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5 Easy and Healthy Breakfast Ideas For Kids In 2024

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We’ve often been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it is certainly true, as it provides us with the energy for whatever activities lie ahead. Breakfast is even more crucial for kids because a good, nutritious breakfast plays a paramount role in their growth.

Kids who eat breakfast tend to meet their overall nutritional needs of the day and are probably more physically active. Moreover, kids that skip breakfast usually get tired, restless, and even irritable later in the day. However, getting a nutritious breakfast can be tricky because the morning is often the busiest time of the day. Right after waking up, it’s a race against the clock for kids to reach school.
Therefore, moms need easy and healthy breakfast ideas for kids that can come in handy, all year long. And that’s precisely what we have for you today, a list of quick breakfast ideas for kids. Let’s jump right in.   

Easy Breakfast Ideas For Kids

  • Fresh Fruit and Pancake Breakfast Bar
  • Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe
  • Healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins
  • Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie
  • Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Pizzas

Now that we’ve listed down some healthy breakfast ideas for kids, let’s see how to make them.

Healthy Breakfast Idea For Kids #1 - Fresh Fruit and Pancake Breakfast Bar

If you are looking to add some fun to your kid’s breakfast routine then this is one of the easiest breakfast ideas for kids. 

Most kids absolutely love the idea of pancakes as they are fluffy and tasty and even we adults are guilty of gobbling one or two every now and then. It already has protein and carbohydrates in it, so why not take it to the next level? Make your kids’ favorite pancakes and smear some whipped cream cheese while topping it off with your choice of raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries. This not only makes it extra yummy but also adds the goodness of berries. It is one of the easiest ways to add a serving of nutritious fruit to your kid’s breakfast and it is super quick to make. It’s a win-win.

You can double the ingredients and stash the extra in your freezer. Also, fill a bowl with raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries along with a container of whipped cream cheese, and in the morning you are ready to go.  

Healthy Breakfast Idea For Kids #2 - Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe

Wait a minute before tossing those overripe bananas as they are just what you need to make yummy banana chocolate-chip bread. It is soft, light, and loaded with nourishing bananas with chocolate flavor. What makes this banana bread soft is the Greek yogurt. 

  • Start by preheating your oven and then take two overripe bananas in a bowl and mash them until they are pasty. 
  • Next, add the Greek yogurt and melted butter and mix them thoroughly. 
  • In a separate bowl, take some flour and add baking soda, vanilla, and chocolate chips to it.
  • Add the flour mixture to the banana yogurt paste and give it a good whirl. 
  • Bake it in the oven at 150 C until it is puffed and it is ready to serve.

Healthy Breakfast Idea For Kids #3 - Healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Muffins are delish but can they be healthy? This recipe sure makes them both healthy and tasty.

Oatmeal muffins are satiating, delicious, and super easy to make because you don’t even need a mixing bowl to make them. All you need to do is toss the ingredients in the blender, pour them in a muffin pan, and bake.

Here’s how you do it-

  • Preheat your oven to 400℉ while you prep your muffin pan
  • Put your ingredients (banana, oats, eggs, yogurt, baking powder, honey, and baking soda) in the blender and blend till creamy smooth
  • Put the batter in your muffin pan and then bake for 20 minutes

Healthy Breakfast Idea For Kids #4 - Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie

This breakfast recipe is loaded with peanut butter, oats, and raisins. Put them on a plate with a glass of milk in front of your kids and watch them vanish in front of your eyes.

Here’s how you make them:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 ℉
  • In a bowl, mash two bananas and add half a cup of peanut butter
  • In this mixture, add half a cup of honey and two teaspoons of vanilla
  • In a separate bowl, take rolled oats, add 1/4th cup of whole wheat flour, 1/4th cup of brown flaxseed, 1/4th cup of milk powder, two teaspoons of cinnamon, 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda. Mix them well
  • Now, mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and mix them thoroughly
  • When all the ingredients are combined, add the raisins
  • Now, put them on the baking sheet, and in the oven, they go

After 10 to 15 minutes, they are ready to eat. You can make the batter and place it in the refrigerator for quick morning breakfasts. 

Healthy Breakfast Idea For Kids #5 - Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Pizzas

If you are looking for quick and easy breakfast ideas for kids that add some variety to their plates, then this recipe is just for you. Here are the ingredients for the recipe:

  • Half a cup of diced ham
  • 6 eggs
  • 60 gms of plain Greek yogurt
  • Three tablespoons of milk
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar
  • 1/4th teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4th teaspoon of pepper


  • Preheat your oven to 350
  • In a big bowl, whisk 6 eggs, milk, and plain Greek yogurt. 
  • Next, add cheese, ham, pepper, and salt and mix well
  • Lastly, divide the mixture properly into a mini muffin pan greased with butter. 
  • Bake it for 15-18 minutes and remove them carefully with a spatula after they cool down

Final Word

As we’ve mentioned, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, even more so for kids who need nourishment for their mental and physical growth. With these simple breakfast ideas for your kids, they will not only get a nutritious breakfast but also a tasty one.

FAQs: Healthy Breakfast Ideas For Kids

1. What can I give my child for breakfast?

Breakfast should be made quickly but that doesn’t mean it has to be bland. Here are easy breakfast ideas for your kids:
  • Eggs
  • French toast, waffles, or pancakes
  • Cold cereal and milk
  • Healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins
  • Oatmeal Breakfast
  • Cookie
  • 2. What is the quickest healthy breakfast for kids?

    These are some of the quickest breakfast ideas for kids that can be ready to eat in minutes:
  • Granola with Berries
  • Egg and Avocado BLT
  • Ham, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich
  • Instant Oats with Protein Powder
  • Fresh Fruit and Pancake Breakfast Bar
  • Ham, Egg, and Cheese Mini Omelets
  • 3. What is a good light breakfast for kids?

    These quick and easy breakfast ideas for your kids will save you a ton of time and these are tasty as well:
  • Yogurt and Fruit Parfaits
  • Banana-Walnut Oatmeal
  • Scrambled Egg Burritos
  • Chunky Banana Bran Muffins
  • Reviewed By:

    Jessica - Nutritionist Dietician

    Jessica - Nutritionist Dietician

    Jessica is the owner and registered dietitian nutritionist at Nutrition That Heals, LLC. She started her dietetics career working in acute care where she gained a great deal of invaluable experience, learning all about different disease states and their appropriate nutrition interventions. She then worked in long term care where she was able to develop her skills and knowledge base dealing with the elderly population. Following long term care, she worked as an outpatient dialysis dietitian, working with patients to help them eat their best for their kidney failure and often other health conditions (diabetes, heart disease, etc.). She then made the jump back to be an inpatient clinical dietitian. There, she was able to work with patients with strokes, cancer, orthopedic issues, as well as the pediatric population. During her most recent time working as an inpatient clinical dietitian, a great opportunity presented itself and it was a great way to move into focusing more on her dream of opening a private practice. She currently works full time as a contract dietitian with Dietitians on Demand conducting 1:1 nutrition counseling sessions while also working with patients here at Nutrition That Heals, LLC. ​She has been grateful enough to know how powerful good nutrition can be, but after being diagnosed with endometriosis in March 2022, she had to fully focus on the importance of anti-inflammatory foods, proper hydration, and self-care. This diagnosis motivated her to put pen to paper and get her business started - she wanted to teach what she had learned to others - food should be nourishing. Jessica wants to show you how you can heal with good nutrition, and feel your absolute best!

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