Getting your kids ready for the day can be a mad dash of backpacks and cold breakfasts, something that’s not really pleasant for anyone involved. There’s no time to figure out what to make your kids for breakfast when you’re already rushing out the door, and your family’s morning meal has to be ready to go by the time your kids have hit the kitchen. That’s why having a selection of easy kid-friendly breakfast recipes to call upon at a moment’s notice can be a lifesaver, to help you plan in advance and streamline your mornings, and these ten kid-approved, quick breakfast recipes are a great place to start if you need some early morning inspiration to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.
Kid-friendly breakfasts don’t have to be full of unnatural colors and artificial flavors to be engaging or exciting. If anything, the trick is getting your kid to eat a filling and healthy breakfast without letting them realize it, and with these ten recipes, you can get away with sneaking in fresh fruit or even some vegetables since your kids will probably be more focused on how much fun they’re having with their food than anything else.
So if you’re in a rut and need to figure out what to make your breakfast tomorrow that everyone will enjoy, here are ten kid-friendly breakfast recipes that adults will want to eat, too.
A bowl of cereal with milk is a classic kid’s breakfast—but it can be made even more fun with by freezing the milk and making a breakfast cereal popsicle. Another easy variation is to freeze fresh fruit in Greek yogurt for a quick and nutritious breakfast option.
Egg and Sausage Taquito
Roll up a breakfast sausage, some scrambled eggs, and cheese into a tortilla, and you’ve got an egg and sausage taquito that’s perfect for your kid. You can even make them in advance and freeze them, so all you have to do is pop them in the toaster oven in the morning on your way out the door.
Cinnamon French Toast Bites
These cinnamon French toast bites are ready to eat in 15 minutes and significantly more portable than traditional French toast if you’re in a rush.
Serving your kid pizza for breakfast can actually be a good thing, especially with this recipe for homemade breakfast pizza, and chances are, you’ll be just as excited to eat pizza in the morning as your kid.
Fruity Pebbles Parfait
For a kid-friendly breakfast parfait, layer yogurt, banana slices, and Fruity Pebbles. Just make sure you’re using a clear glass so that your child gets the full rainbow effect and can’t wait to dig in.
Teddy Bear Toast
Toast with peanut butter and fruit isn’t necessarily an exciting breakfast, but arrange the banana slices to be ears and a couple of blueberries to be eyes, and all of a sudden, you’ve got a slice of teddy bear toast that’s almost too cute to eat. Almost.
Homemade Toaster Pastry
Upgrade the pre-packaged toaster pastry by making your own homemade toaster pastries that you can fill with fresh fruit or the jam of your kid’s choice. You can make the dough from scratch if you’re feeling ambitious, but using premade puff pastry will also work just fine—and cut down your total prep time significantly.
Ham and Cheese Pinwheels
All you need to make these ham and cheese pinwheels is 20 minutes, some store-bought pizza dough, and, well, some ham and cheese. They’re bite-size snacks you can pop in a bag and hand to your kid on their way to catch the bus.
Breakfast Banana Split
Turn an ice cream sundae into a breakfast banana split by replacing ice cream with yogurt and sprinkles with fresh fruit. You can also top with granola, for a little extra crunch.
A breakfast quesadilla, like this one made with egg, cheese, and sausage, is portable and endlessly customizable. If you want your kid to eat more veggies, for example, add some spinach to the eggs.