Easy Breakfast Ideas for Busy School Mornings

These fast back-to-school breakfast recipes will give your kids the fuel they need to get going for the day.

Is breakfast time a mad rush at your house? If you’re looking for a way to get your kids to have a nutritious breakfast — and still make it out the door in time to meet the school bus — these recipes for easy breakfast ideas can help.

Orange Crunch Yogurt

Assemble these quick orange crunch yogurt parfaits from Taste of Home in the morning with your kiddos. In a bowl, stir together plain granola with flaked coconut, and chopped cashews (or other nuts). Layer the granola with orange yogurt and drained mandarin orange slices in a bowl. Or for crazy mornings, put it together in a plastic cup and your child can eat it in the car on the way to school.

Get the recipe at Taste of Home.

Quick Breakfast Burritos

Protein, carbs, veggies, this recipe for quick breakfast burritos from My Recipes has it all. Place scrambled eggs (these can be made ahead of time and reheated quickly in the microwave) in the center of a whole-wheat or regular flour tortilla. Top with shredded cheese and fresh tomatoes or salsa. Roll up and let your child eat it at home or pack it in tinfoil so your child can take it with her.

Get the recipe at My Recipes.

Bagel and Cream Cheese with Tomato and Cucumber

Check out the silly face you can make with this bagel and cream cheese with tomato and cucumber recipe from Real Simple. Slather cream cheese on one half of a bagel. Use a tomato slice to form the mouth and cucumbers to construct a snazzy pair of eyeglasses. You might even want to use flavored cream cheese or other veggies to create the face features.

Get the recipe at Real Simple.

California Egg and Avocado Sandwich

Cook the eggs in the microwave to make this speedy 7-minute California egg sandwich from Kraft. Here’s how it works: Whisk two egg whites until frothy and place in a microwaveable bowl. Heat for 30 seconds and then 30 seconds more, just until the eggs are set. Heat pre-cooked bacon next. Meanwhile, toast an English muffin. Tuck the eggs, bacon and thin avocado slices in the English muffin.

Get the recipe at Kraft.

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

It doesn’t get much easier – and tastier – than this peanut butter overnight oats recipe from Quaker Oats. Stir 1 cup oats with 1 cup milk in a bowl. Layer this mixture between a couple of layers of peanut butter and sliced bananas in a sealable container. Refrigerate overnight and enjoy in the morning!

Get the recipe at Quaker Oats.

Breakfast Cookies

What child could resist starting the day with a cookie?! That’s the idea behind these breakfast cookies from Martha Stewart. The dough is chock-full of good-for-kid ingredients like rolled oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds, coconut, raisins, dried mangos and banana chips. You can mix and match your child’s favorite crunchy ingredients to stir in. Warning: These cookies come out large, pillowy and perfect for mornings.

Get the recipe at Martha Stewart.

Toad in the Hole

This is a quick and cute way for your child to eat eggs and toast by Super Healthy Kids. All you need is a drinking glass, a pan and the three ingredients – bread, egg and butter. Serve with some fruit, yogurt or a veggie and your kids will have a perfect balanced breakfast on a busy morning.

Get the recipe at Super Healthy Kids.

Fruit Rainbow with a Pot of Golf

For this breakfast by Two Healthy Kitchens, you will need fruit of all different colors. An example would be raspberries (red), cantaloupe (orange), pineapple (yellow), kiwi (green), blueberries (blue) and grapes (purple). You can also add half an English muffin and a fried egg at the end as the “pot of gold.” 

Get the recipe at Two Healthy Kitchens.

French Toast in a Cup

Use the bread of your choice, cut it in cubes and put it in a buttered coffee mug. Add a mixture milk, eggs, cinnamon and a sprinkle of vanilla and then put in the microwave to cook. Top with syrup or whipped cream and you have an easy morning meal by Pretty Prudent that your kids are sure to love.

Get the recipe at Pretty Prudent.

Pear Fruit Donuts

Let your kids decorate their own “donut” and they won’t even mind that it’s not the real dessert. Cut up a pear into rings and let the kiddos put yogurt “frosting” on it. Then, they can decorate with sprinkles, chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, cereal, granola or even more fruit. This recipe by On My Kids Plate is sure to be a hit. You can even make this for parties or get-togethers for a healthier dessert or snack option.

Get the recipe at On My Kids Plate.  

English Muffin Breakfast Pizzas

This quick and easy recipe can be used for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For breakfast, this recipe by Two Peas and their Pod has you add scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon for your “pizza.” Kids will love it. 

Get the recipe at Two Peas and their Pod.

Breakfast Banana Split

Put a spin on the traditional banana split with ice cream with this recipe by Simply Healthy Kitchen. Cut a banana in half and instead of using ice cream in the center, add yogurt. You can top with more fruit, sprinkles, chocolate chips, granola, almonds and more. You can have this breakfast multiple times a week and switch the toppings up every day if you would like.

Get the recipe at Simply Healthy Kitchen.

Pancake Tacos

Make pancakes from scratch or use the boxed brand. It doesn’t matter for this recipe by The Starving Chef. Use fruit toppings like strawberries, kiwi and blueberries along with whipped cream on top. You can drizzle honey or peanut butter instead of syrup. That’s what’s great about this recipe. Your kids can be as creative as they want. Instead of cutting up the cakes with a knife and fork, fold up and eat as a taco.

Get the recipe at The Starving Chef.

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