17 Easy Breakfast Recipes That Are A Favorite With Kids

17 Easy Breakfast Recipes That Are A Favorite With Kids

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yet ask any mother and you will know the ordeal it takes to feed a child breakfast. For one they are usually rushing to school and are in no mood to be cajoled to eat. Also, breakfast seems to be intolerable when the same things like eggs, milk and bread are thrust in front of the kids. It brings in an element of monotony and boredom which children crave to escape.

breakfast ideas for kids

So what can you do to make breakfast a fun meal for your kid?

How can you ensure that the required nutrients are included without compromising on taste?

Most importantly, how do you manage to prepare a healthy and delicious breakfast in the rush hour called mornings?

There are many ways to tackle this. Innovative and quick cooking is of course necessary. But subtle variations in already existing breakfast recipes can make a huge difference. Here is taking a look at some old, refreshed and new recipes that are easy to make. These recipes are delicious and nutritious incorporating healthy ingredients that are presented with a twist to the child.

Eggs/Bread and Milk

#1. Masala French Toast

 

 

Eggs and bread can be presented in an interesting way with this recipe. It is easy for the child to eat them too just picking one up and biting into it.

Ingredients

  • Bread slices
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1 finely chopped tomato
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoon milk
  • Ghee

Method

In a bowl mix the eggs, onion, tomato, turmeric, pepper, salt and milk and whisk it well.

Heat some ghee in a pan. Dip a slice of bread in the egg mixture and lay it on the warm pan. Wait till the underside is cooked well before flipping it over and shallow frying the other side.

Remove from the pan when cooked and serve with tomato sauce.

If your child is a sweet tooth try the same recipe a bit differently. Mix egg, milk and sugar in a bowl and dip the bread slice in it before cooking it. You can serve it with honey or cream.

#2. Cheese Egg Sandwich

 

 

Sandwiches are an essential part of breakfast. But the usual bread-butter-jam needs some revamp in the form of colorful innovative sandwiches. A combination of egg and cheese sandwich is healthy and tasty.

Ingredients

  • Bread slices
  • Cheese slice
  • 1 egg
  • Pepper, salt, oregano
  • Onion finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon milk

Method

In a bowl mix the egg, onion, milk, pepper, oregano and salt.

In a pan pour the egg mixture

Place a cheese slice on it followed by a slice of bread.

Flip the bread when done and place a buttered bread slice on it to complete the sandwich.

#3. Vegetable Sandwich

 

 

Vegetable sandwiches are the best way to make your child eat the vegetables without fuss. There are many ways in which you can make the sandwich, however let’s look at a simple recipe below.

Ingredients

  • Bread slices
  • 1 cup curd
  • Finely diced or grated vegetables – carrots, capsicum, cabbage, corn
  • Pepper, salt, oregano, chili flakes
  • Butter

Method

In a bowl mix the vegetables with curd, pepper, salt, oregano and chili flakes.

Butter the slices of bread and spread the vegetable mix.

Toast or grill the sandwich and serve.

#4. Mix Dry Fruits Milkshake

 

 

Breakfast is not complete without milk. Yet children throw tantrums the minute they see the big milk tumbler on the table. How can you make milk interesting? There are various milkshakes that you can try. Here is the recipe for a super healthy energy milk drink.

Ingredients

  • Crushed dry fruits – almonds, cashews, walnuts, pistas
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Method

Blend all the ingredients in the mixer and serve. You can also serve this warm, by adding a little ghee in the mix and warming it slightly on the flame.

Checkout these Fruit Recipes for your little one.

#5. Fruit smoothies

 

 

Milk blended with seasonal fruits is a perfect way to make your child eat fruits and drink milk in one shot. One of the easiest breakfast recipes, milkshakes do not take long to prepare and if delicious are gulped down instantly by kids. You can try banana, apple, dates or any other fruits.

Ingredients

  • Chop the apple/banana/dates (dates need to be soaked for a while in milk)
  • 1 cup milk
  • Sugar as per taste

Method

Blend all the ingredients in a mixer and serve.

Parathas/Chapattis/Puris

#6. Vegetable Parathas

 

 

Parathas are a staple diet in most homes in north India. The great thing about parathas is that they can be stuffed with different vegetables giving them unique flavors and taste. Most homes also make chapattis for their daily diet and mothers can use the same dough to make the parathas. That’s the way to smart, quick and delicious breakfast cooking.

Prepare the paratha depending on the vegetable available or the stuffing that your child likes. In fact, you can also only stuff cheese if your child is a fussy vegetable eater. The most common breakfast paratha is the aalo paratha.

Ingredients

  • Cooked and mashed potatoes (add turmeric, garam masala, salt, pepper, coriander to give it taste.)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • Ghee or butter

Method

Add water to the flour and knead it into soft dough.

Roll the dough with a rolling pin into a round shape

Place the mashed potatoes in the center and cover on all sides with the dough

Gently roll the dough with the stuffed potatoes once again and give it shape

Cook the paratha on pan using ghee or oil.

Serve with a dollop of butter or sauce.

#7. Puris

 

 

Puris are also a common food in our daily diets. Stuff your puris with interesting and nutritious vegetable or lentils to attract the kids. Palak puris or dal puris are easy to make and also devour.

puri for kids

Ingredients

  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • Blanched spinach paste or cooked mashed moong dal
  • Ginger garlic paste
  • Ghee or oil

Method

Mix the flour with the spinach or dal paste, ginger garlic paste, salt, salt and water. Knead the dough well and roll it into small puris

Fry in ghee and serve.

#8. Chapati rolls

 

 

Chapattis to be eaten with vegetables or dipped in butter and jam can be very tiresome for kids. Instead rolling it all up makes it fun and easy.

Ingredients

  • 1 cooked chapati
  • Filling: mashed vegetables mixed with tomato sauce, turmeric, salt, pepper, coriander powder, chat masala.
  • Butter

Method

In a pan add some butter. Place the chapati and spread the vegetable mixture. Roll the chapati and serve.

Of course, you can add cheese, mayonnaise or any other ingredient that your child enjoys to make the roll more interesting. Sweet rolls can also be prepared by adding jam, nutella or various fruit jellies.

South Indian

#9. Flavored idlis

 

 

Idlis are undoubtedly a favorite breakfast item for most of us. However, it can get boring to eat the same white idlis every day. For this you need to add some color and flavor to the idli batter! Carrots and spinach are excellent vegetables to add into the idli batter. They give the idli a different taste and color attracting your young ones towards it.

Ingredients

  • For the idli batter:
  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1/3 cup Urad dal
  • Salt
  • For the idli:
  • 1 chopped carrot
  • Finely chopped spinach leaves
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric, coriander powder, mustard seeds, jeera
  • Salt

Method:

Soak the rice and urad dal separately over 4 hours.

Grind each separately with water.

Mix both the batters, add salt and keep aside for fermentation overnight or for 8 hours.

In a pan, sauté the carrots and spinach leaves.

Add the mustard seeds, jeera, turmeric, coriander powder and salt.

Mix the vegetables into the idli batter.

Grease the idli cooker with ghee and laid it with the batter. Cook till the idlis are done.

If there are left overs idlis you can also try making masala idlis.

Method

Crumble the already cooked idlis.

In a pan, add vegetables (any of your choice) and sauté.

Add curry leaves, urad dal, chana dal, turmeric, garam masala, mustard seeds, jeera and salt.

Toss in the crumbled idlis and sprinkle chat masala or lime before serving.

You can also give the idlis a Chinese twist by adding tomato sauce, soya sauce to the sauté vegetables and crumbled idlis.

#10. Dosa

 

 

After idlis, it is no wonder that dosas follow. This south Indian delight can also be tried with different variations. Stuff the dosa with different vegetables or just let the kid have it plain with a spread of ghee. Either way the dosa is a refreshing breakfast change.

dosa for kids

Ingredients

  • Dosa batter (same as idli batter)
  • Diced vegetables or an already prepared vegetable dish
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1/ teaspoon turmeric, mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves
  • Ghee

Method

For filling:

Wash the vegetables and add salt, turmeric and water and let it cook in a pressure cooker.

Mash the vegetables once cooked

In a pan add oil, mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves, onion and sauté.

Add the mashed vegetables and cook.

Prepare the dosa in a separate pan and place the vegetables in the center. Fold the dosa from one side and serve.

The dosa can be given more variation by changing the batter itself. Multigrain dosa by grinding different lentils or ragi dosa made from ragi flour or dosa made from green grams are delicious.

#11. Upma

 

 

An extremely healthy meal, upma can be prepared from broken wheat, rava and also vermicelli. It is a wholesome meal that keeps one full for a long period of time releasing sugar gradually.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup broken wheat/rava/vermicelli
  • 1 chopped onion
  • ½ teaspoon urad dal, chana dal, mustard seeds, curry leaves
  • A few cashewnuts
  • Ghee or oil

Method

In a pan take some oil and add the curry leaves, mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal and onion

Sauté the onion and add the cashews

Put boiling water into the pan and add the rava/wheat/vermicelli mixing continually.

The water will be absorbed when the upma is cooked. Serve hot.

Oats/Pancakes

#12. Oats Dosa

 

 

This does count as a variation of dosa but is listed here as a separate recipe because oats is a meal by itself. Oats are a healthy option but kids do not prefer the usual oat recipe with milk. Making oats dosa can be the perfect way to solve this problem.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup oat flour
  • 2 teaspoons rice flour
  • ½ cup curd
  • 1 chopped onion
  • Chopped coriander, salt, ghee

Method

Mix all the ingredients in water.

Heat a pan and spread the batter. Sprinkle ghee on the sides and in the middle. Flip and serve.

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#13. Pancakes

 

 

Pancakes are super easy to make and if served with chocolate sauce or jam can add a whole new twist to your child’s breakfast.  There are many different flavors you can try such as banana, walnut or even oats and ragi pancakes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Butter

Method

Mix all the ingredients into a thick batter. Pour a spoonful of the batter on the pan and sprinkle butter or ghee around. Flip when cooked and serve.

#14. Oats and Broken Wheat

 

 

Both are packed with nutrition and this recipe ensures that child gets a double dose of health.

Ingredient

  • ¼ cup broken wheat or dalia
  • ¼ oats
  • Ghee
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon sugar

Method

In a pressure cooker add ghee and cook the broken wheat. Add the oats and roast for a while.

Add milk, sugar and little water and let it cook in the cooker.

Serve with sprinkled fruits, such as, apple or nuts, walnuts etc.

#15. Curd oats

 

 

Just like curd rice, make curd oats to pack in more health and taste in your child’s breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 cup curd
  • Grated carrots and cucumber
  • Curry leaves, mustard seeds
  • Salt, water

Method

Cook the oats with water and let it cool.

Add curd, vegetables, salt and mix

In a pan add ghee, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Pour it over the oats and curd mix.

Poha and porridge

#16. Poha

 

 

If you are looking to try something different but packed with old school nutritional value, then poha is a great breakfast idea. Light on the stomach and quick to make, poha is high in carbohydrates and iron.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup poha
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 5/6 curry leaves
  • A few peanuts
  • ½ teaspoon of urad dal, mustard seeds, jeera, chana dal and turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon lime
  • Ghee or oil

Method

Soak the poha for ten minutes in water or after washing it let it remain slightly wet to keep it soft.

In a pan heat the ghee or oil, add the peanuts, curry leaves, urad dal, chana dal, mustard seeds, jeera.

Add the onions and tomatoes and sauté till they both turn soft

Add turmeric and salt and continue cooking on low flame.

Add the poha and mix well.

Finally, add lime juice and sprinkle coriander if you like.

Note: You can also add boiled potatoes to your poha.

#17. Rava Porridge

 

 

This milk delicacy will be gobbled up by your child without much complaint. The ingredients are healthy and dish is perfect for kids who prefer sweet.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rava or suji
  • 1 cup milk
  • Sugar
  • Dry fruits crushed

Method

In a pan roast the rava in ghee and then add warm milk gradually. Keep mixing the rava till it becomes thick. Add sugar and sprinkle the crushed dry fruits.

Try some of these above recipes and feel free to innovate and experiment. After all, mothers know which tastes work best for their child!

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