34 Back-to-School Breakfasts


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so start their school days off right with these quick-and-healthy breakfast ideas. And while you're at it, don't forget to pack them a healthy lunch-to-go.

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  • Caramel Apple Muffins - Image Collection

    Marvelous Muffin Gallery

    Average rating of 4/5. (20 Ratings)

    Any of these tasty muffins will perk up your student for the day of learning ahead.

  • Egg in a Nest

    Egg in a Nest

    Average rating of 4.5/5. (20 Ratings)

    This easy breakfast snack is delicious, and gets extra points for presentation.

  • Banana Crunch Muffins

    Banana Crunch Muffins

    Average rating of 3.5/5. (16 Ratings)

    This recipe has all the bases covered. Filled with sweet banana and topped with crunchy granola, these are hearty breakfast muffins. Add chocolate chips, and you've got a satisfying dessert.

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  • Peanut Butter Pancakes

    Better Breakfast Ideas

    Average rating of 3.5/5. (28 Ratings)

    From homemade granola to the perfect quiche, these recipes are sure to wake your kids up and keep them fueled all morning.


  • Blueberry Pancakes

    Blueberry Pancakes

    Average rating of 3.5/5. (4 Ratings)

    It'd be a shame to let blueberry season pass without serving up at least one delectable fruit-filled breakfast, so here's our favorite recipe for blueberry pancakes.


  • Egg Pinwheels

    Egg Pinwheels

    Average rating of 4/5. (4 Ratings)

    This egg roll-up may look difficult to make, but it's actually quite simple. The baked egg "sponge" is malleable and rolls up easily into an elegant dish.


  • Pumpkin Praline Muffins

    Pumpkin Praline Muffins

    Average rating of 3.5/5. (11 Ratings)

    Sweetened with molasses and spiced like pie, these full-bodied muffins are topped with a light butter crumb. For a real treat, serve them spread with whipped cream cheese.


  • Zucchini Spice Muffins

    Zucchini Spice Muffins

    Average rating of 0/5. (0 Ratings)

    These adaptable, good-for-you zucchini muffins don't skimp on taste.


  • Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Average rating of 5/5. (1 Rating)

    These scrumptious make-ahead muffins are a terrific idea for a quick breakfast.


  • Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Squares

    Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Squares

    Average rating of 2/5. (2 Ratings)

    Really busy families need real food, fast! Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Squares are easy to make ahead of time and are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast, no spoon required.


  • Yeasted Waffles

    Yeasted Waffles

    Average rating of 0/5. (0 Ratings)

    Okay, this is indeed from Fannie Farmer (I just checked), and the original recipe is called "Raised Waffles" and calls for a full stick of melted butter. Believe me, they are good that way, but I promise they are good this way too.


  • Banana Muffins

    Banana Muffins

    Average rating of 4/5. (16 Ratings)

    This recipe is based on one in the "Cooks' Illustrated Best Recipe" cookbook, and it's excellent: moist and flavorful, crisp-edged but tender, and with just the right balance of banana flavor and a wholesome graininess.


  • Southwest Breakfast Wrap - Image Collection

    Southwest Breakfast Wrap

    Average rating of 4/5. (9 Ratings)

    This simple egg scramble -- made with salsa, beans, and cheese -- is wrapped in a corn tortilla and ready to take on the go.


  • Pancakes Recipe

    Golden Pancakes

    Average rating of 3/5. (6 Ratings)

    Orange Puree sweetens the flavor -- and the nutritional value -- of these appealing pancakes.


  • Strawberry Scones

    Strawberry Scones

    Average rating of 4/5. (21 Ratings)

    Fresh fruit makes this classic breakfast biscuit soft and sweet. These delicious scones prove that fresh strawberries are good for more than just shortcake.


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