That early morning rush on a school day can make getting breakfast before heading out the door really tricky. These easy school day breakfasts will offer you some ideas that can simplify this.
As with any other meals, we always try to rely on prepping ahead as much as we possibly can. The other thing we do is to think outside the box. Breakfast doesn’t have to be limited to “breakfast foods”. You can serve leftovers from dinner the night before, lunchtime favorites, and more.
Easy School Day Breakfasts
Here are some of our favorites for simple weekday breakfasts:
Mini frittatas (these can be kept in the freezer and heated up for serving)
When making pancakes and waffles, make extras. Keep them in your freezer. You can reheat them by popping them in your toaster.
You can also try these pancake bites.
French toast is something else that you can make ahead and freeze. Heat up in the oven, microwave, or toaster.
Scrambled eggs or hard boiled eggs. You can make these ahead of time and keep them in the fridge. With the scrambled eggs, just reheat and serve. Try wrapping scrambled eggs up in a tortilla with some veggies like onions, mushrooms, peppers, or broccoli. You can also try adding cheese to it and topping it with some salsa. Or use those scrambled eggs in these yummy breakfast dumplings.
Muffins. (I combine this with a hard boiled egg and a piece of fruit to make sure I’m getting a variety of nutrients)
Let your child make their own breakfast trail mix. Use a variety of cereals. You can add nuts and dried fruits if desired (or serve with a piece of fruit on the side).
Additional delicious options
Yogurt parfait – I layer yogurt with cut up fruit and some granola or other cereal.
Toasted whole grain bagel. Add cheese and a slice of tomato to it. Or try smooth cottage cheese (you can purchase it that way or simply blend some) topped with apple butter or jam.
Whole grain toast with nut or seed butter. Unsweetened applesauce with cinnamon sprinkled on top.
This peanut butter and fruit poutine sounds yummy! My daughter used to like having apple slices, dipped in peanut butter (with a dash of honey added) and then into a bowl of wheat germ.
An English muffin with cheese melted on it. Top with apple slices.
Spread a wrap with cream cheese or smooth cottage cheese. Sprinkle on cut up fruit. You can add chopped nuts as well if desired. Roll up and cut into slices to form spirals. Use nut or seed butter in place of the cream/cottage cheese.
Fruit kabob, cottage cheese, and a grain like a muffin, piece of toast, or waffle.
A pancake sandwich. Spread nut or seed butter on a pancake, top with chopped fruit and another pancake.
Stuff half a pita with cottage cheese or yogurt, chopped fruit (bananas are good in this), nuts (if desired), and granola or other cereal.
A yogurt or cottage cheese bowl with diced peaches, pineapple, and/or oranges. Sprinkle with cinnamon. You can throw some granola or cereal on top too if you want.