Healthy breakfast ideas for teens they’ll actually enjoy eating and they’re all quick enough to make on a busy school morning.
I find getting teenagers to eat breakfast on a school day morning HARD WORK.
In fact getting teenagers to even get up on a school day morning is hard work…. And I’m sure it’s the same at your house!
But I hate them to leave for school without eating anything so I’ve come up with 10 breakfast ideas for teens they’ll actually eat and enjoy… And some days they even make them for themselves too!
Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Teens
1. Peanut butter & banana on toast
Our peanut butter and banana toast recipe is super easy, healthy and delicious!
Just toast a slice of bread, spread it with peanut butter and top with sliced banana try adding a sprinkle of cinnamon if you like.
Try using wholegrain or seed filled bread for slower energy release and extra nutrients. This literally takes a minute to make so i’s easily quick enough even for a rushed morning.
2. Microwave egg muffin
We love these microwave egg muffins – they take literally 2 minutes to make, the recipe is one we found on Eat Well For Less
Microwave egg muffins are always popular for breakfast here – they’re really tasty and teenagers can easily whip these up in just minutes.
It’s a delicious warm cheesy egg sort of omelette stuffed into a toasted bagel or muffin. I like to eat these for breakfast too.
Get the microwave egg muffin recipe here.
3. Beans on toast
Again this takes just 2 minutes – toast some bread and whilst it toasts, microwave half a can of beans (just in a cup) in the microwave, butter the toast and tip on the beans.
My kids LOVE beans on toast with added grated cheese on top too.
Again if you can use wholegrain bread it’s a better choice as it releases energy more slowly – keeping kids feeling full for longer.
4. Muesli snack pots
Make muesli snack pots up the night before and leave them in the fridge for a quick and easy breakfast grab in the morning. These are good for after school snacks too when they come home starving!
You can add extras to the muesli snack pots like berries or sliced bananas.
Get the muesli snack pot recipe here.
5. Microwave scrambled eggs on toast
Microwave scrambled eggs are super easy to make!
Whisk two eggs together in a microwavable jug – add a pinch of salt and pepper – microwave uncovered on high for 60 seconds.
Remove from the microwave, gently mix with a fork, return to microwave and cook for another 30 – 60 seconds until cooked to your liking.
Then just tip the scrambled eggs onto buttered toast. If you opt for wholegrain or seeded bread the it’s even healthier.
6. Apple and peanut butter
Some teenagers just are not big eaters in the morning and don’t like a pile of food.
Try sliced apple dipped into peanut butter – it’s really quick to make and you could slice it up pop it in a pot with peanut butter at the bottom and eat on the go.
I usually try to add a tube yogurt and cereal bar to this breakfast just to bulk it up a little but so they can still eat it on the go or at morning break at school.
7. Krisprolls and cream cheese
Krisprolls are great to have in and kids seem to love them.
Spread with cream cheese and add a fruit topping – blueberries or bananas both work well.
You can get Krisprolls in wholemeal too but these never seem to be as popular in our house.
8. Cheese and marmite on toast
What’s not to LOVE about cheesy marmite toast?
Toast the bread, spread with butter, marmite and add a layer of grated cheese – this is a breakfast my kids LOVE.
9. Breakfast biscuits, yogurt and fruit
Another popular breakfast here – grab a packet of Belvita, add a yogurt for dipping them in and a piece of fruit.
Easy and quick and perfect if the kids got up late and need to eat on the go.
10. Microwave porridge
It’s just so easy to make porridge in the microwave – just add 40g of oats in a bowl and mix with around 200ml milk then microwave for 2 1/2 minutes remove from the microwave, stir then put back in for around 30 seconds.
Porridge is always better with toppings and if you’re stuck for ideas we’ve got 20 awesome topping ideas here that are perfect for throwing onto your bowl of porridge.
Benefits of Teenagers Eating Breakfast
I’m a big believer in teenagers eating breakfast before heading out to school or college.
It gives them a boost of nutrients and energy which helps them to concentrate better during lessons.
Need some dinner inspiration?
Get our 10 Easy Healthy Dinner Recipes for Kids right here!