Makeover Breakfast Before School! 8 Ridiculously Delicious Recipes

Make-ahead oatmeal, nut-butter banana bread and healthy breakfast cookies (yes, cookies!) we wish someone had told us about sooner

I can't believe that Back to School is around the corner. Thankfully, we have this great Community Challenge to help set us straight and get things to run smoother. I love sharing healthy, delicious (kid-approved) recipes on my blog Family Fresh Cooking. In our house, we like to mix things up for breakfast (my favorite meal of the day). To keep it interesting, I do lots of make-ahead big oatmeal bakes, granola bars and breakfast cookies, which make for faster (and happier) mornings. Shakes and smoothies are fun too, especially on the hotter days. Here are some of our favorite recipes for breakfast before school.

Breakfast Cookies -- Apple Oatmeal

Breakfast Cookies -- Apple Oatmeal

These cookies taste great and are full of protein and healthy ingredients which makes 'em perfect for a grab 'n go breakfast. They are gluten-free too! For the recipe click here.

1-Minute Blueberry Citrus Shake

1 Minute Blueberry Citrus Shake

A healthy breakfast before school, snack or mini-meal in just one minute? It's a sure bet with this fruitful shake! For the recipe visit here.

Banana Almond Snack Cake

Banana Almond Snack Cake

I love this cake, it's comfort food without all the excess calories and sugar. Lots of nut butter ups the stay power of protein too. Click here for the recipe.

Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

Make a big batch of this oatmeal (one of the most popular recipes on my blog) the night before and you will be over the moon that you did. Once you try it you will know why! Click here for the recipe.

Make-Ahead Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Make Ahead Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

This oatmeal captures the beautiful flavors of fall... but you can enjoy it in the warmer months too! For the recipe click here.

Telluride Trail Bars

Telluride Trail Bars

Named after my favorite place in the world (which happens to be where I live), these bars just might make you feel like you are in the big mountains of Colorado. A great grab-and-go meal for kids! Click here for the recipe.

Scrambled Egg Stacks with Cheese & Mushrooms

Scrambled Egg Stacks with Cheese & Mushrooms

This is a lovely sit-down breakfast with lots of staying power. It's an energy booster for sure! Find the recipe here.

Gluten-Free Breakfast Cookie French Toast

Breakfast Cookie French Toast -- Gluten Free

Your kids will love this! It's just a really fun and nutritious way to enjoy a breakfast cookie...or two. Click here for the recipe.

iVillage Back to School Community Challenge Coach Marla Meridith is the creator, editor, food stylist, photographer and go-to gal for Family Fresh Cooking. You can also find her on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and Google +.

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