Brush Away the Winter Breakfast-Blahs | Mrs. Butterworth’s Sweet-stakes!

5 Minutes for Mom contributor Stacey here to share with you an exciting new “sweet-stakes” with Mrs. Butterworth’s and Busch Gardens! While we were compensated for this post, all thoughts and opinions are mine as always. 

It’s about this time of year when everything just feels like it has been taken over by the Winter-blahs! Including our breakfasts! We’re just ready for something new and exciting.

I think Mrs. Butterworth’s knows just how we feel! Everyone’s favorite talking bottle is brushing away the Winter-blahs with her new adventurous jungle-themed bottle design!

For even more excitement, Mrs. Butterworth’s has teamed up with one of our favorite adventure-loving theme parks, Busch Gardens, to bring even more excitement to the breakfast table! From now through April 30, 2014, families can enter to win a trip to one of the amazing Busch Gardens parks in the Family Fun Sweet-stakes“Hurry up with those pancakes, kids! We’re heading to Busch Gardens!” Wouldn’t that be an awesome surprise this Spring! I’d just recommend letting those pancakes settle a little bit before hitting those roller coasters!

During the Family Fun Sweet-stakes you can also enter to win a Family Fun Breakfast kit featuring goodies from Mrs. Butterworth’s and Busch Gardens, as well as a jungle animal-themed pancake pan! Can you imagine the excitement in the morning when your kids see the king of beasts staring back at them from their pancakes?!? Family Fun Breakfast kits are given away every two weeks, so be sure to visit the Mrs. Butterworth’s Facebook page to enter!

But, wait! Don’t leave yet…we have a Family Fun Breakfast kit courtesy of Mrs. Butterworth’s to give away here for our readers! That’s even more chances to win some breakfast table fun! More on that below.

So, those are some fun ways that Mrs. Butterworth’s is trying to perk up your breakfast routine. Now we’d love to hear from you! How do you switch up your breakfasts to help beat those Winter-blahs? Add a cup of colorful fruit with your waffles? Make some new shapes out of your pancake batter? Maybe palm trees and sunshine shapes…We’d love to hear your ideas!

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One winner will win a Mrs. Butterworth’s Family Fun Breakfast kit filled with goodies from Mrs. Butterworth’s and Busch Gardens.



Blogging at about life as a mother to 3 young kids, Stacey dreams big through her life list and is currently shopping two of her children’s books to publishers.


  1. Liz says

    Weekdays can be boring, but we try to make weekends fun! We also do breakfast for dinner so we can all relax and enjoy it.

  2. wild orchid says

    We sometimes get everyone involved in making breakfast, so it becomes a fun activity, rather than a chore for one person.

    Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  3. Heather B says

    We like to keep things fun by all working together on the weekends to make breakfast! We also make extra that can be warmed up during the week (pancakes and french toast)

  4. danielle says

    My son is almost one now so he’s been able to eat with us now. Eggs, pancakes, waffles, toast, oatmeal. We love breakfast at any time of the day.

  5. says

    I try to keep as much variety as possible but sometimes the kids themselves would rather just eat the same o same o. I do try to change things by making breakfast burritos instead of just the standard eggs and sausage on the plate alone. They like being able to grab and go with those.

  6. Joyce Ackley says

    I am not much of a breakfast eater. I usually have toast, orange juice, and coffee. To switch it up, I’ll have a toasted bagel sometimes or a hot cereal such as oatmeal, cream of wheat, or grits.

  7. Anne Taylor says

    My husband is a chef and the grandkids love to pick recipes and help him cook “anything they want” for breakfast! Its always fun!

  8. Charles Burbridge says

    We sometimes have toast and eggs, or sometimes muffins, or sometimes breakfast sandwiches. It’s just whatever is on hand, but it’s always different.

  9. Mary Cloud says

    We usually on eat toast if anything at all on weekdays so on weekends we’ll cook and sit down to a big breakfast of eggs, bacon and biscuits
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  10. Holly Wright says

    I love making all different kinds of breakfasts, from waffles to crepes, oatmeals to breakfast wraps!

  11. Renee Smith says

    My kids love waffles! To change things up, we will top them with different fruit, sprinkles, whip creme-whatever makes it fun!

  12. Denise B. says

    We live in Florida. So, we really don’t have the winter blahs. I do like rolling up sausages in pancakes.

  13. Tabathia B says

    I love to add pieces of fruit on the side or on top of pancakes to liven it up like bananas, strawberries or mandarin oranges

  14. Kimberley O says

    I’ve recently found Kodiak cakes and they’re delish. One day we’ll do cinnamon, vanilla or fruits!

  15. kim says

    I don’t really switch up my breakfasts too much I usually eat oatmeal or waffles and eggs occasionally I eat Pancakes but I am a creature of habit

  16. Katy says

    Adding fresh fruit – in yogurt, on the side, in pancakes- always surprises my family and makes us happy!

  17. says

    Our breakfast switch usually coincides with what our little one likes to eat. For instance, for 2 days we eat cheese bread. Then switch to eggs and avocado, then…we just have new creative things he might like to eat. If we miss one day and he won’t eat, we switch back to old faithful and give him yogurt. He loves that. As for the parents, we are pretty boring. Cereal and Fruit.

  18. Juliee Fitze says

    During the week I have a shake for breakfast with lots of fruit. On the weekend is when we do the pancakes and bacon.

  19. Cassandra Eastman says

    I try to rotate between Oatmeal, Fruit & Yogurt, Cereal, and Eggs with my family… every once in a while I throw in pancakes or french toast :)

  20. Jen R says

    Breakfast is my most difficult meal to plan and prepare for my family. To switch up our breakfasts to help beat those Winter-blahs I try to add more fruit to each days selections. My kids love pancakes, toast, and waffles the most.

  21. Heather! says

    I don’t eat breakfast in the mornings, usually, but I love it for dinner! Last weekend I made French toast roll-ups filled with strawberries and Nutella and other combinations. SO DELICIOUS!!

  22. Aly says

    We like to do our own mini omelettes in muffin tins. My son has so much fun throwing different things into his tin!

  23. Georgie C says

    Well I like variety so I like to try to have something each day that is different and tasty than the day before sometimes using maple syrup, sometimes cottage cheese sometimes butter spread on things it just depends what I have made to eat that day

  24. Mallory Bailey says

    We mix in a breakfast casserole or crepes every now and then to break up the predictable breakfast flow.

  25. Jasen Southward says

    ‘How do you switch up your breakfasts to help beat those Winter-blahs?’

    Sometimes I’ll throw in a dinner item to warm things up. Chicken Fried Steak and Eggs….yum.

  26. Jenny Q. says

    I try new recipes for breakfast items on weekends when I have more time. But during the week we tend to eat mostly cereal, waffles or pancakes.

  27. jamielee kimball says

    We have a lot more pancakes, waffles and french toast, which is typically too heavy in the summer months.

  28. Kelly D says

    I serve my family’s favorite fruits and juices on the side of our breakfasts, such as strawberries, raspberries and orange juice.

  29. kelly tupick says

    My job is serving breakfast at a local restaraunt daily so I try to change it up by offering unique specials like stuffed french toast or eggs benedict.

  30. Linda Stewart says

    We eat a LOT of waffles so we switch up what we serve with them. For example we make waffle sandwiches using strawberry cream cheese instead of smothering the waffles in syrup. Sometimes we throw in some sausage or bacon.

  31. Amanda Green says

    We buy frozen, brightly colored fruit like blueberries or strawberries to thaw and have with breakfast.

  32. Sandi Tymchuk says

    Christmas morning casserole–egg substitute, light bread, back bacon, and cheese with onions and peppers–so yummy

  33. Helen Keeler says

    We like to try different breakfasts: pancakes, waffles, bacon and eggs, cold cereal, hot cereal, French toast, fresh fruit.

  34. Mer says

    I like to shake things up by adding some color! Some bright fruit (or even food coloring) can make an ordinary breakfast like oatmeal seem more exciting. And for weekends we like waffles and fruit.

  35. ELIZABETH C. says

    I change it up depending on what my kids like. Usually french toast or pancakes & I add strawberries and blueberries on it. Yum

  36. Sara says

    I make pancakes with whole grains but let my child choose what to mix in – fruit, chocolate chips, etc to make it more fun for him

  37. christina moore says

    Breakfast is my favorite meal, love to start the day with a big breakfast. I like to mix it up with different items

  38. Jenn McClearn says

    I bought cupcake sprinkles to put into my sons oatmeal, only a few but loves having bears or dinosaurs in his oatmeal

  39. Sarah Van Valkenburg says

    Too keep away the winter blahs my family and make syrup candies using the snow from outside to freeze the syrup. It is a fun way to utilize the snow.

  40. Katie Rose says

    We switch breakfasts regularly. One morning might be scrambled eggs, the next yogurt, the next muesli or oatmeal. Pancakes are so loved here that we have them once a week for dinner instead of breakfast

  41. roger simmons says

    Sometimes we do Oatmeal, Pancakes, Bacon, Sausages, Eggs, Toast, French Toast, Omelettes, or other varieties. We dont serve all these at once we interchange the,

  42. kelly Nicholson says

    ‘How do you switch up your breakfasts to help beat those Winter-blahs?’

    i rarely eat breakfast,but i do like breakfast stuff at any time of the day…hate the winter blah blah

  43. melanie borhi says

    buy a few different things for during the week so I can have something new every single day of the week.

  44. Danielle says

    I buy easy to make breakfast things for my 16 year old girls during the school week then on the weekends we make breakfast together.

  45. DeeAnn S says

    I make weekend breakfasts special. Making toad-in-the-hole, waffles, or different egg dishes helps change it up a bit. Thanks.

  46. Jamie Hamilton says

    We switch it up, but not only varying what we eat daily, but also wear we eat. Such as , on nice days we will take breakfast on the patio.

  47. Annmarie W. says

    I love when I can get fresh strawberries/blueberries at the Farmers Market…and start adding berries to our breakfasts!

  48. tammy campbell says

    I let the kids cut up fruit or choose topping like chocolate chips or dried cranberries to add to their yogurt or oatmeal

  49. Gennie Lancaster says

    I like to come up with creative toppings for our waffles and pancakes. I also let the kids make faces with with toppings on their pancakes and waffles.

  50. Paula Tavernie says

    I change breakfast up all the time somedays omlets other day pancakes or French toast! I just keep it a surprise til they wake!

  51. janetfaye says

    I switch up breakfast by trying different flavors of yogurt and I like to try exotic fruits.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  52. Coriander Warren says

    I like to add in fresh fruit bowls—helps it feel like spring/summer with a great bowl of blueberries, strawberries, and bananas. I also like to make a fresh pecan sticky bun on a lazy Sunday morning

  53. Karrie Millheim says

    I will make hotcakes or waffles..add some different kind of fruits to brighten up the winter days

  54. Moe Bwell says

    We usually do big Sunday Breakfasts, and thru the week, if we are not volunteering at the school Breakfast program, we do a cooked breakfast of pancakes and toast, maybe with ham or bacon:)

  55. Leslie L Stanziani says

    I make pancakes and turn my kids lose.I have bowls of fresh fruit,chocolate chips,pecans,sprinkles,ect all set out.I also have over 50 animal cookies cutters so my kids love cutting the pancakes into different animals.

  56. Nichole S says

    we have several variations of dishes by adding different things such as chocolate chips, bacon or berries to our pancakes

  57. Laurie Emerson says

    I try to add different toppings to things like oatmeal and making happy face pancakes with chocolate chips and whipped cream.

  58. Robby Rob says

    it’s pretty much only waffles, cereal, or bagels for breakfast. But for dinner, we love breakfast foods like pancakes, bacon and eggs, and french toast.

  59. Trisha McKee says

    I add fun touches every now and then like whipped cream on waffles and strawberries to add to it, little things to perk up those winter mornings.

  60. Carolyn Daley says

    If I am making pancakes, I like to add chocolate chips or blueberries to them. In the winter months, I enjoy making Belgium waffles. Sometimes I sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on them before drizzling Mrs. Butterworth syrup on them.

  61. Brian E. says

    Thanks for the giveaway…our kids love homemade Belgian Waffles topped with a warm fruit compote, usually apple with raisins.

  62. Sherry Eckman says

    I switch up breakfasts by switching out our fruit sides every few days..strawberries, bananas. blackberries..sometimes when we are running low on fruit I do a fruit combo..or make the fruit pieces into a smiley face ☺

  63. heather c says

    Lacey pancakes, food coloring added to various things (milk, batter), frozen berries between two waffles, etc. It’s all good…

  64. Angela Ash says

    Variety helps. Pancakes, cereal, pancakes, french toast, pancakes, crepes, pancakes…you get the idea.

  65. tina reynolds says

    I get creative with my pancakes from strawberries, to chocolate chips or top with brown sugar/powder sugar.

  66. Tammy Greer says

    We mix it up by having a cold breakfast some mornings and then having a hot breakfast on other days. The kids like it that way.

  67. Barb Stenby says

    I try to incorporate fresh fruits into my pancakes or waffles or even serve fruit on the side along with the delicious pancakes or waffles

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