It’s often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But pouring that bowl of cheerios day after day can become monotonous. Try mixing up your morning with these 10 summer breakfast ideas!

  1. Green smoothies
    green smoothie

Green smoothies are an incredible way to introduce veggies into you or your child’s diet. The frozen fruit overrides the taste of spinach or kale, making this a refreshing and fruity-tasting breakfast packed with nutrients and healthy veggies.

Recipe:

  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup vanilla or fruit-flavored Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 T ground flax seed
  • 1 cup of frozen fruit of your choice: strawberries, bananas, blueberries, etc.

*For a great tasting smoothie, choose 2 different fruits and add a ½ cup of each.

  • 1 cup of vegetables: spinach, kale, shredded carrots, etc.

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!

  1. Homemade Egg McMuffins

Bring a McDonald’s treat to your kitchen with this homemade version of Egg McMuffins. They are easy to make, and your kids will love them!

Recipe:

  • English muffins, white or whole-wheat
  • Eggs
  • Shredded cheese
  • Ham

Toast the muffins. While toasting, scramble the eggs and warm the ham. Place the egg, ham and shredded cheese on one half of the English muffin, and top with the other half. Serve warm.

  1. Yogurt parfaits with homemade granola
    Yogurt parfaits

    Yogurt parfaits are great for summer mornings because they are filling, healthy and delicious. Try this homemade peanut butter coconut granola, which pairs perfectly with any flavor of yogurt.

Recipe:

  • 1 cup extra-crunchy peanut butter, melted slightly
  • 1 T honey
  • 4 T shredded coconut
  • 1 and a half cups of oats
  • 1 T flax seed
  • Mini chocolate chips (optional)

Mix ingredients well and sprinkle over your favorite yogurt.

  1. Veggie omelet

Omelets are a great nutrient-packed breakfast that will give you long-lasting energy. Add a handful of veggies and a sprinkle of cheese to give your breakfast omelet incredible flavor.

Recipe:

  • Eggs
  • Shredded cheese
  • Handful of veggies: tomatoes, spinach, kale, red peppers, mushrooms, etc.
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Peanut butter banana muffins

For a real treat, whip up some peanut butter banana muffins to enjoy for breakfast, and as a snack throughout the day. These muffins are made with healthy ingredients, and they satisfy any sweet tooth. For the recipe, click here.

  1. Homemade granola bars

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Granola bars are a great breakfast for busy on-the-go mornings. However, many store bought bars are packed with sugar, unhealthy corn syrup and artificial flavoring. Try making a batch of homemade, all-natural granola bars and keep them in the freezer to preserve them.

Recipe: *makes about 10 bars.

  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup rolled oats

1)   Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the oats and chopped almonds on a baking sheet and roast for about 20 minutes.

2)   In a food processor, blend the dates until they form a sticky paste and there are no more chunks. Melt peanut butter and honey, and combine with oats, dates and almonds in a small bowl. Mix well.

3)   Cover an 8×8 baking dish with a layer of tin foil or parchment paper, and press the granola mixture into the bottom, until it is evenly spread. Cover and freeze for 30 minutes to allow the granola bars to harden. Cut into bars.

  1. Whole-wheat pumpkin pancakes

Who said pumpkin was only for Thanksgiving? Pumpkin-lovers can enjoy a delicious breakfast all year long with this healthy pumpkin pancake recipe made with whole-wheat flour. Click here for the recipe.

  1. French toast kebabs

French toast kebabs are a fun and delicious breakfast that are great for a neighborhood breakfast party! They’re easy to make and full of bright colors and delicious breakfast flavors.

Recipe:

  • French toast, cut into small squares
  • Fruit: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, etc.
  • Wooden sticks for kebabs
  • Dipping sauce/toppings: syrup, jam, honey, powder sugar, etc.

Skewer the French toast pieces onto the kebab, putting fruit in between each one. Drizzle syrup and powder sugar over the top.

 

  1. Ham and cheese pinwheelsHam and cheese pinwheels are an easy breakfast that your kids will love!

     Recipe:

    • Crescent Rolls
    • Ham
    • Shredded Cheese

    Lay Crescent Rolls out on a flat surface, place ham on top and sprinkle with cheese. Roll up and cut into circles (will resemble cinnamon rolls.) Place on a baking sheet and bake according to the Crescent Roll package.

  2. Crust-less egg and veggie quiche muffins

If you’re looking for a low-calorie but filling breakfast, these crust-less quiche muffins are the perfect meal. They are packed with veggies and full of flavor!  Click here for recipe.