Saturday Morning Roundup – Back To School Breakfast

I already showed you how I am packing lunch for the kid’s this year in this Saturday Morning Roundup about Bento Lunches. But ideas for a filling breakfast at the wee-hours of the morning are sometimes hard to come by.

I mean… you can only get your kids excited about cold cereal for so long before they start complaining.

That’s why for this Saturday Morning Roundup I am bringing you 10 great ideas to help your kids wake up and get pumped for school, and hey, maybe it’ll help you get on your way to work too!


With just a little prep you can be ready to feed your kids these hearty Breakfast Pockets from Budget Gourmet Mom.

A homemade breakfast pocket on a table


Sometimes just switching up an old classic can get your kids happily on their way. Check out these adorable Pancake Skewers from Cookin’ Canuck.

Three Pancake Skewers on a plate

These cute little Scrambled Egg Nests by Spoonful are adorable and an easy hand held breakfast.

A close up of a Scrambled Egg Nest

My kids love oatmeal, so I know this Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with Caramel Sauce from Cooking Classy would win them over any day.

A bowl of Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with Caramel Sauce on a table

Think ahead and bake a batch of muffins so they are ready to go in the morning. Try out these Blueberry & Walnut Oatmeal Muffin Tops that fit perfectly in your little one’s hands.

Two hands holding a Blueberry & Walnut Muffin above a table

It doesn’t take long to throw together this delicious Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole from A Southern Fairytale, good thing too, cause who has spare time when there are shoes to be tied??

A close up of Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole in a pan

With Fall just around the corner, who could resist throwing in some more pumpkin?? This Pumpkin Coffee Cake from Crazy for Crust will surely have your munchkin skipping merrily to school!

A piece of Pumpkin Coffee Cake on a napkin with a fork next to it with a bite of the cake on it.

No need to worry about running out of those store-bought Pop Tarts when you can make your own Homemade Pop Tarts from Domestic Rebel! 

Homemade pop tarts with frosting on them resting on a cooling rack.

Speaking of breakfast pastries, let’s talk Toaster Strudels… making your own Strawberry & Cream Cheese Toaster Strudels has never been easier! The kids go ga-ga over these!

A plate with a Strawberry & Cream Cheese Toaster Strudels and a side of chopped strawberries

Sometimes it’s as simple as throwing together a delicious {and healthy} fruit smoothie. Find several smoothie recipes and how to make your own Freezer Smoothie Packets from Around My Family Table.

Freezer bags in a bin full of Smoothie Packets

Hopefully now you have a few back-up breakfast ideas for when the kids start to complain about those Cheerio’s.

Do you have a favorite go-to early morning breakfast and want to share?

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.

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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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