Are you bored of making the same old dishes for your kids? Well, you are just in luck. We have some interesting and delicious breakfast ideas for kids!!
Why is a good breakfast essential for kids?
Breakfast is seen as the most vital meal of the day because of its impact on the human body. It restores the body’s metabolism and blood glucose levels. The importance of a good breakfast is best conveyed in the famous proverb, “Breakfast like a king.”
A good breakfast is essential for kids as it supplies the energy required to perform the day’s activities. It has to contain a good amount of protein and carbohydrates.
Skipping breakfast affects both the emotional and cognitive health of kids. Studies have stated that skipping breakfast affects children’s performance at school.
Due to our hectic mornings, preparing a wholesome breakfast could be an arduous task.
Here are some healthy breakfast ideas for kids that can be prepared without any hustle.
Oats is a nutritious cereal that contains a good amount of protein, vitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates and is an ideal breakfast for kids.
This quick and easy breakfast recipe saves a lot of time and is ideal for busy mornings. It can be prepared the previous night and served for breakfast the next day.
Here’s an interesting overnight oats recipe that would be perfect for a kid’s breakfast. According to availability, the fruits and other flavoring ingredients used in the recipe can be easily replaced with seasonal fruits.
Avocado Kiwi Overnight oats
For this recipe, take 1/2 cup of oats in a bowl and add 1/2 cup milk, 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, 1/4 teaspoons of vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon of chia seeds, and 1/4 tsp of cinnamon powder.
Drizzle 2 tablespoons of honey and mix the ingredients well. Then add 1/4 cup of chopped avocado and kiwi to the mixture. Leave it in the refrigerator overnight and serve it the next day with a topping of cereal and honey.
This is another easy and nutritious recipe that can be prepared using oats. For this recipe, put a cup of rolled oats in a blender.
Blend the mixture for a few seconds and transfer it to a bowl. Add 3/4 cup of milk, 1 whole banana, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, and salt as required. Top the blended mixture with chocolate chips and bake it in the oven.
Muffins are an all-time favorite snack for kids. Muffins become more exciting when they are prepared with healthy ingredients like oats. It also becomes an excellent breakfast for kids.
To make oatmeal muffins, take a banana in a bowl and mash it until it becomes a paste. Add sugar for sweetness and mix the two ingredients well. Then add 1/3 cup of milk and 2 tablespoons of ghee.
Mix them till the ingredients blend. Then add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/3 cup of whole wheat flour, 1/3 cup of oats, 3/4 teaspoon of baking powder, and mix well. Transfer the batter into muffin molds and bake in a preheated oven for about 15 minutes at 180C.
Did you know that the French toast was called lost bread in France as it was initially made using stale bread for economic reasons?
French toast is a trendy breakfast across the world. It serves as an ideal breakfast for kids and the whole family.
For the French toast batter, beat two eggs in a bowl and 1/4 cup of milk, 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1/4 tsp of cinnamon powder, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients till they blend well.
To prepare the French toast, take a frying pan and add a good amount of butter and vegetable oil. Once it gets hot, dip a slice of thick bread in the French toast batter and coat it well on both sides.
Then place the bread on the pan and toast the bread till it reaches a golden-brown color on both sides.
Kids tend to get attracted to commercial granola bars, often loaded with sugar and unhealthy. What could be more fun than making your breakfast bars?
Here’s one such recipe that would serve as a wonderful breakfast for kids.
This recipe requires 4 oats, 1/2 cup of shredded unsweetened coconut, 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour, and 1/3 cup of brown sugar.
Put all these ingredients in a bowl and mix them well. In a separate bowl, take 1/2 cup of vegetable oil and add 1/2 cup of honey and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Mix the wet ingredients separately and add them to the dry ingredients mixture. Then add 1 cup of dried cherries or chocolate chips or nuts or raisins according to your interest.
Once the granola bar mixture is ready, pour it onto the baking tray and flatten the mixture. Bake it in the oven at 325C for 40 minutes and then allow it to cool for 10 minutes. Your granola bars are ready to be served!
Cookies have always been a sought-after snack for kids. Here’s one such cookie recipe that can be served to kids for breakfast.
What about cookies loaded with nutrients and filling and can be given for kids’ breakfast without any hesitation? It sounds amazing.
Chocolate breakfast cookies
For this recipe, mash 2 ripe bananas and add them to a bowl. Then add 1 tablespoon of honey or maple syrup and mix well.
In a separate bowl, take 1 cup of rolled oats and add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon of flaxseed, and 1 tablespoon of chia seeds. Mix the dry ingredients well and add them to the banana and honey mixture. Mix everything well.
Divide the cookie dough into small portions and place them on a baking tray. Bake them for 12 minutes at 160C. Once they cool down, you can serve them for breakfast.
Eggs are a perfect source of protein and vitamins. Studies have shown that the consumption of eggs for breakfast is a healthier option. As it is rich in protein, it would be more filling for kids when compared to other breakfast options.
Here are some breakfast ideas that would be ideal for your kid’s breakfast.
This egg recipe is a time saver indeed! To make hard-boiled eggs, boil the eggs in hot water for about 8 minutes. It is one of the easy breakfast ideas.
Once they cool down, remove the eggshells and cut each egg into two halves. Then sprinkle some salt and pepper on the eggs and serve them for breakfast.
You can also try making a popsicle using a hard-boiled egg. All you need to do is poke a breadstick into the bottom of the egg. You can make the recipe more exciting for kids by adding a topping like a grated carrot.
For this recipe, crack two eggs in a bowl and add a pinch of salt and pepper. Beat all the ingredients till they combine well.
Then pour the egg mixture onto a frying pan and allow it to cook for a few minutes. You can either directly serve it as an omelet or break the cooked egg into small pieces and serve it as scrambled eggs.
Kids tend to love attractive desserts all the time. They are loaded with nutrients too! With aesthetically layered ingredients, Yogurt parfaits might be your kids’ favorite breakfast.
Here is a yogurt parfait recipe that kids would love to have for breakfast.
For this recipe, you will need 1 cup of yogurt, 1/2 cup of oats, and 1 cup of raspberries and blueberries.
Add two or layers of all the ingredients, starting with the yogurt and oats and then the berries. You can always use other fruits like mango to substitute the berries.
Chia seeds are a fantastic source of protein, Omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and fiber content. They provide innumerable benefits to the human body. They can be easily incorporated into many breakfast options like smoothies and oatmeal.
Here’s an exciting breakfast recipe with chia seeds for kids.
For this recipe, take 2 cups of yogurt in a bowl and add 6 tablespoons of chia seeds to it. Let the chia seeds soak in the yogurt for about 30 minutes till they swell up. In a separate bowl, take 2 bananas and mash them into a fine paste.
Then, add the yogurt-chia seeds mixture to the mashed banana, and mix the ingredients well. You can add water to adjust the consistency, and the chia pudding is ready to be served. The pudding can be served plain or topped with your kids’ favorite fruits and nuts.
Pancakes are yet another irresistible delicacy for kids. Pancakes can be made more nutritious by making a few twists in the traditional pancake recipe. The best way to do it is by adding in your kid’s favorite fruits and nuts.
Here is one such pancake recipe that is both nutritious and delicious.
Oats and banana pancakes
Roast 1 cup of oats and blend it into a fine powder for this recipe. Take the roasted oat powder in a bowl and add 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour. Then add 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder, 1 teaspoon of salt, and baking soda to the bowl.
Mix the dry ingredients well. Then add 4 tablespoons of yogurt, 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence, 1 mashed ripe banana, 1 egg, and 1 cup of milk to the dry ingredient mixture. Mix all the ingredients till they combine well. Your pancake batter is now ready.
Heat a pan and put 1 tablespoon of butter on it. Then pour a generous ladle of pancake batter. When one side gets cooked, flip the pancake and cook till both sides turn golden brown.
The healthy pancakes are now ready to be served for breakfast. You can top it with any of your kid’s favorite toppings. It could be maple syrup, honey, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, fresh cream, or fresh fruits.
Avocado is a versatile fruit easily added to any other breakfast recipe. You can use it to make a smoothie, as a spread on sandwiches and burgers, etc. Avocados are loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, potassium, and many other essential nutrients for your kids’ health.
Here’s an easy peasy breakfast recipe using avocados.
This recipe requires 1 ripe avocado, 2 slices of bread, 1 tablespoon of butter, a pinch of black pepper, and salt. Scoop the flesh of the avocado and mash it well. Put 1 tablespoon of butter in a pan and toast the bread slices till they turn golden brown.
Assembling the ingredients in the right order is all that is left! Place the toasted bread slices on a plate and add the mashed avocado. Sprinkle some black pepper and salt on it, and the nutritious avocado toast is ready to be served for your kid’s breakfast.
This is another brilliant recipe for your kid’s breakfast. Beat two eggs in a bowl. Heat a saucepan and add 1 tablespoon of butter to it. Pour in the egg mixture and cook it for a few seconds. Then add some shredded cheese on top of it and allow it to melt.
Once it melts, place a tortilla on top of it. After a few seconds, flip it and add shredded cheese to the other side. Then place a tortilla on top of it and cook it for a minute. The delicious breakfast quesadillas are now ready to be served!
Breakfast cereal is a very popular breakfast option across the world. It is the ideal breakfast for busy mornings. However, store-bought breakfast cereal isn’t a healthy option for kids as they are highly processed and loaded with sugar. Here’s a quick breakfast cereal recipe that is simple yet highly nutritious.
This recipe requires 1/4 cup of berries, finely chopped fruit, or dried fruit. You could use apples, bananas, strawberries, etc. You can also add 1/4 cup of finely chopped nuts like almonds and walnuts.
Take the fruits and nuts in a bowl and add 1/2 cup of cornflakes, 3/4 cup of milk, and 1 teaspoon of honey. Gently mix all the ingredients, and your kid’s breakfast cereal is ready to be served.
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber. They are also rich in antioxidants that aid in maintaining gut health, vision, immune system, etc. Here is an exciting breakfast recipe using sweet potatoes for kids.
Sweet potato toast
For this recipe, cut the sweet potato into thick slices and put them in a bowl. Drizzle some oil on the sweet potatoes and add a pinch of salt and pepper.
Mix all the ingredients. Then transfer the sweet potatoes onto a baking sheet and bake them at 400C for 30 minutes. These toasted sweet potatoes are freezer friendly and can be stored for a week.
You can add any topping for the dressing per your kid’s liking. You could apply a layer of almond butter on top of the toast and place fruits like strawberries and bananas on top of them.
This is yet another time-saver that tastes delicious and is loaded with nutrients, making it one of the best breakfast recipes for kids.
It is said that the best time to consume fruit is in the morning. The enzymes and fiber provided by fruits act as a fantastic detox.
A fresh fruit salad is one of the easy and delicious breakfast ideas for kids. You can also make a nutritious salad bowl using cottage cheese and fresh fruits.
Smoothies are a blessing in disguise for parents with picky toddlers. It is the best way to ensure that your kid consumes a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, and nuts.
Since store-bought smoothies are high in added sugar, homemade smoothies are the best breakfast option for your kids.
Here is a smoothie recipe that kids would enjoy.
Dates Banana smoothie
Blend 1 ripe banana, 1/4 cup of dates, 3/4 cup of milk, and 1/4 cup of nuts of your child’s interest. Transfer the smoothie into a clear glass.
To make your kid’s breakfast a visual delight, you can drizzle some chocolate syrup, strawberry syrup, or maple syrup on top of the smoothie!
You can also make your smoothies dairy-free by substituting regular milk with almond milk, coconut milk, etc.
Donuts are an all-time favorite snack for kids. However, commercial donuts are often deep-fried and loaded with sugar, making them an unhealthy option for a kid’s breakfast. Here is a baked donut recipe that you can serve for your kid’s breakfast without any guilt.
In a bowl, take 1 cup of flour and add 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg, and a pinch of salt. Mix all the dry ingredients. Mix the wet ingredients well. In a separate bowl, take 1/2 cup of milk, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients bowl and mix it well. Then, transfer the donut batter onto a greased donut pan, and bake it at 350C for about 10 minutes.
Put 1/2 cup of powdered sugar in a bowl for the sugar glaze. Add 2 tablespoons of milk, 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla essence, and a pinch of salt. Finally, coat the baked donut with sugar glaze and serve it for breakfast.
And there you go, a complete list of delicious recipes for the perfect breakfast menu for kids.