15 Super-Cute Breakfasts (That Are Super-Easy to Make)
Breakfast is served! From decked-out donuts to cheesy quesadillas, even picky eaters won't be able to resist these fun breakfast ideas for kids.
Somewhere over the rainbow are these magical multi-colored waffles. Who doesn’t want breakfast in the morning when it’s topped with whipped cream and sprinkles? (For healthier ways to eat the rainbow, check out our most colorful recipes.)
Silly Breakfast Toast Faces
Talk about toast with a ‘tude! Channel your inner Picasso to whip up this silly breakfast toast. Start with whole-grain bread, slather with hummus (here’s how to make your own), then create hair, eyes and a mouth out of sliced veggies. So fun and healthy! While you’re at it, check out these fun food ideas that you can use for more than just breakfast, too.
Pear-Berry Breakfast TartsWhen my kids were small, I could never get pancakes on the table while they were all still hot. Then I got the idea for these breakfast tarts. They're a good and simple recipe for any busy family. —Joan Elbourn, Gardner, Massachusetts
This sweet banana-and-cereal sushi will have you rolling into Monday morning like a parenting pro. (Pun intended!) Kids always want to eat what you’re eating, so they’ll love the chance to have “grown up” food for breakfast. Eat some cereal-coated sushi with them—you’ll set a good example and encourage them to eat breakfast, too.
Apple Fruit Donuts
No empty calories or sugar crash here. Trick your kids into thinking they’re having dessert for breakfast by frosting these adorable apple “donuts.” A shmear of cream cheese atop a thick apple slice looks like the real thing! Use food coloring and sparkly sprinkles to make them extra pretty.
Sausage and Hashbrown Breakfast PizzaPizza for breakfast? Kids of all ages will love making—and munching—this hearty meal-in-one made with convenient crescent rolls and frozen hash browns. It's even great for camping! —Rae Truax, Mattawa, Washington
Carrot Cake Smoothie
Do you have a child that doesn’t like to eat breakfast? What about drinking it? A refreshing sip like this creamy carrot cake smoothie could be exactly what they’re craving. It’s filled with antioxidants thanks to the carrots and banana, it also has protein-packed Greek yogurt, which will keep your kiddo full until lunch.
Breakfast Yogurt Popsicles
A boring bowl of cereal becomes a lot more appealing when you transform it into a pretty popsicle like this. Kids will feel like they’re breaking all the rules by having “ice cream” for breakfast, while you’ll rest easy knowing they’re getting plenty of protein and calcium.
French Toast Sausage Roll-Ups
Maybe your kid refuses to sit at the table for breakfast but will eat in the car. Or maybe they tend to oversleep and there’s no time for a real meal. All is not lost! For a grab-and-go breakfast that tastes even better than it looks, make these sweet and savory roll-ups ahead of time. All you have to do is toss them in a baggie and dash out the door.
Baked Pancake Muffins
Pancakes are a favorite among many kids, but whipping up fresh flapjacks on a busy morning is nearly impossible. Bake a big batch of these mini muffins the weekend before so the family can eat them all week long. You can use boxed Bisquick or try your hand at making pancake mix from scratch with this simple recipe.
Bacon, Egg & Cheese Quesadillas
Bacon makes everything better! Toss it in these cheesy, crunchy quesadillas for a Mexican-inspired breakfast. To boost your kids’ vegetable intake (without them realizing it), add chopped spinach or pieces of broccoli. (Don’t miss these sneaky ways to eat more vegetables at any meal.)
Bagel Fruit Pizzas
This isn’t your average pizza bagel. Swap the tomato sauce for cream cheese and the shredded mozzarella for slices of fresh fruit to make these fresh bagel bites.
Pro Tip: Kids love having a say in what they’re eating, so lay out all the topping options and let them build their own bagels. For any chefs-in-the-making, make one of these kid-friendly recipes.
Stuffed PB&J French Toast KabobsI turned peanut butter and jelly into French toast. Cut up and skewer these nifty sandwiches. You win the crown for creative parent of the year. Check out my blog, nibblesbynic.com, for more fun food ideas. —Nicole Meyer, Roslyn, New York
Skip the drive-thru and make this copycat version of the classic McDonald’s Egg McMuffin. Stack Canadian bacon, melty American cheese and egg in between a toasted English muffin to recreate everyone’s favorite fast food breakfast.
Prep these before the kids wake up, and they won’t even know that the Egg McMuffins came from Mom’s kitchen and not Mickey D’s!
The only thing that makes eating cinnamon rolls even more fun? Twisting them into sugary spirals like this. The entire cooking process takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish so they’re perfect when you’re pressed for time. Don’t forget the side of frosting for dipping, of course!