These WW breakfast ideas are staples in our house. When I'm staring down the week on a busy Sunday, it's the first meal that I prep (see the egg fold technique in my bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches recipe for my method).
WW Breakfast Ideas
Are you team bacon or team sausage? Pancake, biscuit, or bagel? No matter what, we've got you covered.
Before we started eating healthier, my wife would make a daily stop at the McDonald's drive-thru window on our way to work. Her favorite was the sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit sandwich.
Basically, she drove the car (while I usually fell asleep in the passenger seat), and we ate pretty much a whole day's worth of calories before 7 AM. Neither of us felt great about it.
It was tough, though, with two toddlers at home, to get it together enough to prep breakfast for the week. As we're both teachers and wake up at the crack of dawn, not eating breakfast wasn't an option.
Cue Three-Ingredient Dough Bagels
The two-ingredient dough bagel craze of 2018-19 began as I really started to take recipe creation and blogging more seriously. Flour and Greek Yogurt do what? Make dough? I was intrigued.
I tried several versions of the two-ingredient dough bagels before the "new" SmartPoints plan, which added eggs to the zero points foods list. This addition brought on a whole new world. My first foray into WW breakfast planning was to find a way to improve upon this idea.
Once I added egg to the two-ingredient dough mixture (creating three-ingredient dough) and experimented with the cooking method, I created a bagel-y and less oddly textured bagel. Trader Joes' Everything But the Bagel seasoning was the icing on the cake. Or, uh, the seasoning on the bagel.
Find my three-ingredient bagel dough recipe here.
The next WW Breakfast: Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuits
After a few months of eating bagel breakfast sandwiches, we needed something new. I'm a big proponent of avoiding "fake" foods and artificial ingredients whenever possible, and after our Southern road trip, I set out to try to make a WW-friendly biscuit recipe.
Our trip inspired a number of recipes (Shrimp and Grits, Sausage Gravy, Cornbread), but it really motivated me to perfect the flaky, buttery biscuit.
Center-cut bacon and zero-point eggs, along with a slice of Velveeta, made a salty and satisfying breakfast sandwich that, honestly, wasn't much different from the drive-thru version taste-wise. It was, however, far healthier at about 5SP per sandwich.
Sunday meal prep for WW breakfast changed from bagel boiling to biscuit baking. Overall, a happy trend.
Recipe Makeover: Banana Pancake Breakfast Sandwiches
Remember when the McGriddle was introduced? I do. Pancakes, sausage, and eggs all in one sandwich? Yes, please.
But that was in my past life when I could eat 1000 calories for breakfast. How to makeover something so decadent? The answer was this delicious combination of healthier ingredients lightened-up just enough.
I've worked with boxed pancake mix, but I really prefer the scratch-made variety. My most recent favorite "bread" for a breakfast sandwich is a banana pancake. Maple syrup infuses the pancakes. I switch out center-cut bacon and homemade turkey breakfast sausage depending on the week.
WW breakfast without the sandwich?
On weekends when I have more time and on special occasions, I whip up a batch of french toast using Schmidt's 747 bread or sausage gravy and biscuits. If you're feeling sweet, try blueberry scones or pumpkin scones. Prepped ahead with a biscuit dough base, you really can't go wrong.