This post is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company
It’s back-to-school season! Mazen’s preschool begins in just a few more weeks. We are both pumped – he misses it. With back-to-school comes busy mornings. Both Mazen and I love our breakfast time, so I try to get us up early enough to enjoy it. We don’t like to be rushed! That said, on school mornings I usually serve simple breakfasts that don’t take much time to cook. As much as I love whipped banana oatmeal, pancakes or French toast, we lean to quicker breakfasts when we have to get out the door on time. Here is a round up of some of my favorite quick and easy oatmeal breakfasts, all involving my favorite Quaker Old Fashioned Oats.
These were intended to be a snack solution, but they can make a great breakfast too! Best of all they are totally portable, so pair them with a banana and a yogurt and you’ve got breakfast on the go.
A blog world staple, overnight oats have to make the list! They are the ultimate easy, portable breakfast packed with whole grain oat goodness and protein from milk, yogurt and chia seeds. With no cooking involved, you can enjoy breakfast straight from the fridge. Make them in a jar and take them on your commute or to enjoy at work.
A twist on overnight oats all blended together. Put Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, milk, yogurt and flavors in your blender and allow to soak in the fridge. The next morning just blend them all together into a doughy smoothie. Mazen loves helping to make smoothies, so we’ve been eating them a lot.
This one requires a bit of prep the night before, but once it’s made you have an easy-to-heat-and-eat breakfast option. Make it in one big dish or in a mini muffin tin for little kid-friendly bites. Try the strawberry basil version too!
These were also designed as a snack, but crumbled over yogurt or paired with milk and a peach they’d make an easy breakfast option too. I try not to serve Mazen chocolate for breakfast often, but when it does sneak in he is pumped! Kids also love anything in finger-friendly ball form. : )
I always add a handful of raw Quaker Old Fashioned Oats to my smoothies – for a punch of complex carbs and for the nice texture and flavor they add. I need a smoothie with staying power.
And if you’re looking for something super special to surprise the kids with on the first day of school, why not a banana split!?!? Made with overnight oats, this guy is much lighter than it looks 😉
On the topic of eating sensibly for kids, Quaker is teaming up with Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation’s largest in-school wellness program, and former pro football player Emmitt Smith to encourage and inspire families to balance eating sensibly and getting active as they fuel up for back-to-school.
In celebration, they are giving fans a chance to win one of 1,000 back-to-school fuel packs, complete with Quaker products and a Fuel Up to Play 60 football. To enter, tweet your family’s favorite way to fuel up for back-to-school @Quaker using the hashtags #QuakerBTS and #sweepstakes through August 14. Good luck!
Thanks to The Quaker Oats Company for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.