6 Breakfast Hacks to Revamp Your Morning

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it's not always the easiest! Let us help change that with these 6 breakfast tricks to make better oatmeal, waffles, and more. 

Bruce and Jeanne Lubin
2-minute read

Oatmeal in an Instant

If you’re hooked on instant oatmeal packets, try this trick instead for big savings. Buy instant oats in bulk, then in a sandwich bag combine a quarter cup of oats with a half teaspoon each of sugar and cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Pre-pack several and you’re set for the week!

Stop Syrup from Running

Frustrated with syrup running down the sides of the bottle, making a disgusting mess? Try this trick: Rub the threads at the neck of the bottle with a small amount of vegetable oil. The oil will prevent the syrup from running and the cap from sticking next time you open it. This also works for molasses and honey containers.

Syrup Substitute

Out of maple syrup and still want to make waffles this morning? Try this delicious substitute. Combine a third of a cup of butter, a third of a cup of sugar, and half a can of frozen orange juice concentrate in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is syrupy.

Keep Waffles from Sticking

Here’s a trick to keep waffles from sticking to the waffle iron: Beat a teaspoon of white wine into the batter. You’ll never taste the wine, but it will keep the batter from adhering to the hot surface.

Pre-Made Waffles and French Toast

For a quick and healthy breakfast, make waffles ahead of time, then freeze them. When you or your family is ready to eat, pop them in the toaster to reheat. Making waffles from scratch, rather than buying them in the frozen foods section, will save you money. You can also easily do this with French toast!

Toasty Treat

For a different type of toast, lightly butter a slice of bread on both sides and cook it in a waffle iron. Your kids will love it!

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About the Author

Bruce and Jeanne Lubin

Bruce Lubin and Jeanne Bossolina-Lubin are the proud parents of three boys and more than a dozen books. After saving thousands per year using everyday tips and simple lifehacks, they started their own business in the hopes of sharing their knowledge with others. They have been known to go into their friends' refrigerators to turn their eggs upside down so that they last longer.