Easy Breakfast Ideas for Back-to-School

These fast back-to-school breakfast recipes will give your kids the fuel they need to get going for the day.

Is breakfast time a mad rush at your house? If you’re looking for a way to get your kids to have a nutritious breakfast — and still make it out the door in time to meet the school bus — these recipes for easy breakfast ideas can help.

Make your kids a breakfast in a cup by following the directions for orange crunch yogurt and peanut butter overnight oats. Fill flour tortillas with scrambled eggs and other fixings to create breakfast burritos. Keep it silly with bagel and cream cheese with tomato and cucumber edible smiley faces. And for something to really tempt your kids not to bypass their morning meal, try offering them breakfast cookies.

Orange Crunch Yogurt

Assemble these quick orange crunch yogurt parfaits from Taste of Home in the morning with your kiddos.

In a bowl, stir together plain granola with flaked coconut, and chopped cashews (or other nuts). Layer the granola with orange yogurt and drained mandarin orange slices in a bowl.

Or for crazy mornings, put it together in a plastic cup and your child can eat it in the car on the way to school.

Get the recipe: Taste of Home.

Quick Breakfast Burritos

Protein, carbs, veggies, this recipe for quick breakfast burritos from Cooking Light has it all.

Place scrambled eggs (these can be made ahead of time and reheated quickly in the microwave) in the center of a whole-wheat or regular flour tortilla. Top with shredded cheese and fresh tomatoes or salsa. Roll up and let your child eat it at home or pack it in tinfoil so your child can take it with her.

Get the recipe: Cooking Light.

Bagel and Cream Cheese with Tomato and Cucumber

Check out the silly face you can make with this bagel and cream cheese with tomato and cucumber recipe from Real Simple. Slather cream cheese on one half of a bagel. Use a tomato slice to form the mouth and cucumbers to construct a snazzy pair of eyeglasses. You might even want to use flavored cream cheese or other veggies to create the face features.

Get the recipe: Real Simple.

California Egg and Avocado Sandwich

Cook the eggs in the microwave to make this speedy 7-minute California egg sandwich from Kraft. Here’s how it works: Whisk two egg whites until frothy and place in a microwaveable bowl. Heat for 30 seconds and then 30 seconds more, just until the eggs are set. Heat pre-cooked bacon next. Meanwhile, toast an English muffin. Tuck the eggs, bacon and thin avocado slices in the English muffin.

Get the recipe: Kraft.

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

It doesn’t get much easier – and tastier – than this peanut butter overnight oats recipe from Quaker Oats. Stir 1 cup oats with 1 cup milk in a bowl. Layer this mixture between a couple of layers of peanut butter and sliced bananas in a sealable container. Refrigerate overnight and enjoy in the morning!

Get the recipe: Quaker Oats.

Breakfast Cookies

What child could resist starting the day with a cookie?! That’s the idea behind these breakfast cookies from Martha Stewart. The dough is chock-full of good-for-kid ingredients like rolled oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds, coconut, raisins, dried mangos and banana chips. You can mix and match your child’s favorite crunchy ingredients to stir in. Warning: These cookies come out large, pillowy and perfect for mornings.

Get the recipe: Martha Stewart.

This post was originally published in 2016 and is updated regularly. 

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