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Back to School (And All The Time) Family Breakfast Options

Back to School (And All The Time) Family Breakfast Options

The sun has set on summer, which means crisp September mornings are on the horizon and back-to-school is in full effect. It can be challenging for parents and kids alike to transition, from spending time with the family in the summer at the beach, by the pool, or in the park, back to busy schedules with school and extracurriculars. This makes the morning hours essential to help families stay connected. To make those mornings extra special, we have some exciting recipes for family breakfast ideas.

We’ve long been told breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and in our opinion, it’s also the most delicious. Having breakfast as a family is the perfect way to start a weekday morning or relax on an early weekend afternoon. Catch up with your family over classics, like pancakes and eggs, or surprise them with something new, like pumpkin French toast or croissant breakfast boats.

 

Easy Shake & Squeeze Pancakes

 

For mornings where you need a quick and easy breakfast, but still want to serve your kids something fun and delicious, turn to Happy Grub Squeezable Instant Pancake Mix. This pancake mix is also great for weekends, when you have more time to hang out with the family. Happy Grub even offers Edible Ink Markers so you can make custom pancake art with your kids that’s easy to clean up.

 

Ingredients: 

  • Happy Grub Squeezable Instant Pancake Mix
  • Water

    Happy Grub Squeezable Instant Pancake Mix Fun Shapes Easy Breakfast

      Image from: Happy Grub

       

      Tropical Oatmeal

       

      Bring the vacation back to your home with this tropical oatmeal. Packed with fresh, mouthwatering fruit, toasted coconut and chia seeds, this easy dish will put you on island time, while providing a healthy boost of energy. The recipe includes directions on how to make the meal in five minutes, or as overnight oats, dealers' choice.

       

      Ingredients:

      • Oats
      • Mango
      • Shredded coconut
      • Chia seeds
      • Maple syrup, agave or honey
      • Milk and/or water

       

      Pumpkin French Toast

       

      Ring in fall with this seasonal pumpkin French toast. However, we won’t judge you that it's still technically the summer. We think it’s always a good time for French toast. This recipe includes instructions for pumpkin butter, which frankly goes great on anything.

       

      Ingredients:

      • Eggs
      • Milk
      • Pumpkin puree
      • Vanilla extract
      • Pumpkin pie spice
      • Kosher salt
      • Brioche
      • Unsalted butter
      • Maple syrup
      • Powdered sugar

       

      Hack: Who doesn’t love to serve their French toast with pancakes? Our Apple Cinnamon Squeezable Instant Pancake Mix is the epitome of fall – combine the two for a breakfast of your autumnal dreams.

       

      Delish Pumpkin French Toast for fun family breakfast

      Image from: delish 

       

      Baked Maple Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

       

      If you plan on going apple picking this fall, this baked maple apple cinnamon oatmeal is the perfect way to take advantage of all that fresh produce and help whittle down your supply. This is a healthier, heartier take on apple desserts and is mom approved for breakfast. You can save the maple cream frosting as an evening treat. 

       

      Ingredients:

      • Apple
      • Chopped pecans or walnuts
      • Butter
      • Cinnamon
      • Maple syrup
      • Oats
      • Baking powder
      • Sea salt
      • Unsweetened apple sauce
      • Almond or sunflower butter
      • Vanilla
      • Maple syrup
      • Egg
      • Unsweetened dairy-free milk of choice
      • Raw cashews
      • Filtered water
      • Vanilla extract
      • Apple cider vinegar

       

      Avocado Toast

       

      Get kids ready for brunch out on the town by introducing them to avocado toast at home. To make this adult beloved treat extra kid-friendly, use cookie cutters to cut the toast into cute shapes.

       

      Ingredients:

      • Avocado
      • Bread
      • Eggs
      • Lime juice
      • Fresh cilantro
      • Seasonings (salt and pepper, optional red pepper flakes)

       

      Julia Child’s Scrambled Eggs

       

      This is an easy recipe from the famous chef Julia Child. Preparing her scrambled eggs the French way, low and slow. This technique results in fluffy, creamy eggs. Scrambled eggs are perfect for a big family. Simply double the recipe as needed.

       

      Ingredients:

      • Eggs
      • Salt and pepper
      • Softened butter
      • Fresh parsley

       

      Julia Child’s Easy Scrambled Eggs for Kids family breakfast

      Image from: Leite's Culinaria

       

      Egg-in-a-Hole

       

      Skip the dip and put the egg and all their yolky goodness right in the center of the bread. It only takes a few ingredients, but your kids will think it’s magic that you were able to get the egg in a hole in the bread. Adding some drops of hot sauce is a healthy way to bring on more flavor.

       

      Ingredients:

      • Bread
      • Egg
      • Unsalted butter
      • Salt and pepper

       

      Honey Peanut Butter Breakfast Banana Split

       

      A banana split for breakfast may seem a bit chaotic, but don’t worry—in this recipe, the ice cream is swapped for Greek yogurt, which makes it the perfect way to get kids into yogurt, if they are usually averse. Make this your own by adding Nutella or Fluff, or packing all these ingredients into a sandwich for a grilled breakfast masterpiece.

       

      Ingredients:

      • Banana
      • Peanut butter
      • Honey
      • Cinnamon
      • Greek yogurt
      • Honey roasted peanut

       

      Croissant Breakfast Boats

       

      Jazz up a standard croissant breakfast sandwich by turning it into a boat filled with eggy, cheesy goodness. Full disclosure, your kids may start asking for this delicious flakey feast at least once a week.

       

      Ingredients:

      • Croissants
      • Eggs
      • Milk
      • Cheddar cheese
      • Bacon
      • Scallions or chives
      • Salt and pepper

       

      Breakfast Burritos

       

      Who needs those quick serve chains when you can whip up restaurant-grade breakfast burritos at home? Impress your family with this delicious burrito that oozes with flavor. The recipe includes directions for an avocado salsa to level up the meal.

       

      Ingredients:

      • Avocado
      • Tomatoes
      • Shallot
      • Garlic
      • Jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
      • Lime juice
      • Salt
      • Cumin
      • Cilantro
      • Eggs
      • Smoked paprika
      • Spicy sausage
      • Monterey Jack cheese
      • Flour tortillas
      • Vegetable oil

       

      Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

       

      Cozy and hearty, this tater tot breakfast casserole is perfect for feeding a big family. It may even yield enough to have leftovers for another morning in the week.

       

      Ingredients: 

      • Eggs
      • Monterey Jack cheese
      • Whole milk
      • Salt and pepper
      • Frozen tater tots
      • Sharp cheddar cheese
      • Smoked bacon

        Southern Living Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole for family feast

          Image from: Southern Living

           

          Birthday Cake Cookie Dough Energy Balls

           

          Although it sounds like dessert and pure sugar, we promise it has some nutritional merit. These energy balls are perfect to have on hand for early mornings or days with packed schedules when you don’t have time to cook and have a sit-down meal.

           

          Ingredients: 

          • Cashew butter
          • Pure maple syrup
          • Vanilla extract
          • Almond extract
          • Blanched almond flour
          • Flaxseed meal
          • Sprinkles

           

          Breakfast Potato Hash

           

          A breakfast hash is a hearty way to start the day. It can be a great base for adding eggs and avocado, or it can be a perfect meal all on its own.

           

          Ingredients:

          • Yukon gold potatoes
          • Kosher salt
          • Yellow onion
          • Red bell pepper
          • Garlic
          • Fresh parsley
          • Parmesan cheese
          • Olive oil
          • Unsalted butter
          • Sweet paprika
          • Pepper

           

          Loaded Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

           

          Who says sweet potatoes are just for dinnertime? These loaded breakfast sweet potatoes make a solid case for eating the starch as a breakfast food. The toppings are flexible. We suggest a topping bar. We’ve included a list of some toppings that would pair nicely with sweet potatoes to help guide you.

           

          Ingredients: 

          • Sweet potato
          • Berries
          • Banana slices
          • Chia seeds
          • Nut butter
          • Cookie butter
          • Hemp seeds
          • Maple syrup
          • Agave
          • Granola

           

          Food With Feeling Loaded Breakfast Sweet Potatoes for fun family breakfast

          Image from: Food with Feeling

           

          Chocolate Banana Smoothie

           

          Sneak some fruits and veggies into a delicious chocolate banana smoothie, so your family starts their day off on the right foot.

           

          Ingredients:

          • Unsweetened milk of choice
          • Baby spinach
          • Very ripe frozen bananas
          • Frozen riced cauliflower or frozen cauliflower florets
          • Cocoa powder
          • Cinnamon

           

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          Blog post by Allie Hogan

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