Sep 24, 2018
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What’s better than the perfect, fluffy pancake recipe? Topping those epic pancakes with this easy homemade strawberry syrup!
Grab fresh or frozen strawberries and get ready to make the most delicious pancake topping ever.
Saturday morning pancakes are non-negotiable at my house. My kids never get tired of pancakes (who would!) and love all the different pancake recipes I’ve put together through the years.
My secret to serving pancakes weekly is freezing them ahead of time so that any morning can be a pancake morning! All I have to do is pop them in the toaster oven and top them with a drizzle of this delicious pancake syrup. Breakfast in minutes and out the door they go!
Healthy Strawberry Syrup
Why would you want to make your own strawberry syrup? For starters, it’s super easy, and if you can warm up soup in a small pot you can make this syrup. The real strawberry flavor also tastes so much better and we don’t need as much sugar or honey to sweeten it so this recipe has less sugar per serving compared to storebought syrup.
Strawberry Syrup Ingredients
To make this homemade strawberry syrup you’ll need:
- diced strawberries: the star of this recipe. You can use fresh or frozen berries.
- honey or regular sugar: honey or plain white sugar can be used to make this homemade syrup.
- water: added to the sugar and berries so everything can cook down into a syrup.
- cornstarch: a thickening agent and helps give the syrup a smooth consistency. A grain-free option would be arrowroot powder.
How to Make Strawberry Syrup
The ingredients are first cooked down on the stove-top then blended into a delicious, pourable syrup. It’s super easy to make and goes like this:
- Make a slurry
Combine 2 tablespoons of water and cornstarch in a small dish and set aside.
- Add everything to a saucepan
Bring the water, sugar, and strawberries in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Stir in the slurry
Add the water-cornstarch mixture to the saucepan and stir to combine. Remove from heat.
- Blend until smooth
Carefully pour the strawberry sauce into a blender, top with the lid, and process until smooth. Slowly add about ¼ cup more water while blending.
- Serve and Store
Drizzle the warm syrup over a stack of pancakes and enjoy. Refrigerate the remaining syrup in a lidded jar for 1 to 2 weeks. Remove the syrup from the fridge a few minutes before serving.
The syrup is super easy to make and in this video below, I’m going to show you how to make it with honey since that’s something that’s been requested frequently.
Really, it IS that simple to make your own fresh fruit syrup! If you are new to this blog, you might want to check out my gluten-free pancake recipe and the Blueberry Syrup Recipe. I’m sure they will become favorites at your house too.
Strawberry Syrup Recipe
This is a simple pancake syrup recipe you can make with fresh summer strawberries or that frozen stash in your freezer. Once it’s cooked into a syrup and blended it’s easy to drizzle and adds a sweet, fresh flavor to pancakes, waffles, or french toast. It’s also a great idea to use up those overly ripe berries in your fridge.
Strawberry Syrup Recipe
- 2 cups diced strawberries
- ½ cup white sugar or honey
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons water divided
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- In a small dish, combine 2 tablespoons water with 1 tablespoon cornstarch and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, combine the water, sucanat (or sugar), and diced strawberries and bring to a boil stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Add the water-cornstarch mixture and stir to combine. The sauce will thicken and the strawberries will begin smelling like warm jelly. Turn off heat and allow the mixture to cool slightly before serving.
- If you prefer a smooth syrup, carefully pour the cooled strawberry sauce in a blender and process until smooth, slowly adding an additional ¼ cup of water while blending.
- You could also blend the syrup directly in the saucepan with an immersion blender.
- Serve the warm strawberry syrup over pancakes.
- Refrigerate the leftover syrup in a lidded jar for one to two weeks. Remove the syrup from the fridge prior to serving.
My wife wanted some French Toast, but she did not want some store bought syrup and wanted a homemade fruity syrup. I found this recipe and gave it a try. Afterwards, she needed to make sure that I had made extra syrup because she loved it so much.
I am so glad it was such a hit Robert! and thank you for letting me know you guys loved it.
I had to continue simmering this batch for about an hour after the initial 10 minutes to make it thick enough to be considered pancake syrup even after I took an immersion blender to it. I made sure I followed the directions to a T so next time I will use less water. I also made the blueberry version with the same instructions and it turned out perfect! Both are very tasty and simple to make!
Do you think Splenda would work in place of sugar?
While I don’t use splenda for cooking, I know others have used it successfully. Unfortunately, I can’t guesstimate the measurements for you.
When subbing splenda for sugar it tends to be that you use the same amount. If anyone is ever curious there is a chart on Splenda’s website. I will likely go by taste, I’ve only recently started to use splenda instead of sugar in baking. Thanks for replying!
Very quick and easy to make in roughly twenty minutes. Filled a pint jar with sauce in anticipation of pancakes in the morning and later ice cream
Hi! We eat yogurt & peanut butter a lot. I find the higher protein breakfasts go a longway toward higher energy and happier more content kiddos.
I make a huge batch of erthang breakfast related then freeze the leftovers for weekday mornings. ‘Mama, can I have pancakes?’. Yes. Yes, you can.
I love (healthy) breakfast ideas with fruit like this!
Our go to breakfast for our 2 little girls are either greek yogurt w/ a little honey, cinnamon, chia seeds and fresh fruit or whole wheat toast with a little cream cheese and fruit on the side. My husband eats during his long commute so he likes it simple and filling… Overnight oats! He likes different combos so I try to experiment w/ whatever fruits we have on hand. I can’t wait to try your bananas foster version!
My healthy go to recipe for breakfast is smashed banana with wheat germ anf flax seed!
My go-to breakfast is a high protein pancake/waffle for me and the kids…The recipe is from the Guyer Family blog and includes 4 eggs, 1c cottage cheese, a 1/2c of flour a dash of salt and vanilla and only one tablespoon of coconut sugar. I blend it all in a Vitamix the night before and then can either make fresh or make ahead and freeze to pop in the toaster in the morning.
The Bixbee lunchboxes and backpacks look sturdy and right up our alley. 🙂
So excited to learn more about Bixbee – thanks for the email about their backpacks!
My go-to breakfast recipe is mini quinoa quiches — I always have some in the freezer that I can thaw overnight and heat up in the morning (or eat cold if I’m in a real hurry). The eggs, green veggies, and quinoa are a great start to the day!
Thanks for the recipe.
Our favorite quick breakfast is a yogurt parfait with plain greek yogurt, hoeny, fresh fruit, and homemade granola. Yum!
we love breakfasts with strawberries!
Breakfast burrito and oatmeal. I make regular not instant oatmeal but make it in three minutes in the microwave so it’s faster. I love the dino camo backpack!
Like many others, I like to make a big batch of something and freeze. Then thaw and go, or pop in the toaster. Waffles, banana or zucchini muffins, french toast sticks, applesauce muffins, egg muffins. I also make and freeze smoothies, put one in the fridge at night and it is ready to drink in the am.
Momables approved lunch box? I’m sold! I am forever on the hunt for the ideal lunchbox. Super cute too! Love the backpack idea since my 8 year old son already has back pain /issues. Thank you for sharing!
I love the momables mini quiches. We also do the perfect pancakes- I double the batch and freeze them- so easy! Going to have to try them with this strawberry syrup recipe on top!
My favorite thing to have for a quick breakfast to get us out of the house are breakfast burritos. I love that I can make a batch of these and put them in the freezer for a quick heat up in the microwave when I need them. My kids prefer fruit that I have cut up and saved in the fridge. They can grab the fruit and eat it while they’re getting dressed in the morning. I would like to see a healthy version of a breakfast burrito from you. I’m sure mine could use a healthy makeover 🙂 I really liked the shark backpack for my son and the fairy wings backpack for my daughter. I had never heard of this company before, they do an awesome job with kids backpacks. I also like that they donate backpacks to kids around the world – knowing this really makes me want to give them my business! Thank you for the opportunity to win a backpack.
Heather, I love making breakfast burritos ahead of time too! Check out my recipe. It’s simple and fast!https://www.laurafuentes.com/make-ahead-breakfast-burritos-recipe-video/
Awesome, thank you so much for the link! I’ll check it out.
We make ahead pancake mix with pumpkin puree, and cinnamon for a tasty breakfast.
His all-time favorite is “egg with the center cut out”, but I don’t know how to make ahead, and still have runny yolks.
We checked out the backpacks and lunchboxes, he thinks the zombie one is awesome!
Love this homemade syrup with fruit.
We tend to do a lot of whole grain toast in the mornings. Nutella and banana is a pretty standard topping!
We love oatmeal or muffins on the go!
OMG I love pre-making smoothies for breakfast. They are delicious and packed with nutrition and my kids love them because it keep them full until lunch. I have to try the breakfast popscicle for the first day of school! Never would have thought of that.
The Bixbee backpacks are SO darn adorable! I like the green signature backpack but I’m positive my daughter’s would love the butterfly and hope peace love backpacks.
Eggs are quick and easy and my personal favorite go to. My oldest prefers peanut butter toast though.
My favorite go-to breakfasts are make-ahead meals like breakfast burritos or crustless quiche. I can make a bunch and freeze them then pull out whatever the little one wants and add some fruit and milk for an easy complete breakfast!
I’m active duty Navy so time in the mornings are usually rushed. Energy balls and smoothies ate my 2 get out the door fast meals. I’m trying to look at new things and make the time to research. This blog has been helping so much, thank you
Hi Laura, our go to breakfast are either smoothies or waffles but the one that my girls love, love, love is a yogurt parfait. We add organic lowfat strawberry yogurt and a sliced up a banana. Next we add blueberries and/or strawberries, almond slivers, dried cranberries. Lastly we will drizzle a bit of honey over it. Mix it all together and voilà! It’s always a hit at our house! 🙂
My son and I love eggs over easy and bacon.My daughter started making a bagel with cream cheese egg and avocado and it was awesome!
I made a large tupperware of cereal (chia, hemp seeds, buckwheat grouts, & cranberries) so we can just spoon a few tbsp into a bowl w almond milk et voila super healthy fast breakfast. We love maple syrup but this looks yummy. Maybe maple instead of sugar yum!
Love the backpacks, lunch boxes and all your helpful recipes and ideas. My oldest (of 3) will be starting school this year. He usually likes French toast sticks microwaved from the freezer with some fruit and milk, but he is a slow eater. Not sure how I’ll get him to eat as our drive to school is very short as well. Thanks again for the inspiration!
Favorite breakfasts are yogurt with granola or waffles with peanut butter! The strawberry syrup looks delicious!
We have muffins and whole grain waffles in the freezer, as well as homemade egg “mcmuffins” wrapped and ready to be defrosted. Greek yogurt, homemade granola, cheese slices and roasted turkey also work for us….and fresh fruit.
Bixbee backpacks look great- like the solid colors best.
We love coconut raspberry chia pudding for an easy breakfast. I make a big batch which lasts us all week!
I use 500g coconut yoghurt, 3 T freeze dried raspberry powder, 500g frozen raspberries, 1/2 cup chia seeds and then water to get it to the right consistency. Just mix it all together the night before and it’s ready to go!
BTW I LOVE the owl backpack – and the rocket one!
Oh my word, can this syrup just have a straw inserted! It looks delightful and perfect for many things; pancakes, toast, oatmeal, yogurt and beyond. My go to breakfast for my daughter is typically an egg casserole, LOADED with veggies, that I can make and provide for her, at least for a week. My go-to quick breakfast is smoothie packs – just like I’ve seen on your site! Thank you for your website, emails and beyond. I never knew of Bixbee, but as a pediatric physical therapist, I LOVE the ergonomic design – it makes loads more sense! And I just may be sharing the Bixbee love to others!
My go to and quick breakfast right now is chia pudding. It is great with some fresh fruit!
My son is very picky especially in the morning! His go-to breakfast is scrambled egg whites, one sausage, some berries and maybe a bit a yogurt.
I really like the Signature KIds Backpack in Black. I think these backpacks are great with a great design!
our go to breakfast is homemade muffins, like our zucchini muffins or oatmeal pancakes
Our favorite go-to/ on the go breakfasts are egg “cups”. Our most loved add-ins are Canadian bacon and pepper!! Super quick and easy, and we have eggs-to-go for the week!!!
My favorite go to breakfast is the make ahead breakfast burritos!
That is the best backpack I’ve ever seen – I love the more horizontal design!
This will be perfect to make with the organic strawberries we picked this summer! I froze almost all of the 15 lbs. We also are planning to go pick wild huckleberries soon, so I might mix the two!
I make a big batch of quinoa breakfast cereal on Sundays and we reheat individual portions throughout the week. (My hubby and oldest daughter like oatmeal too!) My homemade Greek style yogurt with frozen berries is also a morning favorite. So nice to be able to feed my family yogurt without added ingredients! (So easy to make at home and WAY tastier than store bought!)
The Bixbee backpacks are darling! So hard to find great gear for kids that doesn’t cost a fortune! Love their giving attitude too!
Just this week, I started putting fresh fruit on skewers so my kids can munch while I throw together some other food (usually scrambled eggs).
We like smoothies and/or yogurt parfaits when we have time, frozen waffles when we don’t. The Bixbee “Hope Peace Love” combo is cute!
Home made granola bars are my quick breakfast. Filling, yummy, and an easy grab and go.
I love this syrup recipe alot, great way to get the kids to eat their breakfast. Loved the hope,peace,love kids backpack
With our commute, breakfast is usually on the go for us. I pack fruit, baked oatmeal muffins or granola bars, and a cheese stick or yogurt. My kids hate eggs, so it’s always hard to get protein in them for breakfast.
Bixby has some great offerings! Love the glitter lunchboxes and backpacks.
I have a protein shake smoothie (fruit and spinach) every morning. I also like to make applesauce muffins that I can store in the freezer.
My favorite backpack is the blue signature. 😉
Make in advance pan of biscuits for quick reheat in the mornings & spread with butter, jelly, etc.
My favorite easy breakfast for my kids: whole grain muffins–peanut butter and banana, pumpkin spelt with chocolate chips, and blueberry are the ones I usually make. My favorite easy breakfast for myself: homemade granola with milk. On weekends when we have a little more time, my husband makes pancakes or waffles or omelets.
That syrup looks delicious! My 5yr old munchkins go to healthy breakfast is usually previously made pancake PB & J or a large pot of oatmeal that can be reheated quickly.
My go to is scrambled eggs sprinkled with feta, whole wheat toast and fruit. But I really need to change it up…my kids are getting bored, lol!
Our favorite quick breakfasts are fresh fruit smoothies with greens mixed in or peanut butter on whole grain toast.
We loved the Bixbee backpacks, especially the red one!
I got this epicurean waffle thing where you can make it ahead of time and Free them and then toss them in the microwave. I love it
Our go to “quick out the door” breakfasts are homemade muffins. I love to make oatmeal banana muffins and have them ready for a quick breakfast. They are easy for my 5 year old son to eat quickly or even in the car. I like for my picky 2 year old to eat them too!
I can’t wait to try this recipe and I am sure my kids would love it. My son would love to win a back pack and lunch box especially since he is starting kindergarten this year!
I like to make homemade waffles on the weekend and freeze extras for a quick weekday breakfast. With sliced fruit on top it is an easy breakfast when we need to get going fast!
Also, thanks for introducing the Bixbee backpacks! They look super cute.
Our go to for out the door breakfast would be apples and/or hard boiled eggs, love the backpacks and would love to have one for my guy!
My kids love overnight oatmeal. I make it the night before and put it in small jars in the refrigerator. I’m always looking for more ideas that can be made ahead.
I make waffles and freeze them. Then we just pop them in the toaster et voilà!
I like to make a big batch of my homemade whole wheat, high protein pancakes, with dried blue berries in them. Just warm and go, 🙂 can eat them on the run no sitting and no mess. We even had them cold on a road trip this year.
I forgot to mention that the cookies can be warmed and dried with a little bit of pure maple syrup if you (or your kids) are feel indulgent.
We have a lot of go-to breakfasts. One of our favorites is Oatmeal Carrot Breakfast Cookies. They are packed with carrots, oats, raisins, and walnuts. These breakfast cookies are easy to prepare and freeze beautifully!
Our favorite go-to breakfast when we’re in a hurry are VitaMuffins! We usually cook everyday (or do cereal), but when rushed for time going out the door. These are a favorite! I will definitely be trying this strawberry syrup on our next pancakes though!
I try to batch cook every week. Our favorite go to breakfast is an egg muffin, an paleo banana muffin, and bacon with a side of kefir to drink.
I make my own prepackaged oatmeal in little ziplock bags. I then make sure that we have clean fruit to add in the mornings. Usually we add blueberries, strawberries or apples that I have already cut up. This is quick and easy for me in the mornings. We love the Home peace love backpack and lunchbox. It’s super cute!
My favorite get-out-the-door-fast breakfast is a smoothie made with oatmeal, plain yogurt, frozen berries and/or banana, some chia or flax seeds, and some orange juice. It’s not too sweet, my toddler loves it, and it’s easy to drink on the go!
Quick morning breakfasts for us include smoothies, fresh fruit, frozen waffles, and breakfast sandwiches. Really easy to pack nutrients into all of these.
We are picking huckleberries this weekend, and I’m going to make syrup to go with our pancakes and waffles. We like smoothies and muffins for quick you’ve got to leave now or will be late for school! recipes. 🙂
You can definitely make this with huckleberries!
One of my go-to healthy breakfast for my daughter is scrambled eggs baked in a muffin tin. She loves them and they are make ahead and run out the door! I know she’ll have something lasting in her tummy to get her school day started out right.
Our quick and healthy go to breakfasts are homemade frozen pancakes with peanut butter, pre made and homemade frozen egg wraps with fresh veggies or on a super busy morning a yogurt and banana!
Currently we eat a lot of yogurt, granola and fruit for breakfast. Also keep hard boiled eggs in the fridge for anyone who needs “grab and go “. Love, love, love the bags,
Most recently my daughter and I made a large batch of granola that she has been eating for breakfast with milk or yogurt. We made it together, so she is extra interested in eating it. Also, it gives a us a jumping off point to talk about food and recipes. For example, next time we will leave out or switch up the almonds that she doesn’t care for.
I like to make egg rollups and freeze them (just GF torillas rolled up with egg). Just pop them in the microwave and head out.
Love the backpacks – they remind me of the old fashioned German ones we had as kids.
Bixbee “Signature” Kids Backpack – Black with matching lunchbox 🙂
Our go to quick breakfast is blueberry, oatmeal, banana bread muffins! Other berry could be substituted but blueberries are our fam fav. These are a great quick eat and very filling, and when I make them I do extra big batches so I freeze them and just warm up as needed 🙂
I love oatmeal. Customizable to everyone’s wildest dreams. So many things you can add to make it new everytime.
Most days my kids just want cereal and that’s usually all we have time for. Not the healthiest, I know. But on a good day they’ll eat fruit and toast or eggs and toast or a frozen yogurt pop.
We do overnight oats with blueberries or any leftover baked goods like banana muffins. We are gluten free and food coloring free so we really appreciate the strawberry syrup recipe!
Love the horizontal backpack. May have to buy one no matter what.
Go to breakfasts are:
– refrigerator oatmeal made the night before
– organic corn tortilla spread with some kind of nut butter or sun butter and sliced banana or raisins and maybe some local raw honey. folded in half for easy consumption.
– same as above except with a thin rice cake
– thin rice cake spread with cream cheese or laughing cow and smoked salmon
– Plain whole milk yogurt with fresh fruit and a tad of raw local honey or with some low sugar jam mixed in. I usually go with FAGE or Trader Joe’s greek yogurt.
Oatmeal. My kids love the slow cook oatmeal. I put dried cranberries in the water while it heats up. That is enough sugar to sweeten the oatmeal.
Our go-to breakfasts on a busy morning are an oatmeal, banana, applesauce muffin my kids love to help make. We also make pancakes on the weekends and warm up during the week. If time is really tight we will make a quick smoothie.
Thank you for all the wonderful tips and recipes! We have used many.
Fruit smoothies and spinach omelets are my go to when I have time in the morning to prepare them. I try to always have whole wheat pancakes, waffles and breakfast sandwiches in the freezer. This year I’m going to add homemade low sugar pop tarts and toaster strudels to the freezer selection.
I think my son would like the Signature backpack in army green. I know I do.
I love the Bixbee lunch bags, especially the purple one! and I am def going to have to get one of these bags for a recent trip we have planned to London/France.
Breakfast – well that is one of my favorite meals. you just have so many yummy options. for quick breakfast especially during softball season hard boiled eggs are great. My daughters love Mom’s Best GF choc rice cereal with almond milk. We also keep plenty of bars & yogurts in the house for a quick run out the door option.
Looking forward to trying this! I have made your blueberry syrup- it was a huge hit! I also tried your recipe for the best pancakes, they truly were the best! It only takes a few minutes longer than using the box stuff and I love when you can taste that something is made from scratch with real ingredients! Delicious!! Thank you, it is now my “go to” recipe for pancakes!
The backpacks were all really cool, my 8 year loved all of the “Sparkalicious” designs! And how great they give back to those in need! Awesome!
Thank you so much for trying my recipes and making them staples at your house! My 9yo loves her Sparkalicious bag as well. We have a gym bag it and it’s great!
My healthy breakfast go to is a croissant with a thin layer of cream cheese, fresh spinach, sliced strawberries and brie cheese.
My 8 year old and 6 year old absolutely love it!!
I forgot to mention…..we absolutely love the zombie camouflage backpack and lunch set…..in case we win!!!!
I am a single mom of three little ones and work full-time+, yet every single time I read one of your emails or posts, I am inspired to be more organized and COOK MORE!! O am out the door at 630 am and have a gal that comes to feed the kids and get them on their buses…I leave their breakfasts in the fridge and on the counter, (they each have a little bin from the dollar store). One son has chocolate almond milk, yogurt or banana bread and fruit; middle son has cereal, fruit and OJ, and my daughter (who hates to eat in the morning) lives my smoothies which are simply frozen berries, a blop of greek yogurt, ice and some almond milk. She likes them thick enough to eat with a spoon! At least when I leave the house I know they will be starting the day with something nourishing in their bellies! Thank you for your continued inspiration 🙂
Wow Heather! It looks like you are very organized indeed! Thank you for being a member of my community.
My favorite go to breakfasts are a smoothie and oatmeal with fresh fruit. Whichever one I’m feeling that day. They are so good!
I also liked the “signature” backpack in red and the same lunchbox. They look like great backpacks!
This will be our first year in Kindergarten so I’m hoping my son has afternoon. Otherwise we will be in trouble with breakfast. He can never make up his mind in the morning. I like either cereal or a breakfast shake because they are quick and easy.
I have my eye on the Bixbee “Signature” Kids Insulated Lunchbox – Blue
Our favorite on the go breakfasts often include fruit/veg muffins and momables mini quiches that I stash in the freezer along w/ some homemade dried fruit (super easy and cheap!). The Bixbee backpacks are all adorable! It would be tough to choose a favorite.
Definitely going to give this a try. For a quick breakfast I like to make up extra pancakes or waffles and put them in the freezer for later. In the summer, I love to make refrigerator oatmeal. Put it in the night before and in the morning it is ready, so smooth and creamy and cold! Best thing is everyone can have the flavors they love the most! For the backpack, I think my zone would love the Zombie one!
Yummy recipes! I like morning egg muffins with mushrooms, spinach, and goat cheese!
Homemade mini-muffins are our go-to breakfast during the school year. We also do cereal, granola bars, pancakes, toast, bagels, etc. We also like little egg muffins! The syrup recipe looks wonderful – will definitely have to try!
Loved the backpacks! What a wonderful giving concept!
Some of our favorite weekday breakfasts are: make-ahead breakfast burritos or breakfast bowls, maple pancake muffins, toast with nut butter, overnight oatmeal, and yogurt with mix-ins.
I love the backpacks and matching lunch bags. Go to breakfast is yogurt and fruit.
My favorite go to breakfast is bircher muesli (overnight soaked oats) with fruit and natural yoghurt. Working on finding a good healthy muffin recipe that everyone likes! Love those backpacks, and my sister who’s here from the UK loves them also.
I just checked the Bixie backpacks and lunch bags. They are awesome and they come in matching colors/patterns!! (loved the Sassy spot Leopard and the Sparkalicious!!)
I like to make ahead and freeze pancakes, waffles, french toast and reheat them in the toaster oven. I serve them for my daughter with fresh fruit and a bit of maple syrup (she is not fan of fruit syrups or jams).
I also make a double batch of your breakfast cookie recipe and freeze them so that they are always available for breakfast or snack!
I have to say that make ahead overnight oats is my favorite quick & healthy breakfast. In the summer I can just grab it & go and eat it on the fly. In the fall & winter I can pop it in the microwave. Truly versatile!
Our favorite go-to breakfast is your Bananas Foster Overnight Oats. Whopee for make-ahead breakfasts that taste great and are ready to grab-and-go!
thanks for making my Bananas Foster recipe Brooke!
My son LOVES oatmeal with: fruit, jelly, or maple syrup. both kids like yogurt with extra fruit and frozen breakfast sandwiched we make up! 🙂
I love this strawberry syrup, bet it would be great on oatmeal too!
We have a number of quick, go-to breakfasts: Whole wheat pancakes (make ahead and freeze then just pop in microwave to reheat), yogurt and homemade granola, and smoothies are some of our favorites. 🙂
Love the backpacks and lunch boxes – thanks for the giveaway!!
Our go-to breakfast in the summer is cereal with tons of berries, flax, chia, hemp, walnuts and milk or almond milk
I’ve been thinking about making a compote or fruit syrup for pancakes, so perfect post.
Our “go to” easy breakfast is homemade instant oats. So fast and still nutritious.
I think my little would love the elephant or monkey backpack and lunch kit. Thanks for teaming up for this great giveaway!
When things are smooth, we heat up leftover homemade pancakes or muffins for breakfast. My kids are addicted to bacon as well, but I admit sometimes it’s cold cereal, or, gasp, pop tarts. Trying to keep that to a minimum though!
Our quick go-to breakfast is a green smoothie and my son loves English muffins.
The Bixbee backpacks look awesome!
We’re big on the smoothies in the mornings. Can’t wait to try the syrup recipe for our weekend waffles!
The backpacks are very cool and my son would love the Zombie pack!
My fave breakfast item for my kiddos and our hectic mornings are whole grain blueberry muffins. I sneak flax seed meal and/or Chia seeds inside, they are loaded with fiber, and my minions love them!
My favorite go to breakfast is your overnight oats banana foster style or premade frozen mcmuffin breakfast sandwiches. My son loves, I mean LOVES, nutrigrain bars. I’ve tried to slowly wean him to healthier options like homemade muffins but he won’t seem to give it up. Any chance you have a homemade nutrigrain recipe up your sleeve?
p.s. I love the bixbee backpacks, glad you shared the info! Dinosaurs are big at our house
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We like breakfast cookies or oatmeal for breakfast! Love those backpacks and lunch boxes. Time to get lunches planned out for school. We start in two weeks.
I try to keep ready-to-go breakfasts stockpiled in the freezer. We like the mini quiches from your first book, homemade english muffin sandwiches (which I wrap and freeze), and sometimes waffles that I make in bulk and then freeze. We do oatmeal a lot too. I make a big pot on Monday morning and there are leftovers to have during the week. Oatmeal reheats really well! BTW the backpacks and lunchbags on the Bixbee site are so cute! I’m pretty sure my kids would flip over the space racer with LEDs. I mean, how cool is that?
My daughter is not such a big eater before school. She loves toast or half a bagel with a side of fresh fruit. Her favourite fruit is Mango. I love your pancake syrup recipe!! I am definitely going to have to try that! Looks delicious, and I think my girl would love it!!
I make a huge batch of healthy waffles and freeze them, so it’s easy to pop one in the microwave and head out the door. And the kids LOVE them!
Those backpacks are adorable!!
We love yogurt parfaits for breakfast – low fat vanilla yogurt, berries and homemade granola. If we’re running behind, I’ll put it in paper cups so the kids can eat in the car!
Love this idea! Our go to breakfast during the busy school week is toasted PB and banana sandwiches!
My favorite breakfasts for busy mornings are GF oatmeal, frozen pancakes, and frozen breakfast turkey sausage that I make.
I would love to see recipes that cater to on the go moms who don’t have a lot of time and who have children with allergies.
This recipe looks delicious.
Mornings are always a struggle, but home made muffins are our favorite quick and healthy breakfast. We’ve recently gone gluten free, so now we’re struggling with learning a new way of baking. Your pancakes look delicious!
Our favorite quick breakfasts are plain Greek yogurt with granola and fresh fruit mixed in. Other faves are eggs, smoothies, and oatmeal (only two of three will eat that 🙂
My favorite quick breakfast is baked oatmeal. I cook it on the weekends to have all week long.
My healthy go-to breakfast: my oldest daughter (6) is very picky so for I make yogurt smoothies. For my twins (4), they will devour the breakfast burritos.
I love the Butterfly Garden design for the backpack and lunch bag. I would carry that as an adult! I also love their mission. My own go to breakfast lately is making your homemade egg mcmuffins. When english muffins are on sale for either $1 or BOGO, I made the sandwiches. I individually wrap them and freeze them. The night before, I put one into the fridge to thaw and take it to work the next day. We have the convenience of microwaves at work so I heat it up and YUM. The ones they sell at work are over $3.00 and I can make one for about $1.10, since I have my own egg-laying chickens. I never thought about cooking up the eggs in ramekins in the oven….so easy and just the right size.
Our easy-go-to breakfast is homemade muffins or fresh fruit and yogurt cups. Taking a couple of minutes the night before to put the cups together or throw muffins in the oven, takes less hassle out of our busy mornings and I know my son gets the right food energy he needs for his day.
Omg! I am so glad you shared these backpacks and lunch boxes, they look awesome! I’ve never heard of them before your e-mail. I love the compartments and the way they are made. LOVE the peace, hope & Love! Also, the pink and purple!!!
My favorite breakfast is bacon, egg and a little shredded cheese and tomato in a flour tortilla. Sometimes I add some chopped green peppers and mushrooms. Easy to eat while you’re on the run too!
I like to make extra waffles or pancakes on the weekend and freeze them for weekday mornings. So, I can’t wait to try this strawberry syrup. I also make up smoothie bags and freeze them as well: for a quick breakfast. My grandson is intrigued with sharks so, I know he would love the shark backpack and lunch bag.
Strawberry syrup sounds yummy to me, but my kids prefer a little peanut butter on their pancakes. They also love your breakfast cookies, and I usually quadruple the recipe so I can freeze some for the week. We also have a donut recipe made with blueberries and spinach (pureed ) that my son loves. Oh, I have a daughter in to healthy eating and she makes a few overnight oats recipes or pancakes out of bananas and eggs. The freezer is my friend!
My family uses frozen pancakes, waffles, and muffins as our go to when we need a quick breakfast! We make double batches when we make them and freeze them for quick go to mornings!
This syrup looks fabulous! Yum!
My kidlette is going thru a blueberry phase (just can’t get enough!), so my go-to, healthy breakfast is currently oatmeal with blueberries, plus a banana.
We love oatmeal in the mornings with fruit mixed in.
Sarah Van Buren
My go to healthy breakfasts are smoothies, freeze ahead muffins, egg cups, and freeze ahead breakfast sandwiches. Having fruit prepped in small containers helps too.
My go to breakfast is almond butter,rice crackers and some fruit. I like the zombie bags !!!
We love Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries or Apples.
GF Pancakes over eggs (variation on eggs in a basket) or Pancake & Eggs Sandwiches can be eaten on the way to school.
Scrambled Eggs with Avocado and GF Toast
I’m glad I checked the lunchboxes without my daughter because they are adorable! We will consider one for school!
I love makings oatmeal waffles, loaded with blueberries.
My easy breakfast are waffles with a peanut butter spread, blueberries and sliced bananas on the side (so my kids can’t decorate ) with a glass of chocolate milk.
The backpacks I liked were the camo for boys and the sparklicious for girls:)
(So my kids CAN decorate)
Home made muffins and oatmeal are our go to options
Love the backpacks! I worry that the cute backpacks my son typically = likes are too big/too heavy for his body. This looks like the perfect combination of appealing design and safe construction.
Our default breakfast is toasted peanut butter and jam sandwiches. I feel less guilty because the peanut butter does not have added sugar and we use whole fruit spreads (no added sugar or fructose) on sprout bread.
But we prefer to have a slow food breakfast with plenty of time to eat-some mornings just don’t work out that way!
“Chocolate Oatmeal” is our go to for a quick and hearty morning breakfast – oatmeal with homemade coconut milk, a little vanilla, dark chocolate chips, and Kids Grass. What breakfasts could I put in that new backpack?
I like to make overnight oatmeal for a quick breakfast. All my kids love it. Otherwise I like a piece of cheese or ham and some fruit.
I enjoy homemade gtanola with yogurt and seasonal fruit or breakfast burritos made beforehand and reheated that morning.
What are some of your go-to healthy breakfasts that help you get out of the house quickly in the morning are SMOOTHIES, my kids love mandarin yoghurt smoothie with honey and mint. Homemade farmer cheese patties with sour cherries and sourcream are our favorite ones for breakfast. Simply mix 1 lb. homemade farmer cheese, 1 or 2 eggs, 1/3 cup of white flower, pint of salt and some sugar. Fry patties until golden on both sides. Serve with sour cherries and sourcream. It would be great to see your video of making these patties.
Backpacks from Bixbee’s are just awesome! Uniqueness and their creative design makes me to like all of them! )
Go to quick breakfast I hate to say is frozen pancakes or even faster is a cereal bar in the car. We are not morning people so it can be a bit hard. If there is some time hubby will make scrambled eggs for our son. I keep hearing about muffin tin make ahead breakfast but I haven’t found anything that jumps out at me.
Breakfast is harder for me than lunches. I wake up an hour and a half earlier than the kids but there never seems enough time to get everything done so breakfast is usually cereal 🙁 I have vowed to find healthy, quick alternatives from your site this year to make breakfasts just as happy as lunch and dinner.
One of the downside of being a teacher is that I have to leave the house before my daughter does…which means I have very limited time to prepare breakfast for myself, my husband and my daughter. Luckily, we love breakfast wraps….very simple and effortless. Smear some avocado on either a toritllA wrap or bread and add a scrambled egg on top, I also like to add pre chopped veggies to it (tomatoes, bell pepper) and toast for a minutes, wrap in foil and woilaa! My daughter also likes to have oatmeal for breakfast so I’ll make that the night before and in the morning just heat it with some milk and top it off with fresh fruit. We also like a toasted bagel with cream cheese topped off with pre chopped tomatoes, cucumbers and bell peppers! I also try my best to have my daughter have a cup of warm milk with a teaspoon of honey in it in order to help kick start her day. That’s about all.
It’s ironic that you sent an email about the backpacks today since I was searching for backpacks for my daughter for the upcoming school year. It disappointing that I never heard of bixbee backpacks before especially since their cause is so meaningful and helpful. The backpacks are vibrant, spacious and seem sturdy. They are a bit pricey though especially for younger children. Thanks for the opportunity.
I will have to try this strawberry sauce for our pancakes some.
Lately for a quick and healthy breakfast I have bee combining 1 cp of plain Greek yogurt (fage is my favorite) with 1 tbsp of honey, 1 tbsp of sliced almonds, 1 tbsp of sunflower seeds, and a handful of chopped fruit usually strawberries.
These backpacks look wonderful I have never heard of them before I will definitely look into getting one if we don’t win the contest.
Fruit smoothie I add kale and flaxseed into it.
For mornings I usually grab chewy bars all around (any granola-type bar.)
And we love the sparkly and butterfly/fairy wing backpacks from Bixbee!
For our fast mornings for my gluten and dairy free family we love sliced Aidells chicken and apple sausage with some flat eggs and a fruit of some sort. I Always Have Tha Sausage On hand. Feeds the boys and keeps them full. I would love one of the red or blue classic
Backpacks. Love the style to prevent back issues in kids.
My fav go to breakfast is fridge oats!
My favorite backpack is the teal peace and love. Super cute!
My quick go-to breakfast is a smoothie with whatever leftover veggies and fruits I have on hand, and a tablespoon of grass-fed gelatin (Great Lakes or Vital Proteins) for some protein.
My son could use a new backpack for 2nd grade, and Bixbee’s look great and very unique!
We love a bunch of cut up cheese and ham with some apples and grapes. We call it piggie food! To get those piggies moving in the morning!
And what a great idea to use up those frozen strawberries I have in my freezer!
I love having hard boiled eggs on hand during the week…quick protein out the door even if running late! No bowls, no silverware, and healthy!
We eat homemade granola and yogurt with fruit on top as our go to breakfast! Thanks for the giveaway!
I love those backpacks. Would love to have one.
My favorite quick breakfasts are a PB and J on gluten free bread, or plain whole milk yogurt with a little pure maple syrup and some homemade granola mixed in.
I really love overnight oats. My new favorite includes Dark Cocoa powder, banana and a touch of maple syrup along with my milk and yogurt of choice. So delicious, easy and healthy. (Sometimes I add flaked coconut on the top before serving.) Yum!
A few of the go-to’s for our family for a quick and healthy breakfast are: YOUR overnight oats recipe, pumpkin muffins (defrosted overnight), and yogurt with fresh fruit. It’s always great to throw in an egg, and hard-boiled really saves time!
Thank you for the intro to Bixbees! ❤️ My son would love the zombie selection!
Thank you for helping families find healthy and affordable ways to eat, Laura!
easy breakfasts for me include cereal, pancakes + jam, hard boiled eggs
My favorite go-to breakfast is oatmeal. Even doing old fashioned oats only takes two minutes in the microwave. I fix my toddler’s first, then mine. I finish getting lunches together between bites while he eats his. My husband usually has a bowl of cereal. There are almost always muffins in the freezer if any of us just need to eat breakfast on the go.
My 7 year old LOVES to make us scrambled eggs for breakfast. So that’s our go-to. My mom also makes a GREAT granola that we call Nanola (as she’s Nana). Then my boys ride their bikes to school so these backpacks would be awesome! The packs they currently have hit the back tire ;(. Thank you for the opportunity to win!
Our go to quick breakfast is vanilla Greek yogurt with granola and sliced strawberries and bananas ontop. If I’m lucky its homemade granola too! This i can pack the night before. Double plus! I like your strawberry syrup recipe. Going to give that a try soon.
Our go to breakfast is egg sandwich, whole grain muffin with baked or poached egg, a favorite for sure.
I like to keep our breakfast pretty simple and easy, so we usually have scrambled eggs and toast, or oatmeal and fruit, or whole grain cereal with milk.
For those crazy mornings that breakfast has to be eaten in the car, we do dried apricots, cheese sticks and almonds.
When I was a child, my mom used to defrost frozen berries in the microwave for pancakes and use the juice as syrup. My sister and I loved dipping pancakes into the juice and eating the berries on the side.
Thanks for the bixbee site!
Love all about strawberries, regardless of the season. Thanks for the recipe.
B-fast is a difficult meal to serve to kids but we feast on daddy’s Nutella and fruit waffles on the w-ends or feta omlettes and during regular “business” mornings, mommy’s loaded crock pot apple-dried berry oatmeal or parmesan almost French toast.
Our favorite breakfast is fruit smoothies with yogurt, almond milk, variety of fruits and some rolled oats thrown in, then blend and go!
I have one of those egg mcmuffin makers and we use that in the morning to make a quick, healthy breakfast. I laughed at the thing when I first saw it, but it really does work! LOL
My favorite go-to quick breakfast is greek yogurt with fresh fruit. Another favorite is a boiled egg with either fruit or whole wheat toast.
Cascadia farms cereal with blueberries added or banana pancakes with blueberries are our go to breakfasts. We make a big batch of pancakes and freeze them. Easy to pop into toaster oven in the morning!
I always have pre frozen fruit for smoothies as a go to breakfast. Our favorite is avocado, banana, and either blueberries or raspberries with coconut water. So yummy! I cut everything and put them into freezer bags so we can grab and blend. We also always have fresh fruit on hand like watermelon, cantelope, and apples. My 6yr old loves apples and sunbutter!
Love those backpacks! I have never heard of them before but they are adorable!
The backpacks are cute – never heard of this brand before.
For quick breakfasts we often do a Bananas Foster oatmeal – the bananas mixed with a little butter, vanilla, brown sugar and walnuts cook up fast and I pour it on top of quick-cooking oats and can be popped into a thermos. I also always stock my favorite soft granola bar/breakfast bar and my kids eat that a lot. It’s homemade with oats, honey, flour, coconut, choc. chips, cranberries or raisins, wheat germ and an egg. I change the add-ins from time to time to mix it up but both my boys (aged 2 and 4) gobble it up and with a glass of milk and a piece of fruit I feel good that it provides a wholesome breakfast. Another quickie is always organic yogurt (I have yet to make my own) topped with some berries and a sprinkle of oats. Egg in a hole is pretty quick too made on a hot griddle pan and then the boys can dip their toast into the egg.
Can’t wait to try this strawberry syrup with the organic berries we picked in June!
would love to see more dairy free and not so sweet options
My favorite quick breakfast is baked oatmeal only its called oatmeal cake at my house. I figure if calling it cake gets my kids to eat it, I really don’t care!
We like muffins and fresh fruit. I usually make a batch or two and freeze them so breakfast is always ready to go.
Jamie Russell Reilly
We love leftover pancakes. My kids eat them cold in the mornings with a little bit of peanut butter and jelly on top! Quick and very easy!
The backpacks are cute and I love that they give a backpack to another child for every backpack bought. Its worth the price for their goal and design. I would have to go with a solid color because my kids school requires solid color backpacks. I think the plane backpacks are cute though.
Our go to breakfast is yogurt with strawberries or homemade breakfast burritos.
We are trying to go gluten free, so I’m always interested in gluten free food.
Thank you for your hard work!!!
Our go-to breakfasts are a mixed bag due to different food allergies or intolerances. My two year old and I like fried duck eggs in avocado oil or ghee. I also have prepared greens on hand and usually fry up some of those too. He is not interested in those yet but I keep offering. My 3 year old could fill a book with his allergies but there are still simple options: rice cake with nut or seed butter and xylitol-sweetened jam, raw cheese, quick gluten-free oats with a bit of salt, ghee and mashed banana stirred in. My husband eats toast, and sometimes makes pancakes. We like homemade saskatoon syrup.
My favorite go to breakfast is muffins made on the weekend and then frozen for easy thawing and eating on busy school mornings. I’ll add a side of fruit to make it a little more healthier.
Our go to is always oatmeal- easy and endless toppings. But I’m open to fruit and frozen waffles too when we really need it!
LOVE The safari green for myself but my daughter would love the butterfly one. As for quick breakfasts. we are into overnight oats popped in the microwave just to take the chill off. I usually make a crustless quiche at the beginning of week with tons of veggies that we eat all week. My son is boring and has a hard boiled egg, and one of the following carbs (waffle, cream cheese bagel or toast and butter) and always FRUIT. Thanks for always inspiring…
Some of my go to easy, out the door breakfasts are Overnight Oats, toast with PB and Bananas, and a smoothie. They all work great for me and my almost 4 year old!
Confession, big creature of habit and might be turning our son into one too. Oatmeal for me. For him it is usually part of my oatmeal and banana.
Thankfully he’s had it with the oatmeal. Not me!! Ha ha
I’m the worst when it comes to getting breakfast ready and out the door. It’s usually a frozen waffle and banana for our son, then some kind of protein for me. Yeah, know it’s bad.
Since I have found your site, it’s become a little better with some variety. Really need to look into doing the over night oats. We’ve tried a few breakfast muffins, some have been success.
Now if I could just plan ahead. 😉
Our family’s favorite easy breakfasts are oatmeal (add your own toppings) and scrambled eggs with spinach and cheese.
My kids’ all-time favorite breakfast is smoothies, but I also like to make breakfast cookies out of healthy oats, wheat germ, cranberries, etc. Anything we can grab to eat in the car is our go-to breakfast during the school months! 😉
I recently made a pancake topping with blueberries and maple syrup. Very tasty! Loved ogling the backpacks and lunch bags too!
Our go to recipes are smoothies and cashew “scones” that I make up the night before so they are ready to grab.
We love the green smoothie in the a.m. This way i know my vegetarian son who does not eat veggies gets his greens. I also love the oatmeal muffin recipe you posted a few weeks ago.
What cool bags those are! We eat a lot of breakfast burritos for quick mornings. Often they are just eggs (from our chickens!) in a tortilla, but occasionally we add some meat or veggies to spice them up.
We love refrigerator oatmeal for a quick breakfast in the morning. So many ways to do and super easy, too!
Love the Bixbee stuff hadn’t seen it before thanks for showing us! I want one of those lunch bags for me ;p
Our go to breakfasts are green smoothies, plain yogurt & homemade granola, or oatmeal. And as someone else mentioned… The strawberry syrup would be good mixed in the oatmeal. In the yogurt, too!
We love to make a big batch of soaked whole wheat buttermilk waffles. We freeze the extra and then pop them in the toater! Good, easy, and healthy! Triple bonus.
I can’t wait to try this out! I love making pancakes, but I don’t like the drenching of maple syrup that follows. I love the idea of a fruity topping, that isn’t all the high fructose syrup found in the store brand options.
My go-to breakfast during the week are smoothies I prep the night before. My back-up is a stockpile of pre-made oatmeal mixes I stash to replace the instant packets that are also more sugar than I want. Both make for super easy mornings if you can set aside some time to prep them. 🙂
P.S. Those backpacks look AMAZING! The design and style are great, and I love the cute lunch boxes to go with!
yum! Sunday is pancake day in our household so I’ll have to try this recipe! Our go-to breakfast is banana bread baked oatmeal or any other variation of baked oatmeal. I make a 9×13 dish of it Sunday night and it lasts through Wednesday.
I like to make little quiches in a muffin tin with egg and whatever is left in the fridge (veggies, meat).
We love smoothies with fresh fruit for breakfast!
My children like to have cinnamon toast, or cereal. I would like to get them to eat a healthier, more filling breakfast – especially since my oldest is starting first grade in a few weeks. This is the first time she’ll be in school “all day.” She would love the Bixbee pink Sparkilicious backpack. What a great looking product!
Our most used quick breakfast is frozen whole wheat chocolate chip pancakes. Make on the weekend and freeze. My 18 month old often calls them cookies 🙂
Ugg, sorry, didn’t mean to rate!
I usually make homemade waffles and pancakes with mini chocolate chips and keep them in the freezer. The kids can pop them in the toaster or microwave themselves and they forgo syrup because of the chocolate chips in them -which makes for a smoother morning routine.
My daughter loves your Hawaiian Puff Wheels and your Heavenly Blueberry, We are looking forward to trying the syrup. Whenever she gets bored, she grabs your book and picks some recipes to make. The Sparkalicious Glitter in Red Raspberry is her favorite.
We are all about the pancakes and waffles. On the weekends we make up a big batch of each for the week and thaw them out to eat on the way out of the door. Love all of the other ideas from comments. We will definitely be trying some of these this year when school starts back.
we do a lot of fruit and yogurt smoothies in our house. We also have spinach, feta cheese omelettes too! Ultimate Yum!!!!
We love to make smoothies in the morning to enjoy on our way to school.
My favorite breakfast to get kids moving out he door is either homemade banana muffins or homemade sweet potato zucchini muffins I freeze and pair it with a hard boiled egg. My kids also love waffles I make on the weekend a freeze.
I would love any suggestions for gluten free, dairy free recipes using banana.
We are usually are eating breakfast in the van on the way to school/work.
I poach a few batches of poached eggs in our egg poaching pan on the weekends. They are like hard boiled eggs without peeling plus they store perfectly in wide mouth canning jars. I also make baked oatmeal cups for a portable breakfast.
My daughter loves Morning Glory muffins for a quick breakfast. We make a big batch together and freeze them. We always have them for available for breakfast, lunch or a snack.
JM would love that signature backpack in purple! I love that the company gives back!
My go-to breakfast for myself is a quick egg sandwich on wheat. My 8yr old loves a mini bagel with cream cheese and a side of fruit. My 6 yr old loves a bowl of cereal with whole milk and a side of fruit.
The bixbee bags are very unique! I love the elephant!
Love make ahead smoothies and breakfast sandwich for me. My kids love muffins a breakfast cookies.
When we have french toast or pancakes for breakfast on the weekend, I always make sure to double or triple the batch. I freeze some to quickly reheat during the week and even use them in my daughters lunch. This syrup would be so awesome to make to send along as a dipper
First of all we love so many of your recipes. We own your cookbook and will be getting your snack book too! One of our favorite breakfasts is an old classic. I bake all our bread homemade and the kids love to toast a slice and top it with peanut butter and banana. We also use muffins, overnight oatmeal and frozen leftover pancakes!
We love smoothies, homemade granola bars, and granola with organic yogurt. Everything is made ahead of time and stored, so it’s quick and easy and healthy.
Our favorite go to breakfast in the morning is either egg muffins with cheese, veggies and a meat or already made pancakes that the kids can easily warm up. I love the butterfly backpack and lunchbox for my daughter 🙂
I make breakfast parfaits in mason jars – using Greek yogurt, granola (or quick cook oatmeal) and sliced banana or frozen strawberries — anything you like — just layer the ingredients, then put the covers on and store them overnight in the fridge! It’s an instant breakfast in the morning! (The oatmeal/granola absorbs the yogurt and softens). So yummy – and healthy!
PS I love the red backpack and lunch box! 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity to try to win them! 🙂
We have a pretty reasonable weekly breakfast plan, but sometime we have early appointments and in that case I grab some of our breakfast “cookie” bars and or those small handheld spinach frittatas. I admit I sometimes send breakfast for the kids’ lunch (with a frozen yogurt squooshi)!
Some of our favorite breakfasts are things I make ahead then freeze for a quick reheat in the morning; breakfast burritos, muffins, waffles, pancakes. We also love smoothies. One of our newest crazes is covering waffles or pancakes in lemon curd, so yummy and delicious!
Our favorite go-to breakfast here is usually mini chocolate chip pancakes (no syrup needed) or mini pumpkin or blueberry muffins. I always make a double batch and freeze the leftovers.
Our easy go to breakfast meals are cereal with fruit, yogurt and toast, or a hard-boiled egg and fruit.
Love the backpacks!
farm fresh scrambled eggs, toast and fruit is our favorite quick breakfast. I really like the Bixbee “Hope Peace Love” Kids Backpack – Teal. I love that these are better for the kids backs! Thanks for sharing!
Our easiest breakfast is chocolate-banana-protein smoothies. A scoop of chocolate protein powder, and cup of regular or almond milk, and a frozen banana, which makes it really creamy. And mine also gets a couple of ice cubes made from leftover frozen coffee. Yummy for summer!
Smoothies are one of our go-to’s. Yogurt, milk, frozen fruit, protein powder!
This syrup recipe is awesome! My 3 boys (who don’t normally like cooked fruit) loved it… And dad too ~that makes 4 boys + me; mom!
Thanks for the info on the awesome backpacks, they look amazing. It looks like they will last longer than one school year, it always seems to be holes in the bottom from draging them on the bus or broken zippers!
Our go to quick brkfst is green smoothies with mini-muffin coconut flour pancakes (make 24 pancakes at once), or make ahead egg muffins cold from the fridge! Mmmmm, yum!
We love protein waffles and Greek yogurt in the mornings! We also love that fox backpack, so cute!
Any smoothie with kale is my kids favorite. They call it the magic ingredient. They also love my homemade instant oatmeal. My 6 year old daughter Piper would love the butterfly backpack.
We love to eat eggs and I really like to bake them in muffin pans with mix ins like ham, tomatoes and whole grain homemade croutons for staying power.
Love the horizontal backpacks! Such a great design!
We make a bunch of waffles and pancakes on the weekend and freeze the leftovers for easy breakfasts during the week.
My favorite go to breakfast is homemade frozen waffles that you can just pop in the toaster!
Breakfast is hard – everyone is in a rush. We do smoothies, but I always have frozen muffins made that can be heated in the microwave and I boil a half dozen eggs every sunday night. Boiled eggs are a huge staple in our house.
The backpacks are SUPER cool. The spaceship one is awesome.
I am a huge fan of homemade breakfast sandwiches- they’re quick and easy. However, my kids will only eat them deconstructed *sigh*. I also like to make pancakes, waffles, or French toast on the weekends and freeze extras. The kids love these, and they’re quick and easy. Prepping a bunch of breakfast burritos and mini-quiches is a great way to prepare for the week, too, and I feel about about my husband eating them instead of the Hot Pockets he buys himself. We also like cottage cheese and yogurt with fresh fruit and granola-my 2-year-old kept sprinkling your pantry granola on her yogurt this morning!
I would love to see an adaptation of your pantry yogurt and granola bars with fall flavors-cinnamon, nutmeg, apples. Think pumpkin spice latte! I was going to try and adapt the recipe, but would love for you to do it 🙂
My go to fast breakfast item is breakfast sandwiches. I have a little breakfast sandwich maker. you just plug it in, put in an half an English muffin or sometimes homemade biscuits, meat (precooked bacon, sausage pattie, or ham, cheese, then crack a farm fresh egg and top with other half of English muffin. Breakfast sandwich in 4 minutes. Kids can do it no problem.
My favorite quick breakfast is a smoothie made of yogurt and any fruit we have around. My son loves the chocolate smoothies I make with a banana, milk, cocoa and peanut butter.
We love the strawberry syrup!!!!! We use it on pancakes, pound cakes, chocolate cakes, and ice cream! My healthy go to recipe is overnight oats or greek yogurt with a little granola and fruit.
I make granola every couple of weeks and we eat on that for breakfast either with milk or yogurt. Makes a great snack too!
Love the purple signature backpack and lunch bag!
Easy breakfast at our house is waffles with peanut butter or fruit spread. I also like to make pancake muffins with different add ins….super easy and fun!
We love homemade breakfast sammies and burritos. Love the backpacks too, the camo zombie is awesome.
Baked oatmeal in muffin tins, bagels with cream cheese and fruit, mini muffins and boiled eggs are a few of our favorites!
My go to healthy breakfast is energy bites and fruit. Yum!
Easy breakfast to do in the mornings would probably be steel cut oatmeal with fresh cut strawberries and 1 packet of Truvia. Delicious! and fast to make. I use the microwave instructions. It’s also easy to take with you.
I liked the Bixbee “Signature” Kids Backpack – Black. 🙂
Ezekiel sprouted cereal for the kids when we need to leave quickly.
Love this post! Our go to breakfast items to get out the door are overnight oats in a mason jar or make ahead crepes and roll them up with some cream cheese and preserves or some fruit.
Coming from Asia I grew up eating congee rice with slices of ginger and chopped onions cooked until it is the consistency of oatmeal.Then my grandma would add fresh veggies,and good sources of protein such as tofu,chicken.Then your tummy would be full and you would be ready for school.
A quick breakfast for us is baked oatmeal squares that I wrap and keep in the freezer and pop in the microwave. Thanks for the look at those cute backpacks and lunch boxes!
Ashley J Long
Going to try this! My 2yr old would love it! Our go to quick breakfast ideas are pre-made mini pancake bites or muffins or fresh fruit with toast!
Love the bags! How well do you think it would do as a “diaper bag”? I will have my 3rd, all under 3 yrs, this September and am looking for a great option, especially since I ripped my other bag in half!
Those back backs look great. My go to breakfast is a peanut butter gluten free muffin.
We loved this for dinner. since breakfast foods are always a guaranteed hit with my kids, we have breakfast for dinner once a week. They both love all the recipes from both your books and since my daughter has celiac and casein allergy, they are all easy to adapt for the whole family to enjoy. THANKS!
Our go to healthy breakfast is yogurt with fruit and a fried egg
I make a double batch of pancakes, waffles and banana muffins on the weekend and pop them in the freezer for later in the week. Serve them with premade hard boiled eggs and fruit and you have a hearty breakfast for growing kids.
smoothies, boiled eggs, or apple slices.
I freeze fruit and portion into small bags into freezer. I also keep chopped cheese in fridge and the kids like to grab some cheese and eat with the fruit in the am on way to school.
My daughter is liking the teal and purple print on their backpack 😉
My go to breakfast meals: smoothies, homemade frozen pancakes, waffles and muffins.
For quick out the door breakfasts, we like something freezer to toaster: muffins, pancakes, waffles, etc. I love the look of those backpacks and lunch bags too! I have to try your syrup… we usually use maple syrup or peanut butter.
iur go to is either overnight oatmeal with blueberries or toasted frozen waffles I have made ahead of time with peanut butter.
Our favorite go-to breakfasts are healthy muffins. I often add chia/flax and puréed veggies (shhh! Don’t tell my boys!).
I love the raspberry backpack for myself and the shark camo for my boys. I love reading your emails and seeing all the new great ideas you have. Thank you!!
I still struggle with mornings but i have to say my goto breakfast would be breakfast burritos/taco’s. Make each ingredient separate for different tastes or all together.
Hi laura, our favourite go to breakfast is steamed bun (I always have extras in freezer) and green smoothies. Or homemade yogurt topped with fruits.
Fussy eater doesn’t like nuts so I always add them into the smoothies.
Filling for steamed bun will either be cheese omelette, or butter nut spread.
The bixbee animal pack is so cool!
One of my personal favorites is to make-ahead personal bowls of uncooked oatmeal topped with frozen berries and yogurt. The berries are thawed by morning and the oatmeal is nice and soft. Great option for heading out into the warm weather. For cold weather, I love waking up to groatmeal in the crockpot.
It’s great seeing the options everyone else has highlighted. I just might be ready to tackle some frozen breakfast burritos next. Thanks for sharing all of your healthy recipes with us!
At the beginning of the week I make a large amount of cottage cheese scrambled eggs and an oatmeal or granola bake and we eat on those most of the week along with yogurt and granola
For breakfast I like BetterOats bare instant multigrain hot cereal with flax and I love to add blackberries (6-7) and heat it in the microwave.
I love that Bixbee donates a backpack for every one purchased!!
I love pancakes with almond butter as a quick getting out the door breakfast for all of us.
I think overnight oats is probably my favorite. It is so versatile; the kids never get tired of it because it is always appearing in a new form with new add-ins. And obviously breakfast doesn’t get much easier than just pulling it out of teh fridge.
Our favorite quick breakfast is reheat left over french toast that I made the weekend prior and fresh cut fruit. My little one loves fruit smoothies with Greek yogurt too but sometimes that’s more of a mess later for me 😛
I make large batches of on-the-go breakfast muffins that have scrambled eggs, crumbled bacon or sausage, and cheese in a muffin base. I freeze them then reheat servings as needed. High protein start to the day. Paired with a smoothie, we hit all the food groups.
Homemade muffins or frozen homemade pancakes! Two favourites around here!
We love frozen waffles for breakfast and also granola bars because we can eat them on the go. Thanks for all of your great recipes!
Our favourite quick breakfast is mixing peanut butter,flax,honey,and raw oatmeal together. My boys love it and gives them a good start to the day. I love the sharks or zombies back pack. 🙂
Green smoothies are my favorite, quick breakfast sometimes with a homemade muffin. I add my favorite clean, raw, plant-based protein along with a sprouted broccoli/chia/flax blend and I’ve got a complete filling meal.
Those backpacks look great! So does this syrup recipe.
These look so good!!! Thanks for the link to the backpacks too Laura! I’ve never heard of them and they look great!
Well anyway, one of my favorite go to breakfasts is a banana coated in Rice Krispies. It can be made in a snap and can be picked up and run to the bus stop in the morning!
Thx for reading!
My go to quick breakfast is bannana chia pudding with extra fruit added.
Love all the compartments on the backpacks.
Hi! I love your posts & emails! As a single working mom of a busy 8 yr old they often provide great ideas for limited budgets & minimal time. Both necessities in my house!! I love the lunch bags on the site and know it would be great for my girlie when she starts 3rd grade this fall. They definitely look more sturdy than the ones we have gotten (and had to replace) each year!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to possibly win such a great item!
Whoops! Forgot to add our breakfast! We call it “sunshine toast” and use a cookie cutter (flower shaped!) to cut out the center of a piece of bread. Lightly butter the top & place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Crack an egg in the middle & bake at 400degrees for 7-9 min. Yummy!!!
If I’m in a hurry I love yogurt and fruit or sometimes I’ll cook s scrambled egg in the microwave (it’s not bad really!)
what are some of your go-to healthy breakfasts that help you get out of the house quickly in the morning.: I make homemade whole wheat waffles with homemade buttermilk and freeze them. Toast them in the toaster for about 3 minutes and they can be eaten in the car on those mornings when we just got to running late!
Thanks for the post. Our go to recipes for breakfast are homemade baked items like muffins, oatmeal bars and mini quiches. Love the bixbee bags!
My daughter is a huge fan of toasted sourdough with smashed avocado and flaky sea salt. It is so yummy!
Thank you for letting us know about Bixbee – looks like a great product!
'Mary Anne JAckson
The kids and I make gluten-free pancakes one day a week and freeze them in layers (then transfer to bags}. They pull out their own quantity in morning, microwave 20 seconds, roll up with choice of nut butters and breakfast is done. There are fruits already cut up on the counter that each can take too. We use these pancakes in lunchboxes for snack time or for lunch as an alternative to wheat-free bread sandwiches. Sometimes the children make pancake initials to share at snack with their friends.
My go to healthy breakfast is yogurt with a mixin. Sometimes I grab fresh fruit to mix in like blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries. I also will throw in flax seeds, sunflower seeds, almond slivers, or even dried fruits like cranberries. There are so many options that go well with yogurt.
Yum! Trying to get into school mode with breakfasts. Going to try this this week. :~)
Not sure if this is the right post for the backpack contest but my daughter would probably like the hope, peace collection and my son the shark camo 😉 our healthy go to breakfast is overnight oatmeal and whole wheat carrot and applesauce muffibs. Thx
This syrup looks so yummy. Looking forward to trying it with my homemade pancakes. My go to healthy breakfast is usually scrambled eggs and fruit. Almond butter on toast or rice cake if they need a little more. Quick, easy and sticks with you.
I like to make extra pancakes and waffles and keep them in the freezer. Then the kids can pop them in the toaster for a quick hot breakfast. Topped with whatever they like. And I and my girls LOVE <3 the new ruby red sparkleicious backpack and lunch bag <3
Love your site. One of our favorite go to breakfasts is oatmeal banana muffins. My twin boys love them and I love that they are healthy and safe. My one son is peanut/tree nut allergic.
I’d love to have the large signature bixbee backpack for school.
Our household is a blueberries kind of house. Our favorite pancake topping is blueberries! We only make pancakes on Saturday however when everyone is home and not rushing off to school or work. During the week, usually cook a huge pot of oats and sprinkle it with blueberries. Yummy for everyone!
Those pancakes look amazing and the strawberry syrup to die for!
I’m here entering the bixbee backpack sweepstakes. At our house a quick and easy breakfast we do is our own breakfast sandwiches with english muffins, egg whites, and cheese. The whole family loves them!
I love the blue flyer back pack for my sons–
My fav breakfast for my lil ones is using the muffin tins and putting egg, cheese etc to May fun lil omlettes
Our go to breakfast are homemade granola or baked oatmeal (made the night before and baked in the morning). Plain old oatmeal is good too and the kids can pick what they want to add to their bowl as far as fruit, nuts, etc.
I like the signature blue backpack. It would be great for my son who starts kindergarten next year.
I got your email today about the backpacks and lunch boxes. This is the post that your link sent me to. I love your strawberry sauce recipe here too! I have a very picky eater at home so I am very much looking forward to going through your recipe books to come up with some great foods that he will eat.
Some of my “go to healthy” breakfasts that I turn to are granola with yogurt, waffles and muffins…quick and easy.
I had a look at the backpacks and lunch boxes and I love a few of them but if I will I will have to decide who (my son or my daughter) gets to pick the “prize”. I might have to buy my other child one too! LOL!!!
Thanks so much for all you do to help us eat healthier,
Any homemade baked good that’s freezable is a go-to breakfast item in my house! Whole wheat muffins, banana bread, waffles, etc.
(P.S. Thanks for the introduction to Bixbee!)
My go to breakfasts are your blueberry muffin green smoothie or peaches and cream overnight oats. Love the backpacks and lunchboxes! I’m sure my son would die for the one with zombies!
My favorite healthy breakfast is a greek yogurt parfait. My kids love building their own with different fruit and granola. Fir a little treat I drizzle some homemade raspberry jam in a layer.
HiYa Laura! I just love your ideas and your recipes! Thx for the link to the awesome BixBee backpacks…I’ve never heard of them before. My go to quick breakfast is Scrambled Egg Wraps. Scramble up some eggs, add some cheese, spinach and if the kiddies are lucky some bacon, wrap me up in a tortilla and yum!
Thx again and keep up the good work 🙂
My go to healthy breakfast are smoothies and pre made scrambled egg cupcakes with veggies or ham and cheese. My kids prefer muffins though. This syrup sounds tasty.
This is a great recipe to try! I also want to vary with blueberries!!
I just checked out the Bixbee backpacks and love them. So cute. And I love the matching lunch bags as well.
I’m a fan of oatmeal in the morning for breakfast. This syrup might even be good drizzled over the top!
Kitchen Sink Muffins are my kids’ favorite, plus I like to make ahead your pancakes and warm them up on busy mornings. Over the summer I’ll admit I’ve allowed mango freeze pops from your new snack cookbook to be used as a breakfast. 🙂
We are a huge fan of no-cook breakfasts around here. My little guy loves to have a bowl of yogurt or cottage cheese, usually with some fruit on the side. If mama has it together, a slice of yummy blueberry banana bread is also a win. Can’t wait to try the strawberry syrup!
This is becoming my new go-to breakfast
Trying a bit of this strawberry sauce over oatmeal this morning!
This looks good! How about “Better than IHop Butterpecan syrup??”
Our go to breakfast for getting out the door fast is muffins or nutrigan bars. We eat pancakes everyweek though!
This strawberry syrup looks delicious! Another quick breakfast is yogurt mixed with dry cereal and a sprinkling of nuts. A couple of previously cooked and peeled hard boiled eggs and a banana with a smear of nut butter is quick and easy too.
I like the Butterfly Garden Backpack and the matching Butterfly Garden lunch kit.
Love this recipe!
I love to top pancakes with sliced strawberries, will add this syrup now too!
My kids and i loved this recipe
Obsessed with this strawberry srup
I need to try this! We like waffles and pancakes for breakfast.
We love making homemade waffles and then freezing them for quick breakfasts on busy mornings. We sometimes spread peanut butter or even jelly on the waffles too, definitely trying this on top this weekend.
We pop french toast in toaster that I made with bakery bread the week before and freeze the whole loaf do it ready to go and healthier then frozen french toast!!! It’s epic with homemade fruit syrup
This syrup goes great and is part of my new favorite easy breakfast drizzled over pancakes.
Is there a substitute that I can use in place of corn starch? Or can I just omit it?
you can omit it. the sauce wont’ be as “thick” but still just as good.
I’m actually a sous chef at an NYC restaurant, but I hate cooking at home. Your website has been helpful with giving me simple recipes. Even though I do the pancake recipe the most. It may be hard to understand, but when you cook for 60+ hours a week, you don’t feel like coming home & cooking dinner for another hour.
You can use quick cooking tapioca, a great substitute for cornstarch. 1 T. cornstarch = 2 T. tapioca
for the sauce, how many servings for this recipe?
It depends how much you pour. The recipe yields about 1 1/2 cups liquid.
made this tonight to go with boring pancakes- amazing! I used strawberries that I froze from last year. The kids loved it as well. Thanks!
awesome!! GREAT use of your “old” frozen strawberries!! 🙂