4 Fun back-to-school breakfasts

Claire Gallam

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The words “fun” and “back to school” don’t often go hand in hand, especially for the little ones. We have a feeling you’ll be facing a few “I’M NOT GOINGs” and slammed doors in your near future. Make the back-to-school Band-Aid a little easier to peel off by serving your kids one of these delicious (and healthy) breakfast recipes!

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What kid doesn’t like a cereal that tastes like a cookie? Instead of the sugar-filled boxes, make them a big batch of this butterscotch chocolate baked oatmeal or a basket of coffee cake mini muffins! They may not love school, but they’ll love these breakfasts!

Mini coffee cake muffins

Yields 12 mini muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream

For the topping:

  • 2 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon soft butter

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a mini muffin tin with paper liners and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder and dash of salt. Stir in applesauce, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, heavy cream and sour cream. Stir to combine.
  3. Mix the flour, sugar, cinnamon and butter together with a fork until crumbly.
  4. Fill each mini muffin liner 2/3 the way full with batter. Top with a teaspoon of topping.
  5. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Butterscotch chocolate chip baked oatmeal

Butterscotch chocolate chip baked oatmeal

Serves about 5

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/2 cups 2 percent milk
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients together until combined. Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish. Bake for about 22 minutes or until fully cooked. (Mixture will no longer be gooey).

Breakfast tostada

Breakfast tostada

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium tortillas
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 8 slices turkey bacon
  • Sriracha

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place tortillas on the sheet and bake for about 8 minutes, or until golden brown.
  2. In a large skillet, scramble eggs. Add tomatoes and Parmesan cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. In another skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crispy, about 6 minutes. Chop bacon up and mix with the eggs.
  3. Top the tortillas with eggs and bacon mix. Garnish with additional cheese and sriracha.

Mixed berry peanut butter smoothie

Mixed berry peanut butter smoothie

Yields about 2 smoothies

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 cup nonfat milk

Directions:

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a blender and pulse on low until smooth and creamy.

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.