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Kids Breakfast Recipes

Give kids a nutritious start to the day with these great kids breakfast recipes, including pancakes, french toast, oatmeal, granola, waffles, doughnuts, breakfast burritos, fruit cups and more.

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The warm aroma of cinnamon and brown sugar helps Terri McKitrick wake her family in Delafield, Wisconsin. Convenient toast sticks topped with granola, banana and whipped cream carry them through busy autumn days.
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Jazzed-Up French Toast Sticks

Jazzed-Up French Toast Sticks

Jazzed-Up French Toast Sticks

Store-bought French toast sticks are spread with strawberry cream cheese to make this fast breakfast fare. Anna Free of Bradner, Ohio serves the “stuffed” French toast with a citrusy fruit puree instead of regular syrup.

Chilly Melon Cups

Chilly Melon Cups

Chilly Melon Cups

"This cool treat is stored in the freezer so it's always handy," says field editor Katie Koziolek of Hartland, Minnesota." It's a great way to use what's left from a fruit platter or melon boat."

Sweet Potato-Cranberry Doughnuts

Sweet Potato-Cranberry Doughnuts

Sweet Potato-Cranberry Doughnuts

I grew up near Idaho where they're famous for "spudnuts," a donut made from mashed potatoes. I reworked a recipe to make it a real stand-out by using sweet potatoes flecked with cranberries. They make a tasty dessert, too! —Joni Hilton, Rocklin, California
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Waffles with Warm Strawberry Sauce

Waffles with Warm Strawberry Sauce

Waffles with Warm Strawberry Sauce

This warm and fruity sauce takes only minutes to make. It's a nice way to present frozen waffles or even pancakes and French toast. If you don't have cranberry juice, orange juice can be used.

Lance's Own French Toast

Lance's Own French Toast

Lance's Own French Toast

“When my son, Lance, helps me make this French toast, he knows what order to add the ingredients and even how much to measure out. It’s great for the whole family!” —Janna Steele, Magee, Mississippi

Dutch Cream Waffles

Dutch Cream Waffles

Dutch Cream Waffles

"My grandmother made these waffles in a waffle iron on a wood-burning stove," says Barbara Syme of Peoria, Arizona. "The crispy golden waffles are special to me because, 40 years ago, I served them to my husband the first night I cooked in our new house."

Peanut Butter Pancakes

Peanut Butter Pancakes

Peanut Butter Pancakes

"Pancakes are one of my husband's specialties," says Dorothy Pritchett of Wills Point, Texas. "So it's not unusual for him to wake me with those hot-from-the griddle cakes that get their delicious difference from peanut butter.

Tutti-Frutti Cups

Tutti-Frutti Cups

Tutti-Frutti Cups

Scooping up spoonfuls of this tangy slush is a tongue-tingling treat! The convenient single-serving cups burst with wholesome chunks of strawberries, bananas and more. "Feel free to mix in diet pop instead of the regular kind to make the tutti-frutti lower in calories," assures Holly Keithly of Lowell, Indiana. "It's just as yummy!"

Fruit Pancake Roll-Ups

Fruit Pancake Roll-Ups

Fruit Pancake Roll-Ups

Sweetened sour cream and fruit pie filling add flavor and richness to these pretty rolled pancakes from Wendy Moylan of Crystal Lake, Illinois. They're tasty for brunch...or dessert.

Fruity Oatmeal

Fruity Oatmeal

Fruity Oatmeal

"I never liked oatmeal until my mom found this wonderful combination of uncooked oats and fresh fruit," shares teenager Sarah Hunt of Everett, Washington. "Now I often make it myself for breakfast or an after-school snack."

Pineapple Oatmeal

Pineapple Oatmeal

Pineapple Oatmeal

Oatmeal for breakfast is a standard item, but I like to mix it up a bit. This version gets some natural sweetness from pinapple juice and tidbits. It is definitely worth trying!— Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts
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