Fun and Easy Kids Breakfast Ideas

Knives and forks optional for these morning meals

by Michaela Fulton | Fri, May 12, 2017

Dragging your sleepy heads out of bed in the morning can be tough, we know. But we're sure that you and your kids will be jumping out of bed once these super fun and easy breakfast ideas make an appearance in your morning routine.

Oatmeal Cups

Between getting yourself and your kids ready for school, fights with the hairbrush or searching for lost school books, it can often feel like you have little time for anything else. These oatmeal cups are full of nutrients, fiber and natural honey that makes for a nice change to regular oatmeal or breakfast cereals.

What you'll need:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp (5ml) vanilla
  • 1 banana, ripe and mashed
  • 1/4 cup (85g) honey or agave
  • 2 1/2 cups (225g) rolled oats
  • 1 tsp (5g) cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7.5g) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5g) salt
  • 1 1/4 cups (300ml) milk

See the recipe here.

Crustless Quiche

Super easy to whip up, this crustless quiche recipe will help you get through breakfast like breeze. With a base of scrambled eggs, cream and a touch of smoked paprika you can have these baking in the over whilst you finish getting ready to start the day. Just don't forget to set a timer!

What you'll need:

  • 10 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) milk
  • 4 green onions, chopped small
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Pinch of smoked paprika, optional 

See the recipe and more ingredient options here.

French Roast Roll-ups

While your regular French toast makes for a delicious breakfast, rolling up your eggy bread slices is a simple creative twist that will add an element of fun to eating it. What you decide to fill your roll-ups with lies entirely with you – or the requests of your little one. Mape syrup dip? Sure. Peanut butter and jelly? Absolutely. Banana with a HEAP of Nutella? Yes, yes and yes. 

What you'll need:

  • 8 slices white sandwich bread (the soft, fluffy type)
  • peanut butter, jelly, cream cheese, dulce de leche, cajeta or nutella
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • butter, for greasing the pan
  • maple syrup, for serving

See the recipe here.

Baby Banana Pancakes

Do you ever feel that your bananas ripen faster than you can say "lemon and sugar"? Then try out these babies for size. Pancakes are one of those dishes that can be eaten all year round and customized in many different ways so they'll never get boring! Simply mash up and throw in some of your ever-lingering bananas for these cute baby circles filled with fruity flavor.

What you'll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter, plus 3 tablespoons
  • 3 ripe bananas, cut into 1/3-inch slices

See the full recipe here.

Yogurt Parfait

At times, pancakes and French toast just won't cut it. Especially if you're steaming through the hot summer months. Enter the yogurt parfait, a cool summer breakfast that even your kids can make on their own. Eating from a glass of layered deliciousness full of cool yogurt, granola or muesli and fruit will leave them feeling that they're having dessert, not breakfast.

What you'll need:

  • 2 cups vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup granola
  • 8 blackberries or fruit of your choice

See the full recipe here.

Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Popsicles

If that bowl of yogurt is not doing much to erase the z's from above your head, take it a step further and shock your body awake with some ice cold yogurt pops. It will be as easy as one, two, three when all you need is your favorite yogurt, a handful of fruit and a swirl of honey to sweeten the deal. Pop them in the freezer the night before and you'll have a delightful cold awakening during the heat of summer.

What you'll need:

  • 2 cups blueberries, or fruit of your choice
  • 2 Tablespoons agave or honey
  • 2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt (or any flavor)

See the full recipe here.