Five Quick Breakfast Recipes for Kids

We’re celebrating National Nutrition Month with healthy, easy-to-make breakfasts. Check out these quick recipes for kids and kids-at-heart!

Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

Ingredients

1 large banana
Dash of ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 slices whole wheat bread
1 teaspoon coconut or olive oil

Directions

  1. Spread peanut butter on both slices of bread and add a dash of cinnamon.
  2. Slice your banana and place pieces on top of one slice. Place the other slice on top to form a sandwich.
  3. Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat and coat with coconut or olive oil. Fry each side for two minutes until golden brown.

Recipe adapted from AllRecipes.com

Strawberry Banana Whole Wheat Pancakes

Ingredients

1 and 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 large egg
1 cup almond milk
1 mashed large ripe banana
2 tablespoons of dark brown sugar
1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
1 teaspoon olive oil

Directions

  1. Whisk the egg, almond milk and banana together in a medium bowl. Whisk in the brown sugar and yogurt until no lumps remain. Add the vanilla, and whisk until combined.
  2. Toss the flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and stir gently until combined.
  4. Add in sliced strawberries without overmixing the batter.
  5. Heat a skillet over medium heat and coat with 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Once very hot, drop about 1/4 cup of batter on the skillet. Cook until the edges look dry and bubbles begin to form on the center or sides. Flip and cook on the other side for about 2 more minutes.
  6. Keep pancakes warm in a preheated 200F degree oven until all pancakes are cooked. Serve immediately.

Recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

Blueberry Cocoa Oatmeal

Ingredients

3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
1 1/4 cups almond milk
1 cup frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 teaspoons brown sugar
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon honey
Pinch of sea salt

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in a small saucepan and stir to combine.
  2. Cook on medium heat for 5-7 minutes while stirring frequently.
  3. Move oatmeal mixture into a bowl and let simmer for 5 minutes.

Recipe adapted from Apple-of-my-Eye.com

One-Minute Blueberry Citrus Shake

Ingredients

1 cup frozen blueberries
Juice from 1 orange
1 cup almond milk
3/4 cup (180 ml) water
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup ice

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and serve.

Recipe adapted from Marla Meridith.

Breakfast Burrito Bites

Ingredients

3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
3 tablespoons red bell pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon water
2 medium whole wheat tortillas

Directions

  1. Add oil to a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add mushrooms to skillet and sauté for 8-10 minutes.
  3. Add peppers and sauté for 1 minute.
  4. Whisk together eggs and water. Pour egg mixture into pan and cook until bottom begins to set, stirring to scramble.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Warm tortillas according to package directions. Spoon half of egg mixture down center of each tortilla and roll up.

Recipe adapted from Super Healthy Kids.