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Fast, Easy, Cheap: Breakfast Recipes for College

May 2nd, 2008 admin

Fast, Easy, Cheap Breakfast Recipes for College

Usually I just eat cereal & milk for breakfast, but on the weekend-or sometimes even for dinner-it’s fun to cook a bigger breakfast. Here are some fast, easy, and-most importantly-INEXPENSIVE breakfasts you can eat any time of day:

French Toast

Cost: less than $1 (for 4 slices)


4 slices of wheat bread
1 large egg
2T milk

Note: You can use a George Foreman grill (or equivalent) by simply propping it up so the grilling surface is horizontal. This works great if you’re in the dorms or just in a rush!

Directions: Heat grill or stove top to about 350 degrees F. Whisk egg and milk together in a shallow bowl until they are well blended. If you like extra-eggy French toast, use 2 eggs instead of 1. Dip both sides of each slice of bread in your egg mixture and let the excess drip off. Place bread in heated frying pan/on a Foreman-style grill and cook until golden brown. If you are cooking in a pan, be sure to flip the bread so both sides cook evenly (if you’re using the grill, you can just lower the top!). For a little extra flavor, try sprinkling a little cinnamon on one side before grilling.

Yummy Egg Sandwich

Cost: less than $1


1-2 eggs
2 slices wheat bread or 1 English muffin
Butter or margarine
your choice of toppings

Directions: Heat stove top to about 350 degrees. Crack your egg(s) into a frying pan, and break the yolk; add a sprinkling of salt and pepper. “Fry” the eggs by cooking them like a pancake-let them cook until the edges get a little stiff, then flip-just be sure they cook all the way through. (You could also scramble the eggs if you prefer that texture. See how here.). Toast your bread (or English muffin) and butter it. Stack your eggs and toppings between your bread slices, or just eat your egg sandwich without any garnish.

Topping ideas:

grilled zucchini (its surprisingly good!)

WiseBread has four more yummy-but-cheap breakfast ideas here, and I’ll be sharing more in the future, so make sure to subscribe so you can keep up. I’d love to hear your own recipes or breakfast faves, too, so please leave a comment!

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jimmyc  |  June 18th, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Nothing better than a george foreman in college. I use to make grilled cheese sandwhiches with an iron. They actually were pretty tasty!

  • 2. Jamie  |  June 19th, 2008 at 8:58 am

    Like that movie Benny & Joon. They looked tasty (the sandwiches, not the people).

  • 3. Desserts Recipes  |  April 23rd, 2009 at 6:26 am

    Thanks for that recipe. It will help a lot. You’ve got a great site by thee way.

  • 4. Kageprint  |  April 19th, 2011 at 4:47 am

    Pretty delectable.
    Many thanks for the recipe:)

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