Nothing signals the end of the lackadaisical days of summer like the chaotic rush of a school day morning. Arguments about clothing, breakfast battles, forgotten lunches, missed buses – we’ve all been there (again and again).
One great way to simplify those hectic mornings is to have some delicious but easy-to-prepare dishes in your breakfast rotation. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite recipes that are sure to give kids enough nutritional energy to get through the morning, but are just as easy on you as cereal and milk!
No-Cook Overnight Oats
This is a great make-ahead meal that’s packed with protein for busy kids, thanks to the chia seeds and Greek yogurt! Bonus: These are portable, so they make a great breakfast on-the-go for days when there’s no time left to sit and eat!
Image and Recipe via AllRecipes
Make-Ahead Blender Banana Oatmeal Muffins
These muffins are healthy, full of fuel and even gluten-free. Even better? Everything gets mixed with the touch of a button in the blender. No mess, no stress. Make a big batch of them on a Sunday evening and keep them in the freezer for frantic mornings.
Image and Recipe via Well Plated
If you do find yourself with a spare half hour one morning, these pancake/muffin hybrids are super quick and easy to make (only 15 minutes to prep and 10 minutes to bake) and are guaranteed to be a hit. If you find yourselves with leftovers (we doubt you will), throw them in the freezer for mornings when you need a breakfast back-up plan!
Image and Recipe via Pioneer Woman
Sun Butter, Banana & Chia Seed Toast
This is as easy as peanut butter on toast – literally. Think outside the box and experiment with different spreads, butters and toppings on your morning bread. In this version, the simple addition of fresh bananas and chia seeds makes it a complete, well-rounded meal that’s packed with nutrients for growing bodies.
Image and Recipe via The Skinny Fork
Smoothies are always a good option. They’re minimal cleanup, full of great stuff and easy for kids to sip enroute to school. This particular recipe features protein-packed peanut butter and tastes as good as a milkshake! Better make a double batch, everyone will ask for seconds (yourself included).
Image and Recipe via The Chubby Vegetarian
Yogurt & Healthy Homemade Granola
Image and Recipe via The Mabelhood
Avocado & Egg on Toast
Some days call for something a little heartier and this quick-to-prepare dish is the perfect solution. It’s sure to satisfy your adult tastebuds but is still easy to pull together in under 10 minutes.
Image and Recipe via Simple Green Moms
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