Researchers have concluded time and again that eating within 90 minutes of waking up helps rev up your metabolism and improves your body’s ability to function. Have you ever heard a better reason to eat raspberry stuffed low carb pancakes? Perhaps you or a friend could use a great new breakfast gadget to help keep the morning meal interesting.
We do a big salute to creatively breaking the fast with the following 10 cool breakfast prep tools:
The first item on our list is the Back to Basics 4-Slot Egg-and-Muffin Toaster and it is a great gadget or gift for anyone who thinks they don’t have time for breakfast. This amazing machine can make a restaurant style egg muffin sandwiches in about 4 minutes with very little effort or mess.
You can use your own organic or high quality ingredients and have a breakfast sandwich in less time than it takes to stop at a restaurant on the way to work or school. The Back to Basics 4-Slot Egg-and-Muffin Toaster comes in the 4 slot model and a smaller version (also available in the link) at about half the cost for students and smaller families.
Can you imagine what the most absolutely perfectly customized to your taste yogurt would be like? If you can imagine it then you can get the affordable Aroma 8-Cup Digital Yogurt Maker and have it for breakfast tomorrow. Making homemade yogurt is a great opportunity to create something exactly how you like it which is better for you than store bought and very easy. You can grab a jar out of the fridge with no time to spare if you’re having a busy morning and all those billions of beneficial bacteria will help keep our stomach happy all day long.
The Aroma 8-Cup Digital Yogurt Maker comes with 8 BPA-free cups so you can make a whole week’s breakfasts at one go.
Sometimes the best way to get creative in the kitchen is to try to rediscover a tradition. The Norpro Deluxe Munk Aebleskiver Pan is a cast iron pan with 7 cup shaped forms for making fantastic homemade Danish pancakes. You can stuff them with jam, fruit, custard or even savory meats and cheeses.
The pan comes with recipe suggestions but it’s also a great way to get creative with fillings.
The Black & Decker 30-Watt 34-Ounce Citrus Juicer is a fantastically priced, very powerful machine for making your favorite fresh juices in minutes. It comes with two robust squeezing cones to extract the most amount of juice from your fruit and a convenient pitcher with a no-spill spout.
The reamer has an auto reverse function usually found on more expensive juicers and you can control the amount of pulp. The pitcher comes with a cover for storing extra juice in the fridge.
An easy omelette is 6 minutes away when you have the Kitchen Selectives Over Easy Omelette Express in your kitchen. Just mix your veggies, meats and cheese with 3 eggs and pour into the maker and in moments you’ll have made yourself a light fluffy omelette that will keep you going.
If you don’t have time to man the stove or the skill to flip the eggs this handy gadget has got you covered. Cooking for two? This maker can do two omelettes at once.
Are you an efficiency minded individual with limited space who enjoys amazing bargains? Are you or is someone you know in the market for a coffee maker, toaster oven or electric skillet? The Sunpentown Stainless-Steel 3-in-1 Breakfast Maker is perfect for students, small families or anyone who wants breakfast to be easy and convenient. Pop an egg on the griddle, put some bread in the toaster and by the time the coffee is done brewing you’ll be ready to go out with a warm cup and breakfast sandwich.
If you like the idea of a compact all in one breakfast machine but need it to be a bit larger there is also the Kalorik Breakfast Set: 3-In-1 Stainless Coffee Maker/Oven/Griddle
If you enjoy a light breakfast or want to include fresh fruit in your breakfast meal then a nice ripe grapefruit can be just the thing. Preparing and eating a grapefruit can be a little tricky because you have to first separate the fruit from the rind and then cut out each individual section. A Trudeau Stainless Steel Grapefruit 5-Piece Set will make eating a grapefruit all the more convenient and it may help you and your family eat more fresh fruit.
Tip: If your grapefruit is a bit to sour for your tastes you can sprinkle a light dusting of Xylitol on top. Delicious and healthy Xylitol is a non-sugar sweetener with few calories and it’s good for your teeth.
Who doesn’t love waffles? The Hamilton Beach Flip Belgian Waffle Maker is a sure winner for a breakfast gadget that will please everyone. Kids will have a great time flipping the maker to get their Belgian waffles golden brown (with parental supervision, of course!). It has nonstick grids that makes thick waffles with deep holes so you can fill them with your favorite toppings.
For perfect, organic waffles try Bob’s Red Mill Organic 7 Grain Pancake & Waffle, Whole Grain Mix in your new maker.
Unless you are an international criminal who wishes to destroy your fingerprints by searing your fingers on hot toast and waffles, you should consider the Norpro Grip-EZ Grab and Lift Silicone Tong a great addition to your kitchen or gift for your favorite breakfast enthusiast. It is coated with silicone which will not mar the surface of a pan or waffle maker. And stubborn bagels which, in the past, may have refused to exit the toaster while hot will succumb to the heavy hand of the butter knife faster than you can say “cream cheese”.
Last but not least on our list is the DB-Tech Electric Egg Cooker. It makes soft and hard boiled eggs without the waiting and mess of boiling a large pot of water and fishing each out to be peeled and served. It has an auto shut off and buzzer so no more over or under cooked eggs. If stainless steel is more your style check out the Kalorik Stainless Steel Egg Cooker.
This appliance is made even more handy with the addition of the Rosle Egg Topper which uses spring loaded vibration to cleanly remove the shell a hard boiled egg.