We can all relate to the struggle of rushing around in the morning to get ready, drop the kids off at school, morning traffic, or whatever things you have to get done before heading in to work. With all these things to do and so little time, who has time for breakfast? Well, studies have shown breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. Skipping breakfast can actually do more harm than good. Here are some important reasons why you should eat breakfast in the morning.
5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Breakfast
- Starting your day off with breakfast will boost your metabolism and keep your blood sugar levels stable throughout the day, which will help you burn more calories.
- A morning meal will help with energizing your body, thus keeping you active and productive until your next meal.
- A nutritious breakfast will reduce the risk of overeating and indulging in your cravings later in the day.
- Eating breakfast has been associated with a lower incident rate of heart disease.
- Breakfast is necessary not only for your body, but for your brain as well! It will help improve your concentration and productivity.
Other benefits of eating breakfast are having a lower body mass index, consuming less fat throughout the day, performing better and having a higher daily calcium and fiber intake. Breakfast also encourages healthier eating throughout the day if you start your day with a healthy one. And with one of our Air Fryers, leave the hassle behind of making breakfast and dirtying multiple dishes. We at GoWISE USA have found some quick and easy breakfast recipes for you to make in your Air Fryer. Just whip it together really quick, throw it in the air fryer and enjoy it by the time you are done getting ready!
Breakfast Toad in the Hole
This flavorsome dish will remind you of those breakfast hot pockets, but without all the other junk in them. Make sure you thaw the pastry to ensure it cooks faster and thoroughly! Air frying them first will make it easier to stuff the ham and cheese in later. We opted for putting ham and cheese in the middle to mimic a ham and cheese sandwich. Feel free to add your desired fixings to the middle!
1 puff pastry, thawed
4 tbsp cheddar cheese shredded
4 tbsp diced cooked ham
chopped fresh chives, optional
Unfold the puff pastry sheet and cut it into 4 squares. Place 2 pastry squares in the air fryer basket with perforated parchment paper (optional) and air fry at 400°F for 6 minutes.
Remove basket from the air fryer. Use a tablespoon to press each square carefully to form an indent. Place 1 tablespoon of cheddar cheese and 1 tablespoon of ham into each hole and crack 1 egg on top of each. Return the basket to the air fryer and air fry at 400°F for 6 minutes. Top with fresh chives.
Repeat with remaining pastry squares, cheese, ham and eggs.
This recipe is a healthier version of Pop Tarts because of the flour and Greek yogurt mixture. Yogurt is ideal to use as a substitution because the acid in it reacts with the leavening agents in the self-rising flour, causing it to rise. Working your dough out on a floured surface will help to knead it and ensure it doesn’t stick to the surface. We selected making strawberry and Nutella pop tarts but go ahead and add in your own desired ingredients! It is important to let the glaze harden for a few minutes before serving to make certain that the glaze stays on your pop tart. It will also achieve that harder frosting texture we love! And let’s be honest, you’ll also have fun decorating your favorite childhood treat!
2 cups self-rising flour
2 cups Greek yogurt
1 banana, sliced
½ cup powdered sugar, divided
1 tbsp cream
1 tsp vanilla
red food coloring
1 tbsp warm water
Combine the flour and the yogurt to make your dough. Knead it until it forms a ball and then roll it out onto a floured surface. Cut into 16 rectangles.
For your strawberry pop tarts, add a few teaspoons of strawberry jam onto 4 of the rectangles. Cover with another rectangle and pinch the sides closed with a fork.
For the Nutella pop tarts, add a few teaspoons of Nutella onto 4 rectangles and a few thin slices of bananas. Cover with another rectangle and pinch the sides closed with a fork.
Place the pop tarts 1-2 at a time in the air fryer basket with perforated parchment paper (optional). Air fry at 400°F for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through. Allow to cool after air frying.
In a small mixing bowl, combine ¼ cup powdered sugar, cream, vanilla, and a drop of food coloring. When mixed, spread onto pop tarts and top with sprinkles.
For the Nutella pop tarts, combine the rest of the powdered sugar and warm water in a small mixing bowl. Then, spread onto the remaining pop tarts. Let the glaze harden and enjoy!
French Toast Sticks
Air frying this extra delectable breakfast makes it healthier, especially because it is also made without any oil or added sugar. The result is the outside gets nice and crispy, but the inside stays soft and fluffy. Make sure you don’t leave the bread in the egg mixture for too long or it will get saturated and fall apart. Don’t hesitate to add ginger or nutmeg to your egg mixture to switch up the flavor! Using drier bread, or day-old bread is ideal because it will absorb the egg mixture without becoming too soggy. Go ahead and cook your french toast sticks for longer if you desire a crunchier texture. We served it with powdered sugar, berries, cinnamon and maple syrup, but feel free to serve with your choice of sweetener, such as jam or honey!
2/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp ground cinnamon
4 slices of day old bread, thick sliced
dash of powdered sugar
Break the eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk together. Mix in the milk, vanilla and cinnamon.
Cut slices of bread vertically to create ticks. Then, dip the bread into the egg mixture and fully coat each side.
Place into the air fryer basket with perforated parchment paper, (optional) making sure the pieces do not touch. Air fry at 370°F for 5 minutes and then flip and air fry for an additional 3 minutes. Top with powdered sugar and berries and serve with syrup!
An American favorite that will sure to bring comfort your way. You will want to start by cutting the apple in half and spooning out some of the flesh, because you will fill it later on. We wanted a sweeter taste, which is why we went for a sweeter mixture. Go ahead and add in whatever type of mixture you desire! Pouring water into the cake pan before cooking is to ensure your apples will stay juicy and the air fryer doesn’t smoke too much. We drizzled agave nectar over it for a sweeter explosion, but add your own desired toppings!
1 medium apple
2 tbsp walnuts, chopped
2 tbsp raisins
1 ½ tsp butter, melted
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
¼ cup water
Cut the apple in half around the middle and spoon out some of the flesh. Place the apple in a cake pan safe for the air fryer.
In a small bowl, combine the butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, walnuts and raisins. Spoon the mixture into the centers of the apple halves.
Pour water into the pan and place the cake pan in the air fryer basket. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes. Drizzle agave nectar over the top of the apples and enjoy!
German Pancake Bites
This recipe is versatile enough to enjoy as it is or top with extra berries and a side of eggs or bacon for a full breakfast meal. Making them into a round or bite size form is ideal, because you don’t have to worry about flipping them over. Just fill up your ramekin with the mixture, pop them in the air fryer and done! It is important to butter your ramekins first to ensure your pancake bites do not stick after cooking. You’ll want to remember to only fill the ramekins up ¼ of the way, so that they are not overfilled, and you don’t make a bigger mess in the air fryer. We opted for topping them with chocolate hazelnut spread, berries and bananas, but don’t hesitate to add different toppings!
1 cup whole milk
1 tsp salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
chocolate hazelnut spread
In a large mixing bowl, beat together the eggs and milk. Sift in flour and salt. Mix together using an electric mixer and set aside.
Lightly butter the inside of 4 ramekins or 4 small oven-safe cups. Fill each ramekin ¼ full of batter. Place the ramekins in the air fryer basket with perforated parchment paper (optional) and air fry at 400°F for 6 minutes. Carefully remove the pancake bites from the ramekins and top with chocolate hazelnut spread, banana slices and berries.
All in all, I think we can all agree that no matter how many things you have to do in the morning, make time to indulge in a healthy and tasty breakfast. Breakfast doesn’t need to be a 3-course meal for you to get full. Make any of the recipes we have talked about, or your own in the nick of time with an air fryer. It is essential to eat breakfast, especially when there are so many benefits to it, and it can really make the difference in your day. And utilizing an air fryer to do so will save you time and from a kitchen mess! If you need more recipe ideas, enjoy our included recipe book with easy to follow steps and check out an air fryer breakfast staple of ours, Hazelnut Doughnuts.
If you still feel unsure, there are so many outlets out there to help you with tips, tricks and recipes! We also have a YouTube channel and other helpful blog posts to help you get more familiar with your GoWISE USA product and find useful tips and recipes. Also, enjoy our recipe video for the German Pancake Bites and test them for yourself!
We appreciate every one of our customers and hope you found this post helpful with getting more familiar with your GoWISE USA Air Fryer. And don’t forget to share your experiences and creations with our products using the #GoWISEUSA on all of our social channels or join our GoWISE Creations community on Facebook.
A big thank you to the authors of the recipes we tested out. Check out the links below to take a look at the original recipes.