Back-To-School Breakfast Recipes


Starting a new year of school can feel exciting! Even as a homeschooler, it is still nice to find a way to signify and celebrate that first day back to school. Many people have their own traditions or celebrations to mark their first day of a new school year. Among those traditions, a popular one is a special back-to-school breakfast. While each family will have their own breakfast that feels special and celebratory to them, here are a few favourite recipes to try!

Perfect Pancakes

Kristin Stewart

Course Breakfast


  • cups flour
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • cups milk
  • 3 tbsp. melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ½-1 tsp. vanilla


  • Melt and cool butter.
  • Mix together the dry ingredients.
  • Mix the wet ingredients (wait until the butter has cooled.)
  • Combine the dry and wet ingredients, only until just combined.
  • Let sit for 20 minutes or so. (This makes fluffier pancakes.)
  • Pour onto a griddle or into a frying pan.
  • Flip when bubbling.
  • It's ready when both sides are golden brown.


If you want to make flavoured pancakes, some favourites are chocolate chips, blueberries, or bananas and chocolate chips! Fold whichever you choose into the batter before putting on the griddle. 


Another option to make these even more special would be to make a blueberry syrup by heating up frozen berries, water, cornstarch, and some sugar on the stovetop. Top your perfect pancakes with berry syrup and whip cream, and see your kids’ eyes go wide with excitement.

(Recipe from Kristin Stewart, homeschooling mom of 2 in New Brunswick)
Baked Oatmeal

Andrea Wolfe

Baked oatmeal is a deliciously warm treat on a cool September morning, a perfect back to school breakfast. You can even have the dry ingredients combined the night before to save a little morning time if you wish. The smell of cinnamon will bring any sleeping stragglers out of bed to see what is making that delicious scent!
Course Breakfast


  • cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • Vanilla


  • Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Beat the 2 eggs with a fork in a 2 cup measuring cup.
  • Add the oil.
  • Add enough milk to fill the 2 cup measuring cup (approximately 1 cup milk).
  • Add a splash of vanilla.
  • Mix well.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
  • Pour and spread into a 9x13 pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
(Recipe from Andrea Wolfe, homeschooling mom of 4 in Alberta.)
Baked Bacon and Eggs

April Barth

These bacon and egg cups are perfect to eat warm at the kitchen table or grab to go for a busy morning. They are quick and easy to whip up for a delicious hot breakfast. You can even half the recipe if you don’t need this many. These freeze well if you have extras!
Course Breakfast


  • 2 12 muffin pans


  • Pam spray/nonstick spray
  • ½ package bacon of your choice fried, chopped, and cooked
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (We love a Gouda/cheddar mix.)
  • ½ cup green onions
  • 22 eggs
  • ¼ cup half and half (or milk)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder


  • Fry chopped bacon and drain the grease.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Spray the muffin pans. (Using liners will destroy the egg muffin. Trust me, lol.)
  • Line pans with an even amount of bacon, onion, and cheese.
  • Whisk eggs, half and half, and spices together. Pour into each muffin cup until ¾ full and just evenly distribute the egg mix.
  • Bake for about 23-26 minutes. The tops should feel like a sponge and be golden brown.
  • Enjoy your eggs with toast and a glass of milk or juice.
(Recipe by April Barth, homeschooling mom of 4 in Alberta)
French Toast Casserole
This is one of those recipes you mix together quickly and toss in the oven. Even the thought of it will make your mouth water, and it seems I can already smell it!


  • Grease a 9"x13" pan.
  • Cover the bottom of the pan with a thick layer of largely cubed bread.
  • Mix together 6 eggs and 2 cups of cashew milk with a splash of vanilla and cinnamon.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the top of the bread and then sprinkle it with brown sugar.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes.


(written and compiled by TCS staff members with recipes from contributors)

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