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Back-To-School Breakfast Recipes and Ideas
Getting kids to eat a healthy breakfast can be a next to impossible task. Depending on their ages and morning moods, we might be lucky to get a glass of instant breakfast drink into our kids before they're out the door. No matter what their ages, it can a real chore to lure kids to the breakfast table!
Kids going to school need breakfast but often balk at the thought of eating in their morning rush out the door.
Kids really want to do their best! Let your kids know why breakfast is important, and... how it WILL make a difference in how they do in school. Ask them to take part in the grocery shopping or help with the shopping list.
Like adults, kids have different tastes, and they know what they like. Some kids like cold cereal, some like hot, while others turn up their nose at any cereal and choose a donut or muffin. Pre-made breakfast bars are another alternative, but be sure to check the labels for nutritional value and consider making your own.
Breakfast Preparation Tips
- A breakfast casserole takes a little time to prepare but it can be done the evening before then refrigerated. Pop it in the oven in the morning for 45 minutes while everyone is getting ready and you have a quick and nutritious breakfast!
- Set the breakfast table the night before, even if it's only for juice and cereal.
- French toast is another quick and easy breakfast, and a sure kid-pleaser. Add a little cinnamon to the egg batter for variety. Cut into shapes for younger children.
- Keep pancake or waffle batter in the refrigerator, ready to pour on the griddle.
- If you like to bake, you might keep a supply of muffins in the freezer, ready to warm in the microwave.
- Try making your own nutritious granola and granola bars.
- Quesadillas or breakfast burritos just might appeal to the "grab-it-and-run" types.
- Pizza for breakfast? English muffin pizzas sprinkled with cheese and microwaved are a hit with most kids.
- Almost anything can be sandwiched in a biscuit; scrambled eggs, sausage patty, a small chicken patty, or a slice of ham with cheese melted on top are just a few ideas.
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Quick Cornbread, Bacon, and Egg Casseroles
Use leftover cornbread or cornbread muffins as the base for this nutritious egg and bacon bake. Feel free to use cooked sausage or diced ham in these single serving casseroles.Continue to 3 of 25 below.
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Chocolate Chip Pancakes
These delicious pancakes are filled with mini chocolate chips. They're fantastic with maple syrup. For an extra special treat, top them with chocolate sauce and whipped cream.Continue to 4 of 25 below.
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Mini Sausage Frittatas
Serve these easy muffin cup frittatas with ketchup, salsa, or marinara sauce.Continue to 5 of 25 below.
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Cinnamon French Toast Sticks
This is another great way to get reluctant kids to eat their breakfast. Jazz them up with some extra cinnamon-sugar if you'd like.Continue to 6 of 25 below.
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Carrot Muffins With Walnuts and Cream Cheese Spread
These muffins are filled with nutritious shredded carrot and chopped walnuts.Continue to 7 of 25 below.
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Breakfast Casserole With Sausage, Eggs, and Biscuits
Split biscuits are the base in this hearty breakfast casserole. This is a great way to start a busy day and it makes a fabulous holiday breakfast.Continue to 8 of 25 below.
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Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole
This hearty breakfast casserole cooks while you sleep! What could be easier?Continue to 9 of 25 below.
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Apple Crumble Muffins
Muffins are a great choice for busy mornings. Make these delicious apple muffins ahead of time and keep a few in the freezer for rushed mornings.Continue to 10 of 25 below.
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Pumpkin French Toast With Spiced Cider Syrup
This extra-special French toast is perfect for fall breakfasts. The spiced egg batter is delicious, and the syrup is very easy to make.Continue to 11 of 25 below.
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Easy Chocolate Chip Muffins
These muffins are easy and delicious. I used mini semisweet chocolate chips in the muffins, but regular semisweet or milk chocolate chips would be great as well. Or add toffee chips or nuts to the muffins.Continue to 14 of 25 below.
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Skillet Home Fries
Add an egg or two and sausages or bacon and you have a hearty breakfast everyone will enjoy.Continue to 15 of 25 below.
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Chocolate Chip and Pecan Scones
These biscuit-like scones are wonderful with a glass of milk, and the kids will love them.Continue to 16 of 25 below.
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Streusel Coffee Cake
This streusel cake is moist and delicious. The generous cinnamon spiced brown sugar crumb topping is simply irresistible.Continue to 17 of 25 below.
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Breakfast Bake with Grits, Sausage, and Eggs
This fabulous breakfast bake is made with cooked quick grits, browned sausage, and whole eggs.Continue to 18 of 25 below.
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These waffles are like corn fritters baked in a waffle iron. They are amazing with maple syrup!Continue to 19 of 25 below.
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Simple Shirred Eggs
The eggs make a simple breakfast with two eggs per person. Add bacon, ham, or sausage, if you like, or serve them with fresh sliced tomatoes or fruit. They're great with baked beans as well.Continue to 20 of 25 below.
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Spiced Apple Fritters
These heavenly little deep fried fritters are such a treat! Dust them with sugar or enjoy them with syrup.Continue to 21 of 25 below.
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Impromptu Ham and Cheddar Breakfast Casserole
This breakfast casserole, or strata, is made with whatever bread you have on hand, along with eggs, ham, and cheddar cheese. The dish takes about 10 minutes to prepare and then it bakes to perfection in about 45 minutes.Continue to 22 of 25 below.
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Pumpkin Oat Muffins with Dates
These moist pumpkin date muffins get extra texture and fiber from the oats, and the simple streusel topping makes them special.Continue to 23 of 25 below.
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Serve these basic pancakes with maple syrup, fruit syrup, or berries for a delicious everyday breakfast.Continue to 24 of 25 below.
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Basic French Toast
This French toast is simple and delicious. Make a big batch and freeze it in individual freezer bags for breakfasts all week long.