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Twenty Easy Back to School Breakfast Recipes

August 24, 2020

A round up of twenty easy back to school breakfast recipes worth getting out of bed for. These simple, make-ahead recipes are […]

A round up of twenty easy back to school breakfast recipes worth getting out of bed for. These simple, make-ahead recipes are guaranteed to make your weekday mornings stress free and delicious!

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I can’t believe it’s already that time of year again. Back to school and back to a new routine which means sleepy kids, busy mornings, and breakfast on the go. I think we can all agree that the hustle and bustle of the morning routine can leave us all feeling a bit rushed and short on time. But not every morning has to start with cold cereal and frozen toaster waffles. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and I’m big on making sure my kiddos are nourished with a warm, homemade meal before they head out the door at the crack of dawn. If you’re anything like me, you might also be hitting that snooze button a few extra times hoping for just ten extra minutes of sleep. I’ve got just the ticket to save the day with a round up of my favorite breakfast recipes that take just a few minutes to whip up the night before. With these twenty easy back to school breakfast recipes you can sleep in a bit longer knowing that our weekday mornings will be smooth sailing.

RASPBERRY STREUSEL MUFFINS

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These raspberry streusel muffins are soft and fluffy and loaded with the bright, tart flavor of fresh raspberries. Complete with a buttery streusel topping and a simple vanilla glaze, only thirty minutes and a muffin pan stands between you and a dozen of these buttery, berry filled muffins.

MINI EVERYTHING BAGEL BUTTERMILK BISCUITS

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These ultra buttery, super flakey, mile high biscuits bake up in just thirty minutes from start to finish using basic ingredients and one bowl. Topped with a generous sprinkling of everything but the bagel seasoning these savory biscuits will be the star of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between.

EASY OVERNIGHT RUSTIC BREAD

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A delicious overnight rustic white bread with a crisp crust and tender crumb. The dough rises overnight and bakes in the morning making it the ideal recipe for newbie bread makers. The result is a delightfully versatile loaf that is perfect toasted up and served with butter and jam. Be sure to save a few slices for your turkey sandwich at lunchtime!

OATMEAL BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP CHIA MUFFINS

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These muffins are chock full of all the good stuff….oats, bananas, and greek yogurt which basically makes them health food. Make them with or without chocolate chips. Or make them with extra chocolate chips like I do. Perfect for busy mornings on the go, these muffins freeze beautifully. Follow my lead and make a batch or two on Sunday nights to get you through the week.

MEYER LEMON POPPYSEED LOAF

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This Meyer Lemon Poppyseed Loaf could technically be called cake. Or bread. Call it what you will….I call it sunshine on a plate. It’s moist, perfectly sweet, not too tart and just all-around delicious. The glaze is not optional in our household but I’ll let you decide that for yourself. This loaf freezes perfectly and can also be made into muffins for a quick grab-and-go breakfast. It’s one of the most popular recipes on the blog so definitely add this recipe to your must-bake list.

CINNAMON SUGAR BAKED DONUTS

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I know what you’re thinking….donuts on school days? Yep. Totally a thing in my house. Any day ending in a “y” is fair game for donuts around here and these Cinnamon Sugar Baked Donuts are always a favorite. These donuts, with their thick dusting of cinnamon sugar topping, are a quick and fool-proof way to ease into the fall baking season. Your kids will be happy to roll out of bed to get their hands on one of these delicious donuts fresh from the oven. Five bucks says you already have all the ingredients in your pantry to whip up this recipe which means a scant twenty minutes stands between you and a dozen of these scrumptious donuts. They are best eaten the same day they are made but I’m guessing you won’t have single crumb remaining anyway. Treat yourself to this donut pan from Amazon and you’ll never buy a store bought donut again. {not sponsored, just a fan}

PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE SWIRL MUFFINS

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These easy and delicious pumpkin chocolate swirl muffins are bound to be your new fall favorite! Pumpkin spiced muffins swirled with rich chocolate make the perfect breakfast treat on the go or a sweet snack served with a warm beverage.

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD

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Ohhhmmmmgeeeee, there simply aren’t enough words in the English dictionary to describe just how good this Double Chocolate Banana Bread is. I know what you’re thinking…that’s a whole lotta chocolate! But hear me out…it’s made with two whole bananas which is fruit and fruit counts as breakfast. Also, it’s super soft and tender thanks to a generous scoop of greek yogurt so I think we can all agree this bread can be filled under “healthy-ish”. I dare you to have just one slice!

ESPRESSO CHOCOLATE CHUNK SCONES WITH MAPLE GLAZE

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These scones have been the most popular recipe on my site since they hit the blog over a year ago. The photos are most definitely due for a refresh but the recipe is good as gold! I love that the dough can be made ahead and then cut into shapes just before baking. They are positively scrumptious and the dreamy maple butter glaze is worth getting up at the crack of dawn for. Pro-tip: make these on Friday so you have leftovers for weekend brunch.

SALTED CARAMEL APPLE DUTCH BABY

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Oh baby, do I ever love a Dutch baby! This crowd pleasing breakfast is embarrassingly easy to throw together. Just whip up the ingredients in blender, pour into a hot skillet and bake until puffy. It’s that simple and trust me when I say it’s crazy delicious. Top it off with ice cream and VOILA!…you have breakfast for dessert! This Salted Caramel Dutch Baby is just one flavor idea to tempt your tastebuds. The possibilities are endless. Use the base recipe to make a dutch baby topped with fresh peaches or plums or bananas and honey. You can even make a savory version with bacon and cheese. Breakfast never looked so good!

BROWN BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA BREAD

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A super moist chocolate chip banana bread chock full of cozy cinnamon, sweet banana and nutty brown butter. This one bowl recipe comes together quickly and is the perfect way to use up those over ripe bananas hanging around your kitchen. This banana bread freezes beautifully so be like me and double the batch!

GLAZED COFFEE CAKE MUFFINS

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I wasn’t a huge muffin fan until I started making my own when my girls were little and breakfast on the run became a real necessity. Store bought muffins were always too big, too dry, too loaded with mystery ingredients no one could pronounce. These streusel topped muffins are soft and tender with the most perfect texture that I find irresistible. I’ll take my coffee cake in muffin form any day! With extra streusel please and thank you. Put a batch of these glazed coffee cake muffins in your oven and watch the kids come running!

 

LEMON POPPY SEED DONUTS

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Light and fluffy lemon poppy seed donuts with a refreshing citrus flavor that will keep you coming back for just one more bite. Topped with a sweet vanilla glaze, these baked donuts make a quick and delicious breakfast treat that is ready in just twenty minutes!

HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE GRANOLA

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There’s nothing like homemade granola. Except maybe chocolate homemade granola. The best part is you can make a batch at the beginning of the week, stash it in a mason jar and nibble on it all week long. It’s perfect sprinkled over yogurt or in a bowl with almond milk {which turns into the most delicious cereal milk}. Plus this granola is perfectly snackable which makes it an equally perfect afternoon treat. This recipe couldn’t be easier to throw together. Simply toss together the following ingredients in a large bowl, spread on two baking sheets and bake in a 250 degree oven for 50 minutes {turning over mixture with a spatula half way through the baking time}. Store cooled granola in a jar or tightly sealed bag. Make a batch and thank me later.

  • 3 cups gluten free rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup almonds, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder {not Dutch process}
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips {add chips during the last 5 minutes of baking}

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE ESPRESSO MUFFINS

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When that midweek slump hits, might I suggest a batch of these Double Chocolate Espresso Muffins. Because whatever the question…chocolate is the answer. And if you aren’t a coffee lover, don’t despair. You won’t taste the coffee, I promise, It’s just enough to enhance the flavor of the chocolate. Don’t forget the mini chocolate chips….they make everything better.

HEALTHY {ISH} CARROT CAKE MUFFINS WITH CREAM CHEESE GLAZE

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It might not look like it, but I promise you these carrot cake muffins are in fact full of good for you ingredients. This lightened up version of carrot cake in muffin form is made wholesome and delicious using maple syrup, bananas, whole oats, and hearty-healthy walnuts. And the dollop of cream cheese glaze is entirely optional….but I say go for it, because #balance.

COOKIE BUTTER BANANA BREAD

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There’s banana bread and then there’s cookie butter banana bread. This one bowl wonder is next level good and it’s as easy as it is delicious. A moist and tender banana bread swirled with ribbons of creamy cookie butter. This cookie butter banana bread is definitely worth getting up early for!

LEMON POPPY SEED MUFFINS

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A super simple and extra moist lemon poppy seed muffin made with just twelve ingredients in under thirty minutes. Topped with a drizzle of sweet vanilla glaze, breakfast never looked so good!

EASY COCONUT LOAF CAKE

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Cake for breakfast? Umm, yes please! A perfectly moist and deliciously sweet loaf with a delicate hint of coconut flavor in every bite. This easy coconut loaf cake is a favorite for breakfast and dessert. It won’t last long so consider doubling the recipe and bake up an extra loaf for a rainy day.

BONUS RECIPE!! FLUFFY GLUTEN FREE PANCAKES

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Sharing is caring so I’m adding one last recipe for my favorite pancakes ever. We make these hot cakes at least once a week at our house. Kids of all ages love these fluffy pancakes and I guarantee no one will even guess they are gluten free. Getting hot pancakes on the table before the sun is up is a cinch with this easy recipe using basic pantry staples. No fancy ingredients here and you’ll love the taste and texture of these golden brown beauties. You can even make the batter the night before. Serve hot with syrup or top with greek yogurt and fruit.

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour {or use King Arthur Gluten Free Pancake Mix}
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 TBSP butter, melted
  • If using gluten free flour from scratch, add 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp xanthum gum.

Whisk together dry ingredients and add in eggs, milk and vanilla. Stir until lump free. Slowly drizzle melted butter in to the batter and continue whisking until fully incorporated. Let batter sit for five minutes to thicken. Grease griddle with a small bit of butter and cook pancakes two minutes each side or until golden brown and cooked through.

I hope this list of my favorite easy back to school breakfast recipes helps your weekday mornings run smoothly. I’d love to know if you find a new family favorite worth waking up for. Happy baking bakers and best of luck with back to school!

 

 

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