Even though parents may not want to (read: time for) breakfast in the morning, we know we should probably put something on the table for the kids. And while it’s tempting to just tell them to help themselves to cereal or a banana, they can get tired of it after a while and end up skipping the so-called “most important meal of the day.” This may mean grabbing some fast food for lunch that may not be healthy.
But fear not: we’re here with 17 quick and easy breakfast recipes your kids will really want to eat. Oh well, you want some too – next to your giant keg of coffee, of course. You can even help introduce your kids to cooking — or at the very least, start by teaching them how to cook the perfect hard-boiled egg. Whether you and your family are more savory than sweet (for breakfast, of course), here are quick, easy, kid-friendly breakfast recipes you’ll always want to make.
1. Homemade muesli
Get back to your crunchy roots with this delicious homemade granola. Once you’ve made this easy breakfast granola recipe you can use it as you wish for the rest of the week: as a topping for yogurt, smoothies, cereal or fruit. Best of all, you can customize the flavor so it’s exactly what your family likes.
2. Peanut Toast
Okay, we know what you’re thinking: everyone knows about it toast with peanut butter† But this incredibly quick and easy breakfast deserves a mention. Just grab some wholesome bread (with as many grains and nuts as your kids allow), toast it, and spread it on some natural peanut butter (or again, whatever kind your kid will be eating). Top with raisins or bananas for an extra layer of flavor.
3. Energy Protein Peanut Butter Balls
Speaking of peanut butter, here’s another great recipe that is actually dessert. With only five ingredients, this protein peanut butter ball it couldn’t be easier to make (well, there’s that peanut butter toast…) and the kids will gobble them up and you’ll look like the cool mom who makes her kids have dessert for breakfast.
4. Banana Chocolate Muffins
Who says no to a muffin? Even if you’re short on time, you can grab one of these banana chocolate muffins and go out the door. They are also great for a mid-afternoon snack.
5. Green Eggs and Ham ‘Wiches’
By now you have probably read Green eggs and ham by dr. Seuss a million times, and that’s the perfect way to get your kids excited about this green eggs and ham’ wiches. And don’t worry, the greenery comes from arugula, not mold (this time).
6. Tropical oatmeal
The words “tropical” and “oatmeal” don’t usually appear next to each other, but it’s the perfect description for this dish. With pineapple, ginger and walnuts, this one tropical oatmeal comes together quickly and packs a flavor punch.
7. Berry-Tofu Vegan Smoothie
Okay, so that’s not how you’re going to sell it to the kids, but this berry smoothie (Keep it up) is very nutritious, and yes, very tasty too.
8. Spinach and Prosciutto Frittata Muffins
Make this simple spinach and prosciutto frittata muffins on Sundays and heat them up all week for a super-quick, high-protein breakfast.
9. Overnight oats
If a warm oatmeal breakfast isn’t your thing, try a sweet, cold bowl overnight oats† These are endlessly customizable and you can make a big batch that will last all week.
10. Pumpkin Cherry Breakfast Cookies
Here’s another easy breakfast recipe that you can make once and have enough pumpkin cherry cookies for the whole week. The kids will love the idea of eating cookies for breakfast, but there’s a joke because they’re healthy (mwahahaha).
11. Toast with avocado and egg
Did you really think we could get through this list without a shout out avocado toast† This super easy version involves spreading some mashed avocado on some toast and topping it with a fried egg. That is it.
12. Quick and Easy Banana Bread
This family favorite takes a little more time to make, but you can make multiple loaves of it easy banana bread recipe at a time and freeze a few so they’re ready to go the next time you want them.
13. Egg in a Hole
This is a twist on the old eggs and toast and is super fun to make. The best part, kids will love how different and funny this looks. For an extra tasty crunch, use a thick slice of country bread and cut a hole exactly in the middle. Break an egg into it and let the little ones watch it cook. Season to taste and sprinkle with some cheese at the end for extra flavour.
14. Goat Cheese Breakfast Tacos
This is another breakfast that is quick and easy, but looks like you put a lot of effort into it. Stir in some eggs and add chunks of goat cheese at the last moments of cooking so they all get mealy and delicious. Throw in some quick toasted corn or flour tortillas and sprinkle with coriander or chives. Sit back and pretend you’re eating at a fancy brunch spot. Enjoying!
15. Waffle Egg Sandwiches
This is a variation on the old biscuit and egg sandwich for the morning when you absolutely don’t have time to make fresh biscuits. Toast some frozen waffles of your choice while quickly stirring a few eggs (depending on how many sandwiches you need to make). Assemble in a sandwich with a slice of cheddar cheese for flavor and richness and serve. It literally takes less than five minutes, but feeds a small army of kids in the morning.
16. Breakfast Cheese and Egg Board
If you like the finer things in life like a mean cheese board and would like to recreate that for breakfast, you can. Make some hard-boiled eggs ahead of time and store them in the fridge for quick mornings. Pair with two different sliced cheeses or some goat cheese, slice up some fresh cucumbers and cherry tomatoes, and toss in a few olives for an extra rich and filling breakfast.
17. Breakfast Egg Nachos
Like regular nachos, but acceptable at breakfast. This easy dish calls for toasted and warm tortilla chips, the salsa and diced vegetables of your choice, shredded cheese, and scrambled eggs. Load them all together and enjoy a crunchy, cheesy, eggy blend of flavors and textures. Trust us, it won’t disappoint.
This article was originally published on 3.23.2020