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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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I have fond memories of my grandmother’s Yorkshire pudding wrapped around sausages, a puffy dish my kids called “The Boat.” Slather it with butter and maple syrup. —Susan Kieboam, Streetsboro, OH
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French Toast Waffles

French Toast Waffles

French Toast Waffles

I’m a from-scratch cook but also like shortcuts. Since we love French toast and waffles, I use a waffle iron to make a hybrid French toast. —Linda Martindale, Elkhorn, WI

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

Pecan Chocolate Waffles

Pecan Chocolate Waffles

Pecan Chocolate Waffles

If you like waffles and chocolate, this recipe is for you. These tender but crunchy waffles are great for breakfast, brunch or an after-dinner dessert. Instead of chocolate topping, top with berries and whipped cream or simply sprinkle with powdered sugar. —Agnes Golian, Garfield Heights, Ohio
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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.

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

Snackin' Granola

Snackin' Granola

Snackin' Granola

Granola's a popular treat with children, and this one couldn't be easier to prepare. I flavor it with lots of tasty good-for-you ingredients. It's perfect to send in bag lunches or to serve after school. I've also used it as an "in-the-car" treat when we take family vacations. —Marlene Mohr, Cincinnati, Ohio

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

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.

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!"

Gluten-Free Pancakes

Gluten-Free Pancakes

Gluten-Free Pancakes

I've made this recipe dozens of time since being diagnosed with Celiac disease. My kids like them best with chocolate chips (of course!) and maple syrup. &dmash;Kathy Rairigh, Milford, Indiana
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