Halloween is a time for fun, candy, and costumes. But it's also a time to start the day off right with a delicious and spooky Halloween breakfast!
I firmly believe that every day should begin with a good meal, even when that day happens to be Halloween.
Halloween isn't just about tricks and treats; it's also about starting your day off right with a spooktacular breakfast that sets the mood for all the fun to come.
So, whether you're hosting a creepy gathering, treating yourself, or just getting into the spirit of the season, let's explore the realm of Halloween breakfasts.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
Halloween Breakfast Charcuterie Board
Pile up spooky foods, like ants on a log, peeled oranges and add eyes to all sorts of food to make them look scary!
Creepy-Crawly Spiderweb Omelette
Prepare your omelette as usual and, just before it's fully cooked, carefully arrange thin strips of cheese in a radial pattern. Then, take a toothpick and gently drag it from the center of the omelette to the outer edge, creating that intricate web effect.
Frankenstein's Avocado Toast
Start by mashing ripe avocado onto a piece of toasted bread. Then, use slices of black olives for the monster's iconic "stitches" and create a face with slices of mozzarella and black olives. Check out Frankenstein Halloween Toast.
Mummified Breakfast Burritos
Wrap your usual breakfast burrito in strips of pre-cooked bacon to look like mummies, leaving a little space for the "eyes" – a dab of sour cream or yogurt with two olive slices.
For a healthy Halloween breakfast, simply peel bananas, slice off the bottom so they stand upright, and add raisin 'eyes'.
Spooky Breakfast Skewers:
Grab some bamboo skewers and thread on a mix of Halloween-themed ingredients – think mini pancakes, strawberry "eyeballs," and banana "ghosts."
Tips for Halloween Breakfasts
- Use seasonal ingredients, such as pumpkins, apples, and cranberries.
- Get the kids involved in the cooking process.
- Make it festive with fun decorations, such as spiderwebs, bats, and pumpkins.
- Kids are going to hit the sweets pretty hard in the evening, so try to get them some fruit and vegetables in the morning!
- Give your dishes playful Halloween-themed names. "Boo-nana" pancakes, "Spooky Spider" scrambled eggs (using sliced olives to create a spider pattern), and "Monster Mash" smoothies can make breakfast more exciting for kids and adults alike.
- Opt for whole grain options when choosing bread, cereals, or pancakes. Whole grains provide more fiber and nutrients compared to refined grains, keeping you full and energized throughout the morning.
- Incorporate a variety of colorful fruits into your breakfast. Think about creating fruit faces, like banana ghosts with blueberry eyes or orange slice pumpkins. These playful designs make your breakfast fun and visually appealing.
Halloween Breakfast Recipes
With a little planning, you can easily create a Halloween breakfast that is both delicious and spooky. So get creative and have fun with it! Here are some great recipes!