Shoes, backpacks, homework, lunchboxes. There are so many things to think about before you get the kids off to school in the morning. Coming up with a delicious and nutritious breakfast is probably not on your list of priorities, but you want your child to have the fuel they need to make it to lunch. So, what do you do?
Try creating some of these quick and easy-to-make breakfasts that will stave off hunger and allow you to keep your morning sanity.
All of the recipes below can be made ahead of time, frozen and heated up the morning your child will eat them. They are perfect for a family on-the-go.
1. Bacon, Egg and Toast Breakfast Muffins
Muffin tins aren’t just for making cupcakes, they can also be a handy tool for creating delicious and ready-to-eat breakfast muffins that will give your child a healthy, protein-filled breakfast that can be eaten on the go.
Creative Juice’s recipe places circles of toast inside her muffin tin, fills it will an egg mixture, sprinkles on some cheese and bacon and creates a meal your kids will be begging you to make again.
2. French Toast Sticks
Many of the fast food restaurants and frozen food manufacturers have a version of the French toast stick in their breakfast repertoire. But, if you’d rather skip the preservatives and make your own, then Happy Healthy Mama has a recipe for you. All you need is whole grain bread, eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla extract.
3. Milk and Cereal Breakfast Popsicles
What kid wouldn’t love to have their parent hand them a popsicle for breakfast? But with healthy items like protein-packed yogurt and calcium-filled strawberry milk in the recipe, this morning treat is actually good for your sweet eaters.
Gluten and Nut-Free Breakfasts
When your child has food allergies, making a quick breakfast before school can be tough. Here are some ideas that will help you fill hungry bellies and get out the door on time.
1. Gluten-Free Pancakes
Nothing says hearty breakfast like a stack of pancakes. Unfortunately, for kids with gluten allergies and sensitivity, pancakes are a luxury. But with recipes like these blueberry pancake bites from Mashup Mom and these two-ingredient banana pancakes from Living Sweet Moments, your gluten-free eater can enjoy pancakes like their friends.
2. Coconut Oil Biscuits
Research has shown that coconut oil has some great benefits for the body. And when you combine it with flour and coconut milk, you will create some fluffy biscuits any nut-free eater would be happy to consume.
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Jessa is the Editor-in-Chief of Hooray for Family and the mom of two energetic children. She has a BA in Mass Communication/Journalism from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and is a long-time resident of Central Texas. When she isn't writing and editing, she enjoys running around with her kids, teaching Sunday school and channeling her creativity into craft projects and home decor.