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Tasty Breakfast Popsicles for a Cool Start to Your Day

posted: 08/04/16
by: Blythe Copeland

The hottest days of summer call for a breakfast that doesn't require turning on the stove -- no pancakes, eggs, or casseroles until the weather cools again. Instead, get your day off to a cool start with breakfast popsicles, a make-ahead treat that's easy to keep nutritious and healthy with fruit, yogurt, and natural sweeteners.

  1. Buttermilk, Banana, and Honey
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iStock

Bananas are a go-to breakfast fruit, whether you're using them as a base for bread or muffins; adding slices to oatmeal or cold cereal; or grabbing one on your way out to your morning meeting. That makes them an obvious choice for a breakfast popsicle: Puree with buttermilk, honey, vanilla, salt, and water, and then freeze. This recipe from Real Simple also calls for dipping the frozen pops in chocolate -- not quite as healthy as the plain version, but a little chocolate is a quick way to perk up any morning.

  1. Yogurt Breakfast Popsicles
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Emma Christensen/The Kitchn

Think of these popsicles from The Kitchn as a yogurt parfait in frozen, portable form: Layers of tangy Greek yogurt sweetened with honey; homemade jam (or store-bought, if you're in a rush); and a little granola, which "softens to the consistency of soft oatmeal cookies" when combined with the other ingredients and frozen. A cookie-inspired breakfast that's actually good for you? Yes, please.

  1. Peach Oat Breakfast Ice Pops
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Food Network

Give your favorite winter breakfast -- warm, hearty oats -- a summer makeover with this peach oat pop recipe from the Food Network. You'll get four popsicles from one peach, 1/2 a cup of almond milk, two tablespoons of oats, a tablespoon of peach preserves, and a little honey and lemon -- and since each is only 80 calories, you don't have to limit yourself to one at a time.

 

  1. Milk and Cereal Breakfast Popsicles
In Karina's Kitchen

In Karina's Kitchen

These pretty popsicles from In Katrina's Kitchen take the idea of breakfast pops literally -- they're made from milk and cereal -- but they're also endlessly flexible. She made hers with a banana, Greek yogurt, strawberry milk, and a fruity cereal, but you can swap in your favorite kind of milk (plain, chocolate, non-dairy), fruit (peaches, pineapples, strawberries), and cereal (everything from Cheerios to Cocoa Krispies). Let the kids come up with their own combinations and you'll end breakfast battles for good -- or at least for the summer.