12 Easy Breakfasts for Busy Mornings


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Back to school season means the days of leisurely weekday breakfasts are over. But you don’t have to sacrifice nutrition or flavor for quick and easy meals that the kiddos will love. These breakfasts can be whipped up in a jiffy, or even made in advance, but they’re also full of healthy ingredients that will keep kids well-fueled until lunchtime. And now that you’ve got breakfast covered, you can make back-to-school season even more enjoyable with these fun ideas.

1. Breakfast Pizza

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My kids will devour anything that even remotely resembles pizza, so it’s a great way to sneak in a variety of nutritious ingredients- even first thing in the morning! These individual pizzas are fun to eat while giving kids a healthy dose of whole grain, protein, dairy, and vegetable. The require minimal effort, and you can switch up the ingredients as you like. Try using sliced turkey sausage instead of pepperoni, or make a freezer-friendly version with broccoli instead of avocado.

Ingredients

Six individual pizzas, or three servings

  • 3 whole wheat English muffins
  • 1 avocado
  • 6 eggs
  • ⅓ cup shredded cheese
  • 6 turkey pepperonis
  • Salt to taste
  • Olive oil

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heat a non-stick baking pan over medium-low heat and crack the eggs directly into the pan. Mix them up with a spatula, breaking apart the yolks. Add salt to taste. Continue cooking until they are fully cooked and scrambled.
  • Cut the English muffins in half and arrange face-up on a non-stick baking sheet.
  • Slice the avocado into thin strips and layer each English muffin with the avocado.
  • Divide the scrambled eggs over the six muffins, followed by a sprinkling of cheese.
  • Place a single pepperoni on each pizza.
  • Bake in the oven until the cheese has melted, about 10 minutes.

2. Almond Joy Baked Oatmeal Bars

2. Almond Joy Baked Oatmeal Bars

Source: Kim’s Cravings

It might taste like a candy bar, but this yummy breakfast is full of wholesome ingredients, including oats, almonds, and coconut. And unlike traditional oatmeal, it’s perfect to make ahead and store individual bars in the fridge or freezer.

3. Baked Strawberry Donuts

3. Strawberry Doughnuts

Source: Plant Food Fabulous

Whole grain and stuffed with fruit, these aren’t like any doughnuts you’ve ever had- but they’re just as delicious. You can bake them the night before for a decadent morning treat.

4. Breakfast Burritos

4. Breakfast Burritos

Source: Super Healthy Kids

These burritos have it all- veggies, protein, dairy, and a healthy wheat wrap. Kids will love the sandwich-style breakfast and though it might look complicated, the ingredients cook up in a matter of minutes.

5. Triple Chocolate Muffins

5. triple chocolate muffins

Source: Dashing Dish

These muffins might look indulgent, but they’re actually super healthy! Think egg whites, oats, applesauce, and greek yogurt- and of course, chocolate. Try coconut sugar for a healthier alternative to artificial sweetener.

6. Overnight Oatmeal

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Source: Scratch Mommy

Oatmeal from scratch takes a while, so why not let all the waiting happen mswhile you sleep. All you need are oats, milk, maple syrup and toppings of your choosing. Make individual portions in mason jars so kids can customize them as they’d like.

7. Breakfast Bananas

6. breakfast bananas

Source: Chocolate Covered Katie

Kids will love these popsicle-like breakfast treats. Simply coat bananas in yogurt, granola, and any additional toppings (chocolate chips would obviously be a hit, but you could go with raisins too).

8. Honey Yogurt Quinoa Parfait

8. quinoia parfait

Source: Pinch of Yum

They’ll taste like a treat, but these parfaits are packed with protein from greek yogurt and quinoa, plus healthy ancient grains, fiber-rich pomegranate, and just a touch of honey. Not to mention- they look adorable!

9. Green Smoothie

9. banana green smoothie

Source: Blender Babes

There is perhaps no easier way to get veggies into your kid than a green smoothie, and all you have to do is throw a few ingredients into a blender. This simple recipe calls for just bananas, spinach, water, and ice, but you can customize as you like. Greek yogurt or nut butter would add protein and keep kids satisfied all morning long.

10. Breakfast Ice Cream

10. breakfast ice cream

Source: A Sunshine Mission

Yes, you can give your kids ice cream for breakfast! This simple soft serve is made from blended frozen bananas and coconut cream. Top it with healthy homemade granola which can be made ahead of time and stored in a mason jar. And you can use a wide variety of fruits for the ice cream base- check out this article for other bright ideas.

11. Overnight Egg Casserole

11. Overnight Broccoli and Egg Casserole

Source: The Healthy Toast

Nothing packs a protein punch like eggs. This easy overnight casserole also has whole grain bread, veggies, and cheese to make it both tasty and filling. You can easily customize as you like- try swapping broccoli for ham and peas, or any other fillers your kids will love.

12. Freezer Friendly Breakfast Cookies

12. freezer friendly breakfast cookies

Source: Simply Sissom

Call it a cookie, and the kids will come running. These are loaded with go-to favorites, including banana, peanut butter, quick oats, and honey for sweetness. Add whatever mix-ins you like, such as nuts or dried fruits. Paired with a glass of milk or cup of yogurt, they’re a complete breakfast!

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