It’s that time! Back To School season is here and that means it’s time to start thinking about back to school breakfast ideas. Today’s post is part of a five-day series where I will share one great recipe or breakfast idea to help you cover a week’s worth of back to school breakfast ideas.
If you are anything like me breakfast can sometimes leave you feeling a little stumped. I admit that I can sometimes find myself in a breakfast rut, particularly when I feel the pressure of getting everybody out the door and arriving at school on time. I am a big fan of grab and go items or foods that don’t take a ton of time to eat. Let’s be real, who has the time in morning to spend a ton of it eating? Not me.
I saw a recipe recently on-line for something called Crack Sticks and I have to admit they sounded intriguing. They were simple in nature using just bread, a cream cheese mixture, butter, and cinnamon and sugar and I definitely wanted to recreate them in a way that my children would enjoy.
My children aren’t huge fans of cream cheese (I know, gasp) so I knew if I planned on making these work for my boys I had to definitely swap out the cream cheese and replace it with something else. Lately, ever since our trip to Paris, the boys have been on the biggest Nutella kick so that was immediately where my mind went. I was going to recreate Crack Sticks but use Nutella instead of the cream cheese. Check out how I changed things up and created my version of Crack Sticks which I am calling Nutella Sticks.
- 16 slice white bread (crust removed)
- 8 oz Nutella (or chocolate hazelnut spread)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 c butter (melted)
- Flatten bread with a rolling-pin. In a bowl, combine sugars. Spread about 1 tablespoon of nutella on each slice of bread. Roll up, jelly roll style. Dip in melted butter, then in sugar blend. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Best when served warm. Pair with fruit, yogurt or a smoothie for a quick and easy breakfast.
- Note: For the white bread, I used whole-grain white.
I gave these Nutella Sticks a test run and the boys (and my hubby) gobbled them right up. They are a great back to school breakfast idea when paired with a healthy fruit, a yogurt or maybe even a smoothie. They are quick, easy and even portable. I can also see myself coming up with several other variations as the year progresses. My mind is already racing on how to recreate this idea once again.
Stay tuned this week for even more back to school breakfast ideas. If you try these Nutella Sticks please loop back and let me know what you think!