15 Easy Breakfasts for Back-to-School
Make busy mornings a breeze with these fast-cooking (or no-cooking!), make-ahead and freezer meals.
Overnight Oats With Strawberries and Toasted Almonds
Overnight oats are a lifesaver for anyone with a busy schedule. Mix up the ingredients before you go to bed, then serve it right from the fridge or take it with you on your way out the door.
Get the recipe: Overnight Oats With Strawberries and Toasted Almonds
Spicy Peanut and Banana Chia Bars
A smidge of cayenne adds a nice kick to these granola bars, but if the heat is too much for you or your kids, try replacing it with an equal amount of cinnamon or ground allspice. If you plan to keep the bars for several days, wrap them individually in small sheets of parchment or waxed paper. (This makes them easier to transport, too.)
Get the recipe: Spicy Peanut and Banana Chia Bars
Yogurt Breakfast Popsicles
Popsicles don't usually come to mind when thinking of a healthy grab-and-go breakfast, but this frozen take on parfaits will make your mornings easier—and cooler.
Get the recipe: Yogurt Breakfast Popsicles
Whole-Grain Cinnamon French Toast With Broiled Grapes
Under a broiler, a sheet pan acts like a large skillet, with heat coming from above. That means you can brown big batches of French toast in one go—just make sure to rotate the pan and flip once.
Get the recipe: Whole-Grain Cinnamon French Toast With Broiled Grapes
Potato, Egg, and Avocado Hash
If you've got 25 minutes, you've got a mouthwatering Southwestern-inspired breakfast of crispy hash browns and fried eggs. To save time, boil your potatoes the night before and cover them in cold water to prevent them from browning.
Get the recipe: Potato, Egg, and Avocado Hash
Raspberry Smoothie Bowl
Brighten the entire family's morning with this too-thick-for-a-straw take on a healthy smoothie. Make a big batch of the smoothie base and set out toppings so everyone can create their own delicious masterpiece.
Get the recipe: Raspberry Smoothie Bowl
Artichoke, Leek, and Bacon Quiche
Bacon and leek is a classic quiche combination, but artichokes add another dimension of flavor. This mixture comes together in one bowl and is poured into a refrigerated piecrust for the easiest breakfast dish imaginable. Make the quiche on Sunday, then enjoy leftovers all week long.
Get the recipe: Artichoke, Leek, and Bacon Quiche
Give basic pancakes a nutritional boost with baked-in banana slices. Whip up a big batch of these on the weekend and reheat on busy mornings throughout the week.
Get the recipe: Banana Pancakes
Barley Breakfast Bowl With Mixed Berry Compote
This hearty breakfast is packed with whole-grains, fruit, chia seeds and nuts, making it a nutritional powerhouse. Make the barley and compote the night before, and in the morning, simply reheat and top with milk and almonds.
Get the recipe: Barley Breakfast Bowl With Mixed Berry Compote
September isn't just for back-to-school. As the weather cools down, pumpkin-spice-everything starts popping up. Celebrate the season with these delicious waffles, which you can cook and freeze. When the pumpkin spice hankering hits, simply pop them in the toaster to reheat.
Get the recipe: Pumpkin Waffles
Dark Chocolate Almond Chia Muffins
Studded with dark chocolate chips and chopped almonds and finished with a sprinkling of coarse sea salt, these muffins can easily do double duty as breakfast or an after-school snack.
Get the recipe: Dark Chocolate Almond Chia Muffins
Nutty Superfood Breakfast Bites
Kick start your morning with these no-bake bars, which star a variety of good-for-you nuts and seeds (buy them in bulk to save money at the grocery store). Each hearty square is the perfect blend of chewy and crunchy, and every bite is packed with nutty flavor. Be sure to store the bars, which will keep for one week at room temperature and two weeks in the fridge, between layers of parchment paper to keep them from sticking.
Get the recipe: Nutty Superfood Breakfast Bites
Make a big batch of this chocolately granola and serve it in place of cereal, use it to top parfaits, or grab a handful on your way out the door. It even makes a perfect snack for family movie night.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Granola
Zucchini Parmesan Frittata
Easier than taking individual egg orders, a frittata is one of our favorite ways to serve eggs for breakfast (and sneak in some vegetables for kids). This recipe combines crisp-tender zucchini and salty Parmesan cheese, but the possibilities are endless. Try artichoke hearts and rosemary, kale and goat cheese, or even corn and bacon. Serve straight from the skillet or make it on the weekend to reheat on weekdays.
Get the recipe: Zucchini Parmesan Frittata
Blueberry Streusel Muffins
Muffins are the ultimate grab-and-go breakfast, and these are packed with blueberry flavor and just the right amount of sweetness. Get the kids involved in making a batch on a Saturday or Sunday and make weekday mornings stress-free.
Get the recipe: Blueberry Streusel Muffins