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Healthy Breakfasts for Good Mornings

Back to school means rushed mornings, but an increased need for a good breakfast to get kids through the day. When early in the day time is limited and precious minutes are best spent getting ready for work and school – or sleeping – here are some ideas for that first meal of the day that won’t take much time to prepare, are nutritionally balanced, and good to go.

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  • Peanut Butter & Banana Oatmeal 1 of 10
    Peanut Butter & Banana Oatmeal
    There's no need to cook oatmeal on the stovetop - add a handful of quick oats to a smoothie with peanut butter, banana and honey, and whiz to a sippable consistency. Serve in an insulated to-go coffee mug for a deliciously balanced breakfast - protein, complex carbs and healthy fats you can sip on the way to work or school!
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Warm Apple Pie Oatmeal 2 of 10
    Warm Apple Pie Oatmeal
    Transform your usual porridge into something reminiscent of apple pie and apple crumble - the smell alone is a delicious way to wake up on a chilly fall morning, and the complex carbs will keep kids going until lunchtime!
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Two-Bite French Toast 3 of 10
    Two-Bite French Toast
    A great way to use up a day-old baguette, these mini French toasts are easy to eat on a busy school day - try eating them with your fingers, with a small ramekin of maple syrup for dipping.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Bacon & Egg Breakfast Muffins 4 of 10
    Bacon & Egg Breakfast Muffins
    Scrambled egg, crumbled bacon and melty cheese baked into simple buttermilk biscuits make a delicious breakfast everyone can eat out of hand en route to wherever they need to go.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Back-to-School Blueberry Muffins 5 of 10
    Back-to-School Blueberry Muffins
    Blueberry muffins are a breakfast classic - bake a batch on the weekend to freeze and reheat or pop into lunchbox on rushed schoolday mornings.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Walnut Breakfast Cookies 6 of 10
    Walnut Breakfast Cookies
    Who wouldn't love eating cookies for breakfast? These pack whole grains and omega 3-rich walnuts into perfectly portable packages.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bagels 7 of 10
    Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bagels
    Sure, you could pick up a batch of bagels, but making them from scratch is a great weekend project to do with the kids. Cut them before freezing to pop directly into the toaster, or spread with cream cheese to pack for lunch.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Multigrain Pancakes 8 of 10
    Multigrain Pancakes
    Pancakes shouldn't be reserved exclusively for weekends - packed with whole grains, they make an easy, inexpensive breakfast you know your kids will eat. Make a batch on Monday and freeze leftovers to pop into the toaster later in the week.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Banana Bread Muffins 9 of 10
    Banana Bread Muffins
    Got overripe bananas? Bake them into sweet muffins that are perfect to freeze and reheat, or pop into lunchboxes. Try adding dried fruit, nuts or blueberries to the batter before baking.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Strawberry-Rhubarb Slab Scones 10 of 10
    Strawberry-Rhubarb Slab Scones
    Slab scones - made with rolled-out biscuit dough folded over your choice of jam or preserves, then baked and cut into wedges - is an easy way to make fresh scones for a crowd. Because the jam is baked right inside, you can wrap one in a napkin and take it to go!
    Dinner with Julie has the recipe!

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