21 Healthy Quick & Tasty Breakfasts Your Kid Will Love

Maggy Boyd

Maggy Boyd , a.k.a NutritiousFoodie, is a nutrition and fitness... read more

Start your kid’s day off right with these healthy breakfast recipes! Packed with fiber, protein and slow-burning carbohydrates, these healthy kids breakfast recipes will provide the fuel to stay alert and engaged during the school day. 

Dessert Oatmeal

Wake your kids up and having them running to the kitchen for breakfast with these dessert-inspired recipes. What will you choose first? Oatmeal? Let your imagination go wild when you reminisce of your favorite childhood desserts, give into your sweet tooth, and recreate your favorite dessert in a healthy and hearty way.

Blueberry Pie Oatmeal

Blueberry Pie Oatmeal

Ingredients:

Oatmeal

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup Vanilla Soy Milk
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Truvia
  • 1/4 cup blueberries

Nuts

  • 1 tbs. chopped walnuts
  • 1 tbs. sliced or slivered almonds
  • Truvia
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Nutmeg

Yogurt Topping

  • 1/4 cup 0% greek yogurt
  • Truvia
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Vanilla Extract

Instructions:

  1. Oatmeal: cook 1/2 cup rolled oats with 1 cup Vanilla Soy milk; about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Nuts: turn oven to broil. Place 1 tbs walnut pieces and 1 tbs silvered or sliced almonds on a baking sheet, then sprinkle with 1/4 tbs truvia, sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice & nutmeg. Broil for 3 minutes.
  3. Yogurt topping: mix 1/4 cup greek yogurt with a drop of vanilla extract and 1/4 tsp. of each: pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg and truvia.
  4. Then, add 1/4 tsp. truvia, drop vanilla extract, and 1/4 cup blueberries to oatmeal.
  5. Pour oatmeal in bowl, top with yogurt, and then sprinkle with toasted nuts.

You want to try something else? Every day there is a new dessert Oatmeal. Check these tasty recipes too Carrot Cake Oatmeal and Banana Cream Pie Oatmeal.

Banana Split Breakfast

Banana Split Breakfast

Order up! Pretend like you’re head chef at an American Diner serving up a decadent banana split. Fake it like this…

Instructions:

  1. Place 1 heaping scoop of Greek yogurt (add variety by scooping one flavor of each: vanilla, banana, and strawberry yogurt) into a bowl.
  2. Place sliced banana on sides.
  3. Toss on 2 sliced strawberries.
  4. Sprinkle with crushed peanuts, drizzled with organic or sugar-free syrup (caramel, honey, and/or chocolate).
  5. Top with a realcherry.

Almond Joy Oatmeal

Almond Joy Oatmeal

Instructions:

  1. Make overnight oats: 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1/2 cup chocolate almond milk. Let sit overnight.
  2. Make coconut cream: 1 scoop 0% Greek, 1/4 tsp vanilla or coconut extract & 1 tbs coconut flakes. 

  3. Drizzle organic/sugar-free chocolate syrup in bowl or jar.
  4. Pour overnight oats in jar.
  5. Top with coconut cream.
  6. Sprinkle with coconut flakes and 6 raw almonds + 2 crushed almonds. 

Pigs in a Blanket

Pigs in a Blanket

A Doughnut shop favorite and fat-trap! Recreate this delicious wrap for your kids at home the healthy way.

Instructions:

  1. Start with low-fat crescent rolls and roll up with turkey sausage, or low-fat little smokies.
  2. Bake for 10-15 or until golden brown, serve warm.

Jelly-Filled Healthy Doughnut

Jelly-Filled Doughnut

Another Doughnut shop favorite and major sugar-trap! Avoid cavities and a sugar crash by adding this healthy creation recipe to your breakfast repertoire. This is a similar recipe to the doughnut shop recipe above (Pig in a blanket), however you are going to replace the crescent rolls for croissant dough and fill the inside with fruit!

Instructions:

  1. Start with low-fat croissant rolls and place a dollop of homemade preserves or sugar-free jelly in the middle of the dough.
  2. Fold into a triangle, pinching the sides closed.
  3. Place on cookie sheet, and bake for 10-15 at 350 or until golden brown. 

Pizza for Breakfast

Pizza for Breakfast

Tell your kids they’re having pizza for breakfast and watch them run to their seats to devour this meal. This healthy pizza is made from whole-wheat English muffins, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, spinach, and a drizzle of olive oil.

Instructions

  1. Top your English muffin with tomatoes and spinach.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  4. Place in oven on a cookie sheet at 450 degrees for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove and enjoy this delicious breakfast immediately.

Optional: Add vegetables, breakfast sausage or ham!

Baked Banana

Baked Bananas

Get your little monkeys excited to start the day with this nutrient filled breakfast. Warning: Make an extra for yourself, this is amazing!

Instructions: 

  1. Turn oven to 350.
  2. Cut banana in half. Top with favorite ingredients (Shown above with Justin’s chocolate hazelnut butter, natural peanut butter, almonds, golden raisins, and drizzled with organic chocolate syrup).
  3. Bake for 10 minutes.

Breakfast Quesadilla

Breakfast Quesadilla

Quesadilla are a fun and out-of-the-ordinary breakfast to surprise your children with.

Instructions:

  1. Using corn or whole-wheat tortilla, add low-fat cheese, shredded chicken, and black beans.
  2. Cook and flip each side till golden brown on stovetop. (If pressed for time in the morning, cook in microwave.).
  3. Serve with side of salsa and sliced oranges.

Optional: Add scrambled eggs, cilantro, or bacon.

Peanut Butter, Strawberry and Banana Crepes

Peanut Butter Strawberry and Banana Crepes

This is a sweet switch, literally, to the recipe above (Breakfast Quesadilla). Turn the original savory quesadilla into a sweet, inciting treat: a crepe! This is crepe made easy.

Instructions:

  1. Using a whole-wheat tortillas, spread 2 tbs of nut butter.
  2. Add sliced banana and strawberries, fold, place on skillet for 2-3 minutes each side
  3. Cut and serve warm.

Optional: Swap for hazelnut butter for a different taste.

Baked Oatmeal Cups

Baked Oatmeal Cups

Change up your average oatmeal in a bowl to this fun-baked oatmeal cup. This is great because you can make it fresh in the morning, make ahead of time, or send your kid off to the bus with this in hand.

Cinnamon-Banana Oatmeal Cups

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Mix  1/4 cup oats, 1/4 cup 0% milk, 1/2 scoop vanilla whey, 1 tbs egg white, 1/4 tsp stevia, pinch baking powder, dash cinnamon & nutmeg.
  3. Pour into greased large muffin tin.
  4. Top with sliced banana.

Chocolate-Strawberry Oatmeal Cups

Instructions:

  1. Mix 1/4 cup oats, 1/4 cup chocolate almond milk, 1/2 scoop chocolate whey, 1 tbs egg white, 1 tsp cocoa powder, 1/4 tsp stevia, 1/2 strawberry mashed in (microwave to get mushy) & pinch baking powder.
  2. Pour into greased large muffin tin; top with 1/2 sliced strawberry. 
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Healthy Homemade Pastries

Find one of your favorite baked goods recipes and make some healthy changes: replace white flour for whole-wheat flour, whole-milk for low-fat milk, or make a healthy fat switch!

Healthy Carrot Pecan Raisin Muffins

Healthy Carrot Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup flour
  • 2 tsp bake soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt, 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar (try to use stevia, local honey, agave, or sugar substitute!)
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 8 oz vanilla yogurt
  • ¼ cup apple sauce*, ½ cup raisins, ½ cup chop pecans, 1 cup shredded carrots. (* or one shredded apple and increase oil to ½ cup).

Instructions:

  1. Combine dry ingredients.
  2. In separate bowl, mix moist ingredients.
  3. Combine fruit and nuts with moist and dry ingredients, just enough to mix, leave lumpy.
  4. Bake in greased tin 20-35 minutes at 350, or until tooth pick comes out dry.

Sneaky Smoothie

Banana Mango Smoothie

We all know kids love to touch everything and pick up germs, so let’s sneak some Vitamin C in to their morning routine!

Instructions:

In a blender combine:

  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ¼ cup frozen mango and handful ice

Optional: Add 1 scoop protein powder for an extra boost, ¼ cup Greek yogurt for a creamier taste, or sneak in a handful of spinach.

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie Pancakes

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie Pancakes

Replace that box mix made with artificial ingredients and chemicals! Take an extra ten minutes to make these easy, simple and healthy homemade pancakes made with pure, natural ingredients!  

Instructions:

  1. In blender, combine 1/4 cup oats for 10-20 seconds to make oat flour.
  2. Add 1 tbs whole-wheat flour, 2 strawberries, 1/4 banana, 1 tbs egg whites, 2 tbs vanilla soy & 1/4 tsp trivia.
  3. Pour batter onto hot greased skillet (Makes 1 big or 3 small pancakes). Cook 1-2 minutes each side. 
  4. Meanwhile, on stovetop heat up sugar-free or lite syrup with 3 diced strawberries and 1/4 cut banana.
  5. Place pancakes on plate and pour fruity syrup over your yummy stack of pancakes. 

Egg-in-the-hole

 Egg in the Hole

This is always a fun, easy dish! A hearty slice of whole-wheat bread gives your youngster a healthy carbohydrate, while the egg provides healthy fat and protein.

Instructions:

Start with a piece of whole-wheat bread (Look at ingredients in bread and make sure the first ingredient is whole wheat or whole grain)

  1. Cut a hole using a small glass or shot glass in center of bread
  2. Place on skillet and crack egg into the hole
  3. Flip after 2-3 minutes, cover with slice of cheddar cheese and sprinkle with salt & pepper.

Turkey Meatloaf

Turkey Meatloaf

Make this hearty meal the morning of or prepare a loaf for the entire week.

Ingredients:

In large bowl combine:

  • 1 packet lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 egg + 2 egg-whites and preferred spices.

Instructions:

  1. Bake covered for 30-40 minutes, then bake uncovered for last 10 minutes (loaf should be a nice, golden brown).
  2. Cut into 6 servings.

Optional: For a savory tongue, top with salsa, and for the sweet tooth, drizzle for low-fat or sugar-free syrup.

Broiled Grapefruit

Broiled Grapefruit

Grapefruit is a great antioxidant and power fruit to start your child’s day with. Add an appealing sweetness to this tart fruit by broiling it for breakfast.

Instructions:

  1. Simply cut 1 grapefruit in half
  2. Sprinkle with brown sugar and broil till bubbling and browning (4-6 minutes).
  3. Serve with side of Greek yogurt and honey.

English Muffin with Apple and Cheddar

English Muffin with Apple and Cheddar

Tired of the same old toast and jelly? Excite your child’s taste buds with this simultaneous sweet and savory breakfast.

Instructions:

  1. Assemble 1 whole-wheat English muffin with sliced apple (Green apples have natural caffeine)
  2. Top with cheddar cheese and place in oven at 350 for 5-10 minutes or until golden grown.

Easy Peanut and Banana Roll

Easy Peanut and Banana Roll

Peanut butter is a great fuel in the morning because it provides protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats for your growing child. Make this simple, tasty treat in minutes!

Instructions:

  1. Start with 1 whole-wheat tortilla
  2. Spread 2 tbs. peanut butter (use natural or low-fat peanut butter)
  3. Add ½ sliced banana, and add a few dark chocolate chips.

Optional: Use almond butter, hazelnut butter, or drizzle honey.

Apple Sandwiches With Almond Butter and Granola

Apple Sandwiches With Almond Butter and granola

Literally an apple sandwich! Excite your child in the morning with this crunchy, sweet treat!

Instructions:

  1. Slice apples, spread almond butter, and stack.
  2. Roll with low-fat granola and serve with side of milk.

 Healthy & Simple French Toast

Healthy French Toast

French toast is a perfect breakfast staple.

Instructions:

In a bowl mix:

  1. 1 egg, 1 tbs soymilk, a big dash of cinnamon & nutmeg.
  2. Splash of vanilla extract and stir.
  3. Dip in two pieces of bread and toss them on a hot skillet.
  4. Flip each side for 2 minutes.
  5. Place on a plate, pour on some syrup (aim for light or sugar-free syrup, agave syrup)
  6. Dash of cinnamon sugar. 

Optional: Top with walnuts and fresh berries or roll in cereal for an extra crunch.

Waffle Sandwich

Waffle Sandwich

A creative twist on the classic waffle breakfast. Instead of topping your toaster classic waffle with butter and syrup, change it up!

Instructions:

  1. Toast 2 waffles (low-fat or whole grain) and assemble with 1 egg over easy.
  2. Add turkey sausage or turkey bacon, 1 slice of tomato and sliced avocado.
  3. Sprinkle with salt & pepper.
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