Easy Breakfast Ideas for Kids to Make
I don’t know about you, but after all of these months of cooking at home, I’m ready to hand off the responsibility. With school starting, it’s the perfect time to get kids in the kitchen and teach them the basics. Here are some quick breakfast ideas for kids that they can make all by themselves!
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Quick Breakfasts Kids Can Make
Easy Breakfasts Kids Can Make
Whether your kids are doing virtual school or attending in person, these quick breakfast meals for kids help everyone start the day off right. These easy breakfast recipes for kids are perfect so parents can get a break from cooking.
Homemade Acai Bowls
Kids love these açai bowls as it feels like having dessert for breakfast! Easy to make, you just need to toss the ingredients into a blender then choose your favorite toppings.
Mango Avocado Breakfast Parfait Recipe
Breakfast Parfaits are a fun and easy breakfast that the kids can make themselves. Layer avocado and mango with yogurt then top with crunchy cereal. Use plastic cups for breakfast on the go.
Breakfast Parfait Bar
Start any school day off right with this Breakfast Parfait Bar. With a variety of cereal, granola, almonds, and fresh fruit, it’s an easy and delicious breakfast that the kids will enjoy making themselves!
Vegan Breakfast Parfait
This simple, healthy and quick vegan breakfast parfait is perfect for busy mornings! With layers of vanilla and strawberry yogurt, granola and berries!
Easy Dairy Free Strawberry Yogurt Parfait (Gluten Free)
Looking for an easy breakfast idea for busy mornings or as an after-school snack? Try this allergy-friendly Strawberry Yogurt Parfait! It’s gluten free, dairy free, and peanut free.
It doesn’t get much easier than a delicious smoothie filled with antioxidants!
Best Green Smoothie Recipe
This is the best green smoothie recipe! It is healthy, tastes amazing, and it’s made with 4 ingredients in less than 5 minutes!
Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie
This healthy strawberry banana smoothie is the perfect simple smoothie choice for breakfast or a snack - and it's so easy for kids to just dump everything in the blender. With hidden broccoli you won't even taste, banana, yogurt and frozen strawberries this is so good you'll want to have it every day.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie with Avocado [Vegan, Keto, Paleo]
This chocolate peanut butter smoothie is the perfect chocolatey breakfast choice - and it's so easy for kids to just dump everything in the blender. With spinach, avocado and two types of (unsweetened) chocolate this is a chocolate smoothie that's 100% good for you!
Oatmeal and Porridge Recipes
Banana Overnight Oats
These overnight oats are basically a no-cook method of making oatmeal/porridge. Instead of heating oats on the cooker top (or microwave), you soak the oats overnight in milk. This allows the oats to absorb the liquid to produce a creamy pudding-like porridge.
Gluten Free Overnight Oats
These overnight oats are made with rolled oats, any sort of milk, and some ground seeds for an extra creamy texture without any extra work. A fast, nutritious and filling breakfast, with endless flavor variations!
Healthy Overnight Oats Jar
Overnight oats are so healthy and easy. Kids can just mix up the ingredients and place in the refrigerator overnight so that it is ready to eat in the morning!
Apple Spice Overnight Oats
Kids can prep these apple cinnamon overnight oats the night before, or even as part of a homeschool lesson, then grab one for breakfast in the morning! It's easy to customize the spices, and the apples make it feel like a treat for breakfast!
Vegan Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
Creamy nutty peanut butter overnight oats is an easy recipe your kids can make the night before. It's a healthy, hearty, delicious, grab and go breakfast!
Chocolate Overnight Oats
These chocolate overnight oats are made the night before so that they’re ready as soon as you wake up. They even travel well so they make a perfect, delicious breakfast on the go! A great recipe for kids to make (mostly) on their own as no cooking is required.
Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats Recipe
This recipe is so easy, my daughter could make it when she was 2!
Almond Milk Porridge
Almond Milk Porridge is a simple recipe that takes a mere 10 minutes to prepare. Children can experiment with all kinds of healthy fruity toppings.
Instant Pot Oatmeal with Chocolate
This easy Instant Pot Oatmeal with Chocolate recipe will produce glorious, chocolate-y oatmeal that is perfect for easy breakfast all year round. Kids can mix everything together in one bowl before adding it into the Instant Pot and cooking. Can be prep ahead ans eaten all week.
Microwave Banana Oatmeal Recipe
This super easy microwave banana oatmeal recipe is my toddler's favorite breakfast. It's delicious but nutritious, too, and all it takes to make it is tossing a few ingredients into a bowl and then popping it in the microwave!
5-Minute, No-Cook Blueberry-Almond Oatmeal
A quick and super-easy breakfast that kids can stir together in just moments (at the very last minute before serving, or the night before)!Loaded with keep-you-full fiber and protein, they’re incredibly nutritious, decadently delicious!
Easy, Sweet, Creamy, Customizable Healthy Oatmeal (Dairy Free)
Healthy Oatmeal that’s super creamy, perfectly sweet, and totally customizable with absolutely no added sugars!
Overnight Steel Cut Oats (Hot or Cold)
An easy, fuss-free recipe for overnight steel cut oats with little prep and short cook time. Kids will love helping to set them up to soak, then drain and quickly cook the next morning before adding their favorite mix-ins & toppings.
Banana Overnight Oatmeal
Banana Overnight Oatmeal mixes oatmeal, Silk Soymilk, banana and honey and works its magic overnight so it is is ready when you wake up to provide you with a nutritious start to your day.
Baked Apple Oatmeal
This Amish-style baked oatmeal with apple and cinnamon make for easy and delicious breakfast. Perfect for making ahead of time or letting the kids help make!
Easy Egg Dishes
Pea Feta and Mint Frittata
This Pea Feta and Mint Frittata recipe is a simple recipe for kids to help make. It has limited ingredients and easy steps so they’ll be able to create a delicious frittata in no time at all!
Bagel Toad in a Hole
This Bagel Toad in a Hole breakfast is an easy recipe kids can make on their own using either the stove or microwave. Made to look like a flower with an egg in a hole bagel middle, fruit (pineapple and raspberry) petals and a green onion stem, this healthy vegetarian recipe is a fun and simple breakfast or brunch.
Simple Fried Egg Tostada
My kids love egg tostadas so much, I taught them how to fry them for themselves. We always keep eggs and corn tortillas on hand so that we’re ready for when those cravings hit.
Make Ahead English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches
An easy recipe for English muffin breakfast sandwiches that you can make ahead of time for yummy on-the-go breakfasts. Have your kids help prep each ingredient (eggs, bacon & toast) then have fun assembling each sandwich and wrapping it up for everyone to eat later.
Easy Egg Muffin Cups
Kids love making these homemade egg muffins. Fill a muffin tin with toppings and let them choose what to add.
Easy Muffin Tin Sausage Quiche Cups
This Easy Muffin Tin Sausage Quiche is so easy that even kids can make them! Even better, they can be made during the weekend and frozen for when you need a quick breakfast!
Morning Toast Recipes
Avocado Toast with Burrata and Egg
Have some hard boiled eggs ready and kids can put this together on their own, and it's so nutritous, they'll be rearing to get on with their day!
Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs On Toast
Delicious still warm freshly made wholemeal bread with scrambled eggs on top. The warm bread is warmed up in the air fryer first so that it resembles toast and then the scrambled eggs is cooked and served on top.
Air Fryer Pizza Toast
Using air fryer toast as the pizza base and then loaded with tomato sauce, cheese, fresh sliced tomato and oregano makes for a delicious easy to make breakfast.
Texas Breakfast Kolaches
There’s no better way to start the morning than with these easy & delicious Texas Breakfast Kolaches! They’re little bundles of fresh bread stuffed with eggs, hash browns, sausage and cheese then baked to a golden brown. Think of them as pigs in a blanket for breakfast!
Healthy Vegan Breakfast Toast
Breakfast Toast with almond butter, banana slices, and hemp seeds. Bringing protein, fiber, and healthy fats for an easy, healthy, and delicious way to start your day.
Fruity Bagel Pizzas
These fruity bagel pizzas are a fun way to start the day! We used kiwi, strawberries, blueberries and mandarin oranges to make a fun design that kids can assemble themselves
Flower toast aka ‘egg in the basket’
Kick eggs and toast up a notch with this beautiful flower toast!
Pancakes, French Toast, and Waffles
Dutch Baby Pancake
Dutch Baby Pancakes are perfect for kids old enough to use the oven. These no-fail pancakes are delicious, quick, and nowhere as finicky as your usual pancake breakfast!
Air Fryer Cinnamon French Toast Sticks
You have to try these cinnamon air fryer french toast sticks! With just four simple ingredients, and no sugar added, this healthy french toast is ready in no time!
Easy Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes
This Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe is full of amazing fall flavor! To make these everything goes into one bowl before being cooked. Just the thing for easy weekday breakfasts, lazy Sunday brunches, and as breakfast for dinner.
Cinnamon Roll Waffles
These easy, yummy waffles are a quick way to use cinnamon roll dough to create a fast and easy breakfast in under 10 minutes.
Light, fluffy, and incredibly delicious, these healthy blender Oatmeal Waffles will make any breakfast complete! They are made with WHOLESOME ingredients, without REFINED SUGARS. Super simple and taste amazing.
Homemade Sheet Pan Pancakes
This quick and simple breakfast recipe is sure to seriously upgrade your morning pancake routine. Make these oven-baked pancakes any time you want delicious, fluffy pancakes for breakfast without all of the work. Give your kids cookie cutters and let them turn pancakes into their favorite adorable shapes for an extra kid-friendly brunch!
Breakfast Bars and Bites
Peanut Butter & Jam Banana Sandwich
If your kiddos are bored with the good ol' bread, tell them to try this PB&J Banana sandwich! Super easy/nutricious breakfast and snack that they can make in 2 minutes.
Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Chips
Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Chips are an easy treat perfect for anytime of the day! These quick chocolate chip muffins are at the top my list for family friendly fall recipes and are a great introduction for young bakers.
Raspberry Coconut Breakfast Balls
These raspberry breakfast balls are so easy for kids to make. Dump the ingredients in the foodprocessor, blitz and roll into balls.
Healthy sugar-free breakfast muffins
Delicious and healthy breakfast muffins for kids have no added sugar and are packed with fruit and veggies!
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Bars
Healthy no-bake peanut butter oatmeal protein bars are packed with fiber, protein, and healthy fats to keep you full and satisfied. These breakfast bars for kids use ten clean ingredients, and the pickiest of eaters won’t even realize these protein bars are healthy!
Baked Oatmeal Cups
Simple stir the ingredients together, portion into a muffin tin, and BAKE! These delicious oatmeal cups are a fun way to mix up your breakfast routine.
Cranberry Almond Energy Bites
Cranberry Almond Energy Bites are a no-bake energy bite that are easy to make and even easier to throw in your bag for a quick, healthy snack or treat. Oats, chopped almonds, dried cranberries, almond butter, honey, chia seeds and cinnamon are mixed together to create a sweet, delicious bite.
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