5 Make Ahead Back-to-School Breakfast Ideas [GIVEAWAY!]

As the school year starts up and we transition to a “normal” routine, it's easy to overlook the important start of the day: Breakfast.

If your house is anything like ours, mornings can be a bit chaotic. Planning ahead can help. If breakfast is taken care of, we can focus on other important tasks like making sure the dog didn’t eat anyone's homework. 

It’s easy to be lured by packaged options because they’re just so simple; however, we’ve collected a 5 healthy, make ahead recipes to help you avoid that trap.  Most can even be tweaked to accommodate any dietary restrictions - they're pretty open ended.

Don't forget to enter our giveaway at the bottom… we’ve partnered with Organic Valley to make your morning even easier!  Five (5) lucky winners will receive our organic oats and Organic Valley milk coupons.

1. Crock Pot Oatmeal Bars

The bars are a fantastic idea for a busy family.  Just throw the ingredients in a crockpot at night and wake up to a hot, fresh breakfast!

2. Caramel Apple Overnight Smoothie

Put the ingredients for this fall recipe together the night before and all you need is a quick blend in the morning.  It’s basically a bowl of oats in smoothie form!  Bonus: It’s easy to eat... errrrr... drink on the way to work or school in a pinch!

3. Raspberry Baked Oatmeal

These baked oatmeal muffins can be made in advance for the week, or frozen for “emergency” mornings.  All you have to do is grab a couple from the freezer and pop them in the microwave to defrost!

4. Overnight Banana Cinnamon Crockpot Oatmeal

Fresh oatmeal doesn’t have to be time consuming!  This simple, tasty breakfast option cooks up in the crockpot while you sleep!

5. Overnight Oats, 8 Ways

Overnight oats make the perfect make-ahead breakfast OR snack, especially for those of us with hectic mornings. This post has 8 simple variations, with customizations for food allergies or vegan diets!


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Here's to a healthy start to the school year!

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