During the back-to-school season, the conversation seems to always veer towards school lunch, but honestly, in my house, breakfasts are just as stressful! Sometimes it seems impossible to successfully move the kids away from sugary, processed cereals and breakfast bars when we’re all rushing around — and they are just so convenient. So I gave it a little thought and came up with a make-ahead, grab-and-go breakfast that changed our lives: Baked Oatmeal Bites.

If you think I’m exaggerating about how much I love these, think again: I even went on national television to share the recipe. Because they are that good and, more importantly, they make the difference between my kids starting their day with a sugar bomb or getting a healthy start.

And I’d say that’s pretty life changing.

Related: 9 healthy breakfast ideas kids can make themselves.


Our Cool Mom Eats editor, Stacie Billis, whipping up her favorite healthy, grab-and-go breakfast for back-to-school on the Hallmark Channel's Home & Family. You'll want this DEAD EASY make-ahead recipe! | Cool Mom Eats

You can watch me whip my Baked Oatmeal Bites on the Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family right here to see just how easy these are to make. (You literally dump everything into a bowl, stir, and pop them in the oven.) I also talk about ways that you can adapt the recipe to make it more or less sweet or pack it full of ingredients that your kids love — because anything to make a breakfast more appealing.




Related: 9 more make ahead breakfast recipes that make busy school mornings easier.


Baked Oatmeal Bites: A healthy, make-ahead, grab-and-go breakfast that saves us on hectic back to school mornings. Get the recipe! | Cool Mom Eats

And, of course, you can get the full Baked Oatmeal Bites recipe on the Home & Family site.

Trust me, it’s worth it.