9 On-the-Go Breakfast Ideas for Kids

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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.
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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Homemade Egg McMuffin Breakfast Sandwich

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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)

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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!

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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!)

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Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole

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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!

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Go-Gurt and Cereal Bar

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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!

Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal

Disclosure: I wrote this post will participating in a campaign as a Good Cook Kitchen Expert, on behalf of Good Cook and received Good Cook kitchen products to facilitate a review. All views and and opinions regard to the products or company itself are my own and were not influenced, nor reviewed by the company prior to posting.
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My family loves all things pumpkin! I’m always looking for healthy breakfast recipes to try out, I thought pumpkin and oatmeal would make the perfect combination. You could even make pumpkin oatmeal in a slow cooker and wake up to yummy homemade goodness in the morning. I decided to make it this morning, so I’ll have to try using my slow cooker next time. [Read more...]

5 Ingredient Super Easy Homemade English Muffin Bread

Recipe adapted from One Good Thing By Jillee
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I saw this recipe for homemade English Muffin Bread a couple of months ago on Money Saving Mom and wanted to try it. I haven’t made homemade bread in years, since this recipe looked so easy I thought it would be the perfect to try, especially since my kiddos wanted to help. Recipe adapted from One Good Thing By Jillee. [Read more...]

How to Cook Bacon in the Microwave

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How to Cook Bacon in the Microwave

Jamie here!  I truly love bacon, but I rarely went to all the bother of cooking it until I learned how to cook bacon in the microwave.  It’s so much less messy, and you can cook just a few pieces at a time for an individual breakfast, sandwiches or to crumble over a salad.

I’ll admit, it seems like  it won’t work – I was a non-believer at first too!  But it’s come out crispy and delicious every time I’ve made it :)  Add in the fact that you won’t have to clean your entire stovetop afterwards, and I’m completely sold.

How to cook bacon in the microwave:

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Recipe Box: 50 Easy Breakfast Recipes for Back to School

Heading back to school means back to routine, and rushed mornings for many of us. Don’t skimp on the breakfast just because you don’t have a lot of time! Try these 50 Easy Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Back to School!

1. Mini Breakfast Pizzas
2. Breakfast Smoothies
3. Blackberry Mango Breakfast Shake
4. Tomato Egg Cups
5. Back Pack Bagels
6. Just Peachy Shake
7. Blueberry Pancakes
8. Power Granola
9. Waffle Sandwich
10. Crunchy Granola Wedges
11. Dressed Up Yogurt
12. Banana Breakfast Shake
13. Breakfast Bundles
14. Fruit Salad
15. Berry Cream Pancakes
16. Baked Oatmeal
17. Banana Blueberry Muffins
18. Pita Breakfast Pockets
19. Crescent Roll Breakfast Bake
20. Sweet Potato and Pecan Flapjacks
21. Pineapple Raspberry Parfaits
22. Egg in a Hole with Berries & Yogurt
23. Egg Panini
24. Bagels with Cherry Cream Cheese
25. Yogurt & Honey Fruit Cups
26. Greek Omelette in a Pita
27. Ham and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich with Mango Chutney
28. Buttermilk Pancakes
29. On-the-Go PB&J Wraps
30. Crepes
31. Eggy Creamy Cheese Bagel
32. Banana Bran Muffins
33. Homemade Whole Wheat Pop-Tarts
34. French Toast Sticks
35. Easy French Toast Casserole
36. Breakfast Muffins
37. Fig, Applesauce, and Almond Breakfast Loaf
38. Banana Waffles
39. Quick Breakfast Burritos
40. Breakfast Parfait
41. Whole Wheat Pancakes
42. Banana Cinnamon Waffles
43. Peanut Butter Banana Bagel
44. Homemade Granola
45. Easy Cinnamon Biscuits
46. Whole Grain Flax Muffins
47. Power Bars
48. Yogurt and Fresh Fruit
49. Kicked Up Quesadilla
50. Whole-Wheat Cinnamon Rolls

What’s your favorite Healthy Easy Breakfast Recipe?

 

 

Homemade Easy Cinnamon Rolls! YUMMY!

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Here is a fabulous recipe for homemade easy cinnamon rolls that I orgionally posted on  Father’s Day.  My kids have requested that we have cinnamon rolls this year on Christmas morning, in addition to my mom’s sausage strata casserole. So, it looks like we’ll have both this year.  I especially love that I can make this recipe the night before and pop in the oven in the morning.  I saw the recipe online at Kevin & Amanda, however I made a couple of adaptions.
See my step-by-step tutorial below.. [Read more...]

Homemade Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread & Mini Muffins

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It’s that time of year again. Cool nights, football, bonfires, chili, and of course all things pumpkin. I’ve been looking for a healthier whole wheat pumpkin bread recipe for several weeks. Most of the recipes I found called for several cups of sugar. Since we made a commitment to eat healthier this year, I wanted to find an alternative that included wheat flour and honey.  I found the original recipe on 100 Days of Real Food but tweaked it a bit to better suit our taste. I also made mini-muffins since my kiddos were anxious for breakfast this morning. I knew that waiting for a loaf of bread to cook might send their hungry little bellies over the edge.  The muffins and bread turned out so moist and yummy!  [Read more...]