Today I am sharing my 5 favorite nourishing easy family breakfasts. They are healthy, quick and perfect to prep ahead. Save these recipes, try them out and see how much they simplify your mornings!
5 favorite nourishing easy family breakfasts
Breakfast is my favorite. I wake up looking forward to eating, and I also need to feed my kids. With each of these breakfasts we are including protein, fat, carbohydrates and produce (some have veggies and some have fruit).
Alrighty, let’s get into my 5 favorite nourishing easy family breakfasts! Below you’ll find links to all the recipes shared.
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Yogurt + granola bowls
I love adding yogurt and granola bowls into our weekly rotation because I can make a big batch of granola in advance. We pick out some full fat plain yogurt and then add chia jam or add berries (fresh or frozen). It’s almost like magic because I don’t have to cook! And the kids absolutely love it.
We’re getting a balanced breakfast and also, I am not having to cook!
Here are 3 granola recipes:
Banana egg pancakes
This has been a long time fan favorite both within our household and here on the blog – my banana egg oatmeal pancakes. It is such simple ingredients! Easily mash the banana, add the egg and mix in oats. They cook up perfectly and are sweet and delicious.
We love to top them with applesauce + shredded coconut. Or we’ll top with nut butter!
The third option is protein waffles. Often waffles are very carb heavy, which is totally fine every once in a while. However, if this is something in the normal rotation, I want it to have more staying power and protein.
In these protein waffles we have egg and cottage cheese plus a handful of other pantry staple ingredients. The batter is blended in the blender making it so simple to prep.
Pro tip – make a big batch and freeze them for the future. Pop them into the toaster to heat and re-crisp up!
Breakfast smoothies are a staple because they are quick + delicious. These are not just fruit smoothies – fruit only smoothies lack in staying power! We need protein, fat and carbs to leave us with lasting energy.
When I am building a smoothie we have our liquid – most often almond milk (here’s how to make almond milk at home).
We often add fruit (banana, berries, cherries) and veggies (kale, spinach, frozen cauliflower rice).
We always add a nut butter in for some extra fat. We may add chia seed for more fat and fiber.
I also often include a protein powder like this beef isolate or collagen or a vegetarian protein powder.
With every smoothie we are thinking about protein, fat, carbs and fruits/veggies.
Here are 3 favorite balanced smoothies we love:
The last breakfast is one I love to make and freeze – breakfast burritos! They are made with breakfast sausage, eggs and sautéed veggies.
Easy family breakfasts
These are kid friendly, easy breakfast options to have on hand. I know mornings can be crazy sometimes! I hope these breakfast ideas help to simplify your mornings!
What are some of your go-to breakfasts that make your life easier?