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11 Easy Breakfast Hacks Every Mom Should Know

Mornings are hectic, especially when you have kids. Follow these prep and cooking hacks to ensure you have a stress-free breakfast for the whole fam.

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1. Make an overnight slow-cooker breakfast casserole.

Mornings can be busy, but with this crockpot casserole, you can have a hearty meal to feed your army.

Ingredients

* 1 pkg (9.6oz) Jimmy Dean® Fully Cooked Sausage Crumbles

* 8 eggs

* 3 cups of milk

* ¼ tsp ground black pepper

* 6–8 pieces white bread

* 2 cups (8 oz) shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Add all to crockpot and cook on low for 6–8 hours.

2. Premake pancake batter.

Place into a ketchup bottle or any squeezable bottle to save time. Squeeze it out, cook it up, and enjoy!

3. Cut and freeze smoothie packs.

Batch prep and freeze fruit for smoothie packs in the morning. Delightful smoothies at your fingertips in minutes!

4. Stop cooking your oatmeal.

Let it cook overnight in your fridge! Just add milk and any extra toppings you want. Place in fridge before bedtime and — voilà! — ready and waiting for you when you wake up.

Ingredients

* 1 cup rolled oats

* ½ cup milk

* ½ cup mixed nuts

* Pinch of chia seeds

5. Freeze pancakes to eat later.

Whip up a large batch of pancakes, freeze the leftovers, then toast them the morning of. Magical breakfast in a flash!

6. Use a water bottle for egg whites.

You can separate the yolk from egg whites by using a water bottle. It’s super easy and won't leave a mess!

7. Bake batches of eggs in the oven.

Put a dozen eggs in a cooking tin. Bake them for 10–15 minutes. Let cool and enjoy.

8. Make bigger batches of French toast in a slow cooker.

French toast is oh so satisfying but takes time to make in the morning. Add your bread to the ingredients above and cook overnight for fluffy, mouthwatering French toast in the a.m.

Ingredients

* Loaf of bread

* 6 eggs

* 1 container cinnamon

* 1 stick unsalted butter

* 1 bag brown sugar

* 1 container vanilla

9. Whip up mini pancake pops

Eat these adorable bite-size pancakes on the go! Perfect for you and the kids. #drool

10. Use a cheese grater to shred butter.

That rock-hard butter can be a pain to spread. Use a shredder and grate it into a bowl or all over your toast.

11. Cook your egg inside a pepper.

It makes them easy to cook, adds a touch of color, and creates fun shapes kids (and adults) will love!

Here’s a hack: Save time and still have a fully cooked hot breakfast in 45 seconds with Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Sausage.

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