There is a reason we go through our lives saying breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Other meals, snacks, and quick sips are important and tasty, but starting the day with breakfast sets you and your family up to feel and do your best each day. To help you start the day right, below are three breakfast staples that can get everyone excited about starting the day.
Pancakes are a classic breakfast item. A tall stack can bring a smile to anyone’s face as they prepare for each fluffy, sweet bite. If you want to add a special surprise to the batter but don’t want to start the kids on chocolate so early in the day, fruit is a great substitution. We have a few ideas for you. There are these simple blueberry pancakes, with a similar recipe here allowing for extra sweet toppings. For a subtler bite, serve up pancakes with caramelized bananas and maple syrup. If making food for a crowd, these sheet-pan-style pancakes can deliver a flavorful breakfast as you ensure everyone has what they need for a beneficial breakfast.
Is there any breakfast-time food more southern than a biscuit? From grandma’s homemade biscuits to your dad’s secret biscuits and gravy recipe or your mom’s biscuit sandwich, we salivate just thinking of the flaky, satisfying possibilities. These cheddar biscuits are a light bite. For a more filling meal, this similar recipe makes fluffier cheese biscuits topped with the Southern goodness that is sausage gravy. If the kids want something less savory, you can add peanut butter. Mixed with oats and peanut butter, these oat biscuits are hearty and delicious. For kids with tastebuds not fully convinced about biscuits yet, these peanut butter muffins are another option for those exploring new options.
Overnight oats are a yummy but simple update to a bowl of oatmeal or granola. Overnight oats are a no-cook method that allows you to customize each jar for a grab-and-go breakfast. These banana overnight oats can be mostly prepared before bed, with some banana slices, syrup, and chopped pecans being added the next morning. You can find the recipe here. For a warmer bite, replace bananas for apples to serve up a bite as sweet as apple pie. For an easier but just as delicious option, this overnight oats recipe uses frozen berries and strawberry yogurt for quick prep and plenty of flavors.
Of course, don’t forget to serve milk with breakfast to make the most of your meal. Every 8-ounce glass of milk provides 8 grams of complete, high-quality protein to help you and your family stay strong, energized, and focused.
For more delicious breakfast recipes to make for your family, check out our Dairy Recipes section.