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The Quest for Breakfast Continues: Brown Butter Chocolate Oatmeal

You guys, I keep trying to make breakfast happen for my family. My kids, if given their druthers (they’re usually not because “Ugh Mom why do you hafta make us like HEALTHY STUFF??”), would much rather wolf down a couple of bowls of Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes (no, I did not make that up. Yes, there is such a thing as BOTH in ONE BOX. Endocrinologists of the world, rejoice!) each morning before school. But my kids also know that, when given their druthers, they wind up exhausted and cranky by nine o’clock, and that’s usually the time they’re headed into math or gym or their weekly mass at school (they love that last part no, no, not so much) or somewhere equally important that requires a focused child and not one who’s daydreaming about what would happen if sweater lint grew legs. So on a snow day recently, I saw a friend share this recipe and decided to try it. The kids sort-of-kind-of liked it (“Mom? Can I have more sugar?”), and it made so much that I ended up having leftovers…

Simple Breakfast Yogurt Bowl

This isn’t really a recipe, you guys. And I know any good nutritionist will tell you that a proper breakfast has green things (heretofore called “vegetables”) in it, but…well, it’s still my breakfast. Every. single. day. I’ll double up on the green things at lunch, okay? So excuse the cheating on every level, but I promised you the usual stuff from my family table, so here you go, in all its lame glory. Here’s what you get: some whole-fat Greek yogurt for protein and to fill you up, a little granola so you don’t gag on the yogurt at 6:30 a.m. (#truth), and a serving of fruit with a little coconut for good happy measure. BOOM. Done. This is in our kids’ breakfast rotation two or three days out of the school week (we save the sugary cereal for the weekends. I’ll let you guys guess which days are their favorites). The only modifications are that we add a little bit of honey to their yogurt for sweetness, and I’ll put ramekins of toppings on the table so…

Really Awesome Banana Blueberry Pancakes

I have no story to tell you, except that I was looking for a good-for-you pancake recipe online–one that was big enough to ensure lots of leftovers I could use for breakfast on school days–and found on on 100 Days of Real Food that seemed like a great start. (Bonus? All you need is one big bowl, a whisk, and a griddle.) Pancakes, like French toast slices, are easy to freeze and reheat–just separate them with aluminum foil, slide them into a plastic bag and freeze. When you’re ready to reheat, just take out as many slices as you need (don’t skip the foil step, or else the pancakes will all stick together and you’ll find yourself saying very non-morning-appropriate words as you throw the mangled mess into the garbage) and pop them into the toaster. Voilà–breakfast is served. Only? We didn’t have any leftovers. These things were so good we–I mean, the kids, of course–devoured them all one sitting. So much for that idea. Whole Wheat Banana Blueberry Pancakes (adapted from 100 Days of Real…