12 Make Ahead Breakfasts for Back to School Mornings

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It’s that time of year again.  The kids are going back to school.  Mine start in a couple of weeks.   So now is the time to get organized so you are not rushing on those busy mornings.  Here is a list of make ahead breakfasts you can freeze and easily pull out in a hurry.


Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

This recipe will make a weeks worth of healthy breakfasts you can freeze and reheat for busy mornings.  You can swap out the fruits for what you have on hand as well.


Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal

This recipe can also be made with peanut butter or sunflower butter.  The choice is yours.  Make, freeze and re-heat.

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Almond Butter Overnight Oats

Use this recipe as a base and add in your own flavors.  Fruits, nuts, seeds…the possibilities are endless!  Make a weeks worth of these and then grab them when you need them.


Homemade Pop Tarts

Fill them with your favorite jams.  I personally love them with blueberry chia jam.  Then just freeze them and pull them out when needed.

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Homemade Nutri-Grain Bars

These are perfect to throw in your child’s lunch box.  My kids love them.  Add in your favorite jam and you are ready to go.  They freeze very well.


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Donuts

These freeze very well and all the kids love them.  They can also be done gluten free.


Strawberry Banana Green Smoothies

Make a big batch of these and then freeze them in ice cube trays.  Then on those busy mornings, just pop out and blend what you need.

Here are some other recipes from some blogs I follow.

Real Food. Real Deals No Knead Apple Pie Bread
Eat Good 4 Life Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chia Pudding
The Clever Carrot Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins
Sugar Dish Me Whole Wheat Poppy Seed Bagels
Chocolate Covered Katie Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Waffles

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57 thoughts on “12 Make Ahead Breakfasts for Back to School Mornings

  1. I am so glad I found your site. My son is allergic to eggs and dairy. Thank you for your recipes. I can’t wait to try them.

  2. I am a big fan of your overnight oats! It’s the only thing my husband will eat for breakfast. I am diffently going to try some of these to broaden his range! Thanks Melissa!

  3. Thanks so much for this post Melissa! These are some great new breakfast ideas. My old standby’s seem to be passed up these days. Now I have some new ideas to keep my son interested in breakfast :)

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