8 Grab-and-Go Breakfast Recipes Your Family Will Love

04/30/2017 07:13am ET | Updated May 1, 2017

Between packing the kids’ lunches, searching for missing homework assignments, sneakers or fill-in-the-blank, and making breakfast, weekday mornings can be hectic. Save some time and stress with these portable make-ahead breakfast recipes. From homemade granola bars to chocolate zucchini bread, there’s something delicious on the list for everyone.

These bars are crispy, chewy, and rich: a mishmash of nuts, cereal, coconut, and dried blueberries bound with a sweet almond butter-date paste. The best part? They hold together as well as store-bought bars. (Read: they won’t crumble into a million pieces in your purse or when you’re noshing on the sofa.) GET THE RECIPE

These muffins from Sarabeth’s Bakery cookbook are sweetened entirely with maple syrup — there’s absolutely no sugar in them. As they bake in the oven, they fill your kitchen with the most intoxicating buttery maple scent. GET THE RECIPE

If your family goes through a lot of granola bars, it makes sense to make them from scratch. These kid-friendly bars put all those expensive store-bought granola bars to shame. Plus, they’re no-bake and take only ten minutes to make. GET THE RECIPE

This fruit-packed smoothie is a little sweet, a little tart and a whole lot of healthy. Frozen fruit and low fat Greek yogurt make it extra thick and creamy. Make it for breakfast and you’ll feel satisfied until lunchtime. GET THE RECIPE

Sweet, tart, and gooey, these bars are a happy marriage of blondies and raspberry jam. Made with oats, coconut, and pecans, they have fabulous depth of flavor and texture. GET THE RECIPE

If you can imagine what a cross between a granola bar and Rice Krispy Treat would taste like, this is it. GET THE RECIPE

Bursting with fresh blueberries with a tender crumb and sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best blueberry muffins. I’ve tried fussier recipes this simple recipe tops them all. GET THE RECIPE

Need an early morning chocolate fix? This quick bread is for you. It has a deep chocolate flavor, yet it’s not so sweet that it tastes like dessert. It’s also loaded with zucchini, so there’s some virtue in it. GET THE RECIPE

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