Weekday Breakfasts for Back to School Mornings

School is starting up again and that happens to coincide with when my maternity/parental leave is over and I return to my day job. It has been a memorable summer (and year) with AH joining our family and traveling in the United States to see our family and friends, but now we can settle back into normalcy and routine in a pleasant way.

Admittedly, weekday breakfasts have been my challenge since having kids. Honestly, until I moved to Ireland I rarely if ever missed breakfast. It was my thing. I wake up, I need food. That’s how I function. But then kids happen and there are diapers to change or tears to wipe off cheeks then coffee gets cold and cereal gets soggy then we all race out the door and I am hungry. So, I wanted to plan ahead for this year and compile a list with links to recipes for weekday breakfasts for back to school mornings. And as a blogger, if I make any effort I am most certainly going to figure out a way to use it in a blog post so you can save yourself that same work.

Recipes for weekday breakfasts for back to school mornings (I put my favourites at the top of this list):

Vegetarian Spanglish Sandwich from EvinOK

Peaches and Cottage Cheese Breakfast Cake from Ask Chef Dennis

Breakfast Bircher from Jen’s Kitchen

Spinach-Artichoke Dip Quiche from EvinOK

Almond Butter Cinnamon Rolls from Sweet Paul Magazine

Christmas Granola from Gimme the Recipe

Glenisk Overnight Oats from Glenisk

Porridge or Oatmeal from Jen’s Kitchen

Dutch Pancake with Apple and Gouda Cheese from EvinOK

Breakfast Burritos from Donal Skehan

Easy Breakfast Soufflé from EvinOK

Breakfast Scones from Gimme the Recipe

Gruyere And Chive Waffles With Bacon Crumbs from Lilly Higgins

Sweet and Seedy Porridge from EvinOK

Scrambled Eggs from Gimme the Recipe

Fruity Nutty Breakfast Wrap from Food.com

Avocado Toast from PopSugar

Creative Bagel Sandwiches from The Spruce

Blueberry Banana Microwave Oatmeal from Kim’s Cravings

Bacon, Cheddar & Chive Scones from King Arthur Flour

Make Ahead Mini Pancakes from Enjoy Life Foods

Banana and Almond Butter from Skinny Ms

Cinnamon Toast Strips from Food.com

Blueberry Muffins from Betty Crocker

Yogurt, Fruit & Oat Pots from My Fussy Eater

Homemade Protein Bars from Eat This

Peanut Butter Apple Slices from Laaloosh

Smoothie from Mom Junction

Toasted Ezekiel Bread with Favorite Spread from Trim Down Club

Sausage Apple Puff Pastry Braid from She Wears Many Hats


What is your favorite weekday breakfast that you can make quickly or ahead of time?

Also, you probably noticed this is a special Saturday post. It’s to celebrate my wedding anniversary and returning to work after my leave. 


  1. Kim says:

    I have tried many make ahead breakfast ideas (omelette in a mug, protein smoothies, overnight oatmeal with fruit) but I keep coming back to my standby of Greek yogurt, fresh fruit & granola. Then I get tired of that, and just eat a bun or a muffin, which doesn’t fill me for more than a couple hours.

    • Evin says:

      It is hard to find a nourishing and filling breakfast that can be done within a weekday morning timeframe. But if you find two or three options you love that work for you, at least you have a nice rotation. I love oatmeal, but like to switch up the fruit I add for variety. In college, there was a food truck near HUP that had huge blueberry muffins that they’d slice in half, butter, and grill. Even though it was all carbs, it set me up for several hours.

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