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18 Hearty Summer Breakfasts to Fuel Your Adventures

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You're expending more energy during the summer than you think! (As your mother, it's my job to tell you this.)

Whether you're trudging to the pool, tending to the garden, or sitting inside an office building, furiously rubbing your goose-bumped arms to fend off the A.C.'s chill, it can take a lot out of you. So you're going to need some extra fuel to get you through the day. A piece of watermelon isn't just going to cut it. (I repeat: As your mother, it's my job to tell you this.)

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Here are 18 recipes—some you can make ahead of time (on Sunday, perhaps?), others are more last-minute, lazy weekend sorts of deals—to power the Energizer Bunny within (even deep, deep within).

Make-ahead:

Skillet Strata with Bacon, Cheddar, and Greens
Skillet Strata with Bacon, Cheddar, and Greens
Healthy Breakfast Bread with Seeds, Almonds, and Figs
Healthy Breakfast Bread with Seeds, Almonds, and Figs
Frittata with Asparagus, Spring Greens and Fontina
Frittata with Asparagus, Spring Greens and Fontina
Creamy Vegan Bircher Muesli
Creamy Vegan Bircher Muesli
Yogurt and Berry Tart with a Pecan Crust

Yogurt and Berry Tart with a Pecan Crust by fiveandspice

Raspberry-Plum Swirl Breakfast Frozen Yogurt

Raspberry-Plum Swirl Breakfast Frozen Yogurt by fiveandspice

Plum Galette with a Whole-Wheat Crust
Plum Galette with a Whole-Wheat Crust
Spinach and Tomato Frittata
Spinach and Tomato Frittata
Vanilla Berry Baked Oatmeal
Vanilla Berry Baked Oatmeal
Blackbird's Bread
Blackbird's Bread
Savory Potato & Onion Knishes
Savory Potato & Onion Knishes

Make à la minute (like, on the weekend):

Waffled Zucchini-Parmesan Fritters
Waffled Zucchini-Parmesan Fritters
Sharp Cheddar and Mustardy Greens Breakfast Sandwich

Sharp Cheddar and Mustardy Greens Breakfast Sandwich by fiveandspice

Zucchini Scramble Breakfast Tacos

Zucchini Scramble Breakfast Tacos by fiveandspice

Sriracha Cheddar Cornbread Waffles
Sriracha Cheddar Cornbread Waffles
Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy
Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy
Decadent Fried Egg Sandwich
Decadent Fried Egg Sandwich

And last but not least... (You'll need to start the dough for this one ahead of time, but you'll want to bake the final bread once you're close to ready.)

Shakshuka Focaccia
Shakshuka Focaccia

What's your best stick-to-your-ribs summer breakfast? Tell us in the comments.