Lately, I’ve been into sharing recipes that really aren’t — dishes that require minimal ingredients and cooking time but that are still super tasty.
It might have something to do with the lazy days of summer…
..but those lazy days are winding down more quickly than I would like.
The countdown to school is on. So today, I’m sharing with you one of my favorite quick breakfast recipes for Maple Nut Goodie Toast as part of The Benson Street’s 45 Days of Back to School Ideas.
Plus, I have 30 more make-ahead, grab-and-go and easy-fix breakfast ideas for you.
A month’s worth of breakfast ideas!
Be sure to check out all the back-to-school ideas at the end of this post. Printables, snacks, fashions, shopping tips, crafts, lunch ideas, school supplies, teacher gifts, homework tips, party ideas and more: everything you need to get the kids back to school in stress-free, organized style!
Now, let’s get back to breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
While I’ve been known to rush through or skip out on breakfast entirely, I like to send my kiddo to school with a full belly. Because I know if I don’t, he might not eat much of anything until dismissal time. (He’s a picky eater and a talker at lunch, so there are many days when he comes home with a full lunchbox.)
Thankfully, my kid is a breakfast eater, but he likes variety. And I like to deliver.
But Mama doesn’t always have time to whip up a batch of homemade waffles or scramble an egg in the morning. So, I like to have some quick-fix and make-ahead recipes in my arsenal.
Like this Maple Nut Goodie Breakfast toast recipe that I think originated with my dad. (Sorry, Mom, if this was your kitchen creation!)
It’s a tasty alternative to pancakes or waffles, plus it’s quick to make and has a protein boost. And it tastes like candy.
Brach’s Maple Nut Goodies!
Here’s how you make it:
Slather a piece of toast with crunchy or smooth peanut butter or the nut butter of your choice. Then top it with hot pure maple syrup! The candy garnish is optional — and certainly not recommended for kids! (But it makes for a pretty blog photo!)
Not much of a recipe, I know, but it’s a quick-fix on a busy morning. And I’ve found it will hush those pleas for homemade waffles or pancakes that I hear some weekday mornings!
Since quick breakfasts are pretty much all that’s on the menu at our house when school is in session, I’ve collected a bunch of quick breakfast recipes in this virtual cookbook.
Below, you’ll find more than 30 recipes for make-ahead, grab-and-go and easy-fix breakfasts, including muffins, smoothies, breakfast breads, rolls, egg bakes, granola, breakfast cookies, casseroles, and power bars.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread from Marty’s Musings
Oat Breakfast Muffins from The Silly Pearl
1-Minute Fruit Smoothie from Major Hoff Takes a Wife
Citrus Vanilla Breakfast Smoothie from Just Us Four
Rise & Shine Strawberry Muffins from How Does Your Garden Grow
Peaches & Cream Monkey Bread from Uncommon Designs
Overnight Steel Cut Oats from Christina’s Adventures
Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cookie from Granola Home
Deceptively Delicious Toddler Muffins from Average But Inspired
Strawberries ‘n Cream Breakfast Rolls from The Everyday Home
Breakfast Cookies from StoneGable
Oatmeal Banana Breakfast Cookies from On Sutton Place
Easy Low-Fat Granola from Mila’s Milieu
Cinnamon Crescent Rolls from The Hungry Housewife
Almond Butter & Banana Open Sandwich from Tales of a Kitchen
Spaghetti Squash Egg Muffins from Just Us Four
Easy Breakfast Hot Pockets from MOMables
Olaf “Frozen” Waffles from Crafting in the Rain
Easy Breakfast Pizza from Yellow Bliss Road
Breakfast Bruschetta from Just a Taste
Easy Breakfast Sandwiches from My Life Abundant
Fruity Yogurt Waffle Bowls from Family Fresh Meals
Blueberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Casserole from Kludgy Mom
Bacon & Egg Tarts from Cooking Light
Skillet Muffins from Five Spot Green Living
Smiley Face Bagel & Cream Cheese from Real Simple
Perfect Cinnamon Toast from The Pioneer Woman
Sausage Cheese Toast from Emiko Davies
Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls from Marty’s Musings
Baked Pancakes from Six Sisters Stuff
Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Quick & Easy Breakfast Pizza from Happiness is Homemade
Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Smoothies from Crafting in the Rain
If mornings are crazy time at your house, you may want to read my post about how we changed our routine to make mornings less chaotic.
And don’t miss the other great back-to-school ideas my fellow bloggers are sharing.