Behind The Butter

A Poll of Desperate Measures

Quick! I’m taking a poll!

Hypothetically speaking, if I were sitting at home in my vegetable pajamas and fuzzy leopard slippers at eight thirty on a Friday night, sipping mint tea and petting my cat, what should I look forward to eating in the morning?

I want to hear your favorite breakfast food!

But remember: this is hypothetical.

Purely hypothetical.

Because of course I have a life and I’m obviously out partying hard with all of my friends right now. I have no idea how this blog post even got posted because clearly I’m nowhere near my computer and I’m sure you’re not either.

However….if you could eat anything on a Saturday morning, what would it be?

Pancakes? Belgium waffles? Biscuits and gravy?

My favorite breakfast food is a Belgium waffle topped with Aunt Jemima’s Butter Light syrup.

Please tell me you know about Aunt Jemima Butter Light. If not, we need to talk.

Okay, that’s all for now. Off to waddle back to my cave…I mean party! Clearly party.

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  • Jenna
    October 15, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    if i was at my computer instead of having a wild, senior-year-of-college-at-an-SEC-school night, i would tell you that i was raised to be in love with bacon. bacon and a cheese omelet are my absolute favs.

    ps why do i always cook brownies too long? how do i know when they’re done but not dried out?

    • jenna
      October 15, 2010 at 8:53 pm

      pull the brownies four minutes BEFORE you think they’re done…they’ll finish baking in the pan.

  • Jamie
    October 15, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    I have two favorite breakfast meals/foods: 1. beans, toast, a poached egg, and a cup of Joe. 2. coffee cake from the Bisquick cookbook…. because who can resist a breakfast food that is made up of the words coffee and cake!

    • Caitlin
      October 17, 2010 at 1:24 pm

      I love that coffee cake!!!! My mom used to make me Bisquick coffee cake after morning swim practices and I would eat an entire pan over the course of the weekend. So yum.

  • Jenna
    October 15, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    At this moment I think a roasted veggie and feta omelet, homemade pear sauce, and bacon. Everything is better with bacon. Also a bite or two of my husband’s extra crispy, extra butter hashbrowns (seriously he makes the best hashbrowns I have ever had). Crap! Now I am hungry.

  • Claire
    October 15, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    I am all about belgian waffles too with butter and real maple syrup. yum! oh, and I can’t wait to make doughnuts for the first time! specifically cider doughnuts…

  • Camille
    October 15, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    We are totally out partying together right now. Isn’t being young fabulous?
    French toast all the way!

    Now get back to your party!

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    October 15, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Your friday night sounds lovely to me…
    My favorite breakfast? Corned beef hash, eggs over easy, and potatoes… oh with cheese.

  • aubrey
    October 15, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    i love the way you write! I try to imagine your voice but i really i have no clue. High pitched, soft, deep? Haha

    Anyways! I used to not like breakfast. It made me feel heavy for the rest of the day. However, I really love my mom’s quiche. It’s always loaded with tons of veg, swiss cheese, bacon and a store bought crust thats perfectly golden. I love eating it with fruit and a big ole mug of her SB’s French Roast.

  • Tabitha (From Single to Married)
    October 15, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Turkey sausage and a biscuit. Not the healthiest, but yummy!

  • Heather
    October 15, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Fried plantains with yogurt and grandpa potatoes (potato slices with oil of choice in a cast iron skillet on the stove, experlty “ignored” so that they become a perfect golden brown with crispy stick-together goodness). Try as we might, no one in the family has been able to recreate them quiet like my grandpa did.. Perhaps because we are not brave enough to walk away and literally ignore them like he did. He knew,somehow, just how to do it and not mess with them too much. They stick together and are just amazing. Yum.

  • Anna
    October 15, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Eggs Benedict hold the holindaise sauce. Yummy! with extra drippy yolks please! πŸ™‚

    Either that or a veggie scramble smothered in tons of salsa!

  • Kate
    October 15, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Pancakes with real maple syrup. Eggs of any kind. Sausage. Cheese grits. Fried potatoes. Cinnamon rolls. Honestly, I can’t pick my favorite. Any breakfast food is awesome.

  • Nora@LifeLifeEatRight
    October 15, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    I know it might seem boring and simple but my favorite breakfast food has to be oatmeal with banana and peanut butter with jelly or fresh blackberries/blueberries. On Sundays, however; nothing beats a big cheese and veggie omelet with whole wheat toast and jam made by my dad :).

  • Amanda
    October 15, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Bacon, eggs and warm buttery toast. The eggs must be sunny-side up so I may dip the warm buttery toast in it. Mmmm. Damn… now I’m hungry.

  • Natalie
    October 15, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Holy cow I LOVE Aunt Jemima Light Syrup! I seriously have 5 bottles in my pantry because they went on sale super cheap. As a result, I might just have to go with homemade buttermilk pancakes with strawberries, whip cream and of course THE syrup!

  • Khushboo
    October 15, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Would I be a complete bore if I said any form: overnight oats, eggwhite oatmeal, oatmeal pancakes…as long as it’s got oats and nut better, I am THERE!

  • Natalie (The Sweets Life)
    October 15, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    a ginger lemon scone? or maybe some cannoli french toast (just saw that on a blog today–awesomeness)? how about a veggie & goat cheese packed frittata? sigh. i love breakfast.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    October 15, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Buttermilk pancakes cooked in REAL butter. YUM.

  • Laughter-Loving Stacy
    October 15, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    I would have…. a perfect eggs benedict (not too much holledauise sauce) ((or however you spell it)) with some hash browns or tater-tots, with a side of fresh, huge strawberries or grapefruit. πŸ™‚

  • Laughter-Loving Stacy
    October 15, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    oh my gosh, after reading everyones comments…. i am drooling over some damn tasty breakfast food haha πŸ™‚

  • Becki @ Hike, Bike, Eat
    October 15, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    I was PLANNING on going out and partying hard, but your post made me debate tomorrey’s breakfast so much that I forgot to leave the house. Thanks…
    …Goat cheese, spinach and sundried tomato omelette. I BLAME YOU!!! πŸ™‚

  • Food & Other Things
    October 15, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Definitely pancakes with a side of bacon and a huge cup of coffee….what a fun post!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    October 15, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    There are like four commenters named Jenna. Confusing! :p

    My favorite is poached eggs and toast. Simple, easy, amazing.

  • ariana
    October 15, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    i have to say it’s a total toss-up between migas with lots of chips and guacamole, or good ol’ fashioned french toast. mmmm!

  • LeahEatsWorld
    October 15, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    OMG, I was RAISED on Aunt Jemima Butter Lite!!!! I haven’t had it in years, but that is the utmost of the weekend morning breakfast ingredients in my book… such a sweet memory of my youth. I’m an ’83 girl… and I remember “Butter Lite” from at least age 6.

  • Elizabeth
    October 15, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Awww! Where’s your man??
    I’m looking forward to banana spelt pancakes in the am!

  • yeidy
    October 15, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    If I wasnt partying as a single girl on a Fri nite I would be able to tell you that your bread turned out amazing. unfortunately Im not home yet so I have no idea what happened πŸ˜‰ for breakfast I like a fried egg with baked beans and a dash of hot sauce on top.

  • Sarah
    October 15, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Well, on a Sunday at least, my new favourite thing is to make my husband Pioneer Woman’s ‘crash hot potatoes’ instead of hash browns or fried potatoes:

    Maybe those with a frittata?

  • Caroline
    October 15, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Lately I have not been able to get my fill of pancakes. Chocolate chip pancakes to be exact. So that is my biased vote. I’m thinking of mixing things up in the morning and get in the fall spirit with pumpkin pancakes, with a healthy handful of chocolate chips of course.

  • Laura
    October 15, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Ideal breakfast would probably be either my mum’s cheese scones with butter (or plain scones with raspberry jam and cream) or savoury muffins with butter.

  • Amber K
    October 15, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Ugh, after being diagnosed with celiac one week ago I have no idea now! I thought I was doing great with breakfat quinoa, but I think I ate too much because now my body is rejecting that! I’m already basically a vegan. What else is there? lol

  • Julie
    October 15, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Huevos Rancheros (sp?) from Millie’s Kitchen in Lafayette. If you’re ever in the East Bay, I’ll take you. : ) The whole menu is amazing.

  • jenna julia
    October 15, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Half oatmeal/half oat bran, half a banana smashed in there, 1 tbsp frozen berries, 1 big tbsp peanut butter, cinnamon on top + a big cup of coffe w/soymilk. enjoyed slowly while reading your favorite blogs. I’m actually doing it right now πŸ™‚ (from Scandinavia)

  • Genki
    October 15, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Either fresh fruit with museli and yogurt or the complete other end of the range and a full irish with rashers, sausage, brown bread and scrambled eggs. Delicious! Just depends on the morning!

  • Rachel
    October 15, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Are you aware of Bragg’s Amino Acids? Magical. When I’m not it the oats mood, I’ll sometimes scrabble some eggs with veggies and pour a little Braggs on there. It’s beautiful. Feel free to adapt the recipe to incorporate hot sauce.

    Also, nothing like warm eggs and cold blueberries. Don’t judge.

  • Hope
    October 16, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Seeing as it’s Saturday night in New Zealand and I’m of course out partying my booty off, I’m not able to be here to say that poached eggs with baked beans and lightly toasted buttery toast would be my pick. Of course after a night of dancing and partying *hehe* I also loooove vanilla chia tea and hashbrown buttery sandwiches on fresh bread mmm hehe

  • Brenna (fabuleuxdestin)
    October 16, 2010 at 1:34 am

    Hash browns covered in scallions and topped with melted cheddar cheese, runny eggs on the side

  • Lauren
    October 16, 2010 at 1:46 am

    waffles and aunt jemima, what more can you really ask for?

  • Kirsten @ Cooking in Japan
    October 16, 2010 at 2:03 am

    I would go with rice pudding. Possibly an experiment in making pumpkin pie rice pudding. I think that will be my next breakfast project.

  • Cara Craves...
    October 16, 2010 at 2:14 am

    Jenna, does Canada need to ship you some pure maple syrup…it’s so much better than any Jemima concoction, I promise πŸ™‚

  • Courtney
    October 16, 2010 at 3:07 am

    Cake. I may or may not have just eaten a slice of the chocolate pumpkin cake my mom just brought over. It’s good running fuel, I swear!

  • marie
    October 16, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Alright, my ‘favourite’ breakfast is the farthest thing away from healthy as it gets. It’s over easy eggs, buttered toast, hashbrowns (not the grated kind there, the kind where the potato is chopped in small bite size pieces and roasted in the oven or fried), with a side of bacon and breakfast sausage. The kind of breakfast where they put a slice of fruit in your plate so you don’t feel as guilty. The kind where you have small cups of coffee and that the waiter/ress is constantly refilling and that you constantly have to adjust your sugar and cream ratio. And then after you leave the diner, you head to Tim Hortons and buy a donut. OMG

  • Katie @ Keepingupwithkatie
    October 16, 2010 at 3:44 am

    You should quite simply keep your vegetable pajamas on while you make your breakfast and eat it in bed Saturday morning. This would mean something that doesn’t have a drip factor so that your bedding isn’t messed up. I am thinking something alone the lines of a wonderful fall muffin with fresh fruit. And a mimosa?

  • Meg
    October 16, 2010 at 3:47 am

    how about pull apart, warm goey pumpkin / cinnamon strusel rolls with warm drippy glaze on top! OR fresh crepes with nutella, heck why not put the nutella on the rolls..side of a nice crisp fresh autumn apple of course πŸ™‚

  • Cynthia
    October 16, 2010 at 4:11 am

    I love pancakes and bacon. Definitely bacon. I am in love with bacon. Maybe I should just have a breakfast with a lot of bacon. Could I even get away with that? πŸ™‚

  • Lauren at KeepItSweet
    October 16, 2010 at 4:16 am

    bagel with cream cheese + coffee at a little NYC bagel place. no question!

  • Steph
    October 16, 2010 at 5:14 am

    French Toast! Of course I know what Aunt Jemima butter lite is! I have some in my cabinet right now and I am going to make French Toast today after my 20 mile run, I can’t wait!

  • Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards)
    October 16, 2010 at 5:16 am

    Pancakes. Pancakes. Pancakes.

  • SB
    October 16, 2010 at 5:38 am

    fresh bagels, cream cheese whipped with fresh dill and sprinkled with capers, cucumbers, tomatoes, smoked salmon lox, and a hard boiled egg.


  • Sara @
    October 16, 2010 at 5:46 am

    Love the SEC party reference. I guess I should be partying hard every weekend since UGA is the number one party school in the US, and an SEC school to boot. Although, our football team is pretty stinky this year, so maybe I don’t have to party AS hard….

    Anyways, moral of the story is that I came home instead of going to the homecoming game. I have big plans, though – watching Beauty and the Beast with my sister, for one….

    Oh, and I love cinnamon rolls. Pioneer Woman’s, to be specific.

  • Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy
    October 16, 2010 at 5:51 am

    I’d have to go with apple cider doughnuts because it’s fall now with a pumpkin latte on the side. Mmmmm….

  • Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy
    October 16, 2010 at 5:53 am

    I’d have to go with apple cider doughnuts because it’s fall now with a pumpkin latte on the side. Mmmmm….then I would go pumpkin or apple picking and on a hay ride. πŸ™‚

  • Christine
    October 16, 2010 at 5:54 am

    Breakfast bread pudding!

  • theemptynutjar
    October 16, 2010 at 5:54 am

    I (unfortunately) never wake up hungry. But I get out of bed and scrub my face a little …and then eat (big surprise). I typically wake up ultra-early too. But sometimes I think its okay just to sleep in and give yourself a break.
    Waffles, pancakes are great. But I’d have it all: add in toast, cereals, yogurts, eggs, potatoes (hash browns), lots of jams and nut butters, etc etc etc.

    My only wish is that I had an actual kitchen…I have one cupboard and one little leaflet for a counter space…and my TV is by my stove (on the floor) and if I need to open my fridge I have to move my eating “table”….trying to be thankful, but oye!!

    • JC
      October 16, 2010 at 7:43 am

      And…you’re back. Can you leave a positive comment that doesn’t include your same sob story every time? Lighten up and just have fun! No one wants to hear you whine!

      • Kate
        October 16, 2010 at 8:18 am

        JC, maybe you need to lighten up! it’s not like she is saying anything negative about the blog. And I don’t think she’s whining…some people just have more pessimistic views of life, which there is nothing wrong with!

        • theemptynutjar
          October 16, 2010 at 10:17 am

          I’m not being pessimistic at all. Actually , I know that is only eatmovelove who critiques me all the time. And she’s only a critic that tries (sometimes successfully to knock me down). When people lash out at others its only because they feel insecure and negative themselves (and she, herself, plays “victim” better than anyone I know.)

          I am grateful for what I have. It would be nice to have a separate kitchen or a place to lay more than one plate down. It would be nice to have a TV that is not on the floor (christmas cartoons will be hard this year!!). Heck, the critic herself complains about movie theaters, etc. I’m in a place without even a movie theater.
          I don’t think I’m being critical at all. Nor pessimistic. I’m just saying something. She takes it to heart? Why? REACTION shows something about the person herself. Her problem. Her grudges – her miserable little head. I won’t let critics like that bring me down (I know her personally…she did this to me on my blog forever and I had to give it up…couldn’t handle being JUDGED and torn down).

          • carl
            October 16, 2010 at 10:29 am

            one day you will go back and read your blog and realize why you were being ‘judged’. maybe reading Jenna’s blog will somehow give you a better outlook on life.. which is the reason people enjoy reading here.. its positive and upbeat. I checked out your blog a couple times couldnt help but think why would myself or anyone else want to read someone complain and whine about life …

            just sayin’

        • theemptynutjar
          October 16, 2010 at 10:18 am

          Thanks Kate. Its amazing that someone does understand!

      • carl
        October 16, 2010 at 10:21 am

        couldnt agree more.. that chick is depressing… consistently.

        • theemptynutjar
          October 16, 2010 at 12:52 pm

          I’m trying to be positive.
          I’ll try harder (I’ve already come a long way I think).

  • Jennie
    October 16, 2010 at 5:56 am

    What I want: homemade waffles with an overeasy egg and homefries.

    What I had: oatmeal. :/

  • Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy
    October 16, 2010 at 5:56 am

    Sorry for the duplicate – it didn’t seem to let me post! :->

  • Erin
    October 16, 2010 at 5:56 am

    1 5-minute fried egg (over medium, yo) on top of a slice of toast with butter and Drier’s mustard (fave mustard from a tiny and vintage butchershop in Three Oaks, MI), a slice of avocado and bacon with roasted potatoes & herbs on the side. plus ketchup, please! And coffee. And then back to bed.

  • Steph
    October 16, 2010 at 6:11 am

    french toast with challah bread – bonus if it’s bananas foster french toast (mmmmmm πŸ™‚ )

  • Maya
    October 16, 2010 at 6:12 am

    French toast with thick slices of bread!

  • Kelly
    October 16, 2010 at 6:16 am

    My favourite breakfast to order at a restaurant would be eggs benedict. However, if someone in their fuzzy slippers and jammies wanted to cook me breakfast at home, I’d probably choose eggs, toast and fresh fruit.

    My favourite processed syrup is actually Aunt Jemima’s Butter. I didn’t know there was a light!

  • Molly
    October 16, 2010 at 6:19 am

    I adore breakfast. My mom makes terrific multigrain pumpkin waffles with greek yogurt and fruit. Today though ill eat cottage cheese with kashi go lean flax cereal, blueberries and almond butter.

  • Jillian @ Reshape Your Life
    October 16, 2010 at 6:21 am

    Breakfast is probably my absolute favorite meal of the day… So I’m pretty sure I can’t decide.

    But the contenders would be:

    A belgian waffle topped with strawberries (you know the kind they put on ice cream sundaes… all sugary and syrupy.) With some pan fried potatoes on the side.

    Pancakes… any/all flavors with butter and syrup. Also with pan fried potatoes because clearly calories don’t matter here!

    Or a delicious bagel (onion, everything, or cinnamon raisin) and I mean a REAL bagel… the kind that are chewy on the outside and so soft and fluffy on the inside…with regular cream cheese and a french vanillla coffee from Dunkin Donuts. Might as well throw in the dunkin donuts hash browns too. πŸ™‚

  • Chicago Cuisine Critique
    October 16, 2010 at 6:39 am

    Lately my go-to Fall breakfast has been a toasted wheat bagel thin with pumpkin butter and light cream cheese. Tastes like a bite of pumpkin pie. The combo never gets old.

  • RhodeyGirl
    October 16, 2010 at 6:44 am

    I usually eat a ww english muffin with pb and 1/2 a banana with some hot tea, BUT if I could choose just anything it would probably be two small croissants hot from the oven with fresh jam and a side of fresh mango juice like we had in Tahiti every morning.

  • Jennifer
    October 16, 2010 at 6:53 am

    I didn’t know about Aunt Jemima butter lite until my boyfriend introduced it to me a year ago and I love the stuff! My hypothetical* Saturday morning breakfast: fluffy Belgian waffle topped with strawberries, whipped cream, syrup with a big mug of coffee. I have a thing for belgian waffles (also, rice pudding and doughnuts).

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    October 16, 2010 at 6:58 am

    That sounded EXACTLY like my Friday night – I was out partying hard, but somehow someone thought of a recipe to make for this morning.

    My suggestion? Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal – only because that’s what I made this morning.. and I think you would enjoy it.

  • Janna (janna's keeping it real)
    October 16, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Seeing as Friday night at my house is typically a “laundry night” party…I don’t judge! ;0)

    biscuits and gravy! Could you post a veg version?!? It was one of my favorite breakfasts growing up, but our family recipe is soooo not vegetarian!

  • Mansee
    October 16, 2010 at 7:21 am

    I don’t really care for breakfast foods that much (horrible, I know). But I live in Austin, Texas and therefore can’t really resist a good ol’ breakfast taco.

  • Laura
    October 16, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Pancakes! I love all breakfast foods, but pancakes always feel like such a treat.

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    October 16, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Corned beef hash omelette. If you have never tried this, you really really should. It is amazing. And delicious. And probably the sole reason I could never go vegetarian.

  • cathy b. @
    October 16, 2010 at 7:57 am

    a big fat piece of my moms old fashioned chocolate chip swirled coffee cake that has this incredible pecan/coconut topping…….and you MUST eat it with home-canned bartlett pears spooned over the top! Pure happiness…
    Although, I will admit, a couple slices of homemade bread, toasted and slathered with that butternut butter from the other day, well….that’s a close second!!!
    Cathy B. @ brightbakes
    P.S. I blogged about the butter. It is good. All the time.

  • Tricia
    October 16, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Blueberry Pancakes!

    And Aunt Jemina is the woman!, she woul beat Mrs. Butterworth’s booty any day of the week

    • Tricia
      October 16, 2010 at 8:01 am

      oh and lots of Justin’s maple almond butter all meltified on top. Yum.

  • Kate
    October 16, 2010 at 8:09 am

    ZOMGG butter flavored syrup is the best! Totally makes up for the fact that it isn’t real maple syrup!

  • ravan
    October 16, 2010 at 8:09 am

    freeeeeennnnnch tooooooooooooaaaast!!!! with 2 eggs over-easy and a side of strawberries and pineapple……….along w/ a perfect hot vanilla chai.

    • ravan
      October 16, 2010 at 8:10 am

      aaaaaaaaand a few spoonfuls of chocolate almond butter!!! YUM!!

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In
    October 16, 2010 at 8:10 am

    If I were awake at 9am on Saturday morning, instead of sleeping in hungover from a crazy night like I CLEARLY am, I would probably want a big stack of pancakes with syrup and fresh fruit. And strong coffee. Outside on the patio.

  • Lauren
    October 16, 2010 at 8:17 am

    I’d have to say waffles, as long as there was something magical in them to keep me full all day (otherwise I get hungry a few hours later!). Maybe add some pumpkin, chocolate chips and pecans to the batter? πŸ˜‰

  • Moni'sMeals
    October 16, 2010 at 8:20 am

    super rich espresso with a chocolate crossaint from the bakery down the street. πŸ™‚

  • helly
    October 16, 2010 at 8:21 am

    gingerbread pancakes with peanut butter and honey (sometimes berries), but this morning i settled for joe’s o’s and a banana because my husband (hot breakfast maker) had already been up and out for a bike ride.

  • Lisa
    October 16, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Hah! This post made me laugh out loud because I’m just-as-incredibly-popular (except that I was working last night–but I would have been sitting at home last night if I hadn’t been! Hypothetically speaking, of course.)

    My breakfast everyday for a few weeks now has been an egg sandwich with ketchup, cheddar or goat (or other fancy) cheese, avocado and spinach. Let the cheese melt on the egg, put it on whatever bread you want. It’s the BEST thing ever, especially since you can vary it depending on the cheese you’re in the mood for!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    October 16, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Pumpkin pancakes with warmed maple syrup, a dollop of real butter and a sprinkle of confectionary sugar just because. πŸ˜€

  • Erinn
    October 16, 2010 at 8:33 am

    I am lusting after a waffle maker right now, but since I don’t have one, OVERNIGHT OATS it is. I could really go for some waffles and hashbrowns though, mmm-mmm!! But, it’s not like I am actually sitting here in my pjs on Saturday morning reading blogs for hours…

    October 16, 2010 at 8:35 am

    I can’t decide between a smoked salmon omlete with spinach and fresh dill or fluffy waffles toped with a fried egg, maple syrup and a side of maple bacon. Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my keyboard πŸ˜‰

  • Sahar
    October 16, 2010 at 8:35 am

    This is so hard – breakfast is my favorite and I love all breakfast foods. I think my favorite breakfast would include pancakes with butter and syrup, but also 2 overeasy eggs, toast with butter and jam and hash browns. Yum!

  • Robin
    October 16, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Aunt Jemima Butter Light is the BEST. SYRUP. EVER. I will put it on anything and everything.

    • Val
      October 16, 2010 at 9:38 am


  • Jess
    October 16, 2010 at 8:45 am

    My cousin and I were just talking about how we were both so cool bc I was writing a lab report on Friday night and she was in bed reading a good book! I like this post because I too love breakfast! I’m so partial to greek yogurt with fresh berries and homemade granola in the summer, oats in the winter, but……..

    if I had one breakfast that takes the cake as a special treat, its belgium waffles with whipped cream, strawberries, bananas, and a drizzle of maple syrup!

  • McKella
    October 16, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Belgian waffles topped with whipped cream and apples sauteed with cinnamon sugar.

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef
    October 16, 2010 at 8:52 am

    hashbrowns! waffles!

  • Lauren
    October 16, 2010 at 9:02 am

    cereal. pow!

  • sherri
    October 16, 2010 at 9:03 am

    cold pizza!

  • Susan
    October 16, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Pumpkin pancakes with whipped butter and real maple syrup………

  • Maribeth
    October 16, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Mmm, french toast. With blueberry syrup. And fresh fruit like bananas, strawberries, blueberries. Yumm!

  • Sarah-Mae @ Eat, Run, Knit
    October 16, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Last night I was doing the same thing.
    I decided to whip up some baked oatmeal that tastes like a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte!

    Pancakes were a huge competitor though!

  • kristin
    October 16, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Usually I’m an omelet with lots of cheese and bacon and some great veggies girl… 99% of the time. The other 1% it’s Pillsbury Orange Rolls (sorry, not very gourmet) because they pretty much rock my face off. I might have accidentally eaten the entire container of frosting before the buns came out of the oven on more than one occasion. If that happens, it is okay! Don’t fret. You just break out some more frosting. If you haven’t tried them, please do yourself a favor. You’ll never go back to original cinnamon buns from the can!!

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    October 16, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Tater tots and ketchup! You party, animal, you πŸ™‚

  • Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    October 16, 2010 at 10:38 am

    I could eat breakfast at any time of the day, especially when pancakes are involved. But I love real maple syrup (though I’m certainly not knocking the Aunt Jemima stuff either…:))

  • Paige
    October 16, 2010 at 10:42 am

    I wish I could say something really interesting and fabulous, but it’s a tie between either a goat cheese omelet with rye toast or pumpkin pancakes. Mmm.

  • Hands in Namaste
    October 16, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I’m happy with a delicious yogurt parfait, which I almost always (read: ALWAYS) top with either nutella or peanut butter. But I do love a good belgium waffle with blueberries and whipped cream!!

  • ash
    October 16, 2010 at 11:01 am

    I’d have a whole milk ( best quality you could find) cappuccino with a cool design made in the foam!- and a gluten free crepe stuffed with chocolate chips, banana. and maybe some more chocolate , berries, and cream, and fresh hazelnuts. That’s all!

  • Ash
    October 16, 2010 at 11:08 am

    I would eat monkey bread, a breakfast skilled with potatoes, cheese and sausage, and a said of waffles with real maple syrup. Yum! πŸ™‚ Oh! And a big glass of chocolate milk!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    October 16, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Fave ‘everyday’ breakfast: Vanilla non-fat yogurt topped with fresh berries, chopped walnuts…and OJ + tea

    Fave ‘special breakfast’: Champagne, coffee, eggs benedict (except eat the potatoes & leave the english muffin)

  • Julie B.
    October 16, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Yes, I know about AJ…I’m from Mississippi. Yet, my favorite syrup is Blackburn Molasses but I can’t find it in Texas! Boooooo! My favorite breakfast is….Scrambled eggs, thick sliced Applewood bacon, grits and pancakes with Blackburn Molasses syrup.

  • Deliciously Suite
    October 16, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Eggs Benedict with a side of pumpkin spice waffles and warm maple syrup. Simple but delicious.

  • Jessica@tastyandtrim
    October 16, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    I would have to say french toast served up with cinnamon apple topping and warm maple syrup – YUM.

  • Natalie
    October 16, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Jenna I heart your blog so much. My all time favorite breakfast would be whipped, fluffy scrambled eggs alongside either a Belgian waffle or pancakes – but the pancakes have to be thin with crispy edges! Toppings: whipped butter, a few blueberries and banana slices, cinnamon and warm Mrs. B’s Light Butter.

  • Lauri (
    October 16, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Since I have such a busy lifestyle, and I am SO very popular with all of my famous friends…. You should definitely feel extra special that I took the time out of my very busy day to tell you that French Toast, made from Cinnamon Chip bread from Great Harvest, and topped with 1/2 diced banana, chopped walnuts, and drizzled with honey is my favorite breakfast!! Now, back to my social obligations… πŸ˜‰

  • Sana
    October 16, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    French Toast. That is all.

  • valen
    October 16, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    I love fake maple syrup! Can’t stand the real stuff I grew up with, but I never buy the fake because, well, its fake. But my ideal breakfast would be ihop style, and taste, kind of pancakes with fake syrup and whipped butter.

  • Debbie Sue
    October 16, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    For the love of the waffle, please tell me you also add peanut butter to it before slathering it in that yummy syrup! Now that there would be just what I would look forward to in the morning. So GOOD!

  • Victoria
    October 16, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Just had a Bourbon-Bacon Donut a co-worker made. It was pretty amazing. Defnitely hits 2 birds with 1 stone.

    But my favorite breakfast is soft boiled or poached eggs, a crusty piece of bread with butter (pan tostado) and a Cuban coffee.

    • jenna
      October 16, 2010 at 5:51 pm

      a bourbon bacon doughnut???

      my heart just stopped…in the best way possible.

      • Victoria
        October 17, 2010 at 8:08 am

        Tell me about it! It was bourbon glazed and sprinkled very liberally with chopped bacon. I think you should definitely give it a go!

  • Jennifer
    October 16, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    We love pumpkin pancakes here in our house…and can’t forget the chocolate chips in them:) Another fav is making Polly’s awesome Overnight French Toast! You cannot go wrong with that one.

  • Kim
    October 16, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    French toast, made from sour dough bread. Nothing beats it.

  • emily
    October 17, 2010 at 10:09 am

    you should try waffled French toast! Use your favorite French toast recipe, but instead of putting the eggy bread on a pan or griddle, stick it in a waffle iron. So good!!!

  • reina
    October 17, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    mmm my favorite breakfast (as of late) = two pieces of toast with a boiled egg. but! i make sure when boiling the egg that the yolk is still runny. then! i put the egg in the little cup, break it, empty the yellow onto my plate, sprinkle salt on it, and then dip my bread in it and eat the whites separately. i’ve also taken to drinking my coffee with irish creme instead of using milk and sugar. i have two cups of coffee most mornings and then wonder why i have a buzz at 11 AM. then i remember.

  • Caitlin
    October 17, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I love the memory of breakfast more than the actual food. My grandmother made me breakfast every morning, and everything she cooked was fabulous because she was a phenomenal cook. Pancakes, waffles, over-easy eggs with buttery toast, anything I requested. My favorite breakfast is definitely anything that my grandmother made me. Grandmas are the best!

  • Charise
    October 17, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    I love biscuits and gravy. But at home, my favorite weekend breakfast is over easy eggs, toast, fruit, and maybe bacon.

  • Jo
    October 18, 2010 at 6:26 am

    biscuits.. with jam

  • meghan
    October 18, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    eggs benedict, bacon and a side of hash browns. YUM.

  • Kati
    October 18, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Last night, we were too exhausted to cook anything that required a lot of time. So we made what might be one of my new favorite breakfast foods (in addition to eggs benedict). Belgian waffles with baked cinnamon apples. Ohmygoodness it was yummy!

  • Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher
    October 18, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Anything delicious, with some jamaican flavor. Always jamaican flavor.
    With people I love.


  • crystal
    October 27, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    a hot fresh waffle with peanut butter and nutella!

  • Running Betty
    December 6, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    gingerbread waffles or those potato wedges in your photo. I usually only have potatoes for breakfast at Disney – and at the Wilderness Lodge they have a bottomless milkshake on the menu. I have had that for brunch before!
    This is gross, but when I was pregnant I used to eat leftover tuna casserole for breakfast.