25 Easy, Kid-Friendly Breakfasts

Making sure that your little ones are full and fueled is no small task — but that doesn’t mean you have to rely on cold cereal, toaster pastries and frozen waffles every morning. These recipes will help you serve up the most important meal of the day, without breaking a sweat.

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Yogurt and Fruit Parfaits

It doesn’t get any easier than this. Rachael layers fruit, yogurt and granola together for a kid-friendly breakfast that’s ready in just 5 minutes.

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Two-Ingredient Easy Banana Pancakes

With just two ingredients and 25 minutes needed, there’s no excuse for skipping breakfast! Pro tip: break out the nonstick skillet for these pancakes, it will save you from having to add any fat or cooking spray to your pan.

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Strawberry Bruschetta

This sweet, simple breakfast comes together with just 4 ingredients. If caramelized strawberries feel too grown-up for your kiddos, simply top with fresh, sliced strawberries instead. Other variations? Spread the toast with nut butter or top the berries with a dollop of vanilla Greek yogurt.

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Overnight Oats

If you’re always rushed in the morning, try making breakfast the night before. With overnight oats it’s as simple as stirring and layering a few ingredients and then popping the jars into the refrigerator. Best of all, they’re customizable so everyone can have exactly what they like in theirs.

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Apple Granola Stackers

Even the pickiest eaters will love this sweet, nutty breakfast. And, if you cut the apples in advance, the rest of the recipe is easy enough to make that your little ones can help.

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Healthy Blueberry-Carrot Muffins

We weren’t afraid to include some healthy fat in these fruit-and-veggie muffins. The coconut oil adds richness and keeps the muffins tender, so the recipe is delicious — even with less sweetener.

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Cloud Eggs

Move over poached and so long over-easy — there’s an even happier way to eat eggs. Say hello to these puffy, whipped whites and their sunshine yolk centers. Serve on toast for the perfect start to your day.

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Kale-Banana Breakfast Pops

If you’re having trouble getting your little ones to eat green veggies, try serving them green smoothie-inspired ice pops for breakfast. These banana- and maple-sweetened ones are hiding a whole bunch of kale!

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Hawaiian Roll Cinnamon Rolls

Weekends call for special treats, like cinnamon rolls for breakfast. But who has the time to wait make (and wait for) yeast-risen dough? This shortcut recipe does away with the homemade dough — and replaces it with store-bought Hawaiian sweet rolls. What could be easier?!

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Green Eggs and Ham Pizza

Pizza for breakfast shouldn’t mean eating a cold, leftover slice —especially when these egg-topped pizzas are so easy to make. Store-bought pesto and pizza dough help cut down the prep time, too.

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Pancake and Sausage on a Stick

Molly brings a classic sweet-and-salty combo together with her pancake-dipped sausages. Like a corn dog (but much more breakfast appropriate), these deep-fried treats are delicious and totally kid-approved.

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Mini Fruit Kebabs with Blueberry Yogurt Dip

This good-for-you breakfast is made with just a few ingredients: fruit, Greek yogurt, honey and vanilla bean. Even better, blueberries (which are on the kebabs and blended into the yogurt dip) and packed with antioxidants and health benefits.

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Peanut Butter Granola Bars

This is a great recipe when you’re looking for a make-ahead, grab-and-go option. Bake a batch on the weekend and you’ll have a good stockpile of bars ready for busy mornings.

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French Toast Roll-Ups

This is the French toast you know and love, but with a twist! The bread is flattened, loaded up with fillings and then rolled up into a neat little package — before being dipped and pan-fried.

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Breakfast Cookies

These breakfast cookies are packed with whole grain goodness. Ellie uses whole-wheat pastry four, rolled oats and bran cereal flakes to make them more wholesome, while a little dark brown sugar and toasted walnuts make them delicious.

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Waffles

Woke up to find that someone at the last frozen waffle? No problem! With Ree’s easy, 20-minute recipe you can still serve your kids their favorite breakfast. If you’ve got a few minutes, you can make extras and stock your freezer, too.

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Cereal Ice Pops

This make-ahead breakfast is great for hot summer days. Trisha combines breakfast cereal with Greek yogurt and milk for a fun, frozen treat sure to start everyone’s day off right.

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Kids Can Make: Cheesy Eggs-in-the-Hole with Bacon

This hearty breakfast is sure to become one of your go-tos. Between the magic of an egg tucked into the center of a slice of bread, the fun shape of the cut-out and the crumbled bacon on top, this breakfast is one your kids will ask for again and again.

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Chocolate Chickpea Hazelnut Spread

Your kids will spring right out of bed when you tell them you’re serving chocolate dip for breakfast! Katie’s healthy take has a good dose of protein (from hazelnuts and chickpeas) and is perfectly sweet, thanks to a little help from coconut sugar. Serve with cut up fruit or spread onto toast for an easy morning meal.

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Microwave Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

This hearty breakfast beats a store-bought oatmeal packet any day! Not only is it sweet and delicious — topped with apple, maple syrup and pecans — but it’s packed with good-for-you fiber, too.

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Instant Pot Egg Casserole Bites

These mini egg bites have everything you’ll find in your favorite breakfast casserole, potato tots included. And, they’re ready in a flash, thanks to your Instant Pot. Serve with ketchup for the kiddos and hot sauce for the grown-ups.

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Kids Can Bake: Apple Bread

This easy-to-make bread is chock-full of apples. If you don’t have McIntosh apples on hand you can sub in another variety but don’t choose something too different; the McIntosh variety softens up just enough, without completely disappearing into the baked bread.

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Kids Can Make: Popovers with Mixed-Berry Sauce

These light and puffy muffins are going to be your kids’ new favorite breakfast. Let your little one’s help crack eggs, measure ingredients and stir the batter. We’re pretty sure they’ll be ready to help when it comes time to give them a taste test, too.

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Cheddar and Bacon Cornmeal Waffle Sandwiches with Maple Mustard

Not only does Bobby make it easy to whip up homemade waffles quickly, but he also sandwiches crisp-cooked bacon and Cheddar cheese in between to make breakfast sandwiches. Win-win!

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Kids Can Make: Strawberry French Toast Roll-Ups

These fun, crunchy roll-ups are the kind of breakfast food that kids of all ages will enjoy. Sweet, delicious and easy to make! If your kids want to help, let them try their hand at rolling out the bread and filling the rollups.

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