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17 Back to School Breakfast Recipes for Kids

Looking for some easy breakfast recipes for kids with back to school season almost in full swing? Try one of these healthy ideas!

Looking for more delicious breakfast ideas? Try our family’s favorite Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls, this delicious Ice-Cream Soaked French Toast, these breakfast recipes using leftover potatoes, these easy Homemade Freezer Biscuits, this Homemade English Muffin Bread, or these Make-Ahead Freezer-Friendly Pancake Recipes!

Back to School Breakfast Recipes for Kids

Beat the School Morning Chaos with Easy Breakfast Ideas

Back to school season is upon us…and so are busy weekday mornings!

When trying to get your kids out the door on chaotic school mornings, it really helps to have simple breakfast ideas prepared.

And while cold cereal, pop-tarts, and granola bars are easy on-the-go breakfasts, you might be looking for something a little more filling to give your kids that extra boost of energy they need to get through those first long school days.

If you’re looking for healthy breakfast recipes for kids that are quick, easy, and budget-friendly, this list has you covered!

Psst! Looking for healthy afternoon snack ideas? Check out this list of 25+ Frugal and Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids!

This is our list of top breakfast recipes for kids that meet the following criteria:

  • Generally healthy — These recipes are packed with nutrition for lots of energy, use wholesome ingredients, or sneak in an extra dose of veggies/fruit! (But yes, many of the muffins, pancakes, and waffles DO contain sugar.)
  • Budget-friendly — These recipes won’t break your grocery budget. In fact, many of these recipes can be made from scratch with inexpensive ingredients ahead of time and stretched over multiple days of breakfasts!
  • Quick and easy — These recipes are easy for weekday school mornings because they’re really simple to make, have very little prep time (so you can pop them in the oven to bake while you’re getting the kids ready for school), can be made ahead of time, or are freezer-friendly recipes that can be frozen for later.

Quick & Easy Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Kids

Baked Egg Bites

1. Baked Egg Breakfast Bites

These are SO tasty and easy to make, and they’re packed with protein!

They also freeze really well, so feel free to make these ahead of time to have ready in the freezer for busy weekday school mornings.

Also, I find that using silicone muffin cups (affiliate link) makes clean-up so much easier! I love mine!

Homemade Breakfast Cookies

2. Healthy Homemade Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast? Yes, please! Kids will LOVE this one.

This recipe is delicious, healthy, and filling. And they’re great to make ahead of time and have ready to grab-and-go!

easy breakfast recipes for kids: Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets

3. Easy Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets

This is one of the easiest breakfast recipes for kids, and it’s really versatile!

Homemade instant oatmeal packets are so easy to put together ahead of time and customize. You can mix it up and use a variety of different add-ins, depending on what each family member loves.

And you can’t go wrong with whole grains!

Carrot Cake Waffles

4. Whole Wheat Carrot Cake Waffles

Need to use up carrots or want to sneak some extra veggies into your child’s diet? Try these Carrot Cake Waffles!

They’re a little dose of healthy and a whole lot of delicious!

Psst! If you have any allergies in your family, give these Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Waffles a whirl!

Morning Glory Muffins

5. Morning Glory Muffins

Filled with apples, whole wheat flour, carrots, coconut, and raisins, these muffins are packed with nutrition.

And they’re super delicious, too!

Pumpkin Carrot Cake Muffins

6. Pumpkin Carrot Cake Muffins

These muffins are another great way to sneak in a dose of carrots! They are super easy, healthy, and a great way to start the morning.

You don’t have to frost them with the sweetened cream cheese. That’s just a little something to make them feel more special, but they are certainly just as good without it!

Super Easy Breakfast recipes for kids: Homemade Granola

7. Homemade Granola

This is another yummy breakfast recipe for kids that’s super quick and easy to make!

Eat a bowlful with milk or sprinkle it over yogurt and fresh fruit.

Blueberry Ginger Smoothie -- great for back to school breakfasts

8. Breakfast Smoothies

Smoothies are a great way to quickly get a big dose of fruits and veggies before the day even gets started!

Try one of these smoothies as an easy on-the-go breakfast recipe for kids:

Simple Breakfast Casserole

9. World’s Easiest Breakfast Casserole

This simple Breakfast Casserole is one we’ve loved for years. It’s a pared-down version of my mom’s Breakfast Casserole and one we ate often in our lean law school days.

While not super duper healthy, it is packed with protein and sure to give your kids energy and focus during long school mornings!

Just throw all the ingredients in a pan and pop it in the oven to bake while you’re getting the kids ready for school. Super easy!

Baked Oatmeal

10. Freezer-Friendly Baked Oatmeal 

This is so easy to make and freeze ahead of time! Then you can just pull it out to thaw overnight and bake the morning you need it.

This one willl be such a big hit with your family, you’ll almost feel guilty over how simple it is to pull off.

Not mention, whole grains are always a winner!

Breakfast Burritos

11. Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos

These breakfast burritos are perfect for breakfast-on-the-go! They’re also frugal and delicious.

While these aren’t the absolutely healthiest of options, they can be made ahead of time and they’re super filling! Also, there’s some green pepper and onion snuck in there!

Psst! Be sure to also try these Homemade Hot Pockets — a great variation of the breakfast burrito!

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pancakes

12. Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pancakes

These pancakes are one of our favorite breakfast recipes for kids! It’s been a family favorite for years, and it’s healthy and tastes amazing!

The best part is you can totally freeze these ahead of time and just pull them out on a busy weekday morning! (We even love these straight from the freezer. They’re SO good!)

Note: Not a fan of reheated pancakes (or eating them straight from the freezer the way we crazies do!)? Try this Make Ahead Pancake Batter method or this Homemade Baking Mix. These will at least takes a few steps out of the process, so that the mix is ready to go on those mornings you want pancakes.

Looking for something a little different? These Oatmeal Pecan Pancakes my sister makes are really tasty, too!

Delicious Breakfast Recipe for kids: Apple Butter Muffins

13. Apple Butter Muffins

Sometimes an ingredient substitution leads to a great discovery!

Apple butter gives these muffins a great, rich flavor. And they’re made with oats, giving you a dose of whole grains!

Freezer Banana Bread

14. Freezer-Friendly Banana Bread

This is our tried and true banana bread recipe, and it freezes beautifully.

Sometimes we decide to mix things up and add chocolate chips. Feel free to experiment with various mix-ins!

Breakfast Ideas for Kids: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

15. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

Can you tell we love chocolate chips? 😉

These muffins are hearty and filling. Not too sweet, but just the perfect blend of crunch and chocolate mixed together.

And again, the oats give your kids a good dose of whole grains!

Blueberry Muffins

16. Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

This recipe is super-simple, (practically) fool-proof, and makes you the “muffin hero” in less than a half-an-hour!

Even more, I love that this recipe is fairly healthy, using intentional ingredients to make a more nutritious muffin. It’s a great recipe to make when blueberries are on sale.

Whip up a batch of these at the beginning of a school week to have a week’s worth of delicious breakfasts at your fingertips!

Breakfast Recipes for Kids: Best Bran Muffins

17. The Best Bran Muffins

These muffins are absolutely packed with nutrition!

If you’ve been looking for a good bran muffin recipe that is also really good for you, try these out!

Looking for more breakfast recipes for kids?

These are some other great breakfast recipes that we didn’t include on this list due to their not-quite-as-nutritious content or the time it takes to make them on a busy weekday morning. 😉

{I highly recommend the Cinnamon Rolls and the Ice Cream French Toast. SO yummy — especially on a slower weekend morning with the family!}

What are some of your family’s favorite easy breakfast recipes for kids? Let us know in the comments!

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