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This time of year means back to school and the end of lazy summer mornings! Last week my 3-year-old started a little 3-day preschool program. So far he loves it so far! I know 3 hours at preschool is nothing compared to a full school day, but I still feel so much better sending him off after he eats a wholesome breakfast. Quick, healthy breakfasts are the solution for that.

I made these pancakes earlier this week and they were a hit with both my son and husband. You make the batter the night before so all you have to do is griddle them up in the morning.

These pancakes are full of healthy ingredients and flavor. They are scented with cinnamon and vanilla and have the yummy nutty taste of oatmeal. My family and I all agree that they taste especially delicious with Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Spread (for less sugar and no dairy) or Nutella (for a treat!).

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This is a simple and delicious snack cake that I’ve made many times! It is sweetened only with dates and applesauce and makes for a satisfying treat or snack. It is also high in protein and healthy fats from the almond butter base. The texture of the cake is so fantastic you’d never guess what it’s made of.

I love making this as a snack for my 3-year-old. He feels like he’s getting a treat and I know he’s eating something wholesome. It is also a great road trip or travel snack. I like making things like this for trips so I can have a healthy gluten-free breakfast or snack in a pinch!

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