time or energy, but you know you need to eat something.
As simple as they are, scrambled eggs can be seasoned up as desired. They can be combined with several different types of vegetables or breakfast meats and enjoyed on a nice slice of seeded health toast or ciabatta.
Author Note: Eggs are a good source of protein, antioxidants, omega-3-fatty acids, and several different vitamins and minerals. They will fill you up and give you enough energy, along with a good cup of coffee, of course, to get you through the morning without giving you a heavy feeling.
There are many different breakfast options to eat with your coffee in the morning. Planning your meals ahead of time can help ensure you have a well balanced, healthy breakfast option if you are health conscious. It can also help to save you time in the morning if you have a busy working schedule or need to get kids to school.
According to your breakfast choice, choosing the right blend of coffee will allow you to enjoy your favorite flavor combinations to their fullest. Coffee is the perfect breakfast companion and can be prepared in a number of different ways, such as espresso, americano, latte, and cappuccino, just to name a few!
No matter what your choice is, if you start your morning with a good breakfast and a good cup of coffee, you will be able to face whatever the day has to offer with a steady head, a well-nourished body, a positive attitude, and a smile on your face! We hope you enjoyed this article on what to eat with coffee for breakfast. Enjoy your breakfast and coffee.
Stay caffeinated friends!