3 High-Impact Back-to-School Breakfasts

Looking for something quick and healthy that the entire family will love? Check out these three simple recipes to make your mornings easier.
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Back-to-school season is a busy time of year and often translates to morning chaos. While getting kids out of bed and organizing lunches, breakfast can be overlooked. Most parents would agree that it’s important to kick-start their child’s day with a healthy meal, but that doesn’t necessarily mean there’s time to make something fresh and nutritious.

Instead of falling into a morning rut, consider planning ahead so breakfast is one less thing you have to worry about. Check out the recipes below for some crowd favorites you can prepare the night before to ensure you are fueling yourself and your littles ones.

French Toast Blueberry Bake Recipe

French Toast Blueberry Bake

Servings: 9 Calories: 195

Protein 4.8 G | Carbs 33.8 G | Fat 8.6 G

Ingredients

1 loaf challah bread

6 whole eggs

½ cup half-and-half

¼ cup Truvia

1 tbsp cinnamon

2 tsp vanilla

2 cups blueberries

Directions

Spray a 13-inch-by-8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Slice bread into 1-inch cubes and place into baking dish. In a medium bowl, beat eggs, half-and-half, Truvia, cinnamon and vanilla. Pour mixture over bread and evenly coat bread cubes. Mix 1 cup blueberries into bread mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 1 day. Remove bread mixture from refrigerator and allow to sit 5 minutes while oven is preheating to 350 F. Bake casserole for 45 minutes. After 30 minutes in the oven, top casserole with remaining 1 cup blueberries and place back in oven for the remaining 15 minutes. The top of the bake should be a golden brown. Enjoy!

Ham and Cheese Croissant Casserole Recipe

Ham and Cheese Croissant Casserole

Servings: 6 Slices Calories: 292

Carbs 19 g | Protein 17 g | Fat 15 g

Ingredients

1 can Pillsbury Crescents

6 whole eggs

½ cup half-and-half

1 tsp salt

2 tsp pepper

¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese

5 oz diced ham or turkey sausage

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 F and spray pan with cooking spray. Unroll croissants in pan and press seams together. Put pan in oven and cook flattened rolls for 10 minutes. While croissants are cooking, whisk eggs and cream in a bowl. Add salt and pepper to egg mixture. When croissants are done, pour egg mixture over top. Sprinkle ham and cheese on top. Bake 30 to 45 minutes until cooked through.

Apple Cinnamon Steel-Coat Oats Recipe

Apple Cinnamon Steel-Coat Oats

Servings: 3 Calories: 275

Carbs 42 g | Protein 19 g | Fat 7 g

Ingredients

1½ cups unsweetened almond milk

1½ cups water

1 cup steel-cut oats (oat groats)

pinch salt

½ cup chopped apple (leave skin on)

¾ tsp cinnamon

1 tbsp maple syrup

2 slices Applegate turkey bacon

Directions

Coat inside of Instant Pot with cooking spray (my favorite is Trader Joe’s coconut oil spray). Place everything but syrup and turkey bacon in pot. Mix well and secure lid and lock into place. Cook (manual or pressure-cook) for 4 minutes. Serve with turkey bacon on the side.

  • If you do not have an Instant Pot you can cook this on the stove top for 30 mins or until oats are soft.