One week from today, my boys will be back in school. My oldest starts high school, and his start time is earlier than any school he’s been in before. He’s responsible for getting himself up and feeding himself breakfast, but I’m responsible for making sure that there is food, healthy food, in the house for him and his brother to choose from. I want to make it as easy as possible for them, so this year, I plan on doing breakfast in bulk cooking on weekends.

Here are five recipes that I’ve chosen to try throughout the month of September. We’ll see which ones my boys ask me to make again.

  1. Homemade French Toast Sticks – Made with ingredients that you trust and baked in the oven instead of fried like some of the prepackaged versions, these French toast sticks can be made in bulk, frozen on a cookie sheet, and pulled out a few at a time to quickly be heated in the toaster oven.
  2. Baked Banana Oatmeal Brulee – Everything you love in a steaming bowl of oatmeal goes into this baked dish that can be cut into squares to eat throughout the week or frozen and pulled out one at a time.
  3. Mini Egg & Sausage Quiche – Ready to bake pie crusts are divided into muffin tins and filled with quiche ingredients. The filling inside the quiche can be whatever you want – switch out the sausage for sauteed veggies for a meatless version if that’s what you’d prefer.
  4. Freezer Breakfast Burritos – Full of eggs and vegetables, these vegetarian burritos can be made on whole-wheat tortillas. The high school is about eight blocks from my house, giving my son enough time to down one of these handheld burritos as he walks to school if he’s really short on time.
  5. Green Smoothie Cups – Make ahead smoothies? Yep. All-vegan ingredients get blended together then divided up into muffin tins and frozen. Once solid, they’re popped out of the tin, to keep in the freezer until needed. Pull out two smoothie cups at a time to make a quick, nutritious smoothie in the morning.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

5 back-to-school breakfasts in bulk
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