10 Delicious Breakfast Ideas for Kids
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Whether your kids are adventurous eaters or have picky tastes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It fuels them for hours of fun, learning and healthy development. Check out these delicious breakfast ideas for kids that they — and you — will actually want to eat to stay full and prepared for whatever the day brings.
It’s hard to go wrong with a classic. Pancakes are an old favorite that you can customize with fruit, like blueberries, or chocolate chips. You can even get creative with your designs to make faces in the pancakes or shape them like hearts, pumpkins, dinosaurs and other favorites.
Some kids prefer the texture and crunch of waffles over pancakes. Plus, waffle squares are perfect for holding everyone’s favorite part of the meal — the syrup! Use a waffle iron to cook each waffle to perfection, whether you like them soft or with a crispier crust.
3. Egg Bites
There are dozens of ways to make eggs — scrambled, hard or soft-boiled, over easy, sunny side up. If you’re looking for convenience on the go while still getting enough protein in, egg bites are an excellent choice. Just combine eggs, cheese and your favorite veggies in a muffin tin and bake in the oven.
You can make egg bites ahead of time and warm them up in the morning so your little ones can eat them as they get ready or on the way to school.
Another way to enjoy eggs in the morning, omelets are a great family activity for a weekend morning. Set up an omelet bar so everyone can choose their favorite fillings — cheese, bacon, ham or turkey, peppers, tomatoes and whatever else sounds good!
5. Blueberry Muffins
Muffins are a classic sweet breakfast treat. Kids can savor a muffin at the table or grab one as they head out the door. Blueberry muffins are a tasty source of fruit in the morning. If blueberries aren’t a family favorite, you can switch it up it chocolate chips, banana or cinnamon muffins to ensure everyone is happy.
6. Cinnamon Rolls
You can’t go wrong with a warm cinnamon roll covered in delicious, melting icing. While these breakfast treats can be a little messy, they’re perfect for sweet mornings at home. Here’s a tip to take your cinnamon rolls to the next level — add some heavy cream to the pan before baking to make your rolls extra moist and fluffy!
7. Overnight Oats
These to-go oat cups are a perfect healthy breakfast for busy mornings. You can customize them with your kids’ favorite ingredients, but they often include oats, milk, yogurt, berries, bananas, strawberries, peanut butter and chocolate chips. Prepare them ahead of time in any cup or jar, then refrigerate overnight and grab them when it’s time to go.
8. Snack Plate
If you’re struggling with picky eaters in the morning, consider making a snack plate. Fill it with fruits like strawberries and bananas, apple slices, celery sticks with peanut butter, yogurt and even some eggs or toast.
Sometimes kids are more willing to drink their breakfast than eat it. If that’s the case in your household, try making breakfast smoothies with your family’s favorite fruits — think oatmeal, yogurt, banana, mango, strawberries and other exciting flavors.
On hot summer days, you can fill ice pop molds with your fruit mix and enjoy frozen smoothie pops all day long.
10. Breakfast Pizza
Pizza is a lunch and dinner favorite — so why not breakfast? Replace tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese with eggs and bacon. It’s a great meal to make together, letting your kids add their favorite breakfast toppings.
Make Breakfast the Best Meal of the Day
These breakfast ideas for kids are sure to make the first meal of the day the best. Get your kids off to a good start and they’ll be better prepared for whatever comes their way.