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Budget-friendly grain recipes: Whole wheat breakfast burritos

Did you know breakfast is still considered to be the most important meal of the day? Sometimes, breakfast can be as simple as throwing a variety of ingredients into a pan and turning it into a delicious meal or a complex recipe bursting with flavour, ingredients, and nutrition.

Luckily, there are many recipe options that contain Ontario grains and can be quick, easy and budget-friendly. Our recipes this month feature budget-friendly meals that use Ontario grains.

Using ingredients you may have in your cupboards and fridge, try our whole wheat breakfast burritos using wheat tortillas made with Ontario grains.

Yield: 2 burritos

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes


  • Cooked protein of your choice. Our recipe calls for crumbled sausage, but feel free to choose your family’s favourite protein, like bacon, ground turkey, beans, or tofu!
  • 4 eggs
  • Cheese
  • Whole wheat tortilla
  • Chopped vegetables. This is a great way to get creative and use what produce you have, like peppers, mushrooms, potatoes, asparagus, or even squash! The options are endless! Our recipe calls for onions and tomatoes.
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Optional: salsa or sour cream for dipping


  1. Preheat a medium-sized non-stick pan on medium heat.
  2. Combine eggs, onions, peppers, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Whisk together the egg mixture until well combined.
  4. Pour the egg mixture onto the gently greased pan.
  5. Scramble egg mixture until cooked through.
  6. Remove the eggs from the pan.
  7. Layer the egg mixture, sausage, salt, pepper, and cheese on the whole wheat tortilla.
  8. Wrap up the contents into a burrito.
  9. Place the burrito onto the pan and lightly grill on each side for 10-15 seconds until lightly browned.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

This recipe is a great breakfast option but could also be used for lunch or dinner too! You can bulk prep whole wheat tortilla breakfast burritos and store in the fridge for up to a week in an airtight container or freeze them long-term in a freezer.