Bloggers' Best: 10 Healthy Breakfasts for School Mornings

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Iowa Girl Eats Frozen Breakfast Burritos
Kristin Poter Kristin Porter

Back to school means back to hectic, stressful mornings trying to get everyone out the door fed, dressed and on time! But just because you’re short on time doesn’t mean you have to give up on healthy, satisfying breakfasts for you or your kids. Below, we round up 10 easy-to-make breakfast recipes from some of the blogosphere’s best!

Mango Coconut Nut and Seed Bars

iFoodReal Mango Coconut Bars


These hearty granola bars are unsweetened, unsalted, unsulphured and organic—perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or for snacking later. Plus, you can switch out the peanuts for your child’s favorite nut.

Frozen Breakfast Burritos

Iowa Girl Eats Frozen Breakfast Burritos

CREDIT: Kristin Porter

Just because you only have time for frozen food in the morning doesn’t mean it can’t be delicious and healthy. Make these ham, egg, and bacon burritos in advance and then pop one in the microwave for a minute or two on busy mornings.

Homemade Instant Oatmeal

Sock Monkey Slippers Instant Oatmeal

CREDIT: Meredith Steele

Stop buying the no-nutrition instant oatmeal packets at your local grocery store, and make your own the night before for a stress-free morning. This recipe teaches you how to make the oatmeal base and offers five different healthy flavor variations.

Peanut Butter, Banana, and Honey Muffins

An Edible Mosaic Peanut Butter Muffins

CREDIT: Faith Gorsky

Buckwheat flour is the key to these filling muffins, and the peanut butter is baked right into the batter. If your kids ever want lunch for breakfast, split the muffins and spread some jam on them for a bite reminiscent of the beloved peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Bars

Coleen Hill

CREDIT: Coleen Hill

These nut-free granola bars are perfect if one of your kids (or their friends) has food allergies. Cut the bars into large rectangles for a satisfying breakfast, or smaller squares for a tasty afternoon snack.

Breakfast Quesadillas

Cookie and Kate Breakfast Quesadillas

CREDIT: Kate Taylor

The spinach, black beans, and egg filling is packed with protein and will fill your kids up for their long days at school. This vegetarian recipe is only intended to serve one person, but could easily scale for a family-size breakfast batch.

Easy Zucchini and Feta Egg Muffins

Kim's Healthy Eats Easy Zucchini Feta Egg Muffins

CREDIT: Kim Rosenberger

These tasty muffins are the perfect way to get your kids started on eating their daily vegetable allowance—and they won’t even realize it. This recipe call for zucchini, carrots, and red peppers, but you could easily substitute them for your own combination of veggies.

Vanilla Protein Pancakes

Guilty Kitchen Vanilla Protein Pancakes

CREDIT: Guilty Kitchen

These sweet pancakes are actually sugar free, and the added whey protein powder will help keep little tummies happy for longer. You can also make these pancakes ahead of time and then freeze them until you’re ready to chow down.

Mexican Carrot Fritters

Food Faith Fitness Carrot Fritters

CREDIT: Taylor Kiser

Not only are these fritters gluten-free, they’re also high protein, low fat, and low calorie. The miniature fritters can be quickly whipped together in a food processor, and you cook the bacon and eggs while the fritters are frying for a quick, efficient breakfast.

Chocolate Coconut Granola Bars

Fit Foodie Finds Chocolate Granola bars

CREDIT: Lee Hersh

Your kids will never realize these dairy-free, gluten-free bars are actually good for them. Nor will they guess that the bars don’t really contain chocolate. Instead, they’re made using 100% unsweetened cocoa powder.

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