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40 Easy Breakfast Ideas for Kids to Make Themselves

Making breakfast can be a challenge, especially when you’re trying to get out the door on time. That’s why we’ve put together this list of easy breakfast ideas for kids to make all by themselves. These recipes are simple enough for children to put together with little to no help from you. This is a great way to foster independence and teach your child about responsibility. Plus, it will save you a ton of time in the morning!

Two sisters in the kitchen making an easy breakfast recipe for kids.

Breakfasts That Kids Can Make [On Their Own]

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

And this is especially true for kids.

As an elementary school teacher, I can tell you that eating a nutritious breakfast has a huge impact on a child’s behavior, ability to focus, and overall mood and energy level.

Breakfast provides your child with the energy they need to start their day off right.

That being said, I know that mornings can be a busy and stressful time for everyone.

That’s why I’ve put together this list of easy breakfast recipes that kids can make all by themselves.

With support and guidance, you will be amazed at how quickly children can learn to make their own breakfast, freeing up more time in your morning routine.

These recipes are perfect, even for young kids. For many of the recipes the only skills required are:

  • pouring
  • measuring
  • and mixing

However, if your kids are a little older and know how to use the microwave or stove safely there are plenty of easy recipes that they will be able to make.

***Children should always be supervised when working with items that are hot or sharp in the kitchen. While these breakfast ideas are very simple, you should always help or observe any step where injury is possible.***

40 Easy breakfast recipes for kids

Please note that we did not include standard breakfast items like cereal, toast, and fruit in this list because they aren’t technically “recipes”.

Since we want this to be an opportunity for kids to develop their skills in the kitchen and begin to feel more confident and independent, most of the recipes will require measuring, stirring, chopping, and cooking.

Don’t hesitate to help your child with any skill until they have mastered it. Safety first!

Easy Breakfast Recipes for Kids to Make

Making sure that everyone has breakfast on busy weekday mornings can be a struggle.

While unhealthy items like cereal, Pop Tarts, and donuts are convenient, these foods aren't the best choices for growing kids.

The good news is that even young children can learn how to prepare simple meals for breakfast on their own.

Below you'll find our favorite kid's breakfast ideas that are quick, easy, and healthier than the Starbucks or McDonald's drive thru.

Allowing your kids to make breakfast can be easy, fun, and healthy when you use recipes that they can prepare themselves.

By giving your children some independence in the kitchen, you not only help them learn important life skills, but you also free up some of your own time in the morning.

We hope these recipes help your children to build confidence in the kitchen and fill their bellies with fun and nutritious food.


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