Do you ever feel bored making the same breakfast for your kids every day? It can definitely get repetitive, especially if your little ones are picky eaters. But don't worry, you're not alone! Luckily, there are plenty of different foods you can serve your kids, even on the busiest of mornings. You likely know the phrase “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” and studies show it’s true.
According to the Children’s Hospital of Richmond, children who regularly eat breakfast have a better chance of performing well academically and meeting all of their recommended nutritional needs. So, even serving them something like a healthy Strawberry Oatmeal Bar or French Toast Roll Up is better than nothing! If you need some inspiration, we’ve rounded up some ideas you can use to make breakfast exciting for you and your kids! With a little bit of creativity, you can turn an ordinary morning meal into a fun and memorable event.
This colorful and fun breakfast plate will certainly catch any child’s eye! You can assemble different fruits and some pancakes into the shape of an owl. For instance, use a pancake as the head, strawberry pieces as wings, and a banana as a tree branch. Of course, you can alter this slightly depending on which fruit you have available at home!
This savory, veggie-packed breakfast makes your kids feel like they're eating a typical quesadilla for breakfast, except it's so much more! With healthy broccoli bits, shredded cheese, and scrambled eggs, this meal will give your kids plenty of protein and fuel them for their day. This is a relatively quick breakfast, coming in at 20 minutes total time. However, it’s a fantastic meal prep idea to make ahead and then heat up in the morning.
Don’t let these Breakfast Sundaes by Dinner At The Zoo fool you; they are actually so nutritious because they have Greek yogurt, strawberries, blueberries, bananas, and almonds. To make it more exciting, you can sprinkle “sundae” garnishes on these little yogurt cups, like sprinkles or mini chocolate chips. This is a clever way to encourage your kiddos to eat fruit if they typically shy away from it!
Driscoll’s posted this recipe, including fresh berries, pancakes, and breakfast sausage. You can cut the pancakes in half and flip them to create butterfly wings. The sausage acts as the foundation, and blueberries can create designs on the wings. Feel free to experiment with different types of fruit and make unique patterns! Or, let your kids decorate the wings themselves.
Our Healthy Baked Oatmeal Cups are perfect for people of all ages! Your kiddos will definitely love these because they are the perfect size, not too big and not too small. The recipe includes old-fashioned rolled oats, apple sauce, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. You can decorate these by topping them with Greek yogurt, icing, fresh fruit, or other garnishes that you prefer.
Although these pancakes look like desserts, they actually help you to incorporate different fruits into your kids' breakfast! This breakfast is inspired by the classic pineapple upside-down cake. You can make your pancakes as usual, either making a box mix or from scratch. Then, include pineapple rings and cherries to give the pancakes a charming look. Lastly, stack the pancakes and sprinkle them with any toppings that you like!
Oatmeal bars are healthy and perfect for when your little ones don't have a huge appetite but still want to eat something small on the go. These delicious and bright breakfast bars have rolled oats, flour, baking spices, sugar, and oil. Of course, they wouldn't be complete if they didn't have fresh diced strawberries! They also have stevia and cornstarch. Once they cool down, you can drizzle them with icing or enjoy them as is.
My Everyday Table shared a breakfast idea that your whole family will love! For the base, you can use a wheat bagel or an English muffin. Then, spread some cream cheese on top and follow it with fresh assorted fruit. In the example, it has strawberries, melon, and Kiwi, which gives it a very vivid and colorful appearance. You can also drizzle pure honey on top, which enhances the natural sweetness of the fruit!
Breakfast grilled cheese? Yep, you heard that right! This isn't your ordinary grilled cheese, though. Instead, you can use regular white sandwich bread and fill it with cream cheese and blueberries. The recipe suggests mixing cream cheese and powdered sugar to make it a bit sweeter, but that is optional!
Although these delicious French Toast Roll-Ups are a fantastic snack, they are an equally yummy breakfast! To make them, you will need bread slices, cream cheese, eggs, milk, and butter. Lastly, use some fresh strawberries, which pair wonderfully with the cream cheese! Your kids will love these, and they are perfect for on-the-go eating during busy mornings.
This family-friendly, Healthy Baked Oatmeal is packed with tons of nutritious ingredients. For the base, you'll find rolled oats, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and more. Then, you can add some inclusions such as apple pieces, blueberries, and peaches! Or, change it up by adding your kid's favorite fruits. Any type of fruit tastes amazing with the oats!
Busy Budgeter created this recipe for breakfast pizza, which will impress every family member, no matter what age! However, everyone knows that kids love pizza in any form, so it will definitely win them over. These bagels have eggs, garlic, crumbled bacon, and two types of cheese. The recipe suggested mozzarella and cheddar cheese, but you can use any kind that you wish.
Here’s a fun project to try out! Get your little ones involved in the kitchen by making some delicious breakfast “sushi.” All you need for this recipe is bananas, Greek yogurt, Fruity Pebbles cereal, and blackberries! If you don’t feel this will be filling enough, you can always serve this with a piece of toast. The best part about this exciting treat is that it only takes 5 minutes to assemble!
Next time you have some extra time on your hands in the morning, make this dinosaur-themed breakfast! All you need is breakfast sausage, small pancakes, bananas, and strawberries. To give it more detail, you can also use some chocolate chips! Assemble the components in the shape of a stegosaurus, which the recipe shows you how to do. This is super easy and wonderful for weekend mornings!
15. Pancake Tacos
Transform your pancakes into mini, sweet breakfast tacos for the family! You can fold the pancakes like a taco shell and load them with Greek yogurt, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and chocolate drizzle. Rather than using chocolate syrup that has preservatives, you can make your own by simply melting down some chocolate chips and mixing them with heavy cream.
Toast is one of the most common and simple breakfast foods that you can customize to have sweet or savory toppings. You can’t go wrong with this breakfast classic. For this recipe, you can use peanut butter, Nutella, or cream cheese as the spread. Then, you can make funny faces using fresh fruit, nuts, raisins, seeds, or coconut. There are plenty of ideas in this post by Kids Kubby!
If your kids always want Starbucks egg bites when you go to the coffee shop, you're not alone! However, they can add up in price, especially when everyone in the family wants some. Luckily, we have a recipe for you to make them homemade! All you need is eggs, milk, broccoli, and cheddar. As far as seasonings go, salt and pepper will be sufficient! Get ready to dig into the most delicious, eggy bites ever.
Make a kid-friendly parfait when you follow this recipe by The Rebel Chick! This whimsical parfait has layers of vanilla yogurt, Fruity Pebbles cereal, and sliced bananas. The creamy yogurt, soft bananas, and crispy cereal are a marvelous combination for the kiddos to indulge in! Better yet, this is so easy to whip up; it takes less than 5 minutes to put it together.
Make a healthy, fruit-filled banana split! This is a fantastic recipe for weekend mornings when the family is relaxing. Some ingredients you’ll need are bananas, strawberry Greek yogurt, blackberries, raspberries, granola, and mini chocolate chips. To make it healthier, you can even make the granola from scratch with natural ingredients like honey to sweeten it.
These breakfast roll-ups are suitable for the entire family and are loaded with tons of protein. They only have four ingredients, which makes them easy to prepare. Make the roll-up casings with a slice of cheese! Then, fill it with scrambled eggs, breakfast meat, and green onions. Add a dash of salt and pepper to the eggs so that it enhances their natural flavor, making every bite a scrumptious adventure.
Here’s a perfect breakfast snack for busy mornings! You can make these on the weekend so they are ready to go during the week. This is for the little ones who don’t necessarily wake up with a huge appetite. You can make these fantastic breakfast bars with peanut butter, honey, and Cheerios. The nutty flavor is to die for, and the honey adds the right amount of sweetness.
Banana pancakes are always a lovely treat, but this recipe is extra special since it has oats and yogurt, too! Aside from that, all you need is baking powder, vanilla, cinnamon, eggs, and bananas. Yep, these banana pancakes are flourless! Serve these with a drizzle of honey or fresh fruit on top. They also taste great with some fluffy scrambled eggs on the side.
Is your family a fan of French toast sticks? You should definitely try this French Toast Roll Up recipe, then! This recipe contains white bread, sugar, cinnamon, brown sugar, eggs, and milk. It makes eight servings, so there is plenty to go around! Dip these roll-ups in pure maple syrup or yogurt, or just enjoy them on their own.
To make avocado toast more appealing for children, you can always cut the toast into different shapes! Pinch Me Good provides different ideas on how to do so. You can transform the toast into stars or hearts, spread the avocado, and then load them up with colorful toppings like diced tomatoes, pomegranate seeds, chia seeds, and more.
24 Fun Breakfast Ideas For Kids
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats steel cut oats work, too
- ¼ cup applesauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon optional
- 1 pinch salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- In a large bowl, add the old fashioned rolled oats. This recipe can be done using steel cut oats as well.
- Combine the applesauce and brown sugar, stir using a spatula or a wooden spoon.
- Add in the vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and pinch of salt.
- Stir until all the ingredients are well combined, you will end with a thick mixture.
- Line your muffin tin with silicone or paper liners. If you don’t have either, you can spray some cooking spray directly on the tin.
- Grab about 2 tablespoon of the mixture and place it in the liner. You want to make about 6 cups per batch.
- Using a spoon or your fingers, press an indent on the mixture and make sure all the edges are covered, forming a cup shape.
- Bake for 12 minutes. When ready let them cool down before using as they will be delicate when hot.