Friday, August 12, 2011

Yummy Back to School Breakfast Recipes

I have been searching for yummy kids back to school breakfast recipes and have just been blown away at all of the wonderful recipes I have found!!  Time for a little show and tell :) :)

Breakfast Split
(This looks so yummy to me)

Breakfast Split

You Will Need
  • ¾ cup vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 1 medium banana
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • ¼ cup fresh raspberries
  • ¼ cup granola
What to Do1. Put the frozen yogurt into the bowl.

2. Cut the banana in half crosswise. Cut both halves lengthwise into 2 pieces, for a total of 4 pieces. Arrange around the frozen yogurt in the bowl.

3. Sprinkle with the berries and granola.

1 serving: 472 Calories; 13.4 g Total Fat (3.6 g Mono, 5 g Poly, 4.2 g Sat); 11 mg Cholesterol; 82 g Carbohydrate; 7 g Fiber; 14 g Protein; 117 mg Sodium

Tip: What’s your favorite fresh or canned fruit? Use that instead of the berries. 

Quick Fruit Crisp
This will warm up your insides on a cold morning. Or serve with ice cream as a dessert. Now that's easy to swallow!

Quick Fruit Crisp

You Will Need
  • ½ cup frozen mixed berries
  • 4 oz. diced peaches snack cup, drained
  • 4 oz. fruit salad snack cup, drained
  • 1 tsp. liquid honey
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • ½ cup granola
What to Do1. Put the first 4 ingredients into the bowl. Stir until the fruit is coated with the honey.

2. Sprinkle the cornstarch over the fruit mixture. Stir until well mixed.

3. Sprinkle the granola over the fruit mixture. Do not stir. Microwave, covered, on high (100%) for 3 to 4 minutes until the sauce is bubbling along the edge of the bowl.

1 serving: 477 Calories; 18.2 g Total Fat (5 g Mono, 9.3 g Poly, 3.1 g Sat); 0 mg Cholesterol; 77 g Carbohydrate; 11 g Fiber; 10 g Protein; 16 mg Sodium

Tip: The juice from the snack cups is too good to waste! Drain the juice into a large glass and top with orange juice for a special morning punch. Or add a splash of sparkling water for a fizzy drink.

Banana Monkey Crunch
 Bone up on calcium with the yogurt in this yummy snack. There's enough for friends, or save some for breakfast. Top with the granola and banana just before eating.

Banana Monkey Crunch

You Will Need
  • 14 oz. can of crushed pineapple
  • 3 cups vanilla yogurt
  • 1 box of instant vanilla pudding powder
  • 1 cup granola
  • 2 medium bananas, sliced
What to Do1. Drain the juice from the pineapple into the large bowl. Set aside the pineapple.

2. Add the yogurt and pudding powder to the pineapple juice. Beat with the whisk for about 2 minutes until the mixture is smooth and thick. Add the crushed pineapple. Stir well. Spoon into the dessert bowls.

3. Sprinkle with the granola. Top with the banana.

1 serving: 356 Calories; 8.2 g Total Fat (2.3 g Mono, 3 g Poly, 2.6 g Sat); 7 mg Cholesterol; 67 g Carbohydrate; 3 g Fiber; 8 g Protein; 322 mg Sodium

Tip: Plain yogurt instead of vanilla yogurt makes this recipe a little less sugary.

Nut N Honey Granola

 A granola fit for whiz kids. Have a bowl with milk or yogurt for breakfast. Store in an airtight container for up to three weeks.

Nut and Honey Granola

You Will Need
  • 3 cups large flake rolled oats 3 cups
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup
  • ½ cup raw sunflower seeds 1/2 cup
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds 1/4 cup
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds 1/4 cup
  • ¼ cup wheat germ 1/4 cup
  • liquid honey 1/3 cup
  • ¼ cup cooking oil 1/4 cup
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar, packed 2 tbsp.
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 tsp.
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp.
  • ½ cup finely chopped dried apricot 1/2 cup
  • ¼ cup medium sweetened coconut 1/4 cup
What to Do1. Place 1 oven rack in the centre position and the other rack in the lower position. Turn the oven on to 300°F. Put the first 6 ingredients into 1 of the bowls. Stir until well mixed.

2. Put the next 5 ingredients into the saucepan. Heat on medium for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until the brown sugar is dissolved. Carefully drizzle over the rolled oat mixture. Stir until coated. Spread on both ungreased baking sheets. Bake on separate racks for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Carefully switch the positions of the baking sheets. Bake for another 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden. Remove the baking sheets. Turn the oven off. Transfer the granola mixture to the other bowl.

3. Add the apricot and coconut. Stir well. Cool.

1/2 cup (125 mL): 319 Calories; 16.4 g Total Fat (6.1 g Mono, 7.3 g Poly, 2 g Sat); 0 mg Cholesterol; 38 g Carbohydrate; 5 g Fiber; 9 g Protein; 9 mg Sodium.
Crockpot Breakfast
Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 hours


  • 32 oz. frozen hash browns with onions and peppers
  • 1 small red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 lb. regular bacon or vegetarian bacon (optional)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper
  • 6-8 drops hot sauce
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  1. Spray the slow cooker stoneware with cooking spray.
  2. Place hash browns in the bottom of the slow cooker. Top with diced red pepper.
  3. If using, cook bacon until crisp. Crumble on top of the diced red pepper.
  4. Top with cheddar cheese.
  5. Whisk together remaining ingredients. Pour evenly over the mixture in the Crockpot.
  6. Cook on low 10-12 hours.

Mini Breakfast Frittatas
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped turkey pepperoni
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, pepper and parsley. Stir in pepperoni.
  3. Divide cheddar cheese among 24 mini muffin cups.
  4. Pour egg mixture into a measuring cup with a spout. Pour egg mixture over cheese, filling cups to the top.
  5. Bake 10-14 minutes until mini frittatas are puffed and golden brown on top.
  6. Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes before serving.

I can't wait to try these recipes out....I found them on these two websites, respectively:


If you make any of these, take photos and let me know how they turn out!!  :) :)

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