10 Back to School Breakfast Ideas that Your Kids Will LoveBy: Bob's Red Mill | September 25 2019
As September looms and the summer days are replaced with school days, mornings get busy! Having a variety of back to school breakfast ideas on hand means that your mornings get off without a hitch.
From yogurt bowls and hearty pancakes to the occasional cinnamon roll, here are some of the Bob’s Red Mill team's favorite kids breakfast ideas.
Enlist the hands of your littlest helpers and whip up these tasty favorites!
5 Ingredient Strawberry Yogurt Muesli Bowl
Yogurt bowls are one of the easiest back to school breakfast ideas. When the summer weather is still in full force, nothing hits the spot like a creamy, cold bowl of yogurt with some seasonal berries and fruit. This 5 Ingredient Strawberry Yogurt Muesli Bowl comes to us courtesy of Chef Billy Parisi and is a delicious way to start the day. It’s made with Greek yogurt, strawberries, whole milk, maple syrup and our Old Country Style Muesli. Even on the busiest of days, kids will have fun helping to arrange this nutritious breakfast. As the season changes to fall, get creative with your ingredients and mix in fresh fruits like figs, pears and apples.
Hearty Oatmeal Pancakes with Flax and Chia Seeds
What’s not to love about piping hot pancakes with maple syrup before a school day? These Hearty Oatmeal Pancakes with Flax and Chia Seeds are made with rolled oats, chia and flaxseeds and are sweetened with a hint of maple syrup. They’re packed with nutrient-dense ingredients to keep your little ones fueled up with fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids throughout the day. If you’re looking to keep these hearty pancakes dairy free, substitute your favorite non-dairy milk and use coconut oil in place of butter. You can also top them with a spread of peanut butter or almond butter to give them an added boost of healthy fats and protein. Just don’t forget to sprinkle on a few blueberries right on top!
Soft and Fluffy Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls
Cinnamon rolls aren’t only for lazy and slow weekend mornings! They can be whipped up while the kids get ready and while you enjoy a morning cup of coffee. These Soft and Fluffy Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls are made with a combination of millet and rice flours and filled with brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and vanilla. When they’re warm right out of the oven, spread them with a sweet glaze and bask in the smell of all things delicious. For a Friday morning surprise, whip up a batch of these and welcome in the weekend. Kids will love the soft and sticky texture of these rolls, and so will you! Pair them with a hot cup of coffee with a dash of coconut cream, pure vanilla extract and cinnamon for an extra-special start to the day.
5 Ingredient Gluten Free Waffles
These 5 Ingredient Gluten Free Waffles are another easy breakfast recipe from the brilliant Chef Billy Parisi. They’re wonderful for a quick breakfast and can be jazzed up with fancy toppings for a special brunch. They’re easy to make and can be thrown together in just a few minutes with only a handful of ingredients. To bring these delectable waffles to life, you’ll need eggs, whole milk, unsalted butter, baking powder and our Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour, which makes gluten free school breakfast ideas a breeze. Use it for everything from our Blueberry Lemon Coffee Cake to this decadent recipe for Double Chocolate Banana Bread, or get creative with muffin, bread and pancake recipes of your own!
Protein-Packed No-Bake Granola Bars
Homemade granola bars are an excellent back to school breakfast choice. They can be made in a big batch on Saturday or Sunday and enjoyed throughout the week. This recipe for Protein-Packed No-Bake Granola Bars comes courtesy of Jenna Verroi from The Nosh Life. These bars can be eaten for breakfast, a midday snack or afterschool treat and are packed with a subtle mocha flavor and the sweet-tart flavor of Goji berries and dried cranberries. Paired with the crunch of almonds and pumpkin seeds, these bars are packed with a nutritiously nutty flavor. We love that the bars are customizable and can be made with everything from dried blueberries to apricots. They’ll keep in an airtight container for a couple of weeks or a whole month in the fridge! Rotate your ingredients and flavors and have fun with these easy-to-make and entirely delicious bars.
Maple Sea Salt Granola Parfait
One of the easiest and tastiest school breakfast ideas is this Maple Sea Salt Granola Parfait. It’s made with just two ingredients, yogurt and our Maple Sea Salt Pan-Baked Granola. Our granola is crafted with whole grain oats, real maple syrup, coconut and wholesome seeds that have been pan-baked until they’re crisp and golden. You can enjoy them with yogurt, milk or on their own. When they’re layered with yogurt, they become a parfait! This parfait is the ultimate in breakfast elegance and simplicity. You can leave it simple or garnish with fresh fruit, nuts and chocolate shavings. However you choose to enjoy this parfait, trust us when we say, you’ll love it!
Chocolate Amaranth Protein Bars
Amaranth is an ancient grain that was a staple food in the early Aztecs. It’s gluten free and a source of complete protein, and it can be eaten as a hot cereal or used to add a boost of nutrition to baked goods and homemade granola. These Chocolate Amaranth Protein Bars are packed with flavor and texture and make a perfect on-the-go breakfast. When the amaranth is puffed and popped, it creates a crispy treat that kids will love. In addition to Amaranth grain, these bars get their unique taste from ingredients like our Hulled Hemp Seed, White Hulled Sesame Seeds and Chocolate Protein Powder Nutritional Booster. Add almond butter, honey and chocolate chips, and you’ll have yourself some tasty and nutritious breakfast treats!
Sheet Pan Banana Pancakes
Farewell to mornings spent over the stovetop flipping pancakes! Sheet pan pancakes are one of the most efficient recipes for a delightful back to school breakfast! They can be ready in less than 25 minutes and allow the whole family to sit down and eat breakfast together before school starts. These Sheet Pan Banana Pancakes are made with a mix of our Unbleached White All-Purpose Flour and Organic Buckwheat Flour, and enhanced with spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. The pancakes will keep for a couple of days in an airtight container and can be re-warmed when you’re ready to eat. Divide the pancake into quarters and let each family member select their own toppings, like jam, fresh fruit, chopped nuts or cream cheese.
Healthy Breakfast Cookies with Oats and Peanut Butter
For kids breakfast ideas that are always a hit, go for cookies! These Healthy Breakfast Cookies with Oats and Peanut Butter are delightfully nutty and offer a touch of chocolate for something sweet and fun! They’re both gluten free and vegan and are made with wholesome ingredients like oats, chia, flax and cooked sweet potato. Kids will have fun in the kitchen helping to prep these cookies and will have even more fun once they get to eat their creations! If you don’t have both chia and flaxseeds on hand, you can use one or the other. Keep in mind that these cookies will keep in a container for up to five days and will soften over time, giving them a slightly fudge-like texture.
Blue Island Smoothie Bowl
Smoothies and smoothie bowls are perfect back to school breakfast ideas. They’re easy to toss together and can be made with nutrient-dense ingredients like protein powders and nut butters. With its flavors of pineapple, coconut water and coconut milk, this Blue Island Smoothie Bowl will have you reminiscing over your tropical summer vacation. It gets its wild blue color from blue spirulina, a microalgae that contains protein, calcium, niacin, potassium, magnesium, B vitamins and iron. Whip this up and escape to a mini vacation (just be back before the school bell rings).
Have any favorite school breakfast ideas of your own? Feel free to share them with us in the comments below! We’d love to hear how you and your family start the school day!
From all of us at Bob’s Red Mill, thanks for reading! Wishing you a happy and healthy school year ahead.