31 Days of Frugal Meals // Day 7

October 7, 2012

It's been a full week of cheaper to make meals, and we are still eating on that never ending chicken! If you'd like to catch up on this week's posts you can click the days below:

Day 1 // Day 2// Day 3 // Day 4 // Day 5 // Day 6

Now for day 7. 

A really yummy way I like to save money is to make breakfast for dinner. Eggs are a much cheaper protein source than just about anything else, aside from dry beans. Spending $3 on bacon or canadian bacon is very inexpensive when it is the only real "meat" you are using for a meal. To save even more money on hash-browns you can use the shredder attachment on a food processor and have hash-browns made fast without all of the unnecessary grating by hand. Plus by using your own potatoes you are missing out on all of the additives companies add to to their foods to make them last longer than they naturally should. So without further adiu here is my favorite breakfast for dinner, or breakfast for breakfast recipe:

German Pancake
What you need:
3 large eggs
1/2 c whole wheat flour
1/2 almond milk (or cow milk)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp butter

What to do:
Heat oven to 400° F.

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs to combine. Add the flour and whisk until smooth. Add the milk, salt, and vanilla and mix until incorporated; set aside. Add the butter to a large cast-iron skillet and transfer to oven until the butter melts. Remove from oven and quickly pour the batter into the hot skillet. Return to oven and bake until the pancake is puffed and golden, about 15 minutes. 

Serve with powdered sugar, fresh fruit, or maple syrup. Really anything tastes great on this. I have even made it with the fruit baked into the pancake. 

I am perfectly happy just eat this and have a cup of decaf coffee, but to appease the man around here for dinner, eggs and bacon are usually added. 

What are some of your favorite frugal breakfast recipes?