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School day breakfast doesn’t have to be boring or difficult. We’ve got a week of delicious, fun breakfast ideas for kids that they’ll just LOVE!

Breakfast Ideas for Kids

We’ve put together a week of healthy breakfasts for kids that they’ll really enjoy eating and can even help out making.

All of our kids breakfast ideas are healthy, easy to make and we know that kids just LOVE them!

white plate with toasted muffins topped with sliced bananas, strawberries and blueberries to create an owl face

Why Is Breakfast Important For Kids?

Kids have really busy little lifestyles and are always on the go – heading off to school for the day without eating anything just wouldn’t be good.

I know my kids need to eat breakfast otherwise it definitely shows in their behaviour – they’re less able to concentrate, they’re more tired and lethargic and much more irritable.

Eating breakfast boosts their energy and gives them nutrients that they’d otherwise just miss out on.

So I do always make them breakfast, even my picky eater who often eats breakfast on the walk to school!

Breakfast Recipes for Kids

Wise Owl Toast – Healthy Kids Breakfast Recipe

Start the week off right with our gorgeous super cute owl toast. A super healthy breakfast for kids!

Kids just love this sweet little breakfast, I mean who wouldn’t want owl shaped toast… right?

This is such a simple healthy breakfast to make, it literally takes less than 5 minutes!

Simply grab an English breakfast muffin, split and toasted and then spread with peanut butter. Then decorate it with fruit to create the little owl.

It’s a healthy, slow burning, protein and vitamin packed breakfast the kids will love. For toddlers I use smooth nut butters, or cream cheese if they don’t eat nut products)

Get the Wise Owl Toast recipe here.

breakfast ideas for kids - Owl Toast, toasted English breakfast muffins spread with peanut butter and topped with banana, strawberries and blueberries arranged to make an owl face

You might also love our overnight weetabix with blueberries

Breakfast Muffins with Apples and Oats

Given the chance, everyone loves cake for breakfast!

Our delicious moist fruit packed muffins topped with wholesome oats are super easy to make and bake.

And they’re totally delicious to eat still warm from the oven with a glass of milk.

The muffins only take 30 minutes to make and bake from scratch. I usually grab a shower and get dressed whilst they bake. These are a great breakfast for kids!

I serve these with a glass of ice cold milk.

Get the Breakfast Muffins with Apples and Oats recipe here.

breakfast ideas for kids - freshly baked homemade apple and oat muffins in brown paper muffin cases on a white rustic table top with shiny red apples spaced inbetween the muffins, bottle of milk with bamboo straw alongside

Eggy Bread Stars with Ketchup Dip – Kids Breakfast Ideas

This breakfast is always a big hit at our house – I mean what’s not to love about French toast dipped in ketchup???

And well star shaped ANYTHING is always a good thing… right?

Get breakfast ideas for kids here 

Our yummy eggy bread stars take just minutes to make and I promise you they’ll be a hit with the kids.

You can swap and change the dip to whichever you prefer, we love either ketchup or a drizzle of maple syrup.

Get the Eggy Bread Stars recipe here.

breakfast ideas for kids - white plate with french toast stars and a small pot of tomato ketchup dip.

Cereal Sundae – Kids Breakfast Idea

Almost like an ice-cream sundae but way, way healthier!

Layers of cereal, yogurt and fresh berries make this breakfast irresistible, for a little added treat try a layer of custard in amongst the cereal.

And of course you can make cereal sundaes with any cereal your kids like – my older kids like muesli but the younger one will only eat these with Cheerios or Rice Krispies.

You can also pack these into little plastic food storage boxes and eat on the go or as a snack in a packed lunch.

The good thing about cereal sundaes is the boost of vitamins and minerals that fortified cereals contain.

Get the Cereal Sundae recipe here.

Get our delicious peanut butter and chocolate porridge recipe here to rally kick star your morning (ad feature) 

breakfast ideas for kids cereal sundae in a mason jar - layers of banana, greek yogurt, strawberries and blueberries

Get more delicious, easy breakfast recipes here!

Porridge Toppers

A warming bowl of porridge always makes for a good, hearty, healthy breakfast for kids, but it can be dull!

Porridge need never be boring again!

We’ve got twenty awesome ways to top your porridge from blueberries and maple syrup to bananas and coconut or creamy Greek yogurt with honey.

And lets face it a bowl of oatmeal is way more delicious with added toppings.

Get our Porridge Toppers ideas here

breakfast ideas for kids - White bowl filled with creamy porridge topped with blueberries and maple syrup with a silver spoon.

Get lots more delicious, healthy kid friendly recipes here

Need Some Family Meal Ideas?

Check out our meal planning here – it’s filled with recipes, meal planner tips and pre-filled printable meal plans weekly or seasonally. We’ve got hundreds of the BEST family recipes your whole family will LOVE!

Two plates of kids breakfasts, one white plate with toasted english muffins topped with peanut butter and fruit in shape of owls and a white plate with eggy bread stars and tomato ketchup dip

You might also just LOVE our kids packed lunch ideas. And just to make lunchboxes a bit more varied and interesting we’ve got a 2 week menu plan.

School packed lunch menu printable - split by main, snack and fruit/veg - Mon - tuna pasta salad, yogurt, veggie batons, apple. Tue - chicken salad wrap, fruit scone, cheese cubes, banana. Wed - cheese salad roll, flapjack, veggie batons, plum. Thu - cold pizza, hummus and breadsticks, veggie batons, pear. Fri - potato wedges and hummus dip, malt loaf, cheese cubes, kiwi.

School packed lunch menu printable split into main, snack an fruit/veg. Mon - ham and cheese roll, flap jack, tomato, satsuma. Tue - salmon and cucumber roll, fruit since, cheese cubes, veggie batons and dip. Wed sausage pasta salad, rice pudding, carrot sticks, apple. Thu - egg mayo roll, malt loaf, yogurt, banana. Fri - cheese and crackers, fruit bread, veggie batons and dip, pear.

Get more delicious meal ideas and easy recipes here