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Back to school is hard. You’ve gotten out of a routine, everything is new and hectic… we get it! That’s why we’ve compiled these five handy back to school breakfast hacks. Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day and it can be easy to skip or run out of time to eat. Instead of scrambling for food in the morning, give some of these a try this school year.
1. Overnight oats
Overnight oats are great! They’re easy, healthy, filling, and you can eat them cold or warm them up. You can search Pinterest for literally hundreds of easy recipes or check out some of our faves here.
Did you know overnight oats can be sweet OR savory? If your kids don’t have a sweet tooth first thing in the morning, give savory oats a try.
2. Fresh pancakes
Frozen pancakes are great, but nothing beats a fresh, homemade pancake! Instead of waking up at the crack of dawn just to cook those pancakes, make them the weekend before and stick them in the freezer. In the morning, all you have to do is take them out and pop them in a toaster. Voila! Fresh pancakes in minutes.
3. Muffin eggs
Sure, eggs are too time consuming in the morning, but they can be pain (plus all those dishes..). Instead, bake eggs in a mini muffin pan over the weekend and warm them up throughout the week. You can make scrambled eggs, frittatas, mini omelets, etc.
4. Prep smoothies in advance
If you’re a smoothie family, prep the ingredients in advance for quick blending. Throw all your ingredients in to pre-proportioned bags and stick them in the freezer. In the morning, simply throw them in the blender with some liquid and blend.
Another option: make your smoothies in advance, then freeze them in ice cube trays. In the morning, dump some smoothie cubes into your blender with some liquid.
5. Individual microwave muffins
Fill microwavable containers with the dry ingredients for muffins (but leave room for it to expand). In the morning, add the wet ingredients, stir, and pop it in the microwave. Here is an easy recipe.