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!
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.
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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:
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.***
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.
This easy breakfast pizza recipe uses pre-made pizza crusts for a head start on a breakfast that can be ready in minutes. Kids will love customizing their toppings, which is easy to do if they aren't a fan of sausage.
An excellent breakfast recipe for kids, these sausage and pancake breakfast sandwiches are made using pancake mix and a sandwich maker for a fun and easy breakfast that you can freeze and heat as needed.
Sweet bananas sliced lengthwise, then "frosted" with peanut butter and topped with berries, chocolate chips, nuts or shredded coconut. So easy and so delicious, this recipe make a healthy breakfast idea perfect for kids to make for themselves.
These breakfast porridge shots are easy and fun to make! Made with oatmeal, kids can choose their own favorite toppings or use some of the recipe suggestions like pb and j or bananas, cinnamon, and maple syrup.
No dangerous hot oil required! A modern twist on an old family favorite, these easy cinnamon sugar donuts can be made in the air fryer in minutes. Made with canned biscuit dough and topped with cinnamon sugar that the kids will go crazy for!
Get kids into the kitchen and learning the basics of cooking with this simple fruit salad. Use a plastic or kid-safe knife to have them chop the fruits then top with a dressing made of juice or yogurt.
Homemade granola is everything you want it to be and more. Not only is making your own granola ridiculously delicious, it is a healthy breakfast option and an easy recipe to put together! Let the kids do all the prep and you can pop it in the oven.
Hi, I'm Lauren Tingley; a working, teacher-mom of two who tried to "do it all" and ended up losing myself in the process. Determined to find joy in modern motherhood I discovered simplifying was the answer. Now I share tips for fun family activities, minimalist homemaking and simple parenting advice on Simply Well Balanced for families looking to create more balance in their homes. My ideas and advice has been shared by Parents Magazine, Good Housekeeping and Women's First.Read more about me! Or follow me on Pinterest or Instagram
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