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6 of the best... speedy but delicious breakfasts for mornings when you're in a hurry

Back to school, or just another busy day at work? These breakfast ideas will see you right.

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AS SEPTEMBER LOOMS closer (where did the summer go?) we’re thinking ahead with some easy ideas to make the morning routine that little bit easier.

Getting the kids to eat a decent breakfast before school can be a bit of a challenge to say the least. But it’s important that kids get the right fuel to keep them alert and energised for the day.

Mornings can be a bit hectic for the best of us so preparing things in advance can be a huge help. For example, the fruit for smoothies can be prepared in advance and stored in zip lock bags in the freezer. Similarly, things like pancakes or granola can also be prepared ahead of time.

Here are some ideas to make those back to school mornings that little bit easier!

1. Five Minute Granola, from Delalicious: Full of slow release energy, oats are a great way to start the morning. This delicious, sugar free granola can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container for the week ahead. Better still, you can add a little more or less of whatever the kids prefer!

2. Three Ingredient Banana Pancakes, from Bumbles of Rice: This healthy pancake recipe is perfect for kids – it contains banana which acts as a natural sweetener, with no added sugar. Add a few blueberries or raspberries for even more flavour.

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3. Banana and Coconut Smoothie, from Supper in the Suburbs: The yogurt and oat base in this smoothie provides both calcium and carbohydrates, as well as some good gut bacteria. This is a great option for those mornings when you really don’t have a minute, and need something you can bring with you on the go.

4. Half and Half Banana Bread, from Dairy Free Kids: This is no ordinary, sugar packed banana bread – this version uses just four super healthy ingredients. Great for those with a dairy or gluten sensitivity, as this recipe uses soy yogurt and gluten free oats.

5. Breakfast Muffin Frittatas, from Jo’s Kitchen: If your kids aren’t fans of breakfast, mini frittatas can be a great option. You can pack whatever ingredients you like into them, and they can be made ahead and eaten on the go if necessary. A great recipe for lunchboxes too!

6. Baked Blueberry Oats, from The Food Medic: With a sweet, crunchy topping, these baked oats almost taste like dessert! Perfect for kids with a bit of a sweet tooth, without the high levels of sugars that some packaged cereal can contain.

Another 6 of the best: One-pan egg recipes for breakfast, lunch or dinner>

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