Power Breakfasts

As parents, we've all heard results from studies that show how important breakfast is for our children. Being properly "fueled" by a healthy breakfast gives kids the stamina and brain power they need to learn effectively and get through their school day. The dilemma, of course, is getting kids to take the time for breakfast, and then finding something quick, tasty, and healthy that they'll eat. The recipes featured here in our Power Breakfasts section—which range from nutritious fruits drinks to granola bars to pancakes—offer many options for you and your kids.


Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

Though pancakes taste best fresh from the griddle, they can be frozen, thawed, reheated, and enjoyed at a later time. To freeze, place cooled pancakes between layers of wax...
Vegetable Omelet

Vegetable Omelet

If you grow vegetables, then this is the omelet for you! It's delicious made with cooked summer squash and zucchini—veggies that grow in abundance in summer gardens. Add...
Zucchini Harvest Bounty Bread

Zucchini Harvest Bounty Bread

If you have your own vegetable garden and end up with a surplus of zucchini—or are offered zucchini by your neighbors from their garden—make this bread! It's delicious...
French Bread Bake

French Bread Bake

Since this recipe must chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour—or overnight—it's perfect to assemble in advance and then place in the oven to bake just in time...
Applesauce Raisin Bread

Applesauce Raisin Bread

This bread makes a great lunchbox or after-school snack.
Cheesy Flamin’ Cajun Skillet

Cheesy Flamin’ Cajun Skillet

Corned Beef and Cheesy Hashbrowns

Corned Beef and Cheesy Hashbrowns

Southwest Hashbrown Omelet

Southwest Hashbrown Omelet

Hashbrown Breakfast Pockets

Hashbrown Breakfast Pockets

Low-fat biscuit dough can be used to make a hand-held sandwich. Filled with potatoes, egg, bacon and cheese, it’s a great grab-and-go breakfast or snack.