Gingerbread Pancakes

We packed all the flavors of gingerbread cookies into these stackable pancakes. They’re barely sweet with a little dark brown sugar and molasses—this is breakfast after all—but that means you can use as much maple syrup as you like. This recipe makes about 12 3½-inch wide pancakes so depending on the size of your griddle or skillet you’ll likely need to work in batches. To keep the first batch warm while you make the second and third and so on, place the pancakes on a wire rack set over a baking sheet in a 250° oven. Everyone’s pancakes will be ready at once and you won’t feel like a short-order cook.

Breakfast Pizza

There’s simply no reason crispy, cheesy pizza can’t be enjoyed for breakfast, especially when it’s topped with bacon and eggs. A cast-iron skillet replaces the need for a pizza stone thanks to its ability to get hot fast (and stay hot) and ensures your dough bakes up into a bubbly brown crust. It also makes this a one-pan meal: you’ll cook the bacon, wilt the spinach, and cook the pizza all in the same skillet. Instead of cracking the eggs directly over the pizza and risking an unwanted eggshell, crack them into a small bowl first, then slide them on one-by-one.

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Granola Bar Recipes to Fuel Busy Mornings

Though we’d love to spend every morning feasting on homemade pancakes and soft-scrambled eggs, the reality is that weekdays are usually just too hectic. And that often means resorting to processed store-bought breakfasts, from frozen French toast sticks to sugar-laden granola bars. The good news? There’s a delicious middle-ground that shouldn't be forgotten: homemade granola bars that will revolutionize your routine. All of these recipes can be whipped up over the weekend, then enjoyed en-route to school or the office. We recommend taking an extra minute to wrap them individually, which will make the grab-and-go process that much more seamless. The majority of the bars are no-bake as well, making them incredibly low-effort but deliciously rewarding. Because they’re homemade, these bars are packed with protein, calcium, antioxidants, and more. Whether you prefer soft-baked or crunchy, nut-filled or nut-free, we’ve got a bar that’s sure to satisfy.

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Cocoa Puffs Ice Cream Sandwiches

Fans of Rice Krispie treats will fall hard for this dessert, which tweaks the classic into a chocolate-and-coffee ice cream sammie. Cocoa Puffs take place of the crispy rice cereal, making these sandwiches a chocolate-lovers fantasy. And it doesn’t stop there. Layered between the chewy treats is a generous helping of Nutella and a cool and creamy dose of creamy coffee ice cream. Assembling the sandwiches in the pan before they're chilled means they’re ready-to-eat as soon as they’re frozen. Simply slice and serve—with plenty of napkins! Not a fan of Cocoa Puffs? Feel free to swap ‘em out with the cereal of your choosing.

Soft-Baked Froot Loops Sugar Cookies

Though everyone has their own cookie preferences (Thin and crispy! Chewy through and through!), a soft-baked cookie is always hard to pass up. With a barely-done texture and super-soft center, these treats will have you returning for seconds before you’ve finished your first. Their puffy centers beg for a mix-in, and what better choice than colorful Froot Loops cereal? These cookies make for a great alternative to classic chocolate chip, and would be a fun treat for kids birthday parties or school parties. For an eye-catching finishing touch, roll each ball of dough in crushed up Froot Loops before baking, giving them a colorful, almost sparkly exterior. Serve with a glass of cold milk, of course.

Mini Honey Nut Cheerios Almond Butter Cups

When late-night hunger strikes, it’s tempting to reach for the first thing in sight. Instead, keep a batch of these bite-sized treats in your freezer, and you'll be happy to have them on hand when your sweet tooth needs satisfying. These adorable cups taste like dessert, but are lighter than other indulgences thanks to good-for-you ingredients like almond butter and coconut oil. Indeed, the coconut oil helps the chocolate firm up in the freezer, resulting in a creamy chocolate layer atop a nutty base. It’s a great way to use up the bottom of the Cheerio’s box—and would taste great with a variety of Cheerios flavors.

Cracklin’ Oat Bran Oatmeal Raisin Skillet Cookie

For many, Cracklin’ Oat Bran is a nostalgic childhood favorite. As a matter of fact, it's such a tasty treat, it deserves to be used for far more than just breakfast. For instance, we found that thanks to underlying notes of cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg, the square cereal pairs perfectly with the flavors found in an oatmeal raisin cookie. But instead of tossing pieces into a traditional cookie dough, we came up with a family-sized skillet cookie (topped with vanilla ice cream!), that yields a cookie with a crispy crust and a soft, chewy center, and makes for easy preparation and a fun presentation. The dough is mixed entirely in the skillet, so no dirty dishes, either!