Sweet Potato says... speedy summer breakfasts

Even the lazy days of summer require some speedy breakfasts from time to time. Here are some quick breakfast recipes that will have you out the door before you know it.

By Ceri Marsh and Laura Keogh
Sweet Potato says... speedy summer breakfasts

Photo: Maya Visnyei

Are you enjoying the laziness of summer? The days by the dock with nowhere to rush to… Yeah, me neither! Of all the myths of family life, this has to be one of the cruelest. The notion that summer is made up of more easy going days than the rest of the year just doesn’t apply to most of us who have to keep on keeping on. And so do our kids. Camp and other activities mean they’re just as busy as ever. Which means, mornings as hectic as ever. You still need to get everyone up, fueled up and out as lightning fast as you do in November. A few express breakfasts in your roster are in order. These are breakfasts that can be made and in no time and if need be, taken with you. Yes, yes, eating in the car is a bad idea and the anarchy found in our back seat is absolutely the reason, but sometimes it can’t be helped.

Like, these cookies. Yep, cookies for breakfast. Actually they’re full of healthy ingredients but your kids will still feel like they’re getting one over on you. The riper the banana the better.
Almond Butter Banana Breakfast Cookie
1 ripe banana?
1 egg?
1/3 cup maple syrup?
1/2 tsp vanilla?
1/2 cup almond butter?
1 cup spelt flour?
1/4 tsp baking soda?
1/2 tsp baking powder?
1/4 cup flax meal ?(sometimes called ground flax)
1 cup oats?
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2. In a large mixing bowl, mash up your ripe banana then add the egg, syrup, vanilla and the almond butter and blend with an electric mixer.

3. In another bowl, stir together your dry ingredients. Now add the dry to the wet in three additions, mixing well between each one.

4. Line a cookie sheet with parchment. Use a half cup measure to scoop out batter onto the parchment, leaving 2 or 3 inches between each. Pop into a hot oven and bake for 12 to 14 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes before removing from the sheet and cooling completely on a rack.

Want some more quick fixes for breakfast? More recipes from
Funky Monkey Shake
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Mini Quiche
We actually came up with these mini quiche for lunches but my kids love them for breakfast, too. Make a batch on the weekend and watch your weekday mornings get really easy.

This article was originally published on Aug 03, 2012

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