We may dream of blueberry pancakes and syrup-soaked waffles, but when it comes time to wake up and make a break for the breakfast table, we're lucky if we can manage scarf down a measly granola bar. This month-long holiday conveniently coincides with back-to-school season, a time when the lazy days of summer turn into a fall frenzy filled with last-minute meals and in-transit dining. Kick the school year off right with these quick and easy breakfast recipes that don't require a slow-motion button to be enjoyed.
Before you head out the door in the morning reach for something from the oven, not the freezer section. This recipe for Sun-dried Tomato Cottage Cheese Muffins was spotted on The Kitchn but you can find the original here at Heidi Swanson's 101 Cookbooks. A savory wake-up call in a wrapper, this morning muffin is perfect remedy for the breakfast blues.
I continue to push the pastries with this next breakfast idea from Good Life Eats. An on-the-go indulgence, this recipe for Maple Walnut Scones puts toaster pastries to shame. Nutty and sweet these scones make the perfect fall fix and can be made in advance for those of us non morning folk.
Become an overnight success with this idea from Aimee the cheap and chic blogger behind the Simple Bites blog. This recipe for Overnight Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal lets sleepy stragglers snooze a little while longer with out sacrificing a hearty, healthy breakfast. I imagine the trouble of getting the kids out of bed will no longer be a problem, so much as keeping them away from the oven the night before.
Even though mornings can get a little loco, every once in a blue moon we happen upon a day a little extra energy and time and the stove finds its way on before 3pm. On days such as these a Breakfast Burrito is a rewarding treat for early risers, and Miss in the Kitchen has the perfect recipe for enjoying Mexican in the morning. This burrito recipe may not be as time consuming as pancakes made from scratch or an egg soufflé, but it is best enjoyed fresh, which may require at least your hands to be awake.
For super busy folks check out our round-up of tasty Trail Mix Recipes for on-the-go goodies that pack a lot of crunch.