Healthy Kids' Breakfast Recipes

Start your child's day off right with these 20 healthy breakfasts for kids. These recipes are smart choice for the most important meal of the day.

Staff Picks

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins

Rating: 4.42 stars
Moist muffins with just the right combination of banana and chocolate chips. A healthy alternative to most banana chocolate chip muffins, this one uses oats and substitutes apple sauce instead of cooking oil!

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

Rating: 3.67 stars
A super healthy breakfast packed full of protein with the delicious flavor of apples and cinnamon. Enjoy!

Cinnamon Apple Toast

Rating: 4 stars
Makes a tasty breakfast. Keep the extra syrup in a glass jar in the fridge. It tastes wonderful on pancakes, waffles, and French toast as well!

Healthy, Kid-Friendly Banana Bread

Tired of throwing out old bananas? This recipe is a moist, flavorful, and low-fat way to save those bananas and keep your kids coming back for more. No white sugar here. Good old maple syrup, non-fat Greek yogurt, and applesauce make great alternatives to the usual banana bread recipe!

Tropical Zucchini Carrot Muffins

Rating: 4 stars
Super scrumptious way to use up the summer zucchini harvest.

Butternut Squash Porridge

Rating: 3 stars
My mother used to make this recipe for me when I was a kid in Russia. It is good for breakfast with some milk, brown sugar, and raisins. You can also add some other spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Hulled millet can be found in most health food stores. It is very healthy as it is a whole grain that contains lots of protein.

Kids' Choice Healthilicious Pineapple Smoothie

Rating: 4.5 stars
This is my kids' favorite smoothie! The main flavors of this smoothie are pineapple and vanilla but it is full of antioxidants from berries and spinach! Great way to get your greens.

Kale Banana Juice Green Goddess

Rating: 4.67 stars
This juice is great for everyone who wants to lose weight or follows a healthy lifestyle. Some people don't like vegetable juices. By combining vegetables with fruits, it becomes a delicious and healthy meal. Drink immediately or refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

Oats Porridge

Oats porridge is a tasty and an extremely healthy dish. You can have it for breakfast or even dinner if you fancy something light. Enjoy the recipe.

Golden Oatmeal

Rating: 4.17 stars
Lightly sweet, spiced oatmeal with a colorful look.

Rebecca's Instant Cinnamon Oatmeal

Rating: 4.5 stars
An easy way to make individual instant oatmeal packets for a fast and hearty breakfast. The kids love to help! Add raisins, honey, or fruit as toppings if you like! My family of 7 will triple the recipe and put all the filled baggies into a gallon size resealable for storage. All the kids have to do in the morning is add water and any extra toppings and then microwave.

Mom's Feel-Good Oatmeal

Rating: 4 stars
This oatmeal is mmmm good and can last one person all week when made ahead. Try topped with honey, maple syrup, fruit jam, or preserves, or a 1/4 cup of warm milk. Serve immediately or make ahead and refrigerate.

Inspiration and Ideas

Whole Grain Barley and Apple Porridge
Rating: Unrated
A tasty alternative from steel-cut oats. This heart-healthy barley porridge is low in sugar, high in fiber, and taste! It can also be made with pearl barley.
Creamy Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal
Rating: Unrated
Simple ingredients, easy to make, and tastes great! Top with maple syrup.

Great-Grandma's Health Bread

Rating: 4 stars

This is a recipe from my great-grandma with simple ingredients. This bread is moist, healthy, and delicious. You can easily cut back on the sugar and switch out ingredients depending on taste or dietary restrictions. I love to use dried cranberries instead of raisins, reducing the sugar by several tablespoons when I do.