Top Breakfast Ideas for Kindergarteners – Start Right!

Top Breakfast Ideas for Kindergarteners – Start Right!

Tired of the same old cereals and toast? Take a look at our favorite breakfast ideas for making with kids. Let little hands help rustle up these easy recipes at the weekend and busy breakfast times will be a breeze. From speedy pancakes and muffins to baked beans and eggs, we’ve got a delicious mix of sweet and savory ideas to keep your little ones happy and energized through the morning. For more inspiration, see our collections of kids’ breakfast recipes and healthy breakfasts for kids.

Key Takeaways:

  • Start your child’s day right with a nutritious breakfast.
  • Involve your kids in the breakfast-making process for a fun and engaging experience.
  • Explore a variety of sweet and savory options to cater to different taste preferences.
  • Try out quick and easy recipes like three-minute blender pancakes and homemade cocoa pops.
  • Incorporate whole grains, fruits, and proteins for a balanced meal.

Three-minute blender pancakes

Impatient little eaters will love these fruity pancakes which are ready in just a couple of minutes, require no scales, and minimize the washing-up. As well as being delicious, they contain all the major food groups and have no processed sugar. Top with chopped strawberries and bananas, then finish with a drizzle of maple syrup for a fabulous breakfast.

Who doesn’t love pancakes for breakfast? But sometimes, you just don’t have the time or patience to mix and measure all the ingredients. That’s where these three-minute blender pancakes come to the rescue! With just a few simple steps and a trusty blender, you can whip up fluffy and flavorful pancakes in no time.

“These fruity pancakes are a lifesaver for busy mornings. The blender makes it so easy – just toss everything in, blend, and pour onto the griddle. Plus, the kids love choosing their favorite toppings!” – Olivia

Why choose three-minute blender pancakes?

These pancakes are not only quick and convenient, but they also offer a nutritious and well-rounded breakfast for your little ones. Here are a few reasons why they are a hit:

  • Ready in no time: With a busy morning routine, every minute counts. These pancakes can be made in just three minutes, leaving you with more time to spend with your kids before they head off to school.
  • No scales or measuring cups: Say goodbye to the hassle of measuring ingredients! The blender makes it easy to achieve the perfect pancake batter consistency without the need for scales or measuring cups.
  • All major food groups: These pancakes are made with ingredients that cover all the major food groups. They provide a good balance of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats to keep your little ones satisfied and energized.
  • No processed sugar: Unlike store-bought pancake mixes that are typically loaded with processed sugar, these homemade pancakes are sweetened naturally with the addition of fruity toppings and a drizzle of maple syrup.

So, next time you’re crunched for time but still want to serve up a delicious and nutritious breakfast, give these three-minute blender pancakes a try. Your kids will thank you!

Flatbreads with brunch-style eggs

Looking for a delicious and savory breakfast option that the kids will love? Try this recipe for homemade wholemeal flatbreads with brunch-style eggs. It’s a great way to teach your little ones basic bread-making skills while enjoying a tasty meal.

To make the flatbreads, guide your kids through the process of kneading the dough and dividing it into smaller portions. Each portion can then be rolled out to create the flatbreads. It’s a fun and interactive way to get them involved in the kitchen.

Once the flatbreads are ready, serve them alongside a comforting pan of creamy fried eggs with cherry tomatoes and cheese. The combination of flavors and textures will surely satisfy their taste buds.

Check out the recipe below:

Flatbreads with Brunch-Style Eggs Recipe

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 35 minutes
  • Servings: 4


  • 1 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the wholemeal flour, warm water, yeast, olive oil, and salt. Knead the dough until smooth and elastic.
  2. Divide the dough into four equal portions. Roll out each portion into a thin circle.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Cook the flatbreads for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
  4. In a separate pan, fry the eggs until the whites are set and the yolks are still slightly runny.
  5. Top each flatbread with a fried egg, cherry tomatoes, shredded cheese, salt, and pepper.
  6. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve warm.

Enjoy the delicious combination of homemade flatbreads and brunch-style eggs. It’s a nutritious and filling breakfast that will keep your kids energized throughout the morning!

Homemade cocoa pops

Ditch the sugary shop-bought cereals and instead treat the family to a bowl of our chocolatey homemade cocoa pops. Made with natural, whole ingredients like buckwheat, coconut oil, and honey, these are a more wholesome option to start the morning and avoid any energy slumps later.

Kids will love helping to stir the chocolatey mixture and watch the magic happen in the oven as it transforms into their favorite crispy cereal. This recipe makes enough to fill just over a two-liter jar, so why not prepare a batch for the month?


  • 2 cups buckwheat flakes
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the buckwheat flakes and cocoa powder.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract, and salt.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  5. Spread the mixture evenly onto the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until the cocoa pops are crispy and slightly golden.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
  8. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Enjoy your homemade cocoa pops with milk or yogurt for a delicious and nutritious breakfast!

Cherry smoothie

Start the day with a fresh and fruity blend of cherries, banana, and natural yogurt. Kids will love the tangy flavors and creamy texture in this smoothie, which is also low-fat and gluten-free. Frozen cherries are easier to use, but you can also throw in some fresh as well.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup natural yogurt


  1. Add the frozen cherries, ripe banana, and natural yogurt to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

\”This cherry smoothie is a delightful way to start the day. With the burst of fruity flavors and the creamy consistency, it’s a hit with kids and adults alike.\”

For more healthy and delicious smoothie recipes, check out our collection of the best smoothies for kids!

Banana muffins

Muffins are a breakfast staple, so why not try our delicious banana version topped with crunchy pecans? These light and fluffy cakes are ideal for introducing kids to baking. The riper the bananas, the more flavorsome they’ll be, so set two aside in the fruit bowl and let your little helpers mash them up for the filling. These tasty bakes are sure to disappear in no time.

To make these fluffy muffins, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of chopped pecans

Here’s how to make them:

  1. In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until smooth.
  2. Add the sugar, melted butter, milk, egg, and vanilla extract to the bowl. Mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture and stir until just combined.
  5. Gently fold in the chopped pecans.
  6. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  7. Spoon the batter into the muffin liners, filling each one about two-thirds full.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Allow the muffins to cool for a few minutes in the tin, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Banana Muffins

Enjoy these banana muffins warm or at room temperature. They make a perfect grab-and-go breakfast or a tasty snack any time of day.

These wholesome, energy-boosting cookies are perfect for a quick and nutritious breakfast or snack for kids. Made with just five ingredients, they are super-simple to whip up, and little chefs can have fun rolling the mixture into balls before baking.

These golden oat nuggets are best enjoyed with a piece of fruit and some yogurt, providing a balanced and satisfying start to the day. The combination of raspberries, almonds, and oats not only adds delicious flavor but also provides essential nutrients for growing bodies.

Keep a batch of these cookies on hand as they can be a lifesaver during hectic mornings. They can be stored for up to three days or frozen for longer-term use, ensuring that you always have a convenient supply of tasty and wholesome cookies to grab when needed.


Ingredients Instructions
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup dried raspberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine rolled oats, almond butter, honey, dried raspberries, and chopped almonds. Mix well.
  3. Using your hands, roll the mixture into tablespoon-sized balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Gently flatten each ball with the back of a fork.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown.
  6. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

“These raspberry, almond, and oat breakfast cookies are not only delicious but also a great way to start the day with a nutritious boost. The combination of wholesome ingredients provides a good balance of carbohydrates, healthy fats, and protein, keeping your little ones satisfied and energized until lunchtime.”

– Nutritionist Susan Thompson

So, give these raspberry, almond, and oat breakfast cookies a try and watch your kids delight in a nutritious and delicious start to their day!

Rainbow pancakes

One for a special occasion, these multicolor pancake stacks are sure to make someone’s morning! They may look complicated but are based on a simple pancake batter – all you need is four different colors of food dye to create the rainbow effect. Layer them up and top with whipped cream, maple syrup, and mixed berries for a showstopping breakfast spread.

Taste the Rainbow

These vibrant and eye-catching pancakes are not only visually appealing but also incredibly fun to make. By adding different food dyes to the pancake batter, you can create a stunning array of colors that will delight kids and adults alike. The secret lies in using gel-based food coloring, as it provides richer and more vibrant hues.

Here’s how you can create your own rainbow pancake masterpiece:

  1. Start with your favorite pancake batter recipe. It can be a basic buttermilk pancake recipe or a fluffy pancake mix.
  2. Divide the batter into four equal portions in separate bowls.
  3. Add a few drops of different food coloring to each bowl. Choose colors that match the rainbow spectrum, such as red, yellow, green, and blue.
  4. Mix the food coloring into each bowl until the desired color is achieved.
  5. Heat a non-stick frying pan or griddle over medium heat and lightly grease with butter or cooking spray.
  6. Spoon a small amount of each colored batter onto the pan, creating small, overlapping circles to form the rainbow pattern.
  7. Cook the pancakes until bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook for an additional minute or until golden brown.
  8. Stack the colorful pancakes on a plate, layering them to create a stunning rainbow effect.
  9. Top the stack with whipped cream, drizzle with maple syrup, and garnish with fresh mixed berries.

These rainbow pancakes are sure to be a hit at birthday parties, brunches, or simply as a fun weekend breakfast treat. Get creative with the toppings and let your imagination run wild. You can add sprinkles, chocolate chips, or even edible glitter to make them extra special.

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and rainbow pancakes make it the most joyful too!”

So go ahead and brighten up your morning with a stack of colorful, fluffy, and delicious rainbow pancakes. It’s a delightful way to start the day and create lasting memories with your loved ones.

Rainbow Pancake Recipe

Ingredients Quantity
Pancake batter 1 batch
Gel-based food coloring Red, yellow, green, blue
Butter or cooking spray For greasing
Whipped cream For topping
Maple syrup For drizzling
Mixed berries For garnish

Cuddly egg men

Make breakfast that bit brighter with our cute homemade bread men and baked eggs. As well as being adorable, they are great fun to make with kids in the kitchen. There is a little bit of cutting and shaping required, so make sure younger bakers are careful if using scissors.

Create the ‘cuddling’ effect by placing an egg on each dough man’s tummy then folding the arms around it and sealing with water. After baking until golden brown, your merry band of bread men will be ready to enjoy (but make sure to cool and peel the egg first).

Ingredients Instructions
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 hard-boiled eggs
  • Water for sealing
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast. Add the warm water and olive oil, then stir until the dough comes together.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes, until smooth and elastic.
  3. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a small ball for the head and a larger ball for the body of the bread men.
  4. Using scissors, cut arms and legs into the body of each bread man.
  5. Place an egg on each dough man’s tummy, then fold the arms around the egg and seal the edges with water.
  6. Transfer the bread men to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise for 30-45 minutes, until puffed up.
  7. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  8. Bake the bread men for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
  9. Allow the bread men to cool slightly before serving. Peel the egg before eating.

Carrot cake porridge

Calling all carrot cake lovers! We’ve reinvented this classic bake in a warming bowl of porridge, packed with signature ingredients like grated carrot, raisins, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Oats are packed with slow-release energy, so little ones will be kept powered through the morning. We love this served with a dollop of nut butter and honey.

Saucy bean baked eggs

Looking for a delicious and nutritious breakfast idea? Try our saucy bean baked eggs recipe! This hearty dish is made with a combination of eggs, mixed beans, spinach, chopped tomatoes, and smoked ham. It’s packed with flavor and provides a satisfying start to your day.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Eggs
  • Mixed beans
  • Spinach
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Smoked ham

To make this saucy bean baked eggs recipe, simply follow these steps:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a baking dish, combine the mixed beans, spinach, chopped tomatoes, and smoked ham.
  3. Make wells in the bean mixture and crack the eggs into each well.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked to your liking.
  5. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.

This saucy bean baked eggs recipe is not only delicious but also provides a good source of protein, fiber, and essential nutrients. It’s a great way to start your day on a healthy note and keep you satisfied until lunchtime.

Enjoy this flavorful dish by dunking a slice of crusty sourdough or rye bread into the saucy mixture. It’s a perfect breakfast option for those who enjoy a combination of savory and hearty flavors.


In conclusion, starting the day with a nutritious and balanced breakfast is essential for kindergarteners. It sets the tone for the day, providing them with the energy and nutrients they need to learn, play, and grow. With these easy and delicious breakfast ideas, you can ensure that your little ones get the best start each morning.

From three-minute blender pancakes to homemade cocoa pops and saucy bean baked eggs, there are plenty of options to suit every taste. The key is to incorporate a variety of whole grains, fruits, and proteins to ensure a well-rounded meal that will keep them satisfied and focused throughout the morning.

So, fuel your child’s day with these nutritious breakfast ideas and watch them thrive. They deserve the best breakfast for kindergarteners, and with these easy recipes, you can provide just that. Give them a healthy breakfast and set them up for a successful day ahead!

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