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7 Easy Back to School Breakfasts Your Kids Will Love

Quick, Healthy Breakfasts For School Mornings

There's a reason breakfast is often called the most important meal of the day, especially for kids. Eating a nutritious breakfast helps young students pay better attention in school and ensures they're getting the nutrients needed to grow up strong and healthy.

You know breakfast is important, but getting it on the table during busy mornings can feel like a massive challenge. This year, ditch the cereal and try some of these easy, healthy back to school breakfasts that your kids will love.

1. Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

Make mornings easier with these make-ahead breakfast sandwiches. You can prepare a batch at the beginning of the week, then the kids can pop one in the microwave for two minutes before catching the bus to school.

2. Easy to Make Breakfast Balls

Another tasty grab and go option, these breakfast balls include dried nuts, dried fruit, almond butter, dark chocolate, and granola. If your picky eaters don't like one of the ingredients, simply substitute it with something else. Soon enough, you'll have several versions of this base recipe.

3. Nutella Banana “Sushi”

This simple breakfast requires just three ingredients (Nutella, tortilla, and banana) and is easily customized. You could swap the Nutella for almond or peanut butter, for starters. Nuts, shredded coconut, and other toppings would also be delicious.

4. Easy Breakfast Roll-Ups

These egg and spinach roll-ups are tasty and filling, just like a traditional breakfast burrito, but without all of the mess. And, like many of the other recipes here, they can be customized to suit any palate. You could add cheese, bacon, tomatoes, avocado, or anything else your kids enjoy.

5. Peanut Butter Cookie Overnight Oatmeal

This breakfast tastes like dessert, but it's secretly packed with protein. The recipe calls for powdered peanut butter, though you can certainly use peanut butter or another nut butter (sunbutter is a good choice for kids with peanut allergies). For the protein powder, you could use a number of different flavors: unflavored, peanut butter, chocolate, and vanilla all taste great. Or, omit the protein powder entirely.

To make your overnight oats, just mix the ingredients together, let them sit in the fridge overnight, and breakfast is ready to go in the morning.

6. Bacon-and-Tomato Breakfast Casserole

This delicious breakfast casserole will be ready to serve in the morning, thanks to your trusty slow cooker. If you're lucky, the smell of breakfast cooking will be enough to get everyone out of bed a bit faster than usual.

7. Grain Free Peanut Butter Muffins

Avoiding grains for breakfast can be tricky, but these muffins are an AM lifesaver. There's no gluten, grains, or refined sugars. You could bake them the night before, or on a Sunday evening, and leave them out for kids to grab in the morning. Breakfast doesn't get much easier!