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Muffin Tin Breakfast Buffet

12 December 2011

I've mentioned before that if there's one thing my family is picky about... it's leftovers, and muffin tins are a great way to make use of them because it presents them in a new way, and, if there isn't enough for everyone, they can be supplemented with other foods.

My parents were in town this weekend, which meant lots of "meals out."  We had some leftover breakfast quesadillas, and some leftover potatoes from a dinner. I heated the quesadillas and my husband sliced and cooked the potatoes like homefries.

I then made bagels with cashew and almond butter, clementine slices, plain Greek yogurt with all-fruit jelly, Muslix, and some "Apple Donuts," heated with cinnamon and coconut sugar.

The kids were then able to build their own muffin tins. It worked out really well (though no one wanted the potatoes...) Whatever they didn't eat, became breakfast for my husband and me!


  1. I'm so gonna have to make "apple donuts" ! What a clever (much healthier) idea! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I often use leftovers for my tins too, but I really like the idea of setting everything out like a buffet and letting them create their own tin. This would be perfect for those times when there isn't enough of something for everyone. Thanks for sharing your idea!

  3. Sharla, that's exactly why it works so well for me. We never have enough leftovers for everyone, or for a full meal, so, until I started muffin tins, they often went to waste. It's a great way to combine things that typically wouldn't go together.

    Keely- Thanks! The kids loved being able to serve themselves.

    Special K's... we love apple donuts! I'm so glad that my husband came up with the idea!!

  4. Ooooh, I like this build-your-own muffin tin buffet idea! great way to use the leftovers! I'm going to have to remember that!

  5. Your muffin tin breakfast buffet is a great idea! It looks like lots of fun!!

  6. Love the buffet idea. And the apple donuts are really neat.
    I have to say I would have chowed down on the home fries. Of course, my kids don't usually eat them very well when I make them either.

  7. Your breakfast muffin tin buffet is such a great idea! The apple doughnuts sound yummy!


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