In the midst of the hustle and bustle that is inevitably your morning routine, it can seemly nearly impossible to serve your kids a breakfast of anything other than cereal, and while of course weekdays are no time for leisurely prepared flapjacks or made-to-order omelets, it’s important to send your little ones to school with a wholesome meal in their bellies. Quick-fix recipes that can be made easily and eaten in a flash are welcome timesavers, and kid-friendly picks like egg-in-toast, breakfast-style pizza and better-for-you ganola bars are go-to classics. Check out a few of Food Network’s favorite simple-to-make recipes below for no-fuss morning meal ideas and must-see tips.
The ultimate all-in-one weekday breakfast, the Pioneer Woman’s Egg-in-a-Hole (pictured above) is a kid-friendly favorite that’s ready to eat in only five quick minutes. Using the rim of a round glass, remove a hole in the center of a piece of bread — whatever kind you have on hand will work — then drop it in a buttered skillet and fill the hole with a cracked egg. In less than a minute, the egg will have begun to set within the bread and it will be ready for a gentle flip. Ree recommends letting the egg cook just until the yolk is soft — any longer and it won’t be runny.
Transform a traditional pizza dinner into a made-over morning meal with Ellie’s recipe for English-Muffin Breakfast Pizza. Featuring whole-wheat English muffins instead of pizza dough and fresh tomatoes, Canadian bacon and mozzarella cheese as the toppings, this deliciously light but satisfying dish requires mere minutes in the oven before the cheese is warm and melted.
If sit-down breakfasts are simply out of the question on hectic mornings, reach for Ina’s ready-to-go Homemade Granola Bars (pictured right), a from-scratch version of the store-bought variety. She combines oats with crunchy almonds, a trio of chewy dried fruits and shredded coconut for subtle sweetness so these chewy bites are every bit as flavorful as the boxed bars but far more wholesome.