17 Easy and Healthy Breakfast Recipes For Kids
In order to nourish their growing minds and bodies, it is imperative that children begin each day with a filling and nutritious breakfast. But when your mornings look like an overwhelming, hectic explosion of trying to get things done before the day officially starts, you might feel as though there is hardly any time to stand in the kitchen and cook breakfast for the family. So, instead of waking up even earlier to make sure your children get the necessary nutrition first thing in the morning, we’ve compiled a list of 17 easy and quick breakfast recipes to make with them or for them that will satisfy their hungry bellies and nourish their minds for a happy and healthy day.
Almond Butter Bars With Chia Seeds
Jam-packed with nutrients, protein, and healthy fats, these almond butter bars are a healthy way for your little one to start their day. They are easy to take on-the-go and can be made gluten-free and dairy-free, depending on your family’s dietary restrictions.
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Nuts and Seeds Granola
Easy to make with little helpers, this recipe for nuts and seeds granola is not only nutrient-rich – packed with fiber, protein, and a multitude of vitamins and minerals – but travel-friendly, too. Make sure your child is not allergic to nuts before trying this recipe.
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Instant Pot Egg Bites
For soft and creamy eggs without any fuss, try out these delicious instant pot egg bites. With just four ingredients, they’re the perfect protein addition to the family breakfast table and can be made with various veggies and toppings for added nutrients.
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Vegan Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes
Eggless and dairy-free, these vegan pumpkin pancakes are a healthy and delicious way to start any cozy fall morning. Made with whole wheat or gluten-free flour, baking soda in place of eggs, and coconut oil, these pancakes are great for kids with dietary restrictions or allergies.
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This educational blog post demonstrates four ways to make avocado toast. Nutrient-dense and a great source of healthy fat, avocado on whole wheat or gluten-free toast topped with eggs or a mix of veggies can provide a hearty breakfast meal for everyone in the family in no time.
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Fluffy and just slightly sweet, these banana pancakes are made with ingredients that you might already have in your kitchen. Tip: use extra-ripe bananas, and omit the added sugar, and swap the butter with coconut oil for an even healthier stack.
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Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies
These pumpkin breakfast cookies are quick to make and deceivingly healthy enough to eat for breakfast. Jam-packed with fiber and nutrients from the oats, pecans, and pumpkin, these breakfast cookies will satisfy and nourish your little ones.
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How to Make Scrambled Eggs
This tutorial demonstrates how to make fluffy, creamy scrambled eggs, cooked to perfection. These eggs, whether served as a side or as the main dish, provide a hearty boost of protein to begin your child’s day.
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Soft and Chewy Apple Oatmeal Cookies
How would your little ones feel about cookies for breakfast? These soft and chewy apple oatmeal cookies are packed with nutrients, all while looking like a delicious dessert. While the recipe calls for brown sugar, you can swap it out for a natural sweetener like coconut sugar for a healthier cookie. These can also be made in large batches and frozen for future snacking.
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Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
Rich in protein and fiber from the oats, this apple cinnamon baked oatmeal recipe is a healthy breakfast option that requires very little fuss in the kitchen. The recipe is free of refined sugar, flour, and oil, and can be made in large batches – to be stored in the fridge for one week or the freezer for up to seven months – for a quick breakfast on-the-go.
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Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
These peanut butter banana chocolate chip muffins are a superquick and healthy breakfast option for your kiddos. This recipe calls for only one bowl, no mixer, and goes from prep to oven in just five minutes. Bonus: there’s no butter or oil added to this recipe.
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Healthy Strawberry Pancakes
These healthy strawberry pancakes are made with 100 percent whole grains and come together completely in a blender for easy clean up. They are oil-free and can be made vegan by replacing the eggs with flax seed.
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Homemade Granola Bars
No-bake and vegan, these chewy homemade granola bars are the perfect breakfast treat to make ahead of time for your little ones. This recipe comes together in just one bowl and, after being pressed into a square or rectangular pan, is refrigerated to healthy perfection.
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Pumpkin Oatmeal Cups
Oats are the nutrient-rich star of the show in this recipe for pumpkin oatmeal cups. Requiring just 15 minutes to prep and an additional 15 to bake, serve up a delicious and easy breakfast treat in just 30 minutes. These oatmeal cups can be made in a big batch and stored in the fridge for seven days or in the freezer for up to three months.
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Whole Wheat Banana Muffins With Chocolate Chips
Hearty and healthy, this whole wheat banana muffins recipe uses whole wheat flour and ripe bananas to nourish your little ones and satisfy their hungry bellies first thing in the morning. If your kiddos aren’t fond of chocolate, you can customize this recipe by switching out the chocolate chips for blueberries, or another berry of your choice.
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Healthy Baby Muffins and Toddler Muffins
These healthy baby and toddler muffins are easy to make with wholesome ingredients like vegetables, whole grains, beans, and are sweetened with fruit only. They’re supersoft and moist and can be made in a range of flavors from sweet to savory, with a lot of nutrition in one little muffin.
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Healthy Chocolate Chip Pancakes
These healthy chocolate chip pancakes serve a nutritious twist on a breakfast classic. They are refined-sugar-free and can be made vegan by substituting eggs with flax seed. The unsweetened cocoa powder gives them an even richer chocolatey flavor.
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