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These DIY back-to-school breakfasts are as good as they look

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating sugary cereals and pop-tarts is a nice treat once in a while, but a healthy, homemade brekkie will go so much further in terms of energy, fullness, and taste. Did we mention that they're totally gram-worthy? Scroll down to see some of our fave DIY breakfasts, and get ready to fuel before school.

Berry Protein Pancake Bites

If you're a pancake lover—but don't have the time or appetite to make a full stack of flapjacks—you'll love these mini-pancakes. While the recipe calls for berries, feel free to mix it up with cinnamon, chocolate chips, and bananas.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Granola Cups

All the chocolate-PB goodness of a Reese's Cup, without all the corn syrup. Bonus points for not needing to bake, making this treat an easy addition to your breakfast.

Breakfast Cereal Smoothie Bowl

Betty Crocker is a trusted name in desserts, and now they've taken their talents to breakfast. These colorful smoothie bowls use cereal, nuts, and berries to add texture to the classic fruit-blend. 

Breakfast Quesadilla

Having quesadillas for every meal is truly the dream. Spinach, cheddar, and egg whites team up to make this dinner fave your new breakfast tradition.

Baked Oatmeal

Like regular oatmeal, but with the texture of bread pudding, this hot breakfast is especially good for chilly winter days. Plus: it can easily be modified to be gluten-free!

Savory Muffin Cups

This protein-packed muffin cup delivers delightful meat-and-cheese goodness that you can take on the go. The recipe requires some chopping and cooking on the stovetop, so you might want to ask a parent or older sib to help you in the kitchen.

When you're doing homework last minute at the kitchen table, you'll be thankful for all the meal prep—we promise!

Which recipe do you want to try? And are you ready to go back to school? Let us know in the comments below!

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by Bailey Bujnosek | 8/13/2019
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