School is starting back soon and I am so excited to be back on a schedule. I’m not particularly thrilled about getting up at 6 a.m. and getting two little girls ready for school. Preschool was one thing, but kindergarten is something different.
There will be hard lines for drop off. There is not much wiggle room. Thank God that we are wearing uniforms and I won’t have to negotiate which outfit my five-year-old deems acceptable. So that leaves me with rousing sleepyheads out of bed, working out which hairstyle is appropriate for the day, brushing teeth and feeding them breakfast.
Let’s be honest, I prefer to send my girls off to school with a belly full of hot breakfast, like my mom did. But some days, we are running so far behind, they are lucky if I can remember a to-go milk and a pop-tart. I know, I was ashamed to even type that last sentence. I am determined that this year, breakfast will always be healthy and filling, preferably hot.
I found this recipe in the fall issue of Yum for Kids, page 39.
Bacon and Cheese Breakfast Muffins (beats a pop-tart, right?) My plan is to prep and bake these on Sunday night and then pop them in the microwave to warm as needed.
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Serves: 12
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled (use kitchen shears to easily chop cooked bacon)
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- In a large bowl, beat egg, milk and oil together. Stir in the bacon crumbles and cheddar cheese.
- Add dry ingredients, stirring as you go, incorporating just until blended.
- Fill paper liners or greased muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes until cooked all the way through.
- Cool for 5 minutes and remove from the muffin pan, placing on a wire rack to cool.
- Best served warm.
I think one of these, plus a container of orange juice and maybe a banana will be the perfect on-the-go meal this fall. I’m doing a dry run this weekend to see how they warm up.
What’s your favorite school morning breakfast to serve to your little ones?
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