Let’s be honest. On busy weekday mornings when you’re trying to get everyone out the door with a matching pair of shoes on their feet, quick breakfast ideas just makes life easier. Here you’ll find 13 options—everything from a new look at old favorites to things that can be munched on the way to the bus stop. So save those Belgian waffles for Sunday morning and scroll down to find your family’s new favorite breakfast on the go.
1. Chocolate Chip Minis from Bobo's Oat Bars
Kids will devour Bobo's Oat Bars' new Chocolate Chip minis, a bite-sized version of their gluten-free bigger bars. Already healthier than a chocolate chip muffin, a recent recipe re-vamp of all of Bobo's minis and bars, including Peanut Butter & Jelly and Lemon Poppyseed flavors, replaced buttery spread with organic coconut oil. At 150 calories, they fit smaller appetites and also double as a healthy on-the-go snack that satisfies a sweet tooth.
Available at eatbobos.com, from $5.49 for a five-count box of minis.
2. Granola from Purely Elizabeth
Granola is often chock-full of refined sugar, but that's not the case with Purely Elizabeth's Granola that come packed with quinoa and amaranth. New flavors like Maple + Almond Butter and Chocolate Sea Salt + Peanut Butter are certifiably delicious and an upgrade to your regular cereal habit. Pour on your favorite milk and breakfast is served. Or, for breakfast on the go, your little ones can munch on Purely Elizabeth's dry granola by the handful.
Available at purelyelizabeth.com, $6.99 per bag.
3. Single Serving Oatmeal from The Soulfull Project
The Soulfull Project's oatmeal packets do more than nourish your family: they help feed people in need. With each purchase you make, The Soulfull Project gives another box of nutritious, hot cereal to a food bank in your region. Their single-serving packets make for an easy breakfast idea, ready in five minutes flat and made without artificial flavors or colors. Plain Quick Cook Irish Oatmeal waits for your favorite mix-ins, and multigrain hot cereal cups come in flavors like Cinnamon Spice and Brown Sugar Pecan. If you'd like to add an extra-nutritious twist, whip up overnight oats with The Soulfull Project's Four Grain Hot Cereal.
Available at amazon.com, $15.49 for a pack of six hot cereal cups.
4. Peruvian Sweet Potato Pancake Mix from Zema Madhouse
Whip up a batch of muffins with Zema Madhouse's Peruvian Sweet Potato Pancake Mix for an easy breakfast idea that can last you the whole week. Made with ancient grains, the calcium, iron, fiber and vitamin A-packed sweet potato flour in this dry mix gets early morning veggies in your kiddo. You can also use this mix for to make pancakes on mornings that aren't rushed. Zema's products are vegan, gluten-free, and have absolutely no refined sugars. Pick up a box of Peruvian Sweet Potato Pancake Mix and follow the muffin recipe here.
Available at zemasfoods.com, $6.99.
5. Organic Strawberry and Peach Smoothies from Stoneyfield
In strawberry or peach, Stoneyfield's Organic Strawberry and Peach Smoothies are sure to be a hit with dairy lovers. Stoneyfield just cut sugar content by 24-40% in all of their smoothies, yogurt pouches, and yogurt cups, meaning your kiddos won't crash by snack time. Pair one with a frozen waffle, and you'll have an eatable, drinkable, easy breakfast idea for a busy morning.
Available at grocery stores, $4.99 for four.
6. Morning Rounds from Ozery Bakery
In flavors like apple cinnamon or cranberry orange, Ozery Bakery's Morning Rounds are pita-English muffin combos that make for an easy store-bought breakfast. Munch them plain, or have them toasted with your fave nut butter for a little extra protein. Packed with seeds and fruit, they're a healthier choice than most store-bought muffins.
Available at grocery stores from $3.49 per package.
7. Oatmeal Bars from Toosum
Toosum's bars are a bowl of oatmeal in a handy, easy-to-grab bar. Plus, they don't have a lot of sugar and come in a handful of flavors like Coconut & Banana and Cherry & Plum. Keep them stashed in your car or in a backpack for early morning hungry tummy emergencies—especially your own.
Available at toosum.com, $1.09 per bar.
8. Organic Toaster Pastries from Annie's Homegrown
Try Annie's new Organic Toaster Pastries as a healthier alternative to the classic toaster pastry you knew and loved (admit it, you did) as a kid. There are 16 grams of whole grains in each serving, and each pastry is made with real fruit, no artificial coloring, preservatives or high fructose corn syrup.
Available at boxed.com, $15.99 for 36.
9. Multigrain Waffles from Van's
Frozen waffles make for an easy morning. Van's Multigrain have lots of fiber plus whole grains, making them a choice you can feel good about. Pop 'em in the toaster and take them on the road. If you're really short on time, or if you have a teething toddler, hand them out while they're still cold—we promise they're still delicious.
Available at grocery stores, from $2.99 per box.
10. Chicken Sausage Breakfast Burrito from Trader Joe's
Trader Joe's just wrapped up this new Chicken Sausage Breakfast Burrito, and it has enough fillings in it for two kids to share or to satisfy the most ravenous teenagers. With savory goodness like eggs, potatoes, onions, cheese, and of course sausage, it's extra-delicious. Heat it up and cover it with foil for an on-the-go breakfast.
Available at Trader Joe's, $3.99.
11. The New Go-GURT
Yogurt squeezers are an old reliable answer for breakfast on the go. Go-GURT just launched new flavors for little yogurt lovers—Sour Patch Kids-inspired Redberry and Blue Raspberry for a tangy, sweet-and-sour take on yogurt. Plus, Go-GURTS are perfect on-the-go breakfasts or snacks when you head out in the pre-dawn hours to a soccer tournament or for a long drive to grandmas: you can freeze them, stick 'em in a snack sack when you load up the car, and they'll be ready to enjoy a few hours later.
Available in stores, $4.49 for a carton of 16.
13. Apple Blueberry Applesauce from Once Upon a Farm
Blueberries add a twist to the traditional apple squeeze, and with only 10 grams of sugar and two grams of fiber in every serving, this new flavor from Once Upon a Farm is a good, quick addition to carpool time or the walk to the bus.
Available at onceuponafarm.com, $23.92 for eight.
12. But First, Coffee
This easy breakfast idea is just for you, parents. Instead of hitting up a coffee shop, stock your fridge with grab-and-go cans from High Brew Coffee. Their newest flavor, Creamy Cappuccino and Protein, does more than give you a caffeine boost—it kick-starts your day with 12 grams of protein. These cold cans are faster than making your own coffee, cheaper than a grande iced latte, low in sugar and they taste good, too.
Available at highbrewcoffee.com, from $10 for four.
What is your favorite thing for breakfast on the go? Share with us in a comment below.
— Oz Spies