Feb 8, 2014

Fun Breakfast Time Twists With Target! #PlateFullCoOp #spon


We all know that Breakfast is of the utmost importance in the morning, not only for children but adults too. Everyone needs energy and starting your day with a wholesome meal will keep you focused until lunch time. Even though it may be the most important meal of the day, it's not always so simple. In our home it can be hectic, rushed, and repetitive during the week. Most parents will agree. There are never enough hours during the day, especially in between getting the children dressed and making sure their lunches are packed before school. With our morning routine in fast motion I sometimes lack creativity when it's time for Breakfast. Have you every asked yourself what can be done to make it more exciting and less monotonous? I sure have.


Using a variety of classics that my family loves, I created a few simple twists to make Breakfast delightful and fun again. I was also sent the products pictured above from General Mills for inspiration and to participate in the Target Busy Family Project! Most of these you can already find in my kitchen but there were a few that I was excited to incorporate into Breakfast for the first time. All of the ideas are simple to make and add a spin on what your children may already be eating each morning. These are just a fun way to refresh your usual Breakfast routine and help to get tummies filled without a fuss! 


Peanut Butter & Nutella Monkey Pancakes are sure to put a smile on anyone's face at the Breakfast table in the morning. Coat a large circle shaped pancake with Nutella and a smaller one with JIF creamy peanut butter. Banana slices can be used for the ears and eyes. For the nose I placed two Cheerios in the center of the smaller pancake. Cheerios or chocolate chip morsels can be used for the mouth and center of the monkey's eyes.


Banana & Nutella Heart Shaped Toast is the answer to your morning prayers. Transform those boring slices of toast into fun heart shapes by using a cookie cutter. Spread a layer of Nutella on top and add on sliced bananas. These are a lot tastier than your typical butter and jelly pairing. Bananas and Nutella are heavenly together!
 

Using a tall slender glass or mason jar you can make a Strawberry & Granola Yogurt Parfait for Breakfast time. It takes only a few minutes to layer your favorite yogurt, fresh fruit, and Nature Valley granola for a sweet crunch. If you serve this in a mason jar you can even take it to go for those hectic mornings you need to get out and get going.



These are just a few of my personal favorites to make Breakfast more exciting and much more fun for the whole entire family in the mornings. You can find special savings on these products at Target and even more breakfast inspiration by visiting Target.com/BreakfastTwist.
Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.

 

46 comments :

  1. I love these ideas especially the Strawberry & Granola yogurt parfait.

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  2. I love the Banana Hearts! Very very cute! Pinned to my Breakfast Board

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  3. We love parfaits in our house and I do peanut butter and banana on toast a lot but have never cut it into shapes…going to do that. My son will love it! THe monkey pancake is adorable!!!

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  4. Oh, those are cute! I really like the hearts with the bananas. I think I'll make those for my daughter for Valentine's Day :)

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  5. You know what? These food ideas are totally awesome, fun, and delicious at the same time! Thanks for sharing and I would love to try this at home.:)

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  6. Aww, these are really fun ways to de-borify breakfast haha!! I'm a huge fan of parfaits so I'll be giving that a try. My little man is a big fan of toast and granola bars so I'll have to try your sweet little toast hearts!

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  7. Those are such fun ideas for kids! I think the parfait should be for me though!

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  8. Anything with Nutella is a-okay in my book :) I love the heart shaped banana toast - what a nifty idea.

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  9. So cute! The strawberry and granola yogurt parfait looks delicious. I love anything that has to do with granola. So good and healthy.

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  10. The strawberry yogurt parfait is making me hungry. Looks more like dessert than breakfast for sure!

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  11. Oh my gosh, these are so cute, and I am totally pinning that monkey to recreate him for the kids. :)

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  12. Your breakfast ideas are just too cute! I especially love that peanut butter and Nutella pancakes!

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  13. The monkey pancakes are absolutely adorable! I think I'll make those for my son and save that beautiful parfait for myself.

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  14. These are all SO cute and creative. My son would love if I did this for him.

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  15. These look so delicious!! I have pinned this page so I can look for it when I go grocery shopping next, I think the kids would love this as our Sunday Family breakfast together!

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  16. Oh my gosh, those monkeys are so cute! I just recently discovered Nutella, sooo good!

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  17. I love these ideas! And the Banana & Nutella Heart Shaped Toast will be perfect to serve on Valentine's Day. Very cute - & simple too!

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  18. that little monkey is the cutest! i'm a peanut butter fanatic never got much into nutella though

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  19. These are so cute. LOVE the monkey pancakes!! I have to try these for my girls.

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  20. omg the monkey pancakes!! hilarious!! and yummy

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  21. My daughter is going to love the monkey!! I am going to surprise her with it Valentines day morning. She loves monkeys and nutella so this will be perfect!

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  22. The monkey pancakes are honestly the cutest things I've ever seen! So creative and also hilarious! (plus nutella and PB = HEAVEN!!)

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  23. Great ideas for getting your kids to eat a healthy breakfast! Cereals, while convenient, have a ton of sugar and can get boring. These alternatives are much better!

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  24. Wow, my son would love the monkey pancakes! We will make these this weekend to see if he will enjoy them. He's a picky eater but who wouldn't love peanut butter and Nutella with their pancakes?!

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  25. I want monkey Pancakes is all I hear from behind me as I am reading this. This little girl would eat all of the pancakes if I made her monkey pancakes like that.

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  26. The monkey pancakes are adorable! My boy would want to play with his food if I made those for him!

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  27. The monkey is adorable. We are going to have to try this tomorrow morning!

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  28. I love these staple brands and turn to them for healthy snacking, and breakfast options. I also love my local Target store!

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  29. These all look so good. I especially like the monkey pancakes. Cute AND delicious!

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  30. I'm obsessed with the hearts! That is an adorable idea. Pinning!

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  31. My boys love peanut butter and nutella on their pancakes or waffles in the mornings. Yours are so cute!

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  32. Oh my word, my kids would totally go crazy over the PB and Nutella Monkey Pancakes! Maybe during our next snow day I'll plan a monkey themed day and I'll make these pancakes for lunch!

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  33. I just had nutella for the first time last week. It was delish for sure. What a great way to start a day off/ Love all of these ideas.

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  34. That's so cute! I love the little monkey!

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  35. These look like yummy twists on breakfast. I love the look of that parfait!

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  36. The Target Busy Family Project sounds fun! I would love to eat those nutella pancakes - they look tasty!

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  37. I love your monkey pancakes!! That turned out so incredibly cute! I'm going to attempt to replicate it next time we make pancakes.

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  38. I love your ideas; I needed them for my daughter. In the mad rush to get on the bus every morning it seems like breakfast has become to standard and stale. I worry about her actually getting enough to make it through to lunch time.

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  39. The monkey pancakes were hysterical.... I'm still laughing but whatever works is great for our kids.

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  40. Wow, these are awesome ideas! My daughter would love the monkey!

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  41. That monkey pancake is too cute! My daughter loves Nutella and I love monkeys so I pinned that baby for later!

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  42. that pancake is too cute!! It's so much easier to get kids to eat when they think something fun is going on ;) It works on me, too... but, honestly, I love to eat, so everything works on me. Just walking past the fridge works on me lol.

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  43. I can't get over the monkey!!! That is adorable!

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  44. You gave so many ideas on ways to make breakfast fun! I would like to try some with my family.

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  45. I love looking through your recipes, you have so many creative ideas. I love the monkey in this one the best. So cute!

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