We empower children to be responsible for their kitchens, so we share healthy breakfast recipes that kids can make.
It doesn’t matter if we’re teaching our kids how to make their school lunches or stocking up with our favorite cookbooks for them to cook dinner. Our guide to getting children in the kitchen by age was a great start. We also know that we love sharing recipes and quick meals ideas because we aim to solve problems.
It can be difficult for many of us to get a healthy breakfast on our plates fast enough so we can make it out the door in time. These easy and delicious breakfast ideas for kids should make your mornings more enjoyable. This will allow you to focus on other things, such as making sure everyone has a face mask before leaving the house. Sigh.
English Muffin Breakfast Pizzas
English muffin pizzas are a favorite of every kid. This breakfast recipe for English Muffin Breakfast Pizzas by Two Peas & Their Pod has become a family favorite. You can save even more time by using hardboiled eggs instead of scrambled eggs. A large bowl of hardboiled eggs should be kept in the refrigerator. Then, all that is left to the children is toast, slice, top and broil.
Tip If you don’t own an oven such as this one, and your children aren’t ready to use it for broiling yet, you can melt the cheese in the microwave in approximately 20-30 seconds. You can also skip the cheese altogether. They still get enough protein from the hardboiled egg.
A good yogurt can make a great way to start your day. But, often, our children stare at the yogurt containers or eat only half of them. It’s easy to make a yogurt parfait by placing the yogurt container in a bowl with toppings. This is one of the easiest breakfasts that kids can make. Here are some of our favorite store-bought yogurts.
Tip – Set up your children’s yogurt with sliced fruit, granola and nuts the night before. If you are working with fresh fruits, keep them in separate containers. This will encourage kids to make parfaits. We can only say that we love parfaits. It is a great place to get good food.
Breakfast Banana Split
Another great example of how presentation can go when feeding children is this Breakfast Banana Splits from Simple Healthy Kitchen. They are a huge hit! Like yogurt parfaits, cut the berries and mix some granola in a small bowl. All your children have to do is slice a banana and then top it with whatever they like.
TIP Cottage cheese is another good source of protein. You can also substitute yogurt for cottage cheese if it suits your family better. Greek yogurt is a great way to get your day started.
Banana Bread Muffins in A Mug
This Banana Bread Muffins recipe from Skinny Taste is our favorite. It only takes 5 minutes to make, and they are easy to assemble. While they cook, your children can refill their water bottles while you are at work. This is a great way for brown bananas to be used up. This is a quick breakfast that kids can make — and we all know how much mug cake they love.
Tip To give these a more protein-packed topping, you can have your children top them with almonds or granola. Rainbow sprinkles are a great way to start your day, no matter what age you may be.
Pancake Tacos was a popular social media brand a while back. While it was cute, many of us thought: I can’t spend the time making pancakes, then taking even longer to make tacos. Pancake tacos are now possible because our children are making their breakfast.
You can double the number of pancakes you make on weekends to have extra in your freezer. The Fruit-Filled Pancake Tacos recipe at The Starving Chef is a great place to start. She is a master at toppings. The kids can then toast the pancakes (or use a microwave to melt them) and add fruit. Or fillings. If you prefer, no problems are buying frozen pancakes in a pre-made box.
Tip To add more healthy ingredients, have your children spread the pancakes with yogurt and applesauce before topping them with fruit. For a special treat, drizzle maple syrup on top.
Smoothies made easy
Smoothies are a great way for kids to get up in the morning and can be made easier when they are well-mixed. However, there are a few challenges. Carefully mixing can be difficult. Blending a balanced smoothie and making it sweet without adding lots of refined sugar can take a lot of ingredients.
This brings me to my second challenge: Measure and chops a million ingredients in the morning.
Tips: Preparing smoothie packs for the future! The kids (or you) can spend some time over the weekend to prepare healthy smoothies.
Microwave Omelette in Three Minutes (really)
Join the club! 3-minutes – This recipe was a revelation! It’s amazing to learn that you can make delicious eggs in the microwave! This 3-Minute Microwave Omelette Recipe by One Sweet Appetite offers a refreshing alternative to hardboiled eggs. The kids don’t even have to be on the stove because open flame and groggy children don’t mix.
Tip: Just like the yogurt parfaits, make it easier to prepare a few mix-ins the night before. It makes all the difference. Why is it that cutting ham or spinach feels so more tedious before 8 a.m.?
Toast with healthy toppings
Toast is a great choice for a quick breakfast that kids can prepare, especially when moving. Bread and butter are not the only things that make a great first meal. We have shared five healthy toppings that range from sweet to savory. To see the ingredients in each of these amazing toppings, visit the website.
Tips: This one is easy for kids to do–they need to toast, slice and spread. We need to make sure they have their favorite toppings. Set out all the ingredients in the morning, including a fresh or pre-packaged avocado and a banana. This will remind them to choose other options than butter. It can make a big difference to have things at a child’s eye level.
Healthy Breakfast Balls
These can be made ahead and can be used as a quick breakfast. If you can get your kids to come over for breakfast, they can make a batch of Healthy Breakfast balls from the Kids Activities blog, so they are ready for breakfast when they need it. These are similar to PB&J, but you can change the recipe. These are very adaptable. Because why not? We also add coconut oil to ours.
Tip These can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week after being made. This will give you a well-rounded breakfast, which can be paired with a banana or other fruit that your children like. These are great for children who are always late for school or work.