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2013

4 EASY Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings – Allergy Friendly!

Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

It’s That Time of Year for Some Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes..

I don’t even know how it’s possible, but our summer is officially over in this house one week from today. School is back in session for my boys…

So we are in that last week of enjoying no schedules, no where to be, no homework, and no early rushed mornings…and did I mention no homework?

Last summer, some of you may remember that this is the week that I instilled Operation Bore-the-Pants-Off-Them. After a summer packed with so much fun, I made the last week of summer so boring that they couldn’t wait for that first day of school.

And in case you’re wondering…I’m putting that operation back into effect for the next seven days…since it worked so well last year and all. ;)

And while I may be a little bit excited to get back into our routine, I am not really looking forward to those crazy busy mornings of trying to get out of the door on time so no one ends up with a tardy slip.

To make sure our bums are out the door on time, I’ve been doing a bit of breakfast planning for some make-ahead healthy nutritious breakfasts. I also have pulled out my Printable List of 50+ Allergy-Friendly Lunch and Snack Ideas so that I can prep some healthy lunches as well.

Below are four of my favorite make-ahead breakfasts to get everyone up and at ‘em and out the door…all with a nutritious meal in the bellies to fuel the brain cells!

So… pick a couple recipes to make before schools starts. Make a double batch and stock the fridge and freezer. You will be on your way to getting those kiddos out the door with a healthy meal and you out the door with a good dose of your sanity left!

And then go and print off your Allergy-Friendly Lunch List of Ideas… so that lunch-packing is a breeze as well! ;)

 First Up…

Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

Make this Oatmeal Breakfast Cake the night before and throw it in the oven in the morning. It is full of healthy ingredients and will last you all week long in the fridge. This is a huge kid favorite around here…especially since I call it “cake”… little do they know how healthy it is. ;)

Next…

Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

These Pumpkin Pie Waffles are another easy make-ahead breakfast. Make a big batch of these on the weekend and then just freeze them. During the week, you can just pull out what you need, pop them in the toaster for a few minutes and you are good to go. These are full of healthy ingredients, including pumpkin, and are great served with a hard-boiled egg (if you can do eggs) or some bacon or sausage, and some fresh fruit.

Number Three…

Easy Breakfast Recipes

This Maple Vanilla Granola is an absolute staple in our house. I order these oats because I know they are gluten-free AND safe for my family. This recipe takes only about 5 minutes to throw together. You make it the night before. Throw it in the oven for a while. Shut the oven off. LEAVE the granola in the shut oven overnight and you have perfect granola in the morning. This recipe is packed with protein, omegas, and fiber and a great way to start your day. The recipe, as written, lasts us about a week…so I usually double or even triple it.

And finally…

Vegan Energy Bites - A perfect healthy snack

These Vegan NO-BAKE Energy Bites are a great way to start your day. I like to actually press the “dough” into an 8×8 baking pan and then slice them into bars instead of rolling them into balls. They last a good week in the fridge and boast a punch of protein, a hit of Omegas, and are totally nutrient dense.

They are naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, and nut-free (though you can easily add nuts to these too).

For a treat that takes only 5 minutes to throw together, you really can’t go wrong by keeping these stashed in the fridge for a quick and healthy breakfast treat! Pair with some fresh fruit and you are good to go.

There…now you have some simple breakfasts for when your hectic mornings start up again, if they haven’t already. At least you’ll have some peace of mind that you all are getting out the door with a good nutritious meal to fuel your day (and your brain)…

Do you have any other Easy Allergy-Friendly Breakfast Ideas for me?

Kim Maes - Allergy Free Food CoachKim Maes, CNC, AADP, known as the Allergy Free Food Coach, is a Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant and Certified in the Practical Application of Food Allergy Guidelines.. She is also the creator of the Cook It Allergy Free iPhone and iPad Apps and the Cook It Allergy Free website, where she shares her passion for teaching others how easy and delicious it can be to eat whole, pure allergy-friendly meals that the entire family will enjoy.

11 Comments
  1. On August 7, 2013 Hallie @ Daily Bites said

    Next week already??! Shocking how fast the summer goes. Wasn’t it just Memorial Day? Ugh. Anyways, your Back to School recipes sound like the perfect way to make those first few days back to the grind more tolerable. :)

  2. On August 7, 2013 Emily said

    My favorite make ahead breakfast is refrigerator oatmeal. For a single serving I mix 1/2 cup GF oats, 1/2 cup choice of milk (I use rice), 1 T sweetener (coconut palm sugar, honey, fruit preserves), heaping T of flaxseed meal and spice (cinnamon, allspice, depending upon my other combination) in a bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning I add dried fruit.
    Some of my combinations are: 1T peanut butter and 1T honey, 1T walnut butter and 1T pear preserves, allspice with dates and walnuts, cinnamon with walnuts and raisins.

  3. On August 7, 2013 Maggie said

    No way Kim, I refuse to accept it :) My kids have another 3 weeks thankfully, but it started later than yours! Great breakfast ideas. I also find it hard to get my butt out the door on time :)

  4. On August 8, 2013 Shirley @ gfe & AGFD said

    I know that your guys get out of school much earlier, but still every year when you say it’s time to go back to school, I wince. Talk about bringing summer to a close before its time! I’m grateful that it’s not back to school time here until after Labor Day. And that’s even without kiddos. Those big yellow school buses send a seasonal message for sure. Love that you’re doing the boredom routine again. ;-) And love all these breakfasts, too. We all need make-ahead breakfast for busy mornings! :-)

    xoxo,
    Shirley

  5. On August 8, 2013 Alisa said

    LOVE this post idea Kim. We do freezer waffles a lot around here, but I hadn’t thought of breakfast cake. I know my gang would like that :)

  6. On August 8, 2013 Pat Yarbrough said

    These look SO YUMMY for kids on school mornings…and also for me before a busy day working at whatever the day brings! They’ll probably be among my husband’s faves, too, if I leave them in the refrig and he discovers them.

  7. On August 11, 2013 :D said

    Using carton fresh nondairy unsweetened coconut milk (i.e., So Delicious) would be okay instead of canned coconut milk.

  8. On August 15, 2013 Carol said

    Every year I rant about kids going back to school so early, this year I won’t :) Love your ideas, especially that oatmeal cake!

  9. On August 16, 2013 Michelle said

    I just found out that I am allergic to gluten,wheat, eggs, and dairy. I am an RN and have summers off.. I have been stressing about what I was going to eat for breakfast! Thank you..This gives me so many options since I start back on Monday feeling very overwhelmed :(

    • On August 17, 2013 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Sorry to hear about your new food allergy diagnosis, Michelle!! I hope that you are able to make some of these breakfasts ahead of time and have some easy breakfasts when you start back on Monday! Let me know if you have any questions. :)

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