Back To School – Breakfast Ideas, Part II

Last year I posted this roundup of breakfast ideas for those wanting a quick, cereal alternative. I’m at it again, this time offering original ideas that either have a few simple ingredients or are easily made in advance.

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Peanut Butter Pancakes

I won’t try and offer a homemade mix because frankly, why waste time! I swear by Aunt Jemima Original Pancake as a base and the toppings for this recipe are endless. The best thing about powered peanut butter is that it’s an easy way to add protein to otherwise carb laden pancakes.

3/4 C. Aunt Jemima Original Pancake Mix

1/4 C. Jif Powdered Peanut Butter (available at Publix)

3/4 C. Milk

1 Egg

1 T. Oil (can substitute 1/2 C. applesauce)

Mix above ingredients and cook on a slightly greased skillet as you normally would. Serve plain, with a little fruit spread or a few chocolate chips. Once cooked and cooled, freeze leftovers for an easy back to school option.

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Quinn’s Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl

This recipe, courtesy of my friend Brooke, is a hit with her son Quinn and perfect for filling up before a long day of learning. If you aren’t familiar with the benefits of hemp, flax and chia seeds, here’s a great overview.

1/2 C. Oats + Boiling Water

1 t. Chia Seeds

1 t. Flax Seeds

1 t. Hemp Seeds

1 t. Honey

Almonds

Mixed Berries

Boil water (approx. 1/2 C. or to texture) and pour over oats. While oats are cooking, add all seeds and honey. Let settle and then top with fruit and almonds.

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Strawberry Whip

I would call this ice cream BUT it’s just wrong to get your kids hooked on ice cream for breakfast so let’s call it whip instead! The added protein and smooth texture from the greek yogurt really makes the consistency perfect. I have only every used Fage (Fa-yeh people) and it is a bit thicker so please alter your ingredients if you have a different favorite.

1 1/2 C. Frozen Strawberries

1/2 Frozen Banana

1/2 C. Fage Greek Yogurt (Plain)

1/4 C. Milk (or Almond Milk)

Toss above ingredients into a blender and “whip” it up! Alter milk or fruit to obtain desired consistency. You should be able to scoop this whip. I served with a few almonds on top.

For more ideas, and a few clever ways to serve breakfast, visit TMBM on Pinterest. Happy Back To School Breakfasting!

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