5 Easy, Kid Approved, Breakfast Recipes

Make Breakfast Time Simple

Kids can be picky eaters, and sometimes it’s quite the struggle to figure out what they will actually eat, other than cereal. My kids love these recipes, all of them are simple enough to make, that they (8 & 10 year olds), can make them too! Plus they’re all healthy, made without processed ingredients, or added sugar, which is a big bonus to us parents!

1. Eggs in a Basket

Eggs in a basket image from Food.com
Yield: 4 Servings
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

Whole Grain Bread | 4 Slices

Butter 4 | Tablespoons

Large Eggs | 4

Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

  1. First – Cut the holes
  2. Spread both sides of the bread evenly with the butter. 
  3. Using a 3-inch round cutter (or small lid, or just a knife), cut a circle out of the center of each piece of bread and set aside.
  4. Next – Cook the eggs and bread
  5. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot.
  6. Add a little bit of butter, melt the butter to cover the pan. 
  7. Place the bread, including the cutout circles, in a single layer in the pan. 
  8. Crack an egg into the hole in each slice of bread and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. 
  9. Let the egg cook until it just begins to turn opaque (appx. 2-3 minutes).
  10. With a spatula, carefully turn the bread and egg over together. 
  11. Continue to cook until the yolk is still runny, but the white is cooked through, (about 30 more seconds). 
  12. Turn the cutout circles as well, cooking them until nicely browned on both sides.
  13. Finally Serve the eggs
  14. Using the spatula, slide each one onto a plate. 
  15. Enjoy by dipping the bread in to the egg yolk. 

Special Diet Information

Use Gluten Free Bread to make this a gluten free recipe.  I like Promise Gluten Free Bread. https://www.promiseglutenfree.com/ – I buy mine at Costco.

2. Berry and Yogurt Parfait

Yogurt and Berry Parfait
Yield: 1 Parfait
Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

Greek Vanilla Yogurt | 1 cup or 1 container (appx 6oz)

Mixed Berries | 1/3 cup

Granola | 3 Tablespoons

Directions

  1. First Layer the Parfait
  2. Spoon the yogurt into the bottom of an individual bowl or parfait glass. 
  3. Spoon the berries in an even layer onto the yogurt
  4. Top with granola
  5. Serve the Parfait
  6. Serve cold with a spoon for digging into all the layers

Special Diet Information

Choose gluten free granola for gluten free option

3. Yummy Crockpot Oatmeal

Yield: 4 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: overnight

Ingredients

Steel-cut Oatmeal | 1 cup

Water | 4 Cups

Flax meal or seeds | ¼ Cup

Cinnamon | A few dashes

Directions

  • Before bedtime, place oats and water in crock pot, then set heat on low to cook overnight.
  • In the morning add flaxseeds/meal.
  • Serve with milk of your choice or a bit of honey for added sweetness.

Special Diet Information

For gluten free, be sure to check your oats, there are many gluten free options available.  For added flavor you could add craisins, raisins, dried blueberries, walnuts, and/or slivered almonds.

Fruity Smoothie

Fruit Smoothie
Yield: 4
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

Frozen Blueberries or mixed berries | 1 Cup

Banana | 1

Plain or Vanilla Greek Yogurt | 1 Cup

Honey | 1 Tablespoon

Milk of choice | 2 Cups

Directions

Add all ingredients into blender and blend into a smooth consistency

Special Diet Information

Gluten Free – additional add-ins optional: flaxseed, coconut oil, spinach, protein powder

5. Banana Pancakes

Yield: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Bananas (overripe) | 2

Eggs | 2

Milk | ½ cup

Cinnamon | 1 teaspoon

Vanilla Extract | 1 teaspoon

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients, smashing bananas into a pudding like consistency.
  • Over medium-heat, lightly grease non-stick skillet or griddle.
  • Use a ½ measuring cup to pour batter onto warm skillet.
  • Turn pancakes after approximately 3 minutes or until lightly brown.
  • Serve with maple syrup or topping of your choice.

Special Diet Information

These are gluten free

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