To be honest, I haven’t been trying too many new recipes lately.  My kids have been loving eating the cucumbers and tomatoes raw, and my potatoes have tasted lovely baked.

One thing I have been trying to negotiate, however, is morning meals.  With school starting, we need something that is quick and filling and won’t make too big of a mess.

While my solutions don’t contain CSA vegetables, I thought I would share them anyway.

The first is baked cranberry, apple oatmeal bars.  I made these last night, and the kids were begging for more.  I like anything I can bake the night before because my kids can have something nutritious and I don’t have to get up half an hour earlier.

Here is the recipe I used.  (Click here.)  I didn’t have any coconut, so I omitted that, but I think it would probably taste better with it.  It would also taste good with chocolate chips, but obviously chocolate isn’t always the best breakfast food.

I have also been hearing a lot about refrigerator oatmeal.  This is even easier than the bars because it doesn’t require any baking.  You simply mix a few ingredients (usually oats, milk, and a fruit) and store it in the refrigerator overnight.

There are quite a few recipes on overnight oats, but this one does a great job of explaining the process.  My mouth was watering as I was reading it!  (Click here)

Finally, we have also tried eggs baked in muffin tins.  This was a mixed success.  If I add too many veggies, the kids take notice and stage a revolt.  I have found that if I break them up like scrambled eggs before I microwave them in the morning, then they take to them much better.  I also add cheese. Next time I make them, I plan on pureeing the veggies and mixing them with the eggs.  That way I can sneak in some early morning veggies without inciting an uprising.

What about you?  Does anyone out there have any good, quick school morning breakfasts?  I would love to hear about them!