Breakfast on the Go

Breakfast ideas for busy parents

What to make for breakfast when you're busy? Banana Bread!Now that the lazy days of summer are behind us and we’re back into school mode, the mad rush of mornings is upon us. If you’re anything like me, simply trying to drag my kids out of bed is difficult enough, without the added stress of preparing them something healthy before I rush them all out the door. Of course we all know that a wholesome breakfast is essential in preparing your children’s minds and bodies for a full day of learning.

Here are five ideas for simple, tasty breakfasts that are simple to make and will give you the assurance that you’re sending your kids off ready to take on the day’s challenges.


Breakfast Burrito

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 slices bacon
  • ½ tomato, chopped
  • 2 small whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon butter

How to Make It:

  1. Fry two slices of bacon. In a bowl, mix eggs and milk with a dash of salt and pepper.
  2. Melt butter in a pot over medium low heat. Add eggs and cook, stirring often, until light and fluffy.
  3. Spread half of egg mixture down the center of each tortilla, add a slice of bacon and sprinkle with chopped tomatoes.
  4. Roll up your tortilla and you’ve got breakfast on the go.

Berry Parfait

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup low fat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 cup fresh berries, washed and hulled
  • ¼ cup crunchy granola

How to Make It:

  1. Stir honey into yogurt.
  2. Add berries to a small bowl and top with yogurt.
  3. Sprinkle granola on top.

Breakfast Pizza

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 English muffin
  • 2 eggs, fried
  • 2 slices Canadian bacon
  • 2 slices of tomato
  • ¼ cup grated mozzarella
  • butter

How to Make It:

  1. Cut the English muffin in half and toast.
  2. Spread with a little butter and top each half with one slice of Canadian bacon, one slice of tomato, one egg and half of the grated cheese.
  3. Place under a broiler until cheese starts to brown.

Hawaiian Bagel

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Whole wheat bagel
  • Cream cheese
  • Chopped pineapple
  • Chopped ham

How to Make It:

  1. Toast bagel and spread with cream cheese.
  2. Sprinkle with chopped pineapple and ham.

Make Ahead Banana Bread

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs

How to Make It:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9×5″ loaf pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a large bowl. Add butter and mix until it resemble crumbs.
  3. Add bananas and eggs and stir until just mixed. Turn into loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes.
  4. Spread some nut butter on top to add protein to this filling breakfast.

About The Author

Mandy Webster
Mandy Webster is a writer at Ganz and the author of the middle grade Young Marian series, including A Viper in the Forest and Echoes in the Cavern. She’s also an artist and graphic designer whose work has been featured in InStyle, Redbook and Style at Home. A mother of three, Mandy has worked as an advertising copywriter as well as contributing to publications such as Playback, Strategy and Canada On Location.

9 Responses to Breakfast on the Go

  1. anonymous says:

    ooh that picture of bread looks like my moms delicious banana bread

  2. Autumn says:

    Uh-oh, I think the formatting on the page is messed up from the Breakfast Burrito entry on down. It’s messing up my attempts to print the page…

  3. angelo says:

    Thank yu for the yummy recipes

  4. kitty01 says:

    Looks yummy!

  5. ImaPepper says:

    Walnuts or pecans are delicious in banana bread. And some Nutella would be yummy on top, too. Personally, I think a thick slice of banana bread, toasted and buttered, is about the best breakfast on the planet!

  6. shoshoneno1 says:

    Wow! Those breakfast burritos are wonderful. Easy, fast, filling, and delicious. I ran out of tomatoes once so I cooked up some diced onions in the same pan while cooking the bacon. Removed the bacon when cooked and left the onions in the pan while I cooked up the eggs. Really was a breakfast treat but could be used for brunch or lunch too. Yummm!

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