It’s that time again! School supplies are EVERYWHERE. Bed times are out the door. The kids are crazy (not to mention grumpy), but school is here! Ready or not! I know during that first week of school breakfast is more of an afterthought for us moms, but the kids never forget. Nope, even those crazy grumps have to eat breakfast, I guess. Is it possible for them to be even grumpier? Oh, forget it. Here are some quick, easy, and YUMMY breakfast ideas sure to bring a smile to their faces and a breath of fresh air for mom.
1. Blueberry Muffins – These are SO yummy that your kids will beg for more! This is great for mom because you don’t have time to argue with them about eating. I always substitute the sugar in the topping for brown sugar and add a tad of vanilla (super healthy!). Even better news, you can make these Sunday night.
2. Pancakes – This is my favorite pancake recipe. They taste just like the old fashion, fluffy goodness that I so loved as a girl, and they are pretty simple to make! Also, you can freeze or refrigerate these, and they don’t loose their flavor. Cha-Ching! The recipe makes a decent size batch, and again, you can make these Sunday (or Saturday) night.
3. Fruit Salad – My family is a HUGE fan of fruit salad, and I am too — less work for me! Just cut up different fruits of your choice and mix together. You can toss them in lemon juice if you want, but I usually don’t add anything. It’s yummy and satisfying. It also makes a great side dish for dinner, and it is healthy. I usually make this on Monday as soon as I get home from the grocery store, and we eat it for a quick breakfast and as a side as needed throughout the week.
4. Yogurt and Granola – This is super simple and impressive. You can even throw in some fruit from the fruit salad if you want. Layer, layer, layer. The kids will love it!
5. Sausage Casserole– This casserole is easy peasy and sure to impress! It all meshes together nicely. It also reheats well, so make it when you have time. What I like best about this recipe is that it doesn’t have as many ingredients as most casseroles do.
Cobbler Pastry– This one is great for Friday, because it’s Friday! Make it for dessert Thursday night, and have an easy breakfast for Friday. It’s a family staple and sure to impress! So here is the recipe:
- 1 Stick or 1/4 lb of butter (cut into small pieces)
- 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups lowfat milk
- 1 package of blue or red raspberries
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, place the butter slices into a 9×13 inch baking pan and melt in oven (3-4 minutes).
In a large bow, mix the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Stir in milk until the batter is smooth.
Pour batter evenly over the melted butter in pan. Then, push the batter from the center into the edges of the pan to form a slight crust around the sides. Sprinkle raspberries over the batter evenly. Then, sprinkle with the brown sugar, if you desire.
Bake for 45 minutes to an hour (depending on your oven), or until the center feels set when pressed and is slightly brown. The center may sink a little. Serve and enjoy!
I love making this for dessert after dinner anyway, so why not have a treat for breakfast as an added bonus? Then, send them off to school! Win-win! It reheats nicely and is super yummy. Besides, it is more FRUIT than cobbler, right? And if it makes you feel better, we can even call it a pastry!
And once they are out the door, take a deep breath. You did it, Momma! You bought all of the supplies, prepared the uniforms, made sure they were dressed (not an easy feat), fed them breakfast, and got them to school! You. Are. Awesome.