We all know how busy mornings can get. And for those of you with kids, back to school season somehow gets even more hectic with trying to get everyone out the door on time. So to make life a little easier, I compiled the 20 Best Breakfast Ideas for Back to School that you can prep ahead or make in under 10 minutes to save yourself a few extra minutes in the mornings.
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Make Ahead Best Breakfast Ideas:
FRITTATAS, QUICHES, AND CASSEROLES:
Zucchini Feta Frittatas - An incredibly easy make ahead breakfast that works for both babies, kids and adults. You'll add this to your Sunday agenda for the rest of time so you have the best breakfast ready to go during the week.
Goat Cheese Crumbled Summer Veggie Quiche - This super delicious summer squash loaded veggie quiche also has some tangy goat cheese and smoky bacon for the perfect bite!
Petite Vegetable Frittatas - Re-heat them every morning in a toaster oven. I’ve been known to dunk them in salsa, add a dollop of guacamole, or go back to my childhood ways and add a squirt of ketchup! You can make them with any vegetables you have laying around your kitchen, add a touch of cheese and some fresh herbs and you have yourself the best breakfast!
Sun Dried Tomato Goat Cheese Crustless Quiche - If you’ve never made a crustless quiche before, let me be the first to welcome you to your new favorite way to make an egg bake. This custardy quiche is loaded with sun dried tomatoes and goat cheese and topped with some fresh greens to give it a bit of zip.
Spinach Artichoke Strata Casserole - If you’ve never made a strata before, this is your MOMENT! It’s a bread / egg custard mixture that gets baked to golden brown perfection with all the cheesy bits and any kind of add-ins you prefer. I’m going with a spinach artichoke theme because hello, duh, it’s amazing and who doesn’t love that combo.
BANANA BREAD, MUFFINS, AND MORE:
Blackberry Muffins - Any type of quick bread is a great breakfast idea for kids and adults as it truly doesn’t take much time to prep. These Blackberry Muffins are healthy, bake in 20 minutes or less, and easy to store in the freezer. It’s also a fun activity for you and your kids to do together on a Sunday.
White Chocolate Cranberry Scones - Back in my private chef days, I would make these Cranberry Scones dotted with white chocolate chips with the kids on a weekly basis. Every Friday after school we’d roll up our sleeves, whip out some scones, and bake them off so they had a treat the next morning for breakfast. They're perfectly moist and make for the best breakfast.
Soft Banana Cookies - These Soft Banana Cookies are going to be any kid's favorite treat. Bonus: parents love them too (speaking from experience!) Make a double batch to prep ahead for the week, and store half of them in the freezer for the best breakfast ready at a moment's notice.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread - Banana Bread is just one of those recipes that you need in your back pocket. It's easy to prep and perfect for busy mornings.
Double Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread - Get ready for the most incredible Double Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread of your life. It's loaded with chocolate, perfectly moist, and freezes great so you always can have it on hand.
Strawberry Muffins with Walnut Streusel - The easiest and most delicious muffin recipe which uses pantry staples you probably already have on hand. Feel free to use any fruit, just keep the ratios the same. And if you’re using frozen fruit, be my guest. Just be sure the fruit is thawed and blotted dry before incorporating into the batter.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins - Fall is just around the corner and trust me you'll want this recipe in your back pocket. These chocolate chip pumpkin muffins are super moist, chocolate-y and make for the best breakfast!! PS - these freeze great too so you can pop one out whenever you're in a pinch.
Quick and Easy Best Breakfast Ideas:
10-MINUTES OR LESS: PANCAKES, AVOCADO TOAST, EGGS, AND MORE
Kid Friendly Banana Pancakes - These Banana Pancakes are the best breakfast for your little ones! Just 4 ingredients into a blender and your moments away from a nutritious breakfast!
Homemade Coconut Granola - Bringing out one of my fav recipes from the private chef days way back in the day! I’d make vats of this on a weekly basis and store it for the best breakfasts and snacks. It’s the most perfect granola recipe there is and great on top of some greek yogurt.
Avocado Toast - It's no secret around here that avocado toast is one of my favorite quick and easy breakfasts.
Perfectly Soft Scrambled Eggs - A soft scramble is one of my go to breakfasts. I've gathered some tips and tricks along the way and let me just say your breakfast game will never be the same after you learn how to make these.
Ricotta, Walnut and Strawberry Crostini - For a sweet toast idea try layers of ricotta, strawberries, and walnuts. It’s not only delicious but quick and easy!
Breakfast Yogurt Bowls 5 Ways - From a berry yogurt bowl to a tropical fruit bowl to a dessert bowl there are plenty of delicious combinations so you never get bored.
Acai Bowls - Make your own Acai Bowls at home in 5 minutes flat! It's the best way to start the day with tons of antioxidants and fresh fruits!
Warmed Muesli with Blueberry Compote - It’s loaded with all sorts of nutritious ingredients like rolled oats, wheat, rye, spelt, barley, raisins, dried apricots, dried cranberries, dried dates, cashews, almonds, and pumpkin seeds. It’s exactly what you want when you need a filling but nutritious breakfast to keep you going all day.
Make Ahead Egg Bites
- 1 zucchini cut into a small dice
- ½ onion cut into a small dice
- 1 cup feta cheese
- 8 eggs beaten together
- 2 tablespoons chives
- salt and pepper to taste
- olive oil for drizzling
- Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large 10 inch skillet heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Sauté the diced zucchini and onion and saute for about 5 minutes until they are slightly soft. Season with salt and pepper. Add the sautéed vegetables to the bottom of a sprayed regular sized muffin pan.
- In another bowl, whisk together 8 eggs and season with salt and pepper and add the chopped chives and feta. Fill the remaining area in the muffin tin with the egg, gently stirring the ingredients together. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until the eggs are completely set.