Kid-Approved Breakfast Recipes

Start off the day with creative breakfast recipes that got the seal of approval from our panel of kid judges.

  • The Critics Weigh In

    The Critics Weigh In

    Kids ruled the kitchen at MyRecipes when we brought in a panel of boys and girls ages 4 to 11 and asked them to taste, rate, and critique the following recipes.
    Whether savory or sweet, these breakfast recipes passed the test. And what made them a hit? Each recipe was kid-size and easy to eat – no forks or knives required!

  • Quick Breakfast Burritos
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Quick Breakfast Burritos

    This easy, satisfying breakfast is ideal for feeding kids on busy mornings. You can even let them assemble their own burritos!
  • Banana-Chocolate French Toast
    Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Banana-Chocolate French Toast

    For tough-to-please kids, try serving breakfast for dinner. Pair this dish with a mixed fruit cup to round out the meal.
  • Mama's Mini-Cinnis

    Mini-Cinnis

    Take refrigerated crescent rolls, add some pantry staples, and what you've got are mini cinnis with a homemade spin that both kids and grown-ups will enjoy. The kids all agreed that a glass of cold milk would complete this breakfast treat.
  • Sunshine Smoothie
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Sunshine Smoothie

    This slightly sweet, thick drink is a great snack or part of breakfast. You can also freeze it in ice pop molds for a refreshing and nutritious frozen treat.
  • Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
    Oxmoor House

    Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

    Prep this the night before for an easy breakfast or brunch. You could bake this in a large casserole dish, but kids will feel special when presented with their own individual ramekins of cheesy, eggy goodness.
  • French Toast Bites
    Photo: Leigh Beisch

    French Toast Bites

    Give your crew the kid-friendly version of traditional French toast. These crispy bites are easy to eat and easy to make (only five ingredients and five minutes cooking time)—just right for your busy family.
  • Breakfast Pizza Cups

    Breakfast Pizza Cups

    Any time you can add the word "pizza" to a kid's meal, it's bound to be a success. And this one was no exception, receiving the highest rating from our judges. Packed with healthy alternatives such as egg substitute and ground turkey sausage, you will love it just as much as your little ones. "It's a better way to eat eggs," says Jalen, 11.
  • Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
    Photo: Jan Smith

    Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

    Shh, don't tell the kids these muffins are good for them! The fresh fruit and whole grains make for a filling breakfast that can be eaten at the table or on the way to school. And judge Anna Leigh, 9, suggested substituting strawberries for the blueberries.
  • Peanut Butter Pancakes
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Peanut Butter Pancakes

    Make your everyday pancakes a little more exciting by adding peanut butter as a flavor alternative. And nothing would be better on this finger food (our judges wasted no time with utensils) than jam or jelly in place of regular maple syrup.
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