We get it—mornings are a frenzy. The juggling act of getting your kids out of bed, dressed, and walking out the door on time is enough in itself, but then there’s the added acrobatic feat of making sure they’re well fed with school morning breakfasts before they tackle their day.
Why does making breakfast tend to be the morning’s most challenging moment? It would be a dream come true if kids actually, you know, ate anything you put in front of them. It would also be helpful if we had easy, tasty, and quick options at our fingertips other than a bowl of Cheerios or some Eggo Toaster Sticks. Well, guess what? We got you covered. Save these recipes for quick go-to meals that may satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.
Whether you take the time to meal-prep on Sunday or spend less than 10 minutes in the morning whipping up a smoothie or an egg-in-the-hole, these simple breakfast ideas will make your hectic school days a little less daunting. If you’re looking to make morning meals more hassle-free, read on for 25 easy and delicious school morning breakfasts.
Sweet School Morning Breakfasts
This cozy, family-friendly french toast bake is an easy way to prep breakfast for the whole week. Set aside 40 minutes on Sunday—or if you’re an early riser, Monday morning works, too—to throw together this delicious meal. A french toast casserole will have your kids excited to get up and eat every morning.
What kid doesn’t love a warm, gooey cinnamon roll?! It takes just under an hour to prep these fluffy rolls, delicious filling, and sweet frosting the night before. Then, they rise overnight and are ready to bake for just 15 minutes.
With only eight simple steps to this vegan recipe, you can whip a batch of breakfast muffins that’ll last for days. Plus, if your kiddos aren’t the biggest blueberry fans, these muffins are entirely customizable, as you can swap them for nuts or vegan chocolate chips.
Overnight oats are a great option for a super simple breakfast, as they do all the work for you while you sleep. Take just five minutes to prep this gluten-free and vegan recipe the night before, and have them ready to go right as the kids wake up.
Since ice cream for breakfast isn’t typically a breakfast staple… a fun gradient of colors comes together in this creative waffle, and you get to skip the food dyes by using freeze-dried strawberries to create the pink portion. Estimate about 15 minutes for the batters, plus however long your waffle maker’s cook time typically takes.
Since we’re in the spirit of ice cream, here’s another way to put a spin on it by creating a protein-infused banana split in under 10 minutes using Greek yogurt and maple syrup. If you don’t own an air fryer, an oven works too!
Here’s another vegan option that’s ideal for preparing in advance for the week! Baked oatmeal is the perfect approach for pickier eaters who don’t love the mushier texture of classic oatmeal.
Before the title fools you into thinking you’ll be serving your kids toast that’s devoid of nutrients, dive into this recipe and discover how to easily create sweet spreads that contain secret ingredients–like chickpeas or sweet potatoes–that add nutritious benefits! Each toast takes between five and 10 minutes to prepare.
If cookies for breakfast don’t get your kids excited to get up and ready for school, we don’t know what will. You can have a big batch ready to go in just 15 minutes, and they can last in the fridge for up to seven whole days. Plus, they’re actually healthy—but the kids don’t need to know that!
Bananas, oats, coconut milk, and chia seeds combine to make a heart-healthy, naturally-sweetened batch of pancakes for your little ones. It’s super fast to whip together, and they’ll probably be eaten at least as fast!
These little waffles are a great sweet treat to start the day. Feel free to skip the glaze if you want to shorten the prep time or push them a tad toward the healthier side. They’ll still be delicious!
For whether you’re celebrating the onset of fall and Halloween, or looking to serve up a healthy orange treat that offers doses of beta-carotene, potassium, and fiber–and of course, chocolate chips so your kids take the bait! This is a clean, simple muffin recipe to enjoy together, eight minutes prep time, 20 minutes bake time.
As a great mix of whole grains, fiber, and protein, this healthy and yummy smoothie is ready to go in five minutes. It will have your little ones feeling full and energized for the school day ahead.
Here’s a unique recipe that’s tasty, easy, and healthy! It only takes 25 minutes to throw together these little pizza treats your kids will devour.
OK, while this board looks quite glamorous, the essence of it is a great idea for kids in the morning—in just a few minutes’ time, set out a tray with the components of a yogurt parfait (this recipe includes lots of mix-in ideas), and let them do the serving!
These soft granola bars take less than an hour to make. They’re eat-on-the-go friendly and have a customizable filling. Plus, they’re super yummy! What more could you want for an easy breakfast?
17. Vegan Pancakes
Flash-freeze pancakes are ideal for hassle-free breakfasts, as taking them out of the freezer and heating them up is about as easy as it gets. Make these delicious vegan cakes to start the week and have guaranteed yummy mornings for days to come.
18. Breakfast Box
It’s an adventurous-looking, well-rounded breakfast plate of one part grains–like pancakes, waffles, or french toast sticks—one part protein–like bacon, sausage, meat-free versions, or scrambled eggs—one part fruit–like apple slices, blueberries, or mandarin wedges—and one part dipping sauce–like syrup or yogurt. And because you decide what to include, the prep time is in your control!
Savory School Morning Breakfasts
These yummy egg muffins take under 30 minutes to prep and cook, making them ideal for those hectic school-day mornings. They’re a perfect meal prep option for convenience all week long! Plus, you can adjust the vegetables to your family’s liking.
In 10 minutes, you’ll have a bright and cheerful quesadilla for a nourishing start to the day. This recipe offers mix-in variations, and you can also choose to tailor it to fillings that you know your LOs will eat.
Egg-in-a-hole is a classic breakfast option. We love the modern touch of combining it with the avocado toast craze. It’s both genius and delicious! Whip up this dish in just 10 minutes for a meal any avo lover will be obsessed with.
While the prep and cook time for this delectable quiche is a bit longer, the results are undoubtedly worth it! You end up with enough to feed the whole family. Plus, you can keep it in the fridge for an entire week of no-stress, savory breakfast.
First cookies, now pizza? Breakfast is about to become your kid’s new favorite part of the day! These sticks are all ready to go in just 30 minutes. They’re a perfect option to keep on deck for the school week ahead.
A salsa verde yogurt sauce? Yes, please! This frittata takes 15 minutes to prepare and 45 minutes to cook. This allows plenty of time to get the kids dressed and ready for school before they sit down to eat this yummy breakfast.
If you’re a fan of Starbucks’s breakfast egg bites, then you’ll absolutely love these. With under 30 minutes of prep and cook time, they’re a great savory option for something to grab as you and the kids walk out the door.