Quick Morning Breakfasts

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!

By | 2016-12-24T17:02:03+00:00 September 8th, 2015|Fresh Recipes|0 Comments

About the Author:

Amanda Knapp is a writer and a stay at home mom to her three little girls, ages 2-7. She has a Masters degree in English, and prior to having children, she taught writing at the community college level. Now, she spends her time chasing her three girls around the house, cuddling with them on the couch and reading, and writing about pretty much anything that comes to her mind. She writes for her own blog, www.indisposablemama.com, as well as for Mothering Magazine, Psych Central, and Catholic 365.

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