Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for growing kids, so it only makes sense to start the morning right with a meal that is delicious and nutritious. We are sharing over 45 of the best Breakfast Ideas for Kids including savory eggs, fluffy pancakes and toast, hearty oatmeal and granola, fruity smoothies, and so much more.
Whether you are looking for kid-friendly breakfast recipes for busy school mornings, a quick breakfast-on-the-go, or a hearty toddler breakfast on the weekends — when you are wondering "what to make for breakfast for kids", we've got you covered! Our popular breakfast recipes for kids (even for picky eaters!) includes vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options so there is something here for everyone.
Tips for Making Breakfast for Kids
- Keep it balanced. Make sure that the breakfast you choose includes a balance of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats. Mix and match recipes to ensure you hit each nutritional category.
- Serve a variety of options. Antoher way to make sure your kids' breakfast is balanced is to offer a variety of foods such as fruits, toast, and eggs. Also, switch things up to keep breakfast interesting.
- Make it colorful. Kids are often drawn to colorful foods so keep their breakfast visually appealing. An easy way to do is to incorporate colorful fruits onto their plate.
- Create fun shapes. Another way to keep their food visually appealing is to cut out pancakes or toast into fun shapes. Use cookie cutters to do this easily.
Best Breakfast Ideas for Kids
Mini Pancakes (Silver Dollar Pancakes) are the fluffy, fun-sized version of classic pancakes. They're easy to make using a handful of everyday ingredients.
Egg muffins are a quick and easy way to meal prep breakfast on-the-go, loaded with cheddar cheese, bacon or salami, and green onions. Make 12 in 30 minutes.
Majoon banana and date smoothie is a delicious and healthy all-natural energy drink with bananas, dates and nuts. The perfect breakfast or snack.
Strawberry Muffins are tender, fluffy, and delicious! They are golden-brown and crisp outside while moist and cake-like inside and loaded with strawberries.
Oat Porridge is a healthy, delicious breakfast that's warm, comforting, cozy, and great for all ages. A quick easy recipe to warm you up.
Make-ahead, freezer-friendly vegetarian breakfast quesadillas stuffed with eggs, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and sharp white cheddar, are grilled to crispy perfection. Eat them now or freeze for a later day. You can also try our Cheese Quesadillas for picky eaters.
These almond cranberry chocolate chip granola bars are chewy and delicious, contain real dried fruit, and made healthier with less processed sugar.
This Classic French Toast is light and fluffy, crisp and browned on the edges, and so delicious. The best part? Breakfast is ready in under 15 minutes.
Classic deviled eggs are a simple, easy, and healthy appetizer to make when you need something quick for brunch, picnics, barbecues, potlucks, or Easter.
Layer fresh fruits, creamy Greek yogurt and crunchy granola to make this fruit and yogurt parfait for a delicious and healthy breakfast or a simple snack.
Homemade applesauce bread is fluffy, moist, and delicious. Loaded with fall flavors that transforms your favorite snack into a loaf cake.
Breakfast Potatoes are crispy on the outside while soft and tender inside. These skillet potatoes are delicious, flavorful, and ready in 30 minutes.
Cinnamon Apple Baked Oatmeal is a delicious, filling make-ahead breakfast for fall — loaded with chewy oats, tender apples, crunchy walnuts, and cinnamon.
Breakfast Strata is a hearty baked casserole dish loaded with bread, eggs, ham, cheese, and veggies that will keep you full until lunchtime.
Quick and easy butter croissants are flaky, buttery, airy, and authentic, and are made in the fraction of the time using a special simplified technique. One of my favorite breakfast ideas at home.
There’s nothing better in the morning than thick, soft, fluffy blueberry pancakes, loaded with fresh berries, topped with butter, and soaked in maple syrup.
Make this easy make-ahead egg and potato breakfast casserole by simply combining all the ingredients into a casserole dish, pop it in the oven and let it do its thing.
This Berry Smoothie Bowl is the best way to start the day. It’s quick and easy to make, healthy, and packed with nutrients. Customize it with toppings!
Banana chocolate chip oatmeal muffins are a quick and easy breakfast or snack that you can meal prep and enjoy all week (or longer if you freeze them).
Coconut Maple Walnut Granola is easy to make from scratch with simple ingredients including 3 types of nuts. It's gluten-free, vegan and refined sugar-free!
Start your morning right and curb your hunger with a healthy and classic breakfast bagel with egg lettuce and tomato.
Flaky, fluffy, buttery, and soft, these easy homemade biscuits come together with only a handful of ingredients you already have at home.
Caprese Frittata is light and fluffy, laced with fresh basil and topped with melted mozzarella cheese and blistered balsamic tomatoes. Ready in 10 minutes!
Banana toast with granola and honey is the perfect, protein-packed meal, and it is ready in literally 5 minutes.
Thick and creamy homemade yogurt is so easy to make at home with just 2 ingredients, a heavy pot, and just a few minutes of actual hands on prep work.
Blueberry yogurt muffins are buttery, moist, soft, and cakey and bursting with blueberries in every single bite. They are super quick and easy to make.
No bake protein-packed breakfast energy bites are chewy, easy to make, delicious, and loaded with healthy nutrients. Perfect for breakfast or as a snack.
Tater Tot Casserole is classic comfort food that incorporates delicious layers of crispy tater tots, melted cheese and a creamy beef and vegetables mixture.
Brioche bread is a buttery, soft and pillowy pastry-like bread rich in flavour with a beautiful golden brown crust. Made with 20 minutes of prep work.
Nutella crepes with berries are sweet and indulgent. These French pancakes are an easy to make blender recipe that will have you craving breakfast all day.
The best egg salad sandwich is a quick and easy picnic classic loaded with perfect hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, a touch of dijon mustard and green onions.
Healthy mango yogurt smoothie is refreshing, delicious, and healthy. Loaded with tropical mangos and low-fat yogurt, it's the perfect breakfast on the go.
Healthy banana bread is delicious and moist and contains no refined sugar or butter. Quick and easy to make with 10 minutes prep and few pantry staples.
Quick and easy, homemade small batch strawberry jam is so simple to make in one pot with just 3 ingredients and no pectin. It's bright, sweet and addictive.
Avocado Toast with Egg is the perfect recipe to make for breakfast when you are short on time but looking for something delicious, healthy, and nutritious.
Soft fluffy applesauce pancakes is the best fall breakfast, loaded with leftover applesauce, hint of cinnamon, and a delicious caramel apple topping.
Healthy Apple Pie Fall Smoothie is quick and easy to make in minutes, delicious and nutritious, and tastes like apple pie — without the calories.
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Over 45 Breakfast Ideas for Kids for busy school mornings or weekends including eggs, pancakes and toast, oatmeal and granola, fruity smoothies, and more. One of our favorites are these mini pancakes.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup milk
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted + more for griddle
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- In a large mixing bowl, combine together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
- Add in together milk, melted butter, vanilla, and egg. Whisk together to combine, until just combined (It will still be lumpy, but do not overmix). If the batter is too thick, add in 1 tablespoon more milk, as needed.
- Coat a large frying pan or griddle with butter. Heat pan over medium heat and add pancake batter using a small cookie scoop or 1 tablespoon of batter. Add as many as fit in your pan or griddle.
- Cook the pancakes on both sides until small bubbles have begun to form on the surface and edges and the pancake is golden brown, about 45 seconds. Flip the pancake over and cook for another 45 seconds until the other side is also golden brown.
- Repeat until batter is used up. You may need to coat your pan with more butter as you keep cooking new batches.
- Serve on a plate with pats or butter, berries, and a drizzle of maple syrup.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
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