Easy Breakfast Ideas for Kids

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Breakfast is usually a struggle for me. My daughter likes to eat as soon as she wakes up, before a sip of coffee has even touched my lips! Easy breakfasts are a must around here! (I also delegate breakfast to my husband so I can sip my coffee in peace… #momhack).

My almost two year old has recently been on an egg strike. We can easily fall into the habit of only giving her items that she likes, so I have to constantly remind myself to put them on her plate. I’d like to encourage you to do the same! I’m all for dry cereal and frozen waffles, but try to keep a good rotation going so that’s not the only items your kids will eat. (Avery would eat a dozen bananas every morning if I let her!)

Breakfast Staples

As I mentioned before, breakfast doesn’t always have to be some extravagant meal. Here are some of the simple items that I like to keep on hand so my mornings go more smoothly!

We love these Rolled Oats from Trader Joe’s! They are affordable and great for using in recipes too. I love making my 3-ingredient banana pancakes with them!
Spinach – Add to everything for a veggie boost!
Frozen Waffles: We rotate through a couple different brands, but really like Van’s or Trader Joe’s. I like them to be whole grain, sometimes gluten-free (for my husband) and usually blueberry!
Nobody has time to make hashbrowns from scratch! I love Sprouts bc they are organic & have no added ingredients.
We skip the Cherrios and opt for this organic Purely O’s.
Add nut butters to almost anything for extra protein: toast, waffles, smoothies, yogurt, etc.
This is our favorite preserves! It’s from Trader Joe’s & is low in sugar.
  • Frozen fruit
  • Rolled Oats and Steel Cut Oats
  • Spinach or Kale: Toss it in anything you can! Pancakes, muffins, eggs, or smoothies. I love a veggie boost first thing in the morning
  • Ground Flaxseed: This is another one that I like to add to everything!
  • Yogurt: Under two, stick to full fat whole milk yogurt. Preferablly plain with no added sugars. If you kiddo isn’t a fan, try adding in fresh or frozen fruit or even a berry compote.
  • Cereal: Let’s be real, everyone needs a good cereal on hand. I usually use ours to buy myself some time while making the main course. Serve it up with some tongs or a spoon for some sorting fun (and extra time in the kitchen!)
  • Meats: Turkey bacon, chicken sausage, hot dogs, sausage patties, ground sausage. There are tons of options!
  • Almond butter & Jelly: toppings for toast, waffles, crepes, or mix into smoothies & yogurt!

Easy Breakfast Ideas

Blueberry muffin, scrambled eggs & oranges
Steel cut oats with blueberries & bananas
Pumpkin oatmeal, morning round, & bananas
Crepes with peanut butter, blueberries, & bananas
French toast with strawberries & yogurt
Acai bowl or smoothie

Fruit-Based

3-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Acai Bowls

Blueberry Steel Cut Oatmeal Pucks (Freezer Friendly!)

Pumpkin Steel Cut Oatmeal (Freezer Friendly!)

Yogurt with fruit and granola or hemp hearts

Peanut Butter & Banana Crepes

Paleo Pancakes

Raisin bread with fresh fruit and yogurt

Coconut Waffles

English Muffin with Peanut Butter and Jelly

Muffins

Here are some of our favorite muffin recipes!

Almond Butter and Jelly Muffins by Running with Spoons

Healthy Blueberry Muffins by Well Plated

Whole Grain Hulk Muffins by Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Whole-Wheat Carrot Applesauce Muffins by 100 Days of Real Food

Broccoli egg fritters, potatoes, & strawberries
Egg cup, sausage patty with cheese, ham deli meat
Scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, turkey bacon, strawberries & yogurt
Scrambled eggs, ketchup, toast, ground turkey sausage
Cauliflower fried rice with egg & hot dogs

Eggs and More!

Egg and Cheese Quesadilla

Broccoli Egg Cups by The Natural Nuturer

Beef Enchilada Hash Brown Casserole

Ham and Cheese Croissants

Egg Fritters

Egg Frittata

Egg Casseroles

Hashbrown Cups

Omelettes

Egg “crepes”

This list is still growing so check back again soon!

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