With the constant rush to make it to school on time, students tend to miss an important part of their morning on a daily basis: breakfast. Lacking time to make something before school, students may choose to eat unhealthy foods or skip breakfast altogether. In search of a better option, students can make these quick and easy recipes. Each recipe takes 15 minutes on Sunday night to prepare breakfast for the entire week.

Chocolate Craisin Granola

choco craisin granolaIngredients:

  • 2 cups of toasted rice cereal
  • 1.5 cups of quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup of chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup of roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup of craisins
  • 1/3 cup of mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Mix the toasted rice cereal, quick cooking oats, almonds, peanuts and craisins in a large bowl.
  2. Heat 1/2 cup of honey and brown sugar to a boil in a small saucepan.
  3. Once the honey and brown sugar are boiled, remove from the stove and immediately add 1/2 cup of peanut butter and 1 tsp of vanilla extract.
  4. Add this with the dry ingredients and stir until the dry and wet ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  5. Add 1/3 cup of chocolate chips.
  6. Pour the mix into an 11 x 7 pan.
  7. With wet hands, start patting the mix into the pan so that it tightly packs in.
  8. Chill until firm.
  9. Cut the granola into 16 bars.

Servings: 16

Calories per bar: about 126

Inspired by: KitchMe

 

Peanut Butter Cereal Bites

pb cereal bites

Ingredients:

  •  5 1/2 cup of toasted oats cereal (any flavor)
  • 1 cup of crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Put 5 1/2 cups of toasted oats cereal in a large bowl.
  2. Heat 1 cup of crunchy peanut butter in microwave for 40 seconds.
  3. Take out of the microwave, stir and add 1/2 cup of honey.
  4. Once you add the honey in, stir and put back in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  5. Add 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract.
  6. Add cereal to this mixture and stir until well coated.
  7. Scoop the cereal bites using a tablespoon onto parchment paper or foil. They should be slightly larger than bite size pieces. (This may take 2 pans.)
  8. Let them sit and harden for three hours. (To speed process, refrigerate them.)

Servings: about 15 (3-4 pieces)

Inspired by: Six Sisters

 

Despite students skipping breakfast, these quick recipes provide a better alternative. Making these recipes on Sunday night will avoid the morning hassle of breakfast and are tasty solutions.

 

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