10 Dorm-Friendly Breakfast Ideas!

Hello all you food lovers, it’s me, Elizabeth! Even if you don’t know me, we already have something in common: a mutual like for food.

But not just any food! Today I bring you the sheer bliss and peaceful aroma of breakfast.

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Breakfast has always been my favorite meal of the day. I love waking up to the smell of bacon and coffee (ahhh…the joy). But there’s a slight issue, I live in a dorm and my kitchen appliances amount to…well…zero.

So what are some ways to be fun and creative with your breakfast in the dorm?

1. Yogurt and Granola

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Honestly, this is my classic go-to in the morning. This is a super easy, healthy breakfast to eat in bed or on the go. Just grab your favorite yogurt and a box of granola, and you’re set for a while! Just sprinkle a little granola on top of your yogurt, maybe add some raisins, blueberries, or any fruit, and bam: Breakfast is here.

2. Apple and Peanut Butter Sandwich

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Here’s another fun, healthy choice. All you need is an apple, a slicer, some peanut butter and any other fun stuff you want to put in your apple sandwich (raisins, craisins, rice krispies, walnuts, etc.) and you’re good to go.

3. Leggo my Eggo!

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All you need are some pre-frozen waffles from the freezer section and a microwave! For maximum perfection, wrap the waffle in a damp paper towel and stick it in the microwave for 30 seconds to a minute. Add some peanut butter, honey, fruit, or jelly for a delicious breakfast variety.

4. Fruit Kabobs

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Got some left over waffles and fruit? Well, great because now you can turn them into kabobs! These are pretty self-explanatory. You can put just about anything on them and share them with friends.

5. Cereal Balls

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So not only do we all love cereal, but we all know that fruity pebbles come in abundance in the Caf. All you need to make these cereal balls are a cereal of your choice, marshmellow creme, cream cheese, and butter. Check out the recipe here!

6. Oatmeal Parfaits

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Tired of eating plain oatmeal everyday? Well why not spice it up with some granola, walnuts, and your favorite berries! Be creative! Plus it looks really fancy.

7. Microwave Bacon

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Okay. This is officially the coolest thing ever. I don’t know about you, but not a Saturday goes by where I don’t wake up wanting bacon. Well here’s the solution! Make your own bacon rack out of a mug and a bowl, so the grease can drip off of both sides. Then stick the bacon in the microwave on your hall for about 3 minutes, or 90 seconds per slice. And bam…bacon!

8. Banana Treat!

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You could use this creative, healthy recipe for breakfast or just a mid-afternoon snack. And it gets better…all the needed ingredients are in the Caf! You’ll just need a banana, peanut butter, granola, any kid of nuts, any kind of fruit, raisens, or craisens. Feel free to get creative on this one too!

9. Homemade Granola

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Dude, I actually tried this recipe this past weekend and it’s absolutely wonderful! Like everything that was ever awesome combined together! Check out this great blog for a full recipe for Espresso Chocolate Chip Granola. Feel free to substitute your own ingredients and make it up as you go along. That’s what I did, and it turned out great and super fun!

10. Breakfast Bars! 

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Here’s another super helpful blog that gives a great recipe for no-bake, dorm-friendly breakfast bars! Can’t wait to try these. And the best part? Left overs.

Well I hope this was helpful to everyone! But before you dash off to Kroger or your respective dorm microwaves, let me share with you one of my favorite quotes about cooking. Let it inspire you.

“Following a recipe is like playing scales, and cooking is jazz.” -Shauna Niequist in Bread and Wine

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Yep, let that blow your mind for a sec.

So as we part ways as food-appreciating friends, let’s be jazzy with our cooking and make these recipes our own. Feel free to share your own creative breakfast ideas with us!!

– happy cooking and eating, Elizabeth

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