Summertime is barbecue season. It's great fun to get out the grill and eat outside on a hot night or throw an afternoon BBQ party for your friends and family. But what about grilling in the morning? A grilled breakfast can be a fun, unique way of jazzing up the same old boring breakfast foods. Take a look at some exciting grilling ideas that you can use to make a breakfast like you've never had before.
Grill Your Granola
Grilled granola is easy and delicious. Start with a piece of tinfoil large enough to form a pouch around the granola that you want to make. Spray the tinfoil with cooking oil, then combine rolled oats, oat bran, cinnamon, and sea salt in a mixing bowl. Stir until the ingredients are blended, then add melted butter and maple syrup, and stir again to coat the dry ingredients.
Pour the mixture onto the center of the tinfoil, then wrap the sides of the tinfoil around it and put it on the grill to cook. Make sure to shake the package every few minutes, or open it up to stir the granola so that it toasts evenly. Once it's toasted, remove from the grill and allow it to cool, then add any mix-ins you like. Dried fruits, nuts, and coconut chips make delicious additions to your granola, but don't add them until after you've removed the granola from the heat – otherwise, they can burn through the tinfoil.
Grill Your French Toast
Making French toast on the grill isn't much different from making French toast on your stove top. All you need is bread, an egg-based mixture to dip it in, and your grill. Make sure that the grill grates are clean and use vegetable oil to lightly oil them before putting your French toast on the grill.
To give your grilled French toast a decadent flavor, mix eggs, half-and-half, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla to dip the bread slices in. That will give you a delicious French vanilla toast flavor. Top with butter and your favorite syrup or jam.
Grilled Your Fresh Fruit Fruit
If you've ever been to a luau-themed barbecue, you've probably tasted grilled pineapple before. Other fresh fruits can be tasty on the grill as well, and they can make a perfect addition to your grilled breakfast. Try halving and pitting a peach, then brushing the halves with oil and putting them on the grill for a few minutes. Top the hot peach with cinnamon butter and serve with vanilla yogurt.
Watermelon slices are great on the grill as well. Spice up your morning by drizzling them with a combination of honey, lime juice, chili sauce, and a little bit of cilantro. The combination will really wake up your taste buds.
Why should you only eat grilled foods after noon? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it's important to make it a meal that you can't wait to eat. Have fun experimenting with grilled breakfast foods this summer. Check out places like Rocky Mountain Cooking for more information.