40+ Quick & Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Back to School
Give your kids – and yourself – a nutritious and delicious start to the school day with these quick and healthy breakfast recipes!
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*Originally posted August 2018; Updated August 2019*
School is back in session for most of your kiddos, and that means your life is probably back to being extra busy! I remember getting so excited for the first day of school when I was young, and then dreading it as I got older. One thing I always made sure to do every single morning was to eat breakfast before school. I had always heard it was important (Jessica explains why in The Benefits of Breakfast), but I didn’t really care about that – I was just always hungry in the morning!
Unfortunately, I was always up super early by myself, so breakfast was usually a bowl of cereal (at least it was whole grain!). If you’re like I was and struggle to find breakfast options, here are some healthy breakfasts to get out the door on those super busy mornings, or if you prefer having an actual recipe to follow, try some of the delicious quick and healthy breakfast recipes below!
Easy Breakfasts to Eat At Home
For mornings when you have a little more time to sit down and eat, here are some great options that are easy to whip up quickly:
Easy Asparagus and Goat Cheese Omelet @ Lively Table
Blackberry and Cantaloupe Parfait @ Kati Mora
Sweet Potato Toast @ Family Food on the Table
Quick Berry Oatmeal @ Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN
Strawberry Banana Sushi Rolls @ The Foodie Physician
Pumpkin Yogurt @ Living Well Kitchen
Peanut Butter Parfait with Amaranth @Shaw’s Simple Swaps
Banana Date Nut Butter Rollups @ KISS in the Kitchen
Strawberry Kefir Smoothie @ Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN
These recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator or freezer for quick reheating and eating. Be sure to pair your pancakes and waffles with yogurt or a hard-boiled egg for some protein!
Savory Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl with Spinach, Mushrooms, & Fried Egg @ Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN
Peanut Butter Chocolate Overnight Oats @ V Nutrition
Blueberry Protein Pancakes @ Living Well Kitchen
Homemade Coconut Pecan Granola @ Joy.Food.Sunshine.
Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats @ Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN
Buckwheat Oat Pancakes @ Kelly Jones Nutrition
Make Ahead Breakfast Quesadilla with Cheese, Spinach and White Beans @Well Plated
Berry Cherry Overnight Oats @ Street Smart Nutrition
Chocolate Baked Oatmeal with Berries & Almond Milk @ Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN
Gluten-Free Baked Oatmeal @ The Fit Cookie
Apple Peanut Butter Pancakes with Sautéed Cinnamon Apples @ Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN
Banana Flax Freezer Waffles @ The Muffin Myth
Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Egg Wraps @ Mom’s Kitchen Handbook
Broccoli Chicken and Cheese Frittata @ And A Dash Of Cinnamon
Cranberry Orange Dutch Baby @ Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN
Coconut Chia Pudding @ 80 Twenty Nutrition
Guacamole Omelette Wraps @ The Baby Steps Dietitian
I know that some days in life are crazy and hectic. You woke up late and your kid fell asleep in the shower and the dog puked on the floor and there is just no way you have time to sit the kids down for breakfast. For busy mornings like these, it’s nice to have a nutritious grab-and-go option. Pair any of the below with some fresh fruit for a fully balanced meal on the run. The egg options won’t need extra protein, but if you make muffins or breakfast cookies, it’s always a good idea to grab some yogurt or string cheese, too.
Breakfast bars and cookies:
Vegan PB&J Oatmeal Bars @ Delish Knowledge
Lemon Raspberry Breakfast Cookies @ The Foodie Dietitian
5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Granola Bars @ The Real Food Dietitians
Breakfast Cookies with Apricots and Dates @ Healthy Ideas Place
Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars @ Joy Food Sunshine
Gluten Free Honey Oat Cereal Bars with Milk Baked In @ Shaw’s Simple Swaps
Chocolate Chip Pistachio Breakfast Cookies @ Key Ingredients
Cacao Peanut Oatmeal Breakfast Bars @ Food Faith Fitness
Muffins and egg muffins:
Ricotta Berry Oatmeal Cups @ Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN
Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins @ Lively Table
Easy Veggie Egg Muffins @ Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN
Whole Wheat Blueberry Lemon Greek Yogurt Muffins @ Dishing Out Health
Make-Ahead Broccoli Cheddar Egg Cups @ Lively Table
Smoked Salmon & Goat Cheese Mini Frittatas @ Marissa Moore Nutrition
Rise and Shine Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins @ The Foodie Physician
Roasted Corn and Poblano Quiche with Tortilla Crust @ Making Healthy Choices
Hopefully these quick and healthy breakfast recipes (that are also delicious!) will save your kids from breakfast cereal burnout and give them a fun start to the day! To keep them well-nourished as the day goes on, be sure to check out these Healthy School Lunch Ideas too!
What are your favorite quick and healthy breakfast recipes?
Share with me in the comments below!
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What a great roundup! I love all of these ideas and I too used to be a cereal as a kid, Cheerios actually ha! Now I love to be creative in the am too! Thanks for including my parfait and bars!
Thanks Liz! I was always a cereal kid too – although not as healthy as cheerios 😉 Thanks for sharing your delicious parfait!
Awesome round up! Thanks for including my recipe! Growing up I always ate breakfast but it wasn’t nearly as good or nutritious as these were. (think…sugary cereals…pop tarts….toaster pastries :/ Yikes!) These are great options!
Thanks so much! I also grew up eating a lot of sugary cereals for breakfast. Couldn’t imagine letting my kids eat that now!!
So many delicious ideas here! I have so many yummy breakfasts ahead of me. Thank you for including my recipe!
Thanks Courtney! Glad to connect and include your recipe. It looks so delicious!
Love this round-up – always need some new breakfast ideas!! This will definitely help us mix things up 🙂 Thanks for including my sweet potato toast!
Hope it helps Kathyrn!
So many awesome options! I can’t wait to try some of these out on Sienna! Thanks for sharing my recipes 🙂
Hope Sienna enjoys them! And of course – can’t wait to try your recipes too!
Great round-up, Jessica! Now . . . which one to try first. Thanks for including my recipe too!
Thanks Marie! I know…decisions, decisions!
This is so great! And I also shared it with a few clients who are looking to add more variety to their breakfast routine 🙂
Thanks so much Mandy! Appreciate you sharing it and hope it helps them!
So many great options! With all the fresh homemade sourdough toast and fruit and or yogurt has been a go to in our house lately.
Thanks Sarah! That sounds pretty darn good too!
SO many great ideas! Thank you for including me! 🙂 I rely on make-ahead breakfasts to function throughout the week so this is wonderful!
You’re so welcome Laura! I’m totally with you about the make-ahead. Hope you find some new and delicious breakfast ideas for yourself!
This is such a great roundup for kids and adults alike! Love the variety of make ahead, grab and go, etc. Something for everyone and for all situations!
Thanks Lindsay! Definitely lots of options for everyone. I always say, having choices is one of the most important parts of healthy eating!
I’m all about the quick healthy protein packed breakfast!!
woohoo! Glad to hear that Amanda. Protein is so key for me in the mornings!
Such a great round up here!! I am always on the search for quick and easy breakfast idea and these all look awesome!!
Thanks so much Rebecca! Hope you find some new breakfast dishes to try!
Definitely pinning this one. We always need new ways to mix things up for breakfast. I love the idea for the breakfast sushi!
Thanks for pinning Sandra! Hope you find some good ones to try!
Love all these healthy breakfast options! A nutritious start to the day is so important! These will help do just that!
Thanks Taylor – I totally agree!
I wake up dreaming about breakfast! My go-to for a quick bite is sprouted grain toast with nut butter, sliced bananas or fresh berries, and a sprinkle of hemp seeds and cinnamon. Or a smoothie – that’s always a great quick option too. So many great options here – I might have to change up my routine!
Haha so do I! That sounds like a delicious go-to breakfast! Let me know if you try any of these ideas!
This is so perfect for National School Breakfast week! No excuses with so many delicious and easy options here!
Thanks Emily! I agree – so many great ideas to choose from there’s no reason to skip breakfast (and I could never skip it anyway!)
Quick and easy meals… you’re speaking my language. Great roundup- thanks for putting this together!
It’s gotta be that way with the kids in the house! So glad it’s helpful.
so many choices, including savory ones too.
The more the better, right?!
So MANY lovely recipes! I will definitely returning to this roundup this fall! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks Abbey! Hope you find some go-to recipes in here.
wow what a delicious looking round up. I love to make ahead breakfast and I will be checkout out some of these for sure
Thanks Deborah. Make-ahead breakfasts are going to be my savior this fall!
what a great list! these look so easy &&&&& delicious! I wanna make that fruit toast tomorrow!
Thanks Rebecca. Doesn’t that look delish?! 🙂
These all look soo good! Can I put them in my own lunch box ;)? hehe
I can’t wait to try some of these out! My son is in nursery school a few half days a week so breakfast is always a little challenging those days.
Hope these recipes help you and your son get a great start to the morning Chrissy!
This is a great roundup. I am allll about quick, easy, and healthy! Especially for my kids. Thanks!
Thanks Rachel. Those three adjectives are key for me with the kids!
So many great ideas!!! Good thing breakfast is my favorite meal of the day!
Haha…how perfect! Enjoy Chelsey!
I’m currently making oats!
Love oats for breakfast!
What a great collection of recipes. My girls are grown now, but I remember trying to find new recipes to try. Great resource!
Thanks Mikki! It’s a challenge trying to always keep things different and interesting.
Right now I’m on a yogurt and fruit kick. It’s awesome for meal prep and the variety of fruits makes it fun.
That’s one of my go-to breakfasts as well Jill, especially when the fruit is as good as it has been!
OK all of these look so delicious and satisfying! Yum!
Thanks Lauren. Great for kids and adults alike!