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10 Easy Breakfast Ideas For Kids

10 Easy Breakfast Ideas For Kids

A breakfast meal is always considered to be the most satisfying meal for the day as it needs to be eaten in good proportion. There are a lot of times when parents find it difficult to make kids eat, given the limited time in between their wake-up time and office/school time. We also tend to feed them with the traditional daily breakfast that we prepare for the family, intending on the fact that this could develop the practice in having our children eat the same quality of food that we do in the future. 

We also realize that they get tired or refuse to eat what we prepare which might lead to forceful eating or also skipping the meal. Here are some interesting healthy breakfast ideas for kids that could be prepared and served to our little ones on time and trigger their taste buds simultaneously. 

Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Enjoy these yummy yet easy recipes for kids & family

Banana Pancakes

Well, parents let’s get our hands into some simple yet tummy-filling breakies. Let’s see delicious Banana Pancakes recipe. 

Ingredients we need are: 

  1. 1 big-sized banana or 3 small-sized bananas
  2. some brown sugar
  3. Butter
  4. Wheat flour
  5. Baking powder
  6. pinch of salt
  7. 1 cup of milk

Procedure:

  1. Take a bowl and mash the bananas
  2. Add some brown sugar, wheat flour, butter, a pinch of salt to it
  3. Keep stirring the mixture and add a cup of milk little by little to get the batter
  4. Now, make use of a cooking pan to get those pancakes ready
  5. Once done, you can add some honey to it, and there it’s done- banana pancakes are ready!.

Finger Millet Mix

Millets might generally taste bland for children and they tend to say a big no. But, let’s make it interesting for them.

Ingredients we need are:

  1. Millet powder
  2. Jaggery
  3. ½ cup coconut milk

Procedure:

  1. Add some sufficient spoons of the millet powder to a bowl and mix it with some jaggery and half a cup of coconut milk
  2. Keep stirring these until you get a semi-liquid consistency
  3. Pour this stirred liquid into a cooking pan and re-stir it for 4-5 minutes under a slow flame. Allow the liquid to turn into a jelly-like, semi-solid mix. 
  4. You’re now all set to serve a pseudo chocolate healthy breakie to your little one that they might want to have all the more again. You finger millet recipe is ready!

Protein Dosas

The all-in-one health benefit meal is just up here with this recipe of protein dosas.

Ingredients we need are:

  1. Different types of dals-Toor, Urud, Masoor, Gram, Rajma ½ cup each
  2. 1 spoon chopped ginger 
  3. Cloves
  4. Cumin seeds
  5. Pinch of Salt

Procedure:

  1. Add Toor, Urud, Masoor, Gram, Rajma, etc and add some ginger, cloves, cumin seeds, and a pinch of salt in a grinder
  2. Grind the mixture to a fine paste such that you get a Dhosa batter
  3. Heat a pan and add the batter, spread it
  4. These can be served either with honey for an enriched taste or also with coconut chutney. A simple protein-rich Indian breakfast could now be prepared for the little one.   

Poha Mix

Poha is commonly an instant breakfast preparation for adolescent people like us. However, such instant preps might not be satisfying or craving for children either. Let’s try a mix out of Poha that makes them feel full and energetic before they could leave for school or settle down for online classes. Check out the recipe of this Indian breakfast recipe for kids.

Ingredients we need are: 

  1. 2 cups Poha
  2. 1 handful raisins, nuts
  3. 3 dates
  4. Veggies of your choice
  5. Salt
  6. Chillies

Procedure:

  1. Soak a small portion of Poha in a bowl for 10 minutes
  2. A handful of raisins, nuts, and 3 dates will need to be soaked in a separate bowl for the same duration
  3. Grind these together and make them into a fine paste
  4. Pour the paste into a pan, add some milk to it and keep stirring until you get a semi-liquid mix. 
  5. Your Poha recipe for kids is all set to be kept on the eating table of your little one now! 

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Another healthy pancake that you can make is out of sweet potatoes that are rich in fiber content and aid digestion. 

Ingredients we need are:

  1. 4-5 Sweet potatoes
  2. 2 eggs
  3. Brown sugar/ jaggery
  4. Honey 

Procedure:

  1. You will need to pressure cook the sweet potatoes for 3 whistles and mash them once done
  2. Add 2 eggs and brown sugar or jaggery to form a consistent batter
  3. Small circular pancakes can be made on the cooking pan and served with some honey spread on top of it.
  4.  This sweet potato pancakes recipe turns out to be the tastiest and most preferred breakfast by kids.

Smoothies

Smoothies are a great way to get kids to eat fruit, vegetables, protein, and fat at breakfast.

Ingredients we need are:

  1. 1 cup milk
  2.  ½ cup frozen banana
  3. ½ cup fruit (like berries or mango)
  4. ¼ cup veggies (baby spinach, raw cauliflower, roasted and mashed sweet potato), and 1 tablespoon nut butter 

Procedure:

  1. Blend everything together
  2. Taddaaa! Your health smoothie for kids is ready

Low Sugar Cereal

Having healthy cereals on hand can make mornings so much easier, whether served with milk or served dry with milk, a smoothie, yogurt, and/or fruit. Cereals are the best breakfast options for children.

Ingredients we need are:

  1. Cereal
  2. Milk/ yogurt
  3. Honey
  4. Fruits

Procedure:

  1. Add every together
  2. Chop the fruits
  3. Let the cereal soak in
  4. Your cereal is ready. Easy breakfast idea for kids indeed!

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Ingredients we need are:

  1. 2 large over-ripe bananas, mashed
  2. ½ cup Greek yogurt
  3. ½ cup butter, (equivalent to 1 stick of butter) melted
  4. ½ cup white sugar
  5. 2 large eggs
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. 1 and ½ cups all-purpose flour
  8. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  9. ½ teaspoon salt
  10. 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Procedure:

  1. Preheat the oven and lightly butter a loaf pan.
  2. Mash the bananas in a large mixing dish. Combine yoghurt, melted butter, and eggs in a mixing bowl. To blend the ingredients, whisk them together. Mix in the sugar and vanilla extract.
  3. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Mix the dry components into the wet ingredients gradually
  5. Add the cup of cup chocolate chips and stir
  6. Fill a greased loaf pan halfway with batter and top with the remaining chocolate chips.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  8. Remove the loaf from the oven and set aside for 15 minutes to cool before removing it from the pan.

Mini Omelettes

Check out how easy these mini quiches or mini omelettes recipes are. Perfect for breakfast ideas for kids.

Ingredients we need are:

  1. 6 eggs
  2. ¼ cup yogurt
  3. 3 tablespoons milk
  4. 1 cup cheddar, shredded
  5. ¼ teaspoon salt
  6. ¼ teaspoon pepper

Procedure:

  1. Preheat the oven 
  2. Whisk together the eggs, plain yogurt, and milk in a large mixing dish. Add the cheese, salt, and pepper to taste.
  3. Fill a greased mini muffin tray halfway with the egg mixture.
  4. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.
  5. Allow tiny quiches to cool in the pan before removing them carefully with a little knife or spatula.

French Toast

Kids love French Toast. Let’s quickly check out the recipe of french toast without milk- excellent easy and healthy breakfast ideas for kids.

Ingredients we need are:

  1. 2 slices thick white bread
  2. 2 eggs
  3. ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  4. ½ teaspoon vanilla

Procedure:

  1. Take a bowl and mix the egg, cinnamon and vanilla
  2. Preheat a pan
  3. Take breads one by one, dip it in the mixture and fry
  4. Make sure you don’t drench the bread completely



The first meal of the day could make a child’s brain more active and responsive to people around. So, let’s try to develop some good food habits for our children and nurture their physical and mental growth. As always, parenting is a pretty challenging, yet amazing journey. Let’s give a good tap on our backs and say to ourselves ‘We are getting there!’.

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