10 Healthy School-Day Breakfasts To Make For Your Kids In 10 Minutes Or Less

10 Healthy School-Day Breakfasts to Make for Your Kids in 10 Minutes or Less

These quick breakfast recipes are here to help calm your mornings and get the kiddos fed, out the door, on the bus, and off to school. These recipes don't rely on premade convenience foods (like Pop-Tarts) or require you to cook up and freeze a triple batch of waffles the night before (although that's a great idea, too). Instead, these recipes are simple suggestions for those frenzied mornings when time — and maybe the kids — are not on your side.

Conquer the morning with these easy recipes you can make in 10 minutes or less — oh, and did I mention these are healthy and kid-friendly?

Egg In a Hole

This preparation is as nutritious as it is fun to eat. Use a glass to cut out the center of a slice of bread, and toast it briefly in a pan with melted butter before cracking an egg right into the middle. In all, this recipe should take about five to seven minutes from start to finish. Check it out here.

If this is still too involved, you can simply fry an egg and place it atop a piece of toast separately. For a great way to satisfy (read: trick) pickier eaters into eating fried eggs, here's a tip: Before serving, break up the egg, chopping up whites and yolk together, and spread it on top of the piece of toast. Then cut the slice of toast into bite-sized squares.

Cheesy Microwave Coffee Cup Scramble

It's not that scrambled eggs aren't already a quick meal, but this recipe is faster and easier — plus there is no scraping off stubborn bits of cooked egg from the pan, so clean-up is a breeze. Crack an egg into a coffee mug, mix it up, and nuke it. Enjoy straight from the mug; it's really that simple.

For the Microwave Coffee Cup Scramble recipe, click here.

Chocolate-Almond Smoothie Recipe

This smoothie tastes like dessert but is really packed with flavonoids, vitamin E, and tons of protein. We won't tell your kids it's healthy if you don't.

Click here for the Chocolate-Almond Smoothie recipe.

Cream of Wheat

This quick cooking cereal cooks in just two and a half minutes on the stove. Top it with your favorite healthy toppings, savory or sweet, such as fruit, brown sugar, or an egg.

Instant Oatmeal

All you need is boiling water to make this nutritious breakfast come together. Half a cup of instant oats and just a few tablespoons of boiling water, and you've got breakfast. Top with fruit, nut butters, a drizzle of honey, or cinnamon. Follow the steps in this recipe for DIY Instant Oatmeal With Nut Butter for inspiration.

Microwave Egg and Cheese Breakfast Burrito

This microwave burrito-making technique is pretty cool: First you place the flour tortilla in a bowl, pressing to contour it to the sides. Then, place a blended egg in the center (or beat the egg in the tortilla, just be careful not to tear it), and microwave the eggs with a little cheese until cooked. Roll it all up and serve.

Click here for the Microwave Egg and Cheese Breakfast Burrito recipe.

Nutella and Banana Toasts

Kids will think they are getting the royal treatment when you break out Nutella for breakfast; just dot the toasts with sliced bananas and serve. Nut butter is brain fuel, so you can feel confident that you are sending your kid out into the world prepared to take on the day.  For a variation, try this recipe with peanut or almond butters.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

A match made in food heaven: Peanut butter and bananas blended together will become a breakfast staple the kiddos can't get enough of. This super tasty, super quick smoothie is packed with protein and is easy to transport for those rushed mornings.

Click here for the Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie recipe.

Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Pure, simple, and delicious. You can sub out frozen strawberries for fresh ones in the summer, or vice versa to add a little extra chill factor.

Click here for our Strawberry Smoothie recipe.

Strawberry Yogurt Bruschetta

A three-ingredient wonder breakfast is so perfect when you're trying to hurry out the door. Make a simple take on bruschetta with bagels or toast, yogurt, and sliced fruit.

For the Strawberry Yogurt Bruschetta recipe, click here.