9 On-the-Go Breakfast Ideas for Kids


9 On the Go Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Jamie here!  Busy school mornings at the Miles house have us rushing around shouting out things like  “those socks don’t match – never mind who cares!”  or “Skip your teeth – I have gum in my purse!”   Lots of yelling things, lots of skipping things. But one thing we NEVER skip is breakfast – and partly because, despite my morning-person shortcomings, I’m a really big fan of easy breakfasts.
Some of these on-the-go breakfast ideas for kids involve prepping something the night (or the weekend) before.  Some are just really smart and fast hurry-up meals.  All of them travel well and fire up the old brain cells for a day of learning!



Sausage Ball Muffins

Sausage balls are possibly my favorite food.  Leftover sausage balls heated for breakfast come in a close second.  These sausage ball muffins were a no-brainer.



Apple Cinnamon Freezer Pancakes

Make a ton of pancakes using all the apples in your house that are being ignored because they’re “too bruisy” or starting to go soft.  Add a dash of cinnamon, freeze in a gallon ziploc bag and pop a couple in the toaster each morning!  If you want to get real crazy, slather a dollop of peanut butter between two of them and eat like a sandwich. Breakfast done.



Homemade Granola Bars

These are super good for you and also super yummy.  They are coincidentally super filling – so much so that you won’t realize it’s lunchtime because you’re still full.



Homemade Egg McMuffin Breakfast Sandwich


I keep a pack of english muffins, eggs, cheese and some turkey bacon in the fridge and 5 minutes before my kids walk out the door, I pop all those ingredients into THIS baby.  It is magical and wonderful and I have no regrets for spending my birthday money on it.  (That should tell you something)


ham and egg

Ham & Egg Breakfast Cups

This is great for any time you have leftover ham (perfect for after the holidays) or when you find a ham steak on clearance!




Banana Nut Muffins with Chocolate Chips

Stole this incredibly-good recipe from my mom – along with the tip that those cheap bags of too-ripe bananas are one of the best investments in your breakfast menu you’ll ever make.


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Peanut Butter Waffle Tacos 

Toast a frozen waffle, slather with peanut butter, fold into a taco form.  (It’s now a…. Taffle?  Waco?)

For banana-lovers, fill with bananas.  Too hot to handle?  Use a coffee filter as a waffle sleeve.  (Don’t worry, we have lots of other weird creative uses for coffee filters HERE!)


make ahead breakfast casserole

Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole


We actually have TWO different versions of this casserole!  The one shown above is Kasey’s recipe and is totally delicious and extra-special for holidays.  This recipe is mine and a) has fewer ingredients and b) is a little more firm and quiche-like, which is what you’re looking for as you sprint out the door.

Whip this up on Sunday night, and toss it in the oven while everyone’s getting ready.  Who said you can’t eat like it’s Christmas morning every morning?

Serve a square of this firm casserole on a piece of toast, for a casserole that can go right out the door to the bus stop!


Go-Gurt and Cereal Bar


Stock up on gogurts and Nutri-Grain bars for a good balance of protein and dairy.  It’s not homemade – but noone said you have to pull off homemade every day!

If you enjoyed this roundup of On the Go Breakfast Ideas for Kids – you may want to check out our 10 Crockpot Recipes for Busy Nights!

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Target Giftcards for CHEAP!

I was online today using my Food Lion Rule the School rewards to buy myself some Target giftcards  -  when I noticed that you can use code ABC123 right now to take 5% OFF Target Gift cards (Only the Bullseye Box or Thanks Teacher Crayon styles)!

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And while I realize that’s not a humongous chunk of change – if you’re going to do some Target shopping anyway, get your discounted gift card a few hours before you go and treat yourself to a Starbucks with that savings!

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Jamie here!  I have to be honest, I often forget about SavingStar because if I think beyond regular coupons I tend to get overwhelmed. (That might mean I’m a little bit ridiculous, but there it is!)  However, chocolate is my weakness and this free Hershey bar totally make SavingStar a priority again for me :)

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Here’s me showing you how SavingStar Works if you need a quick brush-up – I love that the payout is at only $5, and you can request it either go straight into your bank account, or as an Amazon Giftcard!

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