Start off the day with creative breakfast recipes that get the seal of approval from kids. These recipes are simple, easy to eat, and great for busy parents to serve to kids during busy mornings. When it comes to the first meal of the day, make it count by enticing picky eaters to venture out of their comfort zone and get the nutrients they need, like fiber, calcium, and protein to ensure that they leave the table with full tummies and are ready to take on the day.
Mini Fruit-and-Yogurt ParfaitsLight and healthy, single-serving Mini Fruit-and-Yogurt Parfaits combine granola, yogurt, pomegranate seeds, fresh pineapple, and blueberries, and are perfect for breakfast or a snack.
Here's a breakfast muffin you don't have to feel bad about. We opted for canola oil over butter, incorporated 50% white whole-wheat flour, and kept the added sugar low by leaning on the sweetness of ripe summer strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Peaches will be a welcome addition later in the season.
PB&J Stuffed Multigrain Pancakes
Peanut butter powder is the secret to adding intense nutty flavor (without a lot of fat) to these jam-stuffed pancakes.
Mexican Breakfast BurritosThis easy, satisfying breakfast is ideal for feeding kids on busy mornings. You can even let them assemble their own burritos!
Banana-Chocolate French ToastFor tough-to-please kids, try serving breakfast for dinner. Pair this dish with a mixed fruit cup to round out the meal.
Apple-Oatmeal MuffinsTreat kids to these Apple-Oatmeal Muffins for a breakfast-on-the-go or afternoon snack. These moist muffins are studded with fresh apples and applesauce, making it a favorite for everyone.
Sausage and Cheese Breakfast CasserolePrep 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.
Mini-CinnisTake 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 SmoothieThis 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.
French Toast BitesGive 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.
Eggs and Bacon Breakfast Pizza
Bacon and eggs, those American breakfast staples, go Italian in this quick pizza. Be careful not to overcook the eggs--you'll want to sop up the golden yolk with your crust.
Breakfast Pizza CupsAny 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.
Jam-Filled Poppy-Seed MuffinsBite into Jam-Filled Poppy-Seed Muffins to discover a colorful, sweet surprise inside.
Blueberry Oatmeal MuffinsShh, 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 PancakesMake 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.
Breakfast CookiesDid someone say 'cookie'? These grab-and-go breakfast bites taste indulgent, but they're made with whole wheat flour, nuts, and dried fruit. Drizzle them with a cranberry juice-flavored glaze.
Chocolate Chip WafflesChocolate Chip Waffles are kid-friendly and quick to make. Sarah Roe's sweet waffles will have everyone at the breakfast table asking for more!