Kid-Friendly Breakfasts

Kid-Friendly Breakfasts

If you are looking for simple breakfast recipes that will knock the socks off your kids, here are a few delicious options. These recipes are easy, fun, and healthy, but amazingly delicious. Depending on what your children like to eat, choose from one of these three options and you are sure to get requests for more.

Fun Pancakes
Pancakes make an easy breakfast meal that requires the most basic baking supplies. They are so simple that you can easily experiment with your recipe to make it suit your family's tastes.

Basic Pancakes
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 1/4 cups milk

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl, then mix in wet ingredients until the batter is smooth. To bake, lightly oil a griddle or frying pan. Heat the griddle over medium high heat. When the griddle is hot, pour the batter on the griddle using as much or as little as you want depending on how big you want your pancakes. The best way to make consistently-sized pancakes is to find a spoon that holds the right amount of batter and pour from the same spoon each time. You only want to turn the pancakes once. When the pancake is just browning on the bottom, slide a spatula underneath and quickly flip the pancake over to cook the other side.

If you want to spice up your pancakes a bit, you can add berries. Blueberries are a very popular option for fruit pancakes. Another kid-friendly addition is mini chocolate chips. The secret to making chocolate chip pancakes is to add 1 to 2 teaspoons of vanilla to the batter and to add the chocolate chips to each pancake individually. If you add the chocolate chips directly to the bowl of batter they will all sink to the bottom and only the very last pancakes will have any chocolate chips.

Yogurt Parfaits

Yogurt Parfaits are another great kid-friendly breakfast. They look exciting, taste great, can be filled with delicious, filling, and healthy ingredients.

You will need:
Yogurt - plain or vanilla are the best options

Get a clear glass for each person you will be serving. Start with a layer of yogurt at the bottom of the glass. Add a layer of granola, then a layer of berries, and continue with this pattern until the glass is full. When eating the parfait, you can eat each layer individually or you can mix it all together.

Lighthouse Eggs
These eggs have an exciting name, but they are easy to make. When you make Lighthouse Eggs you get to enjoy your egg and your toast together.

You will need:

Start by cutting circles out of the center of each piece of bread. One easy way to do this is to use a glass and press down on top of the bread. Warm a lightly-oiled frying pan over medium heat. When the pan is warm, place the bread in the pan and break an egg into the hole in the center of the bread. Fry the egg and bread, turning once, until the egg has cooked to the desired consistency.

These lighthouse eggs are a great way to spice up a basic breakfast meal. They’re also easy to individualize, so you can make the same meal for your child that likes sunny-side up eggs and for the child that likes hard-cooked eggs.